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Jump into 'Death Pool' at Cabongaoan Beach in Pangasinan

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:12 PM

From a sleepy town to a thrill-seeker’s destination, Cabongaoan Beach and its Death Pool have been grabbing tourists' attention

How to raise a 'unicorn' according to Filipino startup leaders

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'Go solve a problem for a billion people, rather than trying to be a billion-dollar company,' says one Fil-Am Silicon Valley guru


Hurricane Irma lashes Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:41 AM

UPDATED Irma is threatening dangerous storm surges of up to 15 feet 4 5 meters enough to cover a house as it collides with Florida after sowing devastation through the Caribbean

PUMMELED. Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Silicon Valley tech guru on AI's effects on PH BPOs

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Fil Am Antonio Yobie Benjamin identifies improvement of internet services and knowledge enhancement as elements that will help the industry prepare for AI

ANTONIO BENJAMIN. The Fil-Am Silicon Valley entrepreneur speaks at 2017 Geeks On A Beach conference in Palawan. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler.


Beaches shut after palm oil spill in Hong Kong

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The leakage is caused by the crash between two vessels near the Pearl River estuary in southern China

In this photograph taken and released by the South China Morning Post newspaper on August 6, 2017, congealed palm oil washes up on the shoreline at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.  Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend have shut down in Hong Kong on August 6 due to a palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland waters. / AFP PHOTO / SCMP / Handout / - Hong Kong OUT - Taiwan OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SCMP" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE

Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Berlin clarifies that the 2 fatalities are German nationals rather than Ukrainians as earlier reported

BEACH ATTACK. A picture taken on July 15, 2017 shows the entrance to the beach where an Egyptian stabbed to death two German tourists and injured 4 others the day before, in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada. Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

Tourist influx threatens food security in El Nido

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:00 AM

There are other factors that contribute to the inadequacy of the food supply Agricultural lands being converted into resorts is one of them

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48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Your updated Boracay guide: How to explore, relax, and give back

May 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Here s where to stay what to eat what to do and more at one of the world s best islands

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WATCH: Baler surfer breaks barriers despite disability

May 07, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Harry Marzan manages to paddle balance and gracefully catch the waves despite not having a left arm Read and watch his InspireCourage story

SURFING. For Harry Marzan, surfing is an opportunity for him to prove that he is no different from other surfers. Photo courtesy of Harry Marzan

#CaramoanMoreChance: Sun, sand, solitude on a budget

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Hop from one gorgeous serene island to the next without breaking the bank

Boracay Island among Asia’s 2017 Top 10 islands – TripAdvisor

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The popular Philippine beach ranks 7th on TripAdvisor s list

Surprises that make summer in PH unique

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:13 PM

On your next trip make sure to leave room for unexpected discoveries – they’ll make your experience more interesting

#SharePH: 4 amazing places to see in Laoang, Northern Samar

Mar 19, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Where else can you see a century old lighthouse? Or find golden beaches with no tourists?

GOLDEN COAST. Onay Beach is a short tricycle trip away from Laoang town proper. Photo by Rupert Ambil/ Rappler

El Nido, Palawan: Your comprehensive, updated guide

Mar 11, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Birdhouse hotel owner Mark Anthony Villaflor gives us his ultimate guide to exploring the island

Catching a glimpse of space

Mar 01, 2017 - 4:37 PM

With the aid of a space balloon an unlikely object was able to chase the sun and reach space

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Feb 12, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The news comes as a relief for the hundreds of exhausted volunteers who has spent 3 days comforting the stranded animals and keeping them cool while waiting to refloat them on the high tide

This picture taken on February 11, 2017 shows pilot whales lying on a beach during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit. Marty Melville/AFP

Hundreds of whales wash up dead on New Zealand beach

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:05 AM

It is the 3rd biggest mass stranding on record in New Zealand

This handout from Radio New Zealand taken and released on February 10, 2017 shows pilot whales which beached themselves overnight at Farewell Spit in the Golden Bay region at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. More than 400 whales were stranded on the New Zealand beach on February 10, with hundreds already dead as volunteers tried to refloat the survivors, the Department of Conservation said. / AFP PHOTO / RADIO NEW ZEALAND / Tracy NEAL / - New Zealand OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / RADIO NEW ZEALAND / TRACY NEAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Japanese tourist adrift on surfboard for 16 hours rescued off beach

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Most people that get themselves in that situation die He s just so lucky that someone on ship spotted him an Australian police officer says of the tourist

Record-high 1.7M tourists in Boracay in 2016

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM

The number of foreign tourists in the world famous Philippine island resort surges to 868 765 in 2016 while domestic tourists register 813 302 arrivals

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 97

Oct 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

[Where I've Been] Starry, starry night in Botolan, Zambales

Oct 24, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Photographer Martin San Diego tells us the story behind these sweet photos

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

Sep 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Dogs and their owners come from as far away as Florida Australia and Brazil for the eighth edition of the annual event in aid of animal charities

SURF'S UP! Surf dog Sully surfs a large wave during the 8th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California on September 25, 2016. Mark RALSTON / AFP

Kabaddi, wrestling to star in Vietnam's Asian Beach Games

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The Games gives an opportunity for athletes who don t usually get the chance at glory during the Olympics or World Championships

[Where I've Been] Catching a shooting star at Malabrigo Beach, Lobo, Batangas

Sep 17, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Photographer Rob Reyes shares how he captured this rare moment at a pebbly beach in Batangas

Briton, Australian re-enact Bali policeman's murder

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Police say there are inconsistencies in their accounts and the reconstruction of the murder of the officer is aimed at getting to the bottom of what happened

DAVID TAYLOR. Detained British national David Taylor (bottom, in red) re-enacts events at the crime scene were an Indonesian traffic policeman was killed at Legian beach in Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on August 31, 2016. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

'Geeks On A Beach 4': A shot in the arm for PH startup community

Aug 27, 2016 - 2:28 PM

The annual conference held in Bohol from August 25 to 26 brings together the movers shakers and young minds of the startup scene

TECH ALLY. Senator Aquino meets an attendee at the Geeks On A Beach welcome dinner. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/ Rappler.com

Australian named suspect in murder of Bali cop – lawyer

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:03 PM

Sara Connor and British man David Taylor have been arrested over the brutal murder of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa

Travel guide: Touring El Nido's enchanting lagoons and beaches

Jul 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Planning a trip to see the beautiful lagoons and beaches in El Nido Palawan? Here s a guide for your visit – complete with itinerary and budget

CALMNESS. Depending on when you go, you might have the lagoon to yourself. Swim, snorkel and relax while enjoying nature.

Hong Kong takes aim at China for trash on beaches

Jul 10, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Hong Kong s leader Leung Chun ying says the garbage washed up after heavy rain and floods struck southern China

Workers and residents pick up refuse washed ashore at the top of a beach in Hong Kong on July 10, 2016. Hong Kong's leader on July 10 blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city's beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

[Where I've Been] Inside El Nido's super cool Spin Designer Hostel

Jul 02, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Joshua Berida talks about his experiences at Spin Hostel a backpacker s dream dorm

THE NEST. This unique design is airy, comfy and unique. All photos by Joshua Berida

Planning your Palawan vacation: El Nido or Coron?

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:51 PM

There are many stunning places to see in Palawan and El Nido and Coron are two of the most popular destinations Writer Potpot Pinili presents the differences between the two

CORON OR EL NIDO? Potpot Pinili breaks down how these two popular islands of Palawan are different. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Geeks on a Beach 4 set in Panglao for August 2016

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The fourth iteration of the Geeks on a Beach international tech and startup conference will be in Panglao in Bohol from August 25 to 26

GEEKS ON A BEACH. Geeks on a Beach 4's press launch panelists. Image from press release.

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a natural jacuzzi pink sand and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it s well worth the magical sights that await

Gonzaga, Bautista carry RC Cola Army A to PSL beach volleyball crown

May 29, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista defeat Foton’s power duo Cherry Rondina and Patty Orendain in 3 sets to win the PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

May 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A peek at just a few of Mindanao s most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai the crystal clear waters of Sulu Basilan s beautiful beaches and more

LAKE DAPAO. Often overlooked, Lake Dapao is an enchanting spot in Pualas. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

16 teams vie for Beach Volleyball Republic National Championship

May 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The BVR National Championship will be played at the Sands SM by the Bay with 16 duos vying for the title of Queens of the Sand

DRAW. BVR founders and former Ateneo Lady Eagles Bea Tan, Charo Soriano, and Angeline Gervacio along with Ateneo volleyball team manager Tonyboy Liao conduct a draw to determine the groupings that will compete for the national championship. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

PSL: Petron XCS downs F2 Logistics to book semis slot

May 22, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Aiza Maizo Pontillas and Bang Pineda of Petron XCS eliminate the Aby Marano and Danika Gendrauli powered F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

DAY AT THE BEACH. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (R) and Aby Marano (L) battle at the net. Maizo-Pontillas' Petron XCS won to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

Traveling to Rody Duterte’s misunderstood Mindanao

May 19, 2016 - 9:28 PM

I am looking forward to the time when hearing of places such as Kidapawan Tawi Tawi Zamboanga Sulu or Mindanao will not elicit fear but fond beautiful memories

MT APO VIA KIDAPAWAN. The author enjoys her moment on top of Mt. Apo before a saddening fire razed the highest mountain of the country.

8 things to see, do in island getaway, Saipan

May 02, 2016 - 2:43 PM

PAL has announced new direct flights to Saipan Here we explore its famous sights and various activities for tourists Go diving watch the sunset or plan your second honeymoon in Saipan an island just a few hours away from Manila

Photo courtesy of Marianas Visitors Authority

American surfer attacked by shark in Bali

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:46 PM

He said that he saw a two meter shark just before he felt the pain

SURF PARADISE. Tourists flock to Bali, Indonesia to enjoy the surf. File photo by EPA/OLIVIER MATTHYS

Highlights: Rihanna caps star-studded Coachella festival

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Rihanna makes a surprise appearance during Calvin Harris headlining set

RIHANNA IN COACHELLA 2016. Singer Rihanna performs during Calvin Harris' set on day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17 in Indio, California. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella/AFP

Boracay on my mind

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Boracay where moments of serenity and sensory overload go hand in hand When life was easy and breezy in the island people must have thought they were in the bosom of paradise

All photos by Louie Lapat

Travel guide: Caramoan Islands, 2-day island hopping camping trip

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Watch a moonrise visit the enchanting lagoon of Matukad Island camp out under a sky full of stars – all while taking in the raw beauty of the Caramoan Islands

Photo provided by Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos

Hugh Jackman saves children from Australia surf – reports

Mar 27, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Hugh saves a man and child from the dangerous waves and also helps son Oscar out of danger

IN PHOTOS: Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris' romantic beach vacation

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Taylor and Calvin post photos of their beach trip a week after their one year anniversary

'ONE YEAR DOWN.' Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris celebrate their one year anniversary with a trip to the beach. Screengrab from Instagram/taylorswift

Ivory Coast will not be 'intimidated by terrorists' – president

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:14 AM

The death toll in the country s first jihadist attack climbs to 18

AFTERMATH. Ivorian police cordoned off an area outside of the 'Etoile du Sud' hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, March 14, 2016. Legnan Koula/EPA

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:16 AM

3rd UPDATE The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June

A general view of the Etoile du Sud hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast March 13, 2016. Legnan Koula/EPA

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida