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IN PHOTOS: Bench Fashion Week 2018

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Megan Young, Lovi Poe and other stars walk the runway to celebrate the brand's 31st year

IN PHOTOS: PH celebrities get starstruck over Cole Sprouse

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Even local celebrities caught the Cole fever!

WATCH: Cole Sprouse arrives in Manila

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Jughead is here!

COLE SPROUSE. The star arrives in Manila. Screenshot from Facebook.com/benchtmofficial

'Riverdale' star Cole Sprouse coming to Manila

Apr 01, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Cole is coming to Manila as part of his endorsement for retail brand Bench

WATCH: This Bench ad shows a father's true love for his son

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:30 PM

We're so in love with this perfume commercial

IN PHOTOS: Local celebs say hello to Brooklyn Beckham

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Brooklyn leads the unveiling of Bench's newest store along with other local showbiz stars

LOOK: Brooklyn Beckham arrives in Manila

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

David and Victoria Beckham's son is in the Philippines as part of his promotions with Bench

Bench Celebrates OFW Month with 'Anak'

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM

The lifestyle brand uses the iconic song to pay tribute to overseas Pinoys

LOOK: KathNiel gets cozy at the Bench ‘Under the Stars’ fashion show

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:26 PM

The love team models matching outfits as they share a sweet moment on the runway

KATHNIEL. The love team wears matching outfits on the Bench runway. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Maine Mendoza debuts on the Bench runway

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Fans go wild for the dubsmash queen

MAINE MENDOZA. The dubsmash queen brings her signature fun personality to the Bench runway. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebs heat up Bench ‘Under the Stars’ stage

Nov 18, 2017 - 9:48 PM

See Ruru Madrid, Solenn Heussaff, Julia Barretto, Winwyn Marquez, and more walk the Bench fashion show!

LOOK: Cole Sprouse is the new face of Bench

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Riverdale star follows in the footsteps of previous Global Benchsetters like Lee Min Ho and Liam Hemsworth

5 facts about new Bench endorser Brooklyn Beckham

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The 18 year old is more than just David and Victoria’s son

Hate math? Model, engineer Pietro Boselli's survival tips for class

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Here are some tips and tricks from the World s Hottest Math Teacher Pietro Boselli

WATCH: Meet Pietro Boselli, the 'World's Hottest Math Teacher'

Mar 12, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Here s what you should know about this engineer model and teacher who s currently in Manila

PIETRO BOSELLI. The model and engineer is in Manila as Bench's newest ambassador. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: MVP Steph Curry enjoys watching Game 2 from the bench

Jun 06, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Check out Curry s colorful reactions as he watches from the bench

CHILLIN'. Steph Curry enjoys the action from the bench as his teammates go on to build a double-digit lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Screengrab from YouTube/NBA

IN PHOTOS: Lee Min Ho arrives in Manila

Apr 01, 2016 - 12:42 AM

Lee Min Ho arrives in Manila for a meet and greet with fans as he is also an endorser of Bench

Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Brands stick by Pacquiao despite LGBT comments, Nike termination

Feb 19, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao s deal with Nike may be over but one of Pacquiao s handlers says he is in negotiations with two other competitors

BACKLASH. Manny Pacquiao, seen in 2011 admiring the shoes Nike made for him, has split with the brand follow his comments on gay marriage. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Why online rewards programs add value to your brand

Jan 12, 2016 - 12:42 PM

For businesses to thrive it’s no longer enough to just offer freebies and discounts

#‎PaintTheirHandsBack and #‎MoroLivesMatter: Common ground

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Two seemingly sincere social media campaigns share more than just a common cause to highlight the issues of those marginalized by the majority of society

What we learned from #PaintTheirHandsBack

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Advertising boards and media censors may attempt to silence LGBT lives but we are not going away anytime soon

#PaintTheirHandsBack contribution of artist Kanako Shimura

The BENCH ad and the great unspoken about PR

Feb 17, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Ben Chan is a force of PR unto himself His consistent efforts at positively engaging his multiple stakeholders will ensure BENCH of sufficient insulation in this forgivable faux pas

Bench statement on controversial 'Love All Kinds Of Love' billboard

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:16 PM

A marketing ploy? Bench makes clarifications about the controversial billboards that inspired PaintTheirHandsBack

Love all kinds of love: Paint the science back

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

For the sake of gay people let s all put an end to this nonsense about their abnormality

#PaintTheirHandsBack: How a hashtag saved all kinds of love

Feb 13, 2015 - 6:18 PM

PaintTheirHandsBack sparks protests against the painting over of Bench s Love All Kinds of Love campaign

Fajardo on benching: ‘We have to respect our coach’

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Why was reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo benched in the crucial moments versus Blackwater with the game in the balance?

BENCHED. June Mar Fajardo saw no action in the final 12 minutes of San Miguel's loss to Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

[Bodymind] Of bondage and domination

Oct 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Because we don’t understand how someone gets turned on by something we ourselves don’t find sexy what we don’t understand is oftentimes scary and can even be angry making

After sexist blunders: 'SM, Bench need internal watchdogs'

Oct 10, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Women s rights groups ask SM CEO Henry Sy Jr and Bench CEO Ben Chan to establish internal guidelines and standards so their recent misrepresentation of people s rights do not happen again

FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. SM Store marketing head Queenie Cua accepts the letter of the petitioners for Henry Sy Jr. Photo from Danah Gutierrez

[Bodymind] Shoemart, Bench, and me

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The message on the Shoemart shirts endorses a criminal act I hope protests continue till they really do something substantial and not just the bare minimum to make the controversy go away

Coco Martin apologizes to women for offensive Bench show

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:40 PM

I did not see the deeper meaning of what I had been asked to do at the Bench fashion show says the actor who has vowed to help in projects that seek to stop violence against women

Richard Gomez on Bench 'Naked Truth' issue: No need to say sorry

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:27 PM

The actor a long time endorser of the brand says that the issue shouldn t be a big deal

[Bodymind] Et tu, Ben Chan?

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:38 PM

I think you should not have apologized In fact you could’ve come up with some accusations of your own

Coco Martin apologizes for ‘Naked Truth’ segment

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:56 AM

I seek forgiveness and understanding from all those concerned with the promise that I will be more sensitive regarding issues on human rights and women s rights the actor says

Bench founder Ben Chan addresses controversial Coco Martin 'Naked Truth' issue

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:49 PM

In a message posted on Instagram Ben Chan apologized to Coco Martin and also said sorry for offending some people s sensitivities

Benchmarking the naked truth

Sep 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Fashion shows are the grand spectacles of unbridled and evil capitalism

From rape shirts to Coco Martin: A challenge to the fashion industry

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:27 AM

More than just defending the community industry leaders and influencers should be the first to criticize when needed acknowledge faults when committed and keep watch to make sure that these things never happen again

Bench issues apology for 'offensive elements' of 'Naked Truth' underwear show

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:44 PM

There were quite a few scandalous moments at this year s Naked Truth show including one involving Coco Martin leading a woman wearing a leash

Best of the night: Who stood out at the Bench 'Naked Truth' show?

Sep 21, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Who stripped down and who covered up? Which was the most talked about moment of the night? Here are our picks – then tell us what you think

In gifs, pics: 12 hottest highlights of the Bench 'Naked Truth' show

Sep 20, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Ellen Adarna gets undressed a girl on girl kiss an on stage makeout Jake Cuenca s butt and other highlights in gifs and pictures

IN PHOTOS: Couples, love teams walk the Bench ‘Naked Truth’ runway

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Sarah and Richard make out KathNiel s big hug and more

IN PHOTOS: Stars sizzle in undies, denim at Bench 'Naked Truth' fashion show

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Ellen Adarna Kim Chiu Solenn Heussaff Georgina Wilson the Teng brothers and more make runway statements at the Bench denim and underwear show

From NY to Naked Truth: Behind Rappler Profiles

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:06 AM

We discover that emotions fuel us evolution is necessary and yes the right stories can influence reality

GENDERPROUD. Rappler Profile Geena Rocero makes a statement by being the first transgender model to walk in Bench's anticipated underwear show. Photo by Danilo Hess

Bench postpones 'Naked Truth' underwear show

Sep 19, 2014 - 3:52 PM

This due to the bad weather plaguing Metro Manila

Transgender model joins Bench's #NakedTruth fashion show

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:04 AM

“I am honored and humbled I can’t wait to serve fierce on stage ” Geena Rocero current Rappler Profile subject said

Sexy captions removed from Bench billboards – MMDA

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:30 PM

We cannot afford this kind of profane language being used in billboards to go unabated because this might lead to the breakdown of the morals of the public

BAD FOR MORALS. MMDA asks the advertising firm to remove the suggestive captions from Bench's billboards in the EDSA-Guadalupe area. Photo from Bench's Facebook account

Lee Min Ho arrives in Manila for 3rd PH visit

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs actor is in town for a Benchsetter Fun Meet at the Araneta Coliseum

Major hangover: Meeting Taylor Lautner

Aug 27, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Rappler columnist Sam Oh tells us about her Taylor Lautner experience

OH, HI, TAYLOR! A more composed Sam Oh with Taylor Lautner backstage at a Bench show. All photos except those with credits courtesy of Sam Oh

Sam Concepcion gets bolder

Aug 11, 2013 - 6:31 PM

Singer actor soon turns 21 goes sexy as he moves on from Little Big Star

SEXY PICTORIAL. Sam's way of saying he has grown up. Photo courtesy of Carlo Orosa

What’s in a kiss?

Jul 08, 2013 - 9:52 AM

All around media pro Giselle Töngi Walters joins Rappler with this first post

REAL THING. Sandy and Ida photographed by Raymund Isaac

On fire: The Bench underwear fashion show

May 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Paolo Roldan Jennylyn Mercado Borgy Manotoc are just some of the celebs that set the Bench show on fire

HUNK. Supermodel Paolo Roldan heats up the Bench show at Philippine Fashion Week 2013. All photos by Andrew Robles