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MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

FALSE: 'Photo' of dead, 'raped,' mutilated OFW in video thumbnail

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The young man in the video thumbnail is not the one who was killed

Manny Pangilinan extends support to Carlos Yulo's family of gymnasts

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:59 PM

After rewarding Carlos Yulo with P1 million, the MVP Sports Foundation also lends help to the world champion's gymnast siblings

FULL SUPPORT. Manny V Pangilinan rewards Carlos Yulo for his hitoric feat. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Jamie Lim strikes gold to lead Karate Pilipinas' 8-medal haul

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim dominates as the Philippines also rakes in 3 silver and 4 bronze medals in the Turkey joust

MEDAL HAUL. Jamie Lim (center, upper row) and Karate Pilipinas showcase their wares in Turkey. Photo from Lelen Berberabe


Ebe Dancel to stage solo concert in February 2020

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Tickets will be available beginning October 31

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel celebrates 20 years with his first solo concert. Photo courtesy of Make Good

Nesthy Petecio targets Olympic dream for her family

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:39 PM

'Pangarap ko po ‘yung Olympics. Pangarap po ng papa ko iyon na hindi natupad, so ako ‘yung tutupad para sa kanya,' says Nesthy Petecio

ON TOP. Even after ruling the world stage, Nesthy Petecio continues to dream big. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'PWR Special: Homecoming'

Oct 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The show is 5 years in the making for Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Filipina skaters Didal, Means chosen for Women's Battle at the Berrics

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The two compete against 14 other skateboarders in a bracket-style tournament of SKATE, which has rules based on the basketball game of HORSE

REPRESENT. Margielyn Didal will represent the Philippines, together with Christiana Means, in the first ever Women's Battle at the Berrics. Photo from Instagram/@margielyndidal


Kin of Igorot OFW who fell to death in Abu Dhabi demands justice

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Lilian Falyao, the cousin of Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, says they are appealing to concerned agencies and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi to help with the investigation into the OFW's death

CRY FOR HELP. Lilian Falyao demands justice for Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, an overseas Filipino worker who fell to her death from a building in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

World champions Yulo, Petecio to receive cash incentives

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Carlos Yulo rules in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, while Nesthy Petecio reigns supreme in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

CHAMPIONS. Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio both deliver gold medals for the Philippines. Photos from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events (Yulo) and AIBA (Petecio)


FAST FACTS: Who is boxing world champion Nesthy Petecio?

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Get to know Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio, who ended a string of heartbreaks with a breakthrough win in the 2019 Women's World Boxing Championships

BREAKING BARRIERS. Nesthy Petecio tops the podium in the 2019 Women's Boxing World Championships featherweight division. Screenshot from Russian Boxing Federation livestream

Yulo 'did not expect' to win elusive world championship gold

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

'I am speechless,’ says Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo after his historic feat at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany

UNEXPECTED. Carlos Yulo defies the odds to cop the country's first ever gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championshps. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Nesthy Petecio strikes gold in women's world boxing

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio rules in the Women's World Boxing Championships to become the second Filipina world titlist

ON TOP. Nesthy Petecio (back row, second from left) becomes the latest boxer to bring glory to the Philippines. Photo from AIBA

WATCH: Carlos Yulo flashes 'dynamic, exquisite' Worlds routine

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Check out the thrilling performance of Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships

Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

WATCH: A bubbly 12-year-old Carlos Yulo shares his medal hopes

Oct 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Before making history as the first Filipino world gymnastics champion, a young Carlos Yulo only dreams of winning a gold in the SEA Games

THROWBACK. Carlos Yulo takes his act from the local to the world stage.

Filipinos celebrate Carlos Yulo's 'stunning and riveting' golden performance

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM

For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem gets played in the world gymnastics stage as Carlos Edriel Yulo becomes the first Filipino world gymnastics champion

FAST FACTS: Who is gymnast Carlos Yulo?

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Get to know more about Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, who secured a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth and a historic World Championship gold

Carlos Yulo at the World Championships. Photo credit: Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Carlos Yulo claims PH's historic world championship gold

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men's floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics

WORLD CHAMPION. Carlos Edriel Yulo continues to make history with a world championship gold. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Inside the Industry: Film criticism with Richard Bolisay

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Why does he do what he does and what did he do to get there? Listen to Richard Bolisay on 'Inside the Industry' here!

EJ Obiena proud to be 1st Filipino to make 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:23 PM

'I didn't know I'm the first Filipino. That just changed my world. I take pride in that,' says pole vault star EJ Obiena

OLYMPIC BERTH. EJ Obiena focuses on his maiden Olympic berth. Photo from EJ Obiena's Instagram (@soon_ej)

Mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino, pinarangalan ng KWF

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Pitong guro mula sa iba't ibang lugar sa Pilipinas ang pinarangalan at kinilala ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino para sa kanilang mga kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng wika

ULIRANG GURO SA FILIPINO. Ang pitong guro na pinarangalan ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) dahil sa kanilang kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng pambansang wika. Photo by Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

Olympics-bound Carlos Yulo lands 10th in world all-around final

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Carlos Edriel Yulo makes it to the top 10 of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men's all-around event

TOP BET. Carlos Yulo sustains his impressive form in the men's individual all-around final. Photo release

Jeff Cobb to throw 'biggest suplex party' at PWR Special: Homecoming

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Fil-Am wrestler sets his sights on the Philippine Wrestling Revolution championship

JEFF COBB. The Fil-Am wrestler is coming home to the Philippines, and challenging for the PWR Championship at PWR Special: Homecoming. Photo from Cobb's Instagram account

FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2019

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) Moira dela Torre leads the pack of winners at the annual music industry awards

AWIT AWARDS. The annual music industry awards recognizes the country's best artists. Screenshot from Instagram.com/awitawards

Remember a time when Filipino film criticism was alive and well with ‘Break It to Me Gently’

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The book, by Richard Bolisay, will be launched on October 19 at QCinema festival.

Pia Wurtzbach is writing a novel inspired by her own pageant experience

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Which is fiction, which is real life? We'll have to wait for the book to come out.

Tokyo training pays off for Olympic-bound gymnast Yulo

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo transforms from a shy kid to a celebrated Olympic bet

TRAILBLAZER. Carlos Yulo performs on the pommel horse in the men’s all-around qualifiers of the World Championships in Germany. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista's national costume

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Chico says the initial concept was inspired by the Pahiyas festival

A teen's thoughts on 'Si Janus Silang at ang Hiwagang may Dalawang Mukha'

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

I remember about 4 years ago, I came home one day to find two new books from my father. It was parts one and two of the Janus Silang books. I loved them. I realized that the series has become a part of my life now.

Slow starter Heno challenges Soto for world crown in California

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Edward Heno sets his sights on becoming the next Filipino world champion

NEW CHALLENGE. Edward Heno is set to fight Mexican Elwin Soto for the WBO junior flyweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Carlos Yulo overcomes jitters to clinch Olympic berth

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Carlos Yulo's World Championships performance books him a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

HISTORY. Carlos Edriel Yulo does a difficult routine on the parallel bars of the all-around qualifiers in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Monday, October 7 at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo from release

Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Carlos Yulo qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo becomes the second Filipino to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IMPRESSIVE. Carlos Yulo qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at 19 years old. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

P100,000 gantimpala naghihintay sa pinakamahusay na tesis at disertasyon sa wikang Filipino

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Tatanggap ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ng mga lahok sa Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda hanggang Oktubre 11, 2019

PH bans deployment to South Sudan

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:41 PM

This follows the raising of Alert Level 4 by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which means 'evacuation/mandatory repatriation' of Filipinos

Casimero training in Las Vegas for bout vs Tete

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Johnriel Casimero will challenge South African Zolani Tete for the WBO bantamweight belt in London

BIG DREAMS. Johnriel Casimero looks to join the growing list of Filipino boxing world champions. File ohoto from Alvin S. Go/Rappler


WATCH: Imelda The Movie on Rappler

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera

LIST: Carlo Aquino's most memorable film and TV roles

Oct 07, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Which is your favorite Carlo Aquino role so far?

‘Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love’ review: Trite and patronizing

Oct 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love' is shallow fare

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Going global

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Why are there not a lot of Filipino brands taking center stage globally?

WATCH: All hail the queens of Philippine drag

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Wigs snatched, mugs fully painted, corsets laced, and heels on point, these drag queens are breaking barriers and using drag not only as a platform for self-expression and art, but also for social commentary

158 Filipino workers repatriated from UAE

Oct 06, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says many of the overseas Filipino workers who returned home were victims of illegal recruitment and human trafficking

BACK HOME. The DFA and DOJ lead the repatriation of 158 OFWs, many of whom were victims of human trafficking. Photo from Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

[OPINION] War is a great teacher

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:50 PM

War dramatically changed my students' lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school

Photos from Mariah Kim Oite, Ricky Balat, Rhio Amor, Adrian Benecario, and David Refuncion

Designer Spotlight: Baguio's Eros Goze

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Eros Goze has designed weaves worn by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Daniel Padilla

Baguio fashion designer Eros Goze

LOOK BACK: Tony Mabesa, actor, director, and PH theater pioneer

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Tony Mabesa leaves behind an enduring legacy

LOOK BACK: Amalia Fuentes, Philippine Movie Queen

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The actress, who passed away on October 5, leaves a lasting legacy

MOVIE QUEEN. The late actress leaves behind a lasting legacy. Photo from Alfonso Martinez on Facebook

Tributes pour in for Amalia Fuentes

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:12 PM

The veteran actress, who died on October 5, is remembered by her family and fellow celebrities

REMEMBERING A STAR. Tributes pour in for Amalia Fuentes, who died on October 4. Screenshots from Instagram.com/agamuhlach317 and Twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga

PH stars, friends say goodbye to Tony Mabesa

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Bravo! Friends from the entertainment and theater industry pay tribute to the late veteran actor, Tony Mabesa.

WATCH: The full trailer for Sarah Geronimo’s pupcoming film, ’Unforgettable’ is here

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Sarah lights up the screen with Milo, her cutest co-star yet

WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND. Sarah Geronimo stars with Milo the dog in her upcoming film, 'Unforgettable.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/VIVAEntertainment001