Filipinos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipinos

ARTICLE FINDER

Matteo Guidicelli is the new Pedro Penduko

Oct 23, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The movie will now be known as 'Penduko' with Jason Paul Laxamana as director

Ancajas to spar with Pinoy pug in title duel buildup

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and chief trainer Joven Jimenez bring up the level of their training

LEVEL UP. Jerwin Ancajas steps up his preparation for his fight against Jonathan Rodriguez. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

FAST FACTS: The big 4 of Philippine Cinema's 'Golden Era'

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Before Viva Films, Star Cinema, and Regal Entertainment Inc, there was Sampaguita Pictures, Premiere Productions, LVN Pictures, and Lebran Pictures

[WATCH]: Rappler Live Jam: Caleb Santos

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Catch Caleb Santos on Rappler Live Jam on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm

Alex Eala rises to world No. 13 in juniors rankings

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

A successful campaign in Japan catapults Alex Eala to No. 13 in the world junior tennis rankings

MILESTONE. Alex Eala nails a world No. 13 ranking in the ITF juniors world tennis tour. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Free concert by local artists spotlight farmers’ plight

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October

STAND WITH FARMERS. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas performs at Bagsakan fair trade and concert at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

LOOK: Champ Lui Pio of Hale welcomes first child

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Hale vocalist Champ Lui Pio and partner Claire Nery welcome their newborn son, Caden, to the world

Alex Eala cops runner-up finish in World Super Juniors Osaka

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Alex Eala makes it to the 2019 World Super Juniors Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup final

RUNNER-UP. Alex Eala settles for 2nd place in her World Super Junior Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup debut. Photo courtesy of Akira Watanabe

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

DOLE: No deployment ban or mandatory repatriation for OFWs in Hong Kong

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

In response to false online posts, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III clarifies there is no order banning deployment or enforcing mandatory repatriation for Filipinos in Hong Kong

NO REPATRIATION. DOLE says there is no deployment ban or mandatory repatriation order for overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

Who is the Filipino? Cinema, criticism, and representation

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:02 PM

We talk to Richard Bolisay about film criticism and what cinema says about the Philippines

Jason Magbanua dismisses viral post: 'Fabricated persona, fabricated story'

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The wedding videographer breaks his silence over allegations that he slept with a client's bridesmaid in 2015 and fathered her child

Ben&Ben will be playing at SXSW 2020

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:29 PM

The band will be playing in the US for the first time

2020 AWAITS. Following what's shaping to be a landmark 2019, Filipino band Ben&Ben is set to play in the US for the first time ever. Rappler file photo

Poetry is a vital part of the peasant struggle, says Filipina feminist collective

Oct 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Gantala Press promotes poetry and essays as ways for Filipino peasant women and workers to illustrate their struggles

Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’ to premiere on Netflix soon

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The film is the first Netflix Original from the Philippines

DEAD KIDS. The film is set to premiere on Netflix soon. Photo from Instagram.com/red_mikhail

Ancajas flies to Carson '95%' ready for title defense

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas remains 'right on track' as his title defense with Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez nears

TAPERING. Jerwin Ancajas heads to Los Angeles for the final stretch of his training. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Pressure needed to keep Carlos Yulo going, says mother

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Carlos Yulo's mother Angelica shares how the world champion gymnast needed some extra push just so he won't quit

'DON'T SETTLE'. Carlos Yulo's mother, Angelica, makes sure that her golden son does not settle for less than his best. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Fashion leaders take on calls for sustainability

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Last month’s fashion shows displayed designers’ eagerness to contribute to climate change efforts

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