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What do millennials work for?

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Here’s what you – our readers – have to say about the working millennial

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

Why Cristine Reyes enjoyed doing action scenes in 'Maria'

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Best known for her dramatic roles, Cristine Reyes dives head first into the action genre in 'Maria'

LOOK: Filipino special olympian is on Humans of New York

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:03 PM

20-year-old powerlifter Eduardo Munarriz shares his story

SUPERHERO. Eduardo Munarriz is featured on Humans of New York. Photo from Instagram.com/humansofny

Indonesia gets its own 'It's Showtime' on March 25

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The long-running variety show gets an Indonesian treatment

PH EXPORT. The long-running 'It's Showtime' will soon get an Indonesian version via franchise. Image from the It's Showtime Facebook page

BLKD, Calix raise funds to bring Sandata to the US

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:44 AM

The two rappers are part of ‘Sandata’ – a collective of artists and researchers raising awareness about the effects of the so-called ‘drug war’

COLLECTIVE. Artists and researchers come together to tell the story of the Philippine 'drug war.' Photo from the Sandata Facebook page

FULL LIST: Nominees, 2019 FAMAS Awards

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:48 PM

'Goyo,' 'Never Not Love You,' and 'Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes' are among those nominated for Best Picture

Why Iza, Sunshine, Karylle, and Diana reunited in 'Mystified'

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The ladies share how the project came together, reuniting them after a decade onscreen

[OPINION] An open letter to President Duterte

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:25 PM

'Just as you take seriously your duty to protect the country, priests are earnestly committed to defending the Word of God,' students tell President Rodrigo Duterte

Priests photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler; Duterte photo from Malacañang

Pacquiao says 'why not?' to Spence challenge

Mar 17, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The American champion says 'it would be my honor' to fight the Filipino boxing icon

STARS COLLIDE. Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence could figure in a title unification bout in the welterweight division. Photos from Alvin S. Go/Rappler (Pacquiao) and AFP (Spence)


24 years after Flor Contemplacion death, protest vs slavery held

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:42 AM

The fate of Flor Contemplacion, who was executed in Singapore on March 17, 1995, 'continues to reflect the plight of Filipino migrants'

EXECUTED IN SINGAPORE. Filipina maid Flor Contemplacion, shown here in an undated file photo, was executed in Singapore on March 17, 1995. File photo by AFP   EXECUTED IN SINGAPORE. Filipina maid Flor Contemplacion, shown here in an undated file photo, was executed in Singapore on March 17, 1995. File photo by AFP

When the Catholic Church flexes political muscles

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Here's a look at the times when Catholic bishops and priests took sides in Philippine politics

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan. Sin is known for his influence in Philippine politics, while Villegas is also known for speaking out on social ills. File photo from CBCP

3 apps to help you prepare your taxes this coming tax month

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Cut the time it takes to prepare your tax returns this April with apps that automate the process

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


Mikhail Red's 'Eerie' gets Asia-wide release

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Asia, are you ready for this?

HORROR THRILLER. In 'Eerie,' Bea Alonzo plays a clairvoyant guidance counselor at an all-girls Catholic school. Photo from Facebook.com/EerieFilm

Jennifer Laude documentary 'Call Her Ganda' screens at Cinema '76

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The documentary tells the story of Laude from the perspectives of her mother, her lawyer, and a transgender journalist

CALL HER GANDA. The documentary on Jennifer Laude is screening now in Manila. Screenshot from YouTube.com/OfficialBGP

From 'Gimik: The Reunion,' to 'Captain Barbell,' restored Pinoy films hit big screen anew

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Audiences can catch their beloved Pinoy films at the ‘Reelive the Classics’ festival at Santolan Town Plaza

THROWBACK. A restored version of 'Gimik: The Reunion' is screening along with other Pinoy classics at the 'Reelive the Classics' festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Duterte says priests should be shot

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:46 PM

'Wala akong pakialam kung mamatay kayong lahat, maluwang pa ang ating cemetery,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that priest's IQs are 'deficient'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a printed matrix as he reveals a possible motive on the killing of a Catholic priest, Fr. Mark Anthony Ventura, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Isabela City Gymnasium in Basilan on March 3, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte vs the Church: Do the times call for a Catholic vote?

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:12 PM

A viral video of Archbishop Socrates Villegas fuels hopes that more bishops will openly – though indirectly – campaign against President Rodrigo Duterte's bets

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

'Aria' review: Flawed but fascinating

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Carlo Catu’s film is rousing when it needs to be rousing

FLAWED, FASCINATING. Carlo Catu's 'Aria' hits cinemas. Still from the Aria Facebook page

Bataan bishop scraps fees for funeral Masses

Mar 13, 2019 - 12:44 PM

This is the latest in a growing trend in the Philippine Catholic Church to scrap the arancel system, or the practice of imposing taxes on 'free' church services

NEW ORDER. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos scraps fees for funeral Masses in his diocese, which covers the entire province of Bataan. File photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communication

Christian group slams red-tagging of Aglipayan bishops

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:09 AM

'We call on the government to stop these vehement attacks,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

RED-TAGGING. Aglipayan Bishop Antonio Ablon is one of the religious leaders 'maliciously tagged' as part of the communist party, says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

What you need to know know about the Nadine Lustre-Carlo Aquino movie 'Ulan'

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magical realism? Sign us up!

Photos by Alexa Villano

Priests facing death threats: Digong, hindi kami takot sa 'yo

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'Huwag tayong matakot. Ang proteksyon natin ay kapag tayo'y nagsalita,' says a priest who faces death threats and is critical of President Rodrigo Duterte

PRAYER POWER. Nuns and laypersons pray over 3 priests facing death threats – Fathers Albert Alejo, Robert Reyes, and Flavie Villanueva (left to right) – after a press conference on March 11, 2019, to expose the threats to their lives. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Oh yes: the Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal reunion is happening

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The iconic love team snaps a photo with directors Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone

MARJO. Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal tease a reunion along with Bibeth Orteza, Dan Villegas, Antoinette Jadaone, and Reign Anne De Guzman. Screenshot from Instagram.com/proj8corsanjoaquin

Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards to star in Star Cinema movie

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The movie will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina

CCTV shows alleged abduction plot vs priest

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Father Flavie Villanueva, a priest critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, bares details of alleged threats to his life

MASKED MAN. CCTV footage show a masked man surveilling the office of Father Flavie Villanueva, a priest critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, a week after he received a threatening text message. Screenshot from CCTV video

Oops: Kare-kare, lechon, and crispy pata are the real placers in 'Best Dishes In The World' 2019 list

Mar 12, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Sorry adobo, but kare-kare, lechon, and crispy pata deserve their limelight, too

LOOK: Death threats vs priests critical of Duterte drug war

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Read death threats against prominent Catholic leaders, including Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, received through text messages

DEATH THREATS. Fathers Albert Alejo, Robert Reyes, and Flavie Villanueva hold a press conference on March 11, 2019, to expose death threat against them under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

More priests bare death threats under Duterte's watch

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Fathers Flavie Villanueva, Robert Reyes, and Albert Alejo expose death threats they have recently received under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte

Catholic Priest Fathers Albert Alejo, Flavie Villanueva holds a press conference to expose death threat against them under President Rodrigo Duterte's watch today at St. Vincent School Theology QC. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Malacañang says Mon Tulfo entitled to his opinion on Filipino workers

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Mon Tulfo was only relaying the observations of developers on why they supposedly prefer Chinese workers to Filipino workers

Laborers continue their work on an elevated highway system on November 5, 2018, that is part of the government's build, build, build project. A mandated P25 minimum wage increase would be beneficial to the labor sector to somehow offset the rising prices of basic commodities due to the rise in inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tinig sa karimlan ang simbahan

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Batid ng mga pari na hindi lamang ito atake sa ating pampulitikang institusyon – atake rin ito sa ating moralidad, dignidad, at espiritwal na buhay

Labor Senate bet hits Tulfo for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kung masipag man itong si Tulfo, ito ay kasipagan niyang magsalita at mang-intriga,' says senatorial candidate Leody de Guzman

'WORKERS WORK.' Labor leader Leody de Guzman hits Ramon Tulfo for his anti-Filipino workers remark. Photo by James Michael Gavina/Rappler

Stars mourn comedian Chokoleit's death

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Vice Ganda, Claudine Barretto lead tributes to the late comedian

Mon Tulfo refuses to apologize for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines come to the defense of Filipino workers who, they say, are known worldwide for their dedication, diligence, and trustworthiness

LAZY? Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo calls Filipino construction workers 'lazy'. Tulfo file photo by Rappler, Construction workers photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Neomanila' hits PH cinemas March 13

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The film, an entry to the 2017 QCinema International Film Festival, finally gets a nationwide release

GUN FOR HIRE. Eula Valdez stars in 'Neomanila.' Still courtesy of TBA Films

The rise and resonance of Ruby Ibarra

Mar 08, 2019 - 3:55 PM

From representing the misrepresented, to smashing the patriarchy, this Filipina-American rapper proves unstoppable

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mikhail Red on 'Neomanila' and the future of PH cinema

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

We pick the brain of the Neomanila director live on Rappler!

'Kuya Wes' gets nationwide release

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The 2018 Cinemalaya entry get a commercial release starting March 13

CINEMATIC RELEASE. The quirky Cinemalaya film gets its commercial run. Still courtesy of Spring Films

Fired Filipino cancer patient exposes plight of Hong Kong's foreign maids

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Baby Jane Allas' employers end her service after she is diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer in January

THE PLIGHT OF BABY JANE ALLAS. In this picture taken on March 5, 2019, Baby Jane Allas, a 38-year-old mother of five Filipina domestic worker who was sacked after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, cries during an interview with AFP in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Pia Wurtzbach to star in 'offbeat' Black Sheep movie

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

The beauty queen and actress says she dreams of playing a superhero one day

Manny Villar is now Philippines’ richest

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:44 AM

From a Tondo boy swimming in trash, Manny Villar emerges as the Philippines' richest, according to Forbes' 2019 richest Filipinos list

Pope Francis names 2nd Filipino bishop in U.S.

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Monsignor Alejandro Aclan of Pasay City is appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOLY FATHER. Pope Francis names Monsignor Alejandro Aclan as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. File photo from AFP

Filipina mountaineer eyes Everest after Mt Apo conquest

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:20 PM

In preparation for her Everest expedition, Carla Tumaliuan regularly climbs, does crampons training, bouldering, running, and practices of her knot-tying skills

GREATER HEIGHTS. Carla Tumaliuan prepares for her Mount Everest climb after finishing Mount Apo in 6 hours. Photo from release

Villegas video hits Duterte ahead of polls

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:49 PM

'Are you going to betray God again?' asks Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a video released ahead of the May 13 elections

ELECTION VIDEO. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas releases a video asking voters ahead of the May 13 elections, 'Are you going to betray God?' Screenshot from Villegas' Facebook video

Folayang predicts submission win vs Aoki in ONE title defense

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Thwarting the Japanese via technical knockout in 2016 to win the lightweight belt for the first time, Eduard Folayang has no plans of seeing the rematch go the distance

PROTECT THE THRONE. Eduard Folayang seeks another decisive win against Shinya Aoki to retain his ONE lightweight title. Photo from ONE Championship


Libya acquits 7 Filipino seafarers in fuel smuggling case

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The Libyan High Court overturns an earlier ruling sentencing the 7 Filipino seafarers to 4 years in prison 'for allegedly attempting to smuggle fuel'

Nick Jonas wears Michael Cinco in 'Sucker' video

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino designer shares the looks on his Instagram page

SUCKER. Nick Jonas dons a Michael Cinco vest in the Jonas Brothers' new video. Screenshot from YouTube.com/JonasBrothersMusic

Senate bets Gutoc, Matula want OFW deployment ban to abusive countries

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'I also want deployment bans for countries that do not respect human rights especially for women,' says senatorial bet Samira Gutoc