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Fans urge Blackpink to leave YG Entertainment after comeback remains elusive

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:59 AM

On Twitter, fans say the group is not getting the promotion they deserve

BLACKPINK. The K-pop girl group is being urged by fans to leave its label, YG Entertainment. Photo from Facebook.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

Women's org launches pledge site for girl empowerment

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Teen pregnancy and mental health seminars, sports clubs, and capacity-building workshops are among the initiatives the public can pledge funds to

INVEST IN HER. Spark Philippines launches their pledge website for women-oriented initiatives on October 10. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Turkey rules 'Rebel Girls' children's book be treated as porn

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

'Some stories will have a detrimental influence on the minds of those under the age of 18,' the Turkish government says about 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls', a series of inspiring stories about women of history for young children

ITZY is coming to Manila

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Are you ready for ITZY?

ITZY IN MANILA. The girl group is dropping by Philippine shores for their showcase tour. Photo from ITZY's Twitter

PH Blu Girls shoot for Olympics berth in continental qualifier

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The Philippine women's softball team tests its mettle against Asian powerhouses for a slot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

ANOTHER CHANCE. The Philippine Blu Girls get another chance in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from release

Momoland to donate concert earnings to kids in Antipolo

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The South Korean girl group will be performing in 'Good Friends in Manila,' alongside former Wanna One members Ha Sung Woon and Kim Jae Hwan

MOMOLAND. The K-pop group, seen here in a press conference in August 2018, is performing in concert in October 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

BTS label to hold global auditions for K-pop girl group

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Big Hit Entertainment is scouting for new members for their upcoming 2021 K-pop girl group – why not give it a shot?

WINNER, MAMAMOO, and more K-pop stars headed to PH for Rainbows in Asia Music Festival

Aug 31, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The festival will be hosted by Sandara Park

WINNER. The K-pop boy band will be returning to the Philippines for the Rainbows in Asia Music Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWINNER

'The Girl Who Lived Twice:' Final 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo' novel hits shelves

Aug 28, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Antiheroine Lisbeth Salander returns for the last time as Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' crime saga comes to a close

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cast of ‘Dani Girl: A Musical About Hope’

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:07 PM

The cast of The Sandbox Collective's production are performing at Rappler HQ

Future bright for Gilas Girls after bronze finish in FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia

Aug 26, 2019 - 3:35 PM

In order to achieve the feat, the Philippines takes down no less than top seed China

PODIUM FINISH. Gilas Pilipinas Girls will not go home empty-handed from the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup. Photo from FIBA


‘Dani Girl’ musical asks the hard questions, offers answers

Aug 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

A terminally ill little girl asks God the ultimate question about suffering, and his answer is sobering

HARD QUESTIONS. The Sandbox Collective and 9Works Theatrical restage Dani Girl: A Musical About Hope. Photo courtesy of Gian Nicdao/The Sandbox Collective

Listen to women's sports in PH's first podcast network

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:16 PM

'Go Hard Girls is my podcast that talks about incredible, yet underrated female athletes, while having a conversation on the challenges we have to overcome,' says host Ceej Tantengco

SHARING STORIES. UAAP Season 80 MVP Jack Animam shares her story as a Filipina basketball player through Go Hard Girls. Photo from Go Hard Girls Facebook

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:43 PM

(UPATED) The Vatican said the the ossuaries were found last week under the floor of the Pontifical Teutonic College after the shock discovery that the bones of the princesses had disappeared from two tombs in the Teutonic Cemetery

This photo taken and handout on July 11, 2019 by the Vatican Media shows the opening of one of two tombs within the Vatican's grounds in the Teutonic Cemetery on July 11, 2019, as part of a probe into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries. The Vatican is opening an internal probe into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, and opened on July 11, 2019 two tombs within its grounds in the Teutonic Cemetery to see if it holds the girl's remains, after Orlandi's family's lawyer received an anonymous tip-off telling her to look inside the marble-topped grave. Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP AFP

Ex-SexBomb Girl Sheena Flores de Castro on drug arrest: 'It’s not true'

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Sheena Flores de Castro, who is now based in the United States, clarifies that she is not the 'former SexBomb Girl member Sheena Joana Uypico' who was arrested in Laguna for drug possession

She’s back: 'Gossip Girl' gets a reboot

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The popular CW teen drama is getting a spin-off series on HBO Max

Former SexBomb Girl Sheena Joana Uypico busted for shabu possession

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

(UPDATED) Sheena Joana Uypico, along with her sister and a male companion, were caught with shabu worth P40,000

Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

TWICE member Mina withdraws from tour due to 'extreme anxiety'

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'Mina is currently struggling with extreme anxiety and insecurity and will not be attending the TWICELIGHTS world tour 2019,' JYP Entertainment says in a statement

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) 'The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,' says Emanuela Orlandi's brother Pietro, who has never stopped hoping to find his sister alive

Pietro Orlandi, the brother or Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, poses Via della Conciliazione in Rome on July 10, 2019 with the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica in background. The Vatican is opening an internal probe into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, and said it will open on July 11, 2019 two tombs within its grounds in the Teutonic Cemetery to see if it holds the girl's remains, after Orlandi's family's lawyer received an anonymous tip-off telling her to look inside the marble-topped grave. Andreas SOLARO / AFP

PH Blu Girls cop breakthrough win in U.S. stint

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The Philippine national women's softball team aims to be more consistent for a shot in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

WINNERS' CIRCLE. The Philippine Blu Girls nab their first win in their last game in the 2019 USA Softball International Cup. Photo from release

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dead at 88

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'My father has passed,' says the musician's son Joao Marcelo

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 24, 2008, Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto, 77, acknowledges the audience during his presentation at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. - Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who was a pioneer of the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced Saturday on Facebook. He was 88. (Photo by Ari Versiani / AFP)

HIGHLIGHTS: Twice cheers up Filipino fans during Manila concert

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu rock the Manila stage with their biggest hits!

TWICE IN MANILA. Manila is the third stop of K-pop group Twice's world tour. Photo by Richard Tabigue

PH Blu Girls beef up Olympic preparations in U.S. tilt

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The Philippine women's softball team gets to face some of the world's best in the USA Softball International Cup

UPHILL CLIMB. The Philippine Blu Girls are out to prove that they can compete with the world's best teams. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

An animated Spice Girls movie is in the works

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:59 PM

This is what we want, what we really, really want

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE. Geri Haliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown are reportedly involved in developing a Spice Girls animated feature. Photo from Instagram.com/spicegirls

Play written by young Filipino to show in New York

May 31, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Golden Girl by the Sea' features a cast representing 7 countries

Golden Girl by the Sea cast. Photo by Aakash Varma.

LOOK: 2NE1 members reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary

May 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'What’s up? We 2NE1!' CL, Sandara Park, Minzy, and Park Bom greet Blakcjacks as they mark the 10th anniversary of their iconic girl group

BLACKPINK returns to Manila for meet and greet event in June 2019

May 10, 2019 - 7:54 PM

BLACKPINK in our area (again!)

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

Red Velvet headlines K-Pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

NCT127, Sohee, Kim Dong-han, and Elris are also part of the concert happening on June 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena

PH girls tennis team clinches world juniors berth

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Alex Eala leads the national 14-under girls squad to the world stage for the first time in 26 years

LONG WAIT. Philippines nails a world group berth for the first time since 1993. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

5 years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Relatives of the kidnapped Chibok girls remain hopeful their children would come home someday. But the world is losing interest

STILL MISSING. Musa Maina holds a picture of her kidnapped daughter, Hauwa, on April 12, 2019 in Chibok. Photo by Audu Ali Marte/AFP

K-pop group Twice to hold concert in Manila

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The K-pop group is coming in June

Mel B claims she slept with Geri Halliwell

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'It just happened and we just giggled at it,' she says

MEL B. The Spice Girl claims she slept with Geri Halliwell. Screenshot from Twitter.com/GMB

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

The SexBomb Girls are looking for a 'new generation' through its 2019 awwwditions

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Auditions are taking place in January and June!

NEW GENERATION? The SexBomb Girls are looking for new members. Photo from the SexBomb Girls' Instagram page

'The Girl in the Orange Dress' review: A mountain out of a molehill

Dec 28, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Simply put, 'The Girl in the Orange Dress' film falls under all the pressure of its cute but curbed premise

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

Momoland to stage free concert in Ilocos Sur

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Want to catch Momoland live – and for free? It's time to plan a trip to Ilocos Sur.

MOMOLAND RETURNS. K-pop group Momoland at a press conference in Taguig City on August 17, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Who run the world? Girl Scouts.

Spice Girls to go on 2019 UK reunion tour without Victoria Beckham

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Victoria, or Posh Spice, shares a message of support for her fellow Spice Girls as they announce their tour

VIVA FOREVER. Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown come together for a Spice Girls reunion tour. Screenshot from Instagram.com/victoriabeckham

BLACKPINK is coming to the Philippines

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:19 PM

BLACKPINK in our area!

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach is Ginebra’s 2019 calendar girl

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09 PM

From beauty queen to calendar girl

CALENDAR GIRL. Pia Wurtzbach graces Ginebra's 2019 calendar. Photo courtesy of Ginebra San Miguel

LISTEN: 'Kiss and Make Up,' the Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK collab, has dropped

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'Kiss and Make Up' is part of the super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album

COLLAB. The worldwide sensation collabs with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Screenshot from Dua Lipa's Twitter account

Dear girls, here’s how you can empower yourself everyday

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who run the world?

Dua Lipa and K-pop group BLACKPINK are collaborating for a new song

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who's looking forward to this collab?

SUPER DELUXE. Dua Lipa is set to drop a new super deluxe version of her album featuring much-awaited collabs. Image from Dua Lipa's Instagram account

Asian Games curse continues for PH Blu Girls

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Philippines has never landed on the Asiad podium even during the golden age of Philippine softball

CURSE. The Philippine Blu Girls will have to wait for another 4 years before making another historic podium finish. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

KM Levis, aswangs, and the Filipino immigrant experience

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Why did a journalist end up writing two Young Adult books about Filipino aswangs?

ASWANGS IN YA. KM Levis' books delve into Philippine mythology. Photos by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Blu Girls settle for 4th in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Philippine softball team absorbs back-to-back losses from Chinese Taipei in two straight days

HEARTBREAKING. The Blu Girls miss a chance of securing at least a bronze medal. Photo from Asian Games media bureau