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'Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad' tops MMFF 2017 box office

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'Ang Panday,' 'Siargao,' and 'Haunted Forest round up the Top 4 earners

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. It's prohibitive for me to do that,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells MindaNews

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of comfort woman along Manila Bay generated controversy after Japan complained about it. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UPIS upsets UST, unbeaten Ateneo mangles Adamson in UAAP Juniors basketball

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:09 PM

UAAP also announces that NU’s first-round win over UE was forfeited due to a player ineligibility violation

UNDEFEATED. Jason Credo scores 11 points in Ateneo's rout of Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'

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Kabayan reps want Philippine capital moved to Davao City

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Kabayan Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang file a bill that aims to move the country's seat of government from Manila to Davao

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

IN PHOTOS: Okada Manila greets 2018 with customized motorbikes

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Okada Manila collaborates with Orange Country Chopper's Paul Teutul Sr for customized motorbikes, unveiled on New Year's Day

UAAP Juniors MVP frontrunner CJ Cansino wants in on 2023 Gilas roster

Jan 13, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Cansino doesn't get as much hype as taller players, but his numbers are hard to ignore

BIG CUB. CJ Cansino may stand just 6-foot-1, but he's making his presence felt on the court with averages of 27.6 points and 14.6 rebounds. Photo from Cansino's Instagram

Cayetano: Japan ties at stake over comfort woman statue

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'You can't strengthen your relationship long term if you keep bringing up things that you think are settled,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard has generated controversy since it was inaugurated on December 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hotel promos in Metro Manila you’ll want to get in on this January 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Start the year right with these great deals

SPACATION. I'M Hotel's spa-and-stay package is among the promos up for grabs this January. Screengrab from Facebook.com/imhotelph

Heavy traffic expected in parts of QC, Caloocan due to MRT7 construction

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force urges motorists to avoid specific areas and take alternative routes

Celine Dion is coming to Manila!

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Tickets go on sale January 18

CELINE DION. The iconic singer is set to play in Manila. Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 1

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

This vlog is the first in a series about road signs and pavement markings

Black Maria Cinema: The tiny theater screening your favorite indie films

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Has the movie you've been dying to watch been pulled out of cinemas? Chances are, it's screening here

Melco to launch luxury hotel brand in Macau and Manila

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:30 PM

To be called NÜWA, Melco's new hotel brand will replace the current Crown Towers in its flagship property, City of Dreams

SURGE. Melco's casino revenues surge by 53% in the 1st 9 months of 2017 to P22.5 billion, from P14.7 billion for the same period a year ago. File photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

Over 6 million join Nazareno 2018 procession – MPD

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Manila Police District chief Joel Coronel says the thick crowds contributed to the slow movement of the image of the Black Nazarene in 2018

FILLED. Devotees by the thousands try to come near the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tori Chizu: Comfort food with a Japanese twist

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:30 PM

You can't go wrong with rice covered in melted mozzarella cheese!

TORI CHIZU. The new restaurant serves plates of cheesy goodness. Rappler screenshot

Nelly coming to Manila

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) The 'Dilemma' singer postpones his Manila show

Higher electricity bills likely starting February due to tax reform

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Meralco, the country's largest power distributor, estimates an additional charge of 8 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh)

Nazareno 2018: Cardinal Tagle warns vs 'huwad na daan'

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:37 AM

'Ang tunay na tao, hindi nagdidiyos-diyosan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in the Midnight Mass ahead of Traslacion 2018

 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MMFF 2017 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee also announces that the screening of films is extended in select cinemas

San Miguel to start building Southeast Metro Manila Expressway in April

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The Department of Transportation expects travel from Batasan, Quezon City to FTI, Taguig City to take just 35 minutes once the expressway is completed

BREAK GROUND. Executives of SMC, DOTr, TRB, BCDA, and DPWH on Monday, January 8 break ground for Southeast Metro Manila Expressway. Photo from SMC

PH football club Meralco Manila ceases operations

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Team leaders including Azkal Curt Dizon, former azkals Simon Greatwich and Daniel Gadia will be seeking new teams as FC Meralco closes down

CEASING OPERATIONS. FC Meralco Manila has folded up after several years as one of the top pro clubs in the Philippines. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Craving for sushi, ramen, or tempura? Get your fix at these places

OOMA. The casual dining venue is among the best Japanese restaurants in the Metro. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Ateneo de Manila releases ACET 2018 results

Jan 05, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Results are posted at the Blue Eagle Gym Friday night, and will be available online Saturday

Let it snow: Vampire Penguin brings a new type of frosty treat to Manila

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:31 PM

These snowy desserts are a great match for tropical weather

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE. This pretty treat is one among the many flavors of shaved snow offered by Vampire Penguin. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

WATCH: ‘Ang Larawan’ stars sing OPM hits carpool karaoke style

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Rachel Alejandro, Celeste Legaspi, Dulce, and Sandino Martin go for a musical car ride

ANG LARAWAN. The cast of the musical film belts out OPM classics, such as Aegis' "Basang Basa sa Ulan." Screengrab from Facebook.com/AngLarawanTheMovie

Cops nab kidnappers planning to sell 3-year-old girl for P8,000

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:57 PM

If selling did not work, cops say the kidnappers would have forced the girl to raise money by begging for alms in Cavite

CAPTURED. Kidnappers Giselle Omayan and Cerio Tinolete are taken into police custody. NCRPO-SPD photo

#WalangPasok in Manila on January 9 for Black Nazarene

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The suspension covers classes in all levels in the city of Manila and all city government offices, except those involved in key services

Ateneo employees stage protest to demand higher wages

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Employees and Workers Union argues that the school has enough funds to provide 'reasonable increases' in their wages and benefits

STRIKE. Employees of Ateneo de Manila University staged a protest outside the school grounds to push for better wages and benefits in their collective bargaining agreement. Photo by Micah Rimando/Matanglawin Ateneo

SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Mark your calendars Filipino Fantasies! Catch their show on Saturday, January 6!

Cardinal Tagle on New Year's Eve: Think before speaking

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:29 PM

'Gusto natin ng kapayapaan, isara ang bibig. Pakinggan ang salita ng Diyos, ipasok sa puso at magnilay,' Cardinal Tagle says on New Year's Eve

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: A year in dinners

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here’s a look at some of the best things we had for dinner in 2017

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in late night dining

Dec 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or just want a midnight snack, here are some of the late night spots from 2017 that you should check out

‘Haunted Forest’ review: Interesting but hardly scary

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:43 PM

'The film uses the squabbles between daughter and father as an emotional anchor for its supernatural elements'

RAW Deal: Philippine wrestling in 2017

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

It was more the merrier in 2017 as two new promotions open up and Southeast Asia takes notice

NEXT LEVEL. Philippine wrestling saw a big boost from the international scene and a couple of new promotions opening shop. Photo by Hub Pacheco/PWR

Got no time to go out of town? Go visit Rizal Park!

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Luneta has gone through a lot of changes lately

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in sweets

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Here’s a quick peek at some of the sweet treats that impressed us in 2017

Free train rides on LRT-1 on New Year's Day

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3, meanwhile, will offer free rides on Rizal Day, December 30

FREE RIDES. You can ride the LRT1 for free during peak hours of January 1, 2018.

Why Derek Ramsay is emotional over 2nd MMFF Best Actor award

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Derek says he does not mind being second choice, saying the movie is a blessing for him

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Meant to Beh’ review: Nonsense above everything

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

'Meant to Beh' is a confusing affair

[Right Of Way] Christmas Carmageddon?

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A road safety advocate attempts to drive from BGC to Quezon City during one of the Christmas season's busiest days.

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in brunch

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Get your day started right with some of this year’s tastiest new brunch spots.

Joanna Ampil on her MMFF Best Actress award for 'Ang Larawan'

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:20 PM

'I can probably say that finally, I'm contributing something very important to the arts in the Philippines,' Joanna says

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'All of You' review: Missed opportunities

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'The film’s undoing is its fervent attempt to be conventional despite its structure begging for a more bitter resolution'

IN PHOTOS: The Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'Ang Larawan' and 'Siargao' wins big in this year's awards

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the MMFF 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:53 PM

'Ang Larawan' takes home the best picture nod

BEST ACTOR. Derek Ramsay receives the Best Actor award for the movie All of You. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Siargao' review: Low-key loving

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Siargao' is persistently low-key, preferring to dissect each of its characters’ discreet heartaches through whispers rather than wails

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in food

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:03 PM

We take a look at some of the Manila’s best new restaurants, which range from modern Mexican street food to eye-opening bread.

MMFF 2017 sets new record for first two days

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

'The big achievement is bringing back our kababayans to the theaters,' says Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Execom chair Tim Orbos