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Top 10 most loved studios for eyelash extensions

Feb 27, 2020 - 3:36 PM

For that perfect smize!

Photo from Ooh La Lash's Facebook Page

[OPINION] When pride marches back to Manila

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:50 PM

'We could eventually encourage the City of Manila to enact the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and, to some extent, reorient the stance of the city mayor, particularly his views on transgenders'

You can bring your own tumbler at these 15 milk tea shops

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:17 PM

Eco-friendly milk tea? Yes please!

Photo from Booky

Want to be a Rappler intern?

Feb 17, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Rappler is on the lookout for talented and dedicated students who are willing to go beyond their comfort zones in a challenging internship environment

LIST: Where you can find soufflé pancakes around Metro Manila

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

More and more restaurants are jumping on board the fluffy pancake train

LOOK: Get Root Beer Float ice cream at this dessert shop

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:53 AM

The Lost Bread's latest soft-serve flavor is made with Mug Root Beer!

IN PHOTOS: Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo open new cat cafe in QC

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:50 PM

The couple are owners of cat cafe Litterbucks

LOOK: You can find blue cheese ice cream at this local ice cream store

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Blue cheese lovers, this is for you!

16 of the most romantic fine dining restaurants in every city

Feb 03, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Celebrating a special occasion soon?

Looking for the perfect place for a extra special date night?

San Miguel still assessing full impact of Skyway Stage 3 fire

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The Skyway Stage 3 will not likely open by April, as previously planned. But San Miguel Corporation says it will resume construction 'at the soonest possible time, with the least delay.'

LOOK: Fire hits Pandacan warehouse, damages Skyway Stage 3

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:32 PM

(5th UPDATE) The huge blaze causes a portion of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is under construction, to collapse

DAMAGED. Part of the Metro Skyway Stage 3 being constructed collapsed due to the warehouse fire in Pandacan, Manila, on February 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappker

[OPINION] Dear Duterte Legacy, more roads will not decongest EDSA

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:07 PM

'Almost all urban planning literature debunks the idea that expanding road space for vehicles eases up congestion'

Metro Manila has 2nd worst traffic in the world – report

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:21 PM

According to the TomTom Traffic Index 2019, Metro Manila is only second to Bengaluru, India in the world's worst traffic congestion

2ND WORST TRAFFIC. In 2019, Metro Manila ranked 2nd in the world's worst traffic congestion. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

One 'Matinong Boyfriend' please: Sebastian's Ice Cream offers 4 V-Day flavors

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Care for a 'Matinong Girlfriend?' Or would you rather have a scoop of 'Unresolved Issues' or 'Closure?'

10 of the most loved fitness gyms in Metro Manila

Jan 27, 2020 - 2:14 PM

It's getting fit in here

Photo from Booky

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

This dental clinic is enhancing smiles to enhance lives

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Being a dentist is tough, but it’s harder when you’re also running a business

[OPINION] Don't forget the pedestrians

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Pedestrians and bikers are second-class road users, partaking only of crumbs from the mobility table

DPWH says P384B in road projects to help ease EDSA traffic

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:38 PM

At least 6 road infrastructure projects are set to be completed within 2020, with the end view of reducing traffic volume along EDSA

COMPLETED. NLEX Harbor Link cuts travel time from Port Area in Manila to northern provinces via NLEX by 10 minutes. NLEX Corporation file photo

LIST: Where Japan's MOS Burger will open around Metro Manila

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from its upcoming Robinsons Galleria branch, the Japanese burger chain is opening in 6 more locations in 2020!

Building a haven for freelancers

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:00 PM

In Mastermind Hub Coworking Space, freelancers can avail of quick internet access, a virtual office, and more

Taal Volcano activity had little effect on Metro Manila air quality – expert

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:00 PM

UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology's Dr Gerry Bagtasa says many air quality sensors, at least in Quezon City, have recorded low levels of air pollution

AFTERMATH. Local officials (L) talk to homeless people as they distribute face masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash along a sidewalk in Manila on January 12, 2020, after ashfall from the Taal Volcano reached suburban Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LOOK: Ashfall from Taal Volcano spreads to Calabarzon, Metro Manila

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the Taal Volcano ashfall has reached as far as Quezon City

Ashfall from the Taal Volcano was observed reaching as far Silang, Cavite on Sunday afternoon, January 12. Photo by Vea Magsaysay

How The Purple Groom became a go-to for pet lovers

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Owner Jayme Chua started out by handing out flyers. Now Purple Groom has several branches in the metro.

Japan’s MOS Burger to open first pop-up store in Metro Manila

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:26 PM

The hype is real! MOS' pop-up store opens on January 15 to 16, weeks before their first Manila branch opens at Robinsons Galleria

Japan to provide additional P2B to fortify Metro Manila bridges vs earthquakes

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Fresh funds will go to the strengthening of the Lambingan and Guadalupe bridges

PH-JAPAN TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (center) pose for a photo after the exchange of diplomatic notes. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'

MMFF 2019 reviews: The full list

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Here's a quick guide to reviews of all the MMFF 2019 films. Which one are you watching?

‘The Mall, the Merrier’ review: More of the same, but messier

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'

‘Sunod’ review: More than standard horror fare

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Sunod' is a solid effort

‘Write About Love’ review: More wrong than right

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully

‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' is dulled by its attempts at safe neutrality

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 awards night

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The festival celebrates its 45th year

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Award-winning 'Mindanao' director Brillante Mendoza asks more cinemas to screen film

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie

Judy Ann Santos on MMFF 2019 Best Actress win: 'A wonderful end to my 2019'

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The actress picks up her second award for the film 'Mindanao'

LIST: 8 new international restaurants that Filipinos lined up for in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

2019 was definitely a year of food for Manila's most rabid, patient foodies – the lines for these international food chains say it all

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2019 awards night

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' wins Best Picture

Judy Ann Santos on being culturally sensitive in the film 'Mindanao'

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:54 PM

In the film, Judy Ann plays a Muslim mother who cares for a cancer-stricken daughter

'MINDANAO.' Stars Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon wave to the crowd from atop the 'Mindanao' float at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Sunod' director Carlo Ledesma on what makes his film stand out: 'I have the best actors'

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The film is the only horror entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

SUNOD. The cast and team behind the upcoming film parade through the streets of Taguig at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Vice Ganda says ‘The Mall The Merrier’ different from MMFF films he’s done before

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The film stars Vice and Anne Curtis in their first movie team-up

VICE GANDA. The comedian waves to fans at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars, alongside his 'The Mall The Merrier' co-stars. Photo by Alecs/Ongcal

LIST: Metro Manila restaurants open for your Christmas Eve 2019 dinners

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Dining out with the fam for noche buena? No worries! Here are 7 restos in the metro for you.

Metro Manila number coding suspended December 23-January 2

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding during the holidays, with the suspension of the scheme longer for provincial buses

Hundreds of passengers bound for the provinces for Christmas vacation troop at the Bus Terminal along Edsa in Quezon City on Monday, December 23, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: The MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Both fans and stars endure the afternoon heat for the Metro Manila Film Festival's annual opening spectacle

FOR THE FANS. Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza, and Pokwang were among the celebrities that joined the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Coco Martin's Paloma returns at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Coco stuns in his orange-and-pink drag look!

PALOMA. Coco Martin dresses up as his female alter-ego for the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler