Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

A Game of Trolls: A martial law musical for millennials

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:03 PM

The play is PETA s effort to start a conversation on Martial Law

A GAME OF TROLLS. The play features a young cast, many of whom are millennials themselves. Photo from

'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Dinklage warns about husky craze

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Peter who plays Tyrion Lannister on the HBO show tells fans to stop buying huskies just because of their similarity to direwolves

Api yang tak pernah padam di rumah pengasingan Rengasdengklok

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Rumah Sejarah Rengasdengklok menjadi saksi Bung Karno dan Bung Hatta menyusun konsep proklamasi Bagaimana kondisinya saat ini?

Altar di ruang tamu Rumah Sejarah  Rengasdengklok yang terdapat foto pemilik rumah, Djiauw Kie Siong, beserta Bung Karno dan Bung Hatta. Foto oleh Ryan Rene/Rappler

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Perbarui peta, Indonesia sematkan nama Laut Natuna Utara

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Peta Indonesia diperbarui sebagai akibat dari perundingan batas wilayah dengan negara tetangga

DIPERBARUI. Kemenko Kemaritiman menulis nama 'Laut Natuna Utara' di wilayah perbatasan perairan antara Indonesia dengan Vietnam. Foto oleh Muhammad Harvan/Rappler

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

PETA celebrates 50th year, looks forward to the future

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association remains true to its activist roots

WATCH: 50 years of creative evolution and struggle at PETA

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The two and a half hour concert delivered 17 head spinning heart swelling musical numbers from 540 plays

'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

A video obtain by TMZ shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water

Ringling Bros. circus closing show after 146 years

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Company executives cited high operating costs and declining ticket sales after the traveling American circus retired its popular elephants as reasons

'GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH' This file photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a circus performer hanging upside down during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Love among the ruins: 'The Tempest Reimagined'

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:44 PM

The Tempest Reimagined is inspired by real life stories from survivors of super typhoon Yolanda It takes the story of Shakespeare s classic and shakes it up with a localized point of view distinctly relevant to audiences today

John Moran as Caliban. Photo courtesy of PETA

Pemerintah umumkan paket kebijakan ke-14 tentang ‘roadmap e-commerce’

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Paket kebijakan ke 14 tentang e commerce diharapkan mampu mendorong perluasan dan peningkatan kegiatan ekonomi masyarakat

Menko Perekonomian Darmin Nasution (tengah) memberi penjelasan terkait Paket Kebijakan ke-14, pada 10 November 2016. Foto dari

Hermès hit by ostrich farm cruelty claims

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The French fashion house is hit with claims of animal cruelty at a South African ostrich farm which allegedly supplies skins that is used in its luxury handbags

ANIMAL CRUELTY? Hermes is hit with claims of cruelty at an ostrich farm that allegedly supplies skins used in its luxury handbags, the second such allegations in a year. It was previously thrust into the spotlight last year by a PETA film exposing maltreatment of crocodiles and alligators. In this file photo, activists with PETA protest the treatment of alligators and crocodiles outside a San Francisco Hermes retail store in 2015. File photo by John G Mabanglo/EPA

Lokasi wisata dan kuliner di Yogyakarta dalam film AADC 2

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:49 PM

AADC 2 mengambil lokasi syuting di Yogyakarta yang kaya akan obyek wisata alam dan kuliner

AADC 2. Peta wisata dan kuliner di Yogyakarta dalam film 'Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2'.

'3 Stars and a Sun': Dystopian sci-fi told through Francis M songs

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:17 PM

A look at the Philippine Educational Theater Association s 3 Stars and a Sun a musicale set to music by the late rapper Francis Magalona

Paolo Valenciano as Chino, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Grand Vidame Inky, and Giannina Ocampo as Dianne.

Kenali motif batikmu dari apps Peta Batik

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Tak cuma mengenali motif batik apps ini juga bisa menggambarkan kekerabatan batik di tanah air

Filipinos slam offensive Toronto story on Pinoy food

Aug 26, 2015 - 2:45 PM

One Filipino letter sender says The writer Rosemary Counter unfairly framed the article by highlighting each dish’s ick factor

Hermes to probe, punish 'cruelty' to crocs used for handbags

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:11 PM

The probe comes after Jane Birkin asked Hermes to remove her name from the iconic crocodile skin Birkin handbag

HERMES. The fashion house probes into the accusation that their iconic crocodile skin Birkin handbag is cause for animal cruelty

PETA to showcase social enterprise's feat in Manila show

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Press release: Renowned theater group PETA partners with Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc to showcase the organization s social enterprise work for the past two decades

Manila Improv Fest 2015 set on July 2-12

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Are you up for some SPIT Silly People’s Improv Theatre ?

Escaped circus elephant kills German man

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:09 AM

The old man was talking his usual morning walk when he was attacked by the loose elephant

Law, debate needed to end corporal punishment in PH homes

May 23, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Despite the global movement to end all corporal punishment of children the Philippines still remains among the many countries that do not ban it at home

Foie gras back on menu in California

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:50 AM

What do you think of this controversial ruling?

Tiger or tabby? France scales down cat hunt

Nov 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM

It s between a domestic cat and a bigger feline says an official from the national hunting and wildlife office ONCFS

ON THE LOOSE. A picture taken by a passerby shows a tiger on the loose walking in Montevrain, east of Paris, on November 13, 2014. Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris on November 13 after a local resident spotted the fearsome animal in a car park and sounded the alert, authorities said. File photo courtesy of Julie Berdeaux/AFP

Tiger still on the loose near Paris

Nov 14, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A local woman sounded the alarm the morning of the previous day after spotting the fearsome animal in a supermarket car park in the town of Montevrain – just a stone s throw from Disneyland Paris

PETA declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - 10:45 PM

A replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables was unveiled by actor Alan Cumming

'VEGAN MANHATTAN'. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) activists carry a Manhattan skyline replica carved entirely from vegetables to present to City Council members on the steps of the City Hall in New York on September 17, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Reward offered for 'sadistic' killer of Grand Canyon squirrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 8:07 PM

A video was posted on YouTube of a shirtless man kicking the squirrel which has since been removed

Rak of Aegis: a rock-musical inspired by Filipino resilience

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association opens “Rak of Aegis” Friday a rock musical inspired by the Filipino resilience during times of adversity

Rising above the flood: 'Rak of Aegis' the musical

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:22 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association stages a compelling story woven from torch songs

RAK OF AEGIS. A comedy-musical featuring heart-rending torch songs of local jukebox rock queens Aegis.

VIDEO: Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros now a musical

Nov 26, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Multi awarded film Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros is now a musical featuring 30 original Filipino songs

Andi Eigenmann a snake woman in new 'serye'

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Komiks based show has star with twin snakes after a twin sister from last soap

FEW REAL SNAKES. Andi said the production is mindful of PETA. Photo from her Facebook

Worth the wait: 'Maxie the Musical' preview

Sep 03, 2013 - 4:00 PM

This may well be the musical of our time

SCREEN TO STAGE. The poignant story of acceptance comes in an original Filipino musical. Image from Facebook

'Pamana': The struggle for eternity

Jul 30, 2013 - 11:54 PM

A documentary musical on Ninoy and Cory Aquino

FOR THE YOUTH. Actors play all other roles; Ninoy and Cory Aquino play themselves — on video. All photos courtesy of Toots Tolentino

Royal gifts for the #RoyalBaby

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:49 PM

An 18 karat white gold bracelet knitted kangaroo and a vegan hamper are just some of the gifts for the royal tot

ROYAL GIFTS. People all over the world are celebrating the royal baby's imminent arrival in their own ways

The passion of Pramoedya

Jul 02, 2013 - 5:17 PM

A vigorous heartbreaking drama on the Indonesian author

VIVID DRAMA. An energetic cast revs up this heartbreaker about Indonesia's great writer. Photo courtesy of CCP

Whose theater is it anyway?

Jun 11, 2013 - 8:20 PM

Follow your feet to the Manila Improv Festival 2013

'FOLLOW YOUR FEET.' Gabe Mercado (3rd from right) with members of Silly People's Improv Theater (SPIT). Catch them at Manila Improv Festival 2013 on June 25 to 30 at the PETA Theater. Photo by Shaira Luna

PETA to offer London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art workshop

May 17, 2013 - 2:27 PM

The course is an intensive week long training offered to professional singers and actors who have undergone formal vocal training and are intending to pursue a career in musical theater Participants will work with RADA instructors on solo pieces a duet or trio and an ensemble number

LONDON DRAMA IN MANILA. The Philippine Educational Theater Association will be offering a short course on Musical Theater facilitated by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

PETA workshops: Get out of yourself

May 07, 2013 - 5:29 PM

PETA summer workshop students learn to get out of themselves and walk in other people s shoes

MORE THAN YOURSELF. Razzi Abella, middle, plays a blind man in the final presentation of the PETA Summer Teen Workshops. Photos courtesy of PETA

PETA to offer summer theater programs

May 02, 2013 - 3:09 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association PETA continues to raise the value of theater and education through its annual summer program using its Integrated Theater Arts approach PETA’s approach includes the five different art disciplines in theater creative drama visual arts creative writing music and sounds and dance

EDUCATION THROUGH THEATER. The Philippine Educational Theater Association conducts an annual summer program to educate theater enthusiasts and budding thespians alike about the different disciplines involved in staging a play.

No more crocs in captivity, please

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Lolong would not have died if he hadn t been captured imprisoned and confined to a totally inadequate concrete enclosure for the past 18 months

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

For the health and happiness of Mali

Mar 24, 2013 - 2:32 PM

At a sanctuary Mali can roam around bathe in rivers and ponds be in the crucial company of other elephants and get veterinary care

MALI'S HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. Everyone wants what's best for Mali. Photo by Katherine Visconti/

Necropsy performed on Lolong

Feb 12, 2013 - 3:46 PM

The results and the cause of death will not be known until the end of the week a government official says

PACKED IN ICE. Workers put ice blocks on to the remains of Lolong before the necropsy is conducted. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

Did typhoon Pablo kill Lolong?

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The storm created a change in temperature that may have affected the croc s eating habits leading to his death a British specialist says

SO LONG, LOLONG. The lifeless body of the monster croc is packed with ice for the necropsy on February 11 in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

Why did Lolong die? Experts to investigate

Feb 11, 2013 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED A team of experts from the PAWB and the National Museum will conduct a necropsy and save the remains for taxidermy the DENR says

PACKED IN ICE. Workers put ice blocks on to the remains of Lolong before the necropsy is conducted. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

Naked never fails: Models and elephant Mali

Feb 05, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Mali is at the center of a tug of war between activists and zoo workers Both claim to want what s best for Mali but fundamentally disagree on what that is