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The Vispop hit 'Baklay' sung on The Voice Kids is a theme song for the lakwatseros

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Jerika Teodorico shares her thoughts on Team Familea covering her hit Visayan song on 'The Voice Kids'

Unique Salonga does shoot with Gucci

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The fashion brand and Unique seem to be a perfect match

HIGH FASHION. The musician wears Gucci at a photo shoot. Photo by Zen Flores via Instagram.com/ocrecordsph

Jett Pangan: 'Nothing prepared me for Sweeney Todd'

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The veteran actor and his cast mates – which include Tony Award winner Lea Salonga – talk about how challenging it was to work on the Stephen Sondheim musical

POWERHOUSE CAST. The 'Sweeney Todd' ensemble includes theater greats like Jett Pangan, Lea Salonga, and Ima Castro. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Not While I'm Around' from 'Sweeney Todd'

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The legendary musical theater actress gives audiences a glimpse of her upcoming turn as Mrs Lovett in the Stephen Sondheim classic

LEA SALONGA. The theater veteran is set to play Mrs Lovett in Atlantis Theatrical's upcoming production of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.' Rappler Screenshot

FALSE: Jovito Salonga's 'letter' to Cory saying Marcos had no ill-gotten wealth

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records

Lea Salonga opens up about weight struggles as Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The veteran actress opens up about her struggles to play Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

KEEPING IT REAL. Lea Salonga opens up about her struggles when she originated the role of 'Kim.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

When Jordan Rakei says something, you listen

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:16 PM

At Karpos’ Mix Live 6 in Manila, Jordan Rakei and Unique Salonga take audience members to a journey through their souls

JRAKZ IN MANILA. The Kiwi musician, singer, and song writer impresses in an intimate concert. Photo by Colin D. Castor/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 2019 SEA Games theme song

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Filipino international artist Lea Salonga performs the 2019 SEA Games theme song 'We Win As One'

PINOY PRIDE. Lea Salonga (right) and Ryan Cayabyab collaborate for the 2019 SEA Games official hymn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Rachelle Ann Go reunite in London for performance

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Lea and Rachelle perform two songs from the musical 'Chess' at the Palladium in London

Lea Salonga to perform at the Dubai Opera in March 2020

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Middle East fans, mark your calendars!

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lea Salonga on Season 4 of 'The Voice Kids': We have a good crop

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:22 PM

'They all seem all driven, hardworking, just good human beings'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Lea Salonga shine in 'Yellow Rose' trailer

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Yellow Rose' is Eva's debut film and Lea and Princess' big screen comeback

YELLOW ROSE. Eva Noblezada stars as an undocumented Filipino girl who dreams of being a country music singer. Screenshot from Yellow Rose on YouTube

Here's what Lea Salonga had to say about the 'Aladdin' live action movie

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The original singing voice of Princess Jasmine commends Naomi Scott's performance of 'Speechless'

‘It seems to be our time:’ Lea Salonga on her big screen comeback in ‘Yellow Rose’

May 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

After over two decades, Lea returns to the big screen in a film that depicts the struggles of Filipinos immigrants abroad

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway legend is making her big screen comeback. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Lea Salonga 'flattered' by comparisons to Captain Marvel's new look

May 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

What does doe Broadway star have to say about her hair being compared to that of the superhero?

The Voice Teens

Lea Salonga calls out theater-goers who use their phones during shows

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The theater veteran schools theater-goers on audience etiquette

LEA SALONGA. The theater veteran slams audience members who violate theater etiquette. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

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

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Lacson: Arroyo allies' districts get big 'pork' in 2019 budget | Midday wRap

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman reunite for 'Miss Saigon' medley

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The original Kim and Chris perform 'Sun and Moon,' and ' Last Night of the World' during Lea's anniversary concert

Lea Salonga's 40th: Unapologetically authentic

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:04 PM

For two magical nights in Manila, Lea Salonga leaves her heart on the stage

'The Grandma Tour' marks Unique Salonga's coming of age

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter follows a strong debut album with a no-nonsense first concert, showcasing his musicianship and his penchant for mystery.

COMING OF AGE. Unique has proven himself a serious, professional artist with conviction and something to say. Photo courtesy of O/C Records

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Lea Salonga, Eva Noblezada to star in musical film 'Yellow Rose'

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Lea and Eva are known for playing Kim in the musical 'Miss Saigon'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Unique

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The up-and-coming musician returns to Rappler HQ as a solo artist

'Grandma' sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With his solo debut, the former IV of Spades frontman says goodbye to disco and searches for identity in the sounds of psychedelic rock.

SOLO FLIGHT. Unique Salonga releases 'Grandma,' his 12-track debut album as a solo artist. Image from Facebook.com/uniquetsph

Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

July inflation, Basilan blast, Lea Salonga | Evening wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Pia Ranada

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Reflection' from 'Mulan'

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Actress Keala Settle shares a video of Lea singing a few lines of the hit Disney song

History repeats itself: Senate had mace-chase almost 30 years ago

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In 1991, a controversial coup that sought to oust then Senate president Jovito Salonga triggered a childish mace-chase in the chamber

6 things to know about ‘Once on This Island,' the Broadway musical

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

A musical where Lea Salonga is one of the stars wins Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards 2018

LOOK: Lea Salonga's daughter Nicole meets Angela Bassett

May 15, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Wakanda forever!

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Lea Salonga, with her daughter Nicole Chien. Screenshot from Instagram.com/msleasalonga

Unique Salonga releases statement after leaving IV of Spades

May 08, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The former vocalist of the up-and-coming band thanks supporters

UNIQUE SALONGA. The former vocalist of IV of Spades speaks up about his leaving the band. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Unique Salonga exits IV of Spades

May 05, 2018 - 7:36 AM

'Despite the circumstances, we will continue to create and share more music and to play our shows in the coming weeks,' says the band

MINUS ONE. Unique Salonga announces his exit from IV of Spades. Rappler file photo

Lea Salonga joins 'Annie' cast at Hollywood Bowl

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Grace Farrell, the assistant of Oliver Warbucks

The Voice Teens

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

WATCH: Lea Salonga talks about playing the goddess of love at 47

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Rappler sits down with Lea Salonga in NYC, where she's starring as Erzulie in 'Once on This Island' on Broadway

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway star plays Erzulie in 'Once On This Island.' Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs for 'Go Red for Women Dress' collection 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Marisa Tomei, En Vogue, Kate Walsh, and Melissa Joan Hart are among the other celebrities who walked onstage for the annual event

LOOK: Lea Michele meets (and fangirls over) Lea Salonga

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The ‘Glee’ actress fangirls over the Broadway star after seeing her onstage

LEA MEETS LEA. The two Broadway actresses share a moment. Screengrab from Twitter.com/LeaMichele

Paulo Avelino on Lea Salonga's tweets: It gives me confidence

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Paulo gives an update on 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,' plus his thoughts on the distribution of cinemas during the Metro Manila Film Festival

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Keep discourses respectful,' says Lea Salonga on Gatchalian's 'gago' tweets

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen,' Lea Salonga tells Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

The mysterious murder of Mark Salonga

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

No one in the close-knit community of Barangay Palingon-Tipas in Taguig can think of any motive for Mark's murder. He was only 14.

REST IN PEACE. Photos of Mark Lorenz Salonga are displayed on top of his casket. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Don't focus on one riding-in-tandem killing, says Dela Rosa

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:51 AM

In the wake of the death of a 14-year-old boy due to suspected riding-in-tandem assailants, the PNP chief urges the public to look at the 'bigger picture'

#PugadBaboy: Die-hard's Job

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lorenzo Tañada undaunted in line of fire

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

'Do not and never despair, because this could only be a time of testing. Believe me, in God's own season, justice will ultimately triumph,' statesman Lorenzo Tañada said when Ninoy Aquino was in jail

Lea Salonga's daughter Nicole Chien joins cast of 'Matilda the Musical'

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Nicole Chien is set to make her theater debut in the play which is based on the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl