Soul Food Supreme: 'Sister Act' is the funkiest musical at Solaire

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Get ready to laugh Get ready to get down and jive Sister Act promises to add some much needed color to the palette of local theater fans who adore the Great White Way

SHOWSTOPPER. Dené Hill plays Deloris Van Cartier, a powerhouse disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory. Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cast of ‘Sister Act’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Tune in to catch a glimpse of the hit Broadway musical which is on a limited two week run at Solaire

Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

Sister of Celtics star Thomas dies in road accident

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Witnesses told authorities that her car was moving normally before drifting into a barrier then hitting a post head on

RIP. Isaiah Thomas' sister is killed in a car accident a day before the Celtics are to begin their NBA playoffs. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sisters in Danger lawan kekerasan terhadap perempuan lewat lagu

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Lagu ’16 Oranges’ mendapat penghargaan lagu terpopuler dari UN Women Asia pada Hari Perempuan Internasional

[Two Pronged] The distance between me and my sister

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

It s sad that we allow this foreigner to get in the way in a supposedly beautiful relationship between me and my sister

Sports clinic in Cebu puts underprivileged kids back in the game

Jan 09, 2017 - 2:53 PM

About 1 600 students at The Sisters of Mary Boystown Complex take part in basketball football and tennis clinics with a helping hand from local coaches

LENDING A HAND. Students at The Sisters of Mary Boystown run football drills during one phase of the sports clinic. Cebu Provincial Sports Commission officials say they will continue and expand the project to include additional sports. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

St Scho sisters to Duterte admin: Probe killings

Aug 19, 2016 - 8:08 PM

While supportive of President Duterte s determined and single minded crusade against the illegal drug trade the Missionary Benedictine Sisters condemn the arrogation by law enforcers of powers that do not belong to them

DENOUNCING KILLINGS. Sister Adelaida Ygrubay (left), prioress of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in Manila, urge the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte (right) to investigate the recent extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Photo by Ygrubay from; photo of Duterte by Toto Lozano/PPD

College of the Holy Spirit Manila launches education center under new management

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:09 PM

Spearheaded by the new management the Center for Continuing Education offers short non degree courses on languages and social enterprise

NEW MANAGEMENT. Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation takes over College of the Holy Spirit Manila. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Is he top 'drug lord' Peter Lim? 9 things about the Cebu businessman

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:17 AM

There are hundreds of Peter Lims in Cebu but there is only one who had been accused of being a drug lord in the Visayas and the subject of a congressional inquiry in 2001 Here are 9 things we know about him

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division

WATCH: Twin sisters surprise, wow 'The Voice' Kids PH coaches

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Twin sisters Ezra and Elisha Villaluz sang a cover of Meghan Trainor and John Legend s Like I m Gonna Lose You

Nuns hit back in battle with Katy Perry over convent

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The pair of nuns claim that an incorrect translation of a Vatican decree was used to convince the judge to clear the sale of property

KATY PERRY. Nuns hit back at Katy as they try to prevent the singer from buying the property of their convent. File photo shows Katy at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 10, 2016. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

'Encantadia' 2016: Meet Sanya Lopez, the new Danaya

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Meet the adventurous actress who takes on the role of the keeper of the Earth Jewel

Alyssa Valdez all praise for Gequillana, Gaston sisters

Apr 09, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Even if the 3 players didn’t rack up a high amount of conversions nor are considered Ateneo’s immediate threats the trio still receive praise from the graduating Valdez

Photot by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Martial law not an 'era of discipline' - Miriam College community

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Martial Law did not result in real peace Instead it fomented greater social unrest and promoted a culture of violence throughout the country

2016 Vice-Presidential Candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos continues to visit various places in the north on the second day of his election sortie on Wednesday, February 10. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

WATCH: Sr Mary John Mananzan reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:36 PM

The activist nun reads – and reacts to – the youth s tweets and Facebook posts about the EDSA revolution

#EDSA30: How to help young voters understand martial law

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Major players in the EDSA People Power Revolution have some advice for young people who now tend to favor a strongman for a leader

Duterte signs sister city agreement between Davao City and Bacoor

Jan 24, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Vote rich Cavite is the bailiwick of the Revilla clan

Duterte: If evidence is weak, let Bong Revilla out on bail

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The presidential bet says in the senator s home city that Bong Revilla senator Jinggoy Estrada and ex President Gloria Arroyo are victims of slow justice

SLOW JUSTICE. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (middle), shown here with the brother and wife of detained Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, says: 'I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.'

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

Angela Lee proud of brother Christian’s successful ONE FC debut

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:52 PM

To be honest I was definitely more nervous for Christian in his fight After he won I felt a little bit of relief MMA fighter Angela Lee says of brother Christian

SIBLING LOVE. Angela Lee is proud her brother Christian for his impressive ONE Championship debut. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX stuns Meralco on Anthony's game-winning free throws

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:49 PM

It s the first time that second year team NLEX wins against both its sister teams Talk N Text and Meralco in a conference

GAME-WINNING FREE THROWS. Sean Anthony scores the go-ahead points from the free throw line to lift NLEX over Meralco. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

RUU Penghapusan Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan didorong masuk Prolegnas

Nov 24, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Komnas Perempuan genjot kampanye selama 16 hari


Jul 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this Taiwanese short film a jealous fiance could not deal with the other man in his beloved s life

The films competing at Cannes 2015

May 11, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Nineteen films compete in the main competition

Faith by example: Herstory of bridging society

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Meet the woman who supports Muslim women inside the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong

Priest buried in Cavite a step closer to sainthood

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Pope Francis recognizes as venerable Father Aloysius Schwartz who helped poor children in the Philippines through Boystown and Girlstown

SERVING YOUTH. Father Aloysius Schwartz, an American priest, is best known for running orphanages in South Korea and the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of

The women behind the Pope's new clothes

Jan 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM

The workers of Talleres de Nazaret work long hours to finish the vestments for their most high profile client: Pope Francis

PROUD CREATIONS. Rose Padel shows off photos of the miters, stole, and chasuble that Pope Francis will use for his Philippine visit. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

18 women entrepreneurs and their inspiring words

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:30 PM

These successful women share golden nuggets of wisdom to help you pursue your entrepreneurial dreams

Sister Secrets: E-commerce by Filipinas for Filipinas

Dec 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

It’s harder to think of a more diverse executive team than the one behind female focused e commerce site Sister Secrets

SISTER SECRETS TRIO. (L-R) Charisse Abalos, Kristen Morados, Karen Bordador.

Italy's singing nun releases first album

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The album contains a cover of Madonna s 1984 hit Like a Virgin

WATCH: Singing nun, 'Voice of Italy' champ, sings 'Like a Virgin'

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Her upcoming album is due in November

Russian tennis chief fined for questioning Williams sisters gender

Oct 18, 2014 - 4:58 PM

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined 25 000 for referring to the tennis legends as the Williams brothers

BEST IN THE WORLD. The Williams sisters Venus (L) and Serena (R) have won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles. Photo by David Crosling/EPA

Aquino sisters support Binay? ‘Not exactly’

Aug 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says reports regarding his sisters support for Vice President Jejomar Binay s presidential bid are not entirely accurate

CONTINUING PROGRAMS? Vice President Binay says he is humbled by the Aquino sisters' view that he can continue the President's 'good programs.' File photo from OVP

Top vexations of the week

Aug 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

What makes them unworthy of in depth commentary is that they should not be in the headlines at all

Binay ‘humbled’ by Aquino sisters’ support

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:54 PM

I share their view that the welfare of our kababayans should always come first and should not be compromised by partisan politics the Vice President says

CONTINUING PROGRAMS? Vice President Binay says he is humbled by the Aquino sisters' view that he can continue the President's 'good programs.' File photo from OVP


Jul 07, 2014 - 12:21 PM

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Playing this week: Mutants, one-night stands and evil spirits

May 21, 2014 - 10:37 AM

This week’s new releases are sure to entertain

Nun sings 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' on 'The Voice of Italy'

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Sister Cristina Scuccia shows this is not going to be just a short sister act – she s definitely in the competition for the long haul

V-League: NU still perfect after trouncing FEU

Apr 10, 2014 - 9:18 PM

The towering Santiago sisters standout once more as the Lady Bulldogs take care of the Lady Tamaraws in straight sets

BULL-STRONG OFFENSE. Dindin Santiago scored 11 of her 13 points off spikes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

V-League: Santiago sisters lead Lady Bulldogs over San Sebastian

Apr 08, 2014 - 7:26 PM

The towering Santiago sisters of the Lady Bulldogs were unstoppable once more this time against San Sebastian

TWIN TOWERS. Sisters Jaja (center) and Dindin (right) Santiago celebrate after a point. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WebHits: Nun Cristina Scuccia impresses at The Voice Italy

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Singing nun surprises coaches of The Voice Italy

Defending champs National U silences Perpetual at Shakey's V-League

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Reigning champions National University wasted no time in dispatching University of Perpetual Help to start their title defense with a bang in the Shakey s V League

The Santiago sisters led National University to victory as they try to defend their Shakey's V-League championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bansil sisters: Storytellers even in captivity

Mar 02, 2014 - 1:08 PM

In the jungles of Sulu Linda and Nadjoua talked about stories and future documentaries

FREED. The Bansil sisters face media during a press conference in Sulu, held days after their release. Photo by Rappler/Richard Falcatan

Rappler Newscast | February 21, 2014

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:35 PM

A new provisional witness for the pork barrel scam surfaces The Bansil sisters are finally free Ukraine’s president calls for an early election to end unrest

Bansil sisters: Free but tired, traumatized

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The sisters face the media hours after their release in Sulu but stay quiet

FREED. The Bansil sisters need time to recuperate after their 8-month ordeal under the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Photo by Rappler/Richard Falcatan

Rappler Newscast | February 20, 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Miriam: SC ruling on online libel erroneous Disini: Cybercrime has chilling effect on freedom of speech Live rounds used in Kiev clashes