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Aicelle Santos wins 2nd place in ASEAN+3 Song Contest in Vietnam

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Timmy Pavino and Steven Bedolido also participated in the competition

Song Hye-kyo, Song Joong-ki are officially divorced

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A family court approves the divorce of the former 'Descendants of the Sun' stars

South Korean actor Song Song Joong-Ki (L) and actress Song Hye-Kyo pose for a photo call on the red carpet of the 52nd annual BaekSang Art Awards in Seoul on June 3, 2016. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE / AFP)

5 memorable Song-Song scenes from 'Descendants of the Sun'

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:13 PM

We're here to remember their best on-screen moments with you

ICONIC. This is one of the memorable scenes in 'Descendants of the Sun.' Screenshot from YouTube

TIMELINE: The last 4 years of the Song-Song couple

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) Here’s a quick lookback at the story of 'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

HIT DRAMA. One of many memorable scenes from the hit Korean drama 'Descendants of the Sun' that stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. Photo from KBS World

Song Hye-kyo on divorce: 'Differences in personality'

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'We urge you to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments,' says the actress' management

SONG-SONG. The two actors married in 2017 following the wildly popular 'Descendants of the Sun.' Photo from Song Kye-kyo's Instagram

'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song-Song couple file for divorce

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:21 AM

'I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,' says Song Joong-ki, who filed for divorce on June 26

DIVORCE. Song Joong-ki files for divorce from wife Song Hye-kyo following months of speculation. Photo from Song Joong-ki's Instagram account

WATCH: For better or worse, Taylor Swift celebrates Pride in ‘You Need to Calm Down’ video

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The video features LGBTQIA+ icons such as the Fab 5, Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, and Billy Porter

PRIDE. 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, lawyer Justin Mikita, are just some of the LGBTQIA+ celebrities that appear in Taylor Swift's star-studded music video. Screenshot from YouTube.com/TaylorSwift

Song-Song fans celebrate as Song Joong-ki talks about wife, Song Hye-kyo

May 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Their Song-Song hearts are happy!

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Marie Jamora working on a new film – and she needs your help to make it

Apr 13, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The ‘Ang Nawawala’ director is currently part of the American Film Institute (AFI) Directing Workshop for Women – the first Filipina to make it to the prestigious program

A SONG FOR MYSELF. Marie Jamora's upcoming film tells the story of Maya, an OFW singer in Las Vegas. Screenshot from Facebook.com/asongformyself.film

First 3 films announced for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'Cuddle Weather,' 'The Panti Sisters,' and 'LSS' are officially announced as the first 3 films for the film festival in September

Duterte tells China he had no hand in ICC complaint vs Xi

Mar 28, 2019 - 1:15 PM

In a meeting with an official of China's Communist Party, President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'cannot stop' people from filing cases as the Philippines is a democratic country

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, who paid a courtesy call on the President at Matina Enclaves in Davao City on March 27, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Valentine’s Day playlist: 150 songs for every mood, relationship status

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Listen to these Valentine-perfect slow jams or danceable bops from different decades and genres, perfect for every mood or relationship status

WATCH: Westlife comes back to life with new single

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'Hello My Love' is the boys' first studio track as a group in 8 years!

Ariana Grande reveals new album’s tracklist and release date

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:45 PM

A surprise Valentine's treat from Ariana Grande? Thank u, yes!

Here they go again: ABBA to drop new songs in 2019

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Thank you for the music, indeed!

WATCH: Jadine drops 'Summer' music video

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Is the music video your vibe too?

LET'S GET IN TROUBLE? The couple releases a music video to promote their latest bop. Screenshot from the 'Summer' music video

'Asylum-seeking' North Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'I worked with Jo in the same department at Pyongyang's foreign ministry for so long but never imagined that he would seek asylum,' says Thae Yong-ho

THAE YONG-HO. Former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain Thae Yong-ho talks to the media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul on January 25, 2017. File photo by Ed Jones / AFP

North Korean diplomat seeking asylum in Italy – report

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, has applied for asylum to an unidentified Western country with his family

PLAYLIST: 21 holiday songs for different moods

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Have yourself a merry, moody, crazy – whatever mood it is you have – little Christmas with these songs

LISTEN: Preview of Catriona Gray's single 'We're In This Together'

Nov 23, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The song is written by Marcus Davis and produced by Young Focus International, the group Catriona has been supporting as part of her charity work

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

North Korea defector soldier is general's son – Japan newspaper

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Oh Chong-song's dramatic dash across the border at the Panmunjeom truce village in the DMZ – under fire from his comrades – made global headlines last year

(FILES) This file image of a screengrab made from video footage released by the United Nations Command on November 22, 2017 shows a North Korea defector running out from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper on November 19, 2018. HANDOUT / UNITED NATIONS COMMAND / AFP

LOOK: WINNER arrives in Manila

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:03 PM

(UPDATED) Some Filipino fans welcome members Yoon, Mino, Hoony, and Jinu at the airport

WINNER IN MANILA. The 4-member K-pop group has arrived in Manila for their November 10 concert. File photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Get ready? Showtime! Meet K-pop group iKON

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 7-member group will hold a concert for their Filipino fans on Sunday, November 11

SHOWTIME. Seven-member group iKON is coming to Manila. File photo from iKON's official Facebook page

4 reasons why we love K-pop group WINNER

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

WINNER's first Manila concert is happening on November 10

EVERYDAY. K-pop group WINNER is coming to Manila for their 2018 Everywhere Tour. Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

LOOK BACK: Rico J Puno's greatest hits

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Which Rico J Puno song is your favorite?

ICONIC SINGER. Rico J Puno sings his last song. Image from Rico J Puno's Facebook

LISTEN: 8 popular Ryan Cayabyab songs

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Listen to some of Mr C's most popular compositions through the years

The cast of Ang Larawan on Rappler #LiveJam, December 19, 2017

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

LISTEN: 'Kiss and Make Up,' the Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK collab, has dropped

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'Kiss and Make Up' is part of the super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album

COLLAB. The worldwide sensation collabs with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Screenshot from Dua Lipa's Twitter account

2 Koreans nabbed in Pampanga drug buy-bust

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says the suspects were arrested after they sold shabu to an undercover agent

Photo from Shutterstock

WATCH: Christian Bautista sings 'No Matter What' with Boyzone

Aug 27, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Christian sings with the Irish group

WATCH: 'Bakit Pa Ba' by Jay R, Jason Dy, and Jaya

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

This version of 'Bakit Pa Ba' – believe it or not – was rehearsed minutes before we went live

'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

Why you should also pay attention to the 'Bakwit Boys' soundtrack

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Director Jason Paul Laxamana says he got the inspiration for the film from his own life experiences

Bakwit Boys behind the scenes. Photo courtesy of trex entertainment

WATCH: Sponge Cola covers 'Miss You Like Crazy'

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:59 PM

They weren't really supposed to sing it – but who's complaining?

After movie, Cher to release album of Abba covers

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The album would be Cher's first studio work since the dance music-driven 2013 album 'Closer to the Truth'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 Cher poses on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of the film "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" in London. Pop legend Cher on July 17, 2018 announced an album of Abba covers as she stars in a film sequel to "Mamma Mia!," the musical inspired by the iconic Swedish group. In a fresh burst of activity by the 72-year-old singer and actress, Cher said that her creative spirit was rekindled after singing one of the signature tunes on "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," which is coming out this week."After I did 'Fernando,' I thought it would be really fun to do an album of Abba songs, so I did," Cher said on the NBC television daytime show "Today."  / AFP PHOTO / Anthony HARVEY

WATCH: Gracenote performs 'Respeto' on Rappler Live Jam

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Because, as the band's members note, love isn't always enough

10 BTS songs for all your back-to-school moods

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Start your school year right with these BTS songs!

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 19, 2017: BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

U.S. troop presence in South Korea not 'on table' at Trump-Kim summit – Mattis

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Trump says he will meet Kim for the historic summit as originally scheduled after extraordinary Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang

JAMES MATTIS. US Defence Secretary James Mattis walks to the rosthrum to delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

WATCH: SHINee's back with 'Good Evening' MV

May 29, 2018 - 6:08 PM

'Good Evening' showcases the members' strong vocals and a complex choreography that SHINee has always been known for

SHINEE'S BACK. Korean pop group SHINee returns with the first part of their 6th studio album, 'The Story of Light.' Screenshot from SMTOWN's YouTube channel

WATCH: BTS performs new song 'Fake Love' at Billboard Music Awards 2018

May 21, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Korean boyband wins this year's Top Social Artist award

WATCH: David Grohl's daughter Violet covers Adele's 'When We Were Young'

May 14, 2018 - 9:31 AM

David Grohl's two young daughters join him on stage to perform during a benefit concert

WELCOME THE GROHLS. David isn't the only musician in the family. File photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America/AFP

Trump greets 3 Americans freed by North Korea

May 10, 2018 - 8:09 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump greets the men at Joint Base Andrews in the middle of the night

FREE. US President Donald Trump (centrer L) shakes hands with US detainee Kim Dong-chul (3rd R) upon his return with fellow detainees Kim Hak-song (R) and Tony Kim (front L) after they were freed by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

George RR Martin: ‘Winds of Winter’ is not coming this year…but another book is

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'Game of Thrones' author announces the release of a new book on the Targaryen kings

FIRE AND BLOOD. The new book from George RR Martin details the history of Targaryen kings. Photo from Twitter.com/GRRMspeaking

Super Junior’s 'Lo Siento' enters Billboard Latin Digital Song Sales chart

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Lo Siento,' which features American singer-songwriter Leslie Grace, is the K-Pop group's first entry in the Latin charts

The melodious mouse that sings for sex

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Why do some males of a species invest more in courting than others? It turns out that animals prioritize sex or survival depending on their energy reserves, according to a study.

SINGING MOUSE. This screenshot shows a male Alston's singing mouse (S. teguina) as it countersings in response to a rival male's song. Screenshot from Youtube.com/country mouse studios

Ariana Grande teases new music for April 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Ariana is cooking something up for her fans!

Sandwich revisits hits, triggers nostalgia in 20th anniversary concert

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Over a thousand people gather to celebrate 20 years of Sandwich during their 20th anniversary concert at the Metrotent in Pasig City

UNDER THE GLOW. Sandwich celebrates two decades of music with an anniversary concert. Photo by Stephen Lavoie

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's international department, meets with Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang

The best Sandwich songs, according to Sandwich

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Which Sandwich song is your favorite?

SANDWICH. The band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler