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#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 96

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Jackie Chan menerima Piala Oscar

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Hasil kerja keras berakting selama 56 tahun

Jackie Chan menjadi aktor Mandarin pertama yang meraih Piala Oscar. Jackie dianugerahi Piala Oscar karena kiprahnya di dunia akting selama 56 tahun. Foto oleh Johanes Eisele/AFP.

WATCH: John Cena speaks impressive Mandarin in China

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Cena a 15 time WWE champion had a nearly 3 minute speech in China’s native tongue

U CAN'T SEE HIM. WWE wrestler John Cena gestures at the former host of The Daily Show after slamming him in Brooklyn. Photo from WWE.com

Foreigner injured by debris from Makati hotel demolition

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:55 PM

UPDATED Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña orders a temporary halt on the Mandarin hotel demolition as authorities investigate the incident

SG church leaders jailed for funding singing career of pastor's wife

Nov 20, 2015 - 5:30 PM

City Harvest Church head pastor Kong Hee used millions of dollars in church funds to help his pop singer wife break into the English language market

The 6 City Harvest Church leaders – the founder Kong Hee (top C), Serina Wee, former finance manager (top L), Sharon Tan (top R), Tan Ye Peng (bottom L), John Lam (bottom C), and Chew Eng Han (bottom R) – arrive at the district state courts in Singapore on October 21, 2015. They lavished $36 million on a failed bid to turn the pastor's glamorous wife into a global pop star, and have been convicted of misusing church funds. Photo by Roslan Rahman/Agence France-Presse

PLDT's investment arm pours $10M into Phunware partnership

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:25 PM

US based mobile app developer Phunware s list of top tier customers includes CBS Interactive NBC Sports Dignity Health GameStop Mandarin Oriental and WWE

NEW PARTNERSHIP. The new joint venture "will enable PLDT’s subsidiary, ePLDT, to market and exclusively distribute Phunware’s targeted mobile and multiscreen solutions in Southeast Asia"

Senators want Chinese, Spanish languages in K to 12 curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Educators say however that the government needs to first address the deteriorating English proficiency of public school students

Makati's Mandarin Oriental to close this year, reopen in 2020

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Hotel management says the property is no longer in keeping with its luxury hospitality offering The group will brand and manage a new hotel to be developed by the Ayalas

After 'Burgos,' Rocco to portray 'San Pedro'

Aug 14, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Mandarin speaking actor registered nurse pursues idealism of Jonas role in film bio on Filipino saint

PERSONA. Rocco pursues idealism of 'Burgos' in next film bio. Photo by Jerald Uy/Rappler

Superman vs Iron Man: From comics to film

Apr 27, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Supes and Shell head face off in American summer movies Who do you think will fare better?

HEROES WITH FLAWS. Marvel's superheroes battle demons not just outside of them but also within. Screen shot from Carljoe Javier's Comixology collection

Tony Stark outside the armor in 'Iron Man 3'

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:44 AM

Here is Rappler s review of the latest Iron Man installment

NEW THREATS. Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow return with Don Cheadle to face new enemies. All images from the 'Iron Man 3' Facebook page

Tony Stark strikes back in ‘Iron Man 3’

Mar 25, 2013 - 11:43 AM

In Iron Man 3 Tony Stark loses all his money and toys and must find his way back to being a super hero using only his instincts and ingenuity

NEW VILLAINS, NEW QUESTIONS. Tony Stark faces life after events in 'The Avengers' movie. Photo from the 'Iron Man 3' Facebook page

Siri directs Chinese to brothels

Oct 29, 2012 - 9:35 PM

The recently released Mandarin version of Siri seems to be able to find prostitutes upon request

'NAUGHTY SIRI'. Siri is available for iPhone 4S and 5 users

Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

Sep 01, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Anticipating the dominance of China many parents believe they are arming their kids with the best weapon a strong foundation in Mandarin

From the heart: The calligraphy of Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Aug 21, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The 100 piece exhibit is on display at the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Manila

SOME OF THE 100-PIECE calligraphy artworks by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. All photos by Ime Morales

Party list for New Year's Eve 2011

Dec 29, 2011 - 6:27 PM

Find a one stop shop to wine dine dance and keep your fingers safe from rogue fireworks with Rappler s 2011 New Year s Eve guide

A New Year's fireworks celebration in Boracay.