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Rappler's latest stories on The Ruins


‘Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio:’ Don’t wear white

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Directed by Juan Ekis, the 50th anniversary staging of the play is a claustrophobia-inducing, ultra-violent look at systemic injustice

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO. Paul Dumol's 1968 masterpiece is staged at The Ruins in Poblacion. Screenshot from

Battle-scarred: Marawi structures that remind us of the war

May 23, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The siege of Marawi was triggered by a raid in a safe house in barangay Malutlut. The fighting moved towards Lake Lanao and, after 5 months, ended with the deaths of leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.

Key sites during the Marawi siege. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Mass held in Budiao Ruins for the first time in 204 years

May 12, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The Budiao archaeological project is the first attempt to investigate and better understand the structure of Budiao Church which was buried by volcanic debris during Mount Mayon's eruption in 1814

MASS AT BUDIAN RUINS. Mass is held in the Budian Ruins for the first time in over 200 years on May 11, 2018.  Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Budiao Church ruins excavated after more than 200 years

May 06, 2018 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) The site of the Budiao Ruins is eyed as a new tourist destination in the province of Albay, alongside the Cagsawa Ruins

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Cafe by the Ruins Dua's 1st exhibit of 2018 features Kora Dandan Albano

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM

You are cordially invited to Cafe by the Ruins Dua's first exhibit of 2018

IN PHOTOS: The ruins of Marawi

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Between November 6 to 10, Rappler joined soldiers patrolling the ruins of Marawi City. This is what we saw.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Cafe by the Ruins before and after the fire

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Here s a look at Cafe by the Ruins original location before and after it burned down

Café by the Ruins has gone to heaven but still no beer

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM

We ve decided that we will no longer be rebuilding Café by the Ruins on our original site of 29 years says Feliz Lim Perez among the second batch of owners who took over after their parents

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio's famed Cafe by the Ruins catches fire

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The roof of the beloved Baguio culinary destination catches fire

RUINED 'RUINS' The aftermath of the fire at the famous Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa

Bicol landmark turns orange for campaign to end violence vs women

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM

The Cagsawa Ruins in Albay take on the color of hope in support of the Orange Your Icon campaign

CAGSAWA RUINS TURNS ORANGE. Using special lighting, local authorities turn the famous Albay landmark orange in support of the campaign to fight violence against women. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Visiting The Ruins, the 'Taj Mahal of Negros'

Sep 13, 2015 - 8:54 PM

A sad story of undying love is the beating heart behind this beautiful mansion that burned down during the war

FOR LOVE. The Ruins in its glory. All photos by Henrylito D. Tacio

Syria army battles ISIS outside Palmyra

Jul 10, 2015 - 3:45 AM

Though ISIS fighters have reportedly destroyed at least one statue no damage to the ruins has been reported

Andres Bonifacio: Myths, trivia, execution

Nov 30, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Rappler compiles 10 facts about Andres Bonifacio you should know

'Woman of the Ruins': A marriage in ruins

Nov 21, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Keith Sicat effectively captures a society crumbling not from natural or man made disasters but from persisting norms and religion

'WOMAN OF THE RUINS'. The film reflects present-day society, where religion has a grab hold of the very concept of marriage. Screen grab from the trailer

'Johnny Depp of Japan' to do PH film

Sep 28, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Tadanobu Asano in Manila for Pusong Wazak Ruined Heart latest project by filmmaker Khavn dela Cruz

'MACHO.' Asano has also undermined his persona with sensitive performances. Photo from his Facebook

Enjoying Kurangon's quiet charm

Jul 18, 2013 - 1:00 PM

This unassuming island is home to marine life and a haven to visitors who want to see a different view of Mayon

SUGAR-LIKE. Walking on foot is recommended for you to enjoy the soft powdery sand of Kurangon. Photo courtesy of Leticia Catalan (Taga Tiwi Albay Facebook Page)

Albay: Capture postcard-worthy photos of Mt. Mayon

Jul 02, 2012 - 12:28 PM

We list spots in Albay Bicol where fun and a great view of the almost perfect cone are constant

[PH Travel] Where to go back in time

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Here s a new tour a new way to see Taal

THE TAAL BASILICA, the Largest Basilica in Asia. Photo by Yobic Arceta

The Ruins of Talisay

May 19, 2012 - 7:44 PM

Despite being bare and merely a skeleton of a great ancestral home it won t fail to awe