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LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Television 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'The General's Daughter' wins Best Primetime TV Series

FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2019

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) Moira dela Torre leads the pack of winners at the annual music industry awards

AWIT AWARDS. The annual music industry awards recognizes the country's best artists. Screenshot from

Filipino short films honored at Viddsee's 3rd Juree Awards Philippines

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Viddsee Juree Awards is an annual industry pick awards ceremony celebrating the best short films from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines

YA novel set in Duterte's 'drug war' among finalists in 2019 National Book Awards

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Patron Saints of Nothing' tells the story of a Filipino-American who comes back home after a cousin is killed in Duterte's 'drug war'

FINALIST. The YA novel, written by Filipino-American Randy Ribay, is a finalist in this year's National Book Awards. File photo by Rappler

5 journalists, archivist named 2019 Titus Brandsma awardees

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The Titus Brandsma awards are given to journalists for their outstanding leadership in the field and embodiment of Brandsma’s principles

Catriona Gray is a presenter at Latin America Music Awards 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Latin America Music Awards is scheduled on October 17

Maja Salvador wins Best Actress in Asia Contents Awards

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Maja wins the award for her role in the show 'Wildflower'

Why investigations are important

Oct 02, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Difficult investigative stories must be written

Moira dela Torre nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards 2019

Oct 02, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The singer-songwriter is among the nominees for this year's Best Southeast Asian act category

Tech startups compete to represent PH at the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2019

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2019 will be announcing the national winners this coming October

Photo courtesy of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards

Rappler investigation into war on drugs wins 2019 Global Shining Light Award

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The 6-month investigation found strong indications that police were outsourcing killings

Finding salvation through the patron saints of nothing

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Randy Ribay’s 'Patron Saints of Nothing' – which looks at Duterte’s war on drugs from a Filipino-American teenager's point of view – is longlisted in the National Book Awards 2019 for Young People's Literature in the U.S.

From Mt. Cloud Bookshop's Facebook page

5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Glory Awards will be held on November 9, 2019, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman

 AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Sep 25, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Thunberg is honored 'for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,' the Right Livelihood Foundation says

GRETA THUNBERG. Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Ateneo de Manila announces recipients of 2019 Traditional University Awards

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The awardees each receive a replica of the Sacred Heart statuette originally carved by national hero and Ateneo alumnus Jose Rizal

Recipients of the 2019 Traditional University Awards with the university administrators

Accralaw wins firm of the year in 2019 Asialaw awards

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Senior partner Francis Lim is lawyer of the year

AWARD. Francis Lim of Accralaw is awarded lawyer of the year in the 2019 Benchmark and Litigation Awards of Asialaw. Photo by Rappler

Game of Thrones' wins top drama Emmy as 'Fleabag' springs a surprise

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:57 AM

(UPDATED) 'Game of Thrones' wins 12 Emmys on its final season

The cast of "Game of Thrones" speaks onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: All the best looks at the Emmys 2019 red carpet

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM

All the stars dazzle in their outfits for this year's Emmys

British actress Emilia Clarke arrives for the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

FULL LIST: Winners, Emmy Awards 2019

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:02 AM

Did your favorite show win big?

WHO WINS BIG? The 71st Emmys happen early September 23 in the Philippines. Photo from the Television Academy's Twitter

'Kung sino ang may pinag-aralan, 'yun pa ang nagko-corrupt'

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman, tasked with recovering ill-gotten wealth from corrupt public officials, gives integrity awards to ordinary Filipinos who returned money they found while doing their jobs

INTEGRITY AWARD. Airport janitor Ronald Gadayan is among the 5 integrity awardees of the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

5 things to watch for on Emmys night

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This year's show has no host, plus a rivalry between Netflix and HBO

An Emmy Awards statue is pictured ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards on September 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of 'Thrones' and 'Veep'

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'Game of Thrones' has already won 10 awards in the Creative Arts Emmys

LGBTQ characters and shows in focus at 2019 Emmys

Sep 21, 2019 - 5:06 PM

'The number of LGBTQ nominees at this year's Emmy Awards is a sign that things are starting to change in Hollywood,' says Sarah Ellis, advocate for diversity in the media

LIST: 2019 Emmy nominees in key categories

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:57 AM

From 'Game of Thrones' to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' which series are you rooting for this year?

Tubbataha’s Angelique Songco receives biodiversity award

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Songco receives the KfW Bernhard Grzimek Prize for her exemplary work in protecting the reef’s extraordinary biodiversity while also meeting the needs of the local population and tourists

MAMA RANGER. Angelique Songco of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Manila Water Foundation wins Quill Award for hygiene education initiative

Sep 14, 2019 - 12:15 AM

They also received an Award of Merit for championing engineers for social good

Ravish Kumar: Fighting for India's free press

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar speaks to Rappler about receiving death threats, journalism, and giving voice to the voiceless

2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar. September 5, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOST Filipino scientists and engineers bag 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is given to outstanding civil servants for their exceptional contributions with nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony

TRAILBLAZERS. DOST's Advanced Space Technology Research and Services is awarded the Presidential Lingkod Bayan award for placing the country in the space technology map through the development of DIWATA-1 and 2, the country’s first microsatellite, and the Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation Center on September 10, 2019. Photo from DOST-ASTI

How Ryan Cayabyab keeps the music playing

Sep 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The music industry's beloved Mr C and respected Maestro is given the Ramon Magsaysay Award, recognizing a legacy that includes more than just the several hundreds of songs he's written

MAESTRO. 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ryan Cayabyab gives an interview before the awarding night. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Truth, justice, love': Ko Swe Win on journalism in times of repression

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Ko Swe Win receives the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for 'building the quality and force of media's truth-telling' in Myanmar

2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ko Swe Win. September 5, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Smokey Mountain reunites for Ryan Cayabyab at Ramon Magsaysay awards 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Tony Lambino, James Coronel, and Jeffrey Hidalgo show support for the founder of the group

When the personal is political: Defending human rights in Thailand

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Angkhana Neelapaijit, the wife of an enforced disappearance victim, receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 for being a champion of human rights in Thailand

2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Angkhana Neelapaijit. September 5, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation confers honor to 2019 awardees

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:33 PM

This year's awardees are Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab, Myanmar editor Ko Swe Win, Indian journalist Ravish Kumar, Angkhana Neelapaijit of Thailand, and Kim Jong-ki of South Korea

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEES. The 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees with Vice President Leni Robredo, who had been the guest of honor at the presentation ceremonies for 4 years now. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Innovation that aids locked-in syndrome patients nabs top prize in 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:13 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Jay Patrick Nieles is also the recipient of the Best in Innovation Award for the same study

DOUBLE VICTORY. Jay Patrick Nieles of the University of Santo Tomas (3rd from left) bagged the Project of the Year award and one of two Best in Innovation awards in the 30th BPI-DoST Science Awards. (From left) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation Executive Director Maricris San Diego, Best in Innovation awardees Christian Badua of the University of the Philippines Manila and Jay Patrick Nieles, and DoST-Science Education Institute Deputy Director Albert Mariño. Photo from DOST

DOST chief receives UPAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

DOST Secretary De la Peña is one of the only 4 alumni recipients of the said award

DOST chief receives UPAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by DOST

RSF announces nominees for Press Freedom Awards 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - 6:27 PM

'These journalists refused to be silenced and continue to raise their voices against the abuse of power, corruption and other crimes,' says Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire

Alden Richards receives Asian Star Prize at Seoul International Drama Awards 2019

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Alden is the latest Filipino actor to receive the award

FULL LIST: MTV Music Awards 2019 winners

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande lead this year's winners

(L-R) Social media personality Hannah Hart, US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and TV personality hairdresser Jonathan Van Ness talk during 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Taylor Swift promotes gay rights, Missy Elliott takes home Vanguard award at MTV VMAs 2019

Aug 27, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Here are the highlights of this year's MTV VMAs, held in Newark, New Jersey

CFO launches 2020 Presidential Awards for overseas Filipinos

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Original copies of the endorsed nominations and supporting documents must be submitted not later than July 31, 2020

Jesse Robredo Foundation launches award for outstanding mayors

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'Ang pulitika, puwede mong gamitin para sa kabutihan. At iyong example ni Jesse ang magsasabi sa atin na it can happen, it can be done,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

JUST LIKE JESSE. he Jesse M. Robredo Foundation launches an award to honor outstanding local chief executives. File photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Filipino cocoa farmer makes it to 2019 International Cocoa Awards

Aug 16, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Jose Saguban's cacao is among the 50 best bean samples selected by experts for the awards

BEST BEANS. Jose Saguban's cocoa is among the 50 best cocoa bean samples selected in the 2019 International Cocoa Awards. Photo from

#FactsMatterPH shortlisted in Online Journalism Award

Aug 14, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Rappler's #FactsMatterPH project, which focuses on fact-checking efforts and data-driven investigations on social media and disinformation with community engagement, is a finalist in the 2019 Gather Award in Engaged Journalism

No host for the upcoming Emmy Awards 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Just like this year's Oscars, the 2019 Emmy Awards ceremony will go on without a celebrity host

Ryan Cayabyab, 2 journalists among 2019 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:08 PM

This year's awardees are Cayabyab, Myanmar editor Ko Swe Win, Indian journalist Ravish Kumar, Angkhana Neelapaijit of Thailand, and Kim Jong-ki of South Korea

PHILIPPINES' PRIDE. Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab is to receive the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award along with 4 others in September. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FULL LIST: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande lead MTV Video Music Awards 2019 nominations

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The Video Music Awards happens on August 26 in the US

Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder

'Game of Thrones' lead Emmys 2019 with 32 nominations

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The show about families vying for the Iron Throne breaks a 25-year drama series nominations record held by 'NYPD Blue'

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Kathryn Bernardo on Best Actress win: I feel validated

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

'It’s also not about the sales or how much a movie has earned. It's about the many hearts that you're able to touch through your films.'

FULL LIST: Winners, Eddys Awards 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Kathryn Bernardo wins Best Actress for 'The Hows of Us,' while 'Liway' wins Best Picture