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It's confirmed! Joanna Ampil to play Grizabella in the upcoming Manila run of 'Cats'

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:19 PM

'Cats' runs in Manila starting November 6

JOANNA AMPIL. The veteran actress reprises her role as Grizabella in 'Cats.' Photo from

Internet-famous Grumpy Cat dies at age 7

May 17, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The celebrity sourpuss succumbed to complications from a urinary tract infection

GOODBYE GRUMPY. Tardar Sauce, the cat that has become known on the internet as Grumpy Cat, has died. Photo from

Jerusalem's dilemma over hordes of stray cats

May 11, 2019 - 7:25 PM

With nearly 2,000 cats per square kilometer, for total of some 240,000, the concentration of stray cats in the Holy City is among the highest in the Middle East or even the world

Ilana Ben Joya feeds stray cats near her home in Jerusalem on March 12, 2019. Captured in the streets of Jerusalem by city workers or brought in by residents, at least 15 cats a day are sterilised at the municipal veterinary centre. The concentration of stray cats in Jerusalem is among the highest in the Middle East or even the world, experts say. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

'Cats' to open in Manila in November

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Tickets for the musical are now on sale

CATS. The beloved Broadway musical is set to open in Manila. Photo courtesy of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

'Cats' and 'Downton Abbey': Universal Studios presents upcoming films

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The big screen versions of 'Cats' the musical and hit series 'Downton Abbey' are among 2019's most-anticipated movie releases

US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Over more than 3 decades, in a laboratory near the capital Washington, scientists fed cats and kittens meat possibly contaminated with the parasite toxoplasma gondii. Then, after 3 weeks, they went on to euthanize the cats.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: DLSU's Archer the cat 'graduates'

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM

He has a meow-rch too!

GOODBYE, ARCHER. The famous cat is sent off in the most extra way possible. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Cats' may be coming to Manila in 2019

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Posters for the the musical are seen at The Theater at Solaire

JELLICLE CATS. Andrew Lloyd Weber's beloved musical 'Cats' may be coming to Manila soon. Photo from

DLSU CAT 2019 results out

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The list of qualified applicants for academic year 2019-2020 has been posted online

Cat snap: Tokyo 'lucky cat' temple draws Instagrammers

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Around 10,000 figurines of white cats seated with one paw raised are stacked and strewn around the Gotokuji temple, providing tempting fodder for social media mavens from Japan and abroad

CATS. 'Maneki neko' or beckoning cat ornaments are seen on display at Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo on October 2, 2016. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Cat Café Manila: The café with 9 lives

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:13 PM

After almost closing down, these cats and hoomans still need your support

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How old is my pet in dog or cat years? A veterinarian explains

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM

There’s an old myth that one regular year is like 7 years for dogs and cats. There’s a bit of logic behind it.

DOG AGE. KikoStock/

Taylor Swift in all-star film version of 'Cats': reports

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:22 AM

She is cast alongside Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen in the film adaptation of the hit musical

TAYLOR SWIFT. The pop star takes the big screen again for 'Cats.' Photo from

In sickness and in health: Taking care of senior cats

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

But what happens when cats grow old? What happens when they stop being lovable jerks and become high-maintenance jerks?

SENIOR CATS. What happens when they stop being lovable jerks and become high-maintenance jerks? Images from Iñigo de Paula/Rappler

Achilles the Cat, Russia's deaf but highly gifted World Cup soothsayer

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:43 PM

'We went for Achilles because he is beautiful, first of all, but also because – like all white cats with blue eyes – he is deaf, so he has a great deal of intuition, he sees with his heart,' says Anna Kasatkina, a vet who oversees guard-cats at Saint Petersburg's Hermitage museum

credit: Olga MALTSEVA / AFP

Cat Arambulo-Antonio: Passion for all things beautiful

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Cat talks about style, family and what it takes to judge 'The Apartment: Passion for Design'

Dogs, cats slaughtered: 'Extreme' markets horrify activists

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive

ANIMAL CRUELTY. A dog waits for slaughter at the Langowan market, before he was rescued by DMFI. Photo from DMFI

Bincang Mantan: Jangan seenaknya pakai panggilan ‘cantik’ atau ‘ganteng’

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:11 PM

“Apapun yang dilakukan manusia bisa dianggap salah atau benar tergantung dari tempat dan waktunya.”

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Researchers find evidence of cats killing 338 bird types – almost half of Australia's native species, including 71 threatened species

In this undated handout photo from The Threatened Species Recovery Hub recieved on October 4, 2017 shows a feral cat with a dead Rozella bird in its mouth.  Cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed on October 4, 2017 with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. / AFP PHOTO / The Threatened Species Recovery / Handout

Komunitas penyayang kucing Yogyakarta berhasil bebaskan terpidana UU ITE

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Fatkhurrahman melunasi denda Rp5 juta hasil dari donasi selama berkat unggahan di laman Facebook komunitas Jogja Domestic Cat Lovers

Fatkur memberi makan kucing-kucing jalanan yang ia rawat. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: The Role of Cats

Sep 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Dogs, cats come to 'Sims 4' in new expansion pack

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The life simulator brings back pets to the fray on November 10 more than 3 years after the original release of The Sims 4

FURRY FRIENDS. Pets make a return to The Sims in new expansion. Screenshot from The Sims website

QUIZ: What kind of cat lover are you?

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Are you a stage mom? Or maybe you re a cat supremacist? Take this quiz to find out

SAKSIKAN: 10 kucing menggemaskan di internet

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Maru Grumpy Cat Sockington dan masih banyak lagi kucing menggemaskan yang berkeliaran di internet

Joanna Ampil admits almost quitting 'Ang Larawan' movie

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:54 PM

Joanna says it was her co star and good friend Rachel Alejandro who assured her and helped her while doing the film

#FridayFeels: CAThartic

May 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

How do you de stress or release those pent up emotions?

Abu Sayyaf, Xi on Trump, Taiwan | Evening wRap

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Like some other Asian nations dog consumption was common in Taiwan decades ago and although it is much rarer now

PROTECTED BY LAW. Offenders found to possess cat or dog meat face a fine of up to Tw$250,000 ($8,170).

Menanti babak akhir kasus pabrik PT Semen Indonesia di Kendeng

Apr 05, 2017 - 3:34 PM

KLHS akan menjadi penentu nasib para petani dan kelanjutan proyek pembangunan pabrik semen di Kendeng

PABRIK SEMEN. Foto areal pabrik PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, di Gunem, Rembang, Jawa Tengah, Rabu, 22 Maret. Foto oleh Yusuf Nugroho/ANTARA

‘Shy Shy Cat’: Ketika cinta hampir menghancurkan persahabatan

Nov 02, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Film ini akan membuat penonton tertawa sekaligus terharu

Nirina Zubir, Acha Septriasa dan Tika Bravani berperan sebagai tiga sahabat di film 'Shy Shy Cat'. Foto dari screen capture akun youtube Star Vision.

SAKSIKAN: Lepas penatmu di Cutie Cats Cafe

Oct 18, 2016 - 7:37 PM

19 kucing menggemaskan dari beragam ras menunggumu di Cutie Cats Cafe

Kucing jenis Himalayan ini tengah berpose di pohon kucing. Foto oleh Nadia Vetta Hamid/Rappler

Ketika Larry si Kucing memilih tinggal di Downing Street 10

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Meski David Cameron keluar Larry si Kucing tetap tinggal di Downing Street nomor 10 Beginilah kisah kepala pemburu tikus di kediaman perdana menteri Inggris itu

Larry si Kucing bertahan di Downing Street 10. Foto oleh AFP

Larry the cat staying put in 10 Downing Street

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:52 PM

It s a civil servant s cat and does not belong to the Camerons He will be staying

POLITICAL ANIMAL. Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, prowls outside the door of number 10 Downing Street in London on July 13, 2016, as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to address his final Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons. Oli Scarff/AFP

NCAA National Championship game ends in dramatic fashion

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:14 PM

The ball in your hands The clock winding down A shot at history

Disgruntled Siberian city wants Barsik the cat as mayor

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Barsik the cat earns stardom after winning over his human rivals in an unofficial online poll

Japanese team wins Manila Spirits title, but sportsmanship is ‘ultimate’ champion

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:06 PM

The Mixed Nuts ultimate frisbee team s two year run as mixed division champs may be over but respect for the game and opponents has never been higher

ULTIMATE WINNERS. Mixed Nuts and Club Junior Japan form a circle to show respect to one another after their finals battle. Sportsmanship above competition was the theme of the day. Photo by Ryan Songalia

IN PHOTOS: Meet 'Yaya Dog,' 'Heneral Tuna,' more pets in amazing Halloween costumes

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Check out the outfits at the PAWS Scaredy Cats and Dogs costume competition

YAYA DOG. This dog dressed up as the 'Eat Bulaga's' popular Yaya Dub for PAWS' Scaredy Cats and Dogs competition. Photo courtesy of PAWS, Yaya Dub screengrab from Instagram/eatbulaga1979

Gameplan: Eco-Traveling in Danjugan Island

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Here are some eco travel ideas you can try and experience in Danjugan Island

Gameplan: Hobie Cat Sailing in Danjugan Island

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Gameplan s Amanda Fernandez takes on the Hobie challenge

SHORT FILM: Stray Cats

Sep 27, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A heartbroken man breaks up with a cat and learns a lesson about love

Webhits: Anchor interviews Grumpy Cat, loses it

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

What is it about Grumpy Cat that makes people go crazy?

'So You Think You Can Dance' host Cat Deeley pregnant with first child

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Cat announces the happy news on Twitter

CONGRATULATIONS. Cat Deeley and husband Patrick Kielty have a baby on the way

Kucing ras langka ramaikan kontes di Bandung

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Ustin merupakan kucing ras Somali pertama dan satu satunya di Indonesia

Safranika Ustin, kucing ras langka Somali, mengikuti kontes kucing internasional di Bandung. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

WATCH: Taylor Swift sings 'Smelly Cat' with Phoebe Buffay

Aug 28, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Lisa Kudrow shares the stage with Taylor Swift as Phoebe from Friends

'SMELLY CAT.' Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay coaches Taylor Swift on how to sing the song, 'Smelly Cat.' Screengrab from YouTube/Shine On Media

‘Lending a paw’ is easier than you think

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Take a photo with your pet and help another animal in need

Have coffee, pet a cat

Aug 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The ‘catvocacy’ of Cat Café Manila is to let new guests experience how puspins or pusang Pinoy can be great pets and be adopted by responsible pet owners

girl with mama cat

Cat Zingano wants rematch with Ronda Rousey

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Zingano admits she was embarrassed after 14 second loss to Rousey and says she wants an opportunity to show she is capable of more

LOST OPPORTUNITY. Cat Zingano wears a look of disappointment after losing in just 14 seconds to Ronda Rousey. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gone in 64 seconds with Ronda Rousey

Aug 02, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Ronda Rousey has spent less than two minutes inside the UFC Octagon in her last 3 fights Take a look back at the UFC bantamweight champion s recent domination

EYE OF THE TIGER. Ronda Rousey has been without peer since joining the UFC. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Stationmaster, tourist magnet, cat: Tama dies in Japan

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:37 PM

Tama is credited with single pawedly saving the provincial Kishigawa Line after being appointed as master of the tiny Kishi station

This file picture taken on May 22, 2008 shows a female cat named "Tama", known as cat stationmaster of Wakayama Electric Railway, at Kishi station on the Kishigawa line in the city of Kinokawa, in Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. Tama, a cat that served as nominal stationmaster on the obscure Japanese branchline, bringing thousands of extra tourists and spawning a merchandising gold rush has died at the age of 16, a railway spokesman said on June 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Toru YAMANAKA

Webhits: What can happen with cats and cardboard boxes?

May 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Yarns are so yesterday

Meow. Screengrab from YouTube