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WATCH: Sandara Park isn't playing in this 'Look What You Made Me Do' dance cover

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Make her do more of this, please

K-IDOL. Sandara Park is all sorts of fierce in this dance cover. Screenshot from YouTube

Adulting 101: How to write a good cover letter (and why it's important)

Jun 14, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Hoping to get hired? Tip #1: Don't attach your resume to an empty email. Cover letters are very important!

'Avengers' star Chris Hemsworth to go under cover in comedy cop flick

May 19, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The 'Avengers' star joins Tiffany Haddish in the upcoming film ' Down Under Cover,' under Paramount

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Covering the courts: Supreme Court Baguio Session

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:30 PM

This series called 'Covering the Courts' aims to bring you closer to the judicial system and to important decisions both of lower courts and the High Court

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover up

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others from his diocese over allegations that they helped cover up abuse.

ON TRIAL. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP

Notes from the courtroom

Dec 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

They say that the justice beat is one of the most boring beats in reporting. I tend to agree. But where it's boring, it's always so insightful.

Paris Jackson sorry for Harper's Bazaar Singapore cover

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The daughter of Michael Jackson, who is bisexual has apologized after posting the cover with an editorial of 'Gay Star News' about hypocrisy

India journalist gets death threats, online hate over gov't exposé

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The harassment might have taken its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of Rana Ayyub, but she vows never to be silenced

Olympian sues USA Swimming alleging sex abuse cover-up

May 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

It is written in the lawsuit that 'no one did anything to protect plaintiff as a minor from inappropriate grooming and ultimate molestation'

#TIMESUP. Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith takes further action after opening up about her sexual abuse story. Photo from Twitter (@ArianaKukors)

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

Duterte on TIME cover: I'm no strongman

May 04, 2018 - 7:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte claims he never sent anyone critical of his administration to jail

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018, declares that he is willing to hand down government-owned land that are deemed unused or unproductive to the farmers. The President, however, was quick to add that he needs the cooperation of congress for the reform of government-owned lands. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart call out 'Cosmo PH' for photoshopping their images

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The 'Riverdale' stars point out that their waists appear smaller in images posted on the Instagram account of 'Cosmopolitan Philippines'

CALL OUT. Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes slam Cosmpolitan Philippines for apparently photoshopping their images. Screenshot from

Dua single baru Hanin Dhiya wakili perasaan anak muda zaman sekarang

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Lagu ‘Darling’ dan ‘Kau Yang Sembunyi’ rilis bersamaan pada 15 September 2017

LOOK: 10 of 'Playboy' magazine's most controversial covers

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Here's a look back at the most controversial 'Playboy' covers since Hugh Hefner started the magazine in the '50s

WATCH: ‘Game of Thrones’ theme played with indigenous Filipino instruments

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Winter has come to tropical Philippines as Kontra GaPi does a stirring cover of the HBO hit s title theme

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Indigenous instruments give the well-known ‘Game of Thrones’ title theme a new twist. Screengrab from

WATCH: Darren Espanto performs 'Despacito'

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Darren covers the hit song in a new music video

'Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies to produce Vietnam War series

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Julianna says the unnamed series will be based on the book War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

STAKEOUT: Police operation, noon at ngayon

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Sa halos limang araw na pag stakeout nakita ko ang malaking bentahe ng mga operatiba sa ngayon kumpara noong dekada 80 at 90

STAKEOUT: Walang atrasan sa police beat

Sep 02, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Tiyempo ang mga reporter ngayon dahil buhay na buhay ang aksiyon sa police beat sa dami ng mga tinatakpan ng diyaryo na mga nakatimbuwang sa mga eskinita bangketa at kalsada

STAKEOUT: Huwag matulog sa pansitan

Aug 26, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Ang pinakamahalagang magiging accomplishment ng isang reporter sa pagsama sa mga ganitong operasyon – mababawasan ang mga drawing na encounter laban sa mga sinasabing suspek na mga adik at tulak ng ilegal na droga

Controversial Pulp Magazine cover draws criticism, band members, publisher respond

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Sud the band featured on the cover filming two women apologizes to those offended by their photo The magazine s publisher and editor and the photographer speak up

Media not allowed in Duterte inauguration venue – organizer

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

So far the plan is for all media outlets to rely on the feed of state run RTVM and monitor the event from another building in the Malacañang compound

COVERING DUTERTE. President-elect speaks to the crowd gathered for a Thanksgiving Party in Crocodile Park on June 4, 2016 in Davao City. Rappler Screengrab

Here's Chris Evans internship cover letter from when he was 16

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Chris says the hilarious cover letter came with a humiliating headshot – but did he actually get the internship?

CHRIS EVANS. The 'Captain America' actor posts a cover letter he sent out to casting directors in 1998. File photo shows Chris attending the European Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' in London. Photo by Hannay McKay/EPA

Tobacco giants lose appeal against UK plain packaging rules

May 19, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Under the directive health warnings must cover 65 percent of the front and back of every pack of cigarettes with additional warnings on the top

TOBACCO CHANGES. A man arranges cigarettes in a grocer's shop in central London, Britain, 22 January 2015. File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

CAMPAIGN NOTES: 90 campaign days with Mar Roxas

May 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

How does he take his coffee and why is Plants vs Zombies the best game on the iPad – these are some of the fun stuff I know about the Liberal Party standard bearer

LAST STRETCH. Mar Roxas campaigns in Naga City. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

WATCH: Clark Gregg performs Britney Spears' 'Toxic' in 'Lip Sync Battle' teaser

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Phil Coulson from Agents of SHIELD dances to Britney Spears hit song Toxic in full costume

'TOXIC.' Clark Gregg, who plays Phil Coulson on 'Agents of SHIELD,' performs Britney Spears' 'Toxic' on 'Lip Sync Battle.' Screengrab from SpikeLSB

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez covers Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at 'Idol' finale

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The season 11 runner up belts out her rendition of Celine Dion s hit finishing off a medley by past Idol contestants

'THE PRAYER.' Jessica Sanchez belts out Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' at the 'American Idol' season 15 finale. Screengrab from YouTube/American Idol

WATCH: Hailee Steinfeld covers Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself'

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The Pitch Perfect 2 star appears on Australian radio show Hamish Andy to perform her acoustic take on the Justin Bieber tune

Screengrab from YouTube/Hamish & Andy

WATCH: 5 David Bowie covers from movie soundtracks, rock bands

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:56 PM

In his 4 decade career the late David Bowie had 27 studio albums 9 live albums 46 compilation albums 5 extended plays and 111 singles to his credit

WATCH: Celine Dion covers Adele's 'Hello' on New Year's Eve

Jan 02, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Celine makes Adele part of her new year by singing Hello during her Las Vegas residency performance

'HELLO.' Celine Dion covers Adele's hit song on new year's eve. Screengrab from YouTube/hesan2000

WATCH: Hozier covers 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'

Dec 17, 2015 - 11:44 AM

The Take Me To Church singer performs his take on the Christmas classic

HOZIER. The singer performs 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' on BBC Radio 1. Screengrab from YouTube/BBCRadio1VEVO

Esquire features VP Binay in 'Meaning of Life' issue

Dec 10, 2015 - 10:09 PM

What do you think about the latest Esquire Philippines cover?

WATCH: Ellen finds the amazing South Korean student who covered 'Hello'

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Lydia Lee covers Adele s Hello live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

LYDIA LEE. The South Korean student, whose cover of Adele's 'Hello' went viral online, performed the song live on Ellen DeGeneres' show. Screengrab from YouTube/TheEllenShow

WATCH: Joe Jonas covers Adele's 'Hello' as a sad clown

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Joe and his band DNCE cover Hello complete with colorful tears and rainbow wigs

JOE JONAS. The singer and his band DNCE cover Adele's 'Hello' dressed as sad clowns. Screengrab from YouTube/DNCE Music

'I see blood': Netizens on Imee Marcos cover

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Netizens rejoice and revolt over the Imee Marcos cover

WATCH: AJ Rafael, Kurt Hugo Schneider cover 'Thinking Out Loud'

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Kurt uses a coin knives and the sound of his Twitter news feed to accompany AJ s vocals in their cover of Ed Sheeran s song

'THINKING OUT LOUD.' AJ Rafael and Kurt Hugo Schneider cover Ed Sheeran's song. Screengrab from YouTube/Kurt Hugo Schneider

WATCH: Kelly Clarkson covers Rihanna's 'Stay'

Jul 22, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Kelly often covers fan requested songs at her shows

PIECE BY PIECE. Kelly Clarkson covered Rihanna's 'Stay' on the Pittsburgh stop for her 'Piece by Piece Tour.' Photo from Facebook/Kelly Clarkson

Binay in Mindanao, Makati parking building, raped migrants | 6PM wRap

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Akbayan rep resigns over Aquino's Mamasapano 'cover-up'

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Walden Bello says he cannot continue representing the party list organization in Congress due to their disagreement over supporting President Benigno Aquino III

Palace: Aquino open to disclosing his role in Mamasapano

Feb 18, 2015 - 4:42 PM

While President Benigno Aquino III s role in the deadly operation remains unclear Malacañang gives assurances he is willing to speak to the public about what he knows

COVER UP? Malacañang denies Cabinet secretaries and other officials are covering up for the President regarding his role in the deadly operation that killed 44 elite cops. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Officials covering up for Aquino? Not true, says Palace

Feb 13, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Malacañang also asks the public not to jump to conclusions based on testimonies alone and to await the official report of the state investigators

UK inquiry finds 'no cover-up' over child abuse claims

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:36 PM

A rumored 1983 collection of documents believed to contain allegations of child sex abuse against public figures prompted the inquiry with the interior ministry admitting in early 2014 that 114 files on complaints about abuse were lost

Rappler's Patricia Evangelista receives AFP Kate Webb Prize

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:47 PM

The prize recognizes exceptional journalism in dangerous or difficult conditions by Asian journalists

AWARD. Rappler's multimedia manager Patricia Evangelista receives the AFP Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in the Philippines. Photo from AFP

PH+SocialGood: How journalists can stay safe when covering conflict

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Here are some useful tips from veteran journalists on what to do when covering conflict situations – from Zamboanga to Iraq

MENTORS. (From left) Global Center for Journalism and Democracy executive director Kelli Arena, former Reuters COO Stuart Kale, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, ABS-CBN senior VP for integrated news and current affairs Ging Reyes, IndieVoices founder and North Base Media co-founder Sasa Vucinic, Inquirer director for mobile JV Rufino discuss journalism. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

DENR, NBI partner to ensure conviction of illegal loggers

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:17 PM

DENR says illegal logging suspects often escape conviction due to weak evidence technicalities or loopholes Enter the NBI s environmental crime probers

LOGGING MORATORIUM. Executive Order 23 prohibits the cutting of trees in all natural and residual forests in the country

I will always love you: 7 YouTube tributes to Whitney Houston

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Houston s powerful voice lives on in these Youtube covers

Illegal logging ‘hotspots’ down by 84% – DENR

May 07, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The government says 1 200 cases have been filed against persons involved in illegal logging with 186 convictions

Twitter buys Android lock-screen startup Cover

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:31 AM

The acquisition comes a year after the launch of the startup

TWITTER + COVER. Twitter acquires Cover, which makes smartphone lock screens

Vogue rattles fashionistas with Kim Kardashian cover

Mar 22, 2014 - 10:05 AM

After being slashed out of a best dressed photo last year Kim finally lands a cover on fashion bible Vogue

Barbie stirs up frenzy with swimsuit issue debut

Feb 15, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The doll that started it all takes center stage as Sports Illustrated s new cover girl