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Belgian drinkers' faith rewarded as monks get beer out

May 16, 2020 - 4:06 PM

St Benedict's rules say the monks must work to support themselves, and the Trappist Westvleteren beer is regularly voted among the world's best by fans

HOLY BREW, A photograph taken on May 14, 2020 shows crates of Westvleteren beer at the Saint-Sixtus abbey, in Westvleteren as the trappist monks resume to sell their beer, with new social distancing measures. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

What to bring to the 2019 National Arts & Crafts Fair

Oct 26, 2019 - 4:48 PM

At this artisanal show of local products, expect custom-made earring designs, forest honey, barako beans, and vibrant abaca bags

Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

New U.S. ambassador takes up post at United Nations

Sep 12, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Kelly Craft, 57, served previously as US ambassador to Canada where she was involved in negotiations on a new US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement

Guns N' Roses suing over rose-style beer, alleging trademark infringement

May 12, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The group says the alleged trademark infringement by Oskar Blues Brewery has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage'

TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT. File photos shows singer Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Axl Rose and the group are suing a Colorado brewery for naming one of its beers 'Guns 'N' Rose,' saying the alleged trademark infringement has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage.' Photo by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

COA wants probe into DepEd Western Visayas' P68-M supplies purchase

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Book Craft Publishing says it has yet to receive payment for educational supplies delivered to divisions of the Department of Education's Western Visayas office in 2005

This beer-and-food pairing experience in Pasig is not your usual inuman

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Beer Appreciation 101' by Monkey Eagle Brewery and Privatus Private Dining shows the finer side of most Pinoys' go-to drink

CHEERS. Monkey Eagle Brewery serves various kinds of craft beer. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Hot Wheels turns 50

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Here’s how the toy line is celebrating

5 shampoos and conditioners for every hair type

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:24 PM

From flat to frizzy and everything in between, these shampoos and conditioners got you, fam!

HAIR CARE. Which shampoo is best for you? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Food Forward: A taste of 2018’s food trends

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:22 PM

From take-away to DIY craft cocktails, these are the trends foodies can look forward to this year

BURGER BITES. These angus sliders are cute and colorful. All photos by Alexis Betia

Novel ways to show off your Pinoy pride

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Boost your Pinoy pride and spread the word, from social media to the ASEAN

LOOK: Salvatore Ferragamo’s Fall/Winter 2017 women's footwear collection

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The collection is the debut of the new design director for women's footwear, Paul Andrew

A Singapore Minute (Part 4 of 5): Bynd Artisan is a DIY paradise

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Get your hands working with personalized projects

Founders of Katipunan Craft Ales (still) love increasingly challenging business

Sep 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

One of the biggest local craft beer pioneers mulls the competition attracted by the market s fast growth

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Baguio is in the running to become a UNESCO creative city

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED The summer capital s creative culture will hopefully get the recognition it so richly deserves

What's The Big Idea? Katipunan: Struggles of a Philippine craft beer pioneer

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Two of the founders of Katipunan Craft Ales talk about challenges, sales, and survival tactics in the face of increasing competition in the craft beer industry

Mengubah sampah cangkang telur menjadi figurine keren

May 13, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Pendiri L Craft Telur Indonesia Dhoni Fadliansyah Wahyu ingin buktikan kalau sampah bisa menjadi karya yang bernilai jual lebih baik

CANGKANG TELUR. Dhoni Fadliansyah Wahyu, pendiri L-Craft Telur Indonesia, memanfaatkan limbah cangkang telur sebagai karya seni. Foto oleh Rika Kurniawati/Rappler

VIRAL: Driver turned artisan inspires netizens

Dec 21, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Netizens storm the post praising Carlito Romanillos’ craft with some saying they are perfect as gifts and souvenirs

Mango lager? India's thirst for craft beer grows

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Indians who consume 425 million cases of beer a year are developing their own craft beers

In this photograph taken on March 31, 2016, Head Brewer at The Biere Club, Rohit Jairam Parwani tastes craft beer at the microbrewery in Bangalore.  India's version of craft brewing is seeing scores of thirsty tipplers sample everything from coconut stout to mango lager, as tastes mature in a country that has traditionally only downed strong liquor "to get a kick". / AFP PHOTO / Manjunath Kiran / TO GO WITH AFP STORY INDIA-ECONOMY-BEVERAGE-BEER BY TRUDY HARRIS

Goodbye vodka? Russians toast craft beer revolution

Apr 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Craft beer gains ground in Russia as drinkers tastes become more fancy and young Russians learn to make beer themselves

A man looks at a bottle of beer in the shopping area of a craft beer bar in Moscow on February 15, 2016. Bearded hipsters and bespectacled 20-somethings sip pale ales and dark stouts at Garden Beer, one of Moscow's new craft beer bars serving "made in Russia" brews to an increasingly discerning clientele. While the craft beer revolution swept North America and Western Europe years ago, Russia is now catching up at a time when it is trying to shrug off a vodka-swilling reputation.   / AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ANAIS LLOBET

Papemelroti: Crafts business the Alejandros built

Nov 08, 2015 - 2:35 PM

I have always said that being in business is an expression of the best of yourself and since we are all one of a kind unique then our business will be unique as well

The business of Philippine craft beer

Sep 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Katipunan Craft Ales co founder Brett Lim says he wants craft beer in the Philippines to reach the same scale as it has in the US

PH Navy christens 2 brand new choppers, 2 supply ships

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:31 PM

The new choppers boost the Philippine Navy s maritime surveillance capability while the ships allow easier transport of troops and cargo from one operational area to another

MARITIME SURVEILLANCE. Christening of armed Augusta Westland naval chopper. PH Navy photo

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison in preparation for their reintegration into society

Presentation at Ateneo de Naga University

Theater shooter bought gun legally – police

Jul 25, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The motive of John Houser – a 59 year old white man with a criminal record – remains unclear

Gunman opens fire in US movie theater killing two

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM

5th UPDATE The shooter opens fire randomly on fellow movie goers about 30 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck at the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette Louisiana

LOUISIANA SHOOTING. This still image obtained courtesy of KLFY News in Lafayette, Louisiana shows people gathering at a local hospital after a gunman opened fire at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana late July 23, 2015. Photo by KLFY NEWS/AFP

Australia hands over 2 ships to PH Navy

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:29 PM

The supply ships are capable of carrying up to 180 tons of cargo

Barang palsu beredar di situsnya, Lazada siap bertanggung jawab

Jul 15, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Pengguna Lazada khawatir untuk berbelanja online setelah barang yang mereka terima tak sesuai pesanan

Sebagian sepatu dengan merek 'nike' yang dijual di situs perdagangan daring

Risque Designs: Telling the Filipino story one shoe at a time

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Grounded in the art and skills of the Filipino Risque is a business that carries the country’s voice and aesthetic everywhere

FILIPINO TALENT. Tal de Guzman of Risque Resigns draws inspiration from her Philippine heritage. All photos by Risque Designs

E-sports take the spotlight in Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:57 PM

All girl tourneys a DOTA 2 playing grandpa and more

Lambanog's regal spin-off

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Lambanog goes international with this Batangas made world class product

PH lambanog gets 'gold' award from int'l liquor body

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Lakan Extra Premium lambanog puts the Philippine street liquor among top spirits recognized by Monde Selection a world renowned quality certifying institute

FILIPINO SPIRIT. Lakan Extra Premium Lambanog is one of the choice liquors given a gold medal award by Monde Selection in 2015. Screengrab from Lakan website

Showcasing the beauty of Mindanao

Apr 04, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Social enterprise Vesti wants Filipinos to go beyond the headlines about Mindanao and see that it has more to offer through its handcrafted textile products

8 'biodiversity-friendly' products from PH forests

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Supporting these products can save biodiversity and provide income for forest dependent communities who make them

The wonders of Hangzhou

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Undaunted by its long and humid summers as many as 80 million people visit the beautiful and romantic city of Hangzhou each year

PH Navy to get ship, rubber boats from South Korea

Jun 04, 2014 - 1:56 PM

The donations mark the growing defense partnership between Manila and Seoul

LANDING CRAFT UTILITY (LCU): Photo shows BRP Tagbanua (AT296), one of 2 LCUs in the inventory of the Philippine Navy. Malacañang photo

New resto alert: Local craft beer and fine food at Perfect Pint

May 17, 2014 - 10:15 AM

There s something new brewing in BGC where you get to pair your beer with your food

Things to do: April 11-17

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Holy Week is just around the corner But before you leave the Metro here are some things that are happening this week

Calamansi liqueur, anyone?

Jan 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The unique drink will be among the Filipino products on display at the Berlin International Green Week in Germany this January

Filipino fiber makes it to Rome runway

Sep 21, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Filipino designers to showcase creations in Rome made out of indigenous fiber

FIBER. Indigenous materials are a perfect feature for high-fashion pieces. Rappler file photo

7 ships, elite teams form Zambo naval blockade

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:02 PM

President Aquino sees no need to declare a state of emergency in Zamboanga City

NAVAL BLOCKADE: The Philippine Navy deploys 7 ships, 4 teams of elite forces, and 300 Marines in Zamboanga City

Ever tried Katipunan Beer?

Aug 17, 2013 - 3:23 PM

The local craft brewery is making beer classier and sexier as it should always be

CRAFT BEER. Katipunan Craft Ales promises to release more varieties. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Aquino praises PAF, vows sustained modernization

Jul 01, 2013 - 2:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the improvements of the Philippine Air Force and vowed to continue its modernization

A different sip: Alternative coffee shops

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:05 AM

This rainy season try out 3 coffee shops that offer something different

COFFEE BLISS. Rainy days make you want to tuck in with a cup of hot coffee. All photos by Pia Ranada

The future of fashion is organic

May 18, 2013 - 10:07 AM

If everyone will just realize that although technology is taking over the world going back to basics will make the world a better place

SPACED OUT. Black leotard with silver graphic details by Kermit Tesoro, black blouse with ruffles made of banana fiber by Dita Sandico-Ong, black oval onyx  earrings by AC+632, transparent cobalt cocktail ring by Studio Bohemia, pearl clutch at Bowery.

Big victories at Open Hands bazaar

Mar 24, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Students with special needs sell handcrafted products and food at the Open Hands Food and Crafts Bazaar

'KIKAY' CRAFTS. These beautiful bracelets were handcrafted by students with special needs at Open Hands School for Applied Arts in Quezon City. All photos by Pia Ranada

Things to do with (what you think is) trash

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:43 AM

There are many creative ways to love the environment Here are ways to turn your trash into treasure

PRINGLE PENCIL HOLDERS. Turn your Pringles can into something for your desk. Photo from

When travel meets art and music

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Blend travel with art this February when we celebrate Philippine Arts Month

STREET ART. Part of the lyrics of National Artist Lucio San Pedro and composer Levi Celerio’s  composition, “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan.” Photos by Claire Madarang

8 reasons to visit Manila FAME

Oct 20, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Catch it while you can today

DESIGNER DITA SANDICO ONG with her models. All photos by Susan Claire Agbayani

PH Navy unveils new assets

Dec 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Philippine Navy unveils new assets to help strengthen maritime security

One of the newly-commissioned Navy ships, BRP Tagbanua