Dela Rosa wants 'kuyog culture' in PNP to stop bad cops

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:10 PM

At a time when police are under fire over glaring irregularities, PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa asks good cops to stand up to bad ones

'KUYOG CULTURE'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa want good cops to stand up to cleanse out bad ones. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

A brief history of the t-shirt

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:20 AM

From undergarment to fashion statement, the humble tee has come a long way

WATCH: Keeping the organic coffee farming tradition in Sagada alive

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The Coffee Heritage Project is a simple movement that promotes a fruitful collaboration amongst partner farmers scientists soil specialists etymologists and any person who has the heart for uplifting the value of Philippine coffee

ORGANIC COFFEE. Organic arabica coffee cherries. Photo by Marti Bartolome
COFFEE FARMERS. Rich Watanabe with Sagada partner farmers. Photo by Marti Bartolome

PLANTING. Coffee Heritage Project planting, June 2017. Photo by Marti Bartolome
PROCESSING. Coffee grinding at the Coffee Heritage House. Photo by Marti Bartolome

'Despacito' ties record for longest stretch as U.S. No.1

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:56 AM

The song ties with One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men which reigned at the top of the chart for 16 weeks in 1995 and 1996

DESPACITO. A frame from the music video of 'Despacito'. Framegrab from YouTube/Universal Music Latino

2nd Ledac meeting to tackle priority bills, new departments

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The President is set to convene the Legislative Development Advisory Council for the 2nd time

FIRST LEDAC. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the first Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace on January 30, 2017. File photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Bonnie Tyler to 'Goatality': The Great American Eclipse

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Great American Eclipse also had its share of quirky sideshows

VIEWING PARTY. Locals and travelers from around the world gather on Menan Butte to watch the eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho. Natalie Behring/Getty Images/AFP

For Ayala Museum, virtual reality is just one way to connect

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The institution is using new technology and tested marketing techniques to draw more people to art culture and history

2 dead in fire at Cagayan de Oro art gallery

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:05 PM

According to initial reports the use of paint thinner may have been the cause of the fire

FIRE INCIDENT. Two workers were killed in a fire that hit a building housing an art gallery of Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo from Museum of Three Cultures Facebook page

What's the big idea?: The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We need urban renaissance in Manila says architect Gerard Lico

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society a culture an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts

Nominations for National Artists 2018 start; Nora Aunor automatically listed

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Submissions will be accepted until September 30 2017 and will go through 3 levels of deliberations

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Fashion Review

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Pageant writer Voltaire E Tayag reviews the fashion in this year s edition of Miss Philippines Earth

OPENING. The Miss Philippines Earth 2017 opens with colorful eco-warrior looks. All photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Spielberg debuts 'Ready Player One' footage at Comic-Con

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The movie is based on a 2011 novel about a teenager on a treasure hunt in a virtual reality game in a world torn by an energy crisis

'Despacito' declared most streamed song ever

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Universal Music Latin Entertainment says Despacito in its original and remixed versions has reached 4 6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify

CHART TOPPERS. This file photo taken on April 27, 2017 shows Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Sergi Alexander/Getty Images North America/AFP

CCP announces Cinemalaya 2017 finalists

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The independent festival will feature 9 full length movies and 12 short films

CINEMALAYA. Both full-length features and short films will be competing in the annual independent film festival. Photos courtesy of CCP

In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Snakes are cooked and served as meals incorporated in traditional dances and used for a unique massage experience

SNAKE MASSAGE. Pythons slither around a customer's body at a spa in Jakarta. Photo by AFP

IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Earth 2017 candidates in cultural costumes

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

See the ladies in costumes that represent their hometowns

From K-pop to potato chips: Are you up for the new Korean craze?

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

You might just get obsessed with this snack – like an entire nation did

Martial law narrative out of context, far-fetched – Leonen

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

There is no rebellion that justifies martial law There is terrorism that requires more thoughtful action says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Malacañang, Google offer virtual tour of Presidential Museum

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Anyone with internet access can now tour the Presidential Museum and Library and see its precious memorabilia on Philippine presidents

From left to right: Googles Philippines Country Manager Kenneth Lingan, PCOO Asec. Margaux Uson, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, Google Arts and Culture Program Manager Pierre Caessa pose after the launching of the Online Malacanang Presidential Museum and Library with Partnership with Google in Malacanang Palace on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/

Juilliard stage manager conducts mentoring program at the CCP

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Sison hopes to contribute to the advancement and promotion of stage management profession in the Philippines

Diplomacy in a time of disruption

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

As Trump and Tillerson disrupt the staid halls of the US State Department there should be no ignoring that robust strengthened diplomacy is good for American security and for US Philippine ties

FACING FELLOW DIPLOMATS. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addresses State Department employees at the Department in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

In 'Despacito,' reggaeton rises from margins to pop triumph

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The genre so scorned by the elites has suddenly found a massive new market with the global success of Luis Fonsi s song Despacito

POP SUCCESS. This file photo taken on April 27, 2017 shows Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Sergi Alexander/Getty Images North America/AFP

Philippine High School for the Arts marks 40th anniversary

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:40 PM

PHSA will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila as well as at the National Art Center in Mt Makiling in Los Baños Laguna

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Taiwan ready to lose P400M a year over Filipinos' visa-free entry

May 20, 2017 - 7:50 PM

I believe Taiwan should be discovered because Taiwan has been overlooked for so long Taiwan s representative in the Philippines says

TRADEMARK TAIWAN. A tourist walks past the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on May 18, 2017. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

We are all Tizons

May 19, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Slavery is wrong but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

Taiwan reschedules visa-free entry for Filipinos

May 16, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Taiwan s visa free privilege for Filipinos will begin in September instead of June this year

VISITING TAIWAN. Tourists walk past an official tourism advertisement on arrival at Taoyuan airport, northern Taiwan, on April 27, 2011. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally renowned poet Gemino Jimmy Abad? Find out in this episode of Akdang Buhay

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang Buhay: F Sionil Jose talks about literature colonialism and class struggles

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

DESTROYED. Heritage Gabaldon schoolhouses in Aklan that were destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

Tagle tells Catholics to reject killing culture

Apr 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

On Good Friday Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Masindak tayo at malungkot huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat

Pro-Life groups participate in the Walk for Life along Roxas Boulevard from Rajah Sulayman Park to the Manila Cathedral in Manila on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr Joel Toledo and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Apr 04, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Millions of Japanese celebrate the explosion of white and pink flowers heralding the change of season

AWAITING BLOOM. White-collar workers enjoy their lunch break underneath cherry blossom trees at a park in Tokyo on April 3, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Visual artists from the Panday Pira group render images of Janina 21 who was diagnosed HIV positive during a prenatal check up in November 2016

ARTISTS AT WORK. Artists paint portraits of a pregnant woman with HIV. Photo by Diana Mendoza

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A scientist traces his personal origins thanks to DNA

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Chuck Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as he brought together rhythm and blues country guitar and a consummate stage showmanship

ICON. This file photo taken on March 28, 2008 shows US rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performing at a concert held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Desiree Martin/AFP

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:41 AM

A family friendly cinema opens in the Afghan capital creating a rare venue in Afghanistan s war torn capital where women usually confined to the home can spend time in public with their husbands and children

FAMILY NIGHT OUT. In this photograph taken on November 4, 2016, an Afghan family watch a Hollywood movie at the Galaxy Family Cinema in Kabul. Shah Marai/AFP

Toshiba crisis shines light on Japan corporate culture

Mar 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Toshiba s latest problems may be due to misplaced company loyalty observers say

ON HOLD. This file photo taken on February 16, 2017 shows the Toshiba Corporation logo at the company's headquarters in Tokyo.  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Priceless treasures lie in ruins at Iraq's Mosul museum

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Once home to priceless archaeological treasures Mosul s museum now lies in ruins

RUINS. A member of the Iraqi forces enters the destroyed building of the museum of Mosul on March 11, 2017 after it was recaptured from Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters. Aris Messinis/AFP

Oil sands development threatens Canadian nature reserve – UNESCO

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The UN organization vows to add the country s Wood Buffalo National Park to its list of world heritage in danger if corrective measures are not taken quickly

THREATENED. The UNESCO says a massive delta in the heart of the Wood Buffalo National Park is threatened by pollution and water extraction from nearby oil sands mines and hydroelectric dams upstream. File photo from the UNESCO website

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Deadline for submission of requirements is on May 19 12 mn and announcement of accepted applicants is on June 9

Police probe jealousy angle in volunteer doctor's death

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Lanao del Norte police say Dr Dreyfuss Perlas closeness with a Maranao woman might have cost him his life

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice.

'Intangible heritage' at 'Department of Culture' isusulong ng NCCA

Mar 04, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Masyadong tumutok sa tangible at built heritage ang Pilipinas ayon kay NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario samantalang makikita ng mga Pilipino ang kanilang matandang sarili sa mga panitikang bayan salawikain at wika

Kuha ng Rappler

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate s refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. NCCA Chair Virgilio Almario speaks out against Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina's choice to answer in English during the finals. File photo shows Maxine being announced by host Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

PH dapat seryosohin ang pagsasalin sa higit 100 wika – Almario

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Idaraos sa Pilipinas ang pandaigdigang kumperensiya sa pagsasalin sa Setyembre sa pangunguna ng Filipinas Institute of Translation National Commission for Culture and the Arts at Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

PAGSASALIN. Ipinaliwanag nina Virgilio Almario, Michael Coroza, at Jethro Tenorio ang kahalagahan ng translation at translation studies sa bansa. Kuha ni Jee Geronimo/Rappler