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LOOK: Ylona Garcia turns 18

Mar 01, 2020 - 4:10 PM

The 'Pinoy Big Brother' alumna celebrates with a 1950's-themed party

IN PHOTOS: Juliana Gomez celebrates 18th birthday

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Juliana throws a disco-themed party to celebrate her 18th birthday

Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:25 AM

In one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector, Spotify on its first day topped the market capitalization of other high-profile recent market entrants, including Twitter, Snapchat parent Snap and Dropbox

BTS, GOT7, NCT dominate Billboard 'World Albums' top 5

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:45 AM

K-pop groups dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart top spots for the week of March 24, 2018!

IN PHOTOS: Scenes from Jillian Robredo's 'simple' debut

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Moonstar88, the favorite band of the Vice President's youngest daughter, performs during the party

THE DEBUTANTE. Jillian Robredo (middle) poses with her sister Tricia and their mother, Vice President Leni Robredo, during Jillian's debut on March 3, 2018. All photos from VP Robredo's Facebook account

Look for less: The Isabelle Duterte edition

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Can’t afford Michael Cinco? Here are some options to get the newly-minted debutante look.

Screengrab of Isabelle from

Want a debut like Isabelle Duterte's? This is how much it’ll cost

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

An affair to remember comes with a pretty hefty price tag

DEBUTANTE. Isabelle Duterte celebrates her 18th birthday at the Peninsula Manila. Screengrab from

WATCH: Isabelle Duterte's dance number was extra AF

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The presidential granddaughter showed partygoers her dance moves during her debut

A rundown of Isabelle Duterte's debut looks

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:53 PM

There's that blue Michael Cinco ballgown – but there’s more!

ISABELLE DUTERTE. Like other debutantes, the president's granddaughter went through several outfit changes during her party. Screengrab from

IN PHOTOS: Scenes from Isabelle Duterte's grand debut

Jan 20, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Here's a look at the dress, cake, floral entryway, and more at the 18-year-old's birthday party

Duterte a no-show at granddaughter Isabelle's debut

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Presidential Security Group personnel are deployed around the debut venue in case Duterte shows up, but the President chooses to spend his Friday night in Davao City

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's Michael Cinco debutante gown

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:09 PM

The president's granddaughter celebrates her debut in a designer gown

DEBUTANTE GOWN. Isabelle Duterte wears a Michael Cinco creation as she celebrates her 18th birthday. Screengrab from

TIMELINE: The glitz and glamor of Isabelle Duterte's debut

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's granddaughter celebrates her 18th birthday in style at The Peninsula Manila on January 19

WATCH: Teaser video for Isabelle Duterte debut

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The video of President Rodrigo Duterte's granddaughter is shot in Australia

Thomas scores 17 points in debut for Cavaliers

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Isaiah Thomas recovers from his hip and shoulder injuries and finally makes a mark with the Cavs

CAVS DEBUT. Isaiah Thomas is back in the NBA with his 4th team. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte brings top stylists and make-up artists to the country's seat of power for a photo shoot

These 3 countries made their Miss Universe debut at the 2017 pageant

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:40 AM

These women are the first representatives from their countries to compete in the pageant

MISS UNIVERSE FIRST-TIMERS. Laos' Souphaphone Somvichith, Cambodia's By Sotheary, and Nepal's Nagma Shrestha make history by repping their countries in Miss Universe for the first time. Photos from the official Miss Universe website

IN PHOTOS: Claudia Barretto's 18th birthday party

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Claudia s friends and family come together to celebrate her special day

IN PHOTOS: Kisses Delavin's 18th birthday party

May 02, 2017 - 4:05 PM

See Kisses Francis Libiran gown her Pinoy Big Brother housemates who attended and more of the big night here

Pinoy fighter Lausa triumphs in UFC debut

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Jenel Lausa dominates his Chinese foe Yao Zhikui through 3 rounds and gains all 30 27 tallies from the judges scorecards

TRIUMPHANT. Jenel Lausa has a triumphant UFC debut, defeating Chinese flyweight Yao Zhikui. File Photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

Jenel Lausa’s UFC debut moved to November 27

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:50 AM

Lausa will face Chinese flyweight Yao Zhikui at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne Australia

RESCHEDULED. As UFC's Manila card gets canceled, Jenel Lausa will instead make his UFC debut on November 27 in Australia. Photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

Mickey Gall spoils CM Punk’s MMA debut at UFC 203

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED CM Punk whose real name is Phil Brooks is forced to wave the white flag by Gall with a rear naked choke at the 2:14 mark of the first round

PUNKED. Mickey Gall (R) celebrates his victory over CM Punk during the UFC 203. CM Punk's MMA debut does not go well as he loses by submission to Gall. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Taylor Swift's brother Austin in 'IT' trailer

Aug 07, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The movie stars Pierce Brosnan and will be shown in September in the US

Ex-Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga wins unanimous decision in pro debut

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:52 AM

2012 Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga outboxes Melvin Manangquil in Cebu City to earn a victory with many of his family members in attendance

ONE AND OH. Mark Anthony Barriga relied on his boxing acumen and speed to win his first professional bout. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Cemex Philippines debuts on PSE, to spend $300M

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:01 PM

In its market debut share price of Cemex closes higher by 3 16 to P11 10 from its initial public offering IPO price of P10 75 per share

LARGEST. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez (center) joins Cemex and PSE board members in ringing the bell during the P25.1-billion IPO listing of Cemex. Photo from Department of Finance

Mourinho persembahkan kemenangan pertama untuk Manchester United

Jul 17, 2016 - 9:21 AM

MU memainkan dua pemain baru Eric Bailly dan Henrikh Mkhitaryan Sedangkan dua pemain lulusan akademi Will Keane dan Andreas Pereira jadi pencetak gol

MU menang 2-0 dalam pertandingan uji coba melawan Wigan Athletic, 16 Juli 2016. Foto dari Facebook/manchesterunited

2012 Olympic boxer Mark Anthony Barriga to turn pro in June

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

With his hopes of an Olympic return dashed Mark Anthony Barriga turns pro and eyes a fast track to a world title

NEXT PHASE. Mark Anthony Barriga, who was viewed as the Philippines' best medal hope at the 2012 Olympics, will embark on a pro career. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

WATCH: Janella Salvador's surprise 18th birthday party

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Star Magic which handles Janella s career throws a special debut for the singer actress Here are pictures and video

Mexico's Cemex eyes $855-M IPO in the Philippines

Mar 14, 2016 - 10:58 AM

This could be the biggest debut in the Philippine Stock Exchange in terms of capital raised

DEBUT. In May 2015, CEMEX made a $300-million investment in the Philippines. Photo from CEMEX Philippines Website

Stephen Thompson still looks forward to CM Punk's UFC debut

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:45 PM

I heard he has been training hard I want to see some fireworks pretty soon from CM Punk says UFC fighter Stephen Thompson

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

CM Punk will make UFC debut, says teammate

Feb 15, 2016 - 1:20 PM

CM Punk s teammate Emmanuel Sanchez remains optimistic the former WWE superstar will be a UFC fighter

FIRST OPPONENT. Former WWE star CM Punk comes face-to-face with his first UFC opponent, Mickey Gall of New Jersey. Screenshot from UFC's YouTube channel

Another injury delays CM Punk’s UFC debut

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The much awaited mixed martial arts debut of former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar CM Punk is delayed once again due to an injury

WATCH: Liza Soberano's 18th birthday video

Jan 05, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Catch scenes from the day s Amazing Race game shots of the event organizers setting up the beach and Enrique Gil at Liza s birthday celebration

DEBUTTANTE. Liza Soberano's loved ones throw her a surprise 18th birthday party. Screengrab from YouTube/NicePrintChannel

IN PHOTOS: Liza Soberano's bohemian-inspired debut

Jan 03, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Liza turns 18 on January 4

LIZA TURNS 18. Liza Soberano's siblings surprise her by flying in from the US to attend her debut. Screengrab from Instagram/niceprintphoto

Filipino boxer Harmonito Dela Torre makes US debut January 22

Dec 29, 2015 - 4:27 AM

Unbeaten junior lightweight Harmonito Dela Torre will face Mexican Rafael Guzman in Tucson Arizona on a card televised by Showtime

US INVASION. Harmonito Dela Torre will have a new trainer in his corner when he makes his American debut. File photo from Sanman Promotions

TNT rookie Rosario shines in first PBA playoff despite jitters, sprain

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Rookie Troy Rosario overcomes nerves and a sprain to leave a mark in his first PBA playoffs appearance

IMPRESSIVE. Rookie Troy Rosario talks about his impressive PBA playoff debut with Talk 'N Text. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Paul George returns in style as Pacers torch Heat

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Paul George scored 13 points in 15 minutes in his first game in 8 months following his gruesome compound fracture injury

HE'S BACK. Paul George got cooking quickly in his season debut. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Julia Barretto's 18 roses at debut

Mar 11, 2015 - 12:48 PM

See Julia dance with father Dennis grandfather Miguel and other guests

Watch Julia Barretto in new video: 'I am ready'

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:28 AM

This is what I do This is not who I am says Julia in the video

Screengrab from Vimeo

IN PHOTOS: A closer look at Julia Barretto's debutante gown

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The gown by Michael Cinco is fit for a princess

JULIA AT 18. Photo from Instagram/@rayvercruz

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity guests attend grand Julia Barretto debut

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:52 PM

Kim Matteo Daniel Megan Marjorie Claudine and more

IN PHOTOS : Julia Barretto preps for grand debut

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:45 PM

See the messages for Julia from her mom Marjorie and aunt Claudine

Sting's 'Last Ship' sunk on Broadway

Jan 07, 2015 - 12:55 PM

The Last Ship will close on January 24 after 3 months on Broadway

Askren remains undefeated in ONE FC debut

May 31, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Askren forced Abbasov to submit at the 4:21 mark of the first round to keep his MMA record unblemished

WINNING DEBUT. Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren opens his ONE FC campaign with win over Bakhtiyar Abbasov. Photo from ONE FC

Do condoms and sex ed promote sex?

Sep 17, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Studies may debunk fears the RH Law will promote promiscuity

Historic debut for 1st openly gay booter in US

May 29, 2013 - 12:18 AM

Robbie Rogers the first openly gay football player in the US made his historic debut for the LA Galaxy

ALL SMILES. Rogers made his debut in a win. Photo from LA Galaxy's Facebook page.

Above the Clouds: A video diary

Apr 30, 2013 - 10:06 AM

We live in such a beautiful country and to be able to capture this on film has been an honor

A JOURNEY TOGETHER. Ruru Madrid (left) is Andy and Pinoy rock icon Pepe Smith is the grandfather. Photo from the 'Above the Clouds' Facebook page

Julia Montes’ fairytale debut

Feb 28, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Julia Montes reveals the details of her star studded fairytale themed debut

SOON TO BE DEBUTANTE. In a few weeks, Julia Montes fans will be treated to a debut of fairytale proportions. Photo from Julia Montes Facebook page

D'Antoni leads Lakers to victory in his coaching debut

Nov 21, 2012 - 6:52 PM

Los Angeles made Mike D Antoni s debut behind the Lakers bench a successful one by beating the Brooklyn Nets 95 90 on Tuesday night November 20 at Staples Center arena

D'ANTONI DEBUT. New Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni won his debut game Tuesday, November 20. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images/AFP