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Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Wolfenstein series of games is deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called 'anti-constitutional' symbols, including Nazi swastikas

HITLER REPRESENTATIONS. The uncensored and German censored versions of Hitler and the Nazi flag. Screen shots taken from Censored Gaming YouTube video.

8 things we learned about Sandara, Nam Joo-hyuk during their PH visit

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

From Dara’s fashion style to the secret behind Nam Joo-hyuk’s fitness, here’s what learned from the two Korean stars when they visited the country

The Linggo ng Wika performance that ‘changed’ Sandara Park’s life

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Dara also says she wants to work with fellow Penshoppe brand ambassador Nam Joo-Hyuk in a drama or a movie

LINGGO NG WIKA. Dara says a performance for Linggo ng Wika in highschool "changed" her life and helped her be where she is now. Photo courtesy of Penshoppe

RAW Deal: Evolution is no longer a mystery

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

WWE finally decides to feature an all-women pay-per-view event

GIRL POWER. The launch of the WWE all-women championships proves that the ladies of wrestling should be taken seriously. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

Want to do movies? Directors Gino Santos, Carl Chavez teach you how

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The two filmmakers share what it takes to make good films during a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Getting started with genre fiction

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Are you a fan of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi? We’ve got some literary recommendations for you

Stan Lee drops $1 billion lawsuit against company he started

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The comic legend drops his complaint against POW! Entertainment

Executive producer/comic book writer Stan Lee attends the world premiere of "Spider-man: Homecoming" at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Party games to keep your barkada off their phones

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:52 PM

First one to use their phone treats everybody!

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

RAW Deal: The post-Money in the Bank landscape

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The title could have gone to someone who needed the quick, powerful impact of a cash-in

GUARANTEED CONTRACT. Braun Strowman rules the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. Photo from WWE.com

Local is the new premium for ‘Brand Pilipinas’

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The movement aims for Filipinos brands to go global

SHOW OF STRENGTH. local brands came in the hundreds to support the 'Brand Pilipinas' initiative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asked to reinvestigate Okada estafa complaint

Jun 17, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated files two motions before the Department of Justice, seeking a new probe and the junking of resolutions issued by the Parañaque City Prosecutor's Office

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, continues its legal battle against Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada.

'Ghost of Tsushima,' 'Cyberpunk 2077' may be most visually stunning of E3 2018

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:34 AM

See for yourself and watch their trailers here

TSUSHIMA. Tsushima is an island in Japan that the Mongols were trying to invade in the 1200s. Screenshot from Sony

That Disney charm remains strong in 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:18 AM

The mega-popular Square Enix-Disney mashup is still a charmer

TOY STORY. 'Kingdom Hearts 3'  is set to feature Pixar worlds. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Recapping Sony's PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from the Sony Playstation E3 showcase at this year's E3

Resident Evil 2 gets a remake

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The Resident Evil 2 remake is coming on January 25, 2019

New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Check out this new gameplay trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Ronda Rousey set to be first female inducted in UFC Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The WWE superstar hopes she's just the 'first of many' female fighters who will receive the distinction

PIONEER. Ronda Rousey earns the honor for elevating women’s MMA to new heights. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Blizzard working on 'unannounced Diablo project'

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Job postings indicate that Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist, among other positions

DOJ asked to probe 'leaked' resolution in Okada estafa case

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Tiger Resort claims Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac's investigation into the matter would be 'whitewashed' since Paduac himself is involved

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, blames Parañaque City Prosecutor Amerhassan Paudac for supposedly leaking the resolution involving its $10 million estafa complanint against Kazuo Okada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

This is the E3 2018 press conference schedule

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Here's a full schedule of press conference times for this year's E3 at Los Angeles, along with a shareable Manila timezone graphic

E3. E3 2018 promises its own brand of surprises. File photo of E3 2017 by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Parañaque prosecutor asked to inhibit from Okada estafa complaint

May 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Tiger Resort blames the prosecutor for the supposed leak of a resolution involving its estafa complaint against its ex-chairman Kazuo Okada

LEGAL BATTLE. Tiger Resort, owner and operator of Okada Manila, is the complainant in the estafa case, accusing ex-partner Kazuo Okada of embezzling over $10 million of the firm's funds between early 2016 and June 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Korean singer Psy to start own talent management agency

May 15, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker leaves YG Entertainment after 8 years

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Recording artist PSY attends the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA/AFP

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The move to reopen cinemas is part of a modernization drive by reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is seeking to balance unpopular subsidy cuts in an era of low oil prices with more entertainment options

CINEMA. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 18, 2018, shows Saudi Information Minister Awwad Alawwad giving a speech at the AMC cinema in Riyadh. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Italian-born superstar is the longest-reigning WWE Champion in history, holding it for over 7 years

SAMMARTINO. Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino died on April 18, 2018. He was 82. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

SWS Survey, Casino operator on Boracay, Sung Kim on EDCA | Midday wRap

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Galaxy Entertainment's PH partner denies Boracay casino scrapped

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:25 PM

(UPDATED) Contrary to the statement of the Department of Tourism, Leisure & Resorts World Corporation says it has not abandoned its Boracay project with Galaxy Entertainment

Galaxy Entertainment no longer building casino in Boracay – DOT

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'They are now looking for another venue. That is very much welcome,' says Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of French Ambassador Designate to the Philippines Nicolas Galey at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

In rap milestone, Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:52 AM

The Pulitzer board describes 'DAMN.' as 'a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African American life'

PULITZER. In this file photo taken on January 28, 2018, Kendrick Lamar receives the Grammy for the Best Rap Album for 'DAMN.' during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show in New York. Lamar was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for 'DAMN.' Timothy Clary/AFP

Why Pagcor 'provisionally' approved Chinese firm's Boracay casino

Apr 11, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation clarifies Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner still need to follow a 'long and tedious' process before getting a regular casino gaming license

IN QUESTION. A joint venture between Chinese casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and Leisure & Resorts World Corporation bags a provisional gaming license – a few days before President Rodrigo Duterte's 6-month closure order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Leisure & Resorts World stocks plunge over Boracay casino uncertainty

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Stockholders of the local partner of Galaxy Entertainment Group panic as uncertainty looms over the company's plan to build a casino in Boracay

Background photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: 'No casinos in Boracay, period'

Apr 10, 2018 - 6:15 PM

But Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque does not elaborate on President Rodrigo Duterte's views on casinos in the popular island

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Meet Lui Che Woo, the magnate planning a Boracay casino

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Amid the Philippine government's plan to rehabilitate Boracay, the gambling firm of 89-year-old Lui Che Woo plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino there

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Clueless about Boracay casino? Duterte discussed it with owners

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) The President claims he knows nothing about the planned casino-resort but the project was discussed in his meeting with the Chinese executives behind it

LIST: Planned developments in Boracay

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The 6-month Boracay closure will not impede the planned mega projects of property developers in the island

BORACAY NEWCOAST. Boracay Newcoast is a 150-hectare tourism estate in Boracay, being developed by Global-Estate Resorts Incorporated (GERI), a Megaworld Corporation subsidiary. Concept photo from Boracay Newcoast website

Daniel Bryan makes emotional in-ring comeback at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In his first match in over two years, the medically-cleared Bryan teams with Shane McMahon to send Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens packing from WWE SmackDown Live

YES! YES! Daniel Bryan wins in his first match in WWE in over two years, tagging with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 34. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:46 PM

The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, and singer Kid Rock complete the list of pro wrestling icons in this year's Hall of Fame

CLASS OF 2018. Goldberg, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, and Kid Rock compose the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Photos from Wikimedia Commons

WATCH: K-pop group WINNER drops music video for 'Everyday'

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:31 AM

WINNER once again collaborates with Grammy-winning American director Dave Meyers, who also directed the music video for the group's 2017 hit song 'Really Really'

COMEBACK. Korean pop group WINNER returns with their 2nd studio album. File photo from WINNER's Facebook page

LOOK: 'Dawson's Creek' cast reunites after 20 years

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams pose for 'Entertainment Weekly,' 20 years after the show aired

Kris Aquino signs with Cornerstone Entertainment

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Kris joins the management company that handles fellow celebrities Sam Milby, Julia Montes, and KZ Tandingan

LOOK: K-pop idol Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'Hey, Scarlett, this is Uncle Bobby. Happy birthday!' the iKON member says in his Instagram story

BIRTHDAY GREETING. iKON's Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer a happy birthday. Screengrab from Instagram/@bobbyindaeyo and @dougkramerdougkramer

Napoles lawyer Stephen David once presented at Cabinet meeting

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The agenda of the 5th Cabinet meeting shows David made a presentation about proposals to develop Sangley Point Airport

PH travel, tourism sectors girding for planned Boracay shutdown

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Airlines and hotels will take a hit, if the government pushes through with its planned temporary closure of Boracay. But some developers say it won't delay the construction of major commercial developments in the island.

Aerial view of Boracay image from ShutterStock

Leisure & Resorts World Corp buys land for Boracay resort-casino

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation and its Chinese partner Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited plan to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino on a 23-hectare land in Boracay

PLANNED CLOSURE. With the looming closure of Boracay Island for a year, tourism officials expect a sharp drop in arrivals at the Kalibo International Airport. File photo by Choi2451/Wikimedia.org

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment – report

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Academy immediately opens an investigation after receiving 3 harassment claims against Bailey on Wednesday, March 14

OSCAR CHIEF. John Bailey speaks at the Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees reception sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, on March 2, 2018. File photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP