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Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

7 crew members from tanker seized by Iran to be released

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero has a total crew of 23 on board

STENA IMPERO. This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018.  File photo by Nico Kemps/

Erik Matti to make movie about Regal Films producer Mother Lily Monteverde

Aug 04, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde will work on the movie based on the life of the movie producer

Pacquiao ex-rivals pick Manny over Thurman

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, along with Shawn Porter, side with Manny Pacquiao as only Winky Wright goes for Keith Thurman

LOOK: Manny Pacquiao reunites with old foe Erik Morales

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Filipino boxing legend teases of a fourth clash with the Mexican icon, who has been retired since 2014

REUNION. Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales link up years after their memorable trilogy. Photo from Pacquiao's Instagram account (@mannypacquiao)

Erik Matti says Nadine Lustre is his pick to replace Liza Soberano as Darna

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Nadine is a fan favorite for the role of the iconic superhero

NADINE LUSTRE. The actress is favored by many – from netizens to director Erik Matti – to become the next Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Angel Locsin on Liza Soberano leaving 'Darna': 'Nag-alala ako sa kanya'

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'Kung mayroon man sigurong tao na makakaintindi sa pinagdaraanan niya ngayon, ako iyon,' says Angel Locsin

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Dennis Trillo shares experience working with Erik Matti in 'On The Job 2'

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The actor says his character in the film will be 'dark'

An 'On The Job 2' is in the works

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The sequel to the highly-acclaimed 2013 action film 'On The Job' is expecting a June 2019 release

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti out as 'Darna' director

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Star Cinema says the company and the director have mutually decided to part due to creative differences

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra recharged for 2018-2019 NBA season

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:33 PM

As a new dad, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season

BACK IN THE GRIND. As a new dad, Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

In memoriam: 'BuyBust' pays tribute to Marawi casualties, slain PDEA consultant

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:58 AM

Director Eric Matti says one of the movie's PDEA consultants was 'gunned down in front of his house two weeks after we finished shooting'

ACCLAIMED MOVIE. Director Erik Matti talks about who the movie 'BuyBust' is dedicated to. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'BuyBust' to kick off Cinemalaya 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Viewers can watch the Anne Curtis starrer for free at the festival's opening event

BUYBUST. Anne Curtis stars in the film as a rookie narcotics officer. File photo from the 'BuyBust' press conference by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti on 'BuyBust': 'I wanted to be very objective'

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The director also gives updates on 'Darna' and 'OTJ'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from

Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines

Jun 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels

ORDER OF SIKATUNA. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner. Photo from the Norwegian Embassy in the Philippines

Report urges UN to 'recognize human right to healthy environment'

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:32 PM

In their statement, the UN highlights the increasing threats posed by climate change and the increasing risks faced by environmental advocates

LOOK: Celebrities at Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies wedding in Boracay

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, and Regine Velasquez are among the guests at the wedding

WATCH: Anne Curtis plays a drug enforcement agent in 'Buy Bust'

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Anne stars with Brandon Vera in the movie directed by Erik Matti

Erik Spoelstra passes Pat Riley for most wins in Miami Heat history

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Coach Spo gets his 455th win in what he calls an 'old-school, tough' manner against the Clippers

MENTOR. Despite passing Riley for most wins in franchise history, Spoelstra says 'he's still my coach.' Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera behind the scenes of 'BuyBust'

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

See Anne and Brandon training for the action-packed scenes in Erik Matti's 'BuyBust'

UNEP: 'We need to speed up' on climate change

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'The train has left the station, the train is speeding up, but we need to speed up more,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim

Bring politics of biodiversity at same level as climate change – UNEP

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:12 PM

'Every other nation [has] accepted the climate message, and we should be at the same place by 2020 with biodiversity,' says United Nations Environment Programme head Erik Solheim at an international wildlife conference in Manila

BIODIVERSITY. In this file photo, Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, speaks during the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. File photo by Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The facility will help to handle data from iMessages answers from the voice activated assistant Siri and song downloads from iTunes Apple s director for the Nordic countries Erik Stannow says

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

'Darna' a coming-of-age film for Liza Soberano, says Erik Matti

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Director Erik Matti says the new Darna film will have a unique approach He also clarifies they have yet to finalize the other cast members

Erik Matti to MMFF: Change your selection criteria

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:34 AM

The director says he has no problem with a film festival for commercial purposes but it should drop the pretense of artistic excellence or any cultural criteria

Liza Soberano is the new Darna

May 30, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Liza replaces Angel Locsin who bowed out of the project due to health reasons

Gov't, Reds to hold 5th round of talks in the Netherlands

May 16, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Talks to end Asia s longest running communist insurgency continue amid renewed clashes between the military and the New People s Army

PEACE TALKS. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will meet again at the end of the month for the 5th round of talks. Photo from OPAPP

18 PH films to screen at New York's MoMA

May 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Movies by Lav Diaz Brillante Mendoza Erik Matti and more will be part of a Museum of Modern Art feature on Filipino films

'MA' ROSA.' Brillante Mendoza's film is one of the movies to be screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Screengrab from Facebook/marosafilm

HOOQ confirms second ‘On The Job’ film

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The film is now scheduled for release this year with a 5 part mini series continuing the movie s events

Jobert Sucaldito's camp responds to Erik Santos

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:02 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio calls Erik Santos actions against Jobert Sucaldito appalling and alarming

SANTOS VS SUCALDITO. Radio host Jobert Sucaldito's lawyer releases a statement after singer Erik Santos files several complaints against his client. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler, screengrab from YouTube/DZMM TeleRadyo

Erik Santos, manager file libel complaint vs radio host

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Together Erik Santos and manager Erickson Raymundo are seeking P24 million in damages from radio host Jobert Sucaldito

4th round of PH, NDF talks to be held in the Netherlands

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Norway commits to continue supporting the peace talks that aim to end Asia s longest running communist insurgency

3RD COUNTRY FACILITOR. File photo of Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippine Erik Forner and Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum. Norway has facilitated the talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels since 2001. OPAPP Photo

Angel Locsin won't be playing 'Darna'

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Star Cinema s Malou Santos confirms that Angel will no longer play the role due to health reasons

From ‘mason’ to foreman: Erik’s story

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:38 PM

After hopping from job to job Erik found benefits and better opportunities under one development corporation

‘Seklusyon’ Review: Unsubtle provocation

Jan 01, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Erik Matti hatches a world that is seductively ominous writes Oggs Cruz

MMFF 2016: Erik Matti wins Best Director for 'Seklusyon'

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Seklusyon also wins several awards

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MMFF 2016: In Erik Matti's 'Seklusyon,' terror comes for you – slowly

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Erik Matti s real horror movie features creaking religious icons 2 newcomers to the scene and an amazing 9 year old with Best Actress potential

'SEKLUSYON.' Erik Matti's 'Seklusyon' is his first MMFF entry since 2015's 'Honor Thy Father.' Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes to star in new Erik Matti film about Mamasapano clash

Dec 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Pintakasi looks into the events that led to the 2015 Mamasapano clash

ERIK MATTI. Erik Matti is set to direct a film about the Mamasapano clash, titled 'Pintakasi.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: The very first 'On The Job: The Series' trailer is here!

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:49 AM

There s so much to see in the almost 4 minute long teaser for On The Job: The Series

'TULUNGAN MO AKO.' A journalist named Pam (Bela Padilla) finds herself in over her head and begs an unseen person for help to do the right thing in a new teaser for 'On The Job: The Series.' Screengrab from YouTube/HOOQ

Trump calls Wisconsin recount a 'scam' as Clinton camp joins

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Hillary Clinton s campaign says it will join the recount which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein although it has not seen any irregularities so far in the White House contest won by Trump

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

[WATCH] MMFF 2016: 'Seklusyon' trailer released

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Check out the creepy trailer for Erik Matti s MMFF 2016 entry

'SEKLUSYON.' Rhed Bustamante stars in Erik Matti's MMFF 2016 entry, 'Seklusyon.' Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

Erik Matti defends indie films, MMFF 2016 lineup

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Honor Thy Father director asks his followers to stop insulting indie films and to give them a chance this Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

ERIK MATTI. The film director whose movie 'Honor Thy Father' was the subject of controversy during the MMFF 2015, defends the independent films in the festival's 2016 lineup. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

At the Nordic Ambassadors Luncheon the Norwegian ambassador adds that peace is good for business

CLEAR POLICIES SOUGHT. Danish Ambassador to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen stresses the need for 'consistent and clear policy announcements' from the Philippines. File photo from the Danish embassy

[IN PHOTOS] 'On The Job: The Series': Who's playing who?

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:06 PM

In On The Job: The Series we ll dive back into a shadowy world filled with uncertainty and deceit Meet the actors playing the politicians journalists policemen and more you ll soon be seeing on HOOQ

All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'On The Job: The Series': Star-studded cast unveiled!

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Leo Martinez will return to the 6 part On The Job miniseries Christopher de Leon Bela Padilla Teroy Guzman and more are all set to star

All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy – UN

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:01 PM

If we don t start taking additional action now beginning with the upcoming climate meeting in Marrakesh we will grieve over the avoidable human tragedy says UNEP head Erik Solheim

ERIK SOLHEIM. Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), speaks during the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. File photo by Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Gallerist Norma Liongoren dies

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Norma s son Erik confirms the news of her death via Facebook

IN PHOTOS: 'We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs' grand finale

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Tres Kantos emerges as winners There is even a special appearance by OPM icon Mike Hanopol

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler