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LOOK: Shoes take over Marikina City’s traffic lights

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:32 PM

It’s shoe and tell at the country's shoe capital, just in time for their Sapatos Festival

Catch your favorite acts from Europe, Asia, and the Philippines in one music festival

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Enjoy 24 musical acts from November 24 to 25 at All of the Noise, a music fest featuring SOBS, Boy Pablo, IV of Spades, Ben&Ben, and others

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 movie posters

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Which poster is your favorite?

After criticism, no more balloon releasing in next Mimaropa Festival

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Mimaropa's top tourism official thanks EcoWaste Coalition for pointing out that releasing balloons is harmful to the environment

Photo from the Arawatan & Mimaropa Festival 2018 Facebook page

Panama prisoners build confession boxes for papal visit

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Pope Francis' visit to Panama in January 2019 is the first to the Central American country since the late John Paul II made the trip in 1983

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis will visit Panama for the  Catholic World Youth Day festival. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre

Ben&Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas come together for Leyte

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch your favorite OPM artists at For The Love of Leyte, a music and arts festival on November 30 to December 1

LIST: Must-see Christmas sights and sounds in Metro Manila

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Check out these photo op-worthy Christmas attractions around the city, including the Disney-themed Ayala Festival of Lights

Delhi's toxic air spikes after Diwali firework frenzy

Nov 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Frenzied nights of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali turns the air in New Delhi to toxic 'airpocalypse' levels

Commuters travel amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8, 2018. Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels on November 8 after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb partying that fuels the Indian capital's toxic smog problem. Money SHARMA / AFP

Exiled China author in Hong Kong as arts center agrees to host talks

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The director of Tai Kwun arts complex, host of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, says it has reconsidered and would host the two talks of Ma Jian

Photo from the Twitter of Ma Jian

Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

CineFilipino winner ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags award in Cape Town

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:09 PM

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad, was recognized at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

Camiguin marks Lanzones Festival, uses tech to boost harvest

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Camiguin is working to boost its lanzones harvest through macrosomatic cloning, cutting lanzones production to just 4 months from the usual one year

LANZONES FESTIVAL. Camiguin holds its 38th Lanzones Festival to celebrate the fruit that is the pride of their province. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

Buffaloes plough through annual Thai racing festival

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:52 PM

This is the 147th year the Thai coastal town of Chonburi is celebrating its annual week-long water buffalo or carabao race

Thai farmers ride on buffalos during the annual buffalo racing festival in Chonburi province on October 29, 2012. The annual race takes place at the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent, before the full moon of the 11th lunar month. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

IV of Spades set to play at Clockenflap in Hong Kong

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The festival will run from November 9 to 11

IV OF SPADES. The trio is playing at Clockenflap. Photo from Facebook.com/IVOFSPADES

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018 entries

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Which films are you watching?

Photo from Cinema One Originals' Facebook Page

Showing in Hong Kong: Documentary on Filipinos who moderate social media content

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong

Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right To Kill' competes in int’l film festival

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Mendoza represents the Philippines at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this September

Watch your favorite OPM act live during this BGC music festival

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Pinoy Playlist 2018 is a 6-day musical festival featuring that runs during two weekends in October

IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The annual tattoo festival is on its 18th year

DUTDUTAN 2018. The annual tattoo festival sees local and foreign inkers coming together. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

Sarah Geronimo to perform in music festival in Japan

Sep 17, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Sarah will be performing with other artists from around the region

SARAH GERONIMO. The pop star is representing the Philippines in the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

7 dead, 5 in coma after taking drugs at Vietnam music festival

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'Police investigators are trying to figure out what type of drug that was,' deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien tells reporters

LISTEN: All the Philpop Top 30 songs

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Which song is your favorite?

The Philippines’ Silent Filmfest, the only one in Asia

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The 12th International Silent Film Festival was held in SM Megamall from August 30 to September 2

SILENT FILM. Arturo Carballo’s ‘Frivolinas,’ a 1920s-era Spanish film, is live scored by Filipino band Tapati at the 12th International Silent Film Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila

FULL LIST: ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The festival runs from September 12-18

Why Katrina Halili accepted the lead role in dystopian flick 'Mga Anak ng Kamote'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'Mga Anak ng Kamote' is part of the ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Katrina Halili. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Bicol officials deny 'tanim droga' at Naga checkpoints

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga

'DISINFORMATION' ALERT. Naga City public information office head Allen Reondanga denies a claim in a 'chain message' saying there will be 'tanim droga' operations (planting of illegal drugs) in checkpoints in Naga City. Screenshot from Reondanga's Facebook account

Never Forget Film Festival lineup announced

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Check the films and documentaries to be screened at the festival commemorating the 46th year of the declaration of Martial Law

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

WATCH: Rain or shine, Quezon's Niyogyugan goes on

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:41 AM

It starts raining 30 minutes into the parade, but the dancers don't stop

COLORFUL. Infanta town's dancers are dressed as their famous suman, while some are clad in colorful skirts. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coconut in different forms at Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival 2018

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:27 AM

Local officials say total sales from booths selling local delicacies and products have reached P17 million

PRODUCTS. Booths of Atimonan and Pagbilao in Quezon province are made of coconut products at the Niyogyugan Festival at the provincial capitol. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 fans day

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The film festival holds its caravan at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Xian Lim will direct his first movie for Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:15 AM

Xian's movie 'Tabon' is part of the 2019 lineup

IN PHOTOS: 2018 Cinemalaya awards night

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Eddie Garcia wins his third best actor, plus Therese Malvar wins Best Supporting Actress for two roles

IN PHOTOS: Your Pinoy rock faves share the stage at Orange & Lemons’s Moonlane Festival

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Moonlane Festival’s solid lineup, curated by Orange & Lemons, was a mix of longtime favorites as well as up-and-comers.

ORANGE & LEMONS. The band celebrated the re-release of their 15 year-old debut album, ‘Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream,’ and brought friends along to play for Moonlane, a day-long music festival. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Meet the Philpop 2018 semi-finalists from Visayas and Mindanao

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'If you give us an open door, then we will show up'

'Citizen Jake' pulled out from Cinemalaya 2018 lineup

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The producers of the movie did not give a reason for the pullout

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2018 opens at CCP with 'BuyBust'

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Anne Curtis and the rest of the movie's cast make an appearance at the festival opening

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino announces 6 films under Special Feature Section

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The 6 films will be shown in selected cinemas, together with the 8 other participating movies under the festival

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Lorde, SZA and more rock Jakarta’s We The Fest 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

COA finds Montano’s P12M contracts questionable

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS. Cesar Montano's contracts with performers and music festival organizers in 2017 are flagged by auditors for violating procurement and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) rules. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


Maine Mendoza to join MMFF movie with Vic Sotto, Coco Martin

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The movie is Maine's first movie without on-screen partner Alden Richards

Girl power: Filipina cyclists headline PH delegation in RideLondon

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Jermyn Prado and Jeremy Maraña reigned supreme in the PRUride PH 2018’s Philippine National Road Race Championships

GIRL POWER. Jermyn Prado (left) and Jeremy Maraña represent the Philippines in what is billed as the world's largest cycling festival. Photo by Carla Molina


Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra wins Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The MSJO ties with Israel's Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna String Orchestra for the top prize

Photo by Miracle Romano