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Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

Davao City eyes transparent garbage bins to avoid terror attack

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla says there will also be a 'No Jacket Policy' when approaching inspection areas during the Kadayawan festival

SAFETY PRECAUTION. Davao City is eyeing the use of transaprent garbage bins as a security measure following the suicide terror attacks in Sulu. Image from Shutterstock

Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Autotelic and more are playing at the 2019 Satchmi Vinyl Day

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The annual celebration of music and vinyl is happening on July 13

VINYL. Satchmi Vinyl Day celebrates vinyl culture. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Amid water crisis, San Juan’s Wattah Wattah festival pushes through

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) The San Juan City government pushes through its annual Wattah Wattah festival amid a water supply crisis, but says it reduced the number of water trucks for the celebration

WATTAH WATTAH. Residents of San Juan City on Monday, June 24, 2019, frolic as water from a firetruck is sprinkled on them during the Wattah Wattah Festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist . Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Call for entries to the Asian International Children's Film Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:05 PM

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Japan's anime industry in crisis even as its popularity soars

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Japanese animators say that the industry is struggling due to a lack of animators, bad working conditions, and lack of creativity

[OPINION] Narratives of defiant hope

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival has indeed created a welcome space for these singular stories to be told, helping to make sure that 'those without a voice find one'

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Here's the lineup for Fete de la Musique 2019

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:24 PM

(UPDATED) With several main stages over 3 days, some 50 pocket stages covering every genre imaginable, and countless performances from Filipino artists, the festival's 25th year in the country is set to be the best yet

WORLD MUSIC DAY. The crowd is thick at the Blues, Soul and Funk stage at the H&J Sports Bar at Fete de la Musique 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Spend your next movie night at the 24th French Film Festival

May 31, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Bonjour, movie buffs! A line-up of 15 French films will be screened around Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and Bacolod City starting June

Go K-razy over Korea at the K-Street Festival in BGC

May 28, 2019 - 6:02 PM

From May 31 to June 1, enjoy everything and anything Korean – from K-dramas, K-pop, K-beauty, and Korean food!

IN PHOTOS: Japanese Breakfast, Phum Viphurit, Last Dinosaurs at Summer Noise 2019

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 2019 edition is an ambitious step up from last year, considering its impressive and well-curated lineup of international acts

Liam Gallagher documentary to premiere at Cannes

May 21, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Liam Gallagher: As It Was' is a feature-length documentary on the former Oasis frontman's 'years in the musical wilderness'

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away

May 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The critically-acclaimed biopic on Elton John's life receives an extended standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

Film about the Christchurch mosque massacre announced at Cannes

May 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'Hello Brother' is co-written by Egyptian producer Moez Masoud, who will also produce the movie

A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Sylvester Stallone to show 'Rambo 5' teaser at Cannes 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

'Rambo V: Last Blood' will be shown as part of the out of competition in Cannes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Sylvester Stallone attends "Creed II" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on November 14, 2018 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' to compete at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The highly-awaited film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie is heading to Cannes this month

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Co-founder of Sundance Film Festival pleads guilty to child sex abuse

May 01, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison

Red Velvet headlines K-Pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

NCT127, Sohee, Kim Dong-han, and Elris are also part of the concert happening on June 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Catch Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Sobs, and Up Dharma Down in one concert

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The Summer Noise 2019 music fest is all set, ready with a killer 13-act line-up and a new location at Greenfield District

Farmers pin hope on Duterte during Bukidnon visit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, says he will distribute land to farmers

Photo shows the 4th attempt of the Fortich Farms Landless Beneficiaries Association (FFLBA) to enter their 55 hectares of land. Photo from Nelfa Gonzales/Task Force Mapalad.

Rule of law key to journalists' survival in global 'war for truth'

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The 'war for truth…is a war we cannot lose in democracies' like the Philippines, says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

PROTECT JOURNALISTS. Journalists including Zaffar Abbas (2-L), Maria Ressa, and Yavuz Baydar (R) discuss what it takes to protect journalists in countries where there is a continuing climate of fear and intimidation. Screenshot from the International Journalism Festival's YouTube channel

WATCH: 2019 International Journalism Festival

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Rappler will broadcast select discussions from the festival

IN PHOTOS: Annual mango festival in Zambales pays homage to rich harvest

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Dinamulag festival celebrates the thriving mango industry

Mango Festival Zambales Mrch 31. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, Honne, and more rock the biggest Wanderland yet

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Wanderland 2019’s lineup has not only expanded – held in the span of 2 days for the first time – but in its 7th edition, it becomes more than just a music-filled affair

WANDERLAND MAGIC. The first edition of Wanderland Festival to be held over an entire weekend is headlined by international acts such as Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, and Honne. Photos by Art Oca/Globe, Magic Liwanag and Charles Villaruz/Karpos Multimedia

J Balvin, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza festival

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:38 PM

It is the first time for the Lollapalooza music festival to feature a Spanish-performing Latin act in its billing

Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus among lineup for Woodstock 50 festival

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The legendary 3-day music event celebrates its 50th year on August and will feature other artists like The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Santana, and Imagine Dragons

P1.1-B worth of shabu seized in Ayala Alabang buy-busts

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) PDEA and police arrest Chinese suspects in separate operations at the Alabang Town Center parking lot and in a house in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City

SHABU SEIZED. The illegal drugs are found inside biscuit tins believed to be distributed by the Golden Triangle drug syndicate. PDEA photo

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

PETA Theater to host a week of improv goodness

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Manila Improv Festival will be the premier event of its kind in Asia

From 'Gimik: The Reunion,' to 'Captain Barbell,' restored Pinoy films hit big screen anew

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Audiences can catch their beloved Pinoy films at the ‘Reelive the Classics’ festival at Santolan Town Plaza

THROWBACK. A restored version of 'Gimik: The Reunion' is screening along with other Pinoy classics at the 'Reelive the Classics' festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn

Tom Taus heads to Davao Oriental for Bonfire Music Festival

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Also on the lineup are December Avenue, and Davao's local bands

TOM TAUS. The DJ is headed to Davao. Photo courtesy of Bonfire Music Festival

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

IN PHOTOS: 7 standout moments at the ‘new’ Malasimbo Festival

Mar 09, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Malasimbo turns 9 this 2019, and is still going strong. Check out the sights and sounds (and flavors) from the latest edition of the island music and arts festival in its new home

GOING STRONG. The Malasimbo Festival returns in 2019 with a new venue and the same island magic. Photos by Paolo Abad

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga festival 2019's colorful floats

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Stars participate in Baguio's annual flower festival

WATCH: IV of Spades performs ‘Mundo’ at Malasimbo 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Listen to the swoon-worthy Malasimbo version of the band's most popular song

ISLAND VIBES. IV of Spades performs at the 2019 Malasimbo Festival. Rappler screenshot

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Ja Rule on another festival: 'I have plans'

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Ja Rule is set to make 'the greatest party that never happened' actually happen

Wars hit Berlin filmfest as Netflix lesbian drama premieres

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Elisa and Marcela' tells the true story of a gay marriage in Spain a century ago

Kennon Road temporarily open for Baguio festivals

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles going up to Baguio City from February 14 to 18, and from February 22 to March 4

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

55 million devotees for busiest days of Hindu megafestival

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:10 PM

The Mauni Amavasya – or new moon day – is the most auspicious day of the 48-day Kumbh Mela festival

Catch Up Dharma Down, Autotelic and Joey Ayala at this shirt brand’s music festival

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

All your favorite bands will be under one roof!

IN PHOTOS: Baguio's 24th Panagbenga Festival

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The City of Pines' annual flower festival is in full bloom this year