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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

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

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

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP

Malasimbo Festival 2019 has a new venue, and it’s closer to the sea

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED) After 9 years, the music and arts festival will be changing venues to a private nature reserve near Puerto Galera’s White Beach

NEW VENUE. Malasimbo Festival's new venue is near Puerto Galera's White Beach. Photo courtesy of Malasimbo PH

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Dinagyang Festival

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Check out what happened during Iloilo's 51st Dinagyang Festival!

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

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

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Spice up your weekend with an Indian food feast

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Get those appetites ready for the Indian Food Festival 2019 on Sunday, January 27, at BGC

Two gored to death at India bull-wrestling festival

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Animal activists protest that bulls are fed alcohol while chili powder is thrown in their faces to make them aggressive

MAN VS ANIMAL. More than 100 people have been hurt since the Jallikattu festival, where more than 1,300 bulls were released. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP


IN PHOTOS: 2019 Sinulog Festival

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Check out what happened during Cebu's 39th Sinulog Festival!

Rhythm, rituals, and running: Murakami’s 3 Rs of writing

Jan 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

So to write like Murakami, you have to slay a few dogs and shed their blood. That is the easy part.

Sinulog Festival 2019: What's new, what to expect

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Attending this year’s Sinulog Festival? Here’s a simple guide to help you make the most of the celebration.

SHAGIT UG KUSOG. Scenes from Sinulog 2015. Photo by Line Arias

Ex-Dagupan mayor Benjie Lim dies

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:15 PM

He was the originator of Dagupan's famous Bangus Festival

LEGEND. Benjie Lim is credited as the father of Dagupan City's Bangus Festival.

Ati-Atihan security appeals for public cooperation, understanding

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Beefing up the round-the-clock security are over 1,500 police and additional members of the Philippine Army

TIGHTER. The Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

Jan 15, 2019 - 5:42 PM

More than 100 million devotees over the next 48 days are converging in India's sacred rivers during the Kumbh Mela

DEVOTEES.

The most anticipated of Philippine cinema this 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Exciting projects await Philippine cinema’s centennial year

The 2018 MMFF was the 'highest grossing' ever

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Organizers of the festival say the 2018 edition has surpassed previous Christmas and New Year records

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival organizer praises volunteers

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:48 PM

'We have exceptional volunteers and they are making things happen in a great way for the Kalibo festival,' says the festival director

SECRET WEAPON. Volunteers are the reason for the success of the Ati-Atihan Kalibo celebrations the past nine years, said organizers.

MMFF 2018 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The film festival formally ends January 7

Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest

COLORFUL COMPETITION. Thousands of dancers and drummers are expected to compete at this year's Ati-Atihan Festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

What to expect at Malasimbo 2019

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The international music and arts festival on March 1 to 2 is gearing up for its 9th year with a new venue and a diverse lineup

Coachella releases 2019 music lineup

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:48 PM

BLACKPINK, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The 1975, and other headliners will be performing during the yearly California music fest

‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ review: Skeletons in the closet

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Rainbow's Sunset' wins the top awards, plus 2 special jury prizes

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:32 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' takes home the Best Picture plum

MMFF 2018 WINNERS. The MMFF 2018 awards the best in this year's festival. Images from the MMFF trailers

MMFF 2018: Movie reviews

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Here's your guide to all the films in the MMFF

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM

'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock

What’s in store for you at 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The Feast of Señor Sto Niño de Kalibo attracts devotees and tourists with its traditional procession and other activities held in celebration, including a rock concert and beauty pageant

What’s in store for 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival? Photo BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: The floats and stars up close at MMFF 2018 Parade

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The parade kicks off the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival!

THROUGH THE RAIN. Vice Ganda waves to fans even as the rain pours at the MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars. Rappler Screenshot

‘Fantastica’ stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Donny, Kisses, and Richard are appearing in the upcoming film along with an all-star cast led by Vice Ganda

DONKISS. Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are part of the star-studded cast of 'Fantastica.' Rappler Screenshot

Eddie Garcia on being gay: ‘God created you that way, there’s nothing wrong with it’

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor is starring in the MMFF entry 'Rainbow's Sunset.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The annual parade saw stars brave the rains to represent their films

FOR THE STARS. Fans crowd the route of the 2018 MMFF parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Heavy rain delays MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

It literally rained on their parade

MMFF PARADE. Heavy rain results in delays for this year's grand parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

PNP: Security, safety of Ati-Atihan festivalgoers is top priority

Dec 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'We target zero major crime incidents and raise the level of trust and confidence of stakeholders that they feel safe in the Kalibo festival,' says the chief of the Kalibo Municipal station

ATI-ATIHAN 2019. Authorities are finalizing the security plans for the Ati-Atihan festival in January 2019. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Anne Curtis bags award from ‘Variety’ and Macau film fest

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The actress is part of the elite 'Asian Stars: Up Next Award' of 2018

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 parade route

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:00 AM

The parade happens on December 23 in Parañaque

Kalibo's Ati-atihan festival 80% ready

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 18-day Feast of Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo begins January 2, 2019

80 percent ready for Kalibo Ati festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

In its 40th year, Havana film festival a far cry from its heyday

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro, Serbian director Emir Kusturic,a and American provocateur Michael Moore are headlining the showcase of Latin American cinema

View of the official poster of the 40th Havana Film Festival in a street of Havana, on December 3, 2018. - The festival runs from next December 6 to 16. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP)

Davao songwriter wins Philpop 2018

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Chud Festejo is grand champion for the song 'Nanay, Tatay'

Kadaiyahan Festival 2018 to highlight inclusivity for LGBT community in Mindanao

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10

'Respeto' bags 2 international awards

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The indie musical drama is recognized by film festivals in Germany and India

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The 2019 edition of the Ati-Atihan festival attended by devotees, balikbayans and tourists starts January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January

18-day Kalibo Ati-Atihan celebration begins on January 2. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal

IN PHOTOS: Phum Viphurit, Boy Pablo, and more indie faves at All of the Noise 2018

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Check out the international and local acts that performed at the two-day music fest at Century Mall on November 24-25

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