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Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

TWICE member Mina withdraws from tour due to 'extreme anxiety'

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'Mina is currently struggling with extreme anxiety and insecurity and will not be attending the TWICELIGHTS world tour 2019,' JYP Entertainment says in a statement

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) 'The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,' says Emanuela Orlandi's brother Pietro, who has never stopped hoping to find his sister alive

Pietro Orlandi, the brother or Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, poses Via della Conciliazione in Rome on July 10, 2019 with the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica in background. The Vatican is opening an internal probe into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, a teenager who disappeared in 1983 in one of Italy's darkest mysteries, and said it will open on July 11, 2019 two tombs within its grounds in the Teutonic Cemetery to see if it holds the girl's remains, after Orlandi's family's lawyer received an anonymous tip-off telling her to look inside the marble-topped grave. Andreas SOLARO / AFP

PH Blu Girls cop breakthrough win in U.S. stint

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The Philippine national women's softball team aims to be more consistent for a shot in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

WINNERS' CIRCLE. The Philippine Blu Girls nab their first win in their last game in the 2019 USA Softball International Cup. Photo from release

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dead at 88

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'My father has passed,' says the musician's son Joao Marcelo

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 24, 2008, Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto, 77, acknowledges the audience during his presentation at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. - Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who was a pioneer of the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced Saturday on Facebook. He was 88. (Photo by Ari Versiani / AFP)

HIGHLIGHTS: Twice cheers up Filipino fans during Manila concert

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu rock the Manila stage with their biggest hits!

TWICE IN MANILA. Manila is the third stop of K-pop group Twice's world tour. Photo by Richard Tabigue

PH Blu Girls beef up Olympic preparations in U.S. tilt

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The Philippine women's softball team gets to face some of the world's best in the USA Softball International Cup

UPHILL CLIMB. The Philippine Blu Girls are out to prove that they can compete with the world's best teams. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

An animated Spice Girls movie is in the works

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:59 PM

This is what we want, what we really, really want

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE. Geri Haliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown are reportedly involved in developing a Spice Girls animated feature. Photo from Instagram.com/spicegirls

Play written by young Filipino to show in New York

May 31, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Golden Girl by the Sea' features a cast representing 7 countries

Golden Girl by the Sea cast. Photo by Aakash Varma.

LOOK: 2NE1 members reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary

May 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'What’s up? We 2NE1!' CL, Sandara Park, Minzy, and Park Bom greet Blakcjacks as they mark the 10th anniversary of their iconic girl group

BLACKPINK returns to Manila for meet and greet event in June 2019

May 10, 2019 - 7:54 PM

BLACKPINK in our area (again!)

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

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

PH girls tennis team clinches world juniors berth

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Alex Eala leads the national 14-under girls squad to the world stage for the first time in 26 years

LONG WAIT. Philippines nails a world group berth for the first time since 1993. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

5 years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Relatives of the kidnapped Chibok girls remain hopeful their children would come home someday. But the world is losing interest

STILL MISSING. Musa Maina holds a picture of her kidnapped daughter, Hauwa, on April 12, 2019 in Chibok. Photo by Audu Ali Marte/AFP

K-pop group Twice to hold concert in Manila

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The K-pop group is coming in June

Mel B claims she slept with Geri Halliwell

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'It just happened and we just giggled at it,' she says

MEL B. The Spice Girl claims she slept with Geri Halliwell. Screenshot from Twitter.com/GMB

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

The SexBomb Girls are looking for a 'new generation' through its 2019 awwwditions

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Auditions are taking place in January and June!

NEW GENERATION? The SexBomb Girls are looking for new members. Photo from the SexBomb Girls' Instagram page

'The Girl in the Orange Dress' review: A mountain out of a molehill

Dec 28, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Simply put, 'The Girl in the Orange Dress' film falls under all the pressure of its cute but curbed premise

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

Momoland to stage free concert in Ilocos Sur

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Want to catch Momoland live – and for free? It's time to plan a trip to Ilocos Sur.

MOMOLAND RETURNS. K-pop group Momoland at a press conference in Taguig City on August 17, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Who run the world? Girl Scouts.

Spice Girls to go on 2019 UK reunion tour without Victoria Beckham

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Victoria, or Posh Spice, shares a message of support for her fellow Spice Girls as they announce their tour

VIVA FOREVER. Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown come together for a Spice Girls reunion tour. Screenshot from Instagram.com/victoriabeckham

BLACKPINK is coming to the Philippines

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:19 PM

BLACKPINK in our area!

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach is Ginebra’s 2019 calendar girl

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09 PM

From beauty queen to calendar girl

CALENDAR GIRL. Pia Wurtzbach graces Ginebra's 2019 calendar. Photo courtesy of Ginebra San Miguel

LISTEN: 'Kiss and Make Up,' the Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK collab, has dropped

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'Kiss and Make Up' is part of the super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album

COLLAB. The worldwide sensation collabs with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Screenshot from Dua Lipa's Twitter account

Dear girls, here’s how you can empower yourself everyday

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who run the world?

Dua Lipa and K-pop group BLACKPINK are collaborating for a new song

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who's looking forward to this collab?

SUPER DELUXE. Dua Lipa is set to drop a new super deluxe version of her album featuring much-awaited collabs. Image from Dua Lipa's Instagram account

Asian Games curse continues for PH Blu Girls

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Philippines has never landed on the Asiad podium even during the golden age of Philippine softball

CURSE. The Philippine Blu Girls will have to wait for another 4 years before making another historic podium finish. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

KM Levis, aswangs, and the Filipino immigrant experience

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Why did a journalist end up writing two Young Adult books about Filipino aswangs?

ASWANGS IN YA. KM Levis' books delve into Philippine mythology. Photos by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Blu Girls settle for 4th in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Philippine softball team absorbs back-to-back losses from Chinese Taipei in two straight days

HEARTBREAKING. The Blu Girls miss a chance of securing at least a bronze medal. Photo from Asian Games media bureau


Women mechanics break mold in Philadelphia's Girls Auto Clinic

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The garage with a fleet of women mechanics also has a nail salon for its predominantly female customers

IN PHOTOS: Momoland press conference in Manila

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

The 'Bboom Bboom' performers are in town for a private event

MOMOLAND. Hye Bin and Nancy share a moment alongside Ahin and Jane at their press event in Manila. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Balut, beaches, and all the Filipino things Momoland wants to try

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

On their first visit to the Philippines as a group, the K-pop stars share the local dishes they want to taste and places they want to see

MOMOLAND IN MANILA. The K-pop stars visit the Philippines for the first time as a group. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Momoland meets Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson says he plans to tour the girls around the country

LOOK: Momoland is in Manila

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The K-pop girl group arrives for their much-awaited Philippine visit

TOUCHDOWN MANILA. Momoland's Jane and Nancy share photos from their hotel room after arriving in Manila on August 16. Screenshot from Instagram.com/momoland_official

PH Blu Girls move on from sorry World Championship stint

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Philippine women's softball team aims for a historic podium finish at the Asian Games

FIRST 2018 TOURNEY. Riflayca Basa pitches in relief in the last two innings of the game versus the Netherlands allowing two hits but no runs. Photo from WBSC

2018 Asian Games: PH softball vies for historic podium finish

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The Philippine Blu Girls like their chances in this year's continental games in Jakarta

SOLID CHANCES. The Philippine Blu Girls like their chances in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Mia Montayre

TV throwback: We still can't get over these cartoons from the '90s

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Surprise! Some of them are getting a reboot.

PH Blu Girls step up 2020 Olympic bid

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine softball team vies for an Olympic berth in the World Championship starting August 2 in Japan

CONSISTENCY. The Philippine women’s softball team, which finished runner-up in the Asian Softball Championships last year, hopes to sustain its solid run. Fille photo from Blu Girls

Malaysian girl in headscarf wows with freestyle football skills

Jul 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi executes deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead

FOOTBALL WHIZ. In this photograph female football freestyler Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi, 18, poses for pictures at a park in Klang, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.  Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

LISTEN: Red Velvet debuts English version of 'Bad Boy'

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The girls sing the English version during K-Con in the US

KPOP PERFORMANCE. The girl group performs an English version of the hit 'Bad Boy.' Image from Red Velvet's Facebook page

Nature never tells all at first sight

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

When will the rest of us come out of the closet of our own biases?

DSWD condemns 'Showtime' joke about adoptees

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:19 PM

'The words "ampon ka" is discriminatory and has [a] negative connotation. Even if the statement was delivered in a manner of joke and/or for entertainment purpose, the show and the network ha​ve the full responsibility over it,' says DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo

First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Eunice is known for her role as Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in 'Dr No' and 'From Russia with Love'

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

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

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

The one question on our mind after NSYNC played 'Never Have I Ever'

May 02, 2018 - 8:34 PM

'Have I ever hooked up with a Spice Girl?' asks host Ellen DeGeneres

'I HAVE.' The boys of NSYNC play a round of 'Never Have I Ever.' Screenshot from The Ellen Show Youtube channel