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LOOK: New Boracay icon unveiled

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The new Boracay icon features the island's famed Puka Beach. It is unveiled as Boracay is reopened on October 26.

NEW ICON. Boracay unveils its new icon as the island is reopened on October 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Eiffel Tower shuts due to security personnel strike

Apr 13, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Paris' most recognizable monument has been hit by repeated strikes by its 300-strong staff

ICON. Beams of light are visible atop the Eiffel Tower, in this file photo. File Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

IN PHOTOS: The most unforgettable dresses in Oscars red carpet history

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:40 PM

From Cher's flamboyant Bob Mackie ensemble to Taraji P Henson's classic Hollywood gown, these red carpet looks deserve their own Academy Awards

IN PHOTOS: 'Fashion Icon of the Decade' Kendall Jenner through the years

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The 21 year old model has had quite a controversial career – and it s not over yet

KENDALL JENNER. The model has seen her fair share of controversy this year. Photo from Instagram.com/Kendalljenner

Kendall Jenner named fashion icon of the decade

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Not everyone thinks the young model deserves the award

KENDALL JENNER. The top model after walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show – an event where many young models make their name. Photo from Instagram.com/kendalljenner

Twitter drops default 'egg' profile photo, replaces it with human silhouette

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The change is due to the egg s perceived association with trolls and anonymous abuse

CRACKED. Trolls' habit of sticking with the 'egg' creates a negative image for the social network's default profile photo.

Trump unleashes attack on U.S. civil rights icon

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:37 AM

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers announce they will not attend the inauguration on Friday January 20 in the wake of Trump s attack against congressman John Lewis

BOYCOTT. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, on January 13, 2017 became the most high-profile Democratic lawmaker to announce he is boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

Bicol landmark turns orange for campaign to end violence vs women

Nov 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM

The Cagsawa Ruins in Albay take on the color of hope in support of the Orange Your Icon campaign

CAGSAWA RUINS TURNS ORANGE. Using special lighting, local authorities turn the famous Albay landmark orange in support of the campaign to fight violence against women. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

JCI Regatta opens search for 2016 Pinoy Icon

May 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Pinoy Icon is considered a ‘home sweet home’ award for Ilonggos by Junior Chamber International Regatta It serves to inspire and motivate people to serve the community

Poster courtesy of JCI-Regatta.

Pacquiao insists he's retiring

Feb 15, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Promoter Bob Arum is not convinced taking Pacquiao s retirement with a grain of salt

RETIREMENT IMMINENT. Manny Pacquiao reaffirms his plan to retire. File photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Philippine Catholic leaders urged to reject ivory

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The beauty of a work of art cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers says CBCP s Socrates Villegas

Facebook makes male and female icons the same size

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Have you noticed this subtle but powerful change on Facebook?

'Turkey's Liberace': gay icon celebrated at Istanbul show

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Entitled Here I am Zeki Muren after one of the singer s big hits the Istanbul exhibition offers a rare look at the extraordinary life of the consummate entertainer

POPULAR SHOW. People visit the "Here I am, Zeki Muren" exhibition on December 20, 2014, in Istanul. “Here I am, Zeki Muren", is an exhibition, which takes a look at the life of the late Turkish singer, composer, and actor with rare photos, letters and shimmering artifacts, honoring the legacy of the iconic singer. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

#CondoPolicy is backward and discriminatory – netizens

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Netizens describe the condo policy that bans maids and drivers from taking regular elevators as discriminatory and backward

When condo policy bans drivers, maids from 'normal' elevators

Nov 19, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Netizens react to the discriminatory disgusting and horrible policy of Icon Residences but management says There s no issue It s not for the world It s just for the building

Things to do: October 10-16

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Planning your week ahead? Here is this week s list of events to look forward to

London turns its classic red phone boxes green

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The green boxes are an attempt to breathe life back into a British national icon that often lingers on in a dilapidated state

Rihanna is now officially a fashion icon

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Rihanna makes her mark in the fashion industry as the CFDA announces that she s their fashion icon pick this year

WebHits: Movie classics animated

Feb 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Watch this short animated video that puts together iconic films from the near and far past

Mandela returns home

Dec 14, 2013 - 10:45 PM

The anti apartheid icon is set to be buried Sunday December 15 ending 10 days of national mourning and global tributes

Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Sunday s funeral will begin at 8:00 am with a two hour ceremony for 5 000 people

ALMOST THE END. Women are consoled as they react in sadness after walking past the casket of late South African President Nelson Mandela, on the final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Matt Dunham/EPA

Style queen: Isabella Blow's wardrobe on show in London

Nov 20, 2013 - 1:33 PM

The fashion icon s eccentric wardrobe wows the British crowd

Mandela 'fine' as film on his struggle premieres in S.Africa

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:30 PM

The film based on the South African icon s autobiography will be released in the United States in December

'NOT ILL, JUST OLD.' A picture taken on July 18, 2013 shows a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. File photo by AFP / Stephane de Sakutin

Imelda Marcos: Style icon, for better and worse

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

She upheld the true good and beautiful amid the ugly realities of martial law

MEMORIES. Imelda Marcos revisiting her shoe collection in 2001. AFP: Joel Nito/AFP

Honoring South Africa's father

Aug 05, 2013 - 1:00 AM

As a nation South Africa has its own challenges but one thing is for sure when it comes to our beloved Mandela we are one and unity reigns supreme

STILL CRITICAL. A file picture dated 02 July 2005 shows South African former president Nelson Mandela waving to the crowd at the Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty concert linked to Live 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by EPA/Jon Hrusa

Rihanna wins legal battle vs Topshop

Aug 01, 2013 - 6:56 PM

Barbadian singer has also launched dream come true fashion collection for River Island also of Britain

FASHION ICON. Rihanna launched her own clothing line in February

Doctors rejected turning off Mandela life support – friend

Jul 06, 2013 - 1:26 AM

This contradicts court documents that say medical practitioners advised that the life support machine of the anti apartheid icon be switched off

IMPROVING. South African democracy icon Nelson Mandela is showing improvement, according to his former wife Winnie. Photo by EPA

Obama will not visit Mandela in hospital

Jun 29, 2013 - 3:56 PM

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will however spend time with Mandela s family

Pinoys roar at Cannes Lions 2013

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:38 PM

The distinguished advertising festival becomes a celebration of Filipino talent

STRIKING AND IMMEDIATE. The Schick Icons graphics won in the Outdoor Lions category. Photo courtesy of Zak Yuson

Mandela back in hospital: In 'serious but stable' condition

Jun 08, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Nelson Mandela is back in hospital on June 8 in a serious but stable condition suffering from a recurrent lung infection the latest health scare for South Africa s frail anti apartheid icon

BACK IN HOSPITAL. Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized with a recurrent lung infection. File photo by AFP

'Project Runway's' Nina Garcia in Manila

May 23, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Project Runway judge and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia is in Manila for Philippine Fashion Week

FASHION GURU. 'Project Runway' judge and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia touches down on Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Metrowear: 20 years of Rajo Laurel

May 18, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Metrowear 2013 will pay tribute to Rajo Laurel s 20 years as a Philippine fashion powerhouse

BOLD STATEMENT. This is just one of the  many stunning creations from previous collections of Rajo Laurel. Photos courtesy of Visions and Expressions

Jeremy Scott designs Poodle shoes

Mar 09, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Love dogs? Now you can wear em on your feet But hurry these shoes are limited

AREN'T THEY THE CUTEST? The world of dogs and shoes meet in these shoes designed by Jeremy Scott for adidas Originals. Photo courtesy of ICON International

PH probes alleged Church link to ivory

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Authorities will investigate the possible involvement of Catholic priests in the illegal trade of African ivory in the Philippines

Dolphy in critical condition

Jun 15, 2012 - 6:37 PM

Friends family and fans continue to pray for the industry icon

COMEDY KING FOR LIFE. Dolphy is currently in the ICU of Makati Medical Center, breathing with the aid of a respirator. Screen grab from YouTube

Tom Cruise receives 'Entertainment Icon' award

Jun 13, 2012 - 2:30 PM

30 years into his acting career the actor finally receives an award that declares him an icon

ALL ENDEAVORS RECOGNIZED. The fact that Tom Cruise also has humanitarian endeavors aside from his cinema and arts projects makes him deserving of the award. Screen grab from YouTube

Legendary US TV host Dick Clark dies

Apr 19, 2012 - 6:56 AM

Legendary US television host and producer Dick Clark dies of a heart attack; he was 82