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Easier said than done? Netizens discuss Duterte’s idea to ban single-use plastics

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:29 PM

‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes

Donkey diva: Singing beast of burden becomes Indian sensation

Aug 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Emily, a donkey living at an animal shelter in the Indian city of Pune, is an internet sensation with a clip of her 'singing' going viral

In this photograph taken on July 24, 2019 rescued female donkey Emily is fed by RESQ Charitable Trust head Jessica Roberts at the RESQ animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in Pune. An unorthodox Indian music star has won hearts online with her big teeth, lustrous white coat, four legs and melodic braying at mealtime. Emily, a donkey living at an animal shelter in the Indian city of Pune, became an internet sensation last year after a clip of her "singing" went viral.  Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP

Pinoy talent wins 'The One' singing competition in UAE

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Jovan Aquino is named the winner during the finals night held in Dubai

FEELING GOOD. Jovan Aquino wins 'The One' singing competition in Dubai. Photo from

Here’s where you can watch – and sing along to – 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in PH

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Movie? Karaoke? You can do both here, apparently

SING ALONG, TOO. A version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with on-screen lyrics will screen in Philippine cinemas soon. Still courtesy of 20th Century Fox

UP Singing Ambassadors win Grand Prize at international singing competition

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The UP Ambassadors bag the grand prize at the 66th Concorso Polifonico Internazionale 'Guido d'Arezzo'

UP Singing Ambassadors bags 1st prize at Spanish music festival

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The group wins the first prize in the Habaneras and Polyphony categories of the 64th Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia

The melodious mouse that sings for sex

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Why do some males of a species invest more in courting than others? It turns out that animals prioritize sex or survival depending on their energy reserves, according to a study.

SINGING MOUSE. This screenshot shows a male Alston's singing mouse (S. teguina) as it countersings in response to a rival male's song. Screenshot from mouse studios

'American Idol' recap: Top 24 perform solos and duets

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Who's in and who's out?

KZ Tandingan is determined to beat her personal best on 'Singer 2018'

Mar 09, 2018 - 1:35 PM

A thousand miles away from home, KZ was able to find comfort in Jessie’s words

KZ Tandingan now a regular contender on China’s ‘Singer 2018’

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:58 PM

KZ performs a song in Chinese!

KZ Tandingan tops Chinese singing contest round against Jessie J

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:46 AM

KZ performs Adele's 'Rolling In the Deep' in 'Singer 2018'

Bette Midler calls Duterte a 'murderous dictator' on Twitter

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The actress comments on Duterte singing to US President Trump at the ASEAN Summit gala dinner

BETTE MIDLER. The actress is known to be outspoken against US president Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and now president Rodrigo Duterte. Screengrab from

WATCH: Duterte sings 'upon the orders' of Trump

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:20 AM

'Ladies and gentlemen, I sang…upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

AMERICAN LEADER. US President Donald Trump sits beside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the ASEAN gala dinner on November 12, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

WATCH: Emma Watson sings in 'Beauty and the Beast' TV spot

Jan 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

We hear Emma s singing voice as Belle in this TV spot released during the Golden Globes 2017

'BELLE.' Emma Stone sings the reprise of 'Belle' in the latest TV spot for 'Beauty and the Beast.' Screengrab from YouTube/Disney Movie Trailers

'Sing' Review: Easy pleasures, aimless gimmicks

Jan 07, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Sing is fun enough Treat its marriage of contemporary music and predictable plotting as a commodity and nothing more

A magical Christmas with Ariel Rivera at Resorts World Manila

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Ariel Rivera and the UP Singing Ambassadors are set to headline a Christmas Day concert on December 25 7 pm in Resorts World Manila

SAKSIKAN: Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney dan pengisi suara film 'Sing' bernyanyi 'Wonderful Christmastime'

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Ada Matthew McConaughey Scarlett Johansson Seth MacFarlane Reese Witherspoon dan anggota band The Roots yang juga bernyanyi bersama

Jimmy Fallon, Paul MacCartney, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew McConaughey dan personel bang The Roots menyanyikan lagu 'Wonderful Christmastime'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' Sing-offs eliminations round

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:18 PM

In the Sing Off round 5 singers are eliminated per coach s team leaving 3 to proceed to the live shows

TEAM BAMBOO. Justin Alva, Heart Salvador, and Xylein Herrera make it to the live shows. Screengrabs from Twitter/thevoiceabscbn

IN PHOTOS: 'We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs' grand finale

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Tres Kantos emerges as winners There is even a special appearance by OPM icon Mike Hanopol

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tres Kantos wins 'We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs'

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Jovit Baldivino Bugoy Drilon and Dominador Aviola are the first grand celebrity team winners of the show

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VIRAL: Youth choir surprises LRT passengers with serenade

Jun 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Sing Philippines Youth Choir says the goal of the flash mob was to promote the beauty of chorale music and arts to the public

This country loves singing – even rickshaws get pimped with karaoke machines

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:58 PM

While the most popular venues for karaoke remain bars where groups of friends typically sing together in private rooms the new options are helping crooners belt out tunes in more unlikely settings

KARAOKE. Rudi Hantoro sits beside his pedal-powered rickshaw, equipped with a powerful karaoke sound system and a small screen that displays videos and lyrics. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN

'Singing Kartero' plays Cupid on Valentine's Day

Feb 08, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Send your love through a song this Valentine s Day

A look back: Elements Music Camp 2015

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Francis Brew Reyes takes us back to the 5 day music camp

Jack Jones all set for concert in his 'favorite' PH

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:58 PM

The American crooner is in town for a two night concert at the Kia Theatre

Watch this epic 'All That' cast reunion

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Kel Mitchell Lori Beth Denberg and Danny Tamberelli are among the All That cast members singing the show s theme at Stan Lee s Comikaze Expo

'ALL THAT.' The cast reunites and sings the show's theme song 10 years after it ended, at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. Screengrab from Instagram/iamkelmitchell

Ireland's 'Singing Priest' becomes global sensation

May 03, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Father Ray Kelly s music career kicked off a year ago and now includes a platinum selling album 42 million YouTube hits and chat show appearances around all across the world

Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel sings Manny Pacquiao’s song

Apr 15, 2015 - 11:36 PM

He sings in Filipino What do you think of his version?

HOW DID JIMMY FARE? He sings in Filipino! Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Karla Estrada as Chaka Khan in ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’

Mar 23, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Karla wins in the second week of the show and donates the money to Child Haus

Syrian wins Arab song contest, keeps clear of politics

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Hazem Sherif beats Haitham Khalailah and Saudi Majid al Madani

Italy's singing nun releases first album

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The album contains a cover of Madonna s 1984 hit Like a Virgin

AKAPELA OPEN: Catch the 2014 Finals Show

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:41 PM

10 of the finest contemporary a cappella groups in the country will battle it out on Saturday October 25

WATCH: Singing nun, 'Voice of Italy' champ, sings 'Like a Virgin'

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Her upcoming album is due in November

LISTEN: Aretha covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

Sep 30, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Aretha Franklin s cover of Adele s 2010 megahit Rolling in the Deep had netizens hitting the play button over and over again after it was released on YouTube

QUEEN OF SOUL. Aretha Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Fox Theatre/AFP

I will always love you: 7 YouTube tributes to Whitney Houston

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Houston s powerful voice lives on in these Youtube covers

WATCH: Singing nun wins 'The Voice of Italy'

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:31 AM

The rebel turned nun now singing sensation is awarded a record contract under Universal

US poet Maya Angelou dies at 86: US media

May 28, 2014 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The celebrated African American author poet and human rights activist is found dead by her caretaker

Why Anne Curtis has the last laugh

May 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Anne Curtis can t sing but her fans don t seem to mind

WINNING SMILE. Anne Curtis can't sing, or so some say, but that doesn't seem to matter to her fans. File photo of Anne Curtis by Ira Agting/Rappler

Swiss envoy, 'singing diplomat' to launch cultural fund

May 19, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Watch Swiss musicians perform for Filipinos as the Swiss Cultural Fund is launched

Austrian bearded drag queen wins Eurovision song contest

May 11, 2014 - 9:17 AM

We are unity and we are unstoppable Conchita Wurst said after winning the glitzy competition with 290 points

WINNER. Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark last May 7. EPA/NIKOLAI LINARES

Nun sings 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' on 'The Voice of Italy'

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Sister Cristina Scuccia shows this is not going to be just a short sister act – she s definitely in the competition for the long haul

'AnneKapal': What to expect from Anne Curtis' upcoming concert

Mar 28, 2014 - 9:48 PM

What makes Anne Curtis singing career successful? It s all about confidence

ANNEKAPAL. Find the right song, go all out with the production, says Anne Curtis. Photo by Ira Agting/Rappler

Go out and explore! Summer activities 2014

Mar 27, 2014 - 1:43 PM

A list of available summer workshops and activities in the metro

WebHits: Nun Cristina Scuccia impresses at The Voice Italy

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Singing nun surprises coaches of The Voice Italy

I wanted to sing

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

I wondered if I did sing better would I be less shy?

The Pinoy factor in reality TV competitions

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Rose Fostanes a caregiver working in Israel is the newest international Pinoy singing sensation

X FACTOR. Filipino caregiver Rose Fostanes has taken Israel by storm. Screen grab from Youtube (Miggi Lucman)

'Do You Hear the People Sing?' in Manila for Yolanda aid

Jan 03, 2014 - 1:52 PM

This is the first time that the musical which has toured the world will be staged as a benefit concert featuring Lea Salonga David Harris and Marie Zamora

Jett Galindo: Engineering the future of music production

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:25 AM

A Filipina music engineer excels in the male dominated filed of studio recording

DRIVE AND SKILL. Galindo excels in a male-dominated field. Photos courtesy of Jett Galindo

WebHits: Hidden cam catches dog singing

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 AM

A hidden camera catches a dog singing it s heart out while playing the piano

WebHits: 2-year-old sings 'Don't let me down'

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:04 AM

2 year old boy sings Beatles Don t Let Me Down with his dad