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'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

How do we build cities inclusive of street vendors?

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'

CROWDED. Street vendors are integral to people's everyday lives in Metro Manila. Photo by Ponch Escobar/rRappler

Bawal Bastos law emboldens Filipinos to condemn Duterte sexism – Hontiveros

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Though President Rodrigo Duterte is immune from suit while he is Chief Executive, the new law should serve as a guide for him and a resource for Filipinos who want to call out his misogynistic behavior

Risa Hontiveros. Photo by Rappler

Panelo: Duterte 'never bastos,' you women should know that

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

New law punishes wolf whistling, catcalling, online sexual harassment

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:41 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act

Illegally-parked cars towed as QC starts daily street clearing ops

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Operations against illegal vendors, traffic violators, and other road and sidewalk obstructions will follow

ILLEGALLY PARKED. The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority remove illegally-parked vehicles in Barangay Pinyahan on July 8, 2019. Photos from the QC Public Affairs Department's FB

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!

'Sesame Street' introduces new muppet Karli, tackling foster care issues

May 21, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Karli is a muppet who is taken into a foster home

Why the 2019 World Street Food Congress isn’t happening

May 18, 2019 - 6:59 PM

With the event's abrupt cancelation by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, the WSFC team isn't happy

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school

May 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

[OPINION] There's no template for Filipino street food

May 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'It is so limiting, not to mention asinine, to think that there is any one staple food'

German police shut down major 'darknet' illegal trading site

May 03, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The illicit 'Wall Street Market' site enabled trade in cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines as well as stolen data, fake documents and malicious software

[OPINION] The 'nilarang' chever, and other Cebuano delicacies

May 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

'Street food is almost always a highly localized experience. If you’re not from there – especially if you’re not from there – the least one can do is to show some respect.'

[OPINION] The Cebu 'Street Food' episode shows how hard it is to understand Filipino food

May 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Netflix's much-talked-about Cebu episode has sparked an online debate on Filipino food – but should it have?

Hollywood school to keep Michael Jackson's name on auditorium

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The parents and staff of the Gardner Street Elementary School has decided to keep the name of late singer on the school's auditorium

New York Times, Wall Street Journal win Pulitzers for Trump probes

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The Pulitzer Prize is given to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for their separate investigations regarding Donald Trump and his family

Cebu’s delicacies take the spotlight in new Netflix series ‘Street Food’

Apr 11, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Cebu City is among the 9 Asian cities to be featured in the first season of the upcoming documentary series

CULINARY HERO. Cebu's culinary heroes are featured in the new Netflix documentary, 'Street Food.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Singapore defends U.N. bid for street food honor

Mar 28, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Singapore nominates its popular 'hawker culture' for UN recognition to 'safeguard' its local street food culture

Auggie Fontanilla: Talking art, religion, and street culture

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

We talk to Filipino artist Auggie Fontanilla about his views on contemporary street art

La Salle reclaims UAAP street dance crown

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The La Salle Dance Company rocks its way to the top of the UAAP street dance competition

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

UAAP street dance: FEU eyes back-to-back titles

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The FEU Street Alliance aims for a repeat romp as the UAAP goes rocking with the street dance competition

WINNING MOVES. After a breakthrough year, the FEU Street Alliance looks to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MMDA, Sesame Street partner for educational campaign for kids

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Children in Metro Manila may now learn about road safety, waste management, and public safety in a fun manner with Sesame Street characters

EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER  EDUCATIONAL DRIVE. (Left) MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and (Right) Will De Pippo, Director for Asia-Pacific of Sesame Street, sign an agreement for an educational drive for children at the Children Road Safety Park in Malate, Manila. Photo by: Lito Boras/RAPPLER

Fencing coach helping El Salvador youth steer clear of violence

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Ernesto Ramirez is not just training these youngsters to be talented fencers, he's trying to keep them away from violence and trouble.

Salvadorean youngsters wait to practice at a rural fencing school in San Pedro Masahuat, El Salvador, on March 2, 2019. Around 15 young people and children are part of Ernesto Valladares’ project, the coach who is looking forward to empower them and that they have a better future in a country where there is a lot of violence. MARVIN RECINOS / AFP

'Sesame Street' live-action musical ready for 2021

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Alongside Anne Hathaway, your beloved childhood puppets will be waving at you from the big screen

U.S. officials consider lifting China tariffs – report

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

American and Chinese trade officials have until March 1 to resolve their trade war, to prevent a sharp increase in punitive US duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers back a bill that would punish catcalling and other forms of street and online harassment. Illustration by Rappler

Margielyn Didal, Christiana Means clinch historic SLS semis berths

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Two Pinay skateboarders qualify for the Street League Skateboarding World Championship semifinals for the first time

OLYMPIC DREAM. Margielyn Didal hopes that she can skate to a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth. Photo from Monty Mendigoria's Facebook.

New Paris mural celebrates 'yellow vest' revolt

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Street artist Pascal Boyart creates a mural based on Eugene Delacroix's monumental canvass 'Liberty Leading the People,' which glorified the revolution of July 1830

A man on a bicycle rides past by a mural by street artist PBOY depicting Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) protestors inspired by "La Liberte guidant le Peuple" painting by Eugene Delacroix in Paris on January 8, 2019.  Philippe LOPEZ / AFP

9 hurt as car rams into famed Tokyo street on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) With an 'intent to murder', 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drives a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo's fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman says

CRIME. Police inspect a car whose driver rammed his vehicle into crowds on Takeshita street in Tokyo early January 1, 2019. Nine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police and media said on January 1. Photo from JIJI PRESS / AFP

Pinterest planning 2019 stock market debut – report

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:55 PM

It boasts more than 250 million monthly active users, with most of those 'pinners' outside the United States

PINTEREST. Screen shot from YouTube video.


DSWD to 'rescue' homeless kids, IPs begging in streets during holidays

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The DSWD says it is closely coordinating with local government units on the effort

Uber filed paperwork for IPO, says report

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The move, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes a day after Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

Street protests outlawed in Davao City

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Militant groups slam the ordinance as a curtailment of the people's right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech but local officials say rallies are still allowed in places other than streets to ensure smooth traffic flow

STREET PROTEST. Members of the National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao block traffic during a lightning rally in Davao City on March 29, 2017 to mark the 48th Anniversary of the New People's Army. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

General Motors shuttering plants, cutting 15% of workforce

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The moves include shuttering 7 plants worldwide as the company responds to changing customer preferences and focuses on popular trucks and SUVs and increasingly on electric models

GENERAL MOTORS. Two electric vehicles are getting charged at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, on November 26, 2018. Photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Photography exhibit by street children to be held at Museo Pambata

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The exhibit features photographs taken by street children living around Roxas Boulevard

Senate approves bill punishing catcalling, street harassment

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Senate Bill 1326 seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, and stalking, among others

Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as U.S. Senate nears vote

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Furor over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Donald Trump's Republican Party could be at stake

VOTE. US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. File photo by Tom Williams/AFP

Meet Headache Stencil, the Thai version of mystery graffiti artist Banksy

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The pioneer of the new wave of street artists in Bangkok is 'Headache Stencil,' whose spray cans satirize the powerful in Thailand where free expression has been muted since a 2014 coup

THAILAND'S BANKSY. This picture taken on September 4, 2018, shows Thai artist who goes by the name of "Headache Stencil" spray-painting a graffiti on a fence in Bangkok. Thailand's junta chief caricatured as 'a lucky cat', a paw raised to rake in money, or his face crossed out by a thick, red line - daring graffiti is appearing across Bangkok as the city's walls become a canvas for political debate. Romeo GACAD / AFP

Ompong, Duterte on Mendoza, Bert and Ernie | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' claims writer – 'Sesame Street' disagrees

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Many have speculated about the iconic TV puppet duo's relationship

Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:08 PM

'When you talk about hawkers, Singapore is not the only one to have hawker culture,' says Malaysian chef Redzuawan Ismail

HAWKER CULTURE. Singapore is home to countless hawker centers such as this one in Tiong Bahru, where food stalls serve various local dishes at affordable prices. File photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account


Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The company asked US banks to share information about customers such as account balances and where purchases were made in order to develop new features on Messenger, the Wall Street Journal reports

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018 a woman poses in front of a computer displaying the Facebook logo in Mill Valley, California on March 21, 2018.  File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


The mystery man behind Manila’s ‘Why’ graffiti

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Who is the person spray-painting 'why' all across Metro Manila, and why does he do it?

'Sagip Batang Solvent': PDEA wants to take in street children for rehab

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to set up 'homey facilities' for street children addicted to solvent, where they can learn skills and receive counseling

PREVENTIVE MEASURE. PDEA wants street children to be rehabilitated and educated early against illegal drugs.

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week

PARIS. A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Albayalde fires Grijaldo, Unsafe streets in Mindanao | Midday wRap

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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2 killed in mudslide at Baguio condominium construction site

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Patrick Lachica and Hanna Hurago are human resources personnel of the construction firm laying down the foundation for the Mega Pines condominium project

RETRIEVAL. Baguio 911 responders, fire personnel, and volunteers retrieve the victims’ bodies from under mudslide at Sandico Street, Baguio City, on June 13, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Bangketa Eskwela: UE student sets up foundation to teach street kids

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Dara Mae Tuazon, the 19-year-old founder of Bangketa Eskwela, is the first recipient of The One Philippines Humanitarian Award

“NEXT LEVEL.” Tuazon poses with her Bangketa Eskwela students for a picture. Photo by Gaby N. Baizas