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These stories will make you believe that love is real

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:12 PM

It's enough to soften even the most jaded of hearts

Genes and your Valentine prospects

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Congratulations to the happy couple!

British actor Orlando Bloom (L) and US singer Katy Perry pose upon their arrival at the 2nd Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean 2018 held in Monaco on September 26, 2018. - On September 26, 2018, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation will hold its second Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, a major fundraising event in the heart of Monte Carlo, in order to support its worldwide initiatives in favor of a sustainable ocean, a crucial issue calling for immediate and collective action. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships displays various objects on stories of heartbreak

A picture taken at the Musem of Broken Relationships in Zagreb on February, 14, 2109 shows objects displayed during an exhibition of personal objects and stories of heartbreak created by artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic. - Artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, who broke up after four years together, launched in 2006 the project, an exhibition displaying a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC / AFP)

Duterte attends Sergio Mendes concert on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Cabinet members like Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez attend the concert too, along with their wives

[OPINYON] Perspirational speaker: Pangkaraniwan ang lahat, maliban sa pagmamahal

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Matagal ko nang inamin sa sarili na hindi ko kayang baguhin ang mundo nang wholesale.... Narito ako para sabihing kapag napagod na tayo sa paghabol sa walang hanggang pangarap, mas masarap palang maging pangkaraniwan.

IN PHOTOS: Commuters get surprise from PNP on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Cops surprise commuters with roses and offers to dance

FREE DANCE. Cops offer women commuters a dance before they ride the train in Cubao. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Valentine's Day not feeling the love in Indonesia

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Some students in Surabaya say that the chocolates-and-flowers celebration promotes Western decadence and casual sex

A group of Indonesian Muslim students take part in an anti-Valentine's Day rally in Surabaya on February 14, 2019. - Anti-Valentine's Day rallies are not uncommon in Indonesia with some conservative Islamic groups denouncing the day as un-Islamic, promotes promiscuity, casual sex and consumption of alcohol while other groups described the day as foreign cultural influence. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: How did Kris Aquino, JPE, Heart Evangelista celebrate their birthdays?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Happy birthday to these Valentine's Day babies

Valentine’s Day playlist: 150 songs for every mood, relationship status

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Listen to these Valentine-perfect slow jams or danceable bops from different decades and genres, perfect for every mood or relationship status

This Valentine’s Day, are you on team #blessed or team #foreveralone?

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Filipinos on being single, believing in may forever, and buying condoms during the love month

Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

From decadent chocolate cake, to starlit dinners here are Valentine's goodies you can enjoy no matter what your relationship status

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET. Valentine's Macarons from Bizu are among the treats people can enjoy on this holiday. Photo courtesy of Bizu Patisserie

Cute and empowering – Galentine's Day takes off in U.S.

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Galentine's Day is all about celebrating both self-love and the platonic love between you and your best girl friends

PHLPost launches Pada-LOVE project for Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Postal Corporation offers same-day and next-day delivery of flowers, chocolates, and other gifts, along with the services of a Singing Kartero

Photo courtesy of Philippine Postal Corporation

Free chocolates, serenades, promo codes, and more from Grab this Valentine’s Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Single? No worries — Grab is spreading #KiligForEveryone

Leveling expectations between the sexes on Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'

Nature dates: 5 trips for couples and groups for less than P1,500

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

Looking for a getaway with your better half or with your friends? Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank

FOREST WALK. A wooden bridge will guide your path through the mangroves at Bangkung Malapad in Sasmuan, Pampanga. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Get 'kilig' with Grab's Valentines' gimmick: Baes, free rides, discounts

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:32 PM

With the day of hearts just around the corner, passengers can book 'GrabBaes', get free rides, surprise deliveries, or redeem freebies

BAE. Here are the 'GrabBaes' or Grab's kilig ambassador during the #KiligforEveryone launch. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LIST: 5 date places for different couples this Valentine's

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Say it with video games, a spa date, or a fancy dinner out!

Forget chocolate, how about a cockroach for Valentine's?

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

How does naming a cockroach after your ex and feeding it to a meerkat sound?

Got an interesting love story to share?

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:39 PM

We could all use a dose of happy and kilig – and your love story might just be what we need

LIST: February 2019 concerts in the Philippines

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Looking for a concert to watch this February?

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

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

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Pornhub shows what users search for upon getting premium access

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Every Valentine's Day, the porn site gives free subscriptions to users. The site then collects data on what these new premium users immediately searched for


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Feb 15, 2018 - 12:13 PM

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Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao are a couple!

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The two finally confirm their real status on Valentine's Day

IN PHOTOS: Pinoy stars' sweet Valentine's Day 2018 celebrations

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:11 PM

From real-life #couplegoals to cute moments between family members – here's how some of your favorites celebrated Hearts Day!

IN PHOTOS: A soldier's marriage proposal in between battles in Sultan Kudarat

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Corporal Denemar Albani, 27, pops the question to his girlfriend, Private Christine Porcadilla, on the eve of Valentine's Day with the help of their fellow troopers from the 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion

YES! Army soldiers forge love in the middle of the battle zone. Photo from the military

Goodbye romance: Indonesian cities ban Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Authorities in the country's second-biggest city Surabaya briefly detain about two dozen couples on Wednesday during a raid to sniff out any sign of Valentine's Day celebrations. They are expected to be released with a reprimand.

GOODBYE ROMANCE. Indonesian officers (R) from the city administration police detain unmarried couples (L-with helmets) after a raid in Surabaya on February 14, 2018. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Believe that for every loss, there is someone new to be found

WATCH: Kris Aquino gets a birthday surprise from her sons

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Kris' boys greet her with balloons and singing on her special day

Gatchalian’s Feb 14 'hugot': No Happy Valentine's Day for me since 2008

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian makes the self-deprecating joke as part of his Valentine's Day greeting during a Senate hearing

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

8 alternative Valentine’s Day date ideas

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Looking for something unique to do with your special someone?

[OPINION] The last prejudice

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We must stop considering couplehood as the pinnacle of love and devotion. It’s 2018. It’s time to democratize relationships.

What the Supreme Court says about love

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:33 AM

'The heart has reasons of its own which reason does not know,' says one ruling

ON LOVE. Supreme Court decisions teach lessons on love and justice.

Ash Wednesday on Valentine's: 'Love expressed by sacrifice'

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'The 3 keys for Valentine's Day are the same 3 keys for the season of Lent – sacrifice, prayer, and giving,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

START OF LENT. Ash Wednesday, when Catholics have their foreheads marked with ashes, starts the 40-day penitential season of Lent. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

6 romantic art destinations near Metro Manila

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Perfect places just a few hours from Metro Manila to visit this month of arts and hearts

WATCH: This date night look is perfect for Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:10 PM

It's a quick and easy look that anyone can try!

DATE NIGHT. This sweet look is perfect for your next date. Rappler screenshot

10 songs to have sex to tonight, according to Spotify

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Get in the mood with these sexy tunes

PNP warns public: Beware of crimes on Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Philippine National Police says criminals might take advantage when people leave their houses unattended

7 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your squad

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Make Leslie Knope proud!

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Feb 13, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Calling all procrastinators

Korean actor Ji Soo on his favorite Filipino food and ideal Valentine's date

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:19 AM

Ji Soo hopes to make memories with his Filipino fans ahead of Valentine's Day

BACK IN THE PHILIPPINES. Korean actor Ji Soo greets members of the media during a press conference on Friday, February 9. Rappler screenshot

Your love language according to Venus

Feb 09, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Your aren't just about your sun sign – find out your Venus sign and what it says about how you love

Express your feelings in time for Valentine's Day

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Grab the opportunity to tell your loved ones how you really feel!

7 local chocolates that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Feb 09, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Rich dark chocolate with chili or quirky adobo chocolate – your loved one will love these sweet treats

Here's how to get Richard Juan or Ruru Madrid to serenade you on Valentine's Day

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Aside from Richard and Ruru, there are 28 other cute guys who can sweetly sing to you on the day of hearts!

6 restaurants for 6 phases of relationships

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Looking for a romantic place this Valentine's Day?

A quick guide to Valentine's concerts in 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Gary Valenciano, JaDine, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and more are set to serenade lovers out there