videos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on videos


PH-US break-up on Valentine's week

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Need we ask who – or which country – is the third party?

Happy Valentine's Day, here's Ben&Ben's new music video

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM

'So why don't we fall in love tonight?'

WATCH: Come sit at Unique's table in the new music video for 'Bukod Tangi'

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:47 PM

The 360-degree video lets viewers come face to face with multiple Uniques

NEW VIDEO. Unique Salonga releases a 360-degree music video for his song 'Bukod-Tangi.' Photo from

WATCH: Joji's releases new single, music video ’Run’

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:19 PM

It's a banger, but it may also make you cry

'RUN.' The Japanese singer releases a new single and music video. Screenshot from 88Rising on YouTube

WATCH: Callalily's 'Reserba' music video

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Fun fact: the video is directed by John Prats and edited by Sam Milby

RESERBA. The band shares their music video for their single, 'Reserba.' Screenshot from O/C Records on YouTube

Twitter moves to curb manipulated content including 'deepfakes'

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Twitter says its new policy calls for a mix of warning 'labels' for tweets that include manipulated images or video, and removal of the tweets

Telling Taal's visual story

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

It's literally an explosive event that's best told through video

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos – nonprofit

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Folk Catholicism or true piety?

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'It is only God who could see the hearts of people'

WATCH: SB19 is on fire in ‘Alab’ music video

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The video is released after the hashtag #SB19ALABMV trended all day on January 9

ALAB. SB19 releases the music video for their latest single. Screenshot from SB19 Official on YouTube

Facebook cracks down on deepfakes

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Facebook's ban on deepfake photos and videos comes ahead of a US House Energy and Commerce meeting on manipulated media set for January 8

Are the Americans interfering?

Jan 02, 2020 - 10:00 PM

A law is changing the way human rights is being pushed

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

WATCH: Top animal stories of 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:55 PM

A video looks back at how animals fared in the 2019

MARIAM. This file picture taken on May 24, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP

The power of the Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM

It has the power to restore hope or take it away

Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:45 PM

US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase removes Ozil from the game due to his 'extreme comment about China'

CONTROVERSIAL. Mesut Ozil's character in the video game gets removed in China. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Gold and grit at SEA Games 2019 triathlon, duathlon

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Here are some snapshots from the triathlon and duathlon events of SEA Games' Subic cluster

YouTube bans 'implied' threats

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,' says global head of trust and safety Matt Halprin

WATCH: PH delivers perfect ending in SEA Games 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Filipino athletes celebrate their sporting dominance in the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games

OVERALL CHAMPIONS. The Philippine delegation parade with joy in the 2019 SEA Game closing ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Black Eyed Peas, Arnel Pineda perform at SEA Games 2019 closing

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Vietnam, the next SEA Games host, also flexes its artistic muscles during the closing ceremonies

BLACK EYED PEAS. The group performs for the crowd at the closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.

WATCH: PH reigns supreme in SEA Games 2019 Day 10

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines extends its reign in several key sporting events in the 2019 SEA Games

5TH STRAIGHT GOLD. Kiefer Ravena bags his 5th straight gold in the reigional biennial meet. Photo by Jerrick Reymar/Rappler

WATCH: PH reclaims boxing dominance in SEA Games 2019 Day 9

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Philippine boxing makes a rousing comeback with 7 golds, surpassing its two-gold haul in the 2017 edition

DOMINANCE. Nesthy Petecio wins the featherweight women's boxing bout. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'More sushi for us': Joseph Schooling makes Olympics cut in SEA Games 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:50 AM

A relieved Joseph Schooling gets the chance to defend his 100m butterfly gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

GOLDEN RETURN. Joseph Schooling looks back and sees that he eclipsed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut in the 2019 SEA Games men's 100m butterfly.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Historic SEA Games gold couldn’t have come in better fashion for Sibol Mobile Legends

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:53 AM

The Philippines completes a heady comeback against favorites Indonesia

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: PH surpasses 100-gold medal mark in SEA Games 2019 Day 8

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippines virtually seals the overall championship after smashing the 100-gold medal barrier in the 2019 SEA Games

100 GOLDS. Philippines hits the 100th gold mark on Sunday, December 8.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: PH smashes records to stay on top in SEA Games 2019 Day 7

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Sprinter Kristina Knott and pole vault star EJ Obiena pull off record-breaking romps in athletics action

STELLAR. Kristina Knott celebrate after a historic run in the women's 200m dash. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 souvenirs

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Check out some official 2019 Southeast Asian Games merch!

FOR KIDS. The dri-fit Pami shirt also comes in kids sizes. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

WATCH: Rising PH athletes take top spots in SEA Games 2019 Day 6

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:02 PM

New Filipino stars emerge as action goes full swing in more SEA Games sports

Photo by Josh Albelda

Sibol 'Starcraft II,' 'Mobile Legends' teams make playoffs

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The 'Hearthstone' team misses the cut

SIBOL MOBILE LEGENDS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

WATCH: Olympic hopefuls prop up PH campaign in SEA Games 2019 Day 5

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Skater Margielyn Didal and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe, both vying for Tokyo 2020 Olympic berths, banner the Philippines’ late golden surge

GOLDEN ROMP. Margielyn Didal puts on a show in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. event. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

WATCH: PH record-breakers highlight SEA Games 2019 Day 4

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Swimmer James Deiparine and obstacle course race athlete Kevin Pascua shatter records in Day 4 of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

RECORD-BREAKING. James Deiparine ends the country's gold medal drought in the 2019 SEA Games swimming tournament. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Margielyn Didal pumped for SEA Games 2019 skateboarding show

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Spunky skateboarder Margielyn Didal goes all out to impress her countrymen in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: More golds rain on PH in SEA Games 2019 Day 3

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Despite the inclement weather, Philippine bets reign supreme to stay on top of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games action

TWO GOLDS. Carlos Yulo leaps his way to two gold medals in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas laser-focused on SEA Games 2019 gold quest

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Despite boasting an All-Star lineup, Philippine basketball team coach Tim Cone thinks complacency won’t be an issue

GO FOR GOLD. Tim Cone and Gilas Pilipinas will shoot for a 13th straight SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Dota 2’: What you need to know

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The esports juggernaut will be a medal event at the 2019 SEA Games

DOTA 2. Image from Dota 2 website

‘Dota 2’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:22 PM

The members of the Dota 2 national team for the 2019 SEA Games share their tips to help you get a leg up against the competition

SIBOL. From left to right, John Anthony 'Natsumi' Vargas, Mc Nicholson 'Mac' Villanueva, Marvin Salvador 'Boomy' Rushton, Bryle Jacob 'CML' Alvizo, and Jun 'Bok' Kanehara. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

WATCH: PH pulls away as Hidilyn Diaz bags SEA Games 2019 gold

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Philippines surpasses its 2017 SEA Games gold medal count of 24 just on the second day of the regional biennial meet

GOLDEN. Hidilyn Diaz adds a SEA Games gold to her coffers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rondina, Pons boost SEA Games beach volley semis bid

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Top Filipina beach spikers Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons stay in the running for a semifinal spot in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

WATCH: PH rises to top early in SEA Games 2019 Day 1

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:57 PM

The Philippines gets off to a rousing start as action kicks off in the the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

ROUSING START. Carlos Yulo starts his bid for a 2019 SEA Games artistic gymnastic sweep with a dominant performance in the all-around final. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Performances at the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:15 PM

The show highlights Filipino culture through song numbers, dances, backdrops, and costumes

WIN AS ONE. Filipino singers including Jed Madela,, Lani Misalucha, the TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, Robert Seña, Elmo Magalona, and Aicelle Santos come together to sing the SEA Games 2019 official song 'We Win As One' at the opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Pacquiao, Petecio set SEA Games 2019 cauldron aglow

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Manny Pacquiao passes the torch to world boxing champion Nesthy Petecio in the cauldron-lighting ceremony

Screenshot from 2019 South East Asian Games Philippines/Youtube

LOOK: New Clark City all set for SEA Games 2019 showpiece

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Action in the athletics and aquatics events gets going in the brand new sports complex at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac

OLYMPIC SIZE. The 2,000-seater aquatics stadium boasts an Olympic-sized fast pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young lead PH beauty queens as SEA Games 'muses'

Nov 30, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The queens wore different ternos designed by Eric Pineda

The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The D-I-Y joy of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:01 AM

What sets D&D apart from many games is that the goal of the game isn’t to win. What the game intends is for you to hang out with friends, create stories with them, and have fun.

WATCH: PH boxing team eyes golden rush

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Filipino sluggers look to draw inspiration and strength from a supportive home crowd in their quest for gold in the 2019 SEA Games

GO FOR GOLD. Reigning SEA Games champions Eumir Marcial (right) and John Marvin lead the men's team. File photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Hidilyn Diaz out to snatch first SEA Games gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz looks to rule the Southeast Asian Games in front of her countrymen

PUMPED UP. Hidilyn Diaz believes she’s ready to rule the 55kg event. Rappler screenshot

WATCH: Sibol pumped for Tekken 7 hustle

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Out to challenge Southeast Asia’s top Tekken 7 players, AK Laverez and Doujin Albar go for a 1-2 finish

LOOK: PH Marine Corps firing ranges prepped for SEA Games 2019 shooting meet

Nov 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, are renovated before the shooting competitions begin on Monday, December 2

HELPING HAND. This photo taken on November 26, 2019, shows members of the Philippine Marine Corps helping to prepare the firing ranges at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to host the shooting competition of the 2019 SEA Games. The first round is scheduled on December 2. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Marine Corps

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 football teams get new buses, media center issues resolved

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Each SEA Games football team gets a bus to reach the different venues of the regional biennial meet

LOGISTICAL SAVIOR. Each team will be provided with one Ceres bus. Contributed photo