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  • UP Singing Ambassadors bags 1st prize at Spanish music festival

    July 29, 2018 9:52 AM 17

    The group wins the first prize in the Habaneras and Polyphony categories of the 64th Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia MANILA, Philippines – The UP Singing Ambassadors bagged awards at the 64th Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia held in Spain from July 22 to 28. In a Facebook post on Sunday, July 28, the group announced: "We are happy

  • Rappler Talk: Photography and innovation with SweetEscape's David Soong

    July 24, 2018 4:29 AM 14

    MANILA, Philippines – What happens when innovation, entrepreneurship, and photography combine? Rappler talks to SweetEscape CEO and co-founder David Soong to talk about photography and beyond. David co-founded SweetEscape, an app-based photography service that allows travelers to connect with local professional photographers all around the world

  • IN PHOTOS: All the looks from the 2018 SONA

    July 23, 2018 2:42 AM 13

    While the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 17th Congress and the SONA are political events – officials and their spouses make their fashion moments too MANILA, Philippines – The beginning of the 3rd regular session for the 17th Congress is a decidedly political event. But when red carpets and floor-to-floor media coverage is involved, it's almost

  • Want to do movies? Directors Gino Santos, Carl Chavez teach you how

    July 20, 2018 10:55 AM 14

    The two filmmakers share what it takes to make good films during a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers MANILA, Philippines – Filmmakers Gino Santos and Carl Chavez know a thing or two about making movies. Still young enough to be part of the millennial crowd, both in their 20s, Gino and Carl already have quite an impressive resume. the 4th and final

  • LOOK: Starbucks PH’s yogurt frappucinos will chase rainy day blues away

    July 20, 2018 6:20 AM 13

    The drinks will be available in Starbucks stores beginning July 24 MANILA, Philippines – We’re well into the Philippines’ rainy season, but these 2 new, limited edition drinks from Starbucks Philippines might just chase the dreariness away. Beginning Tuesday, July 24, Starbucks branches around the country will be serving 2 new Frappuccino blended beverages

  • Tools, appliances on sale

    July 11, 2018 10:00 AM 24

    In celebration of the Fourth of July, leading hardware store Ace Hardware offers up to 30 percent discount on its American brands for the whole month of July. Some of the items on sale this month include lightweight and compact Dewalt Cordless Drills, ACE Homeowner Tool Sets, and Drylok Waterproofers with a smooth finish, which are perfect for home repair

  • Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

    July 8, 2018 2:55 AM 16

    The cause of Ditko's death has yet to be confirmed NEW YORK, USA – US comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90. Police in New York said he was found in his apartment on June 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death has been confirmed. Born in 1927 in Johnstown

  • Santorini-inspired resort in Palawan

    July 7, 2018 7:06 AM 33

    Get Santorini feels at The Palladium Hotel, a newly opened boutique resort in Coron, Palawan. The hotel features 40 well-appointed rooms with queen size beds, an outdoor swimming pool, poolside bar, seminar hall, café, and restaurant. Introductory room rate starts at P3,888++, inclusive of breakfast and airport pick-up. “This is where luxury and value

  • Filipino poet Rogelio Mangahas dies

    July 4, 2018 1:51 AM 19

    Poet Rogelio G. Mangahas dies at age 79 MANILA, Philippines – Prize-winning poet Rogelio G. Mangahas died early Wednesday morning, July 4. He was 79. Professor Fe Buenaventura-Mangahas, the late poet's wife, confirmed this in a message shared by fellow writers on social media. Mangahas, who hailed from Palasinan, Cabiao in Nueva Ecija, studied AB Filipino

  • Give a girl the right, everyday shoes

    July 3, 2018 10:25 AM 21

    It has been said that aside from diamonds, shoes are a woman’s best friend. They let her express herself, walk with pride and grace, and, even to some degree, conquer the world. Shoes are the finishing touch on any outfit reason why it’s important to have the right pair. They are also the only piece of clothing that carry the weight of their wearer thus their