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  • READ: Katarina Rodriguez’s winning answer at Miss World Philippines 2018

    October 7, 2018 5:14 PM 40

    Read Katarina's response to a tough question about pageants and feminism MANILA, Philippines – Katarina Rodriguez was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 at the pageant’s coronation night on October 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena. There are people who believe that beauty pageants are a form of women exploitation. What can you do to change their opinion

  • WATCH: ‘Mamma Mia’ international tour cast performs in Manila

    October 3, 2018 11:41 AM 33

    MANILA, Philippines – The Mamma Mia! magic has returned to Manila! The jukebox musical set to ABBA’s timeless tunes opened at The Theatre at Solaire on September 29 as part of the show’s international tour. The musical is set on a sunny Greek island where 20-year-old Sophie Sheridan, with the help of her mother Donna, is getting ready to marry her fiance

  • [WATCH] Behind the scenes: ABS-CBN Ball 2018 with Jason Dy

    September 30, 2018 12:29 AM 28

    Jason takes us behind the scenes of the often hectic and always glamorous ABS-CBN Ball 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Jason Dy is best known as champion of The Voice Philippines, the country's "Prince of Soul," and a haranista. But this 20-something expresses his creative side through fashion as well. "It's an extension of your expression... (it's) who you are," Jason

  • [Dear Lola Saturnina] Advanced ako mag-isip kaya walang love life

    September 29, 2018 1:00 AM 33

    'I have sabotaged multiple potential relationships and I do really think na it's due to my perfectionism' Editor's Note: Rappler's Life & Style section will be publishing an advice (you can also call it an intervention) column penned by @LolaSaturnina of Twitter snark fame. So if you're in the mood to snap out of your tanga, need re-affirmation, or just happen

  • Panda Express is coming to Manila

    September 27, 2018 4:02 AM 37

    ...and it's planning to open more than one branch! MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fans of Panda Express' famous Orange Chicken will be able to get it locally, as the food chain is set to open in Manila via Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC). JFC told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure that it tied up with Panda Express to open 5 branches in Metro

  • Travel from Hong Kong to China with its 1st high-speed railway

    September 26, 2018 7:10 AM 30

    You can now travel from Hong Kong to 44 destinations in Mainland China without changing trains MANILA, Philippines - If you thought Hong Kong’s transport system was already convenient enough, think again. Hong Kong just launched its first-ever high-speed railway - the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section) - on Sunday, September

  • Dunkin' Donuts is dropping 'Donuts' from its name

    September 26, 2018 4:26 AM 30

    Of course, that's something Filipinos have long been doing MANILA, Philippines – If you're squeamish about change, it's time to look away. Iconic doughnut and coffee chain Dunkin' Donuts will officially be dropping the word "Donuts" from its name. Beginning January 2019, the chain will simply be known as Dunkin', according to a Business Insider report

  • Rappler Talk: Why strategic coaching matters

    September 23, 2018 11:42 AM 34

    As today’s global and tech-driven economy continues to evolve, new leadership skills are needed as new challenges emerge. The developments in technology and an adapting workforce that's increasingly mobile and independent has forced organizations to change the way they run their business. When you find employees who possess the leadership and basic skills

  • LOOK: 'Largest wedding cake' in Baguio City

    September 22, 2018 7:53 AM 34

    Around 43 couples at a government-sponsored mass wedding are among the first to sample the 24-foot wedding cake BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) on Saturday, September 22, presented what it called the “largest wedding cake” to mark the 14th edition of its Hotel and Restaurant Tourism Weekend. Around 43 couples

  • LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 Swimsuit Competition

    September 20, 2018 4:39 AM 25

    The women of Miss World Philippines 2018 show off their best beach wear in El Nido The competition will include an opening number where the ladies will perform alongside local dancers. It will be followed by a resort wear segment, where the candidates will be walking in beach outfits they styled themselves. The third segement will feature the candidates