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WATCH: Bono dedicates new song to Italians under coronavirus quarantine

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM

U2's frontman performs 'Let Your Love Be Known' on St. Patrick's Day

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: The musician and social activist Bono meets with António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), February 11, 2020 in New York City. Bono was at the UN for the 'Drive for Five' initiative which seeks to highlight the importance of education for girls. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Politics in U2 songs, a primer

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:24 AM

We dissect the meanings behind some of the songs U2 performed in Manila

U2 IN MANILA. The band's political stands – for some reason – confuse some 'fans.' Rappler photo

U2 plays 'Heroes' for volunteers, journalists: 'We salute you, truth-tellers'

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:19 PM

U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic

SALUTE. U2 plays at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Rappler photo

Angry, happy: Fans react to Bono's politics during U2's Manila concert

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:06 AM

For some reason, some fans are still confused by U2's political activism

LISTEN: U2’s Philippine concert setlist

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The Irish rockers performed a set including their entire 'Joshua Tree' album at their first Philippine concert on December 11

TONIGHT WE CAN BE AS ONE. U2 opens their Philippine concert with 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

U2 dedicates 'Ultra Violet' to Maria Ressa, PH women

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Images of the Rappler CEO and other Filipinas like Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, and Lidy Nacpil are projected on screen as the band performs 'Ultra Violet'

HERSTORY. U2 pays tribute to 'women who light up history' as they play their song 'Ultra Violet.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

In Duterte-land, U2’s Bono touches on the taboo

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President

LOOK: Angel Locsin meets U2 frontman Bono

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Angel also gets a signed souvenir from the Irish rock star

U2's Bono to Duterte: 'You can't compromise on human rights'

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'The safety of journalists is very important, and I think a democracy requires a free press,' says U2 lead singer Bono

BONO'S MESSAGE TO DUTERTE. U2 lead singer Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

U2's Bono launches blood delivery by drone service in PH

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Zipline, of which U2 frontman Bono is a board member, will partner with the Philippine Red Cross to deliver blood and medical products by drone in the Philippines by 2020

LAUNCH. (L-R) US Ambassador Sung Kim, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon, Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo, and U2 frontman Bono. Photo by Maria TAN / AFP

U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'They say they want to fix the situation, but it just has to stop,' says the U2's frontman

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Singer Bono of U2 greets people at the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2018. Bono is Washington to meet with lawmakers. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images/AFP

Law groups to U.N. expert: Probe Duterte threats vs judiciary

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary

Lawyers Arpee Santiago of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, Neri Colmenares of National Union of People's Lawyers and Integrated Bar of the Philippines' Abe Fajardo, Ryan Jay Roset and Dean Tony La Viña on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, show a copy of the submitted report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Diego Garcia Sayan narrating the recent statements by President Rodrigo Duterte against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bono sorry after bullying claims at ONE charity

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:19 PM

'To discover last November that there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in Johannesburg left me and the ONE board reeling and furious,' says Bono

SORRY. Bono apologizes to the public after learning about bullying incidents in his ONE charity. Photo by AFP

WATCH: Kendrick Lamar opens Grammys 2018 with epic performance

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Before he takes home 5 Grammys, Kendrick Lamar steals the show

KENDRICK LAMAR. The rapper opens the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS/AFP

Injury-riddled Ken Bono impresses in limited minutes despite Meralco loss

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ken Bono's 8-point performance on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting gives Meralco something to feel good about

RETURN TO ACTION. Ken Bono had just returned back to practice and immediately saw minutes with Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo sitting out with injuries. File photo by PBA Images

Global Fund collects almost $13B to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:10 AM

Created as a public private initiative the Global Fund has so far spent 30 billion on programs to fight the 3 deadly diseases around the world with most going to Africa

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands with young people after announcing that the Global Fund's goal to raise enough money to save 8 million more lives has been met during the closing of the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal, Quebec, September 17, 2016.  Geoff Robins/AFP

U2's Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The song Streets of Surrender also touches on the refugee crisis with a lyric mentioning the Syrian boy whose photo went viral

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The pledge is part of a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Other supporters include Wikipedia s Jimmy Wales and U2 frontman Bono

TITANS. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Photos from respective Facebook pages.

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon joins Bono onstage at a U2 concert

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The Roots also perform with U2 and Jimmy onstage

BONO AND JIMMY. The comedian and host shared the stage with U2 and the 'Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon' house band, The Roots. Screengrab from Instagram/u2radio

#PugadBaboy: Metamorphosis

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies in Los Angeles hotel

May 28, 2015 - 11:22 AM

We ve lost a family member we re still taking it in says U2 frontman Bono in a statement

WATCH: U2 performs at New York subway in disguise

May 12, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Jimmy Fallon s in on the joke – watch the video to hear the play I Still Haven t Found What I m Looking For and Desire for surprised New Yorkers

This Bono Gelato ice cream flavor won a People's Choice award in Singapore

Mar 24, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Meet the mango ube symphony

MRT hike, Aquino on Purisima, Vatican on PH | The wRap

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Protesters to Supreme Court: Block MRT fare hike President Aquino defends police chief Purisima The Vatican says the Philippines is part of the Church’s ‘great frontier’

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Jan 02, 2015 - 10:26 PM

I broke my hand my shoulder my elbow and my face but the real injury this year was to my Irish pride as it was discovered that under my tracksuit I was wearing yellow and black Lycra cycling shorts

Bono 'dressed as Hasidic Jew' during bike crash: Edge

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Edge sounded serious but the radio hosts laughed and did not follow up to ask if he was joking

Bono gets 5-hour surgery after bicycle accident

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:44 AM

It is unclear how the accident will affect U2 s future concert plans

U2's Bono needs surgery after cycling accident

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The statement from band members Edge Adam and Larry does not give details on the injury or the upcoming surgery

WATCH: Stars sing about Ebola 'chimes of doom'

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The single is the 30th anniversary version of Do They Know It s Christmas?

Stars record new charity Band Aid single to fight Ebola

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:36 PM

The new version of Do They Know It s Christmas? comes out on November 17

Bono's jet loses door above Berlin

Nov 14, 2014 - 2:24 PM

The plane lands safely and no one was hurt

BONO. Though the door of the private jet he was in did fall off while the plane was in the air,  nobody was hurt. File photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Bono reveals glaucoma forces him to wear sunglasses

Oct 17, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Commentators have long assumed Bono s trademark shades oversize and in different tints are part of his rock star image

GLAUCOMA. U2 frontman Bono reveals he's been living with the condition -- which is caused by increased pressure in the eyeball causing gradual loss of sight -- for around two decades. Photo from AFP

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Oct 15, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Vice President Binay blames the President’s allies for attacks against him The kin of a slain transgender woman demands justice Ebola cases could rise to 10 000 a week

Bono apologizes for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:53 PM

People with the album can now remove the album from their iTunes accounts with the click of an on screen icon

SURPRISE PARTNERS. Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

Oct 12, 2014 - 2:27 PM

As the band s album Songs of Innocence goes on sale this month they also face backlash with some accusing the Irish group of turning music into spam

U2 releases new album for free in Apple surprise

Sep 10, 2014 - 7:13 AM

Bono describes the album the band s first since No Line on the Horizon in 2009 deeply personal and says the release served as instant gratification

SURPRISE PARTNERS. Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

New dining finds and rediscoveries at SM Megamall

May 24, 2014 - 6:19 PM

We take a tour inside a well known mall to find what s new in the foodie scene

U2 rolls back next album to 2015: report

Mar 08, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Fans won t have to wait too long for the band s upcoming album

U2. With their craft, the members of U2 give their all to raise awareness for important issues around the world, such as the fight against AIDS. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

The road to PBA expansion

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:33 PM

As the PBA mulls the possibility of expansion Rappler s Jane Bracher mulls the pros and cons

MORE THE MERRIER? The Kia Motors Corporation and Blackwater Sports have both sent letters of intent to join the PBA as expansion teams. But will they be welcome additions?

Why star power and foreign policy don't always mix

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:38 PM

What do Scarlett Johannson Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have in common? Issues with complex foreign policy

RED-FACED. Jennifer Lopez performing for the leader of 'one of the world's most repressive regimes,' according to Human Rights Watch. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Igor Sasin

Bono to receive Mexico's Order of the Aztec Eagle

Sep 22, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Mexico will bestow the highest decoration awarded to foreigners on U2 singer Bono in recognition of his humanitarian work and close ties with the country

Myanmar's Suu Kyi onstage in Dublin with Bono

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi received a rock star welcome in Ireland Monday June 18

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and Irish singer Bono (L) arrive at Dublin airport in Dublin, Ireland on June 18, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi landed in Ireland with U2 star Bono by her side for a flying visit on her European tour that was to see her pick up a prize honouring her unwavering commitment to human rights. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY

Tony Awards: 'Once' scoops up 8 awards

Jun 11, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Once wins 8 awards out of 11 nominations including the top prize of the night Best Musical

A scene from the Broadway musical "Once." Photo courtesy of the "Once" official page on Facebook.

'Once' leads 2012 Tony Awards nominations

May 02, 2012 - 1:26 PM

Musical based on award winning movie nabs 11 nods

A scene from the Broadway musical "Once." Photo courtesy of the "Once" official page on Facebook.

[Showbitz] Ducati, divorce, and more

Apr 26, 2012 - 7:58 AM

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DAREDEVIL FOR DUCATI. Justin Bieber just added the limited-edition Super Bike to his collection.