Charice Pempengco - updates

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Jake Zyrus' first concert is tonight!

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Here's what to expect from his first concert as Jake Zyrus at the Music Museum

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Jake Zyrus on his journey as a transgender man

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Jake Zyrus formerly known as Charice opens up about choosing his name coming out and his experience as a transgender man in the Philippines Tune in

Jake Zyrus opens up on coming out, transitioning

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Jake Zyrus talks about coming out as a transgender man and the steps he s taken to transition

Charice confirms breakup with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Charice s handler Carl Cabral confirms that the singer and Alyssa are no longer together

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Charice

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Join us as Charice gives us a mini concert at Rappler HQ

Photo courtesy of Star Music

Charice on 'Mega Man' cover, new rock sound

Jun 06, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Charice makes history upon appearing on the cover of Mega Man magazine s June issue where he also talks about his fresh rock sound on his new album Catharsis

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

10 Filipinos on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list

Feb 26, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Solar Philippines Leandro Leviste Loudbasstard s Koh Martinez Onozawa and singer Charice are among Asia s game changers

WORLD CLASS. (L-R) Leandro Leviste, Koh Martinez Konozawa, Charice Pempengco, and Xyra Cruz Bacani join Forbes' top 300 young game-changers in Asia

WATCH: Charice Pempengco performs with David Foster at PH concert

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Watch clips of Charice slaying Through The Fire and get the details about the memorable performance with mentor David Foster

Charice on reunion with David Foster, advice for 'Asia's Got Talent' finalists

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:40 PM

whatever you get today and sa future I want them to treasure it and work hard for it not wish for it Charice says

WATCH: Charice Pempengco performs with David Foster on 'Asia's Got Talent'

May 15, 2015 - 12:57 AM

Charice covers Sam Smith s Lay Me Down

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Charice Pempengco: Stop comparing me to Ariana Grande

Apr 13, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Charice discusses this in a caption accompanying an Instagram screenshot of a Facebook post asking fans Who sang it better? and using an old photo of Charice

Charice Pempengco reunites with David Foster in Singapore

Mar 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

On Instagram Charice posts a photo of her girlfriend Alyssa Quijano and her managers with the music producer but doesn t give many details about the meet up

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2014 for your favorite PH stars

Dec 25, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Jamich Kris Charice Anne Toni Luis Matteo and more celebrate Christmas with friends and family

Why coming out still matters

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Despite what you are told about homosexuals seeing a person of stature come out makes you certain of the fact that gay people are good

Charice to Oprah on coming out: 'I was ready to lose my career'

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:37 PM

From dark times to great success to more challenges – Charice talks about how these experiences have made her stronger

Charice: 'My soul is male'

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:51 AM

The singer opens up about her sexuality and gender identity in her latest interview with Oprah Winfrey

Charice speaks up on bullies, says she wants respect

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:19 AM

The singer says she wonders if her fellow Filipinos love her or if they will continue to judge her despite her many achievements

Singer Charice reconciles with mother

Sep 14, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The reconciliation comes after mother and daughter did not speak to each other for a year

Charice celebrates coming out day via social media

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:09 PM

The singer advised those who are afraid to come out to be strong

ONE YEAR AFTER. Charice told those who are afraid to come out to be strong Photo from Charice's Instagram

#DefyExpectations: How social media can change the world

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Social media has been used to empower individuals to achieve greatness for themselves and for their country

Pentatonix, int'l artists perform in NYC for Pinoy Relief concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The star studded lineup of both international and Filipino artists had one goal: to raise funds and help victims of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PENTATONIX. Seen here in a screengrab from their YouTube channel, the popular band performed at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC on March 11 (March 12 in Manila). Screengrab from YouTube

Jennifer Hudson takes the stage at Pinoy Relief concert in NYC

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Make way for Jennifer Hudson The Oscar and Grammy winning singer honored victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC

JENNIFER HUDSON. Powerful vocals, emotionally-charged performance. Photo courtesy of @elisa on Twitter

'At Last'! Charice gets 'Louder' at NYC Pinoy Relief concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Charice was part of a lineup that included a mix of foreign and Pinoy acts that banded together to honor victims of typhoon Yolanda in New York City

CHARICE. Seen here in this file photo, the singer performed hit song "Louder" at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC. File photo courtesy of Perceptions, Inc

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez on singing 'Let It Go' at NYC concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The ‘Idol’ star joined forces with fellow Fil Am composer Oscar winning Bobby Lopez to cover the ‘Frozen’ hit at NYC’s Pinoy Relief concert

LET IT GO. Jessica Sanchez performed the 'Frozen' hit 'Let It Go' with composer Bobby Lopez at the NYC Pinoy Relief concert. Screengrab from video provided by Pinoy Relief

Charice, Jessica Sanchez others in NYC Yolanda relief concert

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:44 PM

Charice Jennifer Hudson Jessica Sanchez Pentatonix are among a varied group of people coming together to help with Yolanda relief from NYC

Conflicting sides in Pempengco-Smith dispute

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Two stories emerge in a reported altercation between Charice Pempengco and Rex Smith Smith s camp says Pempenco wasn t even there

CHARICE PEMPENGCO. 'wala pang nakakagawa sa kanya ng ganoon,' said manager Glenn Aldueza. File photo courtesy of Perceptions, Inc

Charice Pempengco sings for US animated film

Feb 04, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Charice Pempengco sings the theme song for animated film The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale

TRUE TO HERSELF. Charice Pempengco revealed she almost lost the project after she came out. File photo courtesy of Perceptions, Inc

Showbiz 2013: Rape, respect, and the deadly juice cleanse

Dec 29, 2013 - 11:13 PM

In 2013 celebrities said lines fit for television dramas Rappler lists them down

Image by Raffy de Guzman

Former child star Aiza Seguerra turns 30

Sep 12, 2013 - 5:42 PM

It s a wonderful life for actress singer songwriter as she looks back to steady career

CURRENT OF TIME. Aiza is happy with the blessings her way. Photo from her Facebook

Charice sings in Major League Baseball

Aug 27, 2013 - 7:20 PM

Powerhouse renditions of the US national anthem and A Change is Gonna Come

SINGING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. Charice opens the Major League Baseball. Screen grab from Youtube (HerculeanBreed)

Jon Santos on a roll

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:08 PM

Comedian aims to spoof Charice Anne Vilma Despicable Me My Husband s Lover and Spoof of the Nation

IMPERSONATION. Political satire is Jon's specialty. Photo from his Facebook

Charice plays lead in own life story

Aug 09, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Magpakailanman: The Charice Pempengco Story aims to present the real Charice says the singer

TV BIO. 'This is my journey,' says singer. Photo from the Charice Pempengco fans ^_^ (chasters) Facebook page

Charice mourns Cory Monteith on CNN

Jul 23, 2013 - 12:58 AM

The Pinay singer writes about her fond memories of Monteith

PERFORMER TO PERFORMER. Charice Pempengco shares why she'll always cherish the memory of Cory Monteith. Photo by Andrew Robles

IN PHOTOS: PhilPop 2013

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Competition turns lively affirmation of the tradition of pop festivals

WINNING DUET. Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos sing 'Dati.' All Photos by Dru Robles

IN PHOTOS: Yahoo! OMG Awards Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Marian Solenn Elmo Ryzza and other stars show their love to their fans on awards night

GRATEFUL. Julie Anne San Jose an Elmo Magalone accept the Fanclub of the Year Award in behalf of their loyal fans from JuliElmo Pexers. All photos by Andrew Robles

Monteith's death shocks netizens

Jul 14, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Glee star s untimely passing draws wave of sympathy in social media

#RIPCORYMONTEITH. Social media in grief. Photo from the Glee Facebook page

BuzzFeed Pinoy Pride list: Lea, Charice, more

Jul 03, 2013 - 12:10 AM

The website lists 27 Pinoys to be proud of

FLAG BEARERS. BuzzFeed lists Pinoys who have made a mark globally

Isabelle, Georgina kiss for gay rights

Jun 27, 2013 - 9:08 PM

Their intimate Instagram post naturally causes an online buzz

SEALED WITH A KISS. It girls Isabelle Daza and Georgina Wilson pucker up for gay rights. Screen grab from Isabelle Daza's Instagram isabelledaza

Charice: 'Love is good for my career'

Jun 07, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Charice Pempengco talks about her love career tattoos and Aiza Seguerra

FREEDOM. Charice Pempengco says she doesn't miss her long hair and that love can only be good for her career. Screen grab from YouTube (ANCalerts)

Tomboy, unscripted: A brand new voice for Charice

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:45 AM

You were Charice with that same secret you felt no one else needed to keep: You knew how to love but were afraid to be judged for how and with whom you did

CHARICE BARES ALL. The international Filipino singer admits in a television interview she's a lesbian. Screen grab by Jessica Lazaro

Bishops on Charice: 'We'd rather not pre-judge'

Jun 03, 2013 - 9:53 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines calls on the international singer s family and friends to guide her as she undergoes an identity crisis regarding her sexual orientation

CHARICE COMES OUT. 'We would rather not pre-judge her,' comments CBCP on her coming out interview with Boy Abunda. Screen grab from 'The Buzz'

Charice: 'Opo, tomboy po ako'

Jun 02, 2013 - 7:33 PM

After a long period of silence Charice opens up about her family her career and her sexuality

CHARICE BARES ALL. The international Filipino singer admits in a television interview she's a lesbian. Screen grab by Jessica Lazaro

Charice Pempengco sings for United Nations Women

Mar 01, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Charice is one of more than 20 artists from all over the world tapped by UN Women to sing its theme song for International Women s Day

CHARICE FOR WOMEN. Charice is among more than 20 artists tapped by UN Women to perform their theme song, 'One Woman.' Photo from the Charice Facebook page

Charice remembers slain dad

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:59 PM

The singer quotes lines from a Chris Brown song

LOVING DAUGHTER. Charice Pempengco tweets to her father. Image from the X-Factor Philippines Facebook page from

Pinoy ‘Random Girl’ comes home after Ellen stint

Oct 28, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Another success story thanks to the power of social media After Zendee who will be the next great Pinoy talent that will be discovered?

THEY NEVER GAVE UP. Zendee Tenerife (right) with her mom, Jinky. Photo courtesy of Edwin Espejo

Mo Twister, Charice, and a Twitter joke gone wrong

May 09, 2012 - 5:56 PM

He has become infamous for his antics but it looks like Mo Twister has no plans of stopping

IN THE MIDDLE AGAIN. DJ Mo Twister finds himself in the middle of controversy anew. Photo from