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Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Friends' reunion delayed by coronavirus

Apr 11, 2020 - 10:50 AM

The upcoming 25th 'Friends' anniversary special is postponed to a later date, as production has not yet taken place due to the coronavirus lockdown

Cast of 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversary special

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:02 AM

The One Where They All Got Back Together!

What makes dogs so special? Science says love

Feb 20, 2020 - 12:43 PM

'Our dogs give us so much, and in return they don't ask for much,' says Clive Wynne, founder of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University

Canine Behaviorist Gen Reyes. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Friends' theme songwriter Allee Willis dies aged 72

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Allee's partner Prudence Fenton confirms the news

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 14, 2018 US song writer Allee Willis poses as she arrives for the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. - Willis reportedly died in Los Angeles December 24, 2019 at age 72. Willis was famous for her work with was Earth, Wind & Fire, the “Friends” theme and the “The Color Purple” Broadway song score. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

A 'Friends' reunion special is reportedly in the works – but don't get too excited yet

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM

A lot may still happen before this idea takes off

A REUNION? The 6 main stars of hit sitcom 'Friends' are reportedly in talks to reunited for an unscripted special to air on HBO Max. Photo from

Photos, prices: The first LINE FRIENDS store opens in the Philippines

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:38 PM

All the BT21 merch and more!

LINE FRIENDS! The store opens its first physical store in Manila. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Friends' cast reunites in Jennifer Aniston's first Instagram post

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Could her first post BE any more perfect?

FRIENDS FOREVER. The cast of the hit sitcom 'Friends' reunite in an Instagram post by Jennifer Aniston. Screenshot from

New Threads app expands Instagram’s ‘Close Friends’ feature

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Available now, the Threads messaging app lets users interact more conveniently with the people on their Instagram 'Close Friends' list

THREADS. Photo from Facebook

After losing 'Friends,' Netflix buys rights to 'Seinfeld'

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:42 AM

The classic sitcom's global rights are going to Netflix for a price the streaming platform did not disclose

Water battles with elephants kick off Thai New Year

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight

SONGKRAN. Revellers and elephants splash water at each other during a ceremony to celebrate the Buddhist New Year, locally known as Songkran, in Ayutthaya on April 11, 2019. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Tomb of Karl Marx vandalized in London

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:57 PM

A marble plaque with the names of Marx and his family – the monument's oldest and most fragile part – was repeatedly hit with a blunt metal instrument

Image of Karl Marx memorial at Highgate Cemetery by Tony Baggett/Shutterstock

Refugee's book written on WhatsApp wins Australia's richest literary prize

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp


'Friends' will still be there for you on Netflix in 2019

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Thankfully, Netflix and 'Friends' won't be parting ways just yet

Trump predicts stock market would crash if he were impeached

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,' says President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Police again block mission volunteers from entering Boracay

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'We cannot understand this move of [the] Boracay security committee to discriminate individuals who want to help the residents and workers in Boracay,' says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna

PATROL. Along the white sand shores of Boracay Island, police and military patrol an almost empty beach. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gadon submits expert comment on Sereno quo warranto. SC expunges it.

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court did not recognize the amicus curiae because there was no invitation extended to lawyer Larry Gadon to begin with, say court insiders

GT Capital spending over P100 billion in 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The listed holding firm of tycoon George Ty plans to go big this year with its banking unit's expansion plans

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion this 2018 alone. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Understand your BFF: What their zodiac sign says about your friends

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Always in sync with your best friend? Your compatibility may have been written in the stars!

Here's what you can expect at Hong Kong Disneyland's Springtime Carnival

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Join Mickey and friends and celebrate with a lot of fun moments

Renaldo Balkman wants to meet with Arwind Santos over lunch

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Balkman and Santos have let bygones be bygones

LUNCH? Renaldo Balkman will be looking for our local "Spiderman" Santos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dogs shield South Africa's youth from violence

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Project 'Funda Nenja' – Zulu for 'learn with the dog' – help to nurture kinship and respect between humans and their dogs in a township in South Africa

BEST FRIENDS. Boys sit against a wall with their dogs outside the Zamuthule Primary School at the Mpophomeni township in Kwazulu-Natal, on September 22, 2017. Children from the area of Mpophomeni in KwaZulu-Natal province take part in the Funda Nenja dog training initiative which seeks to teach children in the township dog handling skills. Photo by Tadeu Andre/AFP

WATCH: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere on their PH visit

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Demi-Leigh and Iris talk about the warm welcome they received since arriving in the country

WATCH: Piolo Pascual performs DOT 'Bring Home a Friend' theme song

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Piolo is also announced as the Philippines' tourism ambassador

The perks of having ‘beshies’

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:07 PM

With’s Friend Code program, you can take your friendship to the next level

WATCH: Who is Kian?

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Kian delos Santos is only a name to many Filipinos His friends share how he lived his life with them

PAYING LAST RESPECT. Friends and family continue to seek justice for Kian after he was shot dead on August 16. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Matt LeBlanc on saying goodbye to... Matt LeBlanc

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The Friends actor talks about playing a fictionalized character of himself in Episodes

SIMAK: Lagu terbaru Justin Bieber, ‘Friends’

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:20 PM

“Doesn’t have to end and if it ends can we be friends?”

Justin Bieber merilis lagu terbaru, 'Friends'.  Foto dari screenshot akun YouTube Ariana Grande

LISTEN: Justin Bieber drops new song 'Friends'

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM

In his latest single Justin begs an ex girlfriend to not cut him off completely post break up

[Two Pronged] A married woman and her close male friend

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Cora who has been married for 12 years asks why she still has feelings for her closest male friend even though they haven t seen each other in a long time

'Can We Still Be Friends?' review: Gorgeous and affecting

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:40 PM

[The] characters in [ Can We Still Be Friends? ] are fully formed They act and react like real people in the middle of uncertain love

Screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Star Cinema

Can you be friends with an ex? Gerald Anderson, Arci Muñoz weigh in

May 29, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Kung kaya mo makipagbalikan sa ex mo ito lang iyon – it s either mahal mo pa siya or never mo siyang minahal sa entire relationship ninyo says Arci on being friends after a breakup

NBA ‘super friend’ Chris Paul quietly creates a legacy amid hatred

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Chris Paul has been criticized for not making it deep into the playoffs but his numbers have shown him to be a pillar of consistency

UNSUNG GREAT. Despite avoiding the negative publicity off the court, Chris Paul has not gotten away from criticism. File photo by Mike Brown/EPA

5 binge-worthy shows you should watch during long breaks

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Whether you are gearing up for a series marathon with friends or some quality alone time you won t go wrong with these highly recommended shows from our readers

Facebook launches Friends Day videos, GIFs for 13th birthday

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Join the celebration of friendship on Facebook by using friendsday

LNMB renamed 'Libingan ng Mga Bayani and Friends' on Google Maps

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Libingan ng mga Bayani is a grave misnomer some netizens believe

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 12 Oktober 2016

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk mengetahui perkembangan berita selebriti pada Rabu 12 Oktober 2016

GT Capital plans to raise P12B to pay bank loans

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Some P2 9 billion of the expected proceeds will also be used for interest payments capital expenditures capital calls and new investments

PAY OBLIGATIONS. In May, MPIC formed a strategic alliance with GT Capital by swapping shares and acquiring a majority stake of the latter’s power generation unit

Aquino: The friends he kept, the crises he (mis)managed

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In problematic situations this is the side of the President not apparent in the public eye

TRUSTED. PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

The President's men, 6 years after

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Whom did President Benigno Aquino III listen to when he had to grapple with policy issues? How was he like to members of the Cabinet? Did he play favorites? How has he evolved in the past 6 years?

PRESIDENT'S MEN. President Benigno Aquino III and some members of his inner circle – Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Affairs Secretary Rene Almendras, and Budget Secretary Butch Abad.

WATCH: These 7 dad-centric tearjerker ads have us reaching for the tissues

Jun 19, 2016 - 8:29 PM

There s a short video directed by Brillante Mendoza the famous Karen Gina ad the suportahan taka commercial and more

Screengrab from Facebook/Selecta Philippines

UP seeks online donations for razed faculty center

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The Faculty Center also known as Bulwagang Rizal Rizal Hall was home of UP’s brightest artists and intellectuals

UberPOOL in PH: How Uber's carpool feature works

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:41 AM

UberPOOL will be available in the Philippines June 15 Here s how it works

CUTTING DOWN TRAFFIC. Uber Philippines launches their ride sharing feature uberPOOL on June 15. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

School friends say Prince always destined to be great

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Prince s school friends remember the late pop icon as a joker artist and basketball player

epa05270807 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 July 2010 of US musician Prince, during his concert at the Roskilde Festival, 30km west of Copenhagen, Denmark. According to media reports, Prince died on 21 April 2016 at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota, USA, at the age of 57. EPA/JENS DIGE

Conflict with Manila: Key Roxas ally in Negros Occidental quits

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Former Governor Rafael Coscolluela says struggles over who is running the Roxas campaign – allies or family – have slowed down efforts of volunteer networks

NOT ABANDONING MAR? Former governor Rafael Coscolluela says his resignation as chair of the 'Friends of Mar and Leni' does not mean he is no longer supporting the candidates. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

WATCH: 'Friends' cast misses Matthew Perry in reunion sneak-peek

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The actors also recall their memories of director James Burrows

'FRIENDS' REUNION. Five of the 6 cast members of 'Friends' remember director James Burrows at his pre-taped tribute. Screengrab from Facebook/nbc

Facebook celebrates birthday with Friends Day video, stickers

Feb 04, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The company also says its community continues to grow closer as fewer degrees of separation kept people from knowing one another

FACEBOOK'S FRIENDS DAY. Facebook lets users stitch pictures together into a video to commemorate the founding of the social network. Screen shot from Facebook Video.

Science says: Here's how your friends affect your health

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Think about your 5 closest friends What do they care about? Do they love the gym? Friends can have a big influence on your health

LOOK: 'Friends' meets the 'Big Bang Theory' in this epic photo

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Actress Kaley Cuoco posts the first photo of the Friends reunion posing with stars of The Big Bang Theory

'FRIENDS REUNION.' The stars of 'The Big Bang Theory' joins the cast of 'Friends' for a photo during James Burrow's special. Screengrab from Instagram/normancook

Mamasapano clash: What did Aquino know?

Jan 22, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Before next week s Senate re investigation on Mamasapano Rappler revisits the timeline of events to determine what Aquino knew or didn t know before and during the controversial Oplan Exodus

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA