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Moana, Coco banner 2019 Disney On Ice in Manila

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Watch your Disney favorites come to life on ice!

SETTING SAIL. Moana and Maui voyage into this year's Disney On Ice in Manila. Photo from release

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers with "Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration"

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration" will be running at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25 to January 6

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco from the Philippines will be passing on her crown

MISS EARTH 2018. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

IN PHOTOS: Dua Lipa's 2018 Manila show

Sep 15, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The singer says the show was 'incredible'

DUA LIPA. The singer performs at the Mall of Asia arena. Screenshot from

Here's what to expect during KZ Tandingan's biggest concert yet

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:27 PM

KZ will be staging her biggest concert yet at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 22

Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

'I was blown away': Anne Curtis was all of us during EXO in Manila concert

Apr 29, 2018 - 9:49 AM

"Grabe. Almost 3 hours of non-stop dancing and salute EXO!" tweets Anne

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Mark your calendars, EXO-Ls! The show is on Saturday, April 28!

EXO. Screenshot from

'Disney on Ice' returns to Manila with a skating extravaganza

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The perfect Christmas treat for your whole family!

DISNEY ON ICE. The beloved show returns to Manila for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Disney on Ice

ESL and Mineski reveal Manila Masters tournament for May

Feb 17, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Eight of the best teams from around the world will gather in Manila to fight for the lion s share of a 250 000 prize pool

MANILA MASTERS. A new DOTA 2 tournament is in the works. Screen shot from Manila Masters website

ONE Championship announces two Manila dates for 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The leading Asian MMA promotion announces 18 dates for 2017 with others in new markets in the works

ONE Championship will host two events in Manila in 2017, but no further details were released

'Disney on Ice' in Manila 2016: 4 things you need to know

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Price points a new location the characters you ll see on ice and more Here s what you need to know about Disney on Ice 2016

Photo courtesy of FleishmanHillard

UFC releases ticket prices for second ‘Fight Night Manila’

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Tickets for UFC s second show in Manila will be cheaper on average than the first time around

COMING BACK. The UFC is returning to Manila with a card still to be announced. Graphic from UFC's Instagram

IN PHOTOS: Passion and energy at the Manila Major

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Let s share some moments captured by cameras across the various days

THE THRILL OF PLAY. A hearty laugh escapes one pro gamer. Photo by PGL eSports Facebook.

MOA Arena gets high grades from FIBA for Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Manila hosting of the Olympic Qualifiers will be big not only for Philippine basketball but also for Asia as well says FIBA s Asian Competitions Manager

From left: Bernie Atienza, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Domestic Competitions Manager, Yoon Wai Sun, FIBA IT and Asian Competitions Manager, and Ramon Martelino, LOC Deputy Event Coordinator. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

Catch Williams, Nadal and other tennis superstars at the Int'l Premier Tennis League

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:24 AM

PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers are entitled to a discount and the chance to win VIP tickets

International Premier Tennis League returns to Manila

Nov 25, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Icons like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will compete at the Mall of Asia Arena this year

IN PHOTOS: Ariana Grande arrives in Manila

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Ariana is in Manila for her concert on Sunday August 23

UFC Fight Night Manila: By the numbers

May 21, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Here are the must know numbers that summarize the UFC s first event in the Philippines

Mark Munoz left his gloves in the middle of the Octagon, but not before scoring his 28th career takedown to land him into the top six all-time in middleweight history. Photo by Josh Albelda

Manila gears up for UFC Fight Night

May 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The heat is on for the UFC s first fight card in Manila

UFC partners with Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 26, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Details of the agreement could be disclosed at a later date

Filipino families inspired, challenged by Pope Francis’ message

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The Pope delivers an inspiring message for families from different walks of life

Welcome home, Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The Pope draws both rapturous applause and moving solemnity

Pope warns vs threats to families

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Prayers he says are the best weapon against ideologies that go against the basic unit of society citing the problems of migration poverty and disrespect for life

ENCOUNTER WITH FAMILIES. Pope Francis addresses the families in the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 16. Screenshot from Rappler video

FAST FACTS: Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Pope Francis meets Filipino families at one of the biggest indoor arenas in the country

MALL OF ASIA. After the Manila Cathedral mass, Pope Francis goes to the Mall of Asia Arena to meet families. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

Pope to hear Filipino families' stories

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Pope Francis meets with select Filipino families during his 2nd day in the Philippines – his first close interaction with the public

Palace, cathedral, arena: Full day for Pope Francis

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:01 AM

Pope Francis will celebrate mass at a centuries old cathedral and later meet worshippers in a stadium setting more familiar to rock stars as his trip to the Philippines gets into full swing

Pope Francis waves to students (not in picture) delivering a performance shortly after arriving at a military airbase in Manila on January 15, 2015, while President Benigno Aquino smiles. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Where to stay during Pope Francis' Manila visit

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Are you headed to Manila to see Pope Francis? Check this list compiled by Rappler for places you can stay in during the papal visit

Pope requests 'eye contact' with Filipino families

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Organizers of the Pope s visit relay his request that no one should be seated behind him when he meets with Filipino families at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 16

EYE CONTACT. Pope Francis, who stresses the need to show compassion 'in the flesh,' wants at least 'eye contact' with the families he will meet in the Philippines. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Mariah Carey in Manila for Oct 28 concert

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The singer is in town for ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena

Iverson to conduct basketball clinic for adults in PH visit

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:38 PM

This won’t be just an ordinary basketball clinic I’ll be sharing with them not just my knowledge in basketball but also a part of myself says Allen Iverson

COACH AI. Allen Iverson, seen here encouraging the Denver crowd to cheer on, will hold a basketball clinic for adults in his Manila visit. File photo by Rick Giase/EPA

Asian men's volley QFs: Iran and China tested, Kazakhs roar

Apr 14, 2014 - 9:21 PM

A recap of the quaterfinals matches of the Asian Men s Club Volleyball Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photos by Josh Albelda/Rapper

Bruno Mars' upcoming concert: 3 things we're looking forward to

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance he is set to perform for his Filipino kababayans this Saturday

BACK IN MANILA. Bruno Mars is about to take Manila by storm – again. Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance, he is set to perform for his Filipino Kababayans this Saturday. Photo from Max's Restaurant

R is for attitude: Rihanna in Manila

Sep 20, 2013 - 11:14 AM

The pop and R and B superstar shines bright like a you know what in her Manila show

COMFY ENSEMBLE. Rihanna in her 'first' outfit of the night that would be reduced to a one-piece later on. All photos by Jasper Lucena

Matchbox 20 coming to Manila in November

Jul 14, 2013 - 6:51 AM

Are you ready for the Mad Season ?

HEADING TO MANILA. Matchbox 20 will be rock out with their Filipino fans in November. Image from 'Matchbox 20' Facebook page

Black Friday: Pinoys get swept in ONE FC

Jun 01, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a bloody Friday for Filipinos as all home bets lost in ONE FC: Rise to Power at the MOA Arena

ROAR. Oishi screams after beating Banario. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

NBA in Manila tickets go on sale June 16

May 31, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Tickets to the first NBA pre season game in Manila will go on sale on June 16

Photo from Mall of Asia Arena Facebook page.

Predictions: Pinoys will rise in ONE FC Manila return

May 31, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Filipinos headline ONE FC: Rise to Power at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday

TITLE DEFENSE. Banario defends his title for the first time. Photo by ONE FC.

Preview: Belingon gets chance to silence critics

May 27, 2013 - 4:39 PM

Kevin Belingon gets the chance to silence critics when he takes on Masakatsu Ueda on Friday

HIGHLIGHTS: Ms PH Earth 2013 coronation

May 20, 2013 - 4:25 AM

Rappler live blogs the event as it happens at the SM Mall of Asia Arena

MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2013. Who will be the new face of beauty and substance? Graphic by Dave Salazar/

Avicii in Manila: Believe the hype

May 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM

More than simply playing an EDM show Avicii delivered a sublime musical experience for his legion of Pinoy fans

'WOW MANILA THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Thank you everyone for all the love and hope to see you again soon!' Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

Aerosmith fans won’t want to miss this thing

May 06, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Steven Tyler Joe Perry et al are hitting Philippine shores for the first time in their band’s 4 decade life

A MOUTHFUL AND AN EARFUL. Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer, and Joe Perry (from left) rock on 43 years later. Photo from the Philippine Concerts Facebook page

Modern English, The Alarm wow new wave fans

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:25 PM

It may have been an ’80s phenomenon yet for fans of these two bands new wave is forever

ARE YOU ‘CHONG’? The poster for the May 3 ‘Back to the ’80s’ concert. Image by DMC Philippines

Aerosmith to perform in Manila

Mar 05, 2013 - 7:35 PM

After rumors of a Philippine concert in 2011 this time it s finally TRUE

ROCK N' ROLL GODS. After a very long wait, legendary band Aerosmith is finally coming to Manila. Image from the Aerosmith Facebook page

Confirmed: NBA game in PH

Mar 05, 2013 - 1:30 PM

David Stern confirmed the news of a preseason game to be played at the Mall of Asia Arena on October 10

UST holds off NU to strengthen playoff hopes

Feb 09, 2013 - 4:36 PM

University of Santo Tomas channeled their veteran experience to pound a hard earned win over National University in UAAP volleyball

SHOWBITZ: Zanjoe, Bea at JLo

Nov 30, 2012 - 4:31 PM

We spotted the lovebirds at one of the biggest concerts this year

HAPPY TOGETHER. In a recent interview at 'The Buzz,' 24-year-old Bea Alonzo said she hopes to be married in 5 years to 30-year-old Zanjoe Marudo. Photo by Rappler

JLo made Manila dance again — and again

Nov 27, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Fans were treated to a night they ll never forget — and a show worth their money

Opening video before JLo appeared onstage for the first time. Photos and video by Kai Magsanoc

The Jonas Brothers, Manila and halo-halo

Oct 19, 2012 - 1:58 PM

Like wine the JoBros have only gotten finer with time — and the eldest is still only 23

NICK, JOE AND KEVIN upon their arrival at the Manila International Airport for their first-ever Manila concert. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Tolomia lifts FEU to ugly win over La Salle

Jul 22, 2012 - 7:25 PM

The Tamaraws chased De La Salle University almost all game long but came away with a clutch basket to pull off a close 48 46 win in the 75th UAAP men s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City

FEU's Romeo shoots over DLSU's Van Opstal. Photo by Josh Albelda.