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Jesus, Mary, Joseph as detained refugees in California nativity scene

Dec 12, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'We put them in different cages, as a symbol representing our community, and all immigrants, who are being held in detention centers and need our help,' says the co-creator of the installation

CLAREMONT, CA - DECEMBER 09: A Christmas nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary, and Joseph separated and caged, as asylum seekers detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at Claremont United Methodist Church on December 9, 2019 in Claremont, California. The church hopes the display will prompt viewers to ask themselves what the family would face today if seeking refuge in the U.S. as they did when fleeing Nazareth to Egypt to escape capture by the forces of King Herod. The Claremont United Methodist Church has worked to assist asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP DAVID MCNEW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Batocabe murder crime scene

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:45 PM

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is killed while waiting to be picked up by his vehicle after a gift-giving program in Daraga, Albay

CRIME SCENE. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz are shot dead just under a waiting shed after completing a gift-giving program in Daraga town in Albay. Photos from Bicol Police

DENR employee shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects in Antipolo

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Police say two unidentified suspects fled the scene of the crime aboard a pink Yamaha Mio with no plate number

WATCH: 7 behind-the-scenes looks at 'Black Mirror' season 4

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:16 PM

For all the fans who can't get enough

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Martial law in PJs, Trump and Honeylet: Behind the scenes in Malacañang 2017

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:07 PM

What's the funny backstory to how Duterte's martial law proclamation was drafted? Which world leader was Bong Go's most memorable selfie partner? What did Duterte think about Trump's long handshake with Honeylet Avanceña?

WATCH: Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera behind the scenes of 'BuyBust'

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

See Anne and Brandon training for the action-packed scenes in Erik Matti's 'BuyBust'

Carl Arnaiz, Tagle, PH Embassy in South Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Carl Arnaiz tested positive for gunpowder – PNP

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Senators ask authorities about the death of Carl Arnaiz at the Senate probe into the killing of another teenager Kian delos Santos

SENATE HEARING. Police officers led by Director General Ronald del Rosa attend the Senate hearing on the death of Kian delos Santos on September 5, 2017. Photo from the Twitter page of Senator Bam Aquino

WATCH: Deleted scene from 'The Devil Wears Prada' shows a different Miranda Priestly

Sep 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Did Miranda just say thank you to Andy?

WATCH: HBO releases 'Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes series

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Game of Thrones season 7 hangover? Relive the season with this behind the scenes look of each episode

IN PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of ASEAN meetings

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After nearly a week of grueling coverage here s an alternative look at the recently concluded ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines

HARD AT WORK. Photographers try to get the best shots in a press conference at the International Media Center in Conrad Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Behind the scenes of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Jul 16, 2017 - 4:21 AM

The scenes include the final appearance of Carrie Fisher

In the PH drug war, it's likely EJK when...

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The circumstances surrounding the numerous drug related deaths in the Philippines are almost always the same across all incidents

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

Nora Aunor to 'Oro' director on dog slaughter scene: You're lying

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:55 PM

In a Senate hearing director Alvin Yapan also insists he only wanted to show what was happening in society

PAWS files case against 'Oro' over dog slaughter scene

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:25 AM

If found guilty the Oro team could face two to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to P250 000

'ORO.' The Philippine Animal Welfare Society files a complaint against the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entry. Photo shows 'Oro' star Irma Adlawan, who on Best Actress at the festival for her performance. Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

WATCH: 'Die Beautiful' director releases deleted scenes from movie

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:08 AM

Director Jun Robles Lana posts three deleted scenes from the movie which generates feedback on social media

'Oro' director Alvin Yapan: One dog slaughtered for wake

Jan 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Alvin says the controversial scene was shot reality style since the dog was being butchered by locals for a resident s wake

Directors' Guild to investigate 'Oro' dog slaughter scene

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The DGPI says they will sanction Oro director Alvin Yapan if their investigation finds it appropriate

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Oro' producer speaks up on possible charges over dog slaughter scene

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Handa naman po kami wala po kaming itatago says producer Shandii Bacolod

'Oro' rep admits to lying about dog slaughter scene – Liza Diño

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:21 PM

A real dog was killed while filming the movie not a goat with prosthetics as the production s representative previously said

'Oro' director, producer address controversial dog slaughter scene

Jan 02, 2017 - 10:54 PM

Director Alvin Yapan and producer Feliz Guerrero release a statement on the issue

ManilaArt 2016: Creating the new golden age for Philippine art

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:02 PM

ManilArt elevates the standards of the Philippine’s dynamic art scene through various exhibitions featuring conceptualized artists’ collections while it connects artists and galleries with local and international art communities and institutions

CAMPAIGN NOTES: Roxas and Robredo's unguarded moments

May 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

While trailing Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo around the country I ve collected a few photos that in a way speak volumes about them

WAITING. Leni Robredo waits for her turn to speak on stage during a miting de avance for LP senate bet Joel Villanueva. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Soul great Billy Paul dead at 81

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:14 AM

We regret to announce with a heavy heart that Billy has passed away today at home after a serious medical condition a statement on his website says

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Billy Paul speaks at the Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

LOOK: Behind the scenes of Kris Aquino's interview with Leni Robredo

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Kris last interview – for now – is with vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

BEHIND-THE-SCENES. Kris Aquino shows fans photos of her interview with Leni Robredo. Screengrab from Instagram/kriscaquino

How to stand out in the local food scene

Dec 22, 2015 - 6:16 PM

With the right approach not only will you get noticed you’re also bound to set yourself apart

WATCH: 'Inside Out' deleted scene

Oct 28, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Riley heads off to work with her dad in Take Your Daughter To Work Day

NO SCHOOL DAY. Pixar releases a deleted scene from 'Inside Out,' where Riley heads off to work with her dad. Screengrab from YouTube/Disney Movies Anywhere

The wRap Indonesia: Aceh to cane gays, haze reaches Thailand

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a recommended jail term for journalists doing illegal reporting in Indonesia and up and coming women leaders in the country s tech scene

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

What's it like to watch a 'Voice Kids' live show?

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The air crackles with energy while audience members roar for their favorites What s it like to be in the thick of it all at The Voice Kids PH finals?

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler.com

WATCH: What goes on behind the scenes of a TV show?

Aug 28, 2015 - 9:10 PM

We take a peek behind the scenes of Pepe Diokno s Single Single with Matteo Guidicelli and Shaina Magdayao

PNP creates task force to probe death of PLDT exec's wife

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:07 PM

The special investigation group will be composed of Cavite and Laguna police officers

EMEX: The Electronic MusiCon and Expo

Jun 11, 2015 - 9:12 AM

An expo for professional and aspiring DJs alike

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' canceled after 15 seasons

May 14, 2015 - 3:14 PM

The procedural crime drama wraps up with a two hour series finale and will see the return of the original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger

New 'Fifty Shades' full scene: Christian Grey doesn't do romance

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:54 PM

My tastes are very singular Christian tells Ana You wouldn’t understand

Makati police: No delay in filing of case vs hazing suspects

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

More or less 13 to 14 suspects are believed to be behind the hazing incident that killed a college student and injured 3 others

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Bamboo, Ely Buendia first time together in ‘silent concert’

May 07, 2014 - 2:25 PM

The two Pinoy rock icons will make music May 8 from a soundproof glass booth Concert goers can hear them only by plugging MDR headphones to amplifiers

Photo courtesy of Sony

Backstage for Wicked: Cue lights, props & sets

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Brooms wands and green babies – there s more to bringing the mythical land of Oz to life

Top 5 indie acts of 2013 worth listening to

Dec 29, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Check out 5 homegrown artists albums and extended plays that rocked the independent music scene in 2013

2013 Miss Universe: Post-event walk-through

Nov 11, 2013 - 7:50 PM

We review the 2013 Miss Universe pageant point by point

BEST FRIENDS AND FINALISTS. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida holds hands with two of her closest friends in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant — Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler and Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez. Also in the photo is Miss Brazil Jakelyne Oliveira. Photo by Jonas Gaffud

Venezuela's Gabriela Isler crowned 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Co host Roberts dedicated the show to the people suffering from the typhoon in the Philippines

2013 MISS UNIVERSE. Venezuela's Gabriela Isler. Photo from the Miss Universe Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Miss Universe coronation night

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:04 AM

Will Miss Philippines Ariella Arida bring home the crown?

WILL SHE BRING HOME THE CROWN? Let's find out together. Graphic by Jessica Lazaro/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe rehearsal

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:00 PM

These photos give us an idea of what to expect on coronation night

RELAXED. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at the coronation night rehearsal last November 6. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Janine Tugonon is 'On the Scene'

Nov 08, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2012 takes us behind the scenes

BACKSTAGE THIS TIME. 2012 Miss Universe 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon is a natural in front of the camera. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Phoenix to perform in Manila

Oct 11, 2013 - 1:32 AM

Acclaimed French band in much anticipated January 2014 concert

FRENCH QUARTET. The band Phoenix. Photo from their Facebook

Roxas, Purisima disagree on CDO blast issue

Aug 02, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas questions police chief Alan Purisima s decision to clear cops who cleared the CDO blast side

NO IRREGULARITY. PNP Chief Alan Purisima says the Cagayan de Oro blast site was cleaned only after police had obtained the evidence it needed. Photo by Rappler

#PugadBaboy: World War P

Jul 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Zombie movie endings and sequels

#PugadBaboy: World War P punchline 3

Jul 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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#PugadBaboy: World War P punchline 2

Jul 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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