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Lea Salonga on reactions to ABS-CBN franchise denial: 'For myself, I choose optimism'

Jul 11, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'In every crisis, there is opportunity. We need to take the time to figure out what that’ll be,' the Broadway actress writes on Twitter after a House panel rejected ABS-CBN's franchise renewal

Lea Salonga explains Facebook post: 'I never cursed the Philippines'

Jun 22, 2020 - 8:10 PM

'I stand by every single word I wrote as an expression of my frustration with certain events currently taking place in our country,' says Lea

Lea Salonga trends on Twitter as fans rally behind her

Jun 16, 2020 - 8:31 PM

Lea expresses her frustration with unspecified events in the Philippines

Lea Salonga to perform on 'Bayanihan Musikahan' again

May 26, 2020 - 9:25 PM

Lea will be joined by Ice Seguerra and Erik Santos on May 29

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs 'Bring Him Home' as a 'prayer' for medical frontliners

Apr 03, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Lea's performance, part of the 'Bayanihan Musikahan' online concert series, raises over P2 million for coronavirus relief

PRAYER. Lea Salonga performs 'Bring Him Home,' as a prayer for all the medical frontliners in the coronavirus crisis. Screenshot from

‘Pangalan’ is Unique Salonga’s strange, personal coming-of-age story

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The young singer-songwriter’s sophomore album boasts a more focused style and deeper explorations of the dangers of living in the spotlight

LISTEN: Unique Salonga drops strange new album, 'Pangalan'

Mar 27, 2020 - 4:17 PM

The artist isn't afraid to go avant-garde in his sophomore offering

SOPHOMORE. Unique Salonga releases his second album, 'Pangalan.' Screenshot from

Lea Salonga postpones North American tour, announces new dates

Mar 21, 2020 - 2:12 PM

The tour, which includes stops in the United States and Canada, is moved to October and November

LEA SALONGA. The singer postpones her North American tour to later dates. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lea Salonga 'happy and thrilled' that Moira dela Torre's was picked to sing 'Reflection'

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:33 PM

'The Voice of the Philippines' coach says she's happy that Moira has been picked by Disney to sing the song for Filipino viewers

Rachelle Ann Go and Lea Salonga sing 'For Good' during Valentine's concert

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Lea is one of Rachel's guests in her concert 'The Homecoming'

WATCH: Come sit at Unique's table in the new music video for 'Bukod Tangi'

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:47 PM

The 360-degree video lets viewers come face to face with multiple Uniques

NEW VIDEO. Unique Salonga releases a 360-degree music video for his song 'Bukod-Tangi.' Photo from rejoins Lea Salonga, Bamboo, Sarah Geronimo in 'The Voice Teens' PH season 2

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:49 AM

The Block Button finds its way into the Philippine edition of the popular talent competition

Lea Salonga, Anne Curtis urge followers to sign petition for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Other stars also urge followers to sign the petition

Filipino youth named 'Engagement Leader of the Year' by ACEEU

Jan 11, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Salonga is the only Filipino finalist out of over 300 nominations across 12 categories from 20 participating countries

SB19 to perform at UP Fair along with Ebe Dancel, Unique Salonga, UDD and more

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The artists are set to perform at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage, Hiwaga

SB19. The P-pop boy band is performing at the UP Fair's first-ever Monday stage. Photo from

FALSE: Jovito Salonga 'says Ninoy Aquino is not a hero'

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Salonga did not say these statements. The quote was an opinion lifted from a blog site and was falsely attributed to the late statesman.

Lea Salonga will not attend SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:55 PM

The theater actress says she will be in Singapore as part of the 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' tour

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Vanjoss Bayaban wins 'The Voice Kids Philippines' season 4

Nov 03, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Vanjoss is the new grand champion of the show

Valdez, Unique Salonga to perform in Gorayeb's benefit night

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The volleyball community holds a fundraiser for cancer-stricken coach Roger Gorayeb

GET WELL SOON! Seasoned volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb is confined in St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City for multiple myeloma. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Sweeney Todd Manila: The dark side of Lea Salonga

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Director Bobby Garcia puts his own spin on this Stephen Soundheim classic

The Vispop hit 'Baklay' sung on The Voice Kids is a theme song for the lakwatseros

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Jerika Teodorico shares her thoughts on Team Familea covering her hit Visayan song on 'The Voice Kids'

Unique Salonga does shoot with Gucci

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The fashion brand and Unique seem to be a perfect match

HIGH FASHION. The musician wears Gucci at a photo shoot. Photo by Zen Flores via

Jett Pangan: 'Nothing prepared me for Sweeney Todd'

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The veteran actor and his cast mates – which include Tony Award winner Lea Salonga – talk about how challenging it was to work on the Stephen Sondheim musical

POWERHOUSE CAST. The 'Sweeney Todd' ensemble includes theater greats like Jett Pangan, Lea Salonga, and Ima Castro. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Not While I'm Around' from 'Sweeney Todd'

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The legendary musical theater actress gives audiences a glimpse of her upcoming turn as Mrs Lovett in the Stephen Sondheim classic

LEA SALONGA. The theater veteran is set to play Mrs Lovett in Atlantis Theatrical's upcoming production of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.' Rappler Screenshot

FALSE: Jovito Salonga's 'letter' to Cory saying Marcos had no ill-gotten wealth

Sep 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The signatures in the letter do not match those in government records

Lea Salonga opens up about weight struggles as Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The veteran actress opens up about her struggles to play Kim in 'Miss Saigon'

KEEPING IT REAL. Lea Salonga opens up about her struggles when she originated the role of 'Kim.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

When Jordan Rakei says something, you listen

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:16 PM

At Karpos’ Mix Live 6 in Manila, Jordan Rakei and Unique Salonga take audience members to a journey through their souls

JRAKZ IN MANILA. The Kiwi musician, singer, and song writer impresses in an intimate concert. Photo by Colin D. Castor/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 2019 SEA Games theme song

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Filipino international artist Lea Salonga performs the 2019 SEA Games theme song 'We Win As One'

PINOY PRIDE. Lea Salonga (right) and Ryan Cayabyab collaborate for the 2019 SEA Games official hymn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Rachelle Ann Go reunite in London for performance

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Lea and Rachelle perform two songs from the musical 'Chess' at the Palladium in London

Lea Salonga to perform at the Dubai Opera in March 2020

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Middle East fans, mark your calendars!

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Lea Salonga on Season 4 of 'The Voice Kids': We have a good crop

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:22 PM

'They all seem all driven, hardworking, just good human beings'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Lea Salonga shine in 'Yellow Rose' trailer

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Yellow Rose' is Eva's debut film and Lea and Princess' big screen comeback

YELLOW ROSE. Eva Noblezada stars as an undocumented Filipino girl who dreams of being a country music singer. Screenshot from Yellow Rose on YouTube

Here's what Lea Salonga had to say about the 'Aladdin' live action movie

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The original singing voice of Princess Jasmine commends Naomi Scott's performance of 'Speechless'

‘It seems to be our time:’ Lea Salonga on her big screen comeback in ‘Yellow Rose’

May 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

After over two decades, Lea returns to the big screen in a film that depicts the struggles of Filipinos immigrants abroad

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway legend is making her big screen comeback. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Lea Salonga 'flattered' by comparisons to Captain Marvel's new look

May 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

What does doe Broadway star have to say about her hair being compared to that of the superhero?

The Voice Teens

Lea Salonga calls out theater-goers who use their phones during shows

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The theater veteran schools theater-goers on audience etiquette

LEA SALONGA. The theater veteran slams audience members who violate theater etiquette. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Lacson: Arroyo allies' districts get big 'pork' in 2019 budget | Midday wRap

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman reunite for 'Miss Saigon' medley

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The original Kim and Chris perform 'Sun and Moon,' and ' Last Night of the World' during Lea's anniversary concert

Lea Salonga's 40th: Unapologetically authentic

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:04 PM

For two magical nights in Manila, Lea Salonga leaves her heart on the stage

'The Grandma Tour' marks Unique Salonga's coming of age

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter follows a strong debut album with a no-nonsense first concert, showcasing his musicianship and his penchant for mystery.

COMING OF AGE. Unique has proven himself a serious, professional artist with conviction and something to say. Photo courtesy of O/C Records

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Lea Salonga, Eva Noblezada to star in musical film 'Yellow Rose'

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Lea and Eva are known for playing Kim in the musical 'Miss Saigon'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Unique

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The up-and-coming musician returns to Rappler HQ as a solo artist

'Grandma' sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With his solo debut, the former IV of Spades frontman says goodbye to disco and searches for identity in the sounds of psychedelic rock.

SOLO FLIGHT. Unique Salonga releases 'Grandma,' his 12-track debut album as a solo artist. Image from