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Cops arrest 11 at anti-terrorism law rally in Laguna

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:22 PM

The police round up the protesters right after their program ended

DETAINED. 11 activists protesting against the signing of the Anti-Terorrism Law were arrested by the police on July 4, 2020. Photo from Kyle Salgado's Twitter account

Filipino-Americans 'fired up' as Tagalog added to Nevada ballot

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Overlooked in the past, Filipinos have rapidly become Nevada's largest Asian-American community – almost 200,000 by some estimates, in a state of 3 million people – forcing candidates to take notice

FIRING UP. Elizabeth Warren supporter Ninna Diaz poses with material she will distribute while out knocking on doors of registered Democrats and Independents to make sure people are registered to vote on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Albay designer uses 'pinukpok' to promote Bicol culture

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Young designer Jean Alta supposedly got her break when she was asked to design the barong Tagalog of a groom and his father using fabric made from abaca fiber

'KUTUR NI JEAN'. Some of the creations of Legazpi designer Jean Alta using pinukpok or abaca fabric.Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[OPINYON] Industriya sa Buwan ng Wika

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Nakatutuwang isiping nagkakaroon ng pagtangkilik sa barong tagalog kasabay ng pagtangkilik sa wikang pambansa. Sana lang, hindi ito pang-isang buwan. Sana buong taon.

Alejano tags airing of Chinese shows in PTV as PH ‘surrender’ to China

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano argues PTV should focus on promoting Philippine culture and traditions instead of 'betraying' the country by airing Chinese shows

'SURRENDER TO CHINA'. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano slams the planning airing of Chinese shows in PTV. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PTV to air Chinese series, cartoons, movies dubbed in Tagalog

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

This is 'DreamWorks made in China,' says Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua at the inauguration of China TV Theater on PTV

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

NCR breaches 30-gold mark, keeps top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Region 6 Western Visayas climbs to second, Region 4-A Southern Tagalog slips

Still no stopping NCR in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal chase

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

After the third day of action, Metro Manila gets a firm hold of the lead with 26 gold medals

Powerhouse NCR tightens grip of top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Traditional favorite NCR stays on top with a 25-gold, 16-silver, 12-bronze medal haul

Baguio's Bea Mendoza claims 2 chess golds in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Mendoza, a Grade 11 student, snatches golds in the individual and team in chess blitz for high school girls

DOUBLE GOLD. File photo of Bea Mendoza, a senior high school student of University of Baguio, who has won two gold medals so far in Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Rene Pascua/ubaguio.edu

Patimpalak pang-tinedyer: Pagsasalin ng mga tula ni Angela Manalang Gloria

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:09 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Iniimbitahan ang lahat ng mga kabataang nasa edad 12–17 na lumahok sa Sali(n) Na, Angela!

Was there consultation? Batangas commuters, officials surprised by STAR toll hike

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Toll Regulatory Board, however, says it called for feedback through newspaper advertisements in May, and not through traditional public consultations

Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta/Rappler

Kakayanin mo ba ang kakaibang Tagalog tongue twister challenge?

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Mabubulol ka ba agad-agad?

San Miguel awaits gov't OK for 3-year toll road network expansion

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:13 PM

SMC will expand and extend SLEX, the Skyway system, the NAIA Expressway, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in a bid to decongest traditional chokepoints

MASSIVE EXPANSION. San Miguel's massive toll road expansion plan is seen to decongest chokepoints, like the Alabang viaduct, the Sucat and Bicutan interchanges, Magallanes, the C5 entrance and exit to SLEX, as well as the NAIAX entry to Skyway. Photos from Skyway official website and Wikipedia

Kilalanin ang mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino 2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Paano nila pinagyayaman ang pambansang wika sa kanikanilang klasrum at rehiyon?

San Miguel completes new STAR Tollway bridge

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new bridge replaces the 231 meter long bridge along the STAR Tollway which was damaged due to the onslaught of Typhoon Nina Nock ten last December

NEW BRIDGE. STAR Tollway has 6 interchanges and starts at the intersection of Maharlika Highway and the South Luzon Expressway in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and runs south to Batangas City. It connects directly to the Diversion Road leading to the Batangas International Port. Photo from www.sanmiguel.com.ph

UK names new envoy to PH – and he speaks Tagalog

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Malaking karangalan para sa akin na maging susunod na British ambassador sa Pilipinas says seasoned diplomat Daniel Pruce

NEW AMBASSADOR. Seasoned diplomat Daniel Pruce is set to become the new British ambassador to the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the British embassy

LOOK: The colorful cotton barongs Duterte, ASEAN leaders will wear

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Designer Rajo Laurel says the barongs will come in different colors inspired by the country where the leaders come from They will feature embroidery from the T boli tribe of Mindanao

MINDANAO-INSPIRED. These barongs by Rajo Laurel are cotton linen barongs with T'boli embroidery. All images from Rajo Laurel

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

How does one call people appropriately these days? When is dear acceptable? Or for that matter bok ?

Bisayang Dako

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Until recently the language of politics other than English has always been Tagalog and everyone – from politician to the voter – had to learn how to speak it Not anymore

LOOK: Could this be Duterte's inaugural barong?

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED In total the President elect has 12 barongs to choose from

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos begins campaigning in Southern Tagalog region

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Marcos brings a message of unity in Batangas

Designer Paul Cabral's barong designs for APEC leaders

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Economic leaders wore barongs by Paul Cabral for the big group photo Here s more on the designs for each unique barong

WATCH: Fil-Am singer AJ Rafael teaches Kina Grannis to speak Filipino

Sep 11, 2015 - 1:37 PM

Kina brushes up on her Filipino in preparation for her Manila concert

TAGALOG LESSONS. AJ Rafael teaches Kina Grannis how to say 'Balut is good!' in Tagalog for her Manila concert. Screengrab from YouTube/Kina Grannis

Filipino, the language that is not one

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Filipino is the national language that seeks to become more than a native tongue and aspires to become the nation’s official speech It is contaminated and compromised from the start by the very languages it seeks to exclude or subordinate

Foreigners speak 'beki', 'kanto' Filipino in Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In their videos an American and his foreign friends explore Manila through language food culture and crazy antics

Suki, KKB, kikay, and other Filipino words now in Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:13 PM

At least 28 words commonly used by Filipinos are in Oxford Dictionary s 500 new entries for 2015

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel sings Manny Pacquiao’s song

Apr 15, 2015 - 11:36 PM

He sings in Filipino What do you think of his version?

HOW DID JIMMY FARE? He sings in Filipino! Screengrab from YouTube

San Miguel Corporation earmarks P168B for toll road projects

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The investment is to put the country’s toll roads on a par with neighboring Asian countries says SMC President and COO Ramon S Ang

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with South Luzon Tollway chairman and San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang during the Briefing on the South Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) Project and Other Major Road Projects in Southern Tagalog at the Open Grounds in Barangay Lalig, Tiaong, Quezon on Monday (March 23, 2015). The SLEX-TR4 project is a Php13.1Billion planned expressway extension from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Lucena, Quezon mandated under Presidential Decrees 1112 and 1894. It involves the construction of 58-kilometers, 4-lane toll road. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

PH peasants to Pope: Help us regain our land

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Peasants urban poor representatives and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight

Pope Francis tries to learn Tagalog

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM

I’m trying Tagalog but it’s difficult Pope Francis tells one Filipino in Rome

FILIPINO CARDINALS. Pope Francis shares a light moment with two Filipino cardinals, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle. File photo by news.va

Language and the American-Filipina

Nov 08, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Youthful insecurity towards learning to speak Filipino is ironically reinforced by the way the language is being taught

Politician behind campaign against Purisima?

Sep 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Two confessed political operators come forward to defend the embattled PNP chief

‘BLACK OPS?’ ‘Joel’ (L) and ‘Henry Reyes’ (R) both claim a politician is behind the graft and plunder case versus PNP chief General Purisima. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Filipinos put Pinoy chic to Indonesian batik

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A Filipino enterprise Barong Batik weaves Philippine ingenuity with Indonesian artisanship to create a striking product of Asian fashion fusion

FASHION FUSION. Barong Batik co-founder Thelma Victorio says her business combines the best of Filipino fabrics with Indonesia's exquisite batik designs.

Inglesero, Hispanggol, and the myth of the great cultural divide

Jun 29, 2014 - 9:19 PM

We should celebrate regionalism and appreciate our linguistic history when it comes to teaching languages

Should Filipino be scrapped from the college curriculum?

Jun 28, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Is Filipino a subject only for K 12 and below? We ask netizens

Andrea Rosal transferred back to Taguig jail

Jun 05, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Rosal s lawyer says she was unaware of the decision

Filipino widely spoken in California, Hawaii and Nevada

May 14, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Aside from Spanish Filipino or Tagalog is the most widely spoken language in California and Nevada in the US

Not Filipino enough

Feb 11, 2014 - 11:15 AM

I feel a certain sadness that I had to uproot myself from my country in order to feel more of a Filipino

Debated Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad features Filipino language

Feb 03, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Coca Cola s version of America the Beautiful is sung in different languages including Filipino

LEILANI. The young Filipino-American sings the Filipino part in the ad. Screen Grab from YouTube (Coca-Cola)

Learning Filipino

Dec 21, 2013 - 7:05 PM

The benefits of speaking Tagalog are not quantifiable in dollars and cents nor measurable in job titles and resume credits

Andres Bonifacio: Myths, trivia, execution

Nov 30, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Rappler compiles 10 facts about Andres Bonifacio you should know

Revisiting Brocka's 1971 gay classic

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Tubog sa Ginto has married businessman Eddie Garcia in steamy affair with driver Mario O Hara Sounds familiar?

'DARING ATTEMPT.' Garcia and O'Hara, uh, take a bath. Image from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

#SamLikesItHot: Coffee crusted bistek belly

Jun 14, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Our second recipe for Independence Day month is an intense version of the Bistek Tagalog

BEEF AND COFFEE? REALLY? Yes, say Sam Oh and Chef Ed Bugia. Check out the recipe below. Photo by Sam Oh

#FoodMemories: Sinaing na Tulingan

Jun 14, 2013 - 2:42 PM

Marie delights in discovering and experiencing local culinary fare: from Aching Lillian’s backyard spread in Pampanga to the anise flavored biscocho in Ilocos to the Bangkerohan in Davao for tsokolate and and puto maya From combing the hawker stalls of Singapore to the street food carts in busy Bangkok to have a taste of the locals’ favorites

SINAING NA TULINGAN SA PALAYOK. Marie Pascual's first #FoodMemories recipe tickles the fancy of Filipino food lovers everywhere. Photo by Marie Pascual

No toll fee increase in January

Dec 29, 2012 - 7:23 PM

Increasing toll rates is still under discussion

Tagalog fastest growing immigrant language in Canada

Oct 25, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Tagalog is the fastest growing language among the 200 languages spoken in Canada according to the latest Canadian census


Pinoy nurses win discrimination lawsuit

Sep 18, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Filipino medical staff alleging harassment and discrimination for being banned to speak Filipino win 1 M in settlement