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WATCH: First teaser for 'Train to Busan' sequel 'Peninsula'

Apr 02, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The movie's storyline takes place 4 years after the events first movie

Duterte leaves for ASEAN-Korea summit in Busan

Nov 25, 2019 - 12:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will also meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Han Dong-Man who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on November 18, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cinemalaya winner 'John Denver Trending' heads to Busan International Film Festival 2019

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Cinemalaya 2019's Best Picture winner will be competing at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in October

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

Roxas cleared, Abaya indicted for graft over MRT maintenance mess

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'

MRT MAINTENANCE MESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales clears former interior secretary Mar Roxas, but indicts former transport secretary Jun Abaya for graft over the MRT maintenance contract.

Ex MRT-3 service provider blacklisted from future bids by DOTr

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, the former maintenance provider of the MRT-3 line, along with its joint venture firms, Busan and Edison, are barred after government terminated its contract last November

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Bayan files graft case vs ex-Transport chief Abaya over MRT mess

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Bayan points out irregularities in the Abaya-led DOTC’s awarding of the MRT maintenance contract to Korean firm Busan Transportation Corporation in 2015

Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

Sambangi kota Busan dengan beragam objek pariwisatanya

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Busan merupakan kota yang ramai dan dilengkapi pemandangan tepian laut yang indah

DOTr ends contract with MRT3 maintenance provider Busan Universal

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation also forms the MRT3 Maintenance Transition Team to temporarily take over while a new company has yet to be chosen

FINAL DECISION. Transportation Assistant Secretary for Legal Steve Pastor serves the final decision of his department to BURI, finally terminating the MRT3 maintenance contract. Photo from Departmen of Transportation

Tapang at Malasakit, Lorenzana, DOTr vs Abaya | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

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DOTr files graft case vs Abaya, MRT maintenance provider BURI

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation blames train glitches on Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, and accuses ex-transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya of 'allowing' the violation of procurement rules

GRAFT. Transportation Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Yebra (middle) files a graft case against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other ex-officials at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trip to Busan: Zombie-free, but still a fantastic experience

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Equal parts bustling city and idyllic seaside escape, Busan has a little something for everyone

DOTr considers blacklisting MRT3 maintenance provider

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

This is on top of the Department of Transportation's plan to terminate Busan Universal Rail Incorporated's maintenance contract for the MRT3

SQUABBLE. A transportation official says MRT3 maintenance contract 'was void from the beginning,' and that the department is now awaiting for report verification by MRT3 to cancel the contract. Photo from LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

MRT3 maintenance provider files graft complaint vs DOTr's Chavez

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez defends the non-payment of fees to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, saying he is only being careful with government funds

NON-PAYMENT. Busan officials Corporate Secretary Charles Mercado (center) and lawyer Redentor Roque (right) file a graft complaint against Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for non-payment of fees over the maintenance of MRT3. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Busan Universal Rail calls DOTr's move to end contract 'unfair'

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Korean Filipino maintenance service provider says it should not be blamed for every MRT3 glitch but transportation official Cesar Chavez says most train issues are due to poor maintenance

'UNFAIR.' The Depertment of Transportation is set to terminate the contract with Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the rising number of train service interruptions. BURI calls this move 'unfair.' Rappler graphic by Nico Villarete

MRT3 maintenance provider Busan claims fewer glitches since takeover

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Busan says it was able to reduce the number of system glitches to 2 701 in 2016 from 2 776 in 2015

REPAIR WORK. Sectional rail replacement (pre-welding) activity between Taft & Magallanes Stations of the MRT3 on February 24, 2015. File photo

Menikmati Busan dalam waktu 48 jam

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Simak itinerary ini untuk merasakan pengalaman traveling seru di Busan Korea Selatan

MENGEKSPLOR BUSAN. Meski singkat, namun Busan juga bisa dinikmati dalam waktu 48 jam dengan beragam aktivitas yang menarik. Seluruh foto oleh Paige Occeñola/Rappler

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over new 'comfort woman' statue

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Besides the recall of ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine Japan is ordering home its consul general in Busan and suspending discussions over a Japan South Korea currency swap

PROTEST. This picture taken on January 2, 2017 shows a statue (L) of a teenage girl symbolizing 'comfort women' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. File photo by Yonhap/STR/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 20 Desember 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The joint venture that maintains the MRT says restoration works have increased to 22 the number of trains in operation as of end November

NEW TRAIN SET. The DOTr received two new coaches from Dalian, China, on February 19, 2016, allowing it to complete assembly this weekend. Photo from DOTr

Perbedaan antara industri perfilman Korea dan film Indonesia

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Penuturan sutradara Yosep Anggi Noen tentang perbedaan antara dunia perfilman Korea Selatan dan Indonesia

Korea Indonesia Film Festival (KIFF) 2016 akan berlangsung pada 26-30 Oktober. Foto dari Twitter/@FestFilmKorea

'Sunday Beauty Queen': Film seeks new take on foreign domestic workers

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:28 PM

A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of Filipino foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong premieres at Asia’s largest film festival

An undated handout photo released on October 10, 2016 by Manila-based producer Chuck Gutierrez of Voyage Studios shows a still from the documentary 'Sunday Beauty Queen', directed by Baby Ruth Villarama which has premiered at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. Chuck Gutierrez/Sunday Beauty Queen/handout/AFP

'Train to Busan' Review: Exhilarating and clever

Sep 04, 2016 - 2:31 PM

It is Train to Busan’s preoccupation with morally complex characters that makes it enduring despite its narrative being contained within very confined spaces writes Oggs Cruz

Aleron promises experiential choral concert in Makati and Manila

May 20, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Press release: The Aleron choir holds concerts on May 28 and 29

Photo by Kenneth Lee / Aleron Choir

PH campaign season, crisis in Comelec, North Korea’s rocket | 6PM wRap

Feb 09, 2016 - 6:38 PM

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MRT Holdings' Sobrepeña: Roxas, Abaya may be liable for graft

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Sobrepeña says Roxas and Abaya failed to act on private firms proposals and entered into questionable deals

BATTLE CONTINUES. The chief of MRT Holdings continues to blame then-transportation chief Mar Roxas and incumbent Jun Abaya for mishandling MRT3. In the photo Roxas (left) Robert John Sobrepeña (center) and Abaya (right). File photo by Rappler

Abaya: Poe got a 'bum steer,' Busan group takes over MRT3 maintenance

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Transportation chief Jun Abaya says Senator Grace Poe could have been misinformed about the MRT3 maintenance deal

LOST IN TRANSLATION. Transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya says Senator Grace Poe seems to be misinformed on the current state of the MRT3 maintenance contract.

Korean-Filipino group bags MRT3 long-term maintenance contract

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED The winning concessionaire will fulfill the general maintenance requirements of MRT3 within 3 years for a contract worth P3 81 billion

RELIEF. 'The MRT3 long contract period will allow the new service provider to procure the necessary spare parts needed to increase the number of operating trains, especially during peak hours,' DOTC says in a press release Wednesday, December 24.

Top 5 of 100 greatest Asian films of all-time from Busan International Film Festival

Oct 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Lino Brocka Mike de Leon and Lav Diaz s films are also part of the 100 great Asian films

DOTC invites foreign rail experts to maintain MRT3

Sep 15, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Department of Transportation and Communications says it targets to award the P4 3 billion 91 95 million MRT3 maintenance contract in October

BRINGING GLOBAL EXPERTISE. Aside from the 4 groups, MRT3's Roman Buenafe says 3 more foreign companies bought bid documents for the maintenance contract

Dua film Indonesia masuk ke Asian Project Market 2015 di Festival Busan

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Asian Project Market 2015 bagian dari rangkaian Festival Film Busan 2015 kali ini memasukkan dua film dari Indonesia ke dalam daftar film terpilih Dua film itu masing masing disutradarai Mouly Surya dan Eddie Cahyono

Asian Project Market 2015, diselenggarakan 4-6 Oktober 2015, adalah bagian dari gelaran Busan International Film Festival 2015. Foto Dok. Busan International Film Festival

Aquino proposes comprehensive PH-ROK strategic partnership

Dec 12, 2014 - 6:06 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun Hye also talk about regional security concerns and furthering their partnership in other areas

PARTNERSHIP. President Benigno Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye talk about strengthening their nations' relationship on December 11, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH all-male choir takes top prize in South Korea competition

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:56 PM

The all male choir won the grand prize at the 10th Busan International Choir Festival and Competition

Busan organizers defend airing South Korea ferry disaster film

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Organizers reportedly came under pressure from local politicians to withdraw the film Diving Bell from the program due to its sensitive nature

‘Weekend warrior’ PH Dragon Boat team looks to conquer Korea anew

Oct 07, 2014 - 1:02 AM

This week a crew of 33 paddlers will leave behind their family and work responsibilities to represent the Philippines in the Fourth Open Busan International Dragon Boat Festival

The SAG-1 Dragon Boat team competing in Thailand for their 'reunion row' which turned into a full-scale comeback. Photo courtesy Wendell Florentin

South Korea ferry disaster film shown despite protests

Oct 06, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol a k a Diving Bell had stirred strong emotions long before Asia s largest film festival opened last week

Ferry tragedy film causes stir at Busan festival

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:18 PM

Critics including a small number of the Sewol victims families say the film is insensitive and overly politicized and have called on the festival organizers to scrap the screening

N. Korea condemns visit by US aircraft carrier

Jul 12, 2014 - 11:21 AM

A spokesman of the Policy Department of North Korea s National Defence Commission says the visit was in defiance of the North s overtures

PROVOCATION? North Korea reacted angrily to the arrival of the 97,000-ton supercarrier for a joint salvation exercise with South Korea and Japan off the Korean peninsula in late July, calling it a serious provocation. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Animators affirm Hayao Miyazaki's artistry

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:43 PM

Japanese animator heads into retirement leaving body of deeply human lyrical films

RETIREMENT. Miyazaki leaves body of elegant animation. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP

'Transit' earns Special Mention in Busan

Oct 12, 2013 - 8:15 PM

Film festival Asia s largest cinema event in concluding ceremonies October 12

CITATION. Hannah Espia, director of 'Transit.' Photos: Ted Aljibe/AFP

Tarantino: 'Earth couldn't handle my serial-killer film'

Oct 12, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Screenwriter director stirs lively discussion at Busan International Film Festival

LIVELY EXCHANGE. Tarantino with fellow filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP

'Transit' emerges as front-runner in Busan

Oct 08, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Philippine entry by first time director Hannah Espia picks up momentum in international scene

DIASPORA, IDENTITY. Hannah Espia, director of 'Transit,' at the Busan festival. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP

[Entertainment wRap] docu, drama on Hillary Clinton dropped

Oct 06, 2013 - 6:45 PM

While Busan Film Fest kicks off; plus US singer Lauryn Hill s tax troubles

SCRAPPED. Clinton's possible candidacy complicates planned film and television features

PH penalizes Korean pilots

Jul 23, 2013 - 12:12 PM

The government announce that it has penalized two pilots of Asiana Airlines subsidiary Air Busan for deviating from their flight path during a flight from Cebu to South Korea

Thai, Lebanese films share top award at Busan fest

Oct 13, 2012 - 2:22 PM

A low budget experimental production from Thailand and a gripping Lebanese drama share the main award at Asia s largest film festival