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PH Coast Guard 'building evidence' vs Hong Kong ship crew

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle

CARGO SHIP. The Hong Kong-flagged M/V Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

No trace of 14 fishing boat crew 5 days since collision with HK ship

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard

BULK CARRIER. Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspect the bow of the Hong Kong-flagged ship Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Hong Kong ship did not try to rescue 14 Filipino boat crew after collision – PCG

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The bulk carrier, however, stayed in the vicinity of the incident, which Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr says was likely an accident

BULK CARRIER. The damaged stem of the Hong Kong bulk carrier Vienna Wood, June 30, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

14 Filipinos missing after fishing boat collides with Chinese ship off Mindoro

Jun 29, 2020 - 12:50 AM

(UPDATED) There are 14 Filipino crew missing after fishing boat Liberty Cinco collides with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship off Occidental Mindoro

CAPSIZED. The upturned hull of the Philippine fishing boat Liberty 5 spotted on Sunday, June 28, after it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears Michael Cinco to Cannes 2019

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Thai actresses Praya Lundberg, Sririta Jensen, and Bollywood celebrity Kangana Ranaut also wear the designer's couture gowns at the film festival

WATCH: How Michael Cinco recreated Pia Wurtzbach's iconic blue dress

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Dubai based designer recreates the iconic gown for Madame Tussauds

Nick Jonas wears Michael Cinco in 'Sucker' video

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino designer shares the looks on his Instagram page

SUCKER. Nick Jonas dons a Michael Cinco vest in the Jonas Brothers' new video. Screenshot from

Filipino designers take spotlight in Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Here are all the world-class designs

LOOK: Artist paints Kris Aquino as Princess Intan

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The actress appears in 'Crazy Rich Asians' as Malay royalty

ROYALTY. Artist Denver Balbaboco paints Kris Aquino as Princess Intan, the role she plays in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Screenshot from

Here's the Filipino team behind Kris Aquino's 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Designers, makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists from all over the country come together to help the 'Queen Of All Media' transform into 'Princess Intan'

HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE. Kris Aquino plays Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' Photo from

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrime and cyberattacks

Canelo Alvarez to face Gennady Golovkin in middleweight title rematch

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The sensational sequel puts Golovkin's World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Council crowns up for grabs

REMATCH. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John GURZINSKI / AFP

A rundown of Isabelle Duterte's debut looks

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:53 PM

There's that blue Michael Cinco ballgown – but there’s more!

ISABELLE DUTERTE. Like other debutantes, the president's granddaughter went through several outfit changes during her party. Screengrab from

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's Michael Cinco debutante gown

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:09 PM

The president's granddaughter celebrates her debut in a designer gown

DEBUTANTE GOWN. Isabelle Duterte wears a Michael Cinco creation as she celebrates her 18th birthday. Screengrab from

LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears Michael Cinco gown

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Iris wears a red gown by the Dubai-based Filipino designer

LOOK: Victoria Swarovski wears Mark Bumgarner on red carpet

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

The Swarovski heiress and singer seems to have a penchant for Filipino dessigners

IN PHOTOS: Vicki Belo's wedding gown

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Vicki wears a gown by Michael Cinco on her special day

Vicki Belo to wear 4 Michael Cinco gowns at her wedding

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The BeloBride will be saying I do in Paris this September

IN PHOTOS: Rochelle Pangilinan's wedding gown

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Rochelle wears a white gown by Dubai based designer Michael Cinco

IN PHOTOS: Swarovski heiress wears $1-M Michael Cinco wedding gown

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Victoria Swarovski s gown has a 6 meter long train and is covered in Swarovski crystals

Cesar Montano faces complaint for 'mismanaging' tourism board

Mar 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint – by Tourism Promotions Board 'management and staff, together with the board members, tourism private sector, and a number of DOT regional directors' – is being reviewed by the Presidential Action Center

COMPLAINT RECEIVED. The copy of the complaint against Tourism Promotions Head Cesar Montano was received by the Presidential Action Center on March 1, 2017.

Country before self: Meet these heroic public servants

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Let us salute these men and women who died in the line of duty and in the name of public service

IN PHOTOS: A closer look at Julia Barretto's debutante gown

Mar 10, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The gown by Michael Cinco is fit for a princess

JULIA AT 18. Photo from Instagram/@rayvercruz

The rise of Filipino-made pure chocolate

Feb 22, 2015 - 12:45 PM

By selling their ‘lifework ’ artisan chocolate makers seek to educate Filipino consumers about the true taste health benefits and value of pure chocolate

A closer look at Mila Kunis' Michael Cinco gown in 'Jupiter Ascending'

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The gown with semi sheer elements and delicate red floral details also comes with a headpiece

Families of 4 Yolanda heroes to each get P100k

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:18 PM

The Civil Service Commission honors 3 fire officers and a PAGASA weather observer who were killed in the line of duty during the strongest typhoon in recent history

The tidal waves of Tanauan, Leyte

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The once scenic and laid back town that was the skimboarding capital of the Philippines became a living horror

APOCALYPTIC. People in Tanauan, Leyte thought they were experiencing the end of the world when Yolanda struck them. All photos by Paul Cinco.

First flight: From Tacloban to Manila

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:57 AM

The journey was not as much about going to Manila as it was about getting away from Tacloban

HIGHLIGHTS: Star Magic Ball 2013

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A glimpse of the program that took place

COUPLE OF THE NIGHT. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Host Martin Nievera keeps the mood light.

Now the men: singles at the Star Magic Ball 2013 red carpet

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:00 PM

If this were Cinderella s ball any of these men is the perfect Prince Charming

DASHING, DAPPER. Jake Cuenca arrived solo, to the joy of female fans. All photos by Inoue Jaena

Single ladies at the Star Magic Ball 2013 red carpet

Sep 09, 2013 - 4:27 PM

These ladies made the red carpet red hot

MARIA MERCEDES' SOLO FLIGHT. Media asked Jessy Mendiola why she and rumored beau Sam Milby arrived separately. The beautiful actress just smiled as a reply. All photos by Inoue Jaena

Michael Cinco's couture glitters at Philippine Fashion week

May 23, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Michael Cinco dazzles in Philippine Fashion Week 2013 with his dramatic collection

ELEGANCE IN SWAROVSKI. Michael Cinco's collection mesmerizes. All photos by Edric Chen

Folayang: The Phoenix rises from the ashes

May 21, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes Eduard Folayang is expected to display his full strength when he fights in Manila

Photo from ONE FC.

Virtuoso performance by Pretty Boy Floyd

May 05, 2013 - 9:38 PM

Carlos Cinco dissects Floyd Mayweather s dominating win over Robert Guerrero

IMMACULATE. Mayweather delivered one of his best performances. Photo from Showtime Boxing.

Purists elated, fans bored as Rigondeaux outsmarts Donaire

Apr 14, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Rappler boxing analyst Carlos Cinco shares his thoughts on Nonito Donaire s loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux

One FC: Pinoy vs Pinoy for featherweight title

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Two Filipino born and bred fighters are set to face each other for the first ever One FC featherweight title

FILIPINO CHAMP. Pinoy Eric Kelly defeats USA's Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2.

Viloria vs Marquez: Breaking down the fight

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Rappler analyzes the upcoming WBO and WBA world flyweight unification fight between Filipino American Brian Viloria and Mexican slugger Hernan Marquez and gives a prediction

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Mighty well-dressed men

Nov 02, 2012 - 4:28 PM

Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2013 closed with a rain of good looking and well dressed men

NEON BRIGHTS FOR GUYS. And why not? Designer Bang Pineda shows us how. All photos by Edric Chen

Sweet dreams are made of these

Nov 02, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Visions and Trends at Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2013 presented 9 designers with different styles on one fashion forward path

LETTER AS OUTFIT. Oz Go creates an outfit based on the old-fashioned letter and air mail envelope. All photos by Edric Chen

Falling back to earth

Nov 02, 2012 - 3:40 PM

On the last day of the week long Filipino fashion shindig grounded RTW came out rocking and cool

STAY COOL. An earthy and nude palette is cool to the eyes. All photos by Edric Chen

Intense everyday fashion

Nov 01, 2012 - 5:15 PM

Filipino retail brand Penshoppe ups the ante at Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2013

BASICS WITH A TWIST. Everyday fashion staples shouldn't be boring. All photos by Edric Chen

Grand ideas at Grand Allure

Nov 01, 2012 - 4:41 PM

The last day of Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2013 began with fashion ideas that were larger than life

GRAND, ALLURING 'ART.' Randall Solomon's models with artsy headpieces led by veteran model Marina Benipayo. All photos by Edric Chen

The power of 4: Galang, Ang, Tampus, Salud

Oct 30, 2012 - 9:53 AM

Fantastic Four Fab Four — it doesn t matter These 4 designers perfectly complement each other

FORD SUPERMODEL OF THE World 2011 Danica Magpantay in Rene Salud. All photos by Edric Chen

Why Anne Curtis is the 'national sweetheart'

Oct 30, 2012 - 9:16 AM

There is a reason why people watch the young actress perform — and it s not because of her singing

ANNE CURTIS IS A fierce and glamorous sweetheart

Filipino weave, superstar

Oct 30, 2012 - 8:48 AM

Top Filipino designers unite in support of indigenous Filipino fabric

FILIPINO FABRIC IS DEFINITELY NOT boring. All photos by Edric Chen

Reality stars and acid brights

Oct 30, 2012 - 8:19 AM

The mall fashion show was a treat for reality star fans


All things luxe

Oct 29, 2012 - 1:11 AM

One show 15 designers It is a fashion lover s delight

LUXE IS ELEGANT, UNDERSTATED, tasteful and strong. All photos by Don Regachuelo

For Cary Santiago, God is in the details

Oct 28, 2012 - 11:54 PM

The designer from Cebu shows us again why he is dubbed the master fabric manipulator

FASHION THAT's AMAZING TO look at, a dream to wear — only from Cary Santiago. All photos by Don Regachuelo

Pacquiao-Marquez IV: Pacquiao’s legacy hangs on the balance

Oct 03, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Contrary to popular belief that a fourth fight will be insignificant or will be a bore Pacquiao Marquez IV is the most important fight of the series

Highs and lows from MMA showdown "Pride of a Nation"

Sep 01, 2012 - 4:35 PM

The OneFC Pride of a Nation was a total success and featured 11 matches with exciting finishes; here are Rappler contributor Carlos Cinco s highs and lows

FILIPINO CHAMP. Pinoy Eric Kelly defeats USA's Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2.