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Inside the Industry: Freelancing with Indierectory

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:42 PM

Ad agency GIGIL's Herbert Hernandez and Jeano Cruz bridge the gap between freelancers and clients through the initiative Indierectory

Gov’t urged to promote creative industries for economic growth

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The state think tank says copyright-based industries should be promoted, particularly those with outputs that can be delivered through the internet

LOOK: Nadine Lustre dazzles on the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards red carpet

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:18 PM

President Nadine does it again

RED CARPET. Nadine Lustre walks the red carpet at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore. Screenshot from

Nadine Lustre, Dimples Romana to attend the Asian Academy Creative Awards gala in Singapore

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Nadine and Dimples are regional winners in the Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories

REGIONAL WINNERS. Nadine Lustre and Dimples Romana are attending the Asian Academy Creative Awards. File photos by Alecs Ongcal/ Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Cebu City joins Unesco Network of Creative Cities

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:42 PM

(UPDATED) Cities included in the network are those that 'make culture the pillar, not an accessory, of their strategy'

DESIGN CITY. Cebu City joins the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. File photo from Shutterstock

Ace Saatchi & Saatchi duo wins IMMAP Digital Young Creatives competition

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:01 PM

They’ll be representing PH in the 2020 Cannes Young Lions Digital competition

Why we need creative masters to redefine our world

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How far-reaching is human imagination?

DLSU offers workshop in local languages for young writers

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:41 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit their application to Luntiang Palihan 2019: The DLSU Young Writers’ Workshop in Local Languages

Call for applications: 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is on January 5, 2019

Rappler VR documentary on Marawi wins innovation award

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Rappler collaborated with Group of Five Creative Concepts to produce Asia's first-ever VR war documentary

UST Creative Writing center to launch 3 books

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies launches 3 books in an event titled 'Lumugar Ka! Ang Lokasyon sa Pagsasalin, Talambuhay, at Kritisismo' on October 2

FULL TEXT: Kidlat Tahimik’s open letter to Baguio and BACCI

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:49 PM

On the 109th Baguio day, the indie film icon calls for more support for the city's art and artists

KIDLAT TAHIMIK. The film icon pens a letter to his hometown and its artists. Rappler screenshot

Give your teen the 'write' edge

May 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Take the next step in cultivating your child’s creativity by signing him up for our teen writing workshop this summer

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 4th week of April 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

As the #BuwangNgPanitikan comes to a close, we get treated to many compelling traditional poems

Sa Wakas returns to the stage for final run

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The hit musical's farewell run starts on April 7

SA WAKAS. The play tells a heartbreaking story set to the music of Sugarfree. Photo courtesy of Fringe Creatives

6 creative workshops to sign up for this summer

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Time to tap into your creative side and unleash your hidden talents!

‘Bagani’ draws flak for casting, Liza Soberano responds

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The show is being criticized for including actors with Eurocentric features in its cast

LIZA SOBERANO. The actress plays the role of Ganda, a woman who falls in love with Enrique Gil’s character, Lakas. Screenshot from

LOOK: BenCab creates Baguio logo for Creative Cities Network

Feb 01, 2018 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine city is represented by 3 mountain ranges and the Philippine flag

Indonesia di balik Marvel Comics

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Saat ini ada hampir 10 seniman Indonesia yang bekerja untuk Marvel, dan perusahaan komik asal Amerika Serikat tersebut masih membuka lebar peluang tersebut bagi seniman Indonesia lainnya

Marvel's Leinil Francis Yu talks Pinoy Easter eggs and late-night work habits

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Plus, some sage advice to his younger self

5 things to look forward to at Marvel Creative Day Out 2018

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Marvel fans have a lot to be excited about

MARVEL ARTISTS. Fans and young artists can learn straight from Filipino Marvel pencilers, including Leinil Francis Yu. Photo courtesy of Marvel Creative Day Out

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Baguio named to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club

ABS-CBN begins cinema management as part of DoubleDragon partnership

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The media giant opens two of the 10 planned cinemas it will operate in DoubleDragon Properties CityMalls

Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

Baguio is in the running to become a UNESCO creative city

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED The summer capital s creative culture will hopefully get the recognition it so richly deserves

'LINE Creativate' kembali digelar untuk ketiga kalinya

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Ajang adu kreativitas tahunan ini menyuguhkan dua kompetisi terbaru yang bisa diikuti para kreator lokal

'LINE Creativate 2017'. Perwakilan LINE Indonesia dan Bekraf usai peluncuran 'LINE CREATIVATE 2017' di Paviliun Indonesia, Senayan City, Rabu, 2 Agustus. Foto oleh LINE INDONESIA

UST National Writers’ Workshop 2017 fellows announced

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

This year’s workshop director is Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

UP's Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop accepts young adult lit submissions

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The UP Likhaan Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the second Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop

WATCH: Unofficial PH tourism ad makes waves online

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:07 PM

After the botched partnership of McCann and the DOT a group of creatives have come up with their own tourism ad

Mang Inasal wins silver at Kidlat Awards

May 05, 2017 - 5:26 PM

They won the medal for their Pinag isang Puso mobile app which Filipinos used to show support for Team Gilas Pilipinas

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Creative Cities Forum & Exhibition

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Watch the highlights of one of the ASEAN summit s side events on trade economy and creativity

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

'Creative imagination' under Duterte, or interpreting what he says

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at some of President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial statements and how his Cabinet officials tried to make sense of them

President Rodrigo Duterte spares time to accommodate queries from members of Japanese media in Malacañang on October 24. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

#ThinkPH: What robots can't offer yet: Creative intelligence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:30 AM

As technology continues to automate routine tasks the onus is on individuals to sharpen that which machines can’t offer yet: creative intelligence

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Personal projects are key to dream job, says Facebook's creative 'rebel'

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:57 PM

From a low level advertising job to working on creative strategy at Facebook – here s how Facebook s Jee Li got ahead

SMD 2016: #TayoPH calls for positive conversation in Iloilo

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:59 AM

On June 30 Ilonggos will share experiences of how social media has become an instrument for social change at Dojo 8 Coworking Space

Conversation: The new ways of self-expression

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:29 PM

In an online landscape dominated by creative young minds standing out can be a challenge But this doesn’t mean that it can’t be done

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2016 celebrates a new decade of Filipino products

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:42 PM

This all Filipino bazaar will have 3 legs this year

LOOK: Awesome interactive resume

May 29, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Multidisciplinary designer tech and NBA enthusiast Robby Leonardi s resume = goals

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No rules, just results: Meet the millennials of Montgomery Fitch

May 27, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The millennial owned and operated creative agency has learned many lessons on its way to success

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016: Play with purpose

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Creative minds were invited to Come Out and Play for Ad Summit Pilipinas 2016

Get things done: tips to stay organized for busy times

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Check out how Rapplers use planners to fulfill their goals and tasks

Call for participants: 2nd Creative Entrepreneurship Summit

Feb 12, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Learn how to turn your passion into profit from Writer s Block Philippines and top creative entrepreneurs

Lego arm for disabled kids wins digital innovation prize

Feb 11, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The winner was chosen from entries from around the world

The IKO Creative Prosthetic System at work. Image courtesy IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Handy and party ready: Creative potluck recipes for any occasion

Nov 20, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Easy and delicious recipes fit for a crowd

Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:49 AM

The collection Raf Simons presented at the Paris fashion shows earlier this month are his last

LEAVING DIOR. Raf Simons quits as Christian Dior's creative director after 3 years. He is pictured above in 2014 after presenting his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2014/15 collection for Christian Dior during Paris Fashion Week. File photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Time travel with BenCab

Oct 18, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Celebrate 50 years of the past the future with National Artist Benedicto Cabrera