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WATCH: Jason Dy does Filipino version of 'Kan Goo' from the '2gether' soundtrack

May 22, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Jason covers a song originally perfomed by Bright, who played Sarawat in the hit Thai series

2GETHER. Jason Dy sings a Filipino version of Bright's 'Kan Goo' from the official soundtrack of '2gether: The series.' Screenshot from Jason Dy on YouTube

Alab 'definitely interested' in re-signing Justin Brownlee

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Alab Pilipinas team owner Charlie Dy makes it clear he wants Justin Brownlee to stay and play for the country

INTENT. Justin Brownlee will meet Alab Pilipinas team owner Charlie Dy about another potential ABL stint. Photo from PBA Images

Robredo, U.N. office tackle 'best practices' on health-based approach vs drugs

Nov 11, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's chief of staff Philip Dy says community-based drug rehabilitation programs would best help 'slight or occasional' drug users who surrender to authorities

DRUG WAR WITH NO DEATHS. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with members of the Community Based Rehab Alliance just after meeting with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on November 11, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: Sarah Geronimo, Team Sarah perform 'Kilometro,' 'Tala'

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:22 AM

We have no choice but to stan

TEAM SARAH. Former The Voice contestants and winners – all coached by Sarah Geronimo –reunite for 'The Voice Kids' season 4 finale. Photo from Jason Dy's Instagram

The cost of dying in the Philippines: Can you afford it?

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:49 PM

While death is said to be the great equalizer, the divide between the rich and the poor is still evident in how they are sent off


Michelle Dy shades Jeffree Star: 'Call me trash all you want, but not the products'

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Michelle Dy takes to Twitter after Jeffree Star called her new brush line 'trash'

Jeffree Star on Michelle Dy’s makeup brush line: ‘Trash’

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:26 PM

'I don’t have time to review trash on my channel,' Youtube celebrity Jeffree Star says about local beauty vlogger Michelle Dy's new make-up line

At House plenary, lawmakers vow to increase 'measly' OVP budget in 2020

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Office of the Vice President assures lawmakers that any increase in its budget would go to its anti-poverty program

OVP BUDGET. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the House's plenary deliberations on her office's budget for 2020 on September 18, 2019. Photo by OVP

House panel swiftly approves P673-million OVP budget for 2020

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:40 PM

An administration-allied legislator vows to further increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo's office 'in the proper time' to augment her anti-poverty projects

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay receives praises from a lawmaker during the budget hearing on August 27, 2019. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Against the tide: Thailand 'floating temple' defies coastal erosion

Apr 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

In Thailand, a quarter of the country's shores – or about 700 kilometers – are eroding, some 'severely', according to data by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

FLOATING TEMPLE. This aerial photo taken on March 9, 2019 shows a view of a Buddhist temple isolated by coastal erosion in Samut Chin village, off the shore of Samut Prakan. Photo by Jonathan Klein/AFP

Why were Fajardo, Dy left out of PH women's volleyball pool?

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Kim Fajardo and Kim Kianna Dy may be notably missing from the national volleyball pool, but coach Shaq delos Santos says the door remains open for their comeback

SIDELINED. Kim Dy (left) and Kim Fajardo remain doubtful for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photos from the 2018 Asian Games media pool

Arroyo, lawmakers condemn killing of Batocabe

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other lawmakers call for a speedy probe into the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

COLLEAGUES. In this Facebook photo posted on July 26, 2018, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is seen with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the House of Representatives. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

Isabela's Dy brothers reconcile, leaving Padaca without gubernatorial bet

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Former governor Grace Padaca, who was initially convinced to run as Napoleon Dy's vice gubernatorial bet, is not backing out

‘FAMILY FIRST.’ Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III (front row, 2nd from left) accompanies his brother Representative Napoleon Dy (right next to Governor Dy) when the latter withdraws his candidacy for governor on November 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Jun Fuentes

Rappler Talk: NOW Telecom's bid for 3rd telco slot

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Rappler talks to NOW Telecom to discuss why it thinks it can be the Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player

Dy brothers of Isabela in opposing teams for provincial leadership

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The rift between brothers Bojie and Napoleon Dy has spilled over to the Isabela political arena

SLIDES DOWN. Incumbent Isabela Governor Bojie Dy is now running for vice governor. Photo from Gov. Bojie Dy's Facebook page

Mocha Uson’s absence defers House debates on PCOO’s 2019 budget

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:10 PM

A peeved Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr confronts presidential communications officials about the controversial assistant secretary's absence

ABSENT. PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson fails to attend the House's plenary debates on the proposed 2019 budget on October 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[WATCH] Behind the scenes: ABS-CBN Ball 2018 with Jason Dy

Sep 30, 2018 - 8:29 AM

Jason takes us behind the scenes of the often hectic and always glamorous ABS-CBN Ball 2018

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Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

LOOK: PH spikers spark wave of love in Asian Games

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Kim Kianna Dy get a dose of love in Jakarta

KIEFLY. Kiefer Ravena is one of the superstar boyfriends who visited his girlfriend in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

WATCH: 'Bakit Pa Ba' by Jay R, Jason Dy, and Jaya

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

This version of 'Bakit Pa Ba' – believe it or not – was rehearsed minutes before we went live

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Jay R, Jason Dy, and Jaya

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Catch the trio’s soulful set

How has R&B, soul music evolved in the Philippines? Jaya, Jay-R weigh in

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The two along with Jason Dy are set to hold a concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater entitled 'SoulJa' on August 30

Dy, son of boxing great Navarette, loses but wins P2.6 million bonus

Jun 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Rolando Dy falls short to a Kiwi fighter but gets cool consolation prize as UFC 132 Fight of the Night

BIG BLOW. Rolando Dy (left) loses to New Zealand's Shane Young via technical knockout. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

The big announcements from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Here’s a quick roundup of key announcements and some additional trailers shown off by Microsoft at its Xbox E3 conference on Monday, June 10 (June 11, Manila time)

XBOX @ E3 2018. Microsoft lets us jump in for an amazing ride. Screenshot from livestream.

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda


2002 House report proves Peter Lim lied over drug links – gov't lawyers

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The committee report from 2002 recommended that Lim be prosecuted for perjury for lying about his links to a certain Ben Go

Alleged drug lord Peter Lim is escorted by security after he shows up at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016 to clear his name. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ramil De Jesus reigns with a decade's worth of UAAP finals appearances

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Veterans Kim Dy and Dawn Macandili are motivated to honor their coach by winning a 3rd straight UAAP championship

MAGIC 10. Ramil de Jesus holds the record of the longest finals appearance streak in the Final 4 era. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez, La Salle standouts banner PH volleyball team hopefuls

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:56 PM

La Salle head coach Ramil de Jesus replaces Francis Vicente as the new national team tactician

HOPEFUL. Alyssa Valdez is one of the 18 aspirants for a spot in the Philippines women's volleyball team. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Philippines losing over P220 billion a year due to child undernutrition – report

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:19 PM

UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'

IN PHOTOS: Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil's dreamy Paris engagement shoot

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The shoot is done by Team Pat Dy

CITY OF LOVE. The couple is captured in various locations all over Paris. Screengrab from Instagram.com/teampatdy

This family business turns sheet metal into unique, innovative solutions

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM

From an aunt's death to a thriving business that melds art with function – here's how Melvin and Nancy Dy of Cutting Edge did it

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Bill on hazing ban approved by House sub-committee

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:36 PM

The bill authored by Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy covers not just fraternities and sororities but also 'community-based' organizations that do not have roots in schools or universities

STRICTER LAW. Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy (left) and Justice Committee Chairman Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali led the justice sub-committee hearing on a stricter version of the anti-hazing law. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

CJ Sereno's band of lawyers in her impeachment case

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The lawyer-spokespersons are all volunteers, according to lawyer Carlo Cruz

BAND OF LAWYERS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's lawyers face the media on September 25, 2017 after they filed a verified answer before the House of Representatives hearing her impeachment case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Patrimonio bags women’s singles silver; Dy, Gonzales get mixed doubles bronze in SEAG tennis

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Anna Patrimonio Ruben Gonzales and Denise Dy drop their respective matches in 2 sets

FIRST SILVER. Anna Clarice Patrimonio earns her first silver medal in the 2017 edition of the SEA Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Done in 2 minutes! House panel approves 2018 budget for Robredo's office

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Office of Vice President is proposing a P443 946 million budget for 2018 which is 3 higher than this year s appropriations for her office

APPROVED. Vice President Leni Robredo is all smiles after the House appropriations committee approves her office's proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is social justice legislation that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Filipino fighters Rolando Dy, Jenel Lausa added to UFC Japan card

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Rolando Gabriel Dy will face Teruto Ishihara while Jenel Lausa faces Naoki Inoue at UFC Fight Night 117

ROAD TO REDEMPTION. Rolando Gabriel Dy will try to show UFC fans what he's capable of with a full training camp against a tough UFC veteran. File photo from Dy's Facebook

Kim Dy to replace Rachel Anne Daquis in SEA Games roster

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The DLSU star will step in after Rachel Anne Daquis withdrew from the squad

ON THE TEAM. Dy will also be part of the roster that will see action in the Asian Women’s Seniors Volleyball Championship from August 9 to 17.  File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eye injury cuts Rolando Dy's UFC debut short

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The UFC debut of Filipino fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy ends in disappointment as the referee stops his bout against Alex Caceres following the second round

DISAPPOINTMENT. Rolando Gabriel Dy fought bravely but was not allowed to continue after the second round due to concern over his right eye. Photo from Dy's Facebook

Filipino fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy gets his UFC shot

Jun 01, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Dy will face Alex Caceres on the UFC Singapore card scheduled for June 17

DREAM COME TRUE. Rolando Gabriel Dy says it's long been his dream to fight for the world's premier mixed martial arts company. Photo from Dy's Facebook

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill

REPLACEMENTS. A new batch of committee chairmanships will ba named at the plenary session in the coming days. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers throw belated birthday bash for Duterte

Apr 09, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Wen organize the party for the President whom lawmakers say did not give any marching orders during the gathering

President Rodrigo Duterte poses with lawmakers durning his belated birthday celebration on April 8. Photo from Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy

Ogunsanya's career game propels Lady Spikers to straight set win over NU

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:24 PM

DLSU rebounds from their loss last week as Aduke Ogunsanya scores 11 points on 6 attacks and 5 blocks

BOUNCE BACK. The defending champions returned to the win column after their loss to the UP Lady Maroons, with Aduke Ogunsanya's 11 points leading the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

From Ball Girl to MVP: The journey of Kim Dy

Feb 05, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Dy was once on the verge of quitting volleyball That she didn t is the reason she became the Season 78 Finals MVP and the new star of the DLSU Lady Spikers

House panel approves bill banning corporal punishment vs kids

Feb 04, 2017 - 1:12 PM

UPDATED Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera Dy says corporal punishment only teaches the child that violence is an acceptable behavior and something worthy of emulation

Members of the House committee on welfare of children believe there are better alternatives to corporal punishment when disciplining children.

La Salle ready to help take load off recovering Fajardo

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Kim Dy believes the DLSU Lady Spikers captain will be ready for the team s opener against FEU