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Jennylyn Mercado, Gab Valenciano take stand against rape culture, victim blaming

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:03 PM

'Rape exists because of rapists' – end of argument

Life under lockdown: Theater actress Gab Pangilinan

May 13, 2020 - 10:11 AM

How has it been for theater workers this lockdown? 'Kakapit at lalaban,' says actress Gab Pangilinan.

GAB seeks assistance for pro boxers, fighters

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Filipino boxers and martial artists cannot ‘exercise their profession’ due to the imposed community quarantine, says GAB chairman Abraham Mitra

SUPPORT. Rising Filipino boxer Carl Jammes Martin, whose March fight versus Ardin Diale got postponed, lauds GAB’s move. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Gab Valenciano addresses death hoax video

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:39 PM

A video implying that Gab had died was posted on YouTube on September 17

GAB VALENCIANO. The performer addresses a hoax video that suggested he had died. Screenshot from

'You are enough and you are worth it': Gab Valenciano talks mental health

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:53 PM

A day after World Suicide Prevention Day, the actor talks about his own mental health struggles and attempts at taking his own life

Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

Gab Valenciano recovering after motorcycle accident

Jun 03, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The choreographer and dancer says he's doing well and recovering in the hospital

19-year-old girl in viral love story dies of cancer

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Maxine Blanco, 19, 'fought hard and I'm thankful for everything,' says her boyfriend Gab Santa Ana

TO THE MAX. Maxine Blanco succumbs to cancer after months of courageously fighting against the disease. Couple photos from Gab Sta Ana Facebook page; Maxine's photo from Live Life To The Max Facebook page

Political memes abound. Here's what some researchers learned about their spread

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Here's what researchers had to say in 2018 regarding 4 online communities that spread political – and sometimes hateful – memes

SPREADING MEMES. Learn a little about the groups that spread political memes. Donald Trump file photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

Gab Valenciano opens up about 'darkest, most painful' 2018

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:23 AM

'If there’s one thing I got out of all this, it is empathy,' Gab says of his struggles in 2018

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cast of ‘Side Show’

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera are bringing their musical theater magic to the Rappler HQ

Living up to its name, Go for Gold cops PBA D-League plum

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Gab Banal drops MVP-worthy numbers to power the Scratchers past the Revellers in the winner-take-all Game 5

GOLDEN. Go for Gold dominates the Che'lu in the winner-take-all Game 5. PBA Images

Tricia Centenera will soon welcome a baby girl

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The model, host, and blogger is expecting a baby girl

Tricia Centenera defends ex-husband Gab Valenciano from haters

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The model-blogger pens a blog entry about her short-lived marriage to Gab, saying that she can now call him a friend despite their separation

TRICIA CENTENERA. The model pens a blog about her former marriage. Screenshot from

Esport community conflicted as it feels effects of new GAB rules

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The Games and Amusement Board now requires mandatory drug testing for THC and methamphetamine for players, official athletic licenses, and sharing of profits from organizers

MANILA MAJOR. In 2016, the Philippines hosted one of Valve's official Dota 2 tournaments, way before the Games and Amusement Board granted esport players athlete status. File photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

Watch: Coke Studio Artists and teens unite to bring music back to Marawi

Dec 26, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Marawi’s streets have always been filled with vibrant music, but since the war, the city has been silent. Volunteers sought to change that

What's the share of gov't offices in the 2018 P3.8-T national budget?

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 2018 national budget indicates the priorities of the Duterte administration, with infrastructure, education, and the interior affairs sectors gaining the most

LTFRB stickers for Grab and Uber, Global Gender Gap rankings, NY attack suspect | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Five sleepers prospects of the 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 28, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Get to know who the overlooked rookie aspirants are in this year's PBA draft

ASPIRING. Here are more aspiring rookies of the 2017 PBA Draft. Photos from Facebook and Josh Albelda/Rappler

Boxer Jeffrey Claro dies after lapsing into coma following sparring session

Oct 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Jeffrey Claro falls into a coma after being knocked down in a sparring session and dies at the Ospital ng Maynila

TRAGEDY. Boxer Jeffrey Claro was one of the names previously included on the GAB blacklist for having a fake CT scan on file. Photo from Claro's Facebook

GAB named top commission at WBC convention

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The regulatory body for pro boxing in the Philippines is named the top commission by the Mexico-based World Boxing Council

TOP COMMISSION. The Games and Amusements Board, which oversees boxing in the Philippines, was praised for its work in ensuring free medical exams for pro boxers. Photo from GAB

GAB, DOH sign MOA to provide free exams for pro boxers

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The provision will be included in the Games and Amusements Board s budget proposal for next year

HEALTH COVERAGE. GAB chairman Abraham Mitra and DOH secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial shake hands after signing their agreement as members of the boxing community look on. Photo from GAB

Nearly 150 Filipino boxers found to have falsified brain scans - GAB

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Approximately 150 professional boxers have been found to have submitted falsified brain scan results

SCANNED. One in 7 pro boxers in the Philippines were found to have falsified brain scan results

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Pacquiao urges WBO to act on Games and Amusements Board protest

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

I love boxing and I don t wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating says the boxing champ turned senator

'TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.' Manny Pacquiao urges the World Boxing Organization to 'take appropriate action' on the protest letter sent by the Games and Amusements Board. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Lorenzana, Marcos, Pacquiao vs Horn | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

GAB lodges protest with WBO over Pacquiao-Horn officiating

Jul 03, 2017 - 4:06 PM

The Games and Amusements Board is seeking a thorough review of the officiating after Pacquiao was judged the unanimous decision loser against Horn

GAB PROTEST. The boxing governing body of the Philippines has called for a 'thorough review' of the officiating of the Pacquiao-Horn fight by the WBO. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

COVERED. Professional boxers will now have free yearly MRIs, CT scans and general check-ups, plus PhilHealth coverage as part of a partnership between the GAB and DOH. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing fans deserve better than mismatches

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Unbeaten Filipinos Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta should have little difficulty against their overmatched Indonesian opponents whose records don t stand up under inspection

Gab Valenciano opens up about split with Tricia Centenera

Mar 02, 2017 - 11:28 PM

I want her to succeed I want to see her well and I will do everything in my power to help support that But I just cannot say that I am in love with her anymore says Gab

Baham Mitra - The dawn of a new GAB

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The new GAB chairman says he wants to revive boxing renew interest in basketball after being appointed by President Duterte

HANDED THE REINS. Baham Mitra has been given a big task by the president. Photo from

Cebu officials seek ouster of GAB boxing chief

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The petition accuses Games and Amusements Board boxing chief Nasser Cruz of conflicts of interest dubious appointments and other improprieties

Cebu officials have issued a long list of complaints against a long-time GAB official.

Gab Valenciano speaks up on Marcos burial: 'I will not move on'

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:55 PM

I am a soul of this generation a citizen of this country and the issue is causing a great divide between fellow countrymen and possibly affect my future our future writes Gab

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Parokya ni Edgar

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Parokya ni Edgar is coming to Rappler HQ for Live Jam Watch their mini concert here

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tricia Centenera opens up about split with Gab Valenciano

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Tricia says that she and Gab are negotiating a settlement and may file for divorce soon

TRICIA CENTERNERA. The model and blogger opens up about her split from Gab Valenciano. Screengrab from Instagram/triciacentenera

Gab Valenciano, Tricia Centenera split

Sep 16, 2016 - 1:07 AM

A source close to the couple says that contrary to rumors infidelity and money issues were not the ultimate reasons for the split

IN PHOTOS: YouTube stars Leroy Sanchez, Sam Tsui, Kurt Hugo Schneider, more in 'Own It' concert

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Talented YouTube stars Leroy Sanchez Sam Tsui Kurt Hugo Schneider Max Schneider Tiffany Alvord Gab Valenciano and Lynk thrills the Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd with song dance and more

All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: OneRepublic, JaDine, Apink, and more at electrifying MTV Music Evolution 2016

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:48 PM

OneRepublic James Reid Nadine Lustre Apink Far East Movement Gary V Gab Valenciano and Bebe Rexha put on an electrifying show – unfazed by the rains – for the crowd at this year s MTV Music Evolution

Want a YouTube career? 5 lessons from Tyler Ward, Gab Valenciano, Tanner Patrick

May 28, 2016 - 4:51 PM

These social media stars give their advice on starting a YouTube channel in a world teeming with content creators trying to make it big

GAB VALENCIANO. Gab recreates one of his 'Super Selfies' on the YouTube FanFest 2016 Manila stage. Gab, Tyler Ward, and Tanner Patrick give their advice about how to start a career on YouTube. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars step out for YouTube FanFest Manila 2016

May 28, 2016 - 4:38 PM

See photos of Gab Valenciano Connor Franta Mikey Bustos and more at the second YTFF in Manila

YOUTUBE FANFEST 2016. YTFF Manila 2016 brought stars like Mikey Bustos, Tiffany Alvord, and Connor Franta to the same stage. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Gab Valenciano teaches Tanner Patrick how to 'Super Selfie'

May 26, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Gab and Tanner show off their dance moves at the Rappler office a day before YouTube FanFest 2016

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

WATCH: Gab Valenciano and Tanner Patrick answer fan questions

May 26, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Gab Valenciano and Tanner Patrick drop by the Rappler headquarters in Pasig City to chat with fans and answer questions live

PH stars react to Rodrigo Duterte rape remarks

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:40 PM

UPDATED Gab Valenciano Noel Cabangon Chito Miranda weigh in on Duterte s remarks about an Australian woman who was raped and killed in 1989

MIXED REACTIONS. Chito Miranda, Monique Wilson, and Richard Poon react to Rodrigo Duterte's remarks about rape. Screengrabs from Instagram/little_lulu___, Facebook/rpmusic, Richard Poon photo by Manman DeJeto/Rappler

Dear Duterte supporter: Learn to say, “Yes, with reservations"

Mar 14, 2016 - 3:46 PM

It’s your job as his supporter to keep him and his power in check

Gab Valenciano on Manny Pacquiao, same-sex unions

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Gab asks people to forgive Manny for his comments on same sex unions He also airs his own stance on same sex unions

GAB VALENCIANO. The artist voices out his views on Manny Pacquiao's statement on same-sex unions. Screengrab from Instagram/gabvalenciano

12 showbiz controversies of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Kris Aquino Jessy Mendiola and Gab Valenciano among others had people buzzing this year

Photos from Instagram/withlovekrisaquino/senorita_jessy, John Lloyd photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment, Robin Padilla photo by  Rob Reyes/Rappler

2015: Celebrity weddings and proposals

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista are among the many celebrity couples who got hitched or engaged this 2015

PH stars react to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's win

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Ruffa Gutierrez Maxene Magalona Gab Valenciano and more react to Pia s Miss Universe 2015 win

LOCAL CELEBS. Pauleen Luna, Piolo Pascual, and Ruffa Guttierrez are just some of the celebrities who have posted on social media about Pia Wurtzbach's Miss Universe win. Screengrab from Instagram/pauleenluna, Photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Gary Valenciano reacts to criticism against son Gab

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Isang mensahe ko sa sino mang mananalo sa susunod na eleksyon isipin nyo ang pamilyang Pilipino Gary says

Paolo Valenciano defends brother Gab from bashers on Duterte posts

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:37 PM

I don t share my brother s opinions but I must stand up for my family writes Paolo

PAOLO VALENCIANO. Paolo defends his brother, Gab, after bashers attack Gab and his wife over comments on Rodrigo Duterte. Screengrab from Instagram/paolovalenciano