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WATCH: Aling Marie attends grand mañanita on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:51 PM

She first gained popularity because of her viral video calling out President Duterte's diehard supporters

Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protests

May 31, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The stars take to the streets as they call for justice for justice for George Floyd

WATCH: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's 'Rain on Me' video

May 23, 2020 - 2:33 PM

The song is the second single of Lady Gaga's upcoming album 'Chromatica'

QUEENS. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga appear in the music video for their collaboration, 'Rain on Me.' Screenshot from

LISTEN: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande release 'Rain on Me'

May 22, 2020 - 2:01 PM

'Now when I cry instead of fighting it I say 'I'm ready rain on me,'' Lady Gaga tweets

COLLABORATION. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande come together to release 'Rain on Me.' Image courtesy of Universal Music

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber drop new track for coronavirus charity

May 09, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Proceeds from 'Stuck With U,' the duo's new ode to those in isolation with loved ones, will help provide grants and scholarships to the children of frontline workers fighting the coronavirus

Filipino crew member of Grand Princess cruise ship dies of COVID-19

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:05 PM

‘We salute him for his dedication to his job and for the sacrifices that he had made for his family,’ says the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

QUARANTINED SHIP. The MV Grand Princess cruise ship. Handout photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

'Test us first': Crew of virus-hit ship wary of going home as quarantine ends March 29

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:05 AM

Quarantined Filipino crew of virus-hit Grand Princess cruise ship say they need tests more than politicians and their families

'TEST US FIRST'. Filipino crew of virus-hit Grand Princess asks the Philippine government to test all of them before they are sent home to their families

Filipino-made RPG ‘Grand Guilds’ out now

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Works such as 'Final Fantasy XIII' and 'Adventure Time' serve as eureka moments for developer Justin Villegas

GRAND GUILDS. Photo from Kickstarter/Grand Guilds

444 Filipinos from Grand Princess cruise ship now back in PH

Mar 16, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The repatriates will be quarantined at the Athletes' Village in New Clark City for 14 days to check for possible novel coronavirus infection

BACK HOME. A total of 444 Filipinos from the quarantined ship MV Grand Princess arrive at the Clark Airbase in Pampanga early Monday morning, March 16. Photo from the Department of Foreign Affairs

444 Filipinos in Grand Princess cruise ship to come home

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) 438 crew members and 6 passengers will be repatriated from the ship currently quarantined in Oakland, California in the US due to the coronavirus

COMING HOME. 444 Filipinos in the quarantined cruise ship Grand Princess in Oakland, California, will be repatriated to the Philippines. Screenshot from DFA video

Formula One in turmoil as season-opening Australian Grand Prix canceled

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:18 PM

More Formula One races are feared to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic

CANCELED. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was supposed to see action in the Australian Grand Prix. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

6 Filipinos infected with coronavirus on cruise ship in U.S.

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:54 PM

A Department of Health official confirms 6 Filipinos aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE. The Grand Princess cruise ship will dock in Oakland, California, where more of tis 3,533 passengers will be tested for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Handout photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

1st passengers leave virus-hit cruise ship at California port

Mar 10, 2020 - 8:25 AM

Passengers gathered on balconies were 'whooping and waving at dock workers onshore' as the ship drew into port, says one of those onboard

VIRUS-HIT. P&O's 'Grand Princess' is one of the biggest world cruise liners in the world. Photo by Interpress/AFP

Coronavirus-hit Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland

Mar 08, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The vessel will begin disembarking guests in need of 'acute medical treatment and hospitalization' from Monday, March 9, says the Princess Cruises tour company

GRAND PRINCESS. This file handout photo shows the Grand Princess cruise ship during a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020. File photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

21 on stranded U.S. cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:01 AM

Vice President Mike Pence says 19 crew members and 2 passengers test positive for the coronavirus

GRAND PRINCESS. In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 This handout photo taken and released by Carolyn Wright shows the Grand Princess cruise ship during a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020. Handout photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

Top Iraq cleric's sermon canceled over virus, a first since 2003

Mar 06, 2020 - 11:39 PM

Religious authorities have already closed the shrine of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, where the sermon is usually delivered, to mitigate the risk of contagion

IMAM HUSSEIN SHRINE. This file photo taken on September 11, 2019 shows a view of the facade of the Bab al-Raja gate of the courtyard of the Imam Hussein shrine in the central Iraqi holy city of Karbala. File photo by Mohammed Sawaf/AFP

U.S. tests stranded cruise ship passengers for coronavirus

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:28 PM

The California National Guard says it has flown test kits to the Grand Princess and the findings are expected to be announced Friday

STRANDED. This handout photo taken and released by Carolyn Wright shows the Grand Princess cruise ship during a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020.  Handout/Carolyn Wright/AFP

California coronavirus crisis as cruise ship held

Mar 05, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Thousands traveling aboard the Grand Princess – the same cruise ship on which California's first victim was thought to have contracted the virus – are held offshore

VIRUS-HIT. In this file photo One of the biggest world cruise liners in the world, P&O's 'Grand Princess' stays on dock in St Petersburg port, 24 May 2004. Photo by stinger/Interpress/AFP

17 special hotel buffets perfect for every occasion

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:19 PM

Buffets for any occasion!

Photo from Conrad Manila's Facebook Page

First U.N. 'mercy flight' leaves Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:42 PM

'This is the first of what we hope will be a number of flights in the medical air bridge,' says UN Resident Coordinator for Yemen Lise Grande

'MERCY FLIGHT.' In this file photo, Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, speaks to the press upon her arrival at the Sanaa international airport on March 12, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

No retirement plans for Federer: 'I can still win Slams'

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:30 PM

At 38, Roger Federer believes he can still add to his record 20 Grand Slam titles

Photo by William West/AFP

Aya Abesamis assumes Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2019 title

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Aya takes over after Samantha Lo's resignation

Show of faith: Devotees thank Sto Niño for answered prayers during Sinulog 2020

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Many devotees share why they go to great lengths to show their devotion to the Sto Nino in this #StoryOfTheNation campaign

Photos from Eiver Villegas, Jap Illumine, Josh Falmonte, Sebastian Tan, Gerard Jamora and Josh Almonte.

IN PHOTOS: Stars join the 2020 Sinulog Grand Parade

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Check out the stars who joined the festivities!

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:26 AM

You can watch the livestream of the Sinulog Grand Parade here beginning at 9 am on Sunday, January 19

GRAND PARADE. The 2020 Sinulog Grand Parade is on Sunday, January 19. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Taylor Swift leads Forbes’ 2019 list of top-earning musicians

Dec 07, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Rapper Kanye West is a close second, while K-pop sensation BTS enter the list for the first time

HIGHEST EARNING. Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 2019 American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November 2019. The pop star recently topped Forbes' list of highest-earning musicians in 2019. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp/AFP

Samantha Lo 'signs off' as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:25 PM

'I'm off to my new path,' says Samantha

Tsitsipas aims for 1st Grand Slam title after ATP finals triumph

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:46 AM

'I believe I'm really close to being crowned a Grand Slam champion,' says Stefanos Tsitsipas

NEW ERA? Stefanos Tsitsipas believes that a new generation of tennis players can conquer the Grand Slams. Photo from ATP Tour Twitter

Facebook grilled at international committee on disinformation

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Facebook's vice president of content policy, Monika Bickert, answers questions on political ads, ad targeting, and the recent open letter made by employees

MONIKA BICKERT. Facebook's vice president of content policy appears before the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News, November 7, 2019. Screenshot from livestream

Billie Eilish wins best song at MTV Europe Music Awards, disappointment for Ariana Grande

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is honored with the 'Rock Icon' award

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Billie Eilish, wearing Gucci, attends the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for LACMA/AFP

Samantha Lo thanks family, supporters: I am the product of your butterfly effect

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'I want to say thank you for your love and compassion, you have inspired me to keep fighting. I am the product of your butterfly effect'

IN PHOTOS: Samantha Lo's Miss Grand International 2019 journey

Oct 26, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Samantha may have not won but she fought until the end

Samantha Lo ends journey in Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Samantha fails to make it to the top 20

LOOK: Samantha Lo's preliminary performance at Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Samantha showcases her Maria Clara walk during the preliminary competition

What you need to know about the Miss Grand International pageant

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Thai-based pageant has been making noise — both good and bad

LOOK: Samantha Lo's national costume for Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Samantha's costume is designed by Edwin Uy

Binibining Pilipinas denies not helping Samantha Lo in travel debacle

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:46 PM

BPCI says the parents of the Miss Grand International 2019 bet secured her Philippine passport through a 'fixer'

Catriona Gray, Binibining Pilipinas queens cheer on Samantha Lo

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:41 PM

'Rise above all! And represent our country with pride!' Catriona tells Samantha

Chen glides to third straight Skate America crown

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:09 PM

World champion Nathan Chen dazzles in a crowd-pleasing 'Rocket Man' number to seal the gold

STRENGTH AND GRACE. Nathan Chen dominates the first event of the international skating Grand Prix series. File photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Samantha Lo: I hope to bring home crown, glory to the Philippines and our people

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:41 AM

'Despite what happened last week and the trauma that came with it, I have moved forward and pursued this journey,' says Samantha, who finally arrived in Venezuela

DFA says Samantha Lo has no record in PH passport database

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:29 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it received reports that the beauty queen 'was unable to continue her journey to Caracas due to alleged issues with her passport'

Top Iraq cleric says government responsible for protest deaths

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani gives authorities 'two weeks' to release the findings of an investigation into the more than 100 deaths recorded during the protests since October 1

PROTEST. This file photo shows smoke rising from burning tires during a demonstration against corruption and lack of basic services in Baghdad's al-Shaab neighborhood on October 2, 2019. File photo by Salam Faraj/AFP

Terror probe after mass stabbing at UK shopping center

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) Police say the man in his 40s was 'lunging and attacking people' with a large knife in the Arndale shopping center

Baron, Macandili bag ASEAN volleyball awards

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Former La Salle stalwarts Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili cop individual honors in the ASEAN Grand Prix

PRIDE. Majoy Baron (back row, right) wins another Best Blocker award while Dawn Macandili (back row, third from left) clinches the Best Libero award. Photo release

PH volleyball team bows to Indonesia, settles for 3rd

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:59 PM

The national women’s volleyball team fields a complete lineup yet still falls short against Indonesia

Shorthanded PH volleyball team folds to powerhouse Thailand

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Playing minus 4 key players, the Philippines bows to first-leg winner Thailand in straight sets

ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

Alyssa Valdez back in top form for national team

Oct 04, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After recovering from an ankle injury, Alyssa Valdez quickly powers the Philippine women’s volleyball team

TEAM EFFORT. Alyssa Valdez says the entire team stepped up at the start of the Philippines’ second-leg campaign. File photo

Valdez returns as PH repeats over Vietnam in ASEAN Grand Prix

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The returning Alyssa Valdez shines as the Philippine women's volleyball team completes a sweep of Vietnam

GRAND RETURN. Alyssa Valdez returns from injury to lead the national team over Vietnam. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Samantha Lo on Miss Grand International 2019 pageant: I'm going to bring that crown home

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:27 PM

'Win or lose, I'm going to just give you the best show you've ever seen,' says Samantha

Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram