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CLOY's Son Ye-jin, Parasite's Lee Sun-gyun in talks for Hollywood movie

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:58 PM

The two actors are in talks to star in a movie, set in the future, about a nation divided by a border

HOLLYWOOD DEBUT? The 'Crash Landing On You' actress is in talks to star in a Hollywood production. Photo from Son Ye-jin's Instagram

South Korea police apologizes over botched serial killer case

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:38 PM

At the time a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilized to try to find the killer, investigating some 21,000 individuals and comparing the fingerprints of around 20,000 more without success

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Singapore PM's brother joins opposition before polls

Jun 24, 2020 - 8:36 PM

Lee Hsien Yang is locked in a long-running row with his sibling, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, over the legacy of their father, Singapore's late founding leader Lee Kwan Yew

FAMILY FEUD. Lee Hsien Yang, younger brother of Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

'Like water in the desert': Evanescence's Amy Lee on making music and 'The Bitter Truth'

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The record is their first studio album in 9 years

EVANESCENCE. The Grammy Award-winning rock band is set to release a new album in 2020. Photo by PR Brown via Sony Music

Samsung heir avoids arrest over controversial merger

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Court says there is not sufficient probable cause in case involving price manipulation and illegal trading during 2015 merger of Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T

SAMSUNG. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP


Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jae-wook, Hong Seung-hee join cast of upcoming K-drama 'Move to Heaven'

Jun 04, 2020 - 2:52 PM

The series tells the story of a young man with Asperger's syndrome and his guardian, who works as trauma cleaners clearing out the possessions left behind by the dead

NEW CAST. Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jae-wook, and Hong Seung-hee join the cast for the upcoming K-drama 'Move to Heaven.' Photos courtesy of Netflix

MMA's Angela Lee slams online bullying after TV star's death

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:29 PM

'I don't understand why people feel the need to spread negativity and ill wishes to another person, whom they have never even met,' says Lee

STOP CYBERBULLYING. Angela Lee shares her thoughts on cyberbullying that became the reason for Hana Kimura's death. Photo from Angela Lee's Instagram

Lee Dong-gun, Jo Yoon-hee file for divorce

May 28, 2020 - 1:11 PM

The South Korean celebrity couple officially part ways after 3 years of marriage

Rival camps clash in chaotic Hong Kong legislature

May 08, 2020 - 4:44 PM

Friday's clashes are sparked by a row over who gets to control the House Committee, which scrutinizes bills before they go to the floor and has been without a committee leader since October

LEGISLATURE TROUBLES. Pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu Hoi-dick (top C) shouts at security trying to restrain him after pro-Beijing lawmaker Starry Lee (not seen) sat in the chairperson's seat before a key committee meeting at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on May 8, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Samsung heir apologizes over corruption scandal

May 06, 2020 - 3:09 PM

'Our technology and products are being hailed as first-class but the public gaze towards Samsung still remains harsh,' Lee Jae-yong says. 'This is my fault. I apologize.'

APOLOGIZING. Vice-Chairman of Samsung Electronics Lee Jae-yong speaks during a news conference in Seoul on May 6, 2020. Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/AFP

Hong Kong activists arrested over last year's democracy rallies

Apr 18, 2020 - 3:44 PM

Among those arrested is media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of anti-establishment tabloid Apple Daily

Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai (C) leaves the Kowloon City police station in Hong Kong on February 28, 2020, after being arrested on the suspicion of taking part in an unauthorised assembly on August 31 last year. Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a high profile critic of Beijing, was arrested on February 28 for taking part in last year's pro-democracy protests that rocked the city for seven months.  ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

Lee Min-ho is back! What to expect from Netflix's 'The King: Eternal Monarch'

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Netflix's new K-drama marks the return of Lee Min Ho and Goblin's Kim Go-Eun

COMEBACK. Actor Lee Min-ho makes his grand comeback in Netflix's The King: Eternal Monarch after a three-year hiatus. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Singapore to close most workplaces, shift to online classes

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:26 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The spirit of these measures is to get all of us to minimize physical contact,' says Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

SINGAPORE. Visitors walk along a walkway at Marina Bay in Singapore on February 18, 2020. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Ricky Lee to hold free online writing workshops during Luzon lockdown

Mar 22, 2020 - 8:37 PM

The free online workshops are scheduled on April 8, 15, and 22

RICKY LEE. The veteran screenwriter will be holding free online workshops. Rappler Screenshot

Singapore leader rules out lockdown amid coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:00 PM

'We cannot completely shut ourselves off from the world,' says Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

SINGAPORE LEADER. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers his second national address on the novel coronavirus on March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of Singapore Prime Minister's Office

Lee Jung-jae and Park Hae-soo to star in upcoming series ‘Round Six’

Mar 12, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The series will be released globally on Netflix

ROUND SIX. Lee Jun-jae and Park Hae-soo are leading the cast of the upcoming series. Photos courtesy of ARTISTCOMPANY, BH Entertainment

South Korean sect leader apologizes over coronavirus spread

Mar 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Shincheonji head Lee Man-hee's plea for forgiveness comes after Seoul city authorities file a murder complaint against him for failing to cooperate in containing the epidemic

APOLOGIES. Lee Man-hee, leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, bows during a press conference at a facility of the church in Gapyeong on March 2, 2020. Photo by AFP

Seoul seeks murder charges against sect founder over coronavirus

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The Shincheonji Church of Jesus is accused of submitting false lists of its members to authorities

CHURCH. South Korean health officials are wearing protective suits and spraying disinfectant in front of the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. Photo care of Daegu Metropolitan City Namgu/AFP

Singapore leaders take pay cut, give health workers bonus amid coronavirus

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the one-month pay cut is meant ‘to show solidarity at this trying time’

PAY CUT. Screen grab of  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reassuring Singaporeans. YouTube screengrab

Bacolod City CIDG chief arrested for extortion

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) Major Melvin Madrona, who was arrested in an entrapment operation in a cockpit, is accused of demanding P5,000 weekly 'protection money' from the owners of a KTV bar in Bacolod City

ARRESTED. A mugshot of Bacolod City CIDG chief Major Melvin Madrona following his arrest for extortion on February 27, 2020. Photo courtesy of PNP PIO

'Running Man' star Lee Kwang-soo injured in car accident

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:14 AM

The South Korean actor will be taking a break from all scheduled activities

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first main female anchor

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Lee So-jeong, news anchor of South Korea's national public broadcaster 'News 9' bulletin, breaks a decades-old boys' club in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated

This picture taken on February 6, 2020 shows South Korean news anchor Lee So-jeong attending a rehearsal of a primetime newscast at KBS, South Korea's national public broadcaster, in Seoul. Five times a week, Lee So-jeong is beamed into living rooms across the country leading its "News 9" bulletin, after she shattered a decades-old glass ceiling in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

LOOK: Spike Lee honors Kobe Bryant at Oscars 2020

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The filmmaker turns up at the awards wearing a purple and yellow suit in tribute to the late basketball legend

TRIBUTE. Director Spike Lee wears an ensemble to honor the memory of Kobe Bryant at the 2020 Oscars on February 9. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Spike Lee to be first black president of Cannes film festival jury

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The 'BlacKkKlansman' director is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival

FALSE: Lee Kuan Yew 'quote' saying 'PH media are master of intrigues'

Dec 28, 2019 - 1:05 PM

The former Singapore prime minister said something different about the Philippine media

Bruce Lee’s daughter sues fast food chain for using father's image

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Shannon Lee's Bruce Lee Enterprises accuses restaurant chain Kungfu Catering Management of using her father's image for 15 years in a logo without paying intellectual property rights

People walk past the restaurant Real Kung Fu, or Zhen Gongfu in Mandarin, run by fast food chain Kungfu Catering Management, in Beijing on December 26, 2019. - Shannon Lee's Bruce Lee Enterprises is suing restaurant chain Kungfu Catering Management of having used her late father's image for 15 years in a logo without paying intellectual property rights. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

Samsung apologizes after chairman jailed for union sabotage

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Chairman Lee Sang-hoon and executive vice president Kang Kyung-hoon are both jailed for 18 months for leading a wide-ranging operation to deter staff at Samsung's customer service unit from operating a union

SAMSUNG APOLOGIZES. A man walks past the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 31, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Meryll Soriano, Suzette Ranillo, and Ricky Lee on 'Culion'

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The film is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

[OPINION] My fight is their fight: Stand with human rights defenders under attack

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'The attempt on my life did not succeed, nor has it scared me off, as was the intention'

Human rights activist Brandon Lee now recovering in U.S.

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:21 PM

The Chinese-American, who was seriously injured after he was ambushed in front of his house in Ifugao, appears in a video and says 'Laban!'

'LABAN.' BAYAN USA uploads a video greeting from Brandon Lee on Internationl Human Rights Day. Screenshot from BAYAN USA YouTube video

Tim Berners-Lee: web inventor's plan to save the internet is admirable, but doomed to fail

Nov 30, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Is the world doomed to endure a 'digital dystopia,' or could Berners-Lee’s plan ensure the internet remains a common good?

TIM BERNERS-LEE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Web inventor Berners-Lee launches plan to stop internet abuse

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'If we don't act now – and act together – to prevent the web being misused by those who want to exploit, divide and undermine, we are at risk of squandering' its potential for good, Tim Berners-Lee says

STOPPING INTERNET ABUSE. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech during an event marking 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

American human rights volunteer shot in Cordillera back in the U.S.

Oct 28, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Brandon Lee is airlifted to San Francisco, California for his safety and further treatment

Photo from Brandon Lee's Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Lee Seung-gi finally meets PH Airens in Manila fan meet

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The first memory is really just the perfect memory. I'm so happy that I was able to make it with my Filipino fans,' Lee Seung-gi says during the Manila stop of his Asia fan meeting tour

SEUNG-GI'S VOYAGE. Korean actor Lee Seung-gi greets his Filipino fans for the first time. All photos courtesy of CDM Entertainment

Supreme Court to hear sentencing case for 'Washington sniper'

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether a life sentence was appropriate and constitutional for Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shooting

LEE BOYD MALVO. In this file photo taken on December 4, 2002 then sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo leaves a pre-trial hearing at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Fairfax, Virginia. File photo by Luke Frazza/AFP

FALSE: Lee Kuan Yew's 'quote' on PH democracy

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Lee Kuan Yew never said the words attributed to him

15 years after debut, Korean actor Lee Seung-gi is ready for more

Oct 12, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The 'Vagabond' actor talks about his dream roles, his most memorable role so far, and what he looks for when choosing acting projects

LEE SEUNG-GI. The Korean actor is in Manila for his first fan meeting in the country. Photo by Gracia Lualhati/Rappler

Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:03 AM

A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth

PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Photo from PBA Images

4 reasons why we love Lee Seung-gi

Oct 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

How do we love Lee Seung-gi? Let us count the ways.

LEE SEUNG-GI. Korean actor Lee Seung-gi is still at the top of his game. Photo from Lee Seung-gi's Instagram account

'We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city': An interview with Martin Lee

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'We’re proving that Beijing’s power is not invincible or inevitable. We’re demonstrating that failure is not falling down but refusing to stand up,' says Martin Lee, affectionately known as the 'grandfather of Hong Kong democracy'

'GRANDFATHER OF HONG KONG DEMOCRACY'. Barrister and former lawmaker Martin Lee speaks following a silent march against what lawyers and members of the election committee's legal sector claim is political persecution by the Secretary for Justice, while demanding an independent inquiry into the anti-extradition law crisis, in Hong Kong on August 7, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Divine Lee, Blake Go welcome daughter Blanca

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Meet Baz's sister Blanca

San Francisco folks raising funds to bring home activist shot in Ifugao

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:13 AM

(UPDATED) Brandon Lee, an American citizen red-tagged by the Philippine military, has survived 8 cardiac arrests and needs to fly to San Francisco for his safety and for better medical treatment

Photo from Brandon Lee's Facebook page

Lee Dong-wook is coming back to Manila

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'Goblin's' Grim Reaper is coming to town!

WELCOME BACK! The 'Grim Reaper' is scheduled to come back to Philippines shores. Screenshot from KTO Manila's Twitter

For Ricky Lee, 'Himala,' the film he wrote during Martial Law, still relevant today

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:29 PM

The screenwriter recalls that he wrote the now-iconic film soon after he was released from prison for being a political activist during Martial Law

RICKY LEE. The writer recalls writing 'Himala' during Martial Law. Rappler Screenshot

Ex-DOH spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy dies

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:02 PM

'Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee Suy was a dedicated public health servant and committed himself to service and excellence in spite of the challenges of his roles at the Department,' says the Department of Health

PUBLIC SERVANT. Assistant Secretary of Health Lyndon Lee Suy died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Photo from Department of Health website

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Ricky Lee on taking 'Himala' from screen to stage

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The veteran screenwriter and playwright talks about telling a well-known story in a new way

RICKY LEE. The veteran screenwriter talks about his famous work, 'Himala.' Rappler Screenshot

Taiwanese man investigated in China over 'state security'

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The investigation against Lee Meng-chu comes amid unrest in Hong Kong and persistent tensions between China and the self-ruled democratic island of Taiwan

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Security guards patrol below surveillance cameras on a corner of Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 6, 2019. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

U.N. rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'She should step up and really speak out for the treatment that the Rohingya had suffered for decades,' says Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar

ON MYANMAR. In this file photo, university professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on January 25, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Serbia coach claims Paul Lee had intention to hurt

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Sasha Djordjevic says he doesn't like dirty players, minutes after Serbia's win over the Philippines where Paul Lee figured in an on-court incident

STILL WINLESS. Paul Lee and Gilas Pilipinas absorb back-to-back lopsided losses in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from fiba.basketball


Singapore PM threatens online editor with libel

Sep 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Singapore is admired worldwide for its economic prosperity, but its leaders are criticized for curbs on civil rights, including using libel suits to silence critics

LEE HSIEN LOONG. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends the opening of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on May 31, 2019. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP