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FALSE: SM MOA has ‘damaged foundation’

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:43 AM

An official statement from the mall management says the foundation of the mall is ‘built on concrete piles that reach the bedrock and will withstand extreme situations’

Moana, Coco banner 2019 Disney On Ice in Manila

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Watch your Disney favorites come to life on ice!

SETTING SAIL. Moana and Maui voyage into this year's Disney On Ice in Manila. Photo from release

SEA Games 2019: Basketball events back at MOA Arena

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the PHISGOC successfully carve out a way to bring the basketball events back to Mall of Asia Arena

DYNASTY. Gilas Pilipinas cops its 18th SEA Games gold in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Games. File photo

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

DOTr borrows buses to provide free rides from MOA to PITX

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The buses are from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard

FREE RIDES. There are free shuttle services from MOA to PITX. Photo from DOTr

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers with "Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration"

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration" will be running at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25 to January 6

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco from the Philippines will be passing on her crown

MISS EARTH 2018. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

IN PHOTOS: Dua Lipa's 2018 Manila show

Sep 15, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The singer says the show was 'incredible'

DUA LIPA. The singer performs at the Mall of Asia arena. Screenshot from

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

Generic image courtesy of Shutterstock

Here's what to expect during KZ Tandingan's biggest concert yet

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:27 PM

KZ will be staging her biggest concert yet at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 22

Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

May 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Aside from Luxe Store at SM Mall of Asia, Duty Free Philippines Corporation will open Landside Store at NAIA Terminal 3 in June

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE of the Luxe Store, which is expected to open at the SM Mall of Asia complex in June 2018. Image courtesy of Duty Free Philippines

'I was blown away': Anne Curtis was all of us during EXO in Manila concert

Apr 29, 2018 - 9:49 AM

"Grabe. Almost 3 hours of non-stop dancing and salute EXO!" tweets Anne

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Mark your calendars, EXO-Ls! The show is on Saturday, April 28!

EXO. Screenshot from

Court acquits 5 accused drug dealers at Closeup concert

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(1st UPDATE) Four months after an initial conviction, a Parañaque court grants the appeal of the accused, scoring the prosecution for their quality of evidence

SENTENCED. The 5 people who sold illegal drugs during the Closeup Forever Summer concert on May 21, 2016 were caught by the NBI a month later. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Unique holiday activities to try with your family

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Shake up your Christmas by starting a new holiday tradition: giving back

'Disney on Ice' returns to Manila with a skating extravaganza

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The perfect Christmas treat for your whole family!

DISNEY ON ICE. The beloved show returns to Manila for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Disney on Ice

ICYMI: German Film Week is happening now!

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:04 PM

German director Markus Goller is in Manila to promote his heart-tugging road trip flick, 'My Brother Simple'

MY BROTHER SIMPLE. Markus Goller directs a film about a man who runs away with his mentally handicapped brother. Screengrab from

ESL and Mineski reveal Manila Masters tournament for May

Feb 17, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Eight of the best teams from around the world will gather in Manila to fight for the lion s share of a 250 000 prize pool

MANILA MASTERS. A new DOTA 2 tournament is in the works. Screen shot from Manila Masters website

Unilever, CloseUp concert organizers face charges over party drug deaths

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The NBI charges them with criminal negligence and violation of the Corporation Code for failing to prevent the entry of party drugs to the event held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds last summer

NOT ENOUGH SECURITY. The National Bureau of Investigation lists down security measures that organizers failed to take to prevent the entry of drugs that killed 5 people in the May 2016 rave party at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Rappler file photo by Manman Dejeto

Permits to carry firearms suspended in Pasay, Parañaque on Miss Universe day

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The suspension order is in effect Sunday January 29 and Monday January 30

SUSPENDED. Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa issues suspension of Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence in Paranaque and Pasay City

ONE Championship announces two Manila dates for 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The leading Asian MMA promotion announces 18 dates for 2017 with others in new markets in the works

ONE Championship will host two events in Manila in 2017, but no further details were released

#TagahatidPasko: A Christmas concert for unsung heroes

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Coca Cola pays tribute to those who have to work over the holidays The broadcast begins 4 pm

'Nobody said it was easy': Netizens shocked by Coldplay ticket prices

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM

How much are you willing to shell out for your music idols? It turns out some fans have their limits

'Disney on Ice' in Manila 2016: 4 things you need to know

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Price points a new location the characters you ll see on ice and more Here s what you need to know about Disney on Ice 2016

Photo courtesy of FleishmanHillard

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

UFC releases ticket prices for second ‘Fight Night Manila’

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Tickets for UFC s second show in Manila will be cheaper on average than the first time around

COMING BACK. The UFC is returning to Manila with a card still to be announced. Graphic from UFC's Instagram

Media coverage made #MMShakeDrill a success – MMDA

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:36 PM

According to MMDA special operations officer Manny Miro the event was already a success before it even started because of the media s wide information dissemination and awareness campaigns

PREPAREDNESS. Metro Manila Shake Drill volunteers and participants walk to the designated safe area after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake simulation. Photo by Katrina Artiage/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Passion and energy at the Manila Major

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Let s share some moments captured by cameras across the various days

THE THRILL OF PLAY. A hearty laugh escapes one pro gamer. Photo by PGL eSports Facebook.

WATCH: Senator Sotto's privilege speech on the Closeup concert deaths

May 31, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Watch the privilege speech on Rappler

NBI: Blackened hearts of 2 Closeup concert casualties 'highly unusual'

May 26, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The hearts of two victims autopsied by the NBI are dark they are very black and they have areas of rupture areas of bleeding resulting to congestion

PARTY GONE BAD. Controversy follows the latest 'Closeup Forever Summer' rave concert after 5 attendees died on May 22, 2016. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

2 concert-goers died due to heart attack – Pasay police

May 23, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The police are looking at 3 possible causes behind the deaths of the 5 victims: drugs heatstroke and poisoning

PARTY GONE BAD. Controversy follows the latest Closeup Forever Summer rave concert after 5 attendees passed away on May 22. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Revelers die in Pasay City concert

May 22, 2016 - 5:47 PM

UPDATED The victims were found unconscious early morning of Sunday May 22 during the Closeup Forever Summer concert at the Mall of Asia concert grounds

File photo from 2014. Rappler

MOA Arena gets high grades from FIBA for Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Manila hosting of the Olympic Qualifiers will be big not only for Philippine basketball but also for Asia as well says FIBA s Asian Competitions Manager

From left: Bernie Atienza, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Domestic Competitions Manager, Yoon Wai Sun, FIBA IT and Asian Competitions Manager, and Ramon Martelino, LOC Deputy Event Coordinator. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

In between Pasay sorties, Binay goes shopping...

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:03 PM

for new pairs of eyeglasses

NEW SPECS. Binay squeezes in some shopping time between his Pasay and Parañaque sorties on February 15. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Meet the 'Unstoppables': Brother-sister MMA duo makes Manila debut

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Submission specialist Angela Lee and debuting Christian Lee will compete at ONE Championship s event at Mall of Asia Arena this Friday

FIGHTING SIBLINGS. Angela (L) and Christian Lee (R) practice in the gym ahead of their fights at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Catch Williams, Nadal and other tennis superstars at the Int'l Premier Tennis League

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:24 AM

PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers are entitled to a discount and the chance to win VIP tickets

International Premier Tennis League returns to Manila

Nov 25, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Icons like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will compete at the Mall of Asia Arena this year

IN PHOTOS: Ariana Grande arrives in Manila

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Ariana is in Manila for her concert on Sunday August 23

LTFRB opens bid for NAIA bus services

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The airport bus service will initially have 2 bus routes to and from the 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Airport buses "should have fixed schedules and off-street stops, low-floor height and adequate luggage space, CCTV cameras, GPS device, free WiFi, and must run on Euro V or clean alternative fuel." Photo from Wikipedia

UFC Fight Night Manila: By the numbers

May 21, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Here are the must know numbers that summarize the UFC s first event in the Philippines

Mark Munoz left his gloves in the middle of the Octagon, but not before scoring his 28th career takedown to land him into the top six all-time in middleweight history. Photo by Josh Albelda

Jetpacks over Dubai, Facebook Instant Articles, Apple Watch | SciTech4u

May 20, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Rappler gets its hand on the Apple Watch That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Manila gears up for UFC Fight Night

May 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The heat is on for the UFC s first fight card in Manila

Ayala Land to build ‘huge’ shopping mall in Parañaque

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The property developer is set to build a shopping complex rivaling Mall of Asia in terms of size

Hillary for US president, Trillanes on Binay bribe, Pacman music video | The wRap

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Hillary Clinton runs for the US presidency Senator Trillanes says the Binays bribed two justices Manny Pacquiao has a new music video

Fire hits two ferry boats near Mall of Asia

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:43 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says the ferry boats sank after being consumed by fire near the SM Mall of Asia

Shop non-stop with SM Mall of Asia’s Big! Big! Summer Sale

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Enjoy big hot deals and discounts from April 15 to 19

Fate of 1st PH subway proposal known late March

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:52 PM

If approved by the NEDA Board the project will be up for bids by the second quarter of 2015 the PPP Center chief says

Light rail or subway?

Mar 03, 2015 - 4:06 PM

A light rail network is easier and cheaper than a subway system says Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan