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Don't put masks on animals – PETA

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:32 AM

The masks can cause breathing difficulties

DON'T DO THIS. A man takes photos of dogs wearing masks in a stroller in Shanghai on February 19, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Shocking' animal welfare violations uncovered at U.S. government labs

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:05 AM

In one incident, a dog sustains skin burns from an electric blanket used because the procedure room was too cold

DOGS. Border Collies Miley and Tiara are pictured during a touchscreen experiment at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna on February 26, 2018. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

Dogs rescued from Taal eruption going to foster homes – PETA

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:05 PM

At least 132 animals are rescued by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals amid the Taal Volcano eruption

Kahit na sinag: 'The Kundiman Party' in these interesting times

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Floy Quintos’ play is, at its heart, a story about art

SING, REMEMBER, RESIST. Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Boo Gabunada take the stage in 'The Kundiman Party.' Photo from The Kundiman Party at the PETA Theater Facebook page

PETA Theater to host a week of improv goodness

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Manila Improv Festival will be the premier event of its kind in Asia

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

Nov 04, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Disputes erupt after the tiger's killing as media reports say it was shot in Yavatmal forest with no attempt to tranquilize her

MAN-EATING. Controversy erupted November 3, 2018 over the killing of a man-eating tiger in India that had claimed 13 victims in two years but may have been illegally killed herself. AFP file photo  AFP

PETA theater goes political for its 51st season

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Stage of the Nation campaign bridges art and politics

From Twitter to theater: When artists get political

May 26, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Whether through their public platforms or their craft, artists do not shy away from political matters

'Changing Partners' goes straight for the heart

May 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The story returns to the stage after being adapted on screen last year

CHANGING PARTNERS. Anna Luna and Jojit Lorenzo share a scene in the play. All photos courtesy of Changing Partners

U.S. court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a US-based animal rights group, filed a suit on behalf of Naruto the macaque monkey, claiming the photographer had infringed Naruto's copyright since the monkey had taken the picture himself

NARUTO THE MONKEY. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California.

It's official: monkey doesn't own selfie copyright – US court

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The court rules that Naruto the monkey doesn't own the copyright to his selfie taken in 2011 as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims

FAMOUS PRIMATE. The viral selfie taken by a macaque monkey using the smart phone of nature photographer David J. Slater and which became the subject of a complicated copyright lawsuit is displayed at the Museum of Selfies, in Glendale, California, March 29, 2018. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

WATCH: 20 Questions with Eugene Domingo

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The 'Night Mother' actress talks about theater, her love life, and what she thinks of when she heard the word, 'hope'

EUGENE DOMINGO. The actress stars in PETA's production of 'Night Mother.' Rappler Screenshot

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: This museum shows the horrors of being a woman

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:28 PM

This 'experiential museum' hopes to make its visitors reflect on what they can do as individuals to fight violence against women (VAW)

'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado

Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

A Game of Trolls: A martial law musical for millennials

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:03 PM

The play is PETA s effort to start a conversation on Martial Law

A GAME OF TROLLS. The play features a young cast, many of whom are millennials themselves. Photo from

'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Dinklage warns about husky craze

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Peter who plays Tyrion Lannister on the HBO show tells fans to stop buying huskies just because of their similarity to direwolves

Api yang tak pernah padam di rumah pengasingan Rengasdengklok

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Rumah Sejarah Rengasdengklok menjadi saksi Bung Karno dan Bung Hatta menyusun konsep proklamasi Bagaimana kondisinya saat ini?

Altar di ruang tamu Rumah Sejarah  Rengasdengklok yang terdapat foto pemilik rumah, Djiauw Kie Siong, beserta Bung Karno dan Bung Hatta. Foto oleh Ryan Rene/Rappler

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Perbarui peta, Indonesia sematkan nama Laut Natuna Utara

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Peta Indonesia diperbarui sebagai akibat dari perundingan batas wilayah dengan negara tetangga

DIPERBARUI. Kemenko Kemaritiman menulis nama 'Laut Natuna Utara' di wilayah perbatasan perairan antara Indonesia dengan Vietnam. Foto oleh Muhammad Harvan/Rappler

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

PETA celebrates 50th year, looks forward to the future

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association remains true to its activist roots

WATCH: 50 years of creative evolution and struggle at PETA

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The two and a half hour concert delivered 17 head spinning heart swelling musical numbers from 540 plays

'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

A video obtain by TMZ shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water

Ringling Bros. circus closing show after 146 years

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Company executives cited high operating costs and declining ticket sales after the traveling American circus retired its popular elephants as reasons

'GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH' This file photo taken on March 19, 2015 shows a circus performer hanging upside down during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Love among the ruins: 'The Tempest Reimagined'

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:44 PM

The Tempest Reimagined is inspired by real life stories from survivors of super typhoon Yolanda It takes the story of Shakespeare s classic and shakes it up with a localized point of view distinctly relevant to audiences today

John Moran as Caliban. Photo courtesy of PETA

Pemerintah umumkan paket kebijakan ke-14 tentang ‘roadmap e-commerce’

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Paket kebijakan ke 14 tentang e commerce diharapkan mampu mendorong perluasan dan peningkatan kegiatan ekonomi masyarakat

Menko Perekonomian Darmin Nasution (tengah) memberi penjelasan terkait Paket Kebijakan ke-14, pada 10 November 2016. Foto dari

Hermès hit by ostrich farm cruelty claims

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The French fashion house is hit with claims of animal cruelty at a South African ostrich farm which allegedly supplies skins that is used in its luxury handbags

ANIMAL CRUELTY? Hermes is hit with claims of cruelty at an ostrich farm that allegedly supplies skins used in its luxury handbags, the second such allegations in a year. It was previously thrust into the spotlight last year by a PETA film exposing maltreatment of crocodiles and alligators. In this file photo, activists with PETA protest the treatment of alligators and crocodiles outside a San Francisco Hermes retail store in 2015. File photo by John G Mabanglo/EPA

Lokasi wisata dan kuliner di Yogyakarta dalam film AADC 2

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:49 PM

AADC 2 mengambil lokasi syuting di Yogyakarta yang kaya akan obyek wisata alam dan kuliner

AADC 2. Peta wisata dan kuliner di Yogyakarta dalam film 'Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2'.

'3 Stars and a Sun': Dystopian sci-fi told through Francis M songs

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:17 PM

A look at the Philippine Educational Theater Association s 3 Stars and a Sun a musicale set to music by the late rapper Francis Magalona

Paolo Valenciano as Chino, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Grand Vidame Inky, and Giannina Ocampo as Dianne.

Kenali motif batikmu dari apps Peta Batik

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Tak cuma mengenali motif batik apps ini juga bisa menggambarkan kekerabatan batik di tanah air

Filipinos slam offensive Toronto story on Pinoy food

Aug 26, 2015 - 2:45 PM

One Filipino letter sender says The writer Rosemary Counter unfairly framed the article by highlighting each dish’s ick factor

Hermes to probe, punish 'cruelty' to crocs used for handbags

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:11 PM

The probe comes after Jane Birkin asked Hermes to remove her name from the iconic crocodile skin Birkin handbag

HERMES. The fashion house probes into the accusation that their iconic crocodile skin Birkin handbag is cause for animal cruelty

PETA to showcase social enterprise's feat in Manila show

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Press release: Renowned theater group PETA partners with Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc to showcase the organization s social enterprise work for the past two decades

Manila Improv Fest 2015 set on July 2-12

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Are you up for some SPIT Silly People’s Improv Theatre ?

Escaped circus elephant kills German man

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:09 AM

The old man was talking his usual morning walk when he was attacked by the loose elephant

Law, debate needed to end corporal punishment in PH homes

May 23, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Despite the global movement to end all corporal punishment of children the Philippines still remains among the many countries that do not ban it at home

Foie gras back on menu in California

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:50 AM

What do you think of this controversial ruling?

Tiger or tabby? France scales down cat hunt

Nov 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM

It s between a domestic cat and a bigger feline says an official from the national hunting and wildlife office ONCFS

ON THE LOOSE. A picture taken by a passerby shows a tiger on the loose walking in Montevrain, east of Paris, on November 13, 2014. Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris on November 13 after a local resident spotted the fearsome animal in a car park and sounded the alert, authorities said. File photo courtesy of Julie Berdeaux/AFP

Tiger still on the loose near Paris

Nov 14, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A local woman sounded the alarm the morning of the previous day after spotting the fearsome animal in a supermarket car park in the town of Montevrain – just a stone s throw from Disneyland Paris

PETA declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - 10:45 PM

A replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables was unveiled by actor Alan Cumming

'VEGAN MANHATTAN'. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) activists carry a Manhattan skyline replica carved entirely from vegetables to present to City Council members on the steps of the City Hall in New York on September 17, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

Reward offered for 'sadistic' killer of Grand Canyon squirrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 8:07 PM

A video was posted on YouTube of a shirtless man kicking the squirrel which has since been removed

Rak of Aegis: a rock-musical inspired by Filipino resilience

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association opens “Rak of Aegis” Friday a rock musical inspired by the Filipino resilience during times of adversity

Rising above the flood: 'Rak of Aegis' the musical

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:22 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association stages a compelling story woven from torch songs

RAK OF AEGIS. A comedy-musical featuring heart-rending torch songs of local jukebox rock queens Aegis.

VIDEO: Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros now a musical

Nov 26, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Multi awarded film Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros is now a musical featuring 30 original Filipino songs