Arts + Culture

Previews of upcoming super movies: Captain Marvel and Joker in 2019

Comic book and superhero fans around the world are pumped after the trailer to Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" and photo previews of Joaquin Phoenix...

Why Kelsey Merritt’s features are not the basis of her national identity

Kelsey Merritt becoming the first Filipino model of Victoria Secret is being questioned on social media over her national identity because of her "mestiza"...

The real deal with 34 Filipinos arrested for disrespecting Philippine Anthem

The arrest of 34 moviegoers in Batangas for allegedly disrespecting the Philippine National Anthem has renewed interest and sparked debate on the Republic Act...

Fashion + Beauty

Maine Mendoza and an international makeup brand’s big reveal

Filipinas are excited over Maine Mendoza's lipstick collaboration with MAC Cosmetics using the hashtag "#MainedcmMacMakerLaunch" on social media. The international makeup brand recently announced the lipstick's launch...

Catriona Gray’s runway walk in New York subject of witty praises from fans

Filipinos had a new form of expressing pride when Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray walked the runway for designer brand Sherri Hill during the...

Beauty vlogger Michelle Dy in hot water again over ‘skin-shaming’ post

Filipino vlogger Michelle Dy’s recent social media posts had triggered old feuds against fellow YouTubers and earned the ire of international beauty influencers. The latest...


Youth + Career

Killing of DOTA player Joshua Laxamana in ‘police shootout’ sparks outcry

Human rights groups and advocates are crying out against the fatal shooting of 17-year old Joshua Laxamana, who was shot during an alleged shootout...

Fans of hit cartoon series ‘Adventure Time’ bid farewell after series finale

Cartoon fans and kids at heart are bidding farewell to Cartoon Network series' Adventure Time, which won acclaim for its groundbreaking animation, intricate world-building...

Gone too soon: Table tennis heroine Ian Lariba succumbs to leukemia at 23

The Philippines' sports community woke up to news of the passing of Olympic table tennis player Ian Lariba, whose masterful career inspired athletes to...


BENGALURU - A dip in rice export prices as the rupee plunged failed to stoke fresh demand for the Indian variety this week, but potential orders from the Philippines and elsewhere could provide fresh impetus to markets in Thailand and Vietnam. In...

‘Chef of the century’, France’s Joel Robuchon, dead at 73

PARIS— Chef Joel Robuchon, who at one point had earned more than 30 Michelin stars across nearly two dozen restaurants on three continents, died on Monday at his...

Sec. Romulo-Puyat acknowledges ‘Boracay wishlist’ of Lourd de Veyra

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has cordially acknowledged the open letter to her written by broadcaster, writer and musician Lourd de Veyra. The letter has expounded...

Why people are excited about an American fast food’s Philippines opening

What's all the fuss about a fast food joint's opening? One explanation: Filipinos' love for American food goes back centuries.


Why people don’t ‘wait behind yellow lines’ at airport baggage carousels

Bianca Gonzalez-Intal expressed her disappointment when she witnessed people disobeying the rules in an airport baggage claiming area where they have to wait behind...

How to ensure rights of airline passengers are upheld in case of delays, cancellations

The runway mishap involving a Boeing 737-8000 plane owned by Xiamen Airlines and subsequent recovery flights caused one of the biggest pileup of stranded...

On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

BANGKOK — For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and...

Family + Faith



Mulan now has a face IRL and Filipino fans are stoked!

Disney bared that Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in the live-action remake of the 1998 classic film of the same name and got everyone excited.

Filipino hip-hop fans are looking forward to ‘The Weeknd’

Canadian artist The Weeknd is coming to Manila and fans are in jubilation as another big name in the hip-hop world sets his sights...

New DC movie trailers of Aquaman, Shazam! fires up comic book fans

Teasers of DC Films' adaptations of two hit DC Comics characters have set fans abuzz. The trailers' warm reception has sparked hope that DC Comics...

Home + Garden

Lonely at Valentine’s? Philippines offers pet lovers dates with dogs

A Manila rescue center plays cupid by putting on candle-lit dinners to try to match homeless mutts with dog lovers.

From tattoos to bamboo motorbikes: 10 design-forward presentations at the 66th Manila FAME

Tradition meets contemporary at the ongoing Manila FAME at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, October 20 to 22.

Eastwood City hosts 12th annual Pet Blessing on October 1

Celebrates the Feast Da of St. Francis of Assisi with your furry kids.