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Rappler Talk: Why is it important to #HackSociety

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Rappler talks to previous #HackSociety winners Pamela Mejia and Robi del Rosario at 5pm on Friday, October 5

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

#HackSociety 2018: Build Tomorrow

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?

2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

Call for Applications: ChangemakerXchange Indonesia 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Join the upcoming #ChangemakerXchange summit in Indonesia from June 26 to July 1, 2018

UNDP, PBE launch SDG monitoring app

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If you do good, you can do well,' says UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra

PARTNERSHIP. SDGsBizPH app consolidates Sustainable Development Goals stories from the Philippine private sector. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

UNDP, Citi Foundation launch youth innovation program

Dec 15, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Youth Co:Lab aims to catalyze youth innovation towards solving the world’s biggest social challenges

YOUTH COLLABORATION. UNDP launches Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler.com

PH mental health startup wins int'l prize

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler-UNDP #HackSociety 2017 winner AroogaHealth wins at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia

HACKSOCIETY. AroogaHealth awarded as top 3 ASEAN startup at Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia. Photo by Dominique de Leon/Rappler.com

Women Who Code Manila holds ladies' hackathon on November 24

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

From November 24 to 26, Women Who Code Manila will hold its biggest event of the year, designed to boost the confidence women in programming

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

On questions about the #HackSociety 2017 champion

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Innovation is not just about creating something totally new but also building around existing ideas and improving on them.

LawKo named grand champion of #HackSociety 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The winning idea for this year's #HackSociety is LawKo – a social media chatbot that aims to bridge the gap between the Philippines' legal processes and the ordinary Filipino

WINNER. Alex Austria and Keisha Mayuga talked about their project LawKo to the audience of the Social Good Summit last September 17. Photo from Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Social Good Summit 2017

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Check out the highlights from this year's Philippine leg of the Social Good Summit 2017

SGS 2017. This year's Social Good Summit bears the theme 'Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind.' All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW, #HackSociety trend during 2017 Social Good Summit

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The hashtags #2030NOW and #HackSociety become consistent trending topics in the Philippines from September 14 to 16

HIGHLIGHTS: #HackSociety Day 1

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The two-day ideathon aims to crowdsource 'hacks' or innovative solutions to today's pressing social problems

DAY 1. #HackSociety Day 1 on September 14, 2017 kicks off the two-day ideathon. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: #HackSociety Day 2

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Here are the highlights from the pitching session on Day 2 of HackSociety 2017

DAY 2. The second day of HackSociety saw finalists pitching their ideas for the semi-final round. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#HackSociety 2017: Using tech to help the marginalized

Sep 15, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Five finalists for this year's HackSociety propose ideas to help persons with disabilities, juvenile delinquents, depressed individuals, and ordinary people with limited knowledge of the law

HACKSOCIETY 2017. The second day of the ideathon sees 20 finalists pitch their innovative solutions to society's problems. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

A tip for startups: Dare to Fail

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Entrepreneurs share the failures they had to go through before reaching success

DARE TO FAIL. Kristina Guanzon, born with a hearing disability, wants to help other deaf people through her organization E.A.R.S. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Save and share: The key to affordable organic produce

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

For Kai Farms' Karla Delgado, organic doesn't have to be expensive

NO PLASTIC. Seedlings are sprouted in banana leaf pots, which can be planted directly into the soil, or removed for roots to spread out. Photo by Audrey N. Carpio

Do good, feel good at The Giving Cafe in Mandaluyong

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:21 PM

At the Giving Cafe, it's all about good coffee, good food, good vibes, and good intentions

THE GIVING CAFE. The cafe's bright interiors only amplifies the feel-good factor you get from helping a social enterprise. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#2030Now Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Philippine Social Good Summit 2017 will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

#HackSociety 2017: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:49 PM

We received a number of requests to extend the deadline for entries to HackSociety Because of this we are extending the deadline to no later than 5:00 pm Thursday Sept 7

WATCH: Empowering housewives through social enterprises

Apr 02, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Student organization Enactus UPLB helps the housewives of Bayan ni Juan in Calauan Laguna with running small scale businesses

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION. Members of Enactus UPLB helps enable progress through entrepreneurial action. All photos from Kevin Cuevas

#NotOnMyWatch: Reporting corruption made easier

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM

People can now submit online reports on good or bad experiences including bribery in government

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Social Good Summit 2016 in the Philippines trends

Sep 25, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Usually unsexy topics like tech innovation and social good do not gather much attention on social media but this summit helps prove there continues to be hope

The winning ideas from #HackSociety

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:04 PM

A look at some of ground up projects judged to have the most potential to drive progress

SGS 2016: UN exec says new hacks needed for world's problems

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

No contribution is too small to make a difference says UN resident coordinator Ola Almgren

IT'S EVERYONE'S JOB. United Nations Resident Coordinator Ola Amgren said that all contributions matter in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Crowdsourced, 'hacked' ideas for peace coming to NDF negos

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Peace negotiators intend to collect and present the best crowdsourced ideas for peace when talks with the National Democratic Front resume in October

CROWDSOURCED IDEAS. Patmei Bello Ruivivar during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#HackSociety: 6 ideas for a climate-resilient PH

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

An app to connect bikers to people needing emergency assistance charging stations powered by the sun? Here are ideas that might just change the world

PITCHING IDEAS. Groups pitch their ideas on how to help communities adapt to climate change and disasters. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Bots, paid trolls are 'purveyors of artificial ignorance'

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Internet is not so much as public debate anymore as it is a screaming match says Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network

TECH AND PUBLIC DEBATE PANEL. From left to right: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Transparency and Accountability NEtwork's Vince Lazatin, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility's Vergel Santos, and Thinking Machines founder Stephanie Sy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Technology, transparency, and the SK

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:09 PM

A group of 3 young Filipinos want to create a transparency portal to help restore trust in the Sangguniang Kabataan

WINNING PITCH. Project TASK members Marian Fabian (4th from left), Marco Zaplan (5th from left), and Karla Yu (6th from left) pose with their mentors during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Hacking agriculture: Promote landless, water-based farming

Sep 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

A group of professionals proposes to build communities that use aquaponics an agricultural technique that cultivates plant products in water infused with nutrition

HACKING AGRI. Participants in the #HackSociety workshop for solving the problem of food, agriculture and poverty during the Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday, September 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Innovation +SocialGood: #2030Now #HackSociety

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Save the date On September 24 2016 Rappler in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme UNDP will once again host the annual Social Good Summit This year we want you to HackSociety

What is #HackSociety and how can you join?

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:19 PM

We are looking for 50 ideas that aim to address key issues in education jobs; food poverty alleviation; accountability governance; environment disasters; and peace development