2015 yearender
ARTICLE FINDER

2015 and the Lunar Year that was: From bad to good

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the lunar Year of the Monkey arrives here is our updated list of this past year’s winners

Downtrend for PH stocks in 2016

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The market is still on a downtrend with no signs yet that it is about to reverse But it’s not all grim Read on

FIRST TRADING DAY 2016. Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Chairman Jose Pardo (center) with other PSE officials lead the bell ringing during the first trading day of the year 2016 at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in Makati financial district, January 4. Shares in major Asian markets fell sharply on the first trading day of the new year, as sentiment was hurt by disappointing results from the Chinese economy. Mark C. Cristino / EPA

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

A long, winding road for better Metro Manila transport

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Several infrastructure deals that are seen to solve the nightmarish Metro Manila traffic are still hounded by delays

LONG, WINDING ROAD. Most projects that are supposed to solve the horrendous Metro Manila traffic have snagged delays by policy U-turns and legal roadblocks. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

5 startups to affect your lives in 2016

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Tech leaders technopreneurs talk about influential startups in the Philippines

Your 2016 investment guide

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:53 AM

2016 holds a promise of another growth year despite the known risks

The winning investments of 2015

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:22 AM

It is best to diversify among asset classes so whichever way the market goes you emerge as the winner

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

9 entertainment newsmakers in 2015

Jan 03, 2016 - 4:11 PM

See the celebrities who dominated the year s headlines

12 best Filipino films of 2015

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives a rundown of 2015 s best local films

BEST MOVIES OF 2015. 'Manang Biring,' 'Honor Thy Father,' 'Heneral Luna,' and 'Imbisibol' make the cut. Photos courtesy of Artikulo Uno/Reality Entertainment, Screengrabs from YouTube

22 concerts that rocked the Philippines in 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:29 PM

Ariana Grande Sam Smith and Incubus rock it out in Manila while local acts like Kamikazee give their final shows

5 memorable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Rappler takes you back to those moments worth remembering from the past year

Rappler Gaming League: The best videogames of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 3:05 PM

As this amazing year comes to an end let us take a look back at some of the best games 2015 had to offer

WATCH: 2015 in Moods

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Watch Rappler s 2015 yearender

12 showbiz controversies of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Kris Aquino Jessy Mendiola and Gab Valenciano among others had people buzzing this year

Photos from Instagram/withlovekrisaquino/senorita_jessy, John Lloyd photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment, Robin Padilla photo by  Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tough choices: The world in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:38 PM

From ISIS to the global climate deal Rappler takes a look at some of the biggest issues that affected the world in 2015

TIMELINE 2015: The world's top stories

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:35 PM

A look at the big events around the world in the past 12 months

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available January 10, 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late January 9, 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

Kilas balik 2015: Yang menang dan yang kalah di dunia hiburan tahun ini

Dec 30, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Siapa saja pemenang dan yang kalah di dunia hiburan dalam 12 bulan kebelakang?

KONTROVERSI Nikita Mirzani. Foto dari Instagram/@nikitamirzanimawardi

In memoriam: PH stars who died in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Susan Calo Medina Jam Sebastian Liezl Martinez and Elizabeth Ramsey are among the personalities who will be missed

Most-followed personalities in social media in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Who are the kings and queens of social media? Here s a list of the 5 most followed individuals on Facebook Twitter and Instagram

Viral sad moments of 2015

Dec 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Here s a look at moments that brought heartfelt pain and sadness this year

2015: Celebrity weddings and proposals

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista are among the many celebrity couples who got hitched or engaged this 2015

Taming Manila traffic: Hits and misses of 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila s traffic chaos is spiraling out of control and authorities are scrambling for ways to ease congestion in the Philippine capital region Rappler rounds up some of the traffic solutions proposed in 2015

MORE INFRASTRUCTURE. The DOTC has plans in the works for more rail systems, a BRT system, and infrastructure to keep up with the megacity's demands.

7 hashtags that inspired Filipinos in 2015

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Nowadays hashtag presence is a must for advocacies and campaigns

8 viral ads of 2015: AlDub, Ariel, BDO, pooping unicorn, and more

Dec 26, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Hilarious annoying bizarre and touching – here are the advertisements that got Filipinos talking in 2015

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

IN PHOTOS: Beating the Christmas rush

Dec 24, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Some Filipinos are still rushing home or shopping for their loved ones and Noche Buena preparations

Filipinos rush to Divisoria on Christmas eve for a last minute shopping of gifts, fruits and food for the traditional noche buena or Christmas dinner.

8 social media moments that made us laugh out loud

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Let s look back at a year of laughs

Quality over quantity: House passes bills 'needed by our people' in 2015

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the House of Representatives focused this year on quality and responsive legislation : Hindi ito paramihan ng numero

IT'S QUALITY. Instead of quantifying their accomplishments, the House leadership said the Congress was able to pass important and 'responsible' bills.

WATCH: The 10 top Rappler videos of 2015 on YouTube

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Here s a wrap of Rappler s most watched videos on YouTube

2015 top science stories: Edited genes, reusable rockets, water on Mars

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Within Earth and beyond what are the most important and intriguing stories in science from the previous 12 months? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum

5 most heartbreaking hashtags of 2015

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Which hashtags brought out the most hugot this year?

A rough 2015 for PH stocks

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Since we do not know how low the market can go it would be better to wait until we see a floor come out

BEARISH MARKET. As we bring 2015 to a close, and if you see your stocks in the red, try to assess and study which areas in your stock selection and timing would need changes.

8 'love it or hate it' social media moments of 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Which of these social media moments do you swear by and which of these do you swear at?

Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

Aquino's last Christmas with the media: I will miss the ambush interviews

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Go slow on the cholesterol tonight Because if I get fortunate enough to get married I will invite you I m just not sure when the President jokes on his bachelorhood

SELFIE. President Benigno Aquino III grants a photographer's son's request for a selfie during the Christmas party with the Malacañang Press Corps. Photo by Joseph Vidal

Aquino and Binay: From family friends to political enemies

Dec 19, 2015 - 8:49 PM

The President s sisters say it is clear the Binays and Aquinos have parted ways after the Vice President describes his government as failed and crooked

Left photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau Right photo by Office of the Vice President

Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos

Twitter conversations that backfired horribly: 2015 edition

Dec 12, 2015 - 8:28 AM

When public figures do Twitter convos not everything could go according to plan

The top 16 Twitter moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 11, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Rappler looks at the biggest 2015 news events that pushed netizens into a tweeting frenzy

Robert Kiyosaki: ‘Biggest’ market crash likely in 2016

Dec 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The bestselling author details why stock market manipulation may result in a crash bigger than in 2007

GLOBAL WARNING. Kiyosaki (center)  says that part of the reason he travels and gives talks around the world is to warn people of what is happening in the global economy. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Fulfilling promises: Aquino’s priorities in 2015

Jan 02, 2015 - 9:30 AM

President Benigno Aquino III wants the work of his administration to be felt by the people – something he believes can be achieved by reducing poverty increasing social protection mitigating effects of calamities and serving justice

Malacañang file photo