Innovation and Society
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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.

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: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

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

#2030NOW: How an app safeguards women's reproductive health

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Zarina San Jose of the World Youth Alliance Philippines promotes an app that can help women monitor their menstrual health

Duterte's adviser on entrepreneurship: Future lies in digital economy

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Millennials are in the best position to start businesses out of apps or other digital technology that solves problems and provides essential services, says Joey Concepcion

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

Standout solutions: The winning ideas from #HackSociety 2017

Sep 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Here are the winners for the 4 categories in this year's two-day ideathon, Hack Society

WINNERS. This year's winners of HackSociety 2017. Photo 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

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

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

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication and use these to push for advocacies such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill

SIGN LANGUAGE. Faculty members and students of DLS-CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applies Studies take part in the Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs

WATER-BASED FARMING. Barangay Aquaponics aims to promote water-based farming as a sustainable means of food production. Photo from Uproot Aquaponics Facebook page

#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

From accounting to enterprise: UPLB students help housewives do business

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

From teaching housewives basic accounting the group behind livelihood program Amiga Philippines now aims to establish a social enterprise and help women do business

EMPOWERED. Housewives from Bayan ni Juan in Calauan, Laguna learn a bookkeeping system to help their small businesses. Photo from Kevin Cuevas

Technology creating, not destroying, jobs – millennials

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:48 PM

A global survey released by the World Economic Forum shows millennials have an optimistic outlook on the impact of technology on job creation

NEXT TREND. Millennials in the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 say artificial technology is the next big technology trend.

How technology helped blind singer Alienette Coldfire see the world, dream big

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:43 PM

I may not be one whom you can consider a celebrity but I can proudly say I m a person with a clear vision big dreams and definite plans for the future thanks to technology says the Filipina singer

#2030Now: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The 2017 Social Good Summit in the Philippines 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?

Bridging the digital divide: Tech4ED brings new tech closer to Filipinos

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The government s Tech4ED project aims to improve Filipinos digital literacy and bring online learning and government services closer to the people

Q&A with Sakay.ph: Improving Metro Manila transportation

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The team behind Sakay ph a web service that gives users directions for commuting around Metro Manila share recommendations on how to fix the public transport system

COMMUTING MADE EASIER. The team behind popular web service Sakay.ph shares their recommendations on improving Metro Manila's transportation system. Alll photos courtesy of Philip Cheang

Sakay.ph: Making Metro Manila navigable

Mar 08, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The developers behind web service Sakay ph aim to combine data and technology to help commuters navigate their way around Metro Manila

COMMUTE GUIDE. Sakay.ph recently launched a mobile app to help commuters find directions around Metro Manila. All photos courtesy of Philip Cheang