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SM regularizes 11,660 workers in 2018 – DOLE

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Meanwhile, Jollibee has regularized some 1,000 workers this year and has committed more for next year, says the Department of Labor and Employment

REGULAR. SM Malls regularized over 11,000 workers. Mall background photo by Shutterstock

LOOK: Long lines at SM Tickets outlets for blockbuster UAAP Finals 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Fans were complaining about scalpers selling tickets for more than double the actual price

Here's where you can watch Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams' documentary

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:40 PM

It'll only be showing for one day, so buy now and get ready for a screen full of magic!

SM Aura Premier embraces a greener community with Lush Initiative

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

SM Aura Premier officially launches the Lush Initiative program, an ecological movement that showcases a round-up of eco-friendly activities to help build better lifestyle spaces.

Margaret Zhang on living creatively, being confident, and owning your style

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

This Chinese-Australian style icon is more than just her gorgeous Instagram feed

Typhoon Ompong: Free parking at SM, Ayala, Robinsons, Megaworld malls

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Overnight parking fees are waived for select malls as heavy rain and floods are possible due to Ompong (Mangkhut)

Here’s your chance to meet 'Prince Ian' of Thai 'Princess Hours' in PH

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Thai actor Sattaphong 'Tao' Phiangphor is heading to Manila

No TRO for Trillanes, Duterte interview, Olivia Newton-John | Evening wRap

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

Generic image courtesy of Shutterstock

Rondina, new partner vie for BVR Manila crown

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

UST standout Sisi Rondina teams up with rising star Babylove Barbon in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open

TOURNAMENT STAR. Sisi Rondina (right) headlines the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open participants. Photo from BVR

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 fans day

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The film festival holds its caravan at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Olongapo mayor, execs to defy suspension order

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino says the Ombudsman’s decision to suspend them for 6 months over misconduct is unfair

DEATH OF DEMOCRACY? Supporters of Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino brought in front of city hall 3 signifying the death of democracy in Olongapo. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Ombudsman orders 6-month suspension of Olongapo mayor, city officials

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The complaint against Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino, Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez Jr, and members of the city council stems from the city government's approval of the long-term lease of government land to SM Prime Holdings Incorporated

OLONGAPO CHIEF. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and other city officials face a 6-month suspension over with city government's lease agreement with SM Prime Holdings Incorporated. Photo from Mayor Rolen Paulino's Facebook page

Fire hits building under construction at SM Megamall

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Fire out' is declared at 1:30 am on Friday, June 29, around 6 hours after the blaze began

Photo by Pocholo Felix

SM Group celebrates its 60th anniversary

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Expect fun activations and great deals until October!

SM 60th. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

You can now get the freshest herbs atop SM Aura Premier

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The country’s first in-mall herb garden is at the mall’s Skypark Lawn

Opening the gates of SM’s “Boxes of Greens.” Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SM City Telabastagan opens in Pampanga on May 18

May 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM

SM City Telabastagan, SM Prime's 3rd mall to open this year, will have 55,000 square meters of gross floor area

3RD THIS YEAR. Located along Pampanga's major thoroughfare McArthur Highway, SM City Telabastagan will open with two floors of shopping, multi-cultural dining and entertainment zone. Image from http://sminvestments.com/

SM Aura Premier creates awareness on climate change this summer with polar bear exhibit

May 10, 2018 - 11:46 AM

“On Thin Ice, an Art Installation for a Cause” will be on display from March 22 – May 31 at the Skypark of SM Aura Premier

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

SM gets income boost from property, retail units

May 09, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man posts a 10% rise in net income for the 1st quarter of 2018, thanks to its core businesses

STRONG RESULTS. SM president Frederic DyBuncio says: 'We continue to build on our strong 2017 performance with revenues rising faster in the first quarter this year.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

May 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Aside from Luxe Store at SM Mall of Asia, Duty Free Philippines Corporation will open Landside Store at NAIA Terminal 3 in June

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE of the Luxe Store, which is expected to open at the SM Mall of Asia complex in June 2018. Image courtesy of Duty Free Philippines

SM City Urdaneta Central opens in Pangasinan on May 4

May 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

It is SM Prime's second mall in Pangasinan, and the second of 5 provincial malls that the real estate firm is opening in 2018

 Image from SM Prime

SM Group to expand, but not keen on telco

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

SM Investments Corporation does not plan to go into the telecommunications industry, citing its lack of know-how and the high capital budget requirement

EXPANDING FOOTPRINT. SM president and chief executive officer Frederic DyBuncio says SM group is looking to invest in 'partners' in high-growth sectors. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DoubleDragon inks P4.97 B in deals for more SM Savemore supermarkets

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The simultaneously signed contracts involve the supermarket lease for 22 new CityMall sites expected to rise around the Philippines within the year

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

11th NBTC season to showcase talents of 32 teams in new format

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Aside from giving more exposure to the high school teams, NBTC aims to produce alumni like Troy Rosario and Jeron Teng who have taken their talents to the PBA and Gilas

11TH SEASON. The NBTC expands to over 80 cities across the Philippines in its 11th season. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Henry Sy Jr retires early from NGCP

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The son of the country's richest man leaves the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines 'to focus on his real estate business'

Belle Corp sees net income rise by 13% in 2017

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The operator of City of Dreams Manila hits consolidated revenues of P 8 billion as it eyes expansion in the near future

Property still drives SM's healthy financials in 2017

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man posts consolidated revenues of P396.1 billion in 2017, 9% higher than the level in 2016

HEALTHY FINANCIALS. 'Our property and specialty retail businesses delivered particularly strong results,' SM president Frederic DyBuncio says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The Styling Room is a curated shopping experience for every woman

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Take the guesswork out of dressing up by dropping by this pop-up store by SM

SM WOMAN STYLING ROOM. Curated pieces are on display at the pop-up store in SM Makati. Photo by by Jill Tan Radovan/Rappler

SM Center Imus set to open in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The 13,000-square-meter mall is SM Prime's 6th in Cavite and will open its doors on Friday, February 16

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' ops sweep off dilapidated jeepneys

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters

'LIBRENG SAKAY'. Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road for affected commuters on 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' operations. Photo from Keb Cuevas/Rappler

The pressure and pleasure of being Luigi Muhlach

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Luigi, son of Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen share why he took a different path from his parents and family life

The Philippines' biggest business deals in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The country's conglomerates have acquired everything from digital payment tech to coal power plants this year, as they acquire the tools they hope will shape the economy’s future

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in food

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:03 PM

We take a look at some of the Manila’s best new restaurants, which range from modern Mexican street food to eye-opening bread.

K-pop stars carry SHINee singer Kim Jonghyun's coffin after suicide

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Three members of SHINee and 3 Super Junior band members carry Jonghyun's coffin to its final resting place

Family members and friends of late SHINee singer Kim Jong-Hyun carry out his coffin during a funeral at a hospital in Seoul on December 21, 2017. Kim, a 27-year-old lead singer of the hugely popular K-pop boyband SHINee, took his own life in a Seoul hotel room on December 18, with his death sending shockwaves through fans around the world. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je

Star's suicide highlights dark side of the K-pop dream

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:26 PM

SHINee singer Kim Jonghyun's sudden death is not a new phenomenon in the Korean entertainment industry

SHINee's Jonghyun dead in apparent suicide

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Jonghyun loved music more than anybody else....It breaks our heart to have to bring this news to fans who loved Jonghyun so much,' says SM Entertainment

The 5 photos Pinoys take during Christmas

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM

…And how you can make yours IG-worthy and #feedgoals!

SM to open 3rd mall in Batangas on December 15

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The 3-storey SM Center Lemery is SM Prime's 3rd mall in the province and will add 25,000 square meters to the developer's total gross floor area

RISING SOON. The new SM Center Lemery will be opening its doors in time for the holidays. Image from SM Prime

Unique holiday activities to try with your family

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Shake up your Christmas by starting a new holiday tradition: giving back

Globe partners with SM Store for easy payments

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:05 PM

SM Store customers can now use GCash's scan-to-pay feature to buy items with their mobile phones

SM Center Pulilan set to open in Bulacan on December 1

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

It will be SM Prime's 4th mall in Bulacan and its 66th in the Philippines

Photo from SM prime

These reusable bags are a stylish way to cut waste

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

SM's signature eco bag gets a christmassy upgrade

SM GREEN BAG. The limited edition of the brand's signature green bag has a capacity equal to 3 shopping bags. All photos by Earnest Mangulabnan-Zabala/Rappler

Sy, Zobel still in, Aboitiz out of Forbes' list of Asia's richest families

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Two prominent Filipino clans are included in the magazine's annual list of the 50 wealthiest business dynasties in the region

BILLION-DOLLAR CLAN. Sy and Zobel de Ayala families are Philippines' two richest clans. Photos from Ayala's and SM Investments's official website

SM Investments' income up on strong core businesses

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The listed conglomerate of the Philippines' richest man, Henry Sy Sr, benefits from growth in its property and retail units

VIBRANT GROWTH. 'Our solid 3rd quarter results benefitted from vibrant growth in our property and retail businesses,' SM president Frederic DyBuncio says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SM Prime income surges 16% on steady mall rental, residential sales

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:35 PM

SM Prime attributes revenue growth to higher rental revenues, steady improvement in same-mall-sales, and higher contribution from residential sales

65TH. SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown is the Sy family's 65th mall in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

'Globe on strike too?': Netizens complain about network's service interruptions

Oct 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Netizens take to social media their frustration over the network's service interruptions, putting 'Globe' to the top trending topics in the Philippines on Monday morning