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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Handling books of accounts

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the guidelines for handling books of accounts

Results: May 2019 Certified Public Accountant board exam

May 27, 2019 - 9:58 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,699 out of 10,319 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this May 2019.

Around 5% of 2.4 billion monthly active users are fake – Facebook

May 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery


Google will soon let users auto-delete app activity, location and web history

May 02, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months

TIMED DELETION. Google lets you set how long you want specific data about your usage kept in storage. Images from Google.

Otso Diretso on Facebook takedown of fake accounts: Good but not enough

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:32 PM

'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno

NO TO FAKE NEWS. Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay and Chel Diokno are joined by Magdalo's Manuel Cabochan, who represents Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, in a press conference on April 3, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Panelo downplays role of social media in Duterte victory

Apr 01, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte knew nothing about the network of pro-Duterte fake accounts Facebook recently took down

Fake account network massively pro-Duterte – report

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Other politicians being promoted by the pages include Bong Go, Ronald dela Rosa, Sara Duterte, Ferdinand Marcos, Imee Marcos, and Bongbong Marcos

Facebook takes down fake account network of Duterte campaign social media manager

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down 200 pages, groups, and accounts followed by millions of users


Facebook rolling out Tributes section for deceased users

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The new section is meant to allow friends, family, and other loved ones to remember and pay tribute to the deceased user


Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:43 PM

One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.

Bangsamoro Law case moves at Supreme Court 2 weeks before plebiscite

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Anti-corruption Commissioner Manny Luna files an answer-in-intervention, defending the Bangsamoro Organic Law from a petition filed against it by Governor Abdusakur Tan II of Sulu

BANGSAMORO. The Supreme Court must take up petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as the scheduled January 21 plebiscite nears. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted

Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The numbers of accounts removed for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' is raised to 36 at Facebook and 99 at the social network's Instagram service

[OPINION] What governments must do beyond Declaration on Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality

Facebook hackers sell private messages from 81,000 accounts

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Many of the hacked accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia

Results: October 2018 Certified Public Accountant board exam

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Certified Public Accountants!

Facebook breach affected 755,973 accounts in PH

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Facebook is ordered to provide identity theft and phishing insurance to Filipino hacking victims


Instagram adds verified accounts to 'stop bad actors'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

High-profile accounts will now be able to request for a verification process


Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) According to Twitter, Jones' account is not suspended but 'has limited functionality,' as part of an enforcement effort that requires tweets violating Twitter rules to be deleted

ALEX JONES. Photo from Alex Jones' Twitter.

Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo meets economic managers, Facebook cleanup | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of U.S. midterms

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:12 AM

The company says the actors have become 'more careful to cover their tracks,' and that they are 'well-funded adversaries who will never give up and are constantly changing tactics'

FACEBOOK. The company says it had shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a 'coordinated' attempt to sway public opinion on political issues ahead of November midterm elections, but cannot identify the source. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Twitter suspends 'Professional Heckler'

Jul 25, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) A longtime satirist and known Duterte critic is taken off Twitter

Twitter continues aggressive suspension of unwanted accounts

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

New report surfaces, saying Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in the 4th quarter of 2017


Instagram users in some countries can now apply for verification

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Instagram wants to put a stop to the Instagram account verification black market where the blue checkmark could reportedly fetch prices of up to $15,000


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

52.8 million Filipinos don't have bank accounts

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:08 AM

They say they don’t have enough money for that, according to a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey

Twitter to remove locked accounts from users' follower count

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:45 AM

Twitter hopes this change will let users have confidence in the accuracy of legitimate accounts following them

TWITTER ACCOUNTS. A photo taken in the western French city of Rennes on November 7, 2013 shows an official Twitter account on a smartphone. File photo by Damien Meyer/AFP

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote

SOCIAL MEDIA. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

House panel recommends charges vs Imee Marcos over vehicle purchases

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The House committee on good governance says the purchase of the 110 Foton minicabs were done without public bidding and through cash advances

IMEE MARCOS. Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos during House hearing at the House committee on good government and public accountability on the alleged misuse of the P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles in Congress on Thursday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Adding a way to check that a real person is behind new accounts is described by Twitter as being among measures to fight abuse, trolls, and hateful content

TWITTER. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows shows the logo of the social networking website 'Twitter' on a computer screen in London, England. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Results: May 2018 Certified Public Accountant board exam

May 29, 2018 - 8:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 2,843 out of 9,830 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this May 2018

Facebook suspends account of Duterte critic Mae Paner

May 28, 2018 - 12:31 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook reactivates Paner's account on Tuesday, May 29

Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio

May 24, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The blogger believes trolls triggered the suspension by mass reporting her account

SUSPENDED. 'Pinoy Ako' blogger Jover Laurio's Facebook page has been suspended. Photo from PinoyAkoBlog/Twitter

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

May 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts in first 3 months of 2018

May 16, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Fake profiles make up 3% to 4% of all active accounts, reports the social network

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Deputy Ombudsman Carandang remains in office, but faces internal probe

May 09, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is subjected to an internal probe over his terminated investigation into the alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte

NOT SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang remains in office but faces an internal probe over accusations of breach of confidentiality in his previous investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts. Photo by Rappler

World Bank expects stable 6.7% growth for PH in 2018, 2019

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'Any growth above 6.7% would require vigorous investment in physical and human capital to push the economy beyond its current potential output,' says the World Bank

House summons Imee Marcos, Ilocos Norte officials to another probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This isn't the first time that the Ilocos Norte governor and former House member is summoned to a probe by the House committee on good government and public accountability

SUMMONED AGAIN. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during House probe into the utilization of the tobacco excise tax and determination of the tangible benefits acquired by tobacco farmers of Ilocos Norte on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare?

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord

Congressman tells Acosta: ‘Don’t be combative,’ cooperate with DOH

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Representative Johnny Pimentel reminds Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta that PAO should be coordinating with the DOH in investigating Dengvaxia deaths

'COMBATIVE.' PAO chief Persida Acosta delivers her presentation during the House hearing into the Dengvaxia probe on February 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) A Russian-linked Twitter account used to interfere in polls in Spain is now tweeting exclusively about the Philippines – one of several disturbing developments that may suggest Kremlin propaganda in the country

Trillanes pushes Senate probe into AMLC's refusal to cooperate with Ombudsman

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'question the legality' of the Anti-Money Laundering Council's refusal to give the Ombudsman 'vital' data on President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] Duterte vs Morales: Power vs justice

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The core issue is hidden, possibly ill-gotten, wealth. It began hounding Duterte during the electoral campaign. During his presidency it has been overshadowed by other, graver, issues he can’t seem to stop provoking.

Trillanes eyes charges vs AMLC chief for 'cover up' of Duterte bank documents

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also slams President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang

TRILLANES VS AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is eyeing charges against AMLC chief Mel Georgie Racela for his alleged cover-up of President Rodrigo Duterte's flagged bank transaction. Photo from the Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Manila

Malacañang suspends Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Executive Secretary files an administrative case against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang for supposed premature disclosure of documents about President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:13 PM

'I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children on the part of Church ministers,' Pope Francis says

THE POPE IN CHILE. Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (covered) during a ceremony at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on January 16, 2018. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact