Fare hike? Uber to gauge impact of new taxes first

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Uber Philippines says it will take a 'holistic approach' and consider various factors before it files its fare hike petition

Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Privacy concerns raised over PNP's human rights app

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:01 PM

When trying to install the app – which is purely informational and should need no special permissions – the app requests access to one's text messages, phone and phone call logs, and photos and other media files

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Chief Supt. Dennis Siervo, head of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office, talks about the Know Your Rights app during a press conference Sunday, December 4, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CSC announces 2018 schedule of career service exams

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The deadline for submission of application is on January 31, 2018

Sprout Solutions advocates free learning for the Philippine HR community

Nov 03, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Read about their free events for startups.

Grab allows 'No ID, No Entry' policy for passengers after driver's slay

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Grab also warns riders to be precise in setting their pick up and drop off points, as drivers will strictly follow what they pin down

FOR THE DRIVERS. Grab ups their security standards after one of their driver gets killed. Rappler file photo

#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

DFA opens passport courtesy lane to first-time OFWs

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also removes the 1 200 slots a day that used to be reserved for travel agencies

MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE. Thousands of passport appointment slots have opened after the Department of Foreign Affairs after it removed preferential accommodation for clients of travel agencies and relatives of DFA employees. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in ASEANA in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

As Uber hits the brakes, TNC applicants eye share of riders

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

At stake is a demand of 300 000 phone booked trips per day the LTFRB estimates

WAITING. UBER office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Android app Umbrella trains users in digital and physical security

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Umbrella is a risk encyclopedia that helps teach activists human rights defenders journalists and others how to stay safe online and offline

Anonymous app Yik Yak shuts down

May 01, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The statement offers no reason for the shutdown but its rapid rise and fall highlights the fast moving nature of social media applications

CSC calls for applications for the August CS exams

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:27 PM

The CSC reminds interested individuals to file their applications early as acceptance is on a first come first served basis

DLSU College of Law announces new application requirements

Mar 28, 2017 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Prospective DLSU COL students are required to take the PhilSAT in order to be admitted into the college Deadline for application is April 3

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task Grab s newest service GrabShare aims to do something about that

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

Hater dating app connects users through shared dislike

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Hater wants to make serious online dating more approachable by replacing cumbersome surveys and bios with a fun alternative way to express your personality

HATER. Another new dating app enters the fray with its own spin on things. Image from Hater website.

Dating app Sapio aims to match you with 'someone as smart'

Feb 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Sapio aims to match users to others with similar intelligence and interests

Visa application guide: Getting a Schengen visa from the Italian embassy in PH

Feb 05, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Dreaming of a trip to Europe? Start planning it now – starting with your Schengen visa application

Photo courtesy of Ligaya Solera

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The number of Chinese applying for a tourist visa to the Philippines rises to 1 400 daily

IMPROVED RELATIONS. This was an impact of the improved diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China since Duterte’s state visit to Beijing last October, leading to the lifting of the Chinese restriction on travels to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

Monopoly suit against Apple's App Store gets new life

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM

The suit initially filed in late 2011 seeks hundreds of millions of dollars in damages based on the reasoning that the lack of competition pushed app prices higher

Chinese tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Jan 08, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Here are all the requirements and steps that Philippine passport holders should go through to get their Chinese visa

Photo by Joshua Berida

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Looking for the nearest confessional or mass? There's an app for that!

Nov 24, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The app which will arrive in 2017 is said to be designed to engage today s mobile generation

THE CATHOLIC APP. The app is said to be designed to engage today's mobile users. Screengrab from

US tourist visa application guide: Tips and reminders

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:26 PM

How one writer got her 10 year multiple entry US visa Jacklynne Lambino shares her tips for the application and interview process

Photo courtesy of Jacklynne Lambino

43-year-old PBA Draft applicant inspired by Helterbrand, Taulava

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Charley Caluya who s nearly twice as old as most PBA Rookie Draft applicants says There s no age limit to dreaming as long as the Lord gave you talent

OLDEST APPLICANT. Charley Caluya, 43, is the oldest aspirant in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Visa guide: How to apply for a Japan tourist visa in Manila

Oct 08, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Longing to visit Japan and have a Philippine passport? Make sure you get your visa in time Here s a guide

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine in Kyoto. Photo by Aleah Taboclaon

Syrian refugees invent app for Germany's bureaucracy maze

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Interminable queues impenetrable paperwork unpronounceable words – the hurdles for any newcomer to Germany can be daunting but now there s an app for that

BUREAUCRAZY. Omar Alshafai holds his mobile phone for a picture after an Agence France-Presse interview in Berlin's Mitte (Centre) district, on August 11, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

How this fresh grad applied for his first job before getting his diploma

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:44 PM

Just graduated and looking for a job? Here s how this fresh grad did it – even before getting his diploma

Photo from Facebook via Kalibrr

Duterte's 1st order to DFA: Improve OFW services

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr also wants the passport application process to be cut to the minimum in terms of red tape

NEW PRESIDENT. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a visit to the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on July 1, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Legacy Yahoo Messenger client to be phased out August 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The company will instead continue to focus its efforts on the new version of Messenger with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users

THE NEW YAHOO MESSENGER. This version of the app will become standard on August 5. Screen shot from

DFA Robinsons soon exclusive for OFWs

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:38 AM

The DFA is also offering a courtesy lane exclusively for migrant workers as a way of giving importance to OFWs

OFW SERVICES. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose says the DFA is extending new services to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) applying for passports. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

DFA warns applicants who miss passport appointments

May 31, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Department of Foreign Affaris imposes a new rule after finding out that 47 of passport applicants end up as ‘no shows’ every day

Want to join Amazing Race Asia?

May 26, 2016 - 10:03 AM

The popular reality television show is looking for contestants for Season 5

Indonesia refuses palm oil permits in anti-haze push

May 25, 2016 - 7:37 PM

We want to save our forests – development should continue but we can t let it destroy our environment

PALM OIL. A worker cuts down a plam oil tree in an illegal plantation as part of the forest restoration campaign against the palm oil industry in Tamiang, Aceh, Indonesia, 15 December 2015. EPA/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

I was refused US, Europe visas in Manila, and it was a beautiful experience

May 18, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Thinking to pursue a great relationship in Europe writer Trisha Velarmino was denied a Schengen visa About to join a US road trip she was then denied a US visa – but Trisha hasn t let that get her down

Photo from Instagram/psimonmyway

Applicants use fake height waiver certificates to enter police service

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The National Police Commission is investigating all other applicants after one was found to have forged the signature of Napolcom Region II Director Danilo Pacunana

Be part of your family’s milestones: Tips for OFW parents

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Even if you’re far away you can still drive your family towards big opportunities

US launches app to prevent violence against Indonesian women and children

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

The HELP mobile application offers and consolidates resources from civil society groups

HELP APP. The app has various features to help women prevent or report violence. Photo by Zachary Lee

Rappler Indonesia job openings

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Do you want to be a part of Rappler? Here is a list of our job openings

News 'micropayments' startup hits US market

Mar 23, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Blendle the payments platform backed by The New York Times and German publisher Axel Springer says its service in the US would offer articles from Time Inc The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post among others

BLENDLE. A promotional signup card for the Blendle service. Image from Blendle.

Nintendo releases first smartphone game to take on rivals

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Free to play Miitomo allows players to create their own Mii avatars customize their outfit through in app purchases and interact with characters created by other people or friends

MIITOMO. Miitomo will launch in 15 other countries aside from Japan, including the US and France. Screen shot from

Booky: An offline app for Filipino foodie searches

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:57 PM

With or without Internet access Booky makes the task of finding the perfect place to dine in a lot easier

The Mind Museum's new app makes visits more interactive

Mar 07, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Aside from the app s release The Mind Museum is also slashing ticket prices till March 31 for those who show the downloaded app on their devices at the ticketing booth

THE MIND MUSEUM APP. The Mind Museum hopes to augment its museum-going experience with the app.

Facebook Messenger app grows to more than 800M users

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:14 AM

Plans for this year include doing more to enable businesses and services to connect with people using Messenger according to Facebook

Do you want to study in Japan this 2016?

Jan 05, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The deadline for submission of applications is on February 19 2016

JAPAN. With cherry blossom trees on either side, Japan’s Osaka Castle is charming and beautiful

Microsoft Selfie enhances a photo lover's portraits

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Microsoft Selfie takes age gender skin tone lighting and many other variables into account applies different models automatically and finishes enhancement with just a single click

MICROSOFT SELFIE. Microsoft's new app lets you improve your selfies with a few taps. Images from Apple App Store.

Dropbox to close down Mailbox, Carousel apps in 2016

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:26 AM

The Dropbox team says it would take what it s learned from Carousel and Mailbox to create a better user experience

MAILBOX SUNSETTING. Screen shot from Mailbox blogpost.

Don’t know how to code? This startup will help you build an app in 5 minutes

Dec 07, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Applop enables retailers to make an app in less than 5 minutes and launch it within 12 hours

EU to propose major Schengen changes by year-end – France

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The proposals are made to boost security following the Paris attacks

Indonesian transportation app bans smelly drivers

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:18 PM

This test will be conducted for customers satisfaction as there have been many complaints about drivers foul smelling body odor

#PugadBaboy: Canada punchline 3

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM