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CSC to conduct another career service exam on August 12

Apr 24, 2018 - 6:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Acceptance of applications is until June 22, 2018

Apple planning a subscription-based news service – report

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Apple is integrating Texture's technology into the premium service, which will likely be an upgrade of the Apple News application

I was denied a U.S. visa, and it's very personal

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?

VISA APPLICATIONS. The US Embassy in Manila attracts thousands visa applicants per day. .

Starbucks Philippines? There's an app for that

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Starbucks Philippines finally launches an app for its users to track payments and redeem rewards and benefits for their personal Starbucks accounts

Ombudsman for Calida, or expanded powers as SolGen?

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Rumors about Calida as a top pick for Ombudsman when Conchita Carpio-Morales retires in July have not abated. His sly responses when asked about it are also telling.

Solicitor General Jose Calida with VACC Dante Jimenez and Atty. Eligio Mallari files Quo Warranto before the Supreme Court in Manila on March 5 questioning the validity of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment.Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Facebook Lite launches outside developing countries in expansion push

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Facebook Lite will be launching in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand

FACEBOOK LITE. Images from Google Play Store

DFA eyes online passport renewal – via selfies – by 2019

Mar 07, 2018 - 4:45 PM

'We're preparing the technology,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, as the Department of Foreign Affairs draws flak for delays in passport applications

NEW PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at the DFA ASEANA in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Google's Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, rolling out over the week

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Google is touting Hangouts Chat as a prime Slack competitor by virtue of artificial intelligence, including the use of bots for scheduling meetings, and creating advanced search queries simply

HANGOUTS CHAT. Will Google's new communications platform for businesses take flight? Screen shot from Google.

DFA opens Aseana office for Saturday passport appointments

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The DFA says its Aseana office 'shall be open to passport applications every Saturday, starting February 10, 2018, from 8 am to 5 pm'

PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at DFA Aseana in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Feb 02, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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Rappler Indonesia job openings

Feb 02, 2018 - 1:18 PM

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

Philippines probes sale of passport endorsements

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'Some people are selling endorsements from government agencies. That's the sad reality,' says Foreign Undersecretary Jose Luis Montales

NEW PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at DFA ASEANA in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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 Thecatholicapp.com

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 Messenger.Yahoo.com

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