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'Parking' fee? Fault lies in Ombudsman setup

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

It's possible graft investigators are being paid to 'park' cases, says Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, who also points out that there's a problem with how the office is set up

DFA launches ePayment for passport applications

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says its ePayment portal will significantly reduce no-shows for passport appointments in its consular offices

EPAYMENT. A passport applicant tries out the ePayment portal of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Market! Market! on June 14, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

SC justice applicants stumble on freedom of expression question

Jun 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) The concept of freedom of expression is usually tackled during the first year of law school

Press release: DepEd releases results of reopened SHS Voucher Program application

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:39 AM

All applicants who completed and submitted their applications from April 3 to 27 may now check the results

PLANS. Various government agencies and companies participate in DepEd's Oplan Balik Eskwela.

Korea visa application in PH only through travel agencies starting July

May 31, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Here is the list of travel agencies designated by the Korean embassy to accept visa applications

The search for the next Ombudsman

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'When all else fails, God forbid, please keep the institution to its minimum standard, nothing below,' Conchita Carpio Morales tells her successor

OMBUDSMAN. Conchita Carpio Morales, the 5th Philippine Ombudsman in history, will retire on July 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

Malacañang denies discrimination vs women in government

May 17, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is asked about discrimination after President Rodrigo Duterte said he is ruling out the appointment of a woman as the next Ombudsman

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018, declares that he is willing to hand down government-owned land that are deemed unused or unproductive to the farmers. The President, however, was quick to add that he needs the cooperation of congress for the reform of government-owned lands. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte on next Ombudsman: Not politician, 'lalo na hindi babae'

May 16, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Asked about Ombudsman applicant Silvestre Bello III, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'I will assign him as labor attaché in Kuwait'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message during the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) 1st Quarter 2018 Command Conference and Sergeants Major Forum at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on April 7, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC Justice Martires, Sandiganbayan Justice Dela Cruz vie for Ombudsman

May 16, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) The two justices join the list of aspirants for the coveted post

OMBUDSMAN POST. Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires (left) and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz (right) apply for the post of Ombudsman. Photo of Justice Martires courtesy of SC PIO and photo of Justice Dela Cruz courtesy of Office of the Ombudsman

Duterte’s ex-lawyer Edna Batacan applies for Ombudsman post

May 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The Bedan lawyer also represented former first gentleman Mike Arroyo

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

Special Prosecutor Sandoval applies for Ombudsman post

May 09, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, the head of graft prosecutors, is the first to confirm interest in the post

APPLICATION. Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

DFA to open passport appointment slots for July to September

May 01, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The new passport appointment slots will be for all consular offices in the Philippines, except for the DFA's Aseana office in Parañaque City

PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is now opening passport appointment slots for July to September 2018.

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

(UPDATED) 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