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How to use Smart carrier billing on the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases

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Iceland's WOW Air budget carrier collapses, cancels all flights

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) The closure of WOW Air, which transports more than a third of those traveling to Iceland, comes after buyout talks with rival Icelandair collapsed earlier this week

WOW AIR. This photograph taken on August 6, 2018, shows the tailfins of Wow (Icelandic low-cost company) Airbus A321-200 aircraft on the tarmac at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris. File photo by Joel Saget/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Paying taxes as a driver for ride-hailing firms

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Common carriers tax, percentage tax, or value-added tax? The Philippine Tax Whiz explains.

SUBSIDY. Grab Philippines says it will provide a subsidy to drivers for trips that fall below P5.50 per minute or P330 per hour. Rappler file photo

Asian Carriers Conference 2018 turns vision into action

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

“Eyes on 2020: Turning Vision into Action” is about recognizing how critical the next two years are for the telecommunications industry

3 U.S. carrier visits to Philippines show America cares – envoy

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The carrier visits show 'we care about developments in the South China Sea,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim as America celebrates its 242nd Independence Day

'AMERICA CARES.' The visits to the Philippines of 3 US carriers, including USS Ronald Reagan (in photo), show that America cares about developments in the South China Sea, says US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. Photo from US Indo-Pacific Command

WATCH: USS Ronald Reagan docks in the Philippines for the first time

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The USS Ronald Reagan is in the Philippines after sailing in the South China Sea unimpeded

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Ronald Reagan in Manila Bay. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippines after South China Sea patrol

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The USS Ronald Reagan is in the Philippines for 4 days for its officers and crew to 'have some time off,' says their commander Rear Admiral Marc Dalton

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Ronald Reagan just 30 minutes by boat from Manila Bay. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

CA junks Sulpicio Lines appeal to restore license to ferry people

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The Court of Appeals says the shipping company, who lost its license to transport passengers after the M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy, should have filed an appeal before the Office of the President before running to the appellate court

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

Xi Jinping makes surprise visit to fleet in South China Sea drill

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Footage of Xi's visit on state broadcaster CCTV shows the president watching jets taking off from China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and joining sailors for a meal

MUSCLE. File photo of China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

U.S. carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip

HISTORIC. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.  Photo by Chan Nhu / AFP

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The decision to abandon the search and rescue comes after two days of operations involving 7 ships from the US Navy and Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force, 3 helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft

WORKHORSE. A file photo of a C-2A "Greyhound" which is a re-supply workhorse for US aircraft carriers, routinely ferrying cargo, mail and people onto and off the globally deployed vessels. A similar C-2A with 11 people on board went down Wednesday afternoon, November 22, southeast of Okinawa. From wikipedia commons

Vietjet umumkan rencana penerbangan rute Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Penerbangan rute Jakarta Ho Chi Minh oleh Vietjet direncakan mulai Desember 2017

RUTE BARU. Para pejabat pemerintahan Vietnam berpose bersama dengan Menteri Perhubungan RI dan Vice President Vietjet dalam acara pengumuman rencana penerbangan rute Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh yang diselenggarakan di Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Pusat pada Selasa, 22 Agustus. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

6 dead in road collision with military vehicle in Misamis Oriental

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:47 AM

A police report said a military armor personnel carrier a Simba bumped a Toyota Hi Ace and sideswiped a motorcycle while it was overtaking a trailer truck

Marawi tanks with graffiti are talk of the town

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Photos of these tanks have become viral online dubbed as Filipino soldiers do it yourself armor

IMPROVISED. The Philippine military puts additional protection for its armored personnel carriers. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rapper

Military loses 2 armored vehicles to local terrorist groups

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The government fails to meet its self imposed deadline to finish the Marawi Crisis on June 2 but it says 85 to 90 of the city is now under military control

CLASHES. The military says it won't meet the June 2, 2017, deadline it imposed on itself to flush local terrorist out of Marawi siege. Clashes has not stopped since last week, when this photo was taken. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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May 30, 2017 - 6:54 PM

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China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier – media

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Analysts say the ship represents a status symbol for Beijing in a contested region but posed little threat to advanced US carriers

In this file photo, China's aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' sits berthed at the naval base in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province in 2012. File photo by AFP

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait – defense ministry

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The Liaoning aircraft carrier has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defense zone according to the island s defense ministry

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 2 Januari 2017

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Duterte, SWS survey, Zika virus | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:13 PM

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China's aircraft carrier passes between PH, Taiwan

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:24 PM

The Liaoning and 5 escorts sails 20 nautical miles outside Taiwan s air defense identification zone ADIZ in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

China sends aircraft carrier to Pacific drills for first time

Dec 25, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Chinese navy drills are seen as a show of strength by Beijing at a time of rising tensions with Taiwan and the United States

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

Vanilla Air to start flying Narita-Cebu on Christmas day

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has also asked the unit of ANA Holdings to explore the possibility of a Tokyo Davao route

NEW ROUTE. Vanilla Air will be competing with Philippine Airlines (PAL) in the regular direct service between Cebu and Narita. Rappler file photo

US warships arrive in Subic for PH, US war games

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Up to 1 400 US service members based in Okinawa and 500 Filipino soldiers participate in the war games

DOTC chief's goal in 100 days: Cleaner toilets, faster Wi-Fi at NAIA

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:23 PM

One of the small basic problems which irritated the community is the issue of maintenance of the washrooms and utilities inside the airport We ll address that in 100 days says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

PRIVATE-PUBLIC COOPERATION. Transportation Secretary Tugade (center) asked for PAL's Jaime Bautista's (right) and Cebu Pacific's Lance Gokongwei's (left) help to maintain NAIA toilets. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Taiwan mistakenly fires missile towards China, hitting trawler

Jul 01, 2016 - 2:16 PM

UPDATED The Hsiung feng III Brave Wind missile flies about 75 kilometers before plunging into waters off Penghu a Taiwanese administered island group in the Taiwan Strait

CARRIER KILLER MISSILE. Taiwan's Hsiung Feng III missile is displayed during Taiwan's National Day parade in Taipei, Taiwan, 10 October 2007. File photo by Eddie Cheng/EPA

VietJet to buy 100 Boeing aircraft for $11.3B

May 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Vietnamese budget airline and the US aircraft maker sign a deal in front of US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

epa05324509 President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner (2-L) and Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao (3-R) sign a Boeing aircraft buying contract for 100 airplanes as U.S. President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) look on at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2016. US President Barack Obama visits Vietnam for the first time from 23 to 25 May 2016, making him the third US President to visit the South East Asian country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. EPA/KHAM NGUYEN / POOL

Cebu Pacific, 7 other budget airlines form alliance

May 16, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Customers will be able to view select and book the best available airfares on flights from any of the airlines in a single transaction

Saudi flag carrier to launch low-cost offshoot

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Saudi Arabian Airlines announces the establishment of the low cost Flyadeal which will begin operating by mid 2017

epa05265523 A photograph made available on 18 April 2016 shows Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Director-general Saleh Al-Jasser speaking during a press conference to announce the establishment of a new low cost airline, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 17 April 2016. Reports state Al-Jasser announced the launching of a new airliner to be called 'Flyadeel' to provide low cost economic air transport. The new company is expected to start operations by mid-2017. EPA/KAMAL MUSTAFA

PAL seeks DFA's help on squabble with Kuwaiti government

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine Airlines says Kuwait is preventing it from exercising its rights which are clearly granted under a bilateral air services deal

CAPTIVE NICHE. With more than 190,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait and about 300,000 in Jeddah, PAL has a captive market

Cebu Pacific to add more flights to ASEAN countries

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The airline plans to make the most out of the ASEAN Open Skies agreement

ASEAN EXPANSION. Cebu Pacific flies to 11 destinations in 7 ASEAN countries. File photo by Rappler

Cheaper air fares in ASEAN seen as PH signs protocols

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines signs the so called 5th and 6th freedoms of the air allowing broader flight options within the region

IMPROVED AIR CONNECTION. The Philippines finally signs Protocols 5 and 6 of the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement in Air Services. File photo by Rappler

Cebu Pacific wants Guam, Honolulu, Melbourne in 2016 - think tank

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:13 PM

While Cebu Pacific’s long haul operations have been unprofitable in 2015 Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says the airline s network is tracking well and could become profitable in 2016

OPTIMISTIC. CAPA says Cebu Pacific plans to launch flights to Guam, Honolulu, and Melbourne this year, despite an expected slow growth rate

China building second aircraft carrier – defense ministry

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The new vessel will have a displacement of 50 000 tons and use conventional power the defense ministry spokesman says

THREATENING PH? China's first aircraft carrier, the 'Liaoning' sits berthed at the naval base in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province in 2012. File photo by AFP

PH military gets 114 armored vehicles from US

Dec 10, 2015 - 9:04 AM

The transfer of this huge number of APCs will boost the armor capabilities of the Philippine military

Photo from the US Embassy

France deploys aircraft carrier to support Syria raids

Nov 17, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The vessel the flagship of the French navy will take a few days to reach its destination near Syria or Lebanon whereas it was not due to reach the Gulf – its original destination – until next month

HOLLANDE. French President Francois Hollande leaves after delivered a speech at a special congress of the joint upper and lower houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, November 16, 2015. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/EPA

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

The airline is offering Tiger shareholders a price of SG 0 41 per share in cash and an option to subscribe for Singapore Airlines shares at SG 11 1043

TAKEOVER. "SIA's objective for the offer is to derive enhanced commercial and operational synergies through a full integration of Tiger Airways into the SIA Group," the airline says in a statement. SIA photo from; Tigerair photo from wikimedia

Sulpicio told: Pay P241M to kin of ferry tragedy victims

Oct 14, 2015 - 4:23 PM

A Manila court rules in favor of the survivors and relatives of the victims of the ill fated M V Princess of the Stars which sank in 2008 with more than 700 passengers onboard

AFTER 7 YEARS. A Manila court has ruled in favor of the relatives of victims of the ill-fated M/V Princess of the Stars, which sank in 2008, leaving over 700 people dead or missing. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Cebu Pacific receives 32nd Airbus A320

Sep 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

This is the 3rd of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft the budget carrier is set to receive in 2015 as Cebu Pacific targets Honolulu as a new destination early 2016

NEW AIRCRAFT. This is the third of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year, Cebu Pacific announces on Monday, September 28, 2015. Photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

Escalating air war on ISIS not the answer – US general

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:59 AM

General Martin Dempsey appealed for strategic patience in the fight against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria

A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DOD) on 10 February 2015 shows an F-22 Raptor, departed from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, USA, being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker on their way to Iraq, 30 January 2015. Sgt Perry Aston/US Air Forces Central Command/EPA

Budget carriers seek additional seats to Singapore

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Cebu Pacific Tigerair and AirAsia seek more seat entitlements following the signing of the PH Singapore air pact

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for ISIS fight

Feb 23, 2015 - 3:39 PM

UPDATED Four Rafale fighter jets took off in the morning from the carrier as it sailed about 200 km 120 miles off the coast north of Bahrain in the direction of Iraq

The French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is seen moored in the Toulon military harbor, France, 02 September 2013. SSebastien Nogier/EPA

Low cost carriers soaring in Southeast Asia

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Low cost carriers are still driving most of the growth in Southeast Asia and would continue through 2015 a Sydney based aviation think tank says

Cebu Pacific pays P52.11M fine

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The fine is deposited directly by the Civil Aeronautics Board in the national treasury account with nothing to compensate affected passengers

Cebu Pacific VP quits

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Jorenz Tañada a former Customs official ends a short lived stint at the low cost carrier

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CAB to Cebu Pacific passengers: Seek compensation

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The Civil Aeronautics Board admits it has no power to compel the budget airline to reimburse the affected passengers

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014.  Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

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Jan 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Microsoft introduces Windows 10 HoloLens WhatsApp adds messaging from web and Google wants to be a mobile carrier

Cebu Pacific chief on holiday mess: 'I'm profoundly sorry'

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:39 AM

3rd UPDATE A House resolution is being crafted to direct erring airlines to compensate affected passengers on top of the fine going to national coffers

‘I AM SORRY.’ Cebu Pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei reiterates the budget carrier’s apology to passengers inconvenienced during the holidays at a congressional hearing on January 21, 2015. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 7, 2015

Jan 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

A planned ban on super cheap airfare Indonesia s plan to increase its tourism promotion budget almost 5 times a popular singer busted for drugs again and more