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#2030Now: Offline ‘safe spaces’ seen as solution to SOGIE misconceptions

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The winning group of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle highlights the need to set up intimate discussions on SOGIE since conversations on social media may be alienating to some

DISCUSSIONS. Bianca Lacaba and Aella Potestades, participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit gender equality huddle, represented the winning group and highlighted the need to set up intimate discussions to break down misconceptions about SOGIE on September 21. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Beyond tree planting: How companies can ignite change

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Companies usually plant trees or hold feeding programs as part of corporate social responsibility. But a one-day effort will not suffice.

Guess who's on Viber?

Sep 25, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Because metro woes are overwhelming

METRO WOES. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren, and QC Mayor Joy Belmonte join the panel discussion on making the metro more livable during the 2019 Social Good Summit at the Yuchengco Hall in DLSU on Sept 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW: Disinformation interventions beyond literacy

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The problem of disinformation requires solutions that look at the root of what makes people susceptible to them in the first place

SGS 2019 Digital huddle. September 21, 2019.

#2030Now: How a group of friends started lobbying for law on dignified commuting

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Ira Cruz of AltMobility tells the story of how commuters decided to do something about the unpredictable public transport situation in the country

The LTFRB announced the one-peso jeepney minimum fare hike will be implemented on Friday (today), for National Capital Region (NCR), Regions III and IV. The agency added that jeepney drivers should post a notice of provisional fare increase in their vehicles before they can charge an additional fare of one peso from commuters. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

#2030Now: Only ‘Chernobyl’ can bring democracy back to digital spaces

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Keen, Google's Irene Jay Liu, and Democracy & Disinformation consortium convenor John Nery discuss solutions to the 'crisis of democracy'

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Leksyon ng SGS: Lifestyle change ang simula

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:22 AM

7 years of Social Good summits is just the start. Our global, collective action is key

#2030Now: Green initiatives go a long way for urban communities

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Organizations share how they work with communities to save a forest within a city, connect farmers to consumers, and turn plastic waste into furniture and other useful items

Metro Manila mayors use Viber group to coordinate class suspensions

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:44 AM

(UPDATED) Communication helps them collaborate by understanding each other's problems

VIBER GROUP. Aside from coordinating class suspension, Viber also let Metro Manila mayors have 'chismis' amongst themselves. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now: We are entering a ‘new dark age’ because of internet – Andrew Keen

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:31 PM

But the 'How To Fix the Future' author says this democracy crisis can be fixed

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Belmonte warns: Traffic will get worse before it will get better

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

In Quezon City alone, Joy Belmonte says 4 big-ticket infrastucture programs will be constructed simultaneously

BE PREPARED. Quezon City Joy Belmonte tells constituents to adjust their lifestyles in line with upcoming simultaenous constructions that will worsen traffic. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now, #InsightForImpact trend during 2019 Social Good Summit

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

How can we cut through the social media noise and build communities of action that will help make the world a better place?

HIGHLIGHTS: Social Good Summit #2030Now: Insight for impact

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:52 PM

With the theme 'Insight for Impact,' the summit hopes to challenge Filipinos to cut through the social media noise to build communities of action that will help make the world a better place

HIGHLIGHTS: #InspireCourage stories at the Social Good Summit 2019

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:47 AM

During the #InspireCourage session, speakers will answer basic questions: What do they do exactly? Why are they passionate about this initiative? How can other people help?

Citizen wish list for Metro mayors: Fix traffic, lower cost of living

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:11 PM

In the long list of Metro Manila problems, what should be prioritized and where should city mayors look first? We asked our readers.

How an online community encourages Filipinos to try ‘buhay zero-waste’

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Going zero-waste might seem intimidating. But a blossoming online community in the Philippines will tell you that your zero-waste journey can start with the little things and the mini wins.

Meet the speakers of the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 2019 Manila Social Good Summit hopes to showcase how engaging communities and citizens can help them face challenges such as the environmental crisis and urban congestion

Andrew Keen returns to PH to talk about 'how to fix democracy'

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The world-renowned commentator on the digital revolution is the keynote speaker of the 2019 Social Good Summit

KEYNOTE. Andrew Keen returns to the Philippines to give a talk on how to fix democracy at the 2019 Social Good Summit.  Photo from the Twitter page of Andrew Keen

‘Let’s do actual things!’: Commuters huddle on solutions to address traffic

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Commuters pitch ideas to help solve issues anchored on awareness, behavior changes, government policy, and commuters participation

COMMUTERS. Around 15 participants who are also commuters join the Move Huddle, in partnership with Right Of Way and AltMobility to discuss commuters’ issues, brainstorm ideas to help solve transportation woes and pitch solutions to flesh out these ideas into actions on Saturday, August 31 at the Rappler HQ. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Lumad dictionary launched to help save indigenous language

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well

MANOBO DICTIONARY. The Save Our Schools (SOS) Network launched a mobile dictionary app in an effort to save the Manobo language. Photo by Chad Booc

Phivolcs unveils app that maps out hazards in the Philippines

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

HazardHunterPH gives a summary of hazards in the user's chosen location, along with an explanation and recommendation to help people better understand the findings

DEMO. People check out a demonstration of HazardHunterPH in its launch on Tuesday, July 16. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Yolanda survivor takes up physics in MIT as 'bigger contribution to the world'

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Coming from the province that was severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, Andales shares how her experience fueled her passion for research and science communication

Rice straw biogas facility in Laguna makes use of waste

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The Rice Straw to Biogas project is the first of its kind and scale in the Philippines to use leftover rice straw to produce food, fuel, and soil conditioner

GLIMPSE. The country’s first rice straw biogas facility is set to formally open in Victoria, Laguna on June 26, 2019. Photo from Straw Innovations Ltd Press Release

Thinking beyond the country’s tech capital: The case for secondary cities

May 28, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Some startups across Southeast Asia are bucking conventional thinking by establishing their headquarters outside capital cities

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Group starts petition urging youth, government to act on climate crisis

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The 'I am Climate Justice Movement' needs volunteers to get barangay ordinances passed in support of the campaign

Filipina game changers share what it takes to be leaders in science, tech

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Four women who have made a mark in science, technology, engineering, and math recount their journeys, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead

GAMECHANGERS. 4 Filipina leaders in the field of science, technology, math and engineering talk about their journey and challenges in a forum by International Labour Organization on Friday, February 22. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Pinoy app global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.

GLOBAL FINALIST. Team iNON (It's Now or Never) is behind the ISDApp. Photo courtesy of Michael Lance Domagas

WATCH: Pinoys invent app to help kids with autism

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Named Emerald District, the app aims to bridge health practitioners and people with autism

Screenshot from Rappler

This #HackSociety idea could change the lives of kids with autism

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Henry Lachica, Nesty Tumbaga, and John Chua want to launch an app that connects parents of children with autism to health practitioners, tracks autistic children's progress, and provides them with their own learning tools

#HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018.

Young civil servants push for digital transformation in LGUs

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:29 PM

#HackSociety winner AI4GOV wants local governments to use artificial intelligence to improve delivery of services. They also want to empower LGUs to champion digital methods

AI4GOV. Lei Motilla at the #HackSociety pitching emphasizes that 'it's not about simply utilizing available digital tools, but understanding the importance of the 'digital change-management process'


These Filipino high school kids are out to end bullying

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:58 PM

These iAcademy students won in the 'Peace' category of #HackSociety 2018

#HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018.

Young Pinoy innovators want to make affordable biotech lab kits

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Only 3 out of 10 high schools in the Philippines have a science laboratory. #HackSociety winner, team BTBox, is looking to address the problem by making portable, affordable lab kits that high school students can use

BTBOX. Kenneth Kim says their kits are 90% cheaper than competing lab kits at the #HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018


Rappler Talk: Why is it important to #HackSociety

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Rappler talks to previous #HackSociety winners Pamela Mejia and Robi del Rosario at 5pm on Friday, October 5

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

NPC outlines 90-day plan for data protection officers

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:21 PM

UPDATED With government as the biggest handler of personal information agencies should be proactive in advocating for data privacy rights of Filipinos says the NPC

DPO1 ASSEMBLY. Data protection officers from at least 186 agencies attend the 1st DPO assembly of the National Privacy Commission on April 5, 2017. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

'Uncarded' commuters can now use PayMaya for Uber rides

Jun 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Today PayMaya has once again changed the game for digital payments by pioneering a unique partnership with Uber PayMaya Philippines president and CEO Orlando Vea says

TIE UP. L-R: Benjie Fernandez, Co-COO of PayMaya Philippines and COO of Voyager Innovations; Laurence Cua, General Manager of Uber Philippines; Manuel Pangilinan Chairman of PLDT, Smart, and Voyager Innovations; Orlando Vea, President and CEO of Voyager Innovations. Image from PayMaya

Charter near deal on $55B buyout of Time Warner Cable

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Charter the fourth largest US cable provider will boost its profile dramatically if it acquires Time Warner Cable which is second in the US market

IMPENDING BUYOUT? A file photo dated 13 February 2014 shows a general view of the Time Warner Center in New York City, New York, USA. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

What do ICT stats say about the Philippines?

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The relatively weak uptake of ICT services in the Philippines aside from inadequate ICT infrastructure can be attributed to the high cost associated with it