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Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5M over merger

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says the merger significantly reduced market competition and led to higher fares

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Dubbed as the tax refund scam of the 1990s, Petron and Shell win big in the Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No 3rd telco player by November? 'I'll take over,' says Duterte

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

If there will be further delays, President Duterte warns he'll invite interested parties to submit their position papers to him, and he will make his choice in 'about 30 minutes'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman, Jordan on September 7, 2018 that he has made a promise to get rid of corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs in the country back when he was still campaigning for the country's top government position. He went on to add that he is relentless in his efforts to fulfill these promises. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why Manny Pacquiao wants to sue Top Rank, others

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The boxing star says Top Rank has not given his share for the live-streaming of his title bout against Lucas Matthysse in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico

BIG BLOW. Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse to snatch the WBA regular welterweight title, is set to take legal action against Top Rank Promotions and other concerned parties. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

International alliace asks backdoor access to encrypted communications – report

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The Five Eyes group of nations collects and shares intelligence among the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, using each one’s strategic locations to monitor the rest of the world’s communication

ENCRYPTED MESSAGING. WhatsApp now features end-to-end encryption for your needs. Image from Open Whisper Systems.


DOTr, LTFRB: Angkas 'colorum, unsafe, just after profit'

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Government regulators slam a court order allowing the motorcycle ride-hailing company to resume operations while its case is pending

Thousands of motorcycle riders from various organizations of motorcyclist under Riders of the Philippines (ROTP), Motorcle Rights Organization (MRO) along with motorcyclist from various organizations, navigate along Edsa, Quezon City on Sunday during a Nationwide Unity Ride for Equality. The groups converged on EDSA People Power Monument to Mendiola in Manila to air their grievances after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered last year the closure of motorcycle ride-sharing provider Angkas. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

You can book Angkas rides again, for now

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The motorcycle ride-hailing firm gets a preliminary injunction from the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court

OPERATIONAL. Angkas is back on the road again. Angkas File photo

LTFRB allows all ride-hailing firms to charge P2/min of travel

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Grab Philippines, among other ride-hailing companies, can once again charge P2 per minute of travel, 15 days after the publication of Memorandum Circular 2018-019 on September 5

TRAFFIC. Heavy volume of traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Grab: We'll do everything until P10M fine is reversed

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Grab Philippines maintains that the P2-per-minute fare component is 'legal'

NOT ILLEGAL. Grab Public Affairs Head Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge is not illegal. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB OKs Grab's petition: Riders will not be reimbursed of P2/min charge

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:09 PM

But the P10-million fine against Grab still stands

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Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

Xiamen Air 'cannot be charged for impact on flight operations'

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

So far, the Chinese airline is being asked to pay P33 million to the Philippine government for its plane accident that paralyzed airport operations

Eddie Monreal, General Manager of Manila International Airport Authority at the senate hearing on public services particularly the recent problem involving the Xiamen Airlines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Companies vying for Philippines' 3rd telco spot

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM

At least 7 foreign and 5 local companies are gunning to be the next major telco player

TELCO WARS. Several companies are gunning to be the country's 3rd mobile provider. Rappler file photo


TIMELINE: Xiamen Air plane mishap at NAIA runway

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Here's a rundown of what has happened after a Xiamen Air plane skidded off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

RUNWAY MISHAP. A torn-off engine pod from a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as Flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Why you should try Physique 57

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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Removing plane was Xiamen Air's responsibility – MIAA

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Airport authorities say they only took over the plane's removal because waiting for Xiamen Air 'might take a week'

A torn-off engine pod from a XiamenAir Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after the aircraft slid off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Manila international airport on August 17, 2018.  A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain, authorities said August 17, with all 165 people on board safely evacuated though a few suffered minor injuries.   / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Drivers file P5-M suit vs Nograles over Grab P2/min issue

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

A group of ride-hailing services drivers says the PBA party list representative's accusations led to 'reduced income' for them

DAMAGES. Drivers under Grab Philippines filed charges against PBA partylist Representative Jericho Nograles.

PH gov't asks Xiamen Air to pay over NAIA mishap

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:34 PM

The total cost of the fine has yet to be determined

CRANE. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 being lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

Xiamen Air says sorry days after runway mishap

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:26 PM

But Malacañang says an apology from Xiamen Air is not enough

RUNWAY MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slides off the NAIA runway in Parañaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang demands apology from Xiamen Air

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Aside from an apology, Malacañang says whoever is responsible for the mishap must be held accountable, including, possibly, the Xiamen Air pilot

Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Avoid booking along EDSA, Grab riders told

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

'We ask our drivers and passengers to be patient,' says Grab Philippines

BAN. MMDA personnel jot down vehicle plate numbers of private cars violating the High Volume Occupancy dry run implementation along Edsa in Quezon City aimed at reducing the volume of traffic along Edsa during peaks hours. August 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The Philippine-based budget carrier's Sydney record will be hard to beat

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE. The first flight 5J049 arrives in the Tullamarine Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Federalism probe, Grab pricing, PH weather | Evening wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Grab fares 'not necessarily lower' after Uber buyout approval

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM

In fact, Grab has a 5% fare hike petition pending with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

COMMITMENTS. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu said on August 10, 2018 that they will adhere to the imposed commitments of the Philippine Competition Commission on the Uber acquisition deal. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Antitrust body OKs Grab-Uber deal, sets conditions

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Any breach of the fair pricing conditions and service quality commitments set by the Philippine Competition Commission will subject Grab to fines of up to P2 million per violation

LOOK: DICT draft rules on selection of 3rd telco player

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology releases the draft guidelines ahead of the public hearing on its proposed selection process on August 23

Chip giant TSMC says WannaCry behind production halt

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:00 PM

TSMC says some of its computer systems and equipment in its Taiwan plants were infected on August 3 during software installation. The incident is expected to cause shipment delays and cut third-quarter revenue by 2%.

Sandiganbayan: Enough evidence vs ex-PCSO execs in illegal perks case

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Former officials Rosario Uriarte, Jose Taruc V, and Fatima Valdes are accused of accepting all-expenses paid trips to Australia from a private contractor

PCSO PERKS CASE. The Sandiganbayan rules that "if unrebutted," the evidence supports a guilty verdict against against three former executives of the PCSO in an illegal perks case.

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Apple shines in history-making style, despite some bruises

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Apple's strict stance on protecting user privacy solidifies their reputation – especially during in an era when data privacy issues have become humongous concerns

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


Apple is world's first trillion-dollar company

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:29 AM

US tech companies make up the top 5 most valuable enterprises based on share prices. Behind Apple are Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook.

NEW HEIGHTS. On Thursday, August 2, US time, the technology company and iPhone maker became the first American public company to cross $1 trillion in value. Apple stock is up more than 20% this year. Pictured is the Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


LOOK: Cebu Pacific's new in-flight, pre-order meal selection

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The offerings include Filipino cuisine classics as well as more modern dishes

Laos PM says 131 missing from dam collapse as 26 bodies recovered

Jul 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) Questions begin to emerge over the collapse, with some of the displaced saying they were warned to evacuate homes only hours before disaster struck

DAM DISASTER. This handout photo taken on July 24, 2018 and received from Attapeu Today on July 25, 2018 shows residents on rooftops surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed on July 23. Handout/Attapeu Today/AFP

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) The accident releases 5 billion cubic meters of water – more than 2 million Olympic swimming pools

Interconnection rates will be lowered to welcome third telco – Duterte

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost

Cathay Pacific to offer nonstop Hong Kong-Seattle flights in 2019

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:35 PM

This new route will be offered 4 times a week beginning March 31, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach joins AirAsia as brand ambassador

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Pia celebrates with AirAsia as it was named 'World's Best Low-Cost Airline' for the 10th time

IN PHOTOS: A peek inside Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Check out what we saw in our tour of Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, including a peek inside their campus, said to be over 140 hectares large

SHENZHEN TOUR. One of Huawei's buildings at its Ox Horn campus. Photos by Kyle Chua.

As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory

Jul 16, 2018 - 11:14 AM

President Trump rails against Chinese imports, pushes for 'buy American', and launches the trade confrontation to punish China for what he considers predatory trade policies. But his anger does not appear to extend to flags.

MADE IN CHINA. This photo taken on July 13, 2018 shows Chinese employees sewing US flags at a factory in Fuyang in China's eastern Anhui province. AFP Photo

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'The serious consequences on a consumer, whose electric supply has been cut off, behoove a distribution utility to strictly comply with the legal requisites before disconnection may be done,' says the Supreme Court

NO CHARGE. The Supreme Court rules electric companies must strictly comply with legal requirements before charging or disconnecting customers. Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, Electric meter photo from Shutterstock, Billing photo from Meralco

PLDT says Bello claim on contractor ownership 'fabricated'

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III alleges that many of PLDT's service contractors are owned by its own executives

PICKET. Members of PLDT Organization of Workers and Employees for Rights (POWER), Defend Job Philippines and Kilos Na! Manggagawa hold a picket-protest in front of the DOLE main office in Manila on July 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Defend Job Philippines

[OPINION] Silicon Valley, from ‘heart’s delight’ to toxic wasteland

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Silicon Valley might become this generation's Detroit if it can't reverse its moral decline, writes a pair of US professors

APPLE PARK. Aerial view of Apple Park, the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc., located in Cupertino, California. The roof is covered in solar panels with an output of 17 Mega Watt peak, making it one of the biggest solar roofs in the world. Photo by Daniel L. Lu, Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license


Uber’s head of HR resigns reportedly after discrimination probe

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Internal investigations reportedly find that Liane Hornsey, the company's head of human resources, dismissed allegations of racial discrimination

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP


Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Loon is Alphabet's radical project for global internet connectivity with balloons while Wing focuses on auto drone delivery technology to reduce fossil fuel use and urban congestion

LOON. The radical project from Google involves the use of balloons to deliver connectivity. Screenshot from Google.


EU Parliament rejects copyright law in win for US tech giants

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The draft law is resisted by major US tech giants as well as advocates of internet freedom, with some campaigners warning it could even spell the end of viral 'memes' or jokes.

Ortigas & Company to spend P26B on Capitol Commons

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The property developer is expanding Estancia mall and constructing condominiums at Capitol Commons in Pasig City

All Globe prepaid load valid for 1 year starting July 5

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:55 AM

'Effective July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with denominations below P300, will carry a one-year expiration period,' Globe announces

Florida marketing firm Exactis leaks info of 340 million people, businesses

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security – who discovered the leak – says the trove of Exactis information seems like 'a database with pretty much every US citizen in it'

Smart posts speeds of 14.97 Gbps in latest 5G tests

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The tests lay some of the groundwork for future 5G networks in the Philippines

5G TESTS. Smart doubles the speed from their last tests in early June. Photo from Smart