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PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

Malaysia threatens Grab with $21-million fine

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The Malaysia Competition Commission proposes fining Grab almost 87 million ringgit ($21 million) for preventing its drivers from providing advertising services for the company's competitors

LEGAL. Grab Philippines maintains that the P2/minute fare charge is legal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Urban Deca, 8990 Holdings fined P27M for imposing internet provider on residents

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The companies will pay P27.1 million to the Philippine Competition Commission, marking the closure of the first abuse of dominance case in the country

Hidilyn Diaz wins bronze in 2019 world championships

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:57 AM

After a podium finish in the last two editions, Hidilyn Diaz captures another bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships to stay on track of her 2020 Olympic bid

STILL A FORCE. Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proves yet again that she’s among the world’s best. Photo from the International Weightlifting Federation

Senate identifies 21 schools tapped to train Filipino farmers for free

Sep 07, 2019 - 3:25 PM

A portion of the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund is a P1 billion allocation to bankroll the free training courses of the farmers to modernize their skills

TEACHING FARMERS. A group of farmers manually thresh out the rice seeds from its stalks after the harvest. File photo by John Novis/Greenpeace

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

Pinoy math wizards win 35 awards in South Africa contest

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team wins a total of 35 awards at the 2019 South Africa International Mathematics Competition

Philippine team wins awards at International Biology Olympiad 2019

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Four high school students make the Philippines proud in this year's International Biology Olympiad, the premier global competition in biology

PHILIPPINE TEAM. (L-R) Team Leader Ronald Cruz; student delegates Jeremy Ng, Elizabeth Peralta, Keizo Yuda, Samuel Wood; Team Deputy Leader Crisanto Lopez

Philippines wins The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s 13th Asia Pacific Barista Competition

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The coffee and tea connoisseur brought together its best baristas from around the globe to compete for the World Champion title in Manila

PCC approves Meralco-Marubeni, BCDA joint venture

Jul 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market

POWER DISTRIBUTOR. The Philippine Competition Commission clears the joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the Meralco-Marubeni consortium to distribute electricity to New Clark City locators. Photo from New Clark City website

PCC speeds up review of qualified deals by 15 days

Jun 18, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission will fast-track the review process for certain transactions starting July 2

Aussie rider wins Le Tour Stage 3 on late run

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Samuel Hill nabs his first-ever stage win in a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned event

TOPPER. Australian Samuel Hill cruises to his first win in a UCI-sanctioned event. Photo from release

Swiss regulators fine banks over forex rigging 'cartels'

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan, MUFG Bank, and Royal Bank of Scotland are hit with fines totaling around $90 million

A logo is picture above a branch of Barclays bank in central London on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Philippines still lags in 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking

May 29, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippines rises 4 spots to 46th in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, but it is almost last in the Asia-Pacific region

LOOK: Two Pinoy artists win James Gunn’s global 'Brightburn' fan art contest

May 24, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Out of 600 entries, winners Jaye Atienza from Pampanga and Dennis Radaza from Rizal were hand-picked by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' producer James Gunn himself

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

May 17, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Only 1 in 10 entries survive this brutal 600-kilometer MacArthur competition of pigeon racing or karera ng kalapati from Leyte to Manila

n this photo taken on March 25, 2019, Jaime Lim, one of the Philippines' best-known pigeon fanciers, shows one of his racing pigeons at his home in Manila. It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race. It's a tough challenge for the birds and a tense affair for the owners. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

PCC approves AC Energy's acquisition of Phinma power unit

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission finds no issues with AC Energy acquiring a stake in Phinma Energy Corporation

Antitrust body files case against a condo, mass housing developer

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider

Antitrust body to aid DA in onion cartel probe

Mar 29, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says it will 'examine whether there are competition concerns in the onion industry'

ONIONS FOR SALE. Local onions sold at a public market. Photo by Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

UAAP street dance: FEU eyes back-to-back titles

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The FEU Street Alliance aims for a repeat romp as the UAAP goes rocking with the street dance competition

WINNING MOVES. After a breakthrough year, the FEU Street Alliance looks to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New law gives qualified Filipinos free access to technical-vocational education

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

The 'Tulong-Trabaho Act' gives funding to select technical-vocational training programs and schools so that Filipinos who wish to expand their skill set may get free training and education

Filipino teen wakeboarder bags silver in world championships

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Seventeen-year-old Raphael Trinidad pulls off a surprise podium finish in the 10th IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships

SILVER. Raphael Trinidad makes waves in the men's open world championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo from IWWF Facebook

DTI, antitrust body to strengthen market competition in new partnership

Feb 15, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The long-overdue partnership is expected to produce studies scrutinizing the competitiveness of various industries

RHI Group to continue Nasugbu operations after antitrust body junks merger

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) RHI Group still believes that the consolidation of the sugar mills will improve the efficiency of operations in Batangas

SUGAR MILL. An aerial view of the Central Azucarera Don Pedro. Photo from the Roxas Holdings, Inc website

Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'We cannot simply leave the production of news and journalism to market forces,' says the head of Australia's competition watchdog, in light of Google and Facebook's dominance in digital ad spend

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Philippine Pro Gaming League returns with P1.3 million prize pool

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

'League of Legends,' 'Tekken 7,' 'Rules of Survival,' and 'Arena of Valor' are the tourney games

Illustration from PPGL 2019


Antitrust body fines Grab Philippines anew

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PCC Commissioner Johannes Bernabe explains the failure to submit the needed data 'prevented the PCC and the 3rd party body' from monitoring the pricing commitments

Japan makes console modding, save editing software illegal

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Japan's amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act also bars the reselling of game serial codes or other software product keys

FIGHTING UNFAIR COMPETITION. Image from http://www.meti.go.jp/english/policy/economy/chizai/chiteki/index.html

Pinoy talent wins 'The One' singing competition in UAE

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Jovan Aquino is named the winner during the finals night held in Dubai

FEELING GOOD. Jovan Aquino wins 'The One' singing competition in Dubai. Photo from Instagram.com/jovanaquino

Learning to play chess

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:14 PM

I am telling this story because this is how I finally understood how I came to truly appreciate identifying as a Bangsamoro

Pinoy science docus reap awards in 3rd Indie-Siyensya film contest

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 7 films earn the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

Heartbreak healed: NU Pep Squad completes comeback

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Everyone expected the elite program to bounce back, and that’s exactly what they did

TOP DOG. The NU Pep Squad marches back to the UAAP cheerdance throne. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance order of performance

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:35 PM

It's another showdown of stunts and flips in the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

PAWS had a halloween party, and it was definitely a treat

Nov 02, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Give them ALL the treats!

TRICK OR TREAT. We'd give this cutie all the treats he wants. Photo courtesy of PAWS

Philippine Azkals dead serious on Suzuki Cup glory

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the arrival of renowned former England mentor Sven-Göran Eriksson, now is the best time for the Azkals to take home the Suzuki Cup trophy

NEW-LOOK. The Philippine Azkals impress in their friendlies against Bahrain and Oman to prepare for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup and the 2019 Asian Cup. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Movie reviews: All 5 2018 QCinema Circle Competition films

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz dishes out his takes on this year's QCinema Circle Competition entries

Grab to ask PCC to reconsider P12-M fine

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:17 PM

The PCC is penalizing Grab for supposedly failing to keep its pre-Uber acquisition prices and quality of service, among other alleged violations of interim rules

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FULL LIST: Philpop 2018 Top 10

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Check out if your favorite from the Top 30 made it here!

Philippines' crime, infra among worst globally – World Economic Forum

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Philippines lags in police services, infrastructure, and ease of doing business, but excels in labor market and macroeconomic stability

Antitrust watchdog fines Grab P16 million over Uber deal

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission slaps Grab with a fine of P12 million and Uber with P4 million for causing 'undue difficulties' to the review of their deal

U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite 'worrying' trends – WEF

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The World Economic Forum uses a new methodology for the 2018 edition of its annual Global Competitiveness Report to reflect shifts in a world increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies

WangFu resident chef brings home an international culinary victory

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Elmar Ruelo bags a Bronze Medal Award from the renowned Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge

Pinoy bowlers strike 21 golds in Asia-Pacific Masters

Sep 27, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Filipino bowlers dominate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Masters Games in Malaysia

SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN. Filipino bowlers dominate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Masters Games in Malaysia. Photo from National Bowling Tour

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

Baguio bags Batang Pinoy 2018 overall crown

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Host Baguio City rules the multi-sport event for the second straight year

PODIUM FINISHERS. Baguio City’s Dayshaun Ramos (center) rules the boys triathlon 11-12 category, while Aklan’s Michael Gabriel Lozada and Tandag City’s Lawrence Uy round out the top three. Photo from PSC

Baguio gains Batang Pinoy 2018 overall lead

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Host Baguio inches closer to defending its overall crown after collecting 46 gold medals

YOUNG CHAMP. Eleven-year-old John Paul Jallorina of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya rules the 9-11 boys cycling race. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

ONE Championship: PH's Edward Kelly wins via DQ, Honorio Banario falls

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Team Lakay splits its two matches in Shanghai, China

MIXED RESULTS. Filipino MMA artists Honorio Banario and Edward Kelly end with mixed results in the ONE Championship in Shanghai, China. Photo from their Facebook accounts