competitiveness
ARTICLE FINDER

Global concerns taking toll on PH digital competitiveness – PLDT executive

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

External concerns, trade wars, economic uncertainties are causing investors to migrate to safer investments in more stable countries, possibly affecting the country's digital competitiveness, says PLDT's Eric Alberto

DIGICON. From left to right, Nerisse Ramos, chief operating officer of ePLDT; Eric Alberto, PLDT and Smart's chief revenue officer; Jason Silva, TV host and keynote speaker; Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart's head of Enterprise Business Groups; PLDT's Nico Alcoseba, head of Disruptive Business Group; Jojo Gendrano, PLDT Enterprise's head of core business solutions; and Sudev Bangah, managing director of International Data Corporation - ASEAN. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


International School Manila students win prestigious physics competition

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The students win the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire's 2018 Beamline for Schools competition with their proposal to explore the use of particles known as 'pions' for cancer therapy

PHYSICS COMPETITION. Particle physics laboratory Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire announced a team of students from the International School Manila are among winners in its 2018 Beamline for Schools competition.

PH drops 10 spots in 2018 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:13 PM

Out of 63 countries, the Philippines finishes 56th, down from 2017's 46th spot


Apple fined millions in Australia for false iPhone claims

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'The court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the consumer guarantees ceasing to apply, or the consumer's right to a remedy being extinguished,' ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court says

FINES. A picture shows the Apple logo outside the Apple store in Covent Garden in London August 30, 2016. File photo by Daniel Lean-Olivas/AFP

Former New Zealand beauty queen competes in Xterra Albay

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Kristy Jennings and Bradley Weiss join the off-road triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay

SPORTSWOMAN. Former beauty queen Kristy Jennings is in the Philippines for a series of sporting events. Photo from Jennings' Instagram

Call for entries: Short film contest on Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:55 AM

All entries must be submitted on or before 30 September

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

BRP SIERRA MADRE. This aerial photo  taken from a military aircraft shows the dilapidated Sierra Madre ship of the Philippine Navy anchored near Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) with Philippine soldiers onboard to secure the perimeter in the Spratly Islands, on May 11, 2015. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/AFP

Grab denies PCC findings of higher fares, 'deteriorating' service

May 30, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission also finds that newly accredited ride-hailing companies are unlikely to provide much of a challenge to Grab – at least not in the near future

grab application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Rey Guevarra windmills his way to 4th Slam Dunk title

May 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

It took 3 rounds in the finals before the Phoenix forward defeated Blackwater's Renz Palma

RIM-RATTLER. Rey Guevarra takes home his 4th Slam Dunk title in 5 years. Photo by PBA Images

Philippine Science High School applications for 2018-2019 now open

May 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for filing of application is on September 14, 2018. The date of the examination is on October 20, 2018.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Roque on blacklisted Chinese firms, PH in competitive rankings, House on BBL | Evening wRap

May 24, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking a 'wake-up call' – business leaders

May 24, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The 2018 World Competitiveness Yearbook report says the government must look into its current account deficit, foreign direct investments, the weakening of the peso, and inflation

Philippines slips 9 notches in competitiveness ranking

May 24, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippines ranked 50th out of 63 countries in the 2018 World Competitiveness Yearbook– the worst decline among peers in the Asia-Pacific region

[OPINION] One hour at a time

May 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM

I had 30 minutes left with her. Taking the place of the sweeping vistas of the countryside we used to visit was the gray horizon of concrete pavement where we saw airplanes flying in and out. She would leave soon, along with the rest, to a life where they are needed – indispensable yet invisible at the same time.

PH duo of Biado-De Luna advances to World Cup of Pool quarterfinals

May 18, 2018 - 11:38 PM

International pool glory and a $250,000 cash prize await the winner

ON TO THE NEXT. Carlo Biado (middle) and partner Jeff de Luna will face China B in the quarterfinals. Photo from JP Parmentier/Matchroom Multi Sport 2018


PCC approves merger of Dennis Uy's Udenna with 2GO shareholder

May 07, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Udenna Corporation, holding firm of tycoon Dennis Uy, pays the Philippine Competition Commission P19.6 million as penalty for initially failing to notify the antitrust agency about the merger

COMPLIANCE. Back in August 2016, Dennis Uy's Udenna bought all of KGLI Investment Cooperatief UA's shares in KGLI-BV, which in turn owned 39.71% of KGLI-NM Holdings Incorporated. Photo was during a sit-down interview with Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Game of Thrones' actor Hafthor Bjornsson is World's Strongest Man 2018

May 07, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'The Mountain' is this year's world's strongest man

Bayan Muna asks SC to clarify TRO on retail electricity suppliers

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The group says the 'sweeping' temporary restraining order earlier issued by the Supreme Court 'has given monopolies like Meralco the advantage'

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

PCC to pursue review of Grab-Uber deal despite Uber closure

Apr 16, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission also gives Grab and Uber until Tuesday, April 17, to explain why they failed to continue operating the platform as previously ordered

Senators slam Grab's 'predatory pricing, overcharging'

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian calls on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to require Grab to provide a breakdown of charges in its receipts

AFTERMATH. Discussion with the Philippine privacy watchdog comes after Uber sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:19 AM

Meet the 4 winners of this year's competition

Century Tuna Superbods Awarding on April 12, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

LTFRB lowers Grab surge pricing cap amid illegal fare allegation

Apr 11, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Effective immediately, the 1.5x surge pricing cap applies to all ride-hailing services offered by Grab

LOWER SURGE. Grab spokesperson Leo Gonzalez says the company will comply with the LTFRB ruling. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB: Uber can only operate until April 15

Apr 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says Uber should resolve its issues with the Philippine Competition Commission before closing down – 'the sooner, the better'

HEARING. LTFRB holds a special hearing on the renewal of Uber's accreditation on April 11, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Lawmaker: Grab charges 'illegal' fares, owes customers refund

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles alleges that Grab 'illegally' charges its customers P2 per minute of travel. Grab officials say the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board was informed about this.

ILLEGAL CHARGES? A lawmaker questions to fares charged by Grab Philippines.

'American Idol' recap: Top 24 perform solos and duets

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Who's in and who's out?

Does PCC understand Grab-Uber deal? Grab says operations can't be 'separate'

Apr 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'They want us to be independent and that's a contradiction,' Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu says in a press briefing at the Uber office in Mandaluyong

DEAL. Grab Philipines holds a press briefing on April 9, 2018 on the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber to continue operations . Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Better for Uber to stop operations on April 8 – LTFRB

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Their apps might be up but is the back system in place? Is the full support in place?' LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says following the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber and Grab to continue separate operations pending a review of their deal

CLOSE DOWN. The LTFRB wants Uber to close down if they don't want enough manpower to deal with customer grievances. PHOTO FROM SHUTTERSTOCK

PCC releases interim measures pending review of Grab-Uber deal

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

'This virtual monopolization of the market by Grab can harm the riding public,' says Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, as the country's antitrust body conducts an in-depth review of the deal

ORDER. PCC directs Uber Philippines to continue letting Filipinos availing of its ride-sharing services beyond April 8. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 6, 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

PCC asks Uber, Grab to continue separate operations beyond April 8

Apr 05, 2018 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) But Uber Asia Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle says the company no longer has the capital and people to continue its operations in the Philippines and 7 other markets

Duterte on UN Human Rights Chief, DOLE on Jollibee, Sison on resumption of peace talks | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 4, 2018

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries at the Sultan Kudarat Sports and Cultural Center in the Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on April 2, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Uber drivers' transition to Grab pushes through amid PCC review

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Grab says it will 'prepare the necessary documents and share information required' by the Philippine Competition Commission

Duterte on peace talks, PCC on Grab-Uber deal, Youtube attack | Midday wRap

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Jee Geronimo

PH Competition Commission begins review of Grab-Uber merger

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:10 PM

This is after the Philippine Competition Commission's preliminary assessment shows that the transaction may hurt commuters and drivers

PCC warns Grab-Uber deal may have 'far-reaching impact' on commuters

Apr 02, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission notes that Uber's exit would lead to Grab monopolizing the ride-sharing market

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Knowing how the model is built helps explain Cambridge Analytica’s apparently contradictory statements about the role – or lack thereof – that personality profiling and psychographics played in its modeling

ONLINE PROFILING. How accurately can you be profiled online? Image from Andrew Krasovitckii/Shutterstock.com

Bring in Indonesia's Go-Jek to compete with Grab in PH – lawmaker

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Makati Representative Luis Campos Jr also says lawmakers are counting on the Philippine Competition Commission to go over the Uber-Grab deal

GO-JEK. Based in Jakarta, Go-Jek is the most popular ride-hailing and logistics services app in Indonesia. Photo from Shutterstock

As Uber gives up Philippine operations to Grab, what now for commuters?

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'Obviously, it is not good. From a duopoly, it becomes a monopoly,' warns an economist

TAKE OVER. Starting July 8, all Uber drivers will migrate to the Grab platform after a merger deal. Uber office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cavite student wins annual DPC-PLDT visual arts contest

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The winning entries will grace the covers of the 2018-19 White and Yellow Pages PLDT directories

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

PCC approves deal to build gov't admin center at New Clark City

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 long gown competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a look at the Top 25 contestants in their gowns!

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 swimsuit competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:25 PM

(UPDATED) See the ladies rock their swimsuits here!

All photos by Rappler

The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Streetdance Competition 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The FEU Street Alliance clinch their first UAAP Streetdance championship

CHAMPS. The FEU Street Alliance reigns supreme in the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FEU Street Alliance nabs UAAP Street Dance title on first try

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

An old-school gangster theme works wonders for the FEU Street Alliance, formed only last January

KINGS AND QUEENS OF DANCE. The FEU Street Alliance are the champions of the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime