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'SIM takeover': Smart alerts users to schemes to hijack your SIM cards

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM

In successful SIM-jackings, a user's text messages and calls are routed to the hijacker's SIM card. The hijackers can then use this data to hack banking, email, and other online accounts.

Nigeria says Chinese-built rail project 'delayed' by coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Most of the Chinese workers building a 150-kilometer railway line from Nigerian economic hub Lagos to the city of Ibadan have yet to return

Workers stand along a prototype rail line, to be constructed by China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), during the ground breaking for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail line project at the Ebute-Metta headquarters of the Nigerian Railway Corporation in Lagos on March 7, 2017. - Nigeria's acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed off on the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan double track railway line modernisation project to be executed by the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC). The project, when completed, will open up direct transit from the coastal city of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, to Ibadan, in the heart of the south west. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

RESULTS: February 2020 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

Feb 27, 2020 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 1,334 out of 3,469 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 48 out of 80 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

RESULTS: November 2019 Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 899 out of 1,259 pass the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination

RESULTS: November 2019 Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination

Nov 18, 2019 - 6:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 340 out of 525 pass the Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination

RESULTS: November 2019 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Congratulations to the newest batch of agricultural and biosystems engineers!

RESULTS: November 2019 Civil Engineer licensure exam

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers!

Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes

COLLAPSED. The window of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato collapsed, along with some part of the wall, because of the strong earthquake. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PRC Results: October 2019 Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination Results

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Congratulations to the newly licensed geodetic engineers!

PRC results: October 2019 Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed electronics engineers and technicians!

6 companies eye construction of PNR Clark 2 segment

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:39 PM

The contract packages opened for bidding include the Clark International Airport station and the NSCR Clark depot

NEXT PHASE. After the start of construction of the Philippine National Railways Clark 1 project from Tutuban to Malolos, Phase 2 has been opened for bidding, drawing 5 foreign companies and one local company. Photo from DOTr

8 of 10 naval board topnotchers from University of Cebu

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:51 AM

This is not the first time the university dominated the naval board exam. In 2017, UC swept all 10 top slots.

TOPNOTCHERS. University of Cebu students take 8 of 10 top spots of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Exam. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

WATCH: How Filipino engineers are helping solve developmental problems in PH

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Join us on September 30, 10 am as we celebrate and find ways to support our Filipino engineers

TIP, St. Clare punch PBA D-League semis tickets

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:24 PM

BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare shatters D-League records after erupting for 180 points, while TIP capitalizes on its win-once incentive

LAST FOUR. Guilber Carurucan and the TIP Engineers complete the semifinals cast of the Foundation Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Manila gets 2 unsolicited railway proposals

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The city government of Manila receives proposals for a tram along Roxas Boulevard and a sky shuttle that would traverse Tondo, Binondo, and Sta Cruz

TRAM. A private company submits an unsolicited proposal for a tram along Roxas Boulevard. Shutterstock photo

PRC Results: August 2019 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Congratulations to all the newly licensed electrical engineers!

RESULTS: August 2019 Mechanical Engineer, Certified Plant Mechanic board exams

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The Professional Regulation Commission says 3,928 out of 5,563 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination, while 59 out of 137 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

Kaliwa Dam bidding looks rigged for China Energy – COA

Aug 19, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Two other bidders were included 'merely to comply' with the requirement that there be at least 3 bidders, says an audit observation memorandum

CONTROVERSIAL. The Kaliwa Dam project is up for construction in the 3rd quarter of 2019, yet it still faces heavy opposition from various groups. Photo from MWSS

RESULTS: August 2019 Mining Engineer licensure examination

Aug 09, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Congratulations to all passers!

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

Are you an engineer for social good?

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Be the next Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence awardee and get a chance to promote your social development projects

Results: May 2019 Chemical Engineer board exam

May 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 313 out of 616 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given in May 2019

PRC results: May 2019 civil engineer licensure examination

May 10, 2019 - 11:32 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed civil engineers!

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

RESULTS: April 2019 electrical and master electrician licensure exams

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:03 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples, says Liu Jizhong, head of China's Exploration and Space Engineering Center

NEXT FOR CHINA. A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. China now spends more on its civil and military space programs than do Russia and Japan, and is second only to the United States. File photo by STR/AFP

RESULTS: April 2019 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician licensure exams

Apr 11, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Batangas town mayor drives away foreign vessel despite DENR permits

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Town Mayor Gaudioso R. Manalo asks the Philippine Coast Guard to order a vessel of Seagate Engineering and Buildsystems to leave Lobo River alone

MV EMERALD. Members of PCG Batangas inspect the dredging vessel docked at Lobo town. Photos courtesy of PCG Batangas

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China,' senatorial bet Neri Colmenares tells Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The Duterte government seems to be exaggerating the benefits of the Kaliwa Dam project and downplaying its costs and risks

RESULTS: February 2019 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:28 PM

1,538 out of 3,046 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 31 out of 87 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination

PLDT workers lose P2-M labor case at Court of Appeals

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The appellate court rules that PLDT and the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation did not engage in labor-only contracting

Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in China

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Bing's temporary disruption comes as a surprise because the search engine has followed China's censorship rules

Screenshot from Bing.com


Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Bing's disruption comes as the United States and China are locked in a bruising trade war, with US accusations that China steals technological know-how among the core disagreements.

3 students killed in China university lab explosion

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The explosion happened 'during a scientific research experiment' on wastewater treatment, says the Beijing Fire Department

'Mortal Engines' review: Crash and burn

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Mortal Engines' is so dogged in its desire to push the narrative forward as fast and bombastic as possible that the film barely has any room to breathe

Google CEO U.S. House appearance postponed to December 11

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing will look at how internet firms may 'suppress particular viewpoints and manipulate public opinion,' says US lawmaker Bob Goodlatte

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.


PRC results: November 2018 chemical engineer licensure examination

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed chemical engineers

At Germany fair, PH firm shows innovations in weather forecasting, agriculture

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM

U.S. Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:32 PM

American troops from the 19th Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky, uncoil reel and reel of vicious-looking fencing

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

RESULTS: November 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 6,262 out of 13,887 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Toshiba slashes 7,000 jobs, downgrades profit outlook

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'Over the next 5 years, we expect a reduction of 7,000 jobs,' many coming from early retirement, CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani says

TOSHIBA. This file photo taken on February 16, 2017 shows the Toshiba Corporation logo at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

PRC results: October 2018 geodetic engineer licensure examination

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:19 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed geodetic engineers

Anti-graft court says enough evidence to convict Baseco president Maligalig

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Sandiganbayan says unless Proceso Maligalig chooses to make a rebuttal, documents submitted to court are enough to declare him guilty of graft and malversation

THE ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit.

Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:10 AM

'The perfect search engine would be like the mind of God,' Google co-founder Sergey Brin has once said

How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Trump idea on regulating Google 'unfathomable'

Aug 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Legal and media experts say Google and other internet firms enjoy the same constitutional protections on free speech as news outlets


Hong Kong professor arrested for murder after body found in suitcase

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Officers discover the body of a woman, wearing only her underwear and with electric wire around her neck, hidden in a suitcase inside a large wooden box in the professor's office

Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Algorithms, AI, crawlers – here's a look at some of the underpinnings of Google's search engine