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Davao Badjaus get birth certificates through mobile registration

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community

Samsung Galaxy S10: Expected price, specs

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:29 AM

A 'budget' version is being added to the mix

Spotify releases feature to block specific artists

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The new feature comes amid calls to remove music from artists like R. Kelly over abuse allegations

Facebook expands 'local news' to 400 U.S. cities

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Unveiled in January, Facebook's 'Today In' feature shows 'local alerts from relevant government pages' which may include information city council meetings, crime or weather, for example

LOCAL NEWS. In the areas above in the US, the social network will be rolling out its 'Today In' local news feature. Photo from Facebook

Dr Willie Ong runs for senator, banks on '10M FB followers'

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Dr Willie Ong is one of the bets banking on their huge social media following as they file their certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections

FOR HEALTH. Dr. Willie Tan Ong of Lakas-CMD with supporters after filing his Certificate on Candidacy for Senator on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

How Android Pie could change the way you use your phone

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The 3 on-screen navigation buttons have been replaced with just one button

ANDROID PIE. The new version of Android makes several steps towards becoming less intrusive to the user. Screenshot from Google

Batang Gilas stuns China to clinch FIBA U-18 Asia quarterfinal spot

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Philippine national youth team defeats the 11-time Asia Championship titlist

BREAKOUT GAME. Dave Ildefonso explodes for 18 points to defeat the 11-time Asia Champion China. Photo by FIBA

Instagram rolls out 'mute' option

May 23, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Users now have the option to stop seeing posts from an account without unfollowing them

New Tinder feature to match people based on locations visited

May 15, 2018 - 10:27 AM

If a user visits a certain cafe, for example, Tinder will find potential matches who have visited the same cafe

Starmobile revives the flip-phone with UNO F301

May 10, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The clamshell design returns in the form of the Starmobile UNO F301, priced at P899

THE FLIP-PHONE RETURNS. Starmobile's UNO F301 brings back the clamshell design of an earlier time.

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

High jump record-holder Cherry Mae Banatao seeks redemption in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

After settling for silver last year, Cagayan Valley's Cherry Mae Banatao is ready to win back the gold in 2018 Palarong Pambansa secondary girls high jump competition

File photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Get all the latest updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

Davao archer Franceska Gacal targets multiple golds in her first Palaro stint

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:09 PM

18-year-old Cheska Gacal may be relatively new to the battlefield but she says she's ready to hit the bull's-eye in Palarong Pambansa this year

Palaro rookie Franceska Gacal. Photo from Glenda Gacal

MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Get the latest Palarong Pambansa medal tally update being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

Ifugao province pins Palarong Pambansa 2018 hopes on rhythmic gymnast

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Trisha Nayao wants to repeat her multi-medal performance in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018

Fifteen year-old Trisha Nicole Canayan Nayao, a Grade 9 student of Don Bosco High School in Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao, dominated the gymnastics event of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2018 Meet held in Abra last February.  source: DepEd Press Release

Palaro record-breaker Sylvian Abunda aims for back-to-back gold in javelin

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Sylvian Faith Abunda, a Grade 11 student at Lantapan Stand-Alone Senior High School in Lantapan, Bukidnon, is banking on her experience, perseverance, and discipline to achieve her Palaro dreams

Sylvian Faith Abunda from Region X, Gold medal winner and new record holder for Javelin Throw.

The Huawei P20: Expected specs and features

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:36 PM

We round up the rumors and leaks surrounding Huawei’s upcoming flagship set to be unveiled on March 27

ALLEGED P20 PRO. This leak here by renowned leaker Evan Blass shows the pro variant of the Huawei P20. Photo from Evan Blass' Twitter page

PH agency wants Chinese names for Benham Rise features nullified

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Philippines' central mapping agency says the data China used for naming the features were collected, without permission, within Philippine jurisdiction

Senate hearing on Benham Rise Photo by Angie De Silva

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL details leak ahead of unveiling

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The new Pixel phones will not have a dual lens system but it will have squeezable sides like the HTC U11

PIXEL 2. Mock-ups by YouTube channel Concept Creator whet the appetite of Pixel fans the world over. Screenshot from Concept Creator/YouTube

WATCH: Ultra slow-mo shots taken by Sony’s Xperia XZs

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Here’s a collection of scenes showing the Sony phone’s neat party trick: slow-mo shots taken at 960 frames per second

HTC U11 review: As good as the numbers show

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Overall, what we have here is a phone that really wants to please, and it does, and is priced very competitively in its segment

Feature comparison: iPhone X vs 8 vs 8 Plus

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Check out these new phones spec sheets here and see which one you like the most

20 rumored specs and features of the next iPhone

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Excited for the next iPhone? Here s how it has shaped up online before its official reveal on September 12

Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft

The librarian who changed lives in Indonesia

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

He built a library to encourage his community to read – changing lives and futures in the process This is the story of Eko Cahyono

THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARIAN. Eko Cahyono has devoted his life to giving his community access to books. Photo by Mick Basa

Focus Features to stream some movies on Facebook for free

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The US film studio is set to stream classic movies The Constant Gardener and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in the coming weeks

Screencap from Focus Features/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

What features in your car keep you safe on the road?

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Today s modern cars come equipped with a host of features to keep road users safe

BUCKLE UP. Aside from the seatbelts, do you know the other safety features in your car? Woman buckling up image from Shutterstock

Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Facebook and local activists to develop tools that offer women greater control over their profiles

Learn how to write publish-worthy feature pieces

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Attend Writer s Block Philippines Feature Writing 101 Workshop on July 1 at Fully Booked BGC

Review: The LG G6's only crime is its processor is not the newest

May 05, 2017 - 4:49 PM

We play with LG s 2017 heavyweight contender for about a month mostly finding a lot of things to love

Rumors of Nokia 9 flagship phone picking up steam online

Apr 12, 2017 - 6:39 PM

What features do you want from a premium Nokia phone?

LOOK: PH takes spotlight in 'Archie' comics

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:52 AM

In the comics The Archies head to Manila as part of their new international tour

Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives in PH on May 5

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:14 AM

The 5 8 inch S8 will retail for P39 990 while the 6 2 inch S8 will retail for P45 990 Would you buy one?

LOOKERS. The bezels on the S8 and S8+ recede even farther than their S7 predecessor. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung eyes rebound with premium Galaxy S8 phones

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:53 AM

Samsung promises a new era of smartphones with the new flagship and a revamped ecosystem highlighting virtual reality a virtual assistant and a mobile powered desktop experience

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Justin Denison, senior vice president of product strategy at Samsung, speaks about the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S8 during a launch event for the smartphone, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Is HMD Global announcing return of Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress?

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:25 PM

A leak points to the possibility of a comeback for Nokia s fan favorite feature phone in Barcelona on February 26

What a DJ thinks of the LG V20's audio features

Dec 21, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The LG V20 is supposed to boast incredible audio Will this music pro agree?

New Twitter feature 'Moments' goes live for everyone

Sep 29, 2016 - 2:57 PM

First announced in October 2015 Moments allows users to package and consume Twitter content in a fresh new way

MOMENTS. Twitter has been revamping its features in light of mounting pressure to become profitable. Image from Twitter

Controversial Pulp Magazine cover draws criticism, band members, publisher respond

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Sud the band featured on the cover filming two women apologizes to those offended by their photo The magazine s publisher and editor and the photographer speak up

Invitation to a workshop: Feature writing 101

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Learn the building blocks of writing feature articles at the July 16 workshop

First Aid PH: A no-nonsense app for emergency preparedness

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

First Aid PH provides information for handling a number of different situations as well as preparedness tests for a variety of possible incidents

The Leader I Want: Diosdado Valeroso’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series features the stand of Diosdado Valeroso on key issues that senatorial bets will address in a debate on Friday April 22

CANDIDACY. Retired police chief Diosdado Valeroso files his senatorial candidacy. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Allan Montaño's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Allan Montaño on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

CANDIDACY. Labor lawyer Allan Montaño makes official his senatorial bid. Photo by Rappler

The Leader I Want: Dante Liban’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Dante Liban on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

RETURNING. Former congressman Dante Liban is aiming to return to public service. Photo by Michael Bueza

The Leader I Want: Rafael Alunan III’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 21, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at the stand of Rafael Alunan III on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

SENATE RUN. 'My job is to fix things, my job is to defend the country,' says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III who filed his certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Walden Bello’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Walden Bello s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

The Leader I Want: Dionisio Santiago’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Dionisio Santiago s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN. After retiring in 2010, Dionisio Santiago is back again to run for a senate seat in the 2016 elections.

The Leader I Want: Risa Hontiveros' to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Risa Hontiveros stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

MESSAGING IS KEY. Will politics be sweeter for Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel this time around? File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Richard Gordon's to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Richard Gordon s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

'I'M NOT OPPORTUNISTIC.' Former Senator and 2013 senatorial candidate Richard "Dick" Gordon says he will not file a disqualification case against Senator Grace Poe.