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Candon's house of secrets, unbared

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Cariño family's ancestral house is now being restored

HISTORIC HOME. The Cariño ancestral house still stands in Candon. Photo by Mau Victa

The 3 products Google announced at its October 2018 event

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Meet the Home Hub, Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3

GOOGLE'S LINEUP. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Screenshot from Youtube.

Back home, Trillanes tells Duterte gov’t: 'Itodo 'nyo na'

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate

HOME. Senator Antonio Trillanes€™ IV takes questions from the media as he arrived in his home. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:10 AM

'Amazon launched today what I believe is the industry's largest assortment of home automation products,' says analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy

ALEXA-POWERED. An assortment of newly launched devices, including, an "Echo Input," "Echo Show, "Echo Plus," "Echo Sub," "Echo Auto" and "Firetv Recast" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP


Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

A report by Strategy Analytics shows that for the second quarter of 2018 the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million

MINI. File photo shows Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introducing the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

A look into millennials’ ideal metro

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Are young professionals searching for the right things when it comes to metro living?

New Zealand curbs foreign property ownership to cool market

Aug 16, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The new restrictions mean an almost complete ban on non-nationals buying residential property in New Zealand, with only a couple of exemptions

Samsung is making its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:45 AM

One hundred sixty Samsung Galaxy Home speakers powered the audio of the Samsung Unpacked presentation, the company says

HOME INVASION. Samsung wants to be a bigger part of the home as it forays into the smart speaker market. Photo from Samsung


LOOK: Home United visits injured Patrick Reichelt

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The Ceres-Negros winger is still recovering in the hospital after sustaining a head injury from a collision with Home United keeper Rudy Khairullah

SPORTSMANSHIP. Home United FC head coach Aidil Sharin, general manager Badri Ghent and keeper Rudy Khairullah visit Patrick Reichelt in the hospital in Singapore. Photo from Home United FC Facebook

Ceres loses AFC Cup ASEAN crown to Home United

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The Singaporean club exacts revenge on Ceres in the zonal final rematch

DETHRONED. An undermanned Ceres-Negros FC falls to Home United finishing at 2nd place in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN Zone. File Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

New York mayor signs into law new crackdown on Airbnb

Aug 07, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The US financial capital is the latest in a long line of cities to put Airbnb in its crosshairs amidst a global backlash against 'sharing economy' startups disrupting traditional industries.

Ceres-Negros FC settles for draw vs Home United

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:34 PM

A frustrated Busmen side needs to bounce back and score away goals in the second leg of the AFC Cup 2018 ASEAN Zonal Final

Why 'Jacqueline Comes Home' is problematic

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The film wants to scream 'this is what really happened!' while also not obliging itself to do so through a disclaimer mostly used to stave off potential libel suits

Photo courtesy from Viva Entertainment's Facebook page

Donnalyn Bartolome calls out Viva over ‘Jacqueline Comes Home’ backlash

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:23 PM

‘I am so tired taking all the blame,’ she says in a Facebook post

JACQUELINE COMES HOME. Donnalyn Bartolome stars as Marijoy Chiong in the film based on the real-life disappearance of the Chiong sisters. Screenshot from YouTube.com/VivaEnt

'Jacqueline Comes Home (The Chiong Story)’ review: God-awful

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The film is reprehensible not because it is biased but because it is irresponsible in pushing for its biases

Ways to spruce up a small space

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:14 PM

No idea how to decorate your home or apartment?

Tom Holland reveals Spider-Man 2 title through Instagram post

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Tom Holland is at it again (and we don't really mind)! 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' is set to hit cinemas in 2019

SPIDER-MAN SEQUEL. The movie star casually reveals the sequel's title in an Instagram video. Still from 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

Piolo Pascual: 'Nobody can replace' John Lloyd Cruz

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Piolo also talks about giving up soap operas after 'Since I Found You'

Filipinos a step closer to having 'work from home' policy

May 28, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving a bill that gives private sector employees the option to work outside of their employers' offices

TELECOMMUTING SOON? The House approves a bill seeking to allow private employees to avail of a 'work from home' policy.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

May 27, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Complaints abound in Spain that greedy landlords are throwing out long-term tenants to cash in on the tourist flow

Banners reading "No tourist flats" hang from a balcony to protest against holiday rental apartments for tourists in Barcelona's neighborhood of Barceloneta on November 24, 2016.  Barcelona city hall said today it would fine home rental websites Airbnb and rival HomeAway 600,000 euros ($635,000) each for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.  / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA

Emptying the nest: U.S. couple gets court to evict 30-year-old son

May 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Michael Rotondo, who is still living in his parents' home in New York state at the age of 30, argues he isn't a burden to them, saying they 'don't provide laundry or food'

Japan's new 'Airbnb law': a double-edged sword

May 20, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Short-term rentals will be legalized in Japan on June 15 under the new law, but there will also be fresh restrictions

This April 16, 2018 picture shows Japanese traditional tatami-mat room in short-term accommodation operated by Hyakusenrenma's rental house in Tokyo.  Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-TOURISM-LAW-AIRBNB-OLYMPICS,FOCUS BY MARIE HEUCLIN

If you think you’re safe in your own home, think again

May 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

You’re living and sleeping with germs and bacteria!

How to get the biggest savings from your trusted brands

May 03, 2018 - 2:56 PM

You can never go wrong with value-for-money purchases!

Home United takes match, group stage win at Ceres' expense in Bacolod

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) Both teams were guaranteed spots in the 2018 AFC Cup ASEAN zonal semi-finals even before the match started

TOP SEED. Ceres-Negros will face Persijia in the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC Facebook page.

Ceres looks to close out Group F with win over Home United in Bacolod

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) Regardless of result, the Busmen are in the last 4 of the 2018 AFC Cup's ASEAN zone

DO-OR-DIE. (from left to right) Home United head coach Aidil Sharin, midfielder Anumanthan Kumar, Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock and head coach Risto Vidakovic in the pre-match press conference in Bacolod City. Photo by Ceres Media

Have you stumbled upon Robins Design Center yet?

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Looking for a one-stop shop for high-end home furnishings? This design center might just be your best bet.

Veteran actor Bernardo Bernardo dies

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) Memorial services begin on Sunday, March 11, at St Peter's Chapel in Quezon City

Turn your abode into the House of Mouse with pieces from Disney Home

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:33 PM

You can now decorate your home with official Disney furniture!

DISNEY HOME. A store selling official Disney-themed homeware opens at Downtown Disney District. Photo from disneyparks.disney.go.com

Global, Ceres draw in second AFC Cup matches

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Both Filipino clubs look to improve their record as they march into their 3rd matches next week

HUSTLE. Stephan Schrock facilitates Ceres' offense but fell short in the draw with Home United. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

Ceres-Negros aims for Group F lead in Home United rematch

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Despite edging out the rest with a +9 goal difference, a win by Ceres would put them on top of Group G

REMATCH. This will be a 2017 ASEAN Zonal finals rematch for Ceres-Negros FC and Home United. Photo by Ceres Media

Sucking up: the Dyson V8 Carbon Fibre vacuum cleaner

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The newest version of Dyson's groundbreaking vacuum cleaner is flying off the shelves, regardless of its hefty price tag

What's it like using smart speakers in the PH?

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:24 PM

'When our service provider had connection problems in our area, Google Assistant would repeat to me every 30 minutes that it 'couldn’t find the internet''

GOOGLE HOME. The search giant steps into the smart speaker arena with the 2016 release of this device. Screenshot from Google.


The first-timer's guide to buying a home or car

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Planning to acquire your first home or car? We’ve got you covered

Israel approves more than 1,100 new West Bank settlement homes – NGO

Jan 11, 2018 - 5:19 PM

According to Hagit Ofran of the Peace Now NGO, the majority of the approvals are for settlements deep in the West Bank that Israel would likely need to evacuate as part of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

WEST BANK. A picture taken on November 23, 2017 shows a view of the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin encampment, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, with the settlement appearing in the background. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Craving for sushi, ramen, or tempura? Get your fix at these places

OOMA. The casual dining venue is among the best Japanese restaurants in the Metro. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

LOOK: Take a peek at Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford's home

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The couple are set to wed in the summer

Memorial park firm venturing into mass housing

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:40 PM

This comes after Golden Haven's intention to change its main line of business to real estate development from funeral and memorial parks

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: The year in food

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:03 PM

We take a look at some of the Manila’s best new restaurants, which range from modern Mexican street food to eye-opening bread.

IN GIFs: Giant Lantern Festival winners in San Fernando, Pampanga

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:15 AM

San Fernando City – home of the giant lanterns – dances in Christmas colors as different barangays compete to be best lantern makers in the city

WATCH: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere on their PH visit

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Demi-Leigh and Iris talk about the warm welcome they received since arriving in the country

Organize your home: How to fix your kitchen pantry

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Mothers Who Brunch held a pantry party to show us how to make use of our pantry space

8 office organization tips for better productivity

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Can't seem to get things done? Here's how you can change your environment to improve your work habits

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

Sony's Aibo makes a comeback

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Pre-orders for the new Aibo robot are priced at 198,000 yen ($1,738)

SONY'S AIBO RETURNS. Sony's robotic pet is now being sold as an all-in one service with subscriptions. Photo from https://twitter.com/aibo_jp

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PLDT unit spending P11 billion for faster internet

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:45 PM

In two years' time, the telco sees over 1.3 million DSL subscribers of PLDT enjoying faster internet speed