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Singer-activist Denise Ho on HK protests: 'We have hope in this fight'

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'They are making people angry. They are pushing those who have been a bit reluctant to go into the front lines, they are pushing those people to fight together.'

Trillanes submits bank secrecy waivers to AMLC, Ombudsman

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The opposition senator again challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to sign bank waivers: Nagparatang ka sa akin pumirma ako ng waiver Nagparatang ako sa yo isang taon mahigit na iniiba mo usapan

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: June 24-30, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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

An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH's war on drugs likely has short-term impact on FDIs – HSBC

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

We do see some challenge in [terms of] foreign investors perception on the latest measure taken by the new government says HSBC s Cheuk Wan Fan

SLOWDOWN. FDIs registered a $342-million net inflow in October 2016, down from $399 million a year earlier and from $469 million in a month ago. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir juarai Hongkong Terbuka

Nov 27, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Praveen Jordan Debby Susanto kalah dua set langsung

Overstaying Pinay in HK pleads guilty to dumping aborted baby

Jul 02, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Maribel David awaits sentencing by a Hong Kong district court on July 13

SPATIAL NETWORK. While interlinked footbridges connect buildings in Hong Kong Central, it is a place where OFWs reconnect with fellow Filipinos.

HSBC urges investors to buy PH stocks post-Brexit vote

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The Philippines is quite good The impact of Brexit in the Philippines is not very big says HSBC s Herald van der Linde

MINIMAL IMPACT. The HSBC investment experts still see the Philippine stock market as a good place to invest even after Brexit victory. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Kidapawan tragedy, Brussels blasts, Forbes power women | 12PM wRap

Apr 08, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

HSBC 2015 results disappoint amid 'seismic' economic shifts

Feb 22, 2016 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED The bank also reveals it is under investigation over its hiring practices in Asia Pacific

epa05161638 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 June 2015 shows a pedestrian walking past a HSBC bank branch in London, Britain. Multinational banking giant HSBC will keep its headquarters in London, ending deliberation of a potential plan to relocate to Hong Kong, the company announced late 14 February 2016. The bank's 19-member board voted unanimously to remain in Britain, the company said in a statement. The decision, made following a 10-month review, was seen as a victory for Britain's finance sector. 'London is one of the world's leading international financial centers and home to a large pool of highly skilled international talent. It remains therefore ideally positioned to be the home base for a global financial institution such as HSBC,' the bank said in a statement. 'Asia remains at the heart of the Group's strategy,' the company added, noting that 'Hong Kong will play a pivotal role.' HSBC's Hong Kong-listed shares rose 3.5 percent on 15 February 2016 in early trading. EPA/ANDY RAIN

US-ASEAN Summit likely a 'win' for global trade – HSBC

Feb 15, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The summit could be a springboard for increased trade between the United States and Southeast Asian nations

PH November inflation climbed to 0.6% – HSBC

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:51 PM

HSBC says the consumer price index of ASEAN member economies would fall below targets this year

INFLATION. HSBC points out the benign inflation environment in the region would “allow central banks to keep policy accommodative, or even ease further when and where conditions allow. File photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Philippines immune from China slowdown, HSBC says

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:27 AM

HSBC says capital flight has hurt Malaysia and Indonesia amid lower commodity prices

NO FEAR. HSBC says fragile global economic conditions will not pull down Philippine economic growth


Sep 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

She’s a backup lover his second choice – but all that has to change

Binay’s campaign, Aquino on Torres, Gilas vs Hong Kong | 6PM wRap

Sep 24, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Migrant workers press HK gov't for $4,500 basic pay

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:07 PM

A group also demands food allowance for foreign domestic workers not provided with food by their employers

HIGHER WAGES. Migrant workers led by a Filipino Dolores Balladares demand higher wages from the government. Photo by EPA.

HK employer gets lighter sentence than Filipino helper

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Find out why a Filipino domestic helper gets a four month jail sentence but her employer gets even less

Metro Gaisano develops waterfront township in Cebu

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The 20 hectare township will include a central linear park al fresco establishments and a waterfront promenade

LIFESTYLE HUB. The new waterfront township will help jumpstart Mandaue City’s transformation into a dynamic lifestyle hub, Taft Properties Chairman Jack Gaisano says

Rodrigo Duterte, President Aquino’s SALN, Rohingya | 6PM wRap

May 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Most Asian women not ready for 'comfortable retirement' – survey

Mar 08, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Women should start planning for their retirement as soon as they have a regular income an HSBC survey suggests

Foreign investors jittery over PH 2016 presidential polls

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Investors are also looking in general for a fresh face not an old face says an analyst

 investors are starting to worry about next year’s elections despite economic momentum

DTI: Public spending to put PH back on ‘high growth path’

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Economists however do not share Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo’s optimism of over 7 growth for 2015 as they lower expectations for the country’s growth

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot rally for Hong Kong protesters

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:05 PM

New York based human rights activists help organize the campaign to show international backing for the protests

Economists lower expectations for 2014 Philippine economic growth

Nov 28, 2014 - 3:34 PM

With only a 3rd quarter economic growth of 5 3 experts say that ‘normalized’ government spending private consumption and investments will help the country stay on its growth track

Ebeng Baloloy: Binay’s Girl Friday

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Binay s most trusted aide Ebeng Baloloy is likely to bring Binay s secrets to her grave

'Times have changed' China tells Hong Kong's last British governor

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Chris Patten who oversaw the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule in 1997 says Beijing was wrong to insist the situation in the territory was nothing to do with London

File photo of Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, by Georgi Likovski/ EPA

Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves

Nov 01, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Laura Cha a prominent businesswoman compares Hong Kong protesters to African American slaves and asks why they cannot wait for a while to win the freedoms they are seeking

Pro-democracy protesters open their umbrellas for 87 seconds, marking the 87 rounds of tear gas that were fired by the Hong Kong police at unarmed student protesters in exactly the same location one month ago (28 October 2014). Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA

China set to punish HK lawmaker for criticizing leader

Oct 29, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Politician James Tien will likely be dumped from the Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference because of his perceived disloyalty to Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun ying

Whose theater is it anyway?

Jun 11, 2013 - 8:20 PM

Follow your feet to the Manila Improv Festival 2013

'FOLLOW YOUR FEET.' Gabe Mercado (3rd from right) with members of Silly People's Improv Theater (SPIT). Catch them at Manila Improv Festival 2013 on June 25 to 30 at the PETA Theater. Photo by Shaira Luna

Duck tops the bill in farewell Hong Kong appearance

Jun 09, 2013 - 5:14 PM

The duck which will now travel to the US city of Pittsburgh

'RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU'RE THE ONE' The 16.5-meter-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Who will buy Bruce Lee's home?

Oct 25, 2012 - 12:35 AM

According to a report the legend s Hong Kong home will be put on sale

A LEGEND's HOME SHOULDN'T go down to the dogs. Bruce Lee's photo from the Bruce Lee Facebook page

Macau looks to entice filmmakers

Oct 04, 2012 - 11:30 AM

The cash rich casino land hopes to lure movie makers as much as it lures tourists from Asia and around the world

MACAU, CITY OF LIGHTS — film lights. Image from the Macau.com Facebook page

Chinese 'blind spot' for Western readers

Sep 04, 2012 - 10:28 PM

A Hong Kong based publishing company gives Chinese speaking authors from modern China the chance to get published

PART OF THE COVER of 'Shanghai Girls,' published by Make-Do Publishing. Image from Facebook

Soc Villegas, autism and the challenges of parenthood

Aug 15, 2012 - 4:59 PM

If I were given the opportunity to offer up what’s left of my life just to guarantee that Timmy will have his I would do so in one final heartbeat

THE AUTHOR WITH WIFE Sharon, Timmy and Kiara when they were still in Manila

Rooftop farms flourish in Hong Kong

Aug 15, 2012 - 1:35 PM

More and more people prefer to eat vegetables they grow in the space starved metropolis

ONE HONG KONG RESIDENT says that the vegetables she plants are 'sweeter.' Screen grab from YouTube (AFP)

Esprit sees hope in new CEO

Aug 13, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Can Esprit bring back their days of glory?

BRAZILIAN SUPERMODEL GISELE BUNDCHEN is Esprit's latest face. Image from the Esprit Phil Facebook page

Chinese leader draws sneers in Hong Kong‎

Jun 30, 2012 - 2:42 PM

UPDATED Locals ridicule Chinese President Hu Jintao who is in Hong Kong to mark the 15th anniversary of the territory s handover to China