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Bringing 'tsokolate' to the 'instant' era

Nov 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Harleen Jao took her time to develop 'tsokolate' in a sachet, in a bid to take the time out of preparing the traditional Filipino drink

IN A SACHET. Since almost everything now is instant, Harleen Jao put her tsokolate in a sachet to bring Filipinos the real cocoa goodness. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Di balik viralnya wajah Emir Qatar

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:38 AM

Qatar diblokir, wajah Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ada di mana-mana

Gambar wajah Emir Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani menjadi viral. Ini adalah hasil karya salah satu seniman Qatar yang dipajang di galeri Fire Station, Doha, pada 15 November 2017. Foto oleh Abdul Qowi Bastian

How to make a social enterprise idea stand out

Nov 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Entrepreneurs and innovators share tips and insights to millennials on how to effectively implement their inventions

Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

How Netflix influences home entertainment technology

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Some of the latest 2017 TV models from LG, Samsung, and Sony are among the ones that Netflix has certified to provide an optimal audio-visual experience

FUTURE VISION. Netflix Vice President of Product Innovation, Chris Jaffe welcomes the press to the event. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Advice for young tech entrepreneurs from young tech entrepreneurs

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The PH startup LX Innovative Solutions is made entirely of college students. Here they share what they've learned so far as a startup, hoping to inspire more

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

On questions about the #HackSociety 2017 champion

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Innovation is not just about creating something totally new but also building around existing ideas and improving on them.

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LawKo named grand champion of #HackSociety 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The winning idea for this year's #HackSociety is LawKo – a social media chatbot that aims to bridge the gap between the Philippines' legal processes and the ordinary Filipino

WINNER. Alex Austria and Keisha Mayuga talked about their project LawKo to the audience of the Social Good Summit last September 17. Photo from Rappler

#2030Now: How to protect your private information online

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro stresses the importance of the right of everyone to have their private information secure

HIGHLIGHTS: Social Good Summit 2017

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Check out the highlights from this year's Philippine leg of the Social Good Summit 2017

SGS 2017. This year's Social Good Summit bears the theme 'Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind.' All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW: From failure, how did 3M become a $30-B company?

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'When we talk about innovation, it does not have to be complicated,' says 3M Philippines managing director Ariel Lacsamana

#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

HIGHLIGHTS: #HackSociety Day 1

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The two-day ideathon aims to crowdsource 'hacks' or innovative solutions to today's pressing social problems

DAY 1. #HackSociety Day 1 on September 14, 2017 kicks off the two-day ideathon. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW: How an app safeguards women's reproductive health

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Zarina San Jose of the World Youth Alliance Philippines promotes an app that can help women monitor their menstrual health

Duterte's adviser on entrepreneurship: Future lies in digital economy

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Millennials are in the best position to start businesses out of apps or other digital technology that solves problems and provides essential services, says Joey Concepcion

HIGHLIGHTS: #HackSociety Day 2

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Here are the highlights from the pitching session on Day 2 of HackSociety 2017

DAY 2. The second day of HackSociety saw finalists pitching their ideas for the semi-final round. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Standout solutions: The winning ideas from #HackSociety 2017

Sep 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Here are the winners for the 4 categories in this year's two-day ideathon, Hack Society

WINNERS. This year's winners of HackSociety 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Today's youth, tomorrow's gamechangers

Sep 15, 2017 - 7:59 PM

This year’s Accenture Program the Future winners are gearing up to change the world, one app at a time.

#HackSociety 2017: Using tech to help the marginalized

Sep 15, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Five finalists for this year's HackSociety propose ideas to help persons with disabilities, juvenile delinquents, depressed individuals, and ordinary people with limited knowledge of the law

HACKSOCIETY 2017. The second day of the ideathon sees 20 finalists pitch their innovative solutions to society's problems. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

A tip for startups: Dare to Fail

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Entrepreneurs share the failures they had to go through before reaching success

DARE TO FAIL. Kristina Guanzon, born with a hearing disability, wants to help other deaf people through her organization E.A.R.S. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

Ex-govt leaders rally support for Sereno in impeachment case

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The groups call Sereno s impeachment case an insidious attempt to immobilize and weaken the very institutions that our Constitution put in place to check on excesses in executive power

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Amid an impeachment complaint, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces the media in her annual Meet the Press event held in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler


Save and share: The key to affordable organic produce

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

For Kai Farms' Karla Delgado, organic doesn't have to be expensive

NO PLASTIC. Seedlings are sprouted in banana leaf pots, which can be planted directly into the soil, or removed for roots to spread out. Photo by Audrey N. Carpio

Managing waste, mitigating floods: The case of Malabon

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Garbage remains a main concern in the city s flood mitigation efforts but the successful waste management initiative of one barangay may serve as a model

BRAVING THE FLOODS. An elementary student rides on a boat with her relatives as she went home from school at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 5, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication and use these to push for advocacies such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill

SIGN LANGUAGE. Faculty members and students of DLS-CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applies Studies take part in the Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Do good, feel good at The Giving Cafe in Mandaluyong

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:21 PM

At the Giving Cafe, it's all about good coffee, good food, good vibes, and good intentions

THE GIVING CAFE. The cafe's bright interiors only amplifies the feel-good factor you get from helping a social enterprise. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs

WATER-BASED FARMING. Barangay Aquaponics aims to promote water-based farming as a sustainable means of food production. Photo from Uproot Aquaponics Facebook page

#2030Now Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Philippine Social Good Summit 2017 will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

#HackSociety 2017: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:49 PM

We received a number of requests to extend the deadline for entries to HackSociety Because of this we are extending the deadline to no later than 5:00 pm Thursday Sept 7

From accounting to enterprise: UPLB students help housewives do business

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

From teaching housewives basic accounting the group behind livelihood program Amiga Philippines now aims to establish a social enterprise and help women do business

EMPOWERED. Housewives from Bayan ni Juan in Calauan, Laguna learn a bookkeeping system to help their small businesses. Photo from Kevin Cuevas

Technology creating, not destroying, jobs – millennials

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:48 PM

A global survey released by the World Economic Forum shows millennials have an optimistic outlook on the impact of technology on job creation

NEXT TREND. Millennials in the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 say artificial technology is the next big technology trend.

How technology helped blind singer Alienette Coldfire see the world, dream big

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:43 PM

I may not be one whom you can consider a celebrity but I can proudly say I m a person with a clear vision big dreams and definite plans for the future thanks to technology says the Filipina singer

Accenture Program The Future 2017

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Filipino students compete to build the best AI apps with Accenture s ProgramTheFuture2017

Young Filipino innovators making a difference

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Accenture s campus competition Program the Future provides a platform for Filipino students ready to disrupt the digital world

#2030Now: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The 2017 Social Good Summit in the Philippines will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

#ThinkPH 2017: The future of AI and the human experience

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Tech and innovation leaders Arvin Yason Stephanie Sy and Shahab Shabibi on how technology disrupts the human experience

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: ePLDT's Nico Alcoseba on digital transformation

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM

ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017 Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference


Rainmaking, e27, and PwC announce new corporate innovation program, FORGE

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Launched at the Echelon Asia Summit 2017 last June 28 the program will focus on collaborative designing and deliver implementation projects in the Southeast Asia startup scene

#ThinkPH 2017: How tech trends shape industries

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:02 PM

These are the ways by which companies can innovate – it’s not all about acquiring the latest tools

#ThinkPH: Technology is changing human physiology

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The Internet is helping all of us connect and we’re doing more stuff online now not just social media but the weird thing is that our internet habits especially on our smartphones are actually changing the way our brains work Simon Kemp says

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler