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CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget

'LOVER OF ENVIRONMENT.' Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, May 10. Screenshot from Rappler

5 things you should know about the new Powerpuff Girl

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Meet the new girl in Townsville

SQUAD GOALS. The Powerpuff Girls trio becomes a quartet with the addition of a new member, Bliss. Photo from Facebook.com/CartoonNetwork

Social media updates roundup: September 10 to 16, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Pinterest hits 200 million users, while Facebook tests a new 'Snooze' feature to mute friends, Pages and Groups for a set amount of time

Facebook tests 'Instant Videos' for offline viewing

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The feature preloads videos while a user is on a Wi Fi connection

INSTANT VIDEOS. The feature will enable Facebook users without a reliable data connection to stay glued to videos on the platform even when on the go. Instant Video screenshot from Matt Navarra/Twitter

Social media updates roundup: September 3 to 9, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:12 PM

YouTube streaming has new ultra low latency mode while Facebook tests colored comment bubbles and Instagram story integration

NO DELAY. YouTube introduces ultra-low-latency option to cut video delay between viewer and streamer. Image from YouTube


WATCH: Is this the new Powerpuff Girl?

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:56 PM

A video uploaded on YouTube shows a girl who just might be the fourth member of the superhero squad

THE NEW GIRL. Cartoon Network will reveal the new Powerpuff Girl in the premiere of 'The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four.' Photo from Facebook.com/CartoonNetwork

IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices

Groups of Indigenous People with environment activists hold a lightning rally against the on-going Mining Philippines 2017 Conference of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Sofitel in Pasay City on September 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Grade 6 Lumad student killed in Davao del Norte

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Save Our Schools Network says 19 year old Obillo Bay ao was shot by a member of a paramilitary group

LUMAD KILLINGS. A student of the Salugpongan Community Learning Center, was declared dead by the Davao Regional Hospital at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 5 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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


Baguio is in the running to become a UNESCO creative city

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED The summer capital s creative culture will hopefully get the recognition it so richly deserves

Hackers obtain contact details of high-profile Instagram users

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Instagram alerts all verified accounts of a hack that pilfered email addresses and phone numbers but not password details


Instagram now allows portrait, landscape photos in albums

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Originally users could only post square photos and videos when using the app s multi upload album feature

NEW PERSPECTIVES. Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photos in addition to square photos. Photo from Instagram/Twitter


LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Facebook to reject ads from pages touting 'fake news'

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Pages that habitually link to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook

The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Viacom to no longer pursue Nickelodeon resort in Coron

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:48 PM

In a press statement sent to Rappler on Tuesday August 22 Viacom says it decided to mutually agree with Coral World Park CWP to discontinue the IP licensing agreement for the said Nickelodeon branded tourism infrastructure

VIACOM AND CORON. Viacom distances itself from the proposed Nickelodeon resort in Coron. Photo by Boogs Rosales/Greenpeace

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Declined, cancelled on by drivers, lawmaker calls on LTFRB to check Grab

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho Nograles says was refused three times and at least two Grab drivers cancelled on him before one finally decided to take him

TOO MUCH? A lawmaker experiences first-hand issues with ride-sharing platform Grab. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:55 PM

If there s been a misunderstanding in the past that s on us and I apologize for that misunderstanding says Uber regional executive Michael Brown

As Uber hits the brakes, TNC applicants eye share of riders

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

At stake is a demand of 300 000 phone booked trips per day the LTFRB estimates

WAITING. UBER office in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber suspension stays as LTFRB junks appeal

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Uber says it is disappointed but will comply with the one month suspension order

DENIED. LTFRB denies Uber's motion for reconsideration. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Leader of TNVS drivers' group: Uber at fault

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:35 PM

TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel hopes Uber will learn its lesson and fully comply with regulations

DEMAND. TeamSpeed president Bobby Coronel says Uber must provide for their drivers now forbidden to ply the roads. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab puts cap on surge charges after Uber suspension

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The maximum 1 4x surge amounts to an additional fare of at least P20 and at most P50 the company says

LOWER SURGE. Grab country head Brian Cu says they do not want to charge riders too much after Uber's suspension. Grab app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Malacañang stands by LTFRB decision to suspend Uber

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

While the Palace empathizes with commuters it stresses that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is just doing its job

UBER ISSUE. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Malacañang recognizes the efficient services provided by transport network companies. Uber app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

TIMELINE: Why only Uber is suspended

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Because Grab has so far complied with the LTFRB s orders to stop accepting and accrediting new drivers – the rule that Uber supposedly violated

REGULATED. The LTFRB suspends Uber operations for one month, while its competitor Grab remains operational. Rappler photo

Public to 'suffer' from 'cruel' suspension of Uber – senators

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:56 AM

UPDATED It does not solve the problem but further exacerbates the problem of having an utter lack of safe reliable and convenient transportation options for our people says Senator Grace Poe

GMA 'cautiously optimistic' of hitting target despite income decline

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The absence of election related spending hurts GMA Network s financial performance in the 1st half of 2017

CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. GMA Network chief Felipe Gozon says his firm will 'still try' to hit its 2017 net income target of P3.9 billion. Rappler file photo

Uber suspended for 1 month

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

UPDATED This comes after the transport network company defied the LTFRB order to stop accrediting more drivers

Group to gov't: Punish Vietnamese fishermen for Palawan shark slaughter

Aug 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

We urge the government to take swift legal action against them to send a strong message that we will not let the rape of our Philippine seas continue says Save Philippine Seas Executive Director Anna Oposa

SHARK HAUL. Authorities check the sharks in a Vietnamese fishing boat intercepted in Palawan waters. The big shark is believed to be a tiger shark. Photo from PAO WESCOM

Raising kids who can 'Code the Future'

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Cartoon Network and SparkleLAB partner to teach children the fundamentals of coding

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must watch videos from this week

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on LTFRB issues vs Grab, Uber and Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3

Taxi operators: Asking for higher fares is like Uber, Grab surge pricing

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pagka ang pasahero magpapahatid sa lugar na matraffic malulugi yung driver says the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association

ALLOWED. Unaccredited taxis arrive for the arriving passengers in Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Uber to LTFRB: Don't impose ancient rules on technological innovations

Aug 03, 2017 - 1:25 PM

What we are asking for is the right regulation and right process We cannot impose 1900s level of regulation says Uber s Yves Gonzalez

REGULATIONS. Uber Philippines has asked the government to stop imposing ancient rules on today's technology innovations. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Uber survives LTFRB hearing, gets more time to defend accreditation

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Uber is off the hook for now

MORE TIME. The LTFRB gives Uber 5 more days to explain why their accreditation should not be cancelled. EPA photo.

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66 000 drivers while Grab says it has over 52 000

RISING VOLUME. This is the second time the government suspends acceptance of TNVS applications. Rappler file photo

Uber may lose accreditation for getting new drivers – LTFRB

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The LTFRB says Uber has continued to accredit new drivers despite being ordered to stop last July 26; the company denies it

REGULATION. The LTFRB has had a difficult time regulating the transport network companies as the Philippines is one of the first countries to do so. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Grab and Uber in medieval times

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The LTFRB should know better It is best to ride and confront change not resist it

Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app store

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Two major providers ExpressVPN and Star VPN slam the tech giant s decision

What's the fuss about the Grab, Uber regulation issue?

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:26 AM

What s happening between the LTFRB and ride hailing services? Here s a rundown of the ongoing controversy

LTFRB eyes 'minimum working hours' for Grab, Uber drivers

Jul 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says this will ensure that the ride hailing services fulfill their duty to serve the public and deter the practice of operating only when surge prices are high

MINIMUM HOURS. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says providing public service means having fixed hours of work. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Facebook profit hits $3.9-B as it reaches 2 billion users

Jul 27, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Q2 2017 net profits leap 71 from a year ago propelled by ads served on mobile devices


LTFRB orders Grab, Uber to deactivate drivers registered after June 30

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:37 PM

LTFRB reiterates its order for Uber to submit its master list of drivers as the agency has only received Grab s

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Gov't tells PUV operators: Step up because of Grab, Uber

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The DOTr urges public utility vehicle operators to ensure good service while the LTFRB says the popularity of ride hailing firms should be taken as a wake up call

STEP UP. DOTr undersecretary Thomas Orbos tells PUV operators to do better because of Uber and Grab. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Grab, Uber riders only a minority – LTFRB

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Sila lang ho yung maingay sa social media [but] definitely government will not budge we will not be allowed or influenced because of social media LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says

FAIRNESS. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada vows to treat other public utility vehicle operators equally as with Grab and Uber. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA chief orders colorum Grab, Uber drivers to get off the streets

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Kung colorum ka dapat wala ka sa lansangan MMDA chairman Danny Lim says addressing Grab and Uber drivers with expired or no permits

ROADS CLOGGED. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says roads have been flooded with more cars in the past few years. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler