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U.S. in criminal probe of China's Huawei – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Anonymous sources say that US Justice Department is looking into allegations that Huawei stole trade secrets from US business partners including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Philippines joins Electronica, looks beyond manufacturing

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The country showcases its electronics industry to potential investors and buyers, and eyes going beyond semiconductor manufacturing

The Philippine Pavilion at the 2018 Edition of Electronica. This is the first time the country is joining the fair after 20 years. Photo by Carol Ramoran.

China is top PH trade partner in August 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The Philippines' trade gap swells to $26 billion year-to-date, 65% higher than the $15.7-billion deficit in 2017

'Changing Partners' goes straight for the heart

May 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The story returns to the stage after being adapted on screen last year

CHANGING PARTNERS. Anna Luna and Jojit Lorenzo share a scene in the play. All photos courtesy of Changing Partners

DPWH gets help from Hong Kong-based Arup for infra deals

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The consulting contract is the first of 3 consulting packages expected under the $100-million Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility approved by the Asian Development Bank in October 2017

'Changing Partners' Review: Musical heartaches

Feb 03, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Dan Villegas' 'Changing Partners' doesn't break barriers, but enlivens its genre with fresh ideas

Making money gets harder for video makers as YouTube toughens rules

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:56 PM

At least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time within past year now required to be eligible for ad program. Previously, getting at least 10,000 views was the only requirement

LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

Jan 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa


Sanofi's advisory on dengue vaccine 'miscommunicated'?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Business is booming: Southeast Asia a growing mobile games market – report

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Southeast Asian gaming populace to grow from 170 million to 250 million by 2021 according to a Niko Partners report

Review: All 9 Cinema One Originals films for 2017

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Rappler movie critic, Oggs Cruz, gives us the skinny on this year's Cinema One Originals films

The Cinema One Originals Festival 2017: 'Walang Takot!'

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The fearless films at this year's festival are true to theme

CHANGING PARTNERS. The film, starring Agot Isidro, brings home a slew of awards. Screengrab from

FULL LIST: Winners at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2017

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:29 AM

'Paki' wins Best Picture

Who are the ASEAN dialogue partners in Manila?

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Get to know who the dialogue partner VIPs attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits are

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Duterte and partner Honeylet r Avanceña pose with leaders of ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners, including US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo from RTVM live feed

The evolution of Duterte’s First Lady: Honeylet Avanceña

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From Rodrigo Duterte s quiet companion on the campaign trail to his stunning red carpet partner during his presidency Honeylet Avanceña has come a long way First Lady or not

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong upon his arrival at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines on April 29, 2017 for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. ASEAN PHOTO

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

May 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The transaction values SPi Global at 330 million P16 42 billion

EXITING. Private markets investment manager Partners Group will acquire SPi Global on behalf of its clients from CVC Capital Partners Asia III and PLDT Global Investments Corporation, an indirect subsidiary of PLDT. Rappler file photo

Duterte on Turkey, Mongolia joining ASEAN: 'Yes, why not?'

May 16, 2017 - 3:54 PM

They wanted me to sponsor that entry says President Rodrigo Duterte recalling his conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdeneba

MORE ASEAN MEMBERS? President Rodrigo says he sees nothing wrong with expanding the membership of ASEAn to include Turkey and Mongolia. Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: Honeylet joins leaders' spouses in Forbidden City tour

May 15, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s partner goes on a tour of the World Heritage Site with 19 other spouses of leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum in China

SEEING THE SIGHTS. President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña joins the spouses' program for the partners of the different heads of state who attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Presidential photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

Rappler Q and A: Jeff Horn on facing Pacquiao, criticism, being the underdog

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Australian boxer Jeff Horn talks about the criticism he receives online how he became a fighter and how his training is going for his fight with Pacquiao

Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Tencent s WeGame will start its operations supporting some 200 million users in China alone compared to Steam s 125 million users worldwide

WEGAME. Tencent's upcoming WeGame platform may overtake steam based on Chinese users alone. Slide from Daniel Ahmad's Twitter page @ZhugeEX

Duterte dons full army uniform for common-law wife

Apr 05, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Commander in Chief tries out the uniform given to him by the Philippine Army during their anniversary

Uber to pay $20-M to settle charge it misled drivers in US

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Uber exaggerates its income potential in certain cities according to the US Federal Trade Commission

STALLED. The ride-sharing company has been going through some bumps in the road lately. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Honeylet Avanceña escorts Mrs Abe to Japanese cemetery

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Escorting the spouse of a foreign head of government is a task typically given to a First Lady

DUTERTE PARTNER. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife, Honeylet Avancena, accompanies Mrs Akie Abe to a Japanese cemetery on January 13, 2017. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Trump's Indonesian business partner 'eyeing presidency'

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:27 PM

If businessman Hary Tanoesoedibjo were to become president there would be two world leaders who have been business partners raising fresh concerns on potential conflicts of interest

EYEING PRESIDENCY. Indonesian Hary Tanoesoedibjo, President of MNC Group and CEO, speaks to journalists during a press conference in Jakarta on September 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY ADEK BERRY / AFP

Protesters vs Dakota pipeline: It's not just about water

Dec 11, 2016 - 2:01 PM

It s more than just clean water for the thousands of people who protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

Safiyyah Abdullah and Basil Abdul Khabir on the day they arrived at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota. Oct. 9, 2016. Photo by Pat Nabong/MEDILL

U.S. authorities deny route for controversial North Dakota pipeline

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:58 AM

The decision to nix plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota is a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests

VICTORY. Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Money matters in finding the ‘one’

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:58 PM

In love or in money finding the right partner takes commitment

Australia's Port of Melbourne sold for $7.3B

Sep 19, 2016 - 4:58 PM

An Australian led consortium with Chinese investment wins a 50 year lease on the nation s biggest container and cargo port for Aus 9 7 billion US 7 3 billion the latest maritime asset to be privatized

PRECIOUS CARGO. A file photo taken in Melbourne on August 31, 2004 shows a container ship being unloaded at the Port of Melbourne. William West/AFP

Partners Group makes 'dynamic' PH its services hub

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Manila has developed into a thriving global business hub and we felt this dynamism offered a great cultural fit for Partners Group and the opportunity to deepen our networks within Asia across all business lines says Christoph Rubeli Partners Group co CEO

SERVICES HUB. Partners Group Officials (left to right): Marlis Morin, Partner, Client Service, Partners Group, Kristina Alabado, President, Partners Group Prime Service Solutions (Philippines), Inc. , Grace del Rosario-Castaño, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee, Partners Group, and Christoph Rubeli, Partner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partners Group. Photo from Partners Group

UV Green Lancers sweep USJ-R to win 8th Cesafi Partner's Cup

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Worthy University of the Visayas Green Lancers defeat Mighty Sports University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars to win the pre season tournament

PRESEASON CHAMPS. The UV Green Lancers showed they were in playing form, winning the pre-season Cesafi tournament. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI pre-season tournament opens after 2-year hiatus

May 21, 2016 - 3:50 PM

After a two year hiatus the CESAFI Partner s Cup will run until June 12

PARTNER'S CUP. Cesafi officials, school athletic directors, players and coaches pose with representatives of corporate sponsors during the press conference of the 8th Cesafi-Partner's Cup held at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel. Photo By PJ Estan

Malaysian investors told: Keep investing in PH beyond elections

May 06, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The finance chief says the Philippines is in the right place at the right time with its favorable demographics and integration with ASEAN neighbors

SHOPTALK. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (right) encourages Malaysian firms to do business in the Philippines. Beside him is TAEL Partners CEO Michael Sng. Photo from Department of Finance

PPCRV to monitor elections using #PHVoteWatch map

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PHVoteWatch map crowdsources cases of vote buying and vote selling campaign offenses election related violence and other forms of election wrongdoing among communities

Sparring partners say Pacquiao in devastating form

Apr 08, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Haskell Rhodes and Ghislain Maduma expect Manny Pacquiao to earn a dominant victory over Timothy Bradley Jr in their third meeting

GYM WARS. Haskell Rhodes (L) and Ghislain Maduma (R) battled Manny Pacquiao in the gym and say the 8-division boxing champion has an excellent shot at ending his career on a high note. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

EU approves Dell buyout of data-storage giant EMC

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The acquisition will create the world s largest privately controlled integrated technology company says Dell

epa04975107 (FILE) A combo of file pictures shows the Logo of EMC Corp. (T) in London, Britain, 02 March 1999 and the logo of Dell in Montpellier, France, 12 September 2013. Personal computer manufacturer Dell has signed a deal to take over EMC for 67 billion dollars, the companies announced 12 October 2015. The takeover of EMC will widen Dell's data storage services, strengthening its position against rival Hewlett-Packard. EPA/STR/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

'I'm back!': Pacquiao reunites with Roach for Bradley training camp

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao kicks off serious training with Freddie Roach in General Santos City for his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr

BACK IN CAMP. Manny Pacquiao kicked off the first official day of training camp with 7 rounds on the mitts with Freddie Roach. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

WATCH: Musician Johnoy Danao talks about his Uber-driving experience

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Singer songwriter Johnoy Danao recounts his 3 month stint as an Uber driver


More IPOs before 2015 ends – PSE

Nov 26, 2015 - 2:16 PM

It has been a year of highs and lows for the local bourse which started the year in record breaking fashion before global instability pulled the index back

Australia pushes 'urgent' trade talks with Indonesia

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

We haven t had the engagement that we could and should as such close neighbors said Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb adding that both countries have been looking past one another for commercial opportunities

TRADE TALKS. Australian trade minister Andrew Robb delivers his speech during the opening of Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015 in Jakarta, on November 18. Photo by AFP

Mayor Otaza laid to rest: 'He wanted a better life for the Lumad'

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:28 PM

In Dario Otaza s short term as mayor of Loreto Agusan del Sur his anti poverty program for fellow indigenous peoples freed 21 villages from the influence of communist guerrillas

RESTING PLACE. National police officers carry the casket of slain Mayor Dario Otaza, while his son Daryl's coffin is carried by relatives, to the Uraya Memorial Garden in Butuan City on October 28,2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH passport ranks 76, lowest score in a decade

Oct 26, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Study on visa restrictions finds that Filipinos can now travel visa free to 60 destinations

The Agos Community of Partners

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Project Agos is proud to be working with various government agencies bilateral and multilateral groups civil society organizations the academe and private sector to make ZeroCasualty a reality

Uber accidentally exposes hundreds of US drivers' personal data

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The data leak appears to be linked to Uber s new Uber partner app which is meant to give drivers more information about Uber while allowing drivers to also provide more information to Uber

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Tech visionaries on the world of today and tomorrow

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The innovators behind Facebook Infosys and Baidu among others share their views on emerging tech trends and highlight the human factor that shapes them

TREND SPOTTING. Tech titans discuss how technology will shape the world's future on the 2nd day of the  Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015 (From left): Zhang Ya-Qin, Vishal Sikka, Eduardo Saverin, Gary Rieschel, Forrest Li, Rich Karlgaard. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

WATCH: Moving PH through social good #SGS2015

Sep 29, 2015 - 2:56 PM

This is the story of MovePH and of the movers who helped make everything possible

The football team of the island-village of Buan, Tawi-Tawi are part of the Football for Peace movement, a campaign supported by MovePH. Photo by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

What it takes to keep Tboli children in school

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A teacher in Lake Sebu South Cotabato believes the whole community should be involved in the education of a child

PASSION FOR TEACHING. Anita Castillon feels at home whenever she teaches T'Boli children. Screenshot from Ramon Aboitiz Foundation video

Murdoch's Fox buys National Geographic media unit

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Fox will pay 725 million for a 73 stake in the new entity called National Geographic Partners with the nonprofit Washington organization holding the remaining 27

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. A woman walks by a poster advertising the exhibition '125 Jahre National Geographic' (lit.: 125 Years National Geographic) at the Gruner und Jahr publishing house in Hamburg, Germany, 12 September 2013. File Photo by Axel Heimken/EPA

Startup ecosystem: 4 cues PH can take from Singapore

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines has a long way to go and many lessons to learn from Singapore when it comes to a startup ecosystem Some thought leaders in the tech scene chime in on what these lessons are

Philippine government officials, private sector, and academe join hands in developing the Philippines’ national innovation center. Photo from Tech in Asia.

Greek crisis has no direct impact on Philippines

Jul 02, 2015 - 5:35 PM

The minimal trade and financial linkages between European economies and the country is now shielding the local economy from the Greek debt crisis says economist Romeo Bernardo

epaselect epa04623184 Greek flags are waving in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, 16 February 2015. A rally called through social networks took place at central Syntagma Square in Athens in support of the Greek government's negotiations at the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels. EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI