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Here’s how much a YouTube Music subscription costs in the Philippines

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Prices start at P65 (for students!)

YOUTUBE MUSIC. The streaming platform – both for audio and video – is officially in the Philippines. Rappler image

BIR scraps tax on health card premiums

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue amends its previous issuance after drawing flak

Know your beer: A social butterfly’s guide to premium brews

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

What to drink and when to drink it

LOOK: Grab launches premium tricycle service

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The GrabTrike Premium service is only currently available in Binalonan, Pangasinan

Emperador launches 3 new The Bar variants for the new ‘GINeration’

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Think gin is a tito drink? You have to try these.

YouTube Music, YouTube Premium launched

May 18, 2018 - 12:12 PM

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are set to compete against Spotify and Netflix. It's currently available in select regions, but a wider rollout is expected

YOUTUBE MUSIC. Google's bringing out its Spotify competitor. Image from Google.

Unpaid 'carriage fees' root of Sky Cable's NBA channels mess – report

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The column alleges that ABS CBN which owns Sky Cable owes millions worth of carriage fees to Solar

Sky subscribers frustrated as NBA Premium, BTV unavailable for playoffs start

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:08 PM

No timetable for when the hoops channels will be restored for Sky Cable subscribers has been given

Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday'

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The new work life balance scheme which launched this week calls on employers to let staff off around 3 pm on the last Friday of every month

BUSY. People cross an intersection in Tokyo on February 4, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Brewing point: How to enjoy your beer the right way

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Even if you re just a casual fan or still learning to love this drink you still can learn a thing or two from how the “connoisseurs” enjoy their beer

Duterte to push through with SSS contribution hike by May

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the President has weighed the pros and cons of the issue

Drilon: SSS contribution hike 'illegal'

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Citing Republic Act 8282 Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon says the SSS cannot recommend an increase in benefits that require a corresponding increase in contribution

NO TO SSS PREMIUM HIKE. Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon and Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV question the planned increase in SSS monthly contributions starting May 2017. Drilon photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB. Aquino photo by Office of Senator Aquino

New premium buses rolling out on October 12

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The 14 double decker buses are part of the premium point to point bus service launched earlier this year

NONSTOP BUS. The point-to-point buses aim to provide commuters with a comfortable and faster riding experience. Photo from LTFRB

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Oct 01, 2016 - 6:39 PM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk memperbarui berita terbaru pilihan redaksi Rappler Indonesia pada Sabtu 1 Oktober 2016

Spotify lowers pricing of Premium for Family plan

May 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

In the Philippines the Premium for Family plan is now P194 a month with up to 6 individual accounts allowed

SPOTIFY PREMIUM FOR FAMILY. Screen shot from Spotify Philippines.

Alabang-Makati premium bus route launched

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The third point to point bus route is expected to provide a convenient transportation option for residents living in parts of Cavite and southern Metro Manila

EXPRESS BUS. The point-to-point bus service promises commuters a faster, more comfortable ride. Photo from the DOTC

Harga premium dan solar turun Rp 500 mulai Jumat

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Pertamina akan menyiapkan segala sesuatunya sehinga pada 1 April pukul 00 00 sudah berlaku harga baru

BAHAN BAKAR MINYAK. Stasiun Pengisian Bahan Bakar Umum (SPBU) di Jakarta. Foto oleh Mast Irham/EPA

PhilHealth introduces hassle-free premium payment channels

Feb 19, 2016 - 5:48 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PhilHealth introduces better ways of making premium payment transactions hassle free for its members

DOTC, LTFRB launch PWD-friendly premium buses

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The government launches a new class of city premium buses with low floors and foldable ramps for persons with disability

VIP LOUNGE. The two double decker point-to-point luxury buses during dry run at SM North Edsa in January 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Air21 launches premium NAIA buses Wednesday

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Seven buses will start bringing passengers to 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Premium airport buses will soon be a reality

Gov't approves two more premium bus routes

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Commuters from North EDSA to Makati and Ortigas can benefit from new point to point bus routes

FAST AND COMFORTABLE. The point to point buses promise faster travel time and a comfortable riding experience for bus commuters. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Warga Jakarta, siap-siap hidup tanpa BBM premium

Feb 05, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Walau tidak lagi disubsidi Gubernur Ahok berencana menghapus bahan bakar minyak jenis premium di ibu kota

AHOK. Gubernur Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama hadir sebagai saksi dalam sidang kasus UPS di Pengadilan Tipikor, Jakarta, Kamis, 4 Februari. Foto oleh Gatta Dewabrata/ Rappler

VLOG: Double decker bus offers preview of modern PH bus service

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The P2P service promises faster travel time and a comfortable ride for passengers

Double decker bus dry run: 'Preview' of modern bus system

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The P2P double decker bus holds a dry run along the non stop route from Quezon City to Makati City – a 75 minute trip during rush hour

PREMIUM BUS. The two double decker point-to-point luxury buses hold a dry run on the route from SM North EDSA in Quezon City to Glorietta 5 in Makati City on January 7, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LTFRB sets final projects for Aquino's term

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The LTFRB is making a final push for projects like premium buses and taxis with deals eyed to go beyond 2016

FINAL PUSH. With 6 months remaining before the end of the current administration, LTFRB pushes for the extension of premium point-to-point bus services, jeepney modernization program, the IT PPP deal installation, among others.

5 ways to make a chill weekend more exciting

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Make sure you get to capture all of the fun

PLDT, Globe unveil iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus plans

Oct 31, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Smart s new iPhone postpaid plans start at a monthly rate of P2 000 42 80 while those of Globe start at P1 799 38 50

POSTPAID PLANS. Customers can start applying for the new iPhone postpaid plans on November 6. File photo from Apple, Incorporated

Dari penguatan rupiah hingga turunnya pengguna angkot akibat ojek online

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:17 AM

Juga di wRap 8 Okt: isi Paket Ekonomi III KTP anak mulai 2016 situasi kabut asap Riau

RUPIAH DOLAR. Dolar Amerika diletakkan berdampingan dengan rupiah di tempat penukaran uang di Jakarta, September 2011. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Bam Aquino seeks to clarify new policies on Uber, GrabCar

Aug 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

There is a need to delineate and clarify policies on application based ride sharing services the senator says

UNCLEAR POLICIES. There is a lack of communication between DOTC and LTFRB on new policies on application-based ride-sharing service providers

Uber files for accreditation with PH gov't

Aug 17, 2015 - 6:54 PM

I believe the review process of the application takes a few days We don t foresee any issues says Uber’s communication head for Southeast Asia

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Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35 PM

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Letter to DOTC, LTFRB: We're the ones braving the harsh streets of Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Times are changing And we need our government agencies to keep up We all understand the need for regulation so long as it not at the cost of innovation

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

LTFRB clarifies Premium Taxi timing, unregistered Uber clampdown

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Neither DOTC nor LTFRB owns Premium Taxis We just regulate them LTFRB chief Winston Ginez clarifies

MISINFORMED. There has been confused social media outrage on the timing of Premium Taxi category public consultation and scheduled unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown, LTFRB's Winston Ginez says. File photo from Agence France-Presse

LTFRB to start unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown

Aug 11, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Starting August 21 unregistered GrabCar and Uber vehicles will be fined P200 000 and impounded for 3 months LTFRB says

NATIONWIDE CLAMPDOWN. After 3 months since the legalization of online ride-sharing services, there are still operators who have not yet applied for accreditation

Air21 becomes 1st premium NAIA bus service operator

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Air21 will spend P420 million to operate more than 40 modern airport buses servicing Ninoy Aquino International Airport s 4 terminals

FIRST OPERATOR. Only Air21 of the three bidders qualify to be Ninoy Aquino International Airport's first premium bus service operator

Pornhub does Netflix with $9.99 premium membership

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pornhub Premium is a service that will provide faster playback and better streaming quality for videos along with exclusive content in 1080p resolution

Belle Corp's net income halved in H1

Aug 01, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Without non recurring gains from last year Belle Corporation would have doubled its recurring profit in the first half of 2015

CONSOLIDATION. Belle spun off its key gaming assets in 2014, transferring its stakes in City of Dreams Manila and Pacific Online Systems Corporation. File photo by Ted Aljibe / Agence France-Presse

In fighting form at 40

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Triathlete and TV commercial director Sid Maderazo proves that life really can start at 40

PH taxi industry protests new rules

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The government says taxi operators should improve and modernize their services rather than fight regulations

TAXI PROTEST. DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal says if regular taxi cabs cannot beat ride-sharing service providers, like Uber, they should join them. File photo by Rappler

DOTC lays down rules for new transport categories

May 13, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The rules will guide companies that want to operate under the 4 new transport categories: Transportation Network Vehicle Service TNVS Premium Taxi Airport Bus and Bus Rapid Transit

"We view technological innovation as a driver for progress, especially in transportation where it can provide safer and more convenient commuting options to the public," DOTC secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says. File photo by Uber

Penghalang Pertalite: DPR dan kilang belum siap

May 12, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Tidak hanya terkendala dalam proses produksi keinginan Pertamina meluncurkan Pertalite juga diganjal DPR yang meminta mereka menunda peluncuran

Seorang petugas SPBU sedang mengisikan bahan bakar ke kendaraan konsumen di Jakarta. Foto Mast Irham/EPA

Taxis beware: Gov't introduces 4 new transport categories

May 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The new transport categories are meant to ease traffic congestion not kill the taxi industry DOTC says

In PH, Uber, GrabTaxi get license to work nationwide

May 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The new classification will allow popular services like Uber and GrabCar to operate within the regulatory framework

City of Dreams Manila buoys Belle’s Q1 2015 net income

Apr 28, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Belle Corporation says its revenues doubled to P1 34B from P558M from the same period in 2014

Pertalite, harapan baru berantas mafia migas?

Apr 17, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Pertamina berencana akan menghapus bensin Premium dan menggantinya dengan bensin baru bernama Pertalite yang memiliki RON 90 91

Seorang petugas SPBU sedang mengisikan bahan bakar ke kendaraan konsumen di Jakarta (Foto: Mast Irham/EPA

QUIZ: What’s your travel personality?

Apr 16, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Find out how to make the most of your vacation by figuring out your travel personality

YouTube coming out with subscription service – reports

Apr 09, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The unnamed offering from YouTube will provide a premium ad free user experience for a monthly fee of 10


What should I drink this holiday season? BEER!

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Whatever the situation reach for a big cold one Follow this infographic to see what kind of beer you should drink

Beer and food pairings for the holidays

Dec 19, 2014 - 5:22 AM

Thinking about what to serve at your holiday dinner parties? Check out this guide

Women's theater sells porn to bypass Spanish tax hike

Dec 05, 2014 - 10:42 PM

The group registered as a distributor of pornographic magazines earlier this year after getting hold of around 300 back issues of a discontinued erotic magazine