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Apple unveils 3 new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:39 AM

Meet Apple s new batch of iPhones the X the 8 and the 8 Plus See their specs and features here

NEW IPHONES. The X, the 8 Plus and the 8 are introduced at Apple's September 12 event. All photos from Apple


Inflation rises to 3.1% in August

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority attributes the increase to higher prices of food transportation water electricity and gas

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang assures the public that there would be no price increase in chicken meat as only one area is affected by the avian flu

Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

HTC U11 launched in PH, priced at P36,990

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

HTC returns to the Philippines with a phone packing a Snapdragon 835 6GB of RAM and the highest rated smartphone camera so far by DxOMark

HTC U11. Photo from HTC


Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017: 13 things to see at the expo

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler will be at Asia s biggest mobile expo happening from June 28 to July 1 Here s what we re looking forward to seeing


ROG Zephyrus launched at P179,995 for GTX 1080 version

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The Zephyrus an ultra slim gaming laptop arrives in the Philippines weeks after being unveiled at Taiwan s Computex A version with the GTX 1070 graphics card is also available for P149 995

ZEPHYRUS. The laptop was unveiled at Computex 2017 in Taiwan


Resorts World Manila loses P7-B market value a week since attack

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The declining stock price of RWM makes even more evident the company s struggling performance over the last few years due to increasingly tough competition in the casino market

Resorts World Manila facade 2 days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New Nokia 3310, Android phones priced for PH market

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The new phones arrive by the end of June 2017 with the Nokia 3 priced at P6 990 the 5 for P9 990 and the 6 for P11 990 The new Nokia 3310 will retail for P2 490

How investors view BPI's system glitch

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:28 PM

BPI s stocks remain unaffected despite the internal glitch that caused unauthorized transactions on numerous accounts

GLITCH. BPI stocks remain unaffected despite an internal error that caused unauthorized transactions on numerous accounts. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler GLITCH. Numerous clients reported unauthorized transactions on their accounts; however, BPI's stock price remains unaffected. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Reveal rundown: 5 Asus laptops launched at Computex 2017

May 30, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Here are the specs photos prices and availability of the Taiwanese firm s 2017 laptop lineup

Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight

May 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Countries should set a target of reaching 40 to 80 per ton of CO2 by 2020 and of 50 to 100 per ton by 2030 economists say

Inflation remains steady in April

May 05, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Inflation remains unchanged at 3 4 in April bringing the average inflation in the first 4 months of the year to 3 2

UNCHANGED. A street vendor counts Philippine peso currency in Manila on September 13, 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

How Duterte's drug war has affected rich users

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:38 PM

While shabu the poor man s cocaine is now as expensive as P25 000 a gram the price of cocaine choice drug of the rich has remained the same at P7 000 per gram

ILLEGAL DRUGS. The NBI displays the packets of ecstasy, cocaine, and marijuana seized from the suspects. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8?

Apr 23, 2017 - 9:21 AM

These two flagships have eerily similar specs Which one has the slight advantage spec wise?

LG officially launches the LG G6 in PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Personalities such as Spongecola s Yael Yuzon and I m Drunk I Love You director JP Habac endorse the phone at an event held in SM Megamall

Schedule and ticket prices: 2017 SEABA Championships in Manila

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Upper box tickets start selling April 12 and all tickets will be available by April 16

LG G6 in PH stores on April 29 for P37,990

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

One of the stars of the 2017 Mobile World Congress lands in the Philippines

Huawei flagships P10 priced at P28,990, P10 Plus at P36,990

Apr 07, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pre orders run from April 6 to 20 First batch to ship starting April 15

China getting Galaxy S8 with 6GB RAM, 128GB memory

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

All the other markets will be getting the standard units with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory

PH S8. Samsung's new Galaxy S8 on display at a Samsung event held prior to the worldwide reveal of the phone. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Housing prices outside Metro Manila still rising

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Condominium units are the most commonly purchased in the National Capital Region while single detached houses are dominant in the provinces

Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives in PH on May 5

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:14 AM

The 5 8 inch S8 will retail for P39 990 while the 6 2 inch S8 will retail for P45 990 Would you buy one?

LOOKERS. The bezels on the S8 and S8+ recede even farther than their S7 predecessor. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung eyes rebound with premium Galaxy S8 phones

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:53 AM

Samsung promises a new era of smartphones with the new flagship and a revamped ecosystem highlighting virtual reality a virtual assistant and a mobile powered desktop experience

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Justin Denison, senior vice president of product strategy at Samsung, speaks about the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S8 during a launch event for the smartphone, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Inflation to rise until Q3 of 2017 – BSP

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Despite global risks iinflation remains manageable and will fall within the target range by yearend says outgoing BSP chief Amando Tetangco Jr

Globe, Smart to cut mobile voice call rates to P1 per minute

Mar 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines two telco giants lower the cost of mobile voice calls as competition heightens

PRICE WAR. The two telecommunication giants will reduce again their mobile voice call rates to entice more subscribers. Rappler file photo

Oil producers eye extension of output cuts

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:20 AM

OPEC and non OPEC producers are studying whether to extend the cuts for another 6 month period

OIL OUTPUT. An oil pumpjack works on January 19, 2016 in Sweetwater, Texas. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Here's a rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S8's rumored specs

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:39 AM

After the Note 7 fiasco all eyes are on Samsung s newest flagship the Galaxy S8 set to be officially revealed on March 29 US time

Metro Pacific clarifies funding amid drop in share price

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Metro Pacific management clarifies that the conglomerate will not conduct a capital raising exercise in the near future

SIGNIFICANT DROP. From P6.90 each at the start of month, share price of Metro Pacific drops to P6 on Wednesday, March 22. Rappler file photo

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Experts say Trump will struggle to realize the goal of lowering drug prices due to a system that involves a complex web of players and incentives

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is show during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Inflation hits over 2-year high of 3.3% in February

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

February 2017 s inflation level is the highest since November 2014 but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the figure still falls within its target range

A poultry vendor examines chickens at a public market in Manila, 08 June 2005, amid reports of a bird flu outbreak. The Philippines on Friday confirmed the country's first case of bird flu in an isolated farm outside of Manila, but said the risk to human health was next to zero. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / STR

Asus launches ROG GX800 gaming laptop for P369,995

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:03 PM

As expensive as a second hand car the machine is designed to play games at 4K resolution at ultra settings

Price freeze for basic goods in effect in Surigao City

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Prices of basic goods in the city will now be pegged at prices that were in place within a month before the disaster occurred the Department of Trade and Industry says

Residents queue up to buy water, as local water utility has suspended its services due to power blackout after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City on February 11, 2017. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Obamacare critic confirmed as US health secretary

Feb 10, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Democratic senators arguing against Price s confirmation during a debate say he would hurt millions of Americans who depend on former president Barack Obama s signature health care reform

TOM PRICE. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) gets off of the Senate subway on Capitol Hill, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Inflation hits 2.7% in January

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Prices rise at a faster rate than at any point last year due to increases in oil transport housing and utilities according to NEDA

Trump gets his secretary of state but other fights loom

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:06 AM

UPDATED Battles loom on Capitol Hill over other key nominees including education secretary designate Betsy DeVos and Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch

Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson testifies during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Tillerson advances, other Trump nominees considered January 31

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

With just 3 of Trump s cabinet members in place so far Republicans have sought to speed confirmation of Trump s other nominees

Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson testifies during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Senate panel to probe 'unreasonable' surge pricing of Grab, Uber

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

They should not lose sight that their services are mainly for the convenience of the riding public says Senator Grace Poe chair of the Senate public services committee

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Jan 23, 2017 - 8:35 AM

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Oil producers say output cut on track

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Compliance is great it s been really fantastic says Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Khaled al Falih

SWEETWATER, TX - JANUARY 19: An oil pumpjack works on January 19, 2016 in Sweetwater, Texas. Global oil prices continue their downward fall with U.S. oil dropping towards $27 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, on worries about global oversupply. Following a diplomatic agreement on nuclear fuel with America, Iran has forecast it will add 500,000 barrels per day to global production, following the lifting of sanctions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

DOH in 2017: Focus on universal health coverage, lowering drug prices

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Priority programs will also include the annual check up for the poorest Filipinos and improving the country s service delivery network

Samsung launches Galaxy A5 and A7, priced

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The A5 retails at P19 990 while the A7 is priced at P23 990

THE A7. The A7 and A5 have similar specs but the former has a bigger screen

Police clash with Mexico gas protesters, gunfire erupts

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED President Enrique Peña Nieto uses a nationally televised New Year s address late Thursday January 5 to defend the increase again

PROTESTS. A vandalized gas station sits abandoned following protests, on January 4, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. On January 1, 2017, the Mexican Federal Government deregulated gas prices and consumers saw costs jump as much as 20% at the pumps. Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images/AFP

Inflation settles at 1.8% for 2016

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Inflation peaks at 2 6 in December leading full year inflation to settle below the government s target of between 2 and 4

Fuel prices to go up on Jan 3

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday January 3

OIL PRICES. An attendant fills up a motorcycle with gasoline at a gasoline station in Kamuning, Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Toshiba shares lose quarter of value after loss warning

Dec 29, 2016 - 2:21 PM

The troubled company s stock plummets as much as 25 55 during the morning session – virtually the maximum fall permitted Thursday before paring losses to finish 15 43 down at 263 5 yen by the noon break

TOSHIBA. The logo of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is seen on a wall of a building in Kawasaki, suburban Tokyo, on December 29, 2016. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/ AFP

UBS sees slower growth, weaker peso for 2017, 2018

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:14 PM

The global financial giant forecasts economic growth to slow to 5 6 next year and 6 0 in 2018 with the peso hitting 51 to the dollar next year and falling further to 55 in 2018

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Dec 26, 2016 - 9:09 PM

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House bill proposes ban on Uber, Grab price surges

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Aside from banning price surges the proposed bill would also put a cap in the number of vehicles under each transport network company

'UNFAIR.' A lawmaker slams the price surging of Uber and Grab, saying the practice is unfair and predatory for the riding public. Graphics by Alejandrio Edoria

After LTFRB warning, Uber PH limits surge until January 15

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:11 AM

At the same time the Philippine based office of the US tech giant hopes government will soon lift the suspension of applications for transportation network vehicle services

Heeding LTFRB's call, Grab puts cap on holiday rates

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:41 PM

LTFRB meanwhile gives Uber 48 hours to follow suit

PRICE CAP. LTFRB acknowledges Grab's immediate action on the warning and calls on Uber to follow suit immediately. Rappler file photo

LTFRB warns Uber, Grab over unreasonable price surge

Dec 24, 2016 - 2:30 PM

After the land transport regulator receives several complaints on Uber and Grab surges ranging from P2 000 to P28 000 this holiday season the LTFRB says it may cancel or suspend their accreditation

UNREASONABLE SURGING. LTFRB says it strongly warns Uber and Grab not to take advantage of the holiday season as a reason to unreasonably surge their respective rates. Rappler file photo