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‘Small business website security paradox’ threatens SMEs online – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Small business owners may lack the knowledge and the right allocation of funds to fully secure their website


[OPINION] What governments must do beyond Declaration on Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Nations must develop a strong policy agenda to turn the principles of the Declaration on Information and Democracy into a reality

Democratic leaders give historic commitment based on Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Twelve countries launch a political process aimed at providing democratic guarantees for news and information and freedom of opinion

PARIS PEACE FORUM. The Paris Peace Forum is a new annual event based on international cooperation and aimed at tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace. Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP

PH's Inday Espina Varona wins RSF Prize for Independence

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:58 AM

'Independence is very important for citizen journalism. I teach young people to be critical minded and I hope this award will inspire them,' says Varona

INDEPENDENCE. Winner of the Prize For Independence award, Philippines' Inday Espina-Varona speaks during an interview ahead ahead of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Awards ceremony in London on November 8, 2018.Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

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Nov 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

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RSF awards to spotlight 'urgent need' to protect journalists

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Filipina Inday Espina Varona is among the 4 nominees of the Prize for Independence category of the Press Freedom Awards to be given by the Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) general secretary Christophe Deloire speaks during a press conference to present the watchdog's World Press Freedom Index for 2018, on April 25, 2018 in Paris. Press freedom around the world in under threat from a triple whammy of US President and Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, says the report. The group accused the world's three superpowers -- the US, China and Russia -- of leading the charge against press freedom, with US President regularly launching personal attacks on reporters and Beijing exporting its "media control model" to strangle dissent elsewhere in Asia. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

[ANALYSIS] Ease of doing business: Why is the PH rank plummeting?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Google claims progress in the war on piracy, but notes a new battlefront in the form of installable add-ons on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content

Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

International Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:33 PM

The Declaration establishes democratic guarantees for global information and communication space

Q and A: Frederik Obermaier, behind and beyond the 'Panama Papers'

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Top investigative journalist Frederik Obermaier shares what life was before the biggest story of his career – and the value of whistleblowers

German journalist Frederik Obermaier co-author of the socalled "Panama Papers" investigation poses on April 7, 2016 in Munich, southern Germany, at his office at the German daily "Sueddeutsche Zeitung". - The Panama Papers are a massive leak of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

PH slips 11 notches in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The Philippine government rejects the findings, as Philippine finance and trade officials urge the World Bank to correct the 'inaccurate and understated findings'

Spotify earnings hit sour note on Wall Street

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Spotify is in fierce competition with its rivals offering both subscription-based and ad-supported music services like Apple, and Google-owned YouTube and Pandora

SPOTIFY. The Spotify logo is pictured on a football table placed in a playroom at the company headquarters in Stockholm on February 16, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP


Apple quarterly profit leaps but shares slip on outlook

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Apple says net profit climbs thanks to growing sales of digital content and services to of users and other Apple gadgetry including iPhones

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Samsung Electronics posts record in Q3 despite smartphone struggles

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Samsung recovers from a series of setbacks, including a humiliating recall and the jailing of its de facto chief, to post a series of record-breaking numbers

Facebook shares go on rollercoaster ride in latest quarterly profit

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook shares jump, dive and then rise again before staying on higher ground, up 3.2% to $150.90, on the Nasdaq early in the evening in New York.

FACEBOOK. The "Facebook" logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called "Facebook Innovation Hub" in Berlin on February 24, 2016. File photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Sony nearly doubles first-half net profits, upgrades forecast

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Sony says April-September net profit reached 399.4 billion yen ($3.5 billion), up 88.7% from a year ago and marking its best performance for the period

Nintendo first-half profit up 25% on Switch console sales

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'Nintendo Switch hardware continued to be quite popular, reaching 5.07 million units sold' in the April-September period, the company says

NINTENDO. Mario attends the Bloomingdale's launch of an exclusive collection with Nintendo on March 8, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's/AFP

Big chunk of 2017 intel funds spent by only 3 institutions – COA

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:25 PM

These 3 institutions are the Office of the President, the Department of National Defense, and Congress

IN NUMBERS: Global threats to press freedom in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world

CENSORSHIP. The brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just one among many other violent threats to press freedom in 2018. Left photo by Ozam Kose/AFP; Right photo from Shutterstock

Snapchat loses 1 million users but revenue grows in Q3 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM

User growth has stalled as Facebook and Instagram introduce services similar to those of Snapchat, known for its disappearing messages

SNAPCHAT. The Snapchat logo is displayed on a mobile phone, March 1, 2017 in Glendale, California. File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


Microsoft's fiscal Q1 2019 profit soars on cloud services

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Azure cloud services and the career-focused social network LinkedIn power Microsoft's growth


PH’s Inday Espina Varona nominated for RSF Press Freedom Award

Oct 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The Filipino journalist is being recognized for being 'very active on social networks' and for covering 'issues that are sensitive in the Philippines'

Senate Fake News Hearing on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

17 ASEAN schools in top 100 QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Only Singapore has schools in the top 10, while Malaysia has the most number of schools in the top 100

Only U.P. makes it to top 100 of QS Asian university rankings for 2019

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Mapúa University and MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology round up the list of 8 Philippine universities in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Over 3.4 billion people actively use social media – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users

Khashoggi death: Don't give Saudi Arabia 'license to kill,' says RSF

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

'After the recognition of Khashoggi’s death, we expect a determined, constant and powerful pressure to be kept on Saudi Arabia,' says Christophe Deloire of Reporters without Borders

File photos from AFP, Shutterstock

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

According to the report, the number of poor worldwide is still 'unacceptably high,' while the fruits of economic growth are 'shared unevenly across regions and countries'

Philippines' crime, infra among worst globally – World Economic Forum

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Philippines lags in police services, infrastructure, and ease of doing business, but excels in labor market and macroeconomic stability

U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite 'worrying' trends – WEF

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The World Economic Forum uses a new methodology for the 2018 edition of its annual Global Competitiveness Report to reflect shifts in a world increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies

Duterte releases drug report accusing 3 law enforcers of corruption

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Asked about Chinese businessman Michael Yang, President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the special report and distributes it to reporters

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jaime Guban, who was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon in the previous senate inquiry. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Reporters Without Borders: 15 Saudi journalists arrested in past year

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:27 PM

'In most cases, their arrests have never been officially confirmed and no official has ever said where they are being held or what they are charged with,' says RSF

MISSING. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist's visa

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

'Victor Mallet's expulsion, if confirmed, would represent a further step backwards for press freedom, which has already been declining in recent years in Hong Kong,' says Cédric Alviani of Reporters Without Borders

IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The International Monetary Fund warns that risks highlighted in previous reports 'have become more pronounced or have partially materialized' in the real world

GROWTH FORECAST. The International Monetary Fund logo is seen 05 April 2007 in Washington, DC.  File photo by Tim Sloan/AFP

U.N. warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:56 AM

'Things that scientists have been saying would happen further in the future are happening now,' Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, says

Saudi Arabia backs down from blocking U.N. climate report – sources

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Saudis had objected to the inclusion of a passage emphasising the need for sharp reductions in the use of fossil fuels –Saudi Arabia's main export.

CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT. An executive summary of the UN special report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is being vetted in South Korea this week, line-by-line, by diplomats under the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Fewer but deadlier conflicts in ARMM in 2017 – report

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:03 PM

A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report

A Marine Fire Support armored vehicle passes through the Mapandi district as it pulls out from the main battle area in Marawi City near Mapandi district. the Mapandi district is crucial to the military campaign to retake Marawi City from the IS-inspired Maute Group as this serves as the main supply route for the military. the military finally allowed the media after several request were turned down to see the Mapandi district. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

World Bank pitches ways to boost Philippine economic growth

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The Philippines is aiming to roar along with Asian tigers by 2040. To do this, the country needs to triple the gross domestic product per capita in two decades.

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

COA finds anomalies in Supreme Court’s purchase of P7.9-M computers

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' report lays out the landscape of jobs in the Philippines as automation threatens to displace workers

ROBOT WAITER. In an example of possible automation in the food service industry, this little robotic waiter at ROBOT.HE restaurant in Shanghai wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, 'Enjoy your meal.' AFP Photo


New skills needed as automation shifts job landscape – World Economic Forum

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, here are primary considerations when it comes to the future of work in the age of automation

Journalist murdered in Mexico, 9th in 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) El Heraldo de Chiapas reporter Mario Gomez is the 9th reporter killed this year in Mexico, the second deadliest country in the world for journalists

LATEST VICTIM. Journalist Mario Gomez was shot by gunmen on Friday, September 21. Photo by Sergio Melgar Recinos/Facebook

How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle? Typically just 14 pieces

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Our analyses suggest that a turtle has a 22% chance of dying if it eats just one piece of plastic

FATAL FOOD. Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle. Qamar Schuyler, Author provided

Delayed projects cost government P230 million in penalty fees in 2017

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:50 PM

On top of the millions in penalties, auditors doubt that the 17 projects will be completed within the loan period

The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


6 times COA reported on key Duterte concerns, advocacies

Sep 18, 2018 - 2:28 PM

President Duterte has vowed to crack down on corruption and unnecessary delays in government projects. The Commission on Audit has released reports on those very issues he wants to fix.

BFAR 'loses' 57 patrol boats acquired from grant, loans

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:34 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources squandered patrol boats acquired from a US grant and loans from Spain

COA flags P10.6-B irregularities in AFP, PNP housing program

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The Commission on Audit hits the National Housing Authority for failing to properly evaluate contractors, which led to the awarding of contracts to companies with limited capacity

Human rights groups face 'alarming, shameful level' of gov't retaliation – UN report

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Philippines is among 38 countries where governments subject human rights advocates to 'harsh reprisals and intimidation,' according to a UN report

Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail Reuters reporters

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi