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Clark airport earnings hit P1 billion for first time in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Clark International Airport Corporation says revenues increased by 32% in 2018, hitting P1.07 billion

NEW RECORD. The Clark International Airport breaches the P1-billion mark in revenues. Photo from Clark International Airport's website

'Alita' defeats rivals in North American box office

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Sci-fi spectacle 'Alita: Battle Angel' conquers North American box offices, raking in an estimated $33 million

Watchdog deplores Libya's 'almost impossible' media environment

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:40 PM

At least 19 journalists have been killed since 2011 while there have been 'several cases' in which journalists were abducted, tortured or forcibly disappeared, the report says

Jollibee profit zooms by 17.1% in 2018

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Jollibee's net income grows to P8.3 billion in 2018, shrugging off inflation woes and controversies over its labor practices

COA wants probe into DepEd Western Visayas' P68-M supplies purchase

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Book Craft Publishing says it has yet to receive payment for educational supplies delivered to divisions of the Department of Education's Western Visayas office in 2005

Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings since Ghosn arrest

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The Japanese car manufacturer downgrades its net profit forecast for the fiscal year from 500 billion yen to 410 billion yen

Nissan president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaks during the company's financial results press conference at its headquarters in Yokohama on February 12, 2019. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Mobile data boosts Globe's net income to P18.4 billion in 2018

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Mobile data usage lifts Globe Telecom's finances, while revenues from text messages and calls slow down

More malls drive SM Prime's 2018 net income to P32.2 billion

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:15 PM

SM Prime Holdings rakes in more cash in 2018 as its mall business expands further outside Metro Manila

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws

NY Times swings to profit on subscriber, advertising gains

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The New York Times says its profit in the final 3 months of the year amounts to $55.1 million compared with a loss of $56.8 million in the same period a year earlier

THE NEW YORK TIMES. n this file photo taken on April 27, 2016 the sign on the west side of the New York Times building at 620 Eighth Avenue is seen in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Senate approves bill strengthening disease surveillance, reporting

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Senate Bill 2186 seeks to amend Republic Act 3573 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases

PUBLIC HEALTH. Senate Bill 2186 seeks to strengthen reporting and surveillance of diseases considered a public health concern.  Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Google parent Alphabet hit by rising costs

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Alphabet reports a profit of $8.9 billion in the fourth quarter on revenue that was up 22% to $39.3 billion from the same period a year earlier

ALPHABET. Background image from Wikipedia by author Jijithecat.

COA: 'Dire necessity' not an excuse for unauthorized cash perks

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012

Nintendo says 9-month profit up nearly 25%, lifted by strong titles

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'During the holiday season, software was a great driver of hardware sales,' Nintendo says in a statement

Samsung Electronics Q4 profits slump along with global demand

Jan 31, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Like Apple, Samsung is hit by weak sales in China as domestic brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and other Chinese rivals rise

Facebook sees higher profits, more friends

Jan 31, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Scandals have not affected Facebook's growth

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What to expect: Facebook Q4 2018 earnings

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger may soften the hits as Facebook’s core business slows


Anti-Semitic killings in 2018 'highest' in decades – Israel

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Global Anti-Semitism Report lists a total of 13 Jews killed in 3 separate attacks in 2018

SHOOTING. Police cars are parked outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. Photo by Dustin Franz / AFP

LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017?

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.

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COA raises alarm over BFP's failed modernization program

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020

MISSED TARGETS. The Commission on Audit finds that the Bureau of Fire Protection sorely missed its targets for its 8-year-old modernization program.

EXCLUSIVE: Russian disinformation system influences PH social media

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook takes down pages linked to the disinformation network

COA questions DSWD's P1.85-B disaster response spending in 2017

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The Commission on Audit questions the delay in the distribution of funds to disaster victims, as well as the lack of proper monitoring of similar funds

Oxford-Stanford report: Improving Facebook as forum for free speech and democracy

Jan 19, 2019 - 8:21 AM

'Making Facebook a better forum for free speech and democracy is a significant part of a wider struggle to defend those values across the world,' says the report

Illustration from Stanford-Oxford report 'GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy'


Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Netflix says it had expected its margin to dip because of the number of shows that launched in the quarter

NETFLIX. The Netflix logo. Image from the Netflix website

HRW: Excess in autocratic rule in 2018 'fueling' effective resistance

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:24 PM

In its latest world report, Human Rights Watch highlights the continuous threats and harassment experienced by activists and other progressive groups

Human rights are the bedrock of a person's dignity and freedom. Human rights belong to every regardless of their stature in life, their gender, class, ethinicity, religion, politics or circumstances. Human rights are universal because we are all born with them. And yet, because people do not equally enjoy their rights and human rights itself are under attack, there are those who spend their lives fighting for the rights of others and their selves. December 10, 2018 International Human Rights Day at Mendiola, Manila. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

World Bank warns brewing trade storm jeopardizes global economy

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Growth of the world economy is expected to slow to 2.9% this year, and 2.8% in 2020, slightly below the previous forecast

Samsung Electronics flags near-30% slump in Q4 operating profit

Jan 08, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Operating profit during the October to December period is expected to be around 10.8 trillion won ($9.8 billion), down 28.7% from a year earlier, Samsung says in an earnings estimate

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS. The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed outside a company's building in Seoul on March 24, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

2019 an 'exciting year' for Filipinos, says Malacañang

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says 'milestones' of the government in 2018 are 'beginning to bear fruit’ but the opposition believes the past year ‘saw an unraveling of the Duterte administration’

NEW YEAR. President Rodrigo Duterte applauds while listening to the performers during the Christmas tree lighting in Malacañang on December 3, 2018. Photo by Karl Norman/Presidential Photo

Don't let 'experts' online fool you: Here's how

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'

Philippines deadliest country for journalists in Southeast Asia – IFJ

Dec 21, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The International Federation of Journalists report celebrates the resilience of Filipino journalists, saying they 'remain just as jealously protective of their rights and freedoms'

Philippine democracy in 2018: Where do we fall in world rankings?

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas

Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings – watchdog

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

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Dec 18, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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Global media groups start fund-raising for Rappler

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide

IN COURT. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is facing legal cases filed by the Phiippine government. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders – RSF

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Reporters Without Borders says 80 journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year – most notably the Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi – with 348 in jail and 60 more held hostage

'Marginal improvement' in global fight for gender equality – report

Dec 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'The directionally positive average trend registered this year is supported by improvements in 89 of the 144 countries covered both this year and last year,' the World Economic Forum says in its Global Gender Gap Report 2018

Philippines climbs to No. 8 in 2018 Global Gender Gap report

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The World Economic Forum says the Philippines has managed to close about 80% of its total gender gap

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Spain prosecutors to file fraud complaint against Shakira – report

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Shakira is suspected of not paying taxes in Spain despite being a resident between 2011 and 2014

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

COA wants Nat'l Printing Office to refund P139M in illegal printer rentals

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:50 AM

It involves lease agreements which reportedly caused resignations in 2016. NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr is held liable for the disallowance.

DISALLOWANCE. The National Printing Office is issued a notice of disallowance for P139 million worth of printer rentals. Photo from the NPO website

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it – U.N.

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

To cap global warming at 2ºC, national carbon-cutting pledges annexed to the 2015 Paris Agreement must collectively triple by 2030

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

'Ralph Breaks the Internet,' and nearly a box-office record

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'Creed II,' starring Michael B. Jordan, Dolph Lundgren, and Sylvester Stallone enters the second spot

Banking, tech professionals see rising salaries in 2018

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:56 PM

If you’re looking to scale up your career – and your salary – in the coming year, the banking and tech industries give you the best chance to do so, according to a survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters

SALARY SURVEY. Robert Walters country manager Monty Sujanani presents the recruitment firm's Salary Survey for 2019. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

China drives away Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Without the permission of China, you cannot carry out the interview here,' a member of the Chinese Coast Guard tells the crew of broadcast giant GMA-7

‘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