Uber license renewal in London rejected

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Uber is not a 'fit and proper' private car hire operator, says London's transport authority

ROADBLOCKS. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Paris shows the logo of Uber.  Since its debut in 2010, Uber has grown into a worldwide phenomenon despite regulatory hurdles and resistance from traditional taxi operators. Photo by AFP/Lionel Bonaventure

Save and share: The key to affordable organic produce

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

For Kai Farms' Karla Delgado, organic doesn't have to be expensive

NO PLASTIC. Seedlings are sprouted in banana leaf pots, which can be planted directly into the soil, or removed for roots to spread out. Photo by Audrey N. Carpio

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Australia is one of the world s top illegal downloaders of shows such as Game of Thrones

Uber is not perfect, and we should not be afraid to point that out

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

If we continue to push for solutions that only benefit a fraction of the public then we continue to be part of the problem

Why we like to share

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Looking beyond the millennial’s aesthetic and personal branding on social media

Simalakama mengatur transportasi berbasis aplikasi daring

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Sistem ride sharing bisa menghemat waktu perjalanan masyarakat dan mengurangi tingkat pengangguran

TRANSPORTASI BERBASIS APLIKASI. Seorang pengemudi Go-Jek di jalanan Jakarta. Foto oleh Adek Berry/AFP

WATCH: Couples share sweet moments in new McDonald's commercial

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:16 AM

From nugget bouquets to surprise proposals 4 couples talk about some of their most romantic experiences

WATCH: Life #BeforeUBER

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Beyond convenience the ride sharing app has offered life changing opportunities for these Filipinos


Emma Watson hides copies of 'Handmaid's Tale' across Paris

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Emma Watson hides 100 copies of the Margaret Atwood novel for readers to find

EMMA WATSON. The actress leaves 100 copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' all over Paris. File photo shows Emma at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on May 7, 2017. Photo by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix

What was your life like #BeforeUBER?

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Everyone has an Uber story What s yours?

Uber probe of cut-throat workplace triggers firings

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The terminations came as the ride sharing firm looked into 215 claims of discrimination harassment unprofessional behavior bullying retaliation and physical security

Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

May 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The Unification Ministry gives the green light to a request by the Korean Sharing Movement

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?

May 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Well there s a presumption of regularity says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

WHAT NOW? Former environment secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Del Monte sells 20 million shares of dollar-denominated offer

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The shares have been issued and listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange since April 7

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:25 PM

But the app has a couple of restrictions – destinations must be within 15 kilometers from pickup locations and only a passenger s first 40 bookings are given priority

UNLI-RIDES. Fleetshare has an interesting ride-share concept but the asking price may scare off customers. Screenshot from Fleetshare website and app

Del Monte Pacific issues US-dollar shares

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Retail investors can acquire shares for a minimum of 1000 with an annual dividend rate of 6 625

DMPL Senior Vice President Gabriel Lim presents the terms of the public offer

When Filipino firms expand abroad, it's not always rosy

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Del Monte Pacific among the first Filipino owned firms in recent years to buy companies abroad shares challenges and plans

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

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task Grab s newest service GrabShare aims to do something about that

Mining firms say dispute with DENR could cost $16B

Mar 14, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Chamber of Mines warns of the cost of arbitration with foreign firms

Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas

NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez listens intently during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 8. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

They re not all proclaimed watersheds I will agree but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments' (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on Wednesday, March 8. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Supreme Court junks road sharing petition

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The petition seeks to compel the government to limit cars to half of the roads but the High Court denies it

CAR-CENTRIC. Petitioners walk through Taft Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Manila, to reach the Supreme Court. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

In U.S., Uber skids have rival Lyft steering for passing lane

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:57 AM

A socially responsible and driver friendly reputation buoys Lyft as Uber faces questions about its culture

LYFT. An 'Amp' sits on the dashboard of a Lyft driver's car. The apparatus lights up in a color assigned specifically to one passenger for easier ride identification. Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft/AFP

3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez who co chairs the Mining Industry Coordinating Council says they will review audit reports or checklists prepared and developed by the DENR

Lopez: Duterte agrees no mining in watersheds

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Don t worry you re my Cabinet secretary and naniniwala rin ako na hindi dapat i mina yung watersheds Environment Secretary Gina Lopez recalls President Rodrigo Duterte as saying

NO MINING ON WATERSHEDS? Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with her that there should be no mining in watersheds. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Lopez to critics: Stop it already, fight clean

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

To the mining companies you talk about contracts [but] how about our contract to life? asks Environment Secretary Gina Lopez in an 8 minute video posted on her Facebook page

'FIGHT CLEAN.' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez addresses her critics and supporters in an 8-minute video. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50 of their current operating income

PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:16 PM

How can a company risk stockholders money in projects if the investment rules are unclear and uncertain? says the president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, in a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017, said their agency is gearing towards the establishment of ‘E3 zone’ or the ecological, economical and educational programs in areas where mining firms will be closed. Malacañang Photo

Lopez: 'I won't stop doing the right thing just to please CA'

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is unfazed by the move of the mining industry to block her confirmation by the Commission on Appointments

ON MINING. In this file photo, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about her department's plan for mining sites whose operations were ordered suspended or closed. Malacañang Photo

Rappler articles available on Facebook Messenger for free

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Just on Free Facebook? No problem Rappler s top stories can now be read in full on your mobile device

Banopolis, perancang ‘bike sharing’ modern Boseh di Bandung

Feb 01, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Boseh adalah sistem penyewaan sepeda dengan teknologi modern hasil kolaborasi Banopolis dan Pemerintah Kota Bandung Proses peminjaman dan pengembalian Boseh dilayani sebuah mesin bukan manusia sebagai operator

Meski baru akan diluncurkan secara resmi pada Maret 2017, stasiun Boseh di depan Taman Pramuka Jalan LLRE Martadinata Kota Bandung, sudah siap digunakan. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

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

LTFRB rejects 15,000 Uber, Grab applications

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Applicants submitted incomplete requirements or did not appear at hearings

TNVS CONSULTATION. A photo from the LTFRB Central Office with the Board Officials during the consultation with TNVS operators. Photo by LTFRB.

Only 1 in 20 trips affected by fare shock – Uber PH

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Uber PH addresses concerns about its new upfront fare system

UPFRONT FARES. Photo from Uber

Olivia Jensen jualan scarf batik demi menggalang dana

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Kecintaannya terhadap batik membuat Olivia tergerak untuk menghimpun dana untuk membantu pendidikan dan fasilitas kesehatan bagi anak anak kurang mampu

Berbekal kecintaan terhadap batik dan kepedulian terhadap pendidikan anak kurang mampu, Olivia Jensen bergabung dengan proyek 'Batik Charity Exhibition'. Foto oleh

WhatsApp suspends giving Facebook European user data

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Privacy concerns over the sharing of data relating to ad targeting fuel the suspension

SENSITIVE INFO. Privacy concerns spark the suspension of data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Robredo to speak at 12th annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:21 PM

The Global Meeting taking place from November 30 to December 2 in Deauville France will host more than 1 250 delegates from more than 70 countries

Hearing-impaired Uber driver recalls rare instance of discrimination

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:28 PM

With over 1 500 trips under his belt Mike – one of the drivers under Uber s Beethoven Initiative – recalls the one time a passenger made him feel bad about his disability

BEETHOVEN INITIATIVE. Uber's program is named after the famous deaf composer.

Twitter plunges 19% on report saying Google won't bid

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM

The big move down comes after technology news site Recode says Google would not pursue a Twitter acquisition Google had been seen by some observers as one of the more likely purchasers

World Bank: Inequality threatens fight against extreme poverty

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The World Bank says poverty will persist if gains are not felt by the bottom 40 of the population

A picture taken on March 11, 2016 shows a beggar woman in the streets of Paris. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Why millennials are now the apple of advertisers' eyes

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

As the combined spending power of millennials is projected to soar the advertising world is coming up with ways to reach the younger consumers

Ongpin hits SolGen for new evidence on insider trading case

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:30 PM

It shows that their evidence in the first place were lacking and did not warrant certainly imposing a fine on Mr Ongpin of P174 million the businessman s lawyer argues

BATTLE LINES. SEC is working with OSG to 'strongly oppose' Ongpin's petition to stop them from imposing fines and penalties against him involving insider trading of Philex Mining Corporation shares back in 2009. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Balanced budget 'impractical' for the PH until 2022 – Diokno

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Philippine economic managers flesh out the proposed P3 3 trillion national budget for 2017 – an amount seen to help free the country from high socioeconomic inequality

NOT FOR NOW. One thing is certain for the Philippine economy in the coming years: deficits are not going away, the economic team of President Rodrigo Duterte tells the House committee. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

CA stops SEC order on Ongpin's insider trading case

Aug 02, 2016 - 1:40 PM

In issuing the TRO the Court of Appeals says the complex issues and circumstances surrounding the case present an urgent and paramount necessity to prevent serious damage on businessman Roberto Ongpin

CONTROVERSIAL. Businessman Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin is being accused of insider trading of Philex Mining shares in 2009. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Ride-share battle ends with Didi buying Uber China operations

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:21 PM

3rd UPDATE As part of the merger Didi Chuxing will also take a stake in Uber

This file picture taken on March 20, 2016 shows an Uber Station being seen outside a hotel in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. Greg Baker/AFP

Huge quarter for Facebook lifts shares

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The social network s net profit for the second quarter of 2016 jumps 186 while the number of its monthly active users hits 1 7 billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. Zuckerberg introduced a new messenger platform at the event. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson

Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Hoteliers are complaining some local residents are unhappy with the influx of foreign visitors and authorities are looking into the rentals

This photo taken on April 7, 2016 shows Airbnb host Takahiro displaying his guest room at his room in Tokyo.  Airbnb hosts in Japan are learning the hard way that the home-sharing site's fastest-growing market is also becoming the next flashpoint in a global battle over the sharing economy. Calls for change have reached the highest levels of government, which is mulling a revision to the rules, as Japan's tourist numbers hit fresh records and Tokyo scrambles to build enough accommodation to host the 2020 Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-US-ECONOMY-INTERNET-TOURISM-HOTELS-AIRBNB,FOCUS BY DANIEL LEUSSINK

Twitter shares dive after update disappoints

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Analysts are skeptical about whether Twitter can reverse its fortunes

epa04057461 (FILE) A file photo dated 08 November 2013 showing a close up of a Twitter app and a Stock market app displayed on a smartphone, in Berlin, Germany. Twitter Inc had a net loss of 511 million dollars in its first quarterly report since its initial public stock offering, the San Francisco-based company said 05 February 2014, falling further in the red than forecast. Total losses for 2013 were 645 million dollars compared to 79 million dollars in 2012, according to the fourth-quarter report. The social-media company went public on November 6, selling shares to raise at least 1.8 billion dollars to fuel continued expansion. The pace of user growth slowed, with 241 million monthly users, up 30 per cent from 185 million monthly users a year earlier. The rate of growth was 39 per cent in the previous period. Revenue more than doubled to 243 million dollars in the fourth quarter, up 116 per cent from the year-ago period. EPA/Joerg Carstensen

Ongpin vows to appeal SEC ruling, slams 'cruel' penalties

Jul 24, 2016 - 11:55 PM

I thought that the persecution under the Aquino administration had ended but apparently the remaining minions of the past administration are still determined to get me says Roberto Ongpin

CONTROVERSIAL. Businessman Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin is being accused of insider trading of Philex Mining shares in 2009. Photo by Agence France-Presse