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One-day business permit processing in Manila starts July 22

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno creates the Business One-Stop Shop or BOSS to speed up the processing of business permits

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will soft launch the one-stop shop for business permit application in the city hall on July 22, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ecobite restaurant upcycles your damaged glass bottles for free

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Reuse them as a pencil holder or drinking glasses at home

Shopee Philippines denies 'scam' in BLACKPINK meet and greet event

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

'The revocation of some BLACKPINK fans' tickets was the result of a system error, and not due to a change in promo mechanics,' Shopee claims

FDA orders Shopee, Lazada to stop online sale of medicines

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'

Bo’s Coffee introduces new Theo & Philo mocha coffee beverage

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Homegrown brands Bo’s Coffee and artisanal chocolate Theo & Philo join forces this Independence Day to create this limited edition drink

The Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon

May 23, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Natura is buying Avon in a deal that will create the world's 4th largest beauty products company

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2011 the newly completed U.S. headquarters for Avon Products Inc. in New York City. - Brazilian cosmethics leader Natura announced on May 22, 2019 the purchase of US Avon, in an operation that constituted the fourth world beauty products group. (Photo by MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

The evolving spaces of Ortigas

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Ortigas is a neighborhood that mixes heritage and modernity. It is an evolving space for people with evolving lives.

4 luxury vehicles among those razed in EDSA fire

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

BFP Mandaluyong says totally damaged in the blaze at the high-end auto repair shop were a Mustang, Porsche, Subaru, and the Toyota Sequoia of Senator JV Ejercito

A fireman inspects the charred wreckage of cars after a fire hit the Autoplus Supply Corp. at Brgy. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City along EDSA on Monday, February 18, 2019. Seven cars, including a sports car and SUV, worth millions were burned. No one was reported hurt during the blaze. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt

Hundreds of people queue during the official opening of South Africa's first Starbucks store, also the US coffeehouse chain's first store in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Johannesburg on April 21, 2016. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Malongo Atelier Barista offers fair-trade coffee and teas

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Enjoy different filtration and brewing methods, single-origin coffee beans, tea brews, crepes, and a taste of French heritage here

How online aggregators can drive the growth of internet economies

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:16 AM

More than just speeding up the purchasing process, online aggregators have a role as a curator for the top choices in their specific vertical

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Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Although retail sales in China have been steady, the outlook is uncertain as the economy slows and concerns rise over the impact of the trade war with the United States

Trader arrested for shooting gun inside Greenhills Shopping Center

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

(UPDATED) Police arrested Alvin Baunto for firing his gun 3 times inside the busy commercial area

INDOOR SHOOTING. A vendor fires his gun inside Virra Mall at the Greenhills Shopping Center. Photo courtesy of Greenhills Shopping Center

Single Origin has something for everyone

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Single Origin is also known for its generously portioned comfort food and craft cocktails, beer and wine selections

WINDOW DRESSING. Single Origin has branches in Greenbelt 3, BGC and Rockwell. Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

LOOK: The Starbucks anniversary tumblers are mermaid goals

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The merchandise will be available beginning September 11

Images of products courtesy of Starbucks

Plakafé: Baguio's gem hiding in plain sight

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Local artist Oliver Olivete has transformed this coffee shop into a visual feast

Here's how many times you need to reuse your shopping bags

Aug 11, 2018 - 8:30 AM

As with all matters environmental, it’s essential that we have the right knowledge to make informed decisions

REUSE. Recycled paper bags. Photo from Jeremy Piehler/Flickr, CC BY-NC

Rappler SEC ruling, Bangsamoro, Facebook shares drop | Midday wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Amazon quarterly profit jumps 12-fold to $2.5B

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The e-commerce giant reports earnings that are in stark contrast to social media giant Facebook which saw massive stock market losses

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by Ryder/AFP


7 grocery items you didn’t know you could buy from Lazada

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Yes, you can order detergent and cooking oil online

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

The nostalgic items we secretly wish were making a comeback

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM

We’ve been missing our tamagotchis and multi-colored pens

Sereno on quo warranto: SolGen is 'forum shopping'

May 06, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites 'forum shopping' by the Office of the Solicitor General as a new reason to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her

EMBATTLED. File photo of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaking in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 05, 2018. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

10 things you can get from Lazada's Birthday Sale, whatever your budget

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Get huge discounts on gadgets, appliances, clothes, and other items

New Greenhills mall coming in 2021

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ortigas & Company unveils its plan to build a P6.3-billion mall as part of the redevelopment of the Greenhills Shopping Center

Image from Ortigas and Co

LOOK: It's a matcha and mocha summer 2018 for Starbucks Philippines

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here's a list of all the new drinks and food items Starbucks has to offer for the summer months

NEW DRINKS. The Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

53 dead, many missing in Siberia shopping mall fire

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) The preliminary findings of the inquiry says the fire started around 1100 GMT in one of the cinema halls and destroyed more than 1,000 square meters of the center, news agencies report

Work that beach body with these activewear pieces for men and women

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Summer is the best time to refresh your workout wardrobe

11 things you can now buy for cheaper from Muji

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:28 PM

That zen aesthetic doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg anymore

UP Shopping Center compliant with fire regulations – chancellor

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:45 PM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says safety measures were in place for the UP Shopping Center, also pointing out that it had just been renovated in 2017

COMPLIANT? UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan speaks to reporters near the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

When the UP Shopping Center caught fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'When I peeked, there was a man walking with fire extinguisher. So I entertained a customer and photocopied first. Then the lights went out,' says a stall worker

FIRE. Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Inside the UP Shopping Center after the fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Rappler takes a look inside the University of the Philippines Shopping Center following the blaze on Thursday, March 8

TORCHED. UP Shopping Center was burned from the inside on Thursday, March 8 with authorities suspecting the fire to come from its ceiling wirings. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

From photocopying services to Rodic's: What's inside UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:15 PM

More than just a building, the UP Shopping Center became a community for the students, with its members playing key roles in their academic lives

P500,000 worth of damage in UP Shopping Center fire – BFP

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The UP Shopping Center housed businesses that sold food and various merchandise or offered printing and photocopying services

TORCHED. The aisle of the UP Shopping Center. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

UP student regent calls for donations following UP Shopping Center fire

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Those who want to help may drop off their donations in at least 4 centers

Netizens express grief over razed UP Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:12 PM

'Ang bigat sa pakiramdam,' says one netizen, echoing the sentiment of people in and out of the UP community

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(4th UPDATE) UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Firemen try to put off the fire at the UP Diliman Shopping Center in Quezon City on March 8, 2018.. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Muji's new collection keeps it casual and cool

Jan 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

The Japanese brand's trademark minimalist style is all over its Spring-Summer lineup

Sephora's on sale! Here are 7 things you can buy

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Time to grab some beauty booty!

6 nifty things you can get on sale at Lazada this January

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:33 PM

It'll only take a few seconds to check this sale out

At the new Starbucks Reserve bar, coffee and heritage blend together

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Take a look (and a sip) at the special 20th anniversary Starbucks Reserve bar in Rockwell

STARBUCKS RESERVE BAR. The store's opening coincides with the coffee brand's 20th anniversary in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Starbucks

7 things you can buy on sale at BeautyMNL this January

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Now's the perfect time to up your beauty game!

7 things on sale for men this week

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Bet the best dressed guy in the room in these hot picks!

Bincang Mantan: Kenapa harus menghabiskan uang untuk barang bermerek?

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Jangan sampai bonus tahunanmu habis untuk membeli tas Hermes atau jangan sampai cicilan Louis Vuitton menghabiskan setengah gaji bulananmu

Get in on the Gen Z Yellow trend with these 7 items

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Millennial pink is so 2017 – it's Gen Z Yellow now

Zalora unveils your new wardrobe essentials for 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers

7 Zara items you can get on sale this January 2018

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Time for a wardrobe upgrade

7 items you can buy on sale at Zalora for the new year

Jan 10, 2018 - 2:17 PM

New year, new clothes!