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An introduction to self-help: 7 books to help you get started

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

DOT is Google's first GMB Trusted Verifier in the Philippines

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Tourism will work closely with Google in digitizing the tourism establishments in the Philippines, says Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Duterte lifts ban on small town lottery but with conditions

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The President's order will be effective once the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office releases the new implementing rules and regulations of small town lottery

STL BAN TO BE LIFTED. A huge streamer of presidents order is seen outside of the PCSO Main Office at Saw Bldg. in Mandaluyong City on Monday. Justice Secretary Menardo Gueverra said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will look into the alleged irregularities in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), after President Rodrigo Duterte's verbal order late Friday evening. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Grab supports local merchants through #GrabNakakaLOKAL Festival

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The festival will run until the end of August

Duterte gets back at Gordon over ex-military appointees: ‘Mind your big belly’

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:22 PM

‘Why do you criticize me? It's my prerogative. It is not prohibited by law,’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells Senator Richard Gordon

PREROGATIVE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the reception party upon his arrival at the Jolo Airport before heading to Camp Bud Datu in Indanan, Sulu on July 15, 2019. Malacañang photo

PCSO is missing P6B from STLs, and Supreme Court may step in

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:58 PM

A 2018 PCSO audit report says 57 STL agents and 45 authorized agent corporations did not remit revenues to the agency for 2017 and 2018, resulting in shortfalls

SHUT DOWN. Members of the Philippine National Police, including NCR top cop Guillermo Eleazar (right most) immediately close PCSO establishments following President Duterte's order. NCRPO photo

COA flags PCSO for waiving P1.43-B claim from small town lottery operators

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'The Board of Directors of the PCSO has no authority to condone or waive valid claims by the PCSO,' says the Commission on Audit

German-PH commerce group wants German firms to join infra projects

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry also wants more German small and medium enterprises to foray into the Philippine market

EXISTING OPPORTUNITIES. The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes more German companies would invest in the Philippines, especially in the ongoing Build Build Build program

Zuckerberg sees Facebook future in private, small-scale messaging

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Zuckerberg's announcement is a strategic shift for Facebook as it seeks to navigate a drawn-out crisis over privacy and data protection

ZUCKERBERG. This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows the CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. AFP file photo   Facebook was confronted on September 9, 2016 with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE


All-women small press fair to be held at CCP

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers

The science of small talk

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to raise the funds you need to grow your business

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Lacking the funds to finally expand your business? Here’s what you can do.

‘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


El Nido to resolve overcrowding in Small, Big Lagoons

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Local officials hold a dry run of a proposal to limit the number of tourists and kayaks that can enter the lagoons

How this Pinay entrepreneur grew a laundry service app for A-list Hollywood celebs

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:45 AM

What happens when you fail at your first try? You try again, as Rechelle Balanzat proves.

Cimatu orders 'minahang bayan' review after Itogon tragedy

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to review all minahang bayan applications after the tragic landslide in Itogon, Benguet

Climate negotiator warns world 'out of time' to save islands

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:07 PM

With experts from across the planet locked in key talks in Bangkok aimed at breathing life into the Paris Agreement on climate change, Amjad Abdulla says time had 'already run out' for some countries

Ways to spruce up a small space

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:14 PM

No idea how to decorate your home or apartment?

[OPINION] Sea change for small-scale fishers

May 30, 2018 - 2:08 PM

'Fisherfolk are the reason why we as consumers, both locally and abroad, are able to satisfy our appetite for tuna and all kinds of seafood. It’s time that we finally give considerable attention to them. '

epa05238978 Filipino fishermen maneuver their boat as the sun sets in Manila Bay, Philippines, 01 April 2016. According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the prevailing El Nino phenomenon could affect at least 100,000 fisherfolk in the country due to the decline in fish production in freshwater areas and coastal communities. The water temperature increases in the Pacific and Western Pacific side of the country which is feared to result in decrease of primary productivity and to lead to a decline in fish catch. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Senate OKs bill on small businesses' better access to financing

May 28, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The proposed Personal Property Security Act seeks to expand the list of assets acceptable to banks as collateral, among others

From 12 years to 6 months: Small time drug cases get plea bargains

May 05, 2018 - 10:09 PM

But those caught selling and trading over 1 gram of shabu and over 10 grams of marijuana will not be entitled to plea bargain deals

Senate to invite Bong Pineda to probe into small town lottery anomalies

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'It only shows na totoo nga na si Bong Pineda nag-ooperate sa Camarines Sur. Not only there but in areas na nakalista,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Senate Hearing PCSO on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says he tapped Atong Ang to help PCSO

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The President backs up the gaming tycoon's claim that he was asked to help the PCSO combat illegal gambling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For National Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. TOTO LOZANO

Need documents from gov’t? Post office ‘Zip Lane’ is waiting

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The ‘Zip Lane,’ based in Philippine Postal Corporation stations, can accept requests for and print NBI, SSS, PhilHealth, POEA documents in less than an hour

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

Grenade kills 3 minors in Davao City

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Two brothers and a cousin set on fire a grenade they found on a relative's farm on Sunday, December 3

MSMEs must benefit from free trade, Robredo tells ASEAN businessmen

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says technology is a 'wild card' that both rich and poor countries must learn to decode to help small-scale entrepreneurs

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 14. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to pour 'billions of pesos' into funding for MSMEs

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

'Maybe P50 billion each is okay?' the Philippine president asks before an audience of diplomats and businessmen from all over Southeast Asia

BSP lowers risk weighting for loans to boost MSMEs

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:32 PM

‘The policy intends to facilitate the increased flow of funds to MSMEs that will translate to the further growth of the sector and of the domestic economy,' says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Digital small loans lending platform pera247 launched in PH

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Pera 247 is a mobile app-based lending platform that provides micro-loans for up to 90 days to the country’s unbanked population without the need for collateral or existing credit history

Nearly P620 million in unauthorized bonuses given to GOCCs in 2016

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has the largest amount of unauthorized perks released in 2016, at P518 million

UNAUTHORIZED BENEFITS. The Commission on Audit finds that 8 GOCCs paid P619 million worth of unauthorized perks to its personnel in 2016.

Gordon wants bribery charges vs Paolo Duterte's councilor-friend

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:27 AM

While the senator recommends charges against Davao City councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, he clears Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte of corruption allegations

PULONG'S FRIEND. Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr takes his oath at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China. File Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Global unemployment reaches over 200 million – ILO

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The rise in global unemployment happens as small and medium enterprises face stagnation

UNEMPLOYMENT. Global unemployment has reached 700 million, according to the International Labor Organization. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Davao City council strips Small Abellera of committee chairmanship

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Abellera – tagged in the Senate probe into the P6.4 billion shabu shipment controversy – has been absent from city council sessions for two weeks now

CHAIRMANSHIP REMOVED. In this file photo, Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera takes an oath during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

What to do when you're ready to expand your business

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Here’s a cursory look at the current SME landscape and what entrepreneurs can do to make their business grow amid competition

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Here's the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

Taguba changes tune: Paolo, Mans not part of BOC corruption

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Customs broker and fixer Taguba is being pressured but says text messages clearly identify Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio

Mark Ruben Taguba shows the timeline of the transaction durin the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Who is the real Tita Nanie? 3 out of 4 names stricken off the list

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED Customs broker and fixer Mark Ruben Taguba says Nani Cabato is the alleged real Tita Nanie

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ex-Palawan governor Joel Reyes convicted of graft over mining permit

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:10 PM

He chose to intentionally and willfully ignore his responsibilities and conveniently relied only on the recommendation of the mining regulatory board says the Sandiganbayan

CONVICTED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, shown here when booked for murder charges, is convicted of graft over an anomalous mining permit he issued to a small-scale mining company in 2006. Photo from PNP Public Information Office.

MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

Abellera, Taguiwalo, North Korean missile | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Paolo Duterte's 'friend' denies involvement in P6.4-B smuggled shabu

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr who skipped the Senate probe due to health issues confirms his meeting with Customs broker Mark Taguba

PAOLO DUTERTE AND SMALL ABELLERA. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (middle) with Davao City Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr (right). Photo sourced by the office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Lacson downplays son's photo with Paolo Duterte amid smuggling issue

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Napupunta siya ng Davao Alam ko may pic siya with Baste or Paolo but that s all there is to it says Senator Panfilo Lacson

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Customs, Dela Rosa, Cayetano | Evening wRap

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Customs broker: Paolo Duterte's 'friend, handler' got bribe money

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:19 PM

UPDATED Mark Taguba says he met with Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte s friend and handler and paid them P5 million as initial fee

SMUGGLING. A customs broker and fixer says he met with presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's friend and handler and paid them P5 million. Photo courtesy of office of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes wants Davao councilor summoned to P6.4-B shabu probe

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'BEAR IT.' Senator Antonio Trillanes has this advice for his colleagues in jail: just grin and bear it. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

May 19, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross SOS cellular network even when lines are down

PORTABLE. The emergency communications equipment can be mounted on emergency vehicles and deployed anywhere. Photo from PRC

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

May 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon s allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr