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'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Swiss regulators fine banks over forex rigging 'cartels'

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan, MUFG Bank, and Royal Bank of Scotland are hit with fines totaling around $90 million

A logo is picture above a branch of Barclays bank in central London on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

Imee, Bongbong Marcos were beneficiaries of illegal Swiss foundations

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:48 PM

'The validity of the documents, presented and offered in evidence by the prosecution, passed the scrutiny of the court,' says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

MARCOS SIBLINGS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos with sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos outside the Supreme Court on April 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

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

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

As China builders face scrutiny, further delays hit Marawi rehabilitation

May 25, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.

LOOTED. Bolawan Dimayon, Hassan Dimayon and their son shift through what was left of their house in Barangay Daguduban. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

Duterte admits sharing table with 'golf course' syndicate

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he knows and interacts with members of a syndicate abusing the public bidding system. What will he do about them?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Custom at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

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

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

#PugadBaboy: The Measure of a Gay Man

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Federer downs del Potro for eighth Basel crown

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:16 AM

Federer beats del Petro for the first time in a Basel final after losing to him in 2012 and 2013

SECOND PLACE. Roger Federer fought back from a set down to win the 95th ATP title of his career, taking him clear above Ivan Lendl into second on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors' mark of 109. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

NUJP calls out Duterte’s legal counsel for ‘lechery and misogyny’

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM

In an interview with journalists Karin Wenger and Ana Santos, Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says he is ‘better in bed’ and that ‘I fuck like an 18-year old’

CHIEF PRESIDENTIAL COUNSEL. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo for a lewd joke during a media interview. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The accident happened shortly before midday as a train run by the Matterhorn Gotthard rail company attempted a maneuver at Andermatt station

Imelda Marcos' 26-year-running graft case to conclude soon

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:09 PM

After the prosecutors send their memorandum the case will be set for judgment

GRAFT. Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown here attending a political rally for her son Ferdinand Jr in 2016, faces 10 counts of graft filed 25 years ago. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The funeral is held in the church where the couple had attended mass before setting out on their trek in the Swiss Alps

FINALLY FOUND. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

Global opportunities in the palm of entrepreneurs’ hands

Apr 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Impact Hub Manila provides opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to go abroad

WOMEN TECHPRENEURS. Winners of the eSkills4Girls from Manila – Jeepneed and Aurelia & Amelia – with founders of Impact Hub Manila. Photo from Impact Hub Manila

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:45 PM

UPDATED Grandchildren of immigrants will now be able to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport

People walk by electoral posters of the comittee against the facilitated naturalization/citizenship reading "Uncontrolled Naturalisation? No" with the illustration of a woman wearing a Niqab, in a train station in Zurich, on February 7, 2017. The Swiss people will go to the polls on February 12, 2017 to vote on whether it should be easier for third generation immigrants to become Swiss citizens. / AFP PHOTO / Michael Buholzer / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michael Buholzer has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [posters of the comittee against the facilitated naturalization] instead of [posters of the Swiss far-right party SVP]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

FOTO: Saat Titi Kamal dan Christian Soegiono bertemu pesohor dunia

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Pasangan ini tengah berada di Jenewa Swiss bersama para public figure dunia

Pasangan Titi Kamal dan Christian Soegiono beruntung bisa bertemu muka dengan para pesohor dunia di Jenewa, Swiss. Foto dari akun Instagram Titi Kamal.

Imelda Marcos snubs last day of trial for 1991 graft case

Jan 17, 2017 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The former first lady is accused of creating private foundations in Switzerland from 1978 to 1984 when she was governor of Metro Manila

Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown in this file photo at one of her son Bonbong's political rallies in 2016, is facing 10 counts of graft charges filed 25 years ago. Photo by Rob Reyes/ rappler

World's longest tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland

Dec 11, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 57 kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel cost over 11 2 billion euros to build

OPEN. This file photo taken on May 31, 2016 shows an Italian train making its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest train tunnel, on the eve of its inauguration in Erstfeld. Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on December 11, 21016 carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

DOF gives NLEX-SLEX Connector Road green light

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC can push through with the road construction – even without forming a special purposes company SPC

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

Metro Pacific unit secures NLEX-SLEX Connector Road deal

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This is after no comparative proposals were submitted to the DPWH on Monday July 25 – the deadline set by the agency

TWO CONNECTOR ROADS. Metro Pacific and San Miguel-Citra propose to build separate roads connecting NLEX and SLEX

Central banks move to reassure markets after Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Britain s decision to leave the EU – following a bitterly contested referendum – has rocked global stock markets and sent the pound crashing to its lowest level in more than 3 decades

AFTER BREXIT. This file photo shows a Euro symbol projected onto the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany March 12, 2016. File photo by Boris Roessler/EPA

The gift of language

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children

Switzerland votes on expelling foreign criminals

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Swiss people will vote whether foreign criminals should be automatically deported even for minor offenses

Gianni Infantino terpilih jadi Presiden baru FIFA

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Gianni Infantino berjanji akan memulihkan citra dan kehormatan FIFA yang sempat tercemar akibat skandal korupsi

Gianni Infantino memberikan keterangan pers di Zurich usai terpilih sebagai Presiden baru organisasi FIFA. Foto oleh Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA

Search for Marcos' wealth: Compromising with cronies

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

What the entire world knows after 30 years is a mere fraction and not the entirety of the Marcos loot

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Feb 24, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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What Bongbong Marcos knew of Swiss deposits

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The VP candidate has given conflicting answers on this issue

DICTATOR'S SON. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr speaks during the proclamation of his vice-presidential candidacy in Manila, Philippines, on October 10, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WEF 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio kritik perusahaan pembakar hutan Sumatera

Jan 21, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio mengangkat kebakaran hutan dan lahan di Indonesia tahun lalu dalam pidatonya di WEF 2016

WEF 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio dalam forum tahunan World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016. Foto oleh Alanda Kariza

Federer beats Nadal for seventh Basel title

Nov 02, 2015 - 12:33 AM

Roger Federer s victory is his 11th against Rafael Nadal who has won 23 of their meetings

TENNIS. Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) smiles after winning his final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, 01 November 2015. Photo by Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Remains of two Japanese climbers found in Alps after half century

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:46 PM

The two climbers identified by the Japanese consulate in Geneva as 22 year old Michio Oikawa and 21 year old Masayuki Kobayashi go missing on August 18 1970

Delayed right-of-way acquisition takes a toll on NLEX Harbor Link

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

A toll road from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to C3 or 5th Avenue in Caloocan City could be open to motorists by December 2016

ANOTHER DELAYED PROJECT. NLEX's Segment 10 is another infrastructure project being delayed by slow right-of-way acquisition. Photos from Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PH peso 2nd least volatile Asian currency so far in 2015

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:44 PM

The peso has moved within acceptable range despite the Greek bailout and China’s stock market collapse

Why Philip Stein is an ‘affordable, luxury technology brand’

May 31, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Co founder and president Will Stein shares how the brand is growing its unique selling proposition continuous belief in the growing Philippine market and an upcoming ‘treat’ for Filipino customers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Swiss challenge for NLEX-SLEX connector to start October

May 20, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Because of the changes in the mode of implementation the original proponent of the connector road says completion of the project will be pushed back to 2018

SWISS CHALLENGE. "We are ready for the Swiss. We are just awaiting for the government to invite proponents. We will fight for it," MPTC president Ramoncito Fernandez. File photo by Rappler

Switzerland to test drone postal deliveries

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The pilot project will be carried out in collaboration with SwissWorldCargo and US drone manufacturer Matternet

BCDA loses appeal over disputed Fort Bonifacio property

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:58 AM

The 13 page decision penned by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies the motion for reconsideration filed by BCDA

Alignment of NLEX- SLEX connector road to be revised

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It will increase the project cost by at least 30 says the MNTC

DOTC rebids MRT3 consultancy contract

Mar 03, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The agency is set to hold a pre eligibility conference on March 12 Interested companies have until March 25 to submit eligibility documents

JFC pushes for swift BOT Law amendments

Feb 21, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Among the amendments the Joint Foreign Chambers is pushing for is the extension of the Swiss challenge

NLEX-SLEX connector road completed in 2017 - MPIC

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The P18 billion toll road awaits the approval of the NEDA Board

Rolexes fly off Singapore shelves as Swiss franc surges

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Enthusiasts and investors are splurging on the fine timepieces before retailers adjust their price tags to reflect the strengthening franc

What it takes to insure high-profile personalities

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

For instance Pope Francis will have a higher liability exposure owing to his position of global importance

Pope Francis waves to people as he leaves in his popemobile after attending a mass at a park in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown was too short: Swiss research

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:54 PM

A team of Swiss scientists determined through sequencing of early cases in the country that the average incubation period of the virus is around 5 days

EBOLA. A photograph made available 21 September 2014 shows Liberian nurses disinfect the body of a suspected Ebola victim at the entrance of the Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Ebola TREATMENT CENTER in Monrovia, Liberia, 20 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

MVP: NLEX-SLEX connector to be delayed beyond Aquino term

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Manuel V Pangilinan Metro Pacific Investments Corporation MPIC chairman says the project is likely to be completed in mid 2017 because of the Swiss challenge on their unsolicited project proposal

Swatch SISTEM51: Party in front, function at the back

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Function meets art with the SISTEM51 collection by Swiss watch company Swatch

2 Swiss nationals shot dead in Misamis Oriental

Oct 06, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Witnesses say the armed men who shot the victims wore no masks and simply walked away after the incident