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National Scientist Bienvenido Juliano dies

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:56 PM

'His important research activities in collaboration with scientists in related disciplines had produced socio-economic impact among the rice-eating countries of the world,' says the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

NATIONAL SCIENTIST. National Scientist Bienvenido O. Juliano  was known for his contributions to the chemistry and technology of rice and rice food products. Photo courtesy of NAST, PHL

NOW Telecom gets 25-year franchise extension amidst battle for 3rd telco player

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:48 PM

NOW Telecom is said to be among the groups vying to become the firm’s 3rd major telecommunications player, and it now has privileges similar to those granted to existing dominant players in the industry with the franchise extension

Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Teachers will not be replaced by technology; however, teachers who do not make good use of technology may be replaced by ones who do, asserts one speaker at the tech-in-education conference

DAVID WARING. David Waring of Smoothwall discusses the typical profile of an educational institution when it comes to cybersecurity. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler


Qualcomm boosts bid for NXP as it fends off bid from Broadcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM

By moving closer to a tie-up with NXP, Qualcomm could make it more difficult for Broadcom, which is pressing ahead with a record $121 billion offer despite opposition from Qualcomm's board

QUALCOMM'S PAUL JACOBS. Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, Paul Jacobs speaks at the WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger at Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 7, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for WIRED/AFP

NGCP, DICT agree to partner for National Broadband Program

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The fiber optic network of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines will be used for the program

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Hi! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

College president linked to drugs remains at large – PDEA chief Aquino

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Samson Molao, president of the Cotabato Foundation for Science and Technology, is accused of operating a drug den inside the school

AARON AQUINO. PDEA Chief Director General Aaron Aquino insists Cotabato Foundation for Science and Technology Foundation president Samson Molao is wanted for his alleged illegal drug-related activities. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

PH gov't releases draft guidelines for 3rd telco auction

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology and the National Telecommunications Commission come up with draft guidelines on the selection of a new major telco player

DICT moves deadline for auction of 3rd telco slot

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'If we force the end-of-March deadline, there might not be any bidders,' says the acting chief of the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?

DICT raises concerns over NGCP's fiber optic network offer

Feb 11, 2018 - 11:50 PM

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr reacts to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

[OPINION] Are PCC, NTC fit to handle 3rd telco player?

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The PCC will have to address the competition issues confronting the 3rd telco player, while the NTC will have to ensure that the new entrant will meet the required regulatory and corporate issues before it could penetrate the market and go full blast in its operations

NGCP offers to let DICT use fiber optic network for free

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines writes an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying it is 'willing and eager' to help develop the National Broadband Network

PLDT to give up Cure frequencies 'at no cost'

Feb 07, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to send tax auditors to telecommunications companies demanding payment for returning radio frequencies to the government

AT NO COST. PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan agrees not to be compensated for the surrendered Cure frequencies, DICT acting chief Eliseo Rio Jr says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte order on Cure frequencies for 3rd telco contradicts PLDT-NTC deal

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:45 PM

A 2011 agreement states that the National Telecommunications Commission would bid out the surrendered Cure frequencies, with PLDT being given monetary compensation. President Rodrigo Duterte now refuses to give that compensation.

3RD TELCO ISSUE RAISED. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. Malacañang photo

Duterte rejects DICT request to extend deadline for 3rd telco

Feb 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is adamant that the 3rd telco be ready by March despite requests of potential players to the DICT for more time to prepare requirements and secure partners

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on the sidelines of the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. Also in the photo are Solicitor General Jose Calida and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Nokia widens losses in 2017

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Nokia said in a statement that it booked a full-year after-tax loss of 1.49 billion euros ($1.8 billion) last year. At an underlying level, Nokia was back in the black, turning in an operating profit of 16 million euros, compared with a loss of 1.1 billion euros a year earlier.

NOKIA. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows the Nokia Paris-Saclay campus research centre in Nozay, near Paris. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Shabu, firearms found inside college president's staff house

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:23 AM

Anti-illegal drug enforcers retrieve several firearms and substances believed to be shabu inside a staff house of a state-run school president in Cotabato

Exercise tracking map highlights locations of deployed troops

Jan 29, 2018 - 8:58 AM

While some US bases are well known to groups that want to attack them, the map also shows what appear to be routes taken by forces moving outside of bases – information that could be used in planning bombings or ambushes

BASE ACTIVITY. A US soldier walks past a A-10 Thunderbolt II at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018. Shah Marai/AFP

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker indicted over P14.7-M pork scam

Jan 26, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approves the filing of one count of graft against former Iloilo 5th District representative Rolex Suplico

OMBUDSMAN. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales wants to file all necessary charges in court connected to the PDAF scam before she retires in July 2018. Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SEC orders Calata to stop selling Krops tokens, coins

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Calata-led Black Cell claims on its website that it is the 'world's 1st agricultural marketplace crypto equity' through initial coin offering

CEASE AND DESIST. SEC says Krops are selling or offering securities to the public without the necessary license from the corporate regulator. Screenshot from Black Cell's website

3 consortia forming up to battle for Philippines' 3rd telco slot

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The acting chief of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) says these 3 groups will each be led by Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated, Now Corporation, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T)

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Scientists' group refutes Roque, says local experts can do research in Benham Rise

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATES) To utilize resources in Philippine territories, a scientists' group urges the government to support Filipino scientists 'instead of being servile to China in exchange for foreign aid'

BENHAM RISE. Researchers aboard boats in the waters in the Benham Rise area. File photo by Dr Gil Jacinto/UP-MSI

Naming Philippines' 3rd telco might take longer than expected

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has a tall order from the Philippine president: Launch a major 3rd telecom player by March 2018. Prospective entrants think the timeline is too short.

SciTech wRap for January 20, 2018

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

Important things to know about the security of your ATM card

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Replacing your magnetic stripe card with EMV chip is the first step. Here’s why you need to #MakeTheShift

The modern educator’s toolkit

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Teachers, just like students, are being disrupted by the digital revolution

How is education being disrupted by technology?

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn

SciTech wRap for January 13, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Cybersecurity firm F-Secure says an issue within Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), 'which is commonly found in most corporate laptops, allows an attacker to take complete control over a user's device in a matter of seconds'

AMT SECURITY FLAW. The Active Management Technology (AMT) issue allows an attacker to 'take complete control over a user's device' if the attacker has physical access to the device to reconfigure AMT. Screen shot from F-Secure video on YouTube.

24 of the coolest new gadgets showcased at CES 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:30 PM

A phone case that's also a drone, a Nokia 'smart mattress,' and Razer's phone-powered laptop – these are just some of the awesome new gadgets shown at CES 2018


10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

DICT delays rule on 1-year expiration for prepaid load worth less than P300

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The new rule applies to prepaid load worth P300 and above starting January 6. Load worth less than P300 will only be covered by July 5.

ONE-YEAR EXPIRATION. Effective January 5, 2018, all prepaid load with denomination of P300 and above will carry a one-year expiration period. But those below P300 will only be implemented by July 5. Stock photo

[OPINION] Third telco: More fiction than real

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.

PLDT, Smart ink another partnership deal with Huawei

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The $28.5-million wireless service deal is expected to improve the telco giant's wireless service

ANOTHER HUAWEI DEAL. PLDT group chief Manuel Pangilinan says the partnership will enable his firm's wireless services under the brands PLDT, Smart, Sun and TNT to become much more agile, efficient and resilient in developing digital services. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook, please make democracy-friendly algorithms

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Technology hits a tipping point and transforms global power structures. In 2017, social media splintered the public space essential for democracy.

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement from $79 to $29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced

IPHONE. Apple offers discounted batteries to users needing a battery upgrade as the firm apologizes for slowing down the performance of the iPhone. AFP photo.

2017's most viral Philippine ads

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Take a look at some of 2017's most memorable ads

8 most talked about issues on PH social media in 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Mocha Uson, fake news, and the killing of Kian delos Santos are among the most talked about issues on social media in the Philippines in 2017

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Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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'Heads must roll over Davao mall fire deaths' – labor groups

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) The BPO Industry Employees Network calls the incident a 'massacre of working people who strive hard to earn a living'

MALL FIRE. At least 36 call center employees were killed inside Davao City's NCCC Mall on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

The 10 best bang-for-buck phones of 2017

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:15 AM

Here are some of the best phones that provide amazing value at their price point, released this year


China has shut down 13,000 websites since 2015 – Xinhua

Dec 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the internet

VIDEO BANS. A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing on June 1, 2017. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

PH esports achievements in 2017: Athletic licenses, victories, major fests

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

From being recognized as athletes to international victories, PH esport players has had a lot to celebrate in 2017


2017: A year's worth of the administration's online faux pas

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:17 PM

This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials

Facebook lets you know when your pictures pop up – even when not tagged

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Facebook plans to soon apply the face recognition technology to profile photos, to thwart people from being impersonated on the social network

ACCOUNT SWITCHING? Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone (R), and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

16 popular words, phrases loved by Filipinos on social media in 2017

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Never underestimate the werpa of online language, mga lodis

PT&T, Chinese firm to explore free Wi-Fi during disasters

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine firm signs a deal with Chengdu Zhongxing Tiantong Technology Corporation to conduct a feasibility study, after which a definitive agreement may be reached

The year in consumer tech: iPhone X, Nokia's return, Bitcoin's rise

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:03 PM

From the return of a beloved brand to the rise of cryptocurrencies, here are some of the most important things that happened in the world of consumer tech in 2017


Duterte wants China-backed telco provider in PH by early 2018

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants all China Telecom applications and licenses approved in just 7 days, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang share a light moment after they make their joint press statement following the signing ceremony of various memorandum of understanding (MOUs) at the Malacañan Palace on November 15, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO