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Meet Buckwheat, the donkey you can hire to crash Zoom meetings

Jul 09, 2020 - 1:28 PM

'Hello. We are crashing your meeting, we are crashing your meeting – this is Buckwheat,' says sanctuary volunteer Tim Fors, introducing the gray and white animal on a Zoom call

This undated handout photo recieved by AFP on July 7, 2020, courtesy of Farmhouse Garden Animal Home shows Buckwheat the donkey at Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, a sancturay for animals near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as tedious as in-person conferences. So one animal sanctuary in Canada in dire need of cash after being forced to close to visitors found a way to solve both problems.Meet Buckwheat, one of the donkeys at the Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, who is ready to inject some fun into your humdrum work-from-home office day -- for a price.

How to clear the air over quarantine

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:49 PM

What else could be missing in your fancy home office? Perhaps some fresh air.

Microsoft launches effort to teach 25 million people digital work skills

Jul 01, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Microsoft says it will back the effort with $20 million in cash grants to nonprofit organizations and tap into resources at developer-focused platform GitHub and career-oriented social network LinkedIn

DIGITAL SKILLS. Image from Microsoft

Farmers told: Court, not COA, can rule on P87-million claim vs DPWH

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:55 PM

The Commission on Audit dismisses Nueva Ecija farmers' petition against the Department of Public Works and Highways due to lack of jurisdiction

WATCH: Businesses are inspired to look BEYOND

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:32 PM

As more businesses migrate online, PLDT Enterprise launches BEYOND FIBER to bring digital transformation to the remote working environment

Get ready with this PR Executive and livestreaming host, Maki Santos

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:15 AM

Work from home tip: Put breaks in between your schedule like a regular workday

ILLUSTRATION. Art by Alyssa Arizabal.

[OPINION] The humanitarian imperative and the threat of the Anti-Terror Bill

Jun 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'An important issue, though less discussed in online debates, is the anti-terror bill’s implication on people’s access to humanitarian support'

Teamwork from home: How to get teams to thrive in remote working

May 26, 2020 - 6:30 PM

We ask branding and design studio And A Half for tips about working with teams during the quarantine

Facebook to embrace remote work in post-pandemic shift

May 22, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says that half of Facebook's staff could be working remotely within a decade

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Data privacy musts while working from home

May 04, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Brought to you by ePLDT Data Privacy Consulting

Here's how to stay productive even if you're working from home

Apr 30, 2020 - 4:40 PM

While remote work provides a lot of benefits it also comes with challenges

Smart launches data package for work, delivery, video conference apps

Apr 29, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Giga Work 99 comes with 2GB open access data, and 1GB per day for 7 days for video conferencing, collaborative office apps, online shopping, delivery, and online payments

Photo from Smart


Work-from-home burnout? 4 ways to cope in lockdown

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:30 AM

When work meets home, things can get extra stressful – especially during a quarantine. Feeling the burnout? Here's how you can rise from the rut.

Quick reviews: 4 Zoom alternatives for work meetings

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:32 PM

If Zoom’s shortcomings in security and privacy concern you, here are other video conferencing services you can try


DPWH completes PICC health facility in 7 days

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:30 AM

The quarantine facility at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) has 294 patient cubicles

CONVERTED. The DPWH along with private firms transformed PICC Forum Tent into a health facility. Photo from DPWH

Overcome anxiety and stay productive with these brain hacks

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Here are some psychology-driven techniques and tools to help you stay productive and feel better about working from home

DPWH eyes converting 4 convention, sports centers into health facilities

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:05 PM

The 4 public buildings being eyed as temporary health facilities could take on 2,905 patients, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

HEALTH FACILITY. The Philippine International Convention Center is among those eyed to be converted into a health facility. Photo from PICC Facebook page

Ilocos Norte offers temporary work to wage earners displaced by lockdown

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The province is also preparing 3 of its largest hospitals for when the number of people infected by the coronavirus will possibly rise

WORK-FOR-CASH beneficiaries help in environmental cleanup. Photo from Ilocos Norte Media Office

[OPINION] Who is caring for our ‘invisible’ carers?

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:30 PM

We need pro-poor and pro-women approaches to hurdle this health, poverty, and inequality crisis

WATCH: How to shift to a work-from-home life

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:19 PM

Too lazy and can't concentrate at home? Here's a glimpse of what a productive work-from-home day can be

Avoid using torrents – Globe

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:29 PM

While it says it has enough bandwidth to accommodate the expected surge in traffic, it asks users to use the internet 'conscientiously'


#HustleEveryday: What apps do offices need for an efficient work-from-home system?

Mar 11, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Starting a work-from-home system for your own organization might be a bit difficult if you’ve never tried it, so here are some tools and apps that may be of use if you want to set up your own system

DOLE issues guidelines for employers amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says employers can implement flexible working hours to avoid terminating employees or closing establishments

FLEXIBLE WORK. Metro Manila commuters wear face mask as protection from the coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DPWH official shot, wounded in Davao del Sur

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Police are investigating the attack on Davao del Sur district engineer, Nicomedes Parilla, Jr.

NLEX Harbor Link Malabon Exit open to motorists

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:13 PM

The entire 2.6-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link C3-R10 Section is expected to open by March 2020

The Malabon Exit of the NLEX Harbor Link. Photo from NLEX Corporation

4 transport coops oppose Angkas return to Cagayan de Oro

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:27 PM

The transport coops fear that the arrival of Angkas will affect their incomes

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

DPWH: Malabon exit of NLEX Harbor Link to open on February 21

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:36 AM

The Malabon exit will provide an alternate route for motorists bound for the Port Area in Manila

LINK. NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will link NLEX to Port Area in Manila. Photo from NLEX Corporation

Angkas set to hit the streets of Cagayan de Oro again

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:48 PM

So far, only Angkas signifies its intention to join the pilot testing in CdO

The LTFRB-TWG has halted the pilot testing period for motor taxi hailing services. All motor taxi ride hailing service groups like Angka, Joy Ride and Move-It are therefore asked to cease operations and follow the government ruling or be appprehended starting next week. January 20, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DPWH says P384B in road projects to help ease EDSA traffic

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:38 PM

At least 6 road infrastructure projects are set to be completed within 2020, with the end view of reducing traffic volume along EDSA

COMPLETED. NLEX Harbor Link cuts travel time from Port Area in Manila to northern provinces via NLEX by 10 minutes. NLEX Corporation file photo

DFA suspends consular services in Batangas on January 14

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:11 AM

Consular services in Metro Manila and Central Luzon will resume operations

SUSPENDED. The town of Agoncillo, Batangas is covered in ash on January 13, 2020, following the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

DFA suspends consular services in NCR, Calabarzon, Central Luzon on January 13

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:42 AM

Applicants in affected areas with confirmed appointments will be accommodated until February 13, 2020

SUSPENDED. The DFA suspends consular offices in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon on January 13, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NEDA body approves P59.3-billion MRT4 project

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:43 AM

The Metro Rail Transit 4 is expected to connect the eastern parts of Metro Manila to the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in Rizal

BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. The MRT-4 is among the 12 infrastructure projects recently approved by President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

LIST: Long weekends in 2020

Dec 27, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Here are the 11 long weekends in 2020 you shouldn't miss

Ways to have a life outside of work

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Here are some activities you can try that won’t take the whole day

Build, Build, Build? Evict, Evict, Evict!

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?

Follow your passion but don't leave your profession behind

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

It’s possible to do the things you love without worrying about paying the bills

Cute 2020 planners you'll actually want to fill up

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Gear up for 2020 with a planner by your side! Check out these cool designs – from Doraemon, Star Wars, to The Little Prince

LIST: Philippine holidays 2020

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte finally signs the proclamation declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020

DPWH opens P245-million underpass in Lucena

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The project cost was covered by the 2017 and 2018 General Appropriations Act

NEW UNDERPASS. The Department of Public Works and Highways opens an underpass along the Manila South Road Diversion Road on Wednesday, October 23. Photo from DPWH

Cebuanos launch campaign to save centuries-old roadside trees from gov't project

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Hundreds of trees in Naga City and Carcar City in Cebu are set to be cut within the month for a government project

TREE CUTTING. Hundreds of centuries-old trees will be cut in southern Cebu for planned road widening. Photo used with permission from Jun Tupas

[WATCH] The Philippines' Best Work Spaces: Aboitiz

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Join Jonathan Yabut as he looks for the metro's best and coolest work spaces

‘Traffic will improve sooner than later’ – DPWH chief

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:51 PM

San Miguel Corporation is appealing to commuters and motorists traversing the SLEX for more understanding

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pasig River bridge grants allow hiring of Chinese blue-collar workers – DPWH

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The DPWH says this arrangement is allowed in the agreement that Manila signed with Beijing in May 2019

GRANT. The grant agreement with China allows the firms to hire Chinese workers for the Pasig River bridge projects. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P63 billion right-of-way funds proposed in 2020 budget

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel calls on the DPWH and DOTr to be transparent on their multi-billion proposed allocations for right-of-way infrastructure projects

COA flags delayed, unimplemented DPWH projects worth P118.4B

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:11 PM

The Commission on Audit says that of the 4,315 DPWH projects included in the audit, 3,784 projects worth P107.23 billion were not finished within the expected completion date

DPWH lines up P5 billion Bangsamoro projects for 2020

Aug 31, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Some P5.22 billion in major national infrastructure projects are lined up for 2020 for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

#HustleEveryday: How to be productive when working from home

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Things can get so chill at home that you might not get work done. Here's how to avoid that.


Defending its budget, DPWH says 18 contractors blacklisted

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Despite the controversies hounding the DPWH budget, most of the questions of lawmakers during the budget hearing involved parochial concerns of their districts

'NO PORK.' DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his agency's proposed P543-billion budget for 2020 before the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Co-working spaces around Metro Manila that offer a little something extra

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:45 AM

From swing seating to 3D printers, these co-working spaces offer more than just a table, an electric socket, and a hot cup of coffee