#wRap2014 - updates

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The 'top 5' wishes of PH business for 2015

Jan 08, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Philippine business movers and shakers wish for peace risk mitigation rise of e commerce energy solutions and non politicized government decisions for 2015

LEADING THE COUNTRY. Business leaders share their wishes to improve the country's economic standing this year and even after President Benigno S. Aquino III's term ends in 2016.File photo from Malacanang Photo Bureau

The preferred consumer stocks in 2015

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:52 PM

A great economy creates a great stock market Because of this we are now entering the 6th year of our bull market

Where to invest in 2015

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The Personal Equity Retirement Account’s implementation this 2015 should encourage more Filipinos to invest along with picking the ‘best’ investment options for them

The Top 10 Basketball Stories of 2014

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Columnist Enzo Flojo looks back at some of the most compelling basketball related stories of 2014

Filipinos 'thriftier' in 2014 amid consumer woes

Jan 01, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Filipinos are becoming more frugal to meet their long term goals

PH stars who died in 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Mark Gil Tia Pusit Tado Jimenez Paul Herrera and others who will be missed

20 great PH movies of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Our movie reviewers team up to bring you a list of the year s notable movies – from romcoms to satires to dramas

Twitter's 10 biggest moments of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Which Twitter posts made the most impact this year?

Notable natural disasters of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM

An interactive map shows some areas in the world hit by various natural disasters in 2014

The 5 'hot' tech firms of 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Whether through milestones achieved or controversies they got themselves into what’s sure is they changed the landscape and are expected to blaze more trails in the coming years

The year that was in public health

Dec 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

As we wrap up the year Rappler lists down 5 public health issues that challenged the country s health system in 2014

The top 10 stocks in the PSEi for 2014

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Know the top gainers for the year in the country’s benchmark of overall stock market performance

In memoriam: Icons, newsmakers who died in 2014

Dec 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Remember their life and times and the legacies they left behind

2014: A roller coaster ride for Philippine MMA

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:25 AM

The Philippine MMA scene in 2014 was witness to heartbreaking losses and scintillating victories

2014: The year in celebrity weddings and engagements

Dec 24, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Jamich Heart and Chiz Echo and Kim Drew and Iya and more celebrity weddings and engagements this 2014

The shopping list: Status of PH military's modernization

Dec 23, 2014 - 12:36 PM

2015 is the year of the Philippine Air Force Fighter jets for the West Philippine Sea defense and more air assets are to be delivered

INSPECTION. President Benigno S. Aquino III tours the F-50 on Friday, December 12, 2014, before leaving Korea, at the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

12 showbiz controversies of 2014

Dec 22, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Vhong Navarro Paolo Bediones Derek Ramsay Billy Crawford and more made showbiz headlines this year

The 10 best selfies of 2014

Dec 21, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Here’s a look at what the selfie obsessed world captured this year

Band-Aids, XNAs, a comet landing: 2014's top science stories

Dec 21, 2014 - 11:55 AM

What are the most interesting and groundbreaking discoveries and stories in science from the past year? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum

Mind Movers Top Ten Science Stories of 2014

The nastiest dunks of 2014

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:14 AM

Rappler s list of the nastiest throw downs from the NBA FIBA and the PBA

These 27 foreign acts rocked the Philippines in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Join the conversation Phoenix Taylor Swift Bruno Mars – which was your favorite international act to visit the Philippines this year? Plus behind the scenes tidbits from your favorite shows

The winning investments of 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:07 PM

The stellar showing of 2014’s top investments is not a guarantee they will do well in 2015 Thus diversifying your investments is still a must

Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

No price hike can dampen Noche Buena spending

Dec 20, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Prices of Noche Buena favorites keep soaring through the years But there is no stopping Filipinos from spending

The 10 best Tumblr moments of 2014 according to our readers

Dec 20, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Which Tumblr posts made the most impact this year?

Spurs shine brightest in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The San Antonio Spurs wins its 5th NBA title in 2014 showing the secret to long term success is strong leadership and developing young talent

BIG THREE. The Spurs' big three (L to R) Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili have brought multiple titles to the franchise. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Aquino's most memorable quotes from 2014

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Rappler collects President Benigno Aquino III s unforgettable quotes of the year some of which represented significant national developments

HITTING THE SC. President Benigno Aquino III slams the Supreme Court's decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Malacañang file photo

Cannabis on a high in 2014

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:57 AM

It s been something of a breakthrough year for marijuana

A marijuana plant. File photo by EPA/Abir Sultan

Frustration fuels rise of religious radicalism

Dec 16, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Endemic corruption poor economic development the failure of Arab nationalism and frustration over the Palestinian cause all contribute to the rise of Islamism as an alternative for the Middle East

KOBANE AFLAME. In this file photo, smoke and flames rise following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobane as seen from the Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province on October 20, 2014. Bulent Kilic/AFP

The year Putin tore up the rule book

Dec 15, 2014 - 9:00 AM

In 2014 Vladimir Putin upends global rules with considerable chutzpah sowing just enough uncertainty to keep the world unsure of his intentions or his next move – or whether he had even done anything wrong in the first place

2014: The year when borders were thrown into question

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:04 AM

2014 saw boundaries in Ukraine Iraq and Syria thrown into question raising fears of a new world order – yet experts say such concerns are overblown

Ebola in 2015: End of the line for a killer?

Dec 15, 2014 - 6:27 AM

Ebola s success could spell its downfall as scientists scramble to relegate it to a footnote of medical history

Most unforgettable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014

Dec 14, 2014 - 7:14 PM

These are moments you will never get tired of reliving These Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014 are ones you ll never forget