2014 - updates

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Samsung Electronics expects profit rise on coronavirus demand

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Changing behavior patterns among the vast numbers of people forced to stay at home around the world have generated a silver lining for the company

SAMSUNG. A man walks past the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 31, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

1st Thailand pro-democracy march since 2014 coup

Mar 13, 2020 - 10:31 PM

Discontent with the administration of ex-army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha is seething, with a progressive opposition party disbanded and the country's economy faltering

PROTEST. A man holds a sign that reads, 'We are tired of Prayut, stop the 2017 constitution' during a demonstration calling for the creation of a new constitution in Bangkok on March 13, 2020. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Supreme Court rules some lump-sum discretionary funds as legal

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Four kinds of 'lump-sum' discretionary funds from 2014 are declared as constitutional for constituting singular correspondence

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Politicos register for Thailand's first election since 2014 coup

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The registration is marked by a festive atmosphere, with supporters of dozens of groups waving neon banners and party flags as they enter a stadium in central Bangkok

REGISTRATION. A supporter displays a placard of Action Coalition for Thailand party candidate Man Charoenwan, depicted as 'Superman' during registration with the election commission in Bangkok on February 4, 2019. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) The poll date is set to ignite campaign season in a country where colorful and boisterous political rallies have often tipped into deadly violence

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Macau refuses the entry of Yvonne Leung, describing her as a 'public security' threat. The 25-year-old Leung was a prominent student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in 2014.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (L-R) Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum and Eason Chung arrive for talks with Hong Kong authorities, aimed at ending weeks of rallies, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms, in Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said open elections would result in the largest sector of society -- the city's poor -- dominating the electoral process, adding that free elections were impossible. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey dies after battling lupus

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Zandrea Bailey was diagnosed with lupus in 2012

Hong Kong democrats 'furious' over new election ban

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Popular lawmaker Eddie Chu is barred from standing in a local election after being accused of supporting independence from China

'DEATH THREATS'. New anti-establishment lawmaker Eddie Chu (L) arrives to make a report to the police at Wan Chai police station in Hong Kong on September 8, 2016. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Suspect held over Olympic figure skater's murder

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:22 PM

A suspect has been detained for the fatal stabbing of 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze medalist Denis Ten

GREAT LOSS. Kazakh skating star Denis Ten died in the hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic figure skater stabbed to death

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The 25-year-old Denis Ten, who won a bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was fatally attacked by car thieves

TRAGEDY. Family, friends and fans across the world mourn the death of Kazakh skating star Denis Ten. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Mr International Neil Perez rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident

Jun 01, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Jonas Gaffud, Neil's manager, says the policeman, model, and titleholder is doing fine but under observation after the mishap

COA nudges Davao City over questionable workers

May 24, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'General services' still make up the biggest chunk of contracted services of the Davao City government which, in 2017, cost them P1.1 billion

File photo of the Davao City Hall by Rappler

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Yahoo remained mum about the hack until more than 2 years later when it was being acquired by US telecom giant Verizon, US regulators say

Canadian pleads guilty in 2014 Yahoo hacking case

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Karim Baratov pleads guilty to 8 criminal counts including conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and aggravated identity theft

KARIM BARATOV. A photo of hacker Karim Baratov. image from https://ask.fm/mrkarim

7 fun facts: Laura Lehmann, Miss World Philippines 2017

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Get to know the country s bet for Miss World 2017

Laura Lehmann on winning Miss World Philippines 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Laura talks about her advocacy for education and the friendship with her 2014 Binibining Pilipinas sisters

Napoles wants 2014 affidavit excluded from plunder trial

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Napoles files the motion to exclude two days before the Sandiganbayan starts trial for her and Bong Revilla s plunder case

Taiwan acquits 2 over deadly 2014 TransAsia crash

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The main cause of the accident was because the flight crew did not follow the standard landing procedures the Penghu district court says in a statement

OVER 2 YEARS AFTER. In thisl file photo, a local resident walks past the tail section of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 as rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage the morning after it crashed near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:45 PM

There is no possibility for asteroid 2014 JO25 to collide with Earth says NASA The asteroid will fly at a distance of about 1 8 million kilometers

FLYBY. Projected path of asteroid 2014 JO25, which will come within 1.8 million kilometers from Earth, or less than 5 times the distance to the Moon. Screengrab from NASA video on Youtube

Israel unprepared for tunnel threat in 2014 Gaza war – report

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:08 AM

The report says Netanyahu and then defense minister Moshe Yaalon did not fully share information they had on the tunnels with other members of the security cabinet

Flames erupt from a building hit by an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City. Thomas Coex/AFP

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Feb 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The multiplicity of the injuries and the damage to Hong Kong s reputation make this a very serious case says judge David Dufton noting the incident had made international headlines

4 Russian skeleton athletes suspended

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF suspends 4 Russian competitors as the fallout from the expose into state backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics takes another twist

SUSPENDED. This file photo taken on February 14, 2014 shows Russia's Elena Nikitina reacting after finishing her run during the Women's Skeleton 4th and final Heat of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Nikitina, who was a bronze medalist in women's skeleton at Sochi, is claimed to be among those suspended. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

Aug 21, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The 36 men had been found guilty of involvement in the Speicher massacre which is considered one of ISIS worst crimes

Quezon City slammed for defying TRO on curfew ordinance

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:26 PM

But Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista defends barangays right to enforce their own curfew ordinances and denies allegations that the city is trying to circumvent the TRO

UNJUST. Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan asks the Supreme Court to review ordinances imposing a curfew on youth. Image by Mara Mercado / Rappler

Tersandung kasus doping, seluruh atlet Rusia terancam tak ikut Olimpiade

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Atlet Rusia terlibat skandal doping pada Olimpiade musim dingin Sochi 2014

Kontingen Rusia saat upacara pembukaan Olimpiade Sochi pada 7 Februari 2014. Foto oleh Barbara Walton/EPA

Two years after coup ousted Thai PM says country 'suffering'

May 22, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra questions wether the military junta made good on their vow to heal the country s political divide

File photo of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for taken at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok,Thailand in May 2014 by Narong Sangnak/EPA

PH senators, GDP growth, Chibok girl found | 12PM wRap

May 19, 2016 - 12:48 PM

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May 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Change.org petition to LTO: Suspend LED light 'ban'

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:42 PM

What do you think of the LTO policy on LED lights? Would you like to sign the peition?

Netizen cries foul over violations by Manila traffic enforcers

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Reshell Mantilla Roja says traffic enforcers yelled at him in front of his children and asked him to pay an impounding fee without issuing a receipt

TRAFFIC ENFORCERS. Marvin Reyes (left) and Jose Navarro (right) are the two traffic enforcers who violated protocol while apprehending Reshell Mantilla Roja. Photos from Reshell Mantilla Roja

PH Rebisco's founder is top taxpayer for 2014

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Jacinto Ng Sr s son is 5th among individual taxpayers last year while the Rebisco president is also in the top 10 list

TOP PH TAXPAYER. Asia United Bank (AUB) Chairman Jacinto Ng (L) and AUB President Abraham Co (R) ring the opening bell during the company's IPO listing ceremony at the PSE in Manila on May 17, 2013. Asia United Bank originally priced its initial offer at USD 204 million but was oversubscribed. File Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:32 PM

December is the Month of Overseas Filipinos Do you know enough about our country s bagong bayani ?

COA goes after DND for P752-M unliquidated quick response fund

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The releases in 2014 should not have been approved because the various units under the defense department had yet to liquidate expenses in previous years

TYPHOON GLENDA. A Filipino girl collects a book on what is left of her home in the city of Muntinlupa, south of Manila, Philippines, July 17, 2014. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Yang perlu kamu tahu dari sidang perdana dugaan politik uang Fadli Zon

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Saya sudah lupa kata Fadli Zon tanggapi kasus dugaan politik uang saat kampanye pemilu presiden 2014

Wakil Ketua Partai Gerindra Fadli Zon (kanan) mendampingi Ketua Dewan Pembina Gerindra Prabowo Subianto saat mencoblos di Kampung Curug, Bogor, Jawa Barat, pada Pemilu Legislatif, 9 April 2014. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

COA cracks P170-M anomaly in Leyte's hospital supplies

Oct 20, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The P173 37 million disparity consists of unaccounted for drugs and medicines worth P85 36 million and medical dental and laboratory supplies that total P88 09 million

DBM releases P9.41B for building 6,000 new classrooms

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The highest allocation will go to Calabarzon P2 17 billion followed by the National Capital Region P1 29 billion and Western Visayas P1 2 billion

MORE CLASSROOMS. Teachers from the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School console their students throwing a fit during the opening of classes in Quezon City on Monday. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Star Magic Ball, showbiz couples: Exes under one roof

Sep 09, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Who s dated whom? We break down 4 major relationships with all the parties likely to encounter one another at the Star Magic Ball

Women at the top

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The shortage of economic and employment opportunities for women remain the areas that need improvement

How the millennial consumer is reshaping the PH economy

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Maybank says the Philippines young population and declining fertility rate will lead to an increase in the number of working adults who will drive domestic demand and spur economic growth

THE LATTE GENERATION. The ubiquitous coffee place is the start of the Millennial workforce's expanding consumption trends, which in turn is reshaping the Philippine economy. Shutterstock photo

Indeks Demokrasi Indonesia tertinggi sejak 2009

Aug 13, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Nilai ini merupakan capaian tertinggi selama 6 tahun pengukuran IDI

Seorang pemilih memilah calon anggota DPR di dapilnya. Foto oleh EPA

DFA hits 'misleading' report on envoys' salaries

Aug 03, 2015 - 1:39 PM

The DFA says it is misleading for COA to compute rental fees for official residences as part of the allowances of Philippine ambassadors

HIGHEST PAID? Two of the top 3 highest paid government officials come from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Ambassadors Erlinda Basilio (L) and Enrique Manalo (R). Second placer Robert Vergara (C) is president of Government Service Insurance System. Photos from AFP, Twitter

7 DFA officials among highest paid in gov't – COA

Aug 01, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs finds the Commission on Audit s computation in its Report on Salaries and Allowances unfair because it includes the living quarters allowance of diplomats assigned overseas

TOP 3. Two of the top 3 highest paid government officials are from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Ambassadors Erlinda Basilio (L) and Enrique Manalo (R). Robert Vergara (C) is president of Government Service Insurance System. Photos from AFP, Twitter

Ahok diperiksa polisi sebagai saksi kasus korupsi UPS

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Ahok menjelaskan pada penyidik Bareskrim Polri bahwa selalu ada APBD siluman anggaran yang beda dari rencana awal seperti UPS

Gubernur DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahja Purnama atau Ahok tiba di Gedung Bareskrim Mabes Polri, Jakarta, Rabu (29/7/2015). Ahok diperiksa Bareskrim sebagai saksi terkait kasus dugaan korupsi pengadaan Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) dalam APBD Perubahan DKI Jakarta tahun 2014. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/ Rappler

MAP: The world population as of 2014

Jul 11, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Less developed countries contribute a big majority to the world population Some of these countries also have the highest birth and infant mortality rates

What consumers need to know about the PH Competition Act

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Part 1: The measure aims to give consumers more choices and lower prices through stronger market competition

Miss Universe Paulina Vega hits Donald Trump for anti-Mexican rant

Jul 07, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Donald Trump calls Paulina out on Twitter

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years

HELPING STUDENTS. Students of the Batasan Hills National High School line up during the opening of classes in Quezon City on June 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler