Facebook in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Facebook in the Philippines


Did you know that some PH cities have more Facebook users than actual population?

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country s problems

Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

Jollibee sorry for viral 'Versace on the Floor' dancing video

May 22, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee Foods Corporation says the naughty performance was a deviation from the standard mascot and party guidelines

'People's Palace' no more? Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang

May 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to People s Palace

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

May 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos both the outraged and the pleased weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.

'The Iron Lady is dead': Filipinos mourn death of Miriam Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Tributes pour in online as the nation grieves over the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

The 6 trolls you meet online

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:00 PM

If you spend enough time online you ve probably come across these types of trolls

9 Facebook stickers that help express traditional Filipino feelings

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Stickers and emojis might look cute but they re also helpful in expressing complex emotions online

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia shuts down basher on Facebook

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Filipino Olympian Nestor Colonia slays in the comments section in response to criticism

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Facebook rolls out Shop section for Pages in the PH

May 31, 2016 - 6:31 PM

The social networking site has a new section for online businesses

Filipino Facebook users most engaged voters in Asia-Pacific

May 09, 2016 - 2:18 PM

22 million Filipinos Facebook users are engaged in conversations about the elections

MOST ENGAGED. Facebook's Katie Harbath says Facebook does not measure whether a conversation is positive or negative. It just measures engagement

Facebook opens Philippine office

Apr 21, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Digs Dimagiba will lead the Facebook team in Manila

WATCH: Gilas coach Baldwin talks Olympic Qualifier, program's future

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:26 AM

What does Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin think of Vic Manuel and James Yap? Will Jordan Clarkson play for Gilas at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament?

What does coach Tab Baldwin think of Vic Manuel and James Yap for Gilas Pilipinas? Watch the interview for his insights. File Photo from FIBA.com

Netizens slam 'Binay country' banner in Cebu

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:13 PM

The controversial banner is put up just as Cebu was hosting a global Catholic event

8 social media moments that made us laugh out loud

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Let s look back at a year of laughs

How the Internet has changed the quest for knowledge then and now

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Is it a better time for students new graduates and ordinary citizens now than in years past? Let’s take a look

Is free Facebook worth checking out?

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:58 PM

What are the pros and cons of this new offer?

Facebook users of all faiths love Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Facebook users of all faiths share their love for Pope Francis

The 5 relatives you meet on Facebook

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Having relatives as Facebook friends is a recipe for a bit of embarrassment

#OnMyTombstone: What will your epitaph be?

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Share with us the clever or creepy epitaph you would want written on your tombstone

Philippine police hunt new suspects in new 'sextortion' ring

Aug 23, 2014 - 7:32 PM

It s the second large scale arrest of suspects allegedly for sextortion

A Filipino 'Humans of New York' love story

Aug 03, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Remember the guy on HONY who wondered if he d ever see her again?

7 types of friendships everyone has

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:19 PM

We all have that one friend who From true friends to friendzone social media users share the different friendships that they have

Facebook photos lead to dismissal of gov't official

Jul 04, 2012 - 8:09 AM

The state run Philippine Information Agency sacks one of its managers after it discovered on Facebook that he went on AWOL to party in Boracay