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Antonio joins Barcenilla, Paragua, Laylo in 1st FIDE Online Olympiad

Jul 12, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Grandmaster Joey Antonio nails the last spot in the Philippine chess team

COMEBACK. Veteran Joey Antonio rallies from 5th place in the qualifiers. Photo from Antonio’s Facebook

Buy one, donate one: Buying veggies from this online store helps feed low-income families

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

For every box of fresh produce you buy from Gising Gising PH, the same box is donated to a family in need from communities in Antipolo and Payatas

Are you a terrorist?

Jul 09, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Our descent to authoritarianism

Enjoy free shipping with Lazada’s mid-year Bounce Back Sale

Jul 09, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Get ready for a massive one-day sale with the biggest discounts from local and international brands

U.S. examines possible Wirecard link to bank fraud case – report

Jul 09, 2020 - 12:55 PM

American officials are reportedly examining Wirecard's possible connection to two principals behind the Online Marijuana Marketplace Company who were indicted for laundering

Paragua heads PH chess team aspirants to Online Olympiad

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:22 PM

New York City-based Mark Paragua earns a shot at returning to the national chess team

MOMENTUM. Mark Paragua (left) looks to sustain his solid form after winning two online chess tournaments. Photo from

Buy shirts inspired by your favorite Philippine resto from this website

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Sales from these t-shirts created by Filipino designers will support local restaurants and their service teams

Torre, Antonio banner PH challenge in Asian Seniors Chess

Jul 06, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Filipino Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio are among the favorites in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championship

Photo from Shutterstock

PLDT Enterprise, De La Salle Lipa partner to enable e-Learning

Jul 05, 2020 - 7:15 AM

PLDT Enterprise has turned over 665 units of pocket WiFi devices with Smart GIGA Study plans

[OPINION] It’s okay – take that online course

Jul 01, 2020 - 3:48 PM

'I dare do not discredit the happiness and pride people gain in finishing courses'

Coronavirus updates: Cebuanos have questions for General Cimatu

Jun 30, 2020 - 2:54 PM

Since the decisions you and the national government make affect the lives of about one million Cebuanos in Cebu City, I called out to Cebuanos on Twitter if they had questions for you. I got a few responses.

[OPINION] On hoarding certificates from online courses and webinars

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:08 PM

'The webinar is eroticized by so-called experts as a necessary and legitimate qualification. The certificate becomes the cult-favorite signal of self-improvement.'

10 things you can buy at the Shop2Give Hope sale to help children in need

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:44 PM

Enjoy up to 70% off on Unilever products and get a chance to win special prizes

Google ad revenues to dip as market becomes 'triopoly' – tracker

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:28 AM

New research by eMarketer indicates Google will still be the leading digital advertising but with a smaller share as the market evolves into a 'triopoly' with Facebook and Amazon

Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Journalists are not the ones running scared

YouTube, Smart bring Creator Camp LIVE to help creators adapt to uncertain times

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The series will feature different personalities like Erwan Heussaff, Wil Dasovich, and Alodia Gosiengfiao

Didal, Panugalinog rule Asian online skateboarding tiff

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:16 PM

Cebuanos Margielyn Didal and Motic Panugalinog reign supreme in the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition

GRIND. Tokyo Olympic hopeful Margielyn Didal continues to polish her skateboarding skills at home. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Cops arrest online sex trafficker in Taguig who abused own son, sister

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'One of the victims was a differently abled 27-year-old deaf female, the younger sister of the suspect and who is also the mother of some of the children rescued,' says Police Colonel Sheila Portento

SAVED. Police in personal protective equipment rescue 8 people, including this child, from an online sex trafficker in Taguig City on June 17, 2020. Photo from IJM

What to buy your dad this Father’s Day

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:53 PM

A list for people who aren’t quite gifted at giving gifts

Google giving $1B in ads to non-profits this year

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:09 AM

The initiative will focus on groups combatting racism and damage done by the coronavirus pandemic

Severino rules IPCA Online World chess crown

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Asian Para Games chess champion Sander Severino proves he’s world-class

Sander Severino. Screengrab from Rappler

Hontiveros urges BIR to 'withdraw, review, rewrite' online seller memo

Jun 17, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says the exemption on small-time online vendors should be included in the Bureau of Internal Revenue guidelines

REISSUE. Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the Bureau of Internal Revenue to reissue its memorandum circular on taxing online sellers. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

BIR: Online sellers earning less than P250,000 a year won't be taxed

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:39 PM

But they still need to register, or else face penalties, says the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Media calls on EU to crack down on online disinformation

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Broadcasters, publishers, and journalists call on the European Commission to implement 'much stronger measures' to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook

The danger before us

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Do we sit back or do something?

Senators hit BIR: 'Ang luwag sa POGO, ang lupit sa Pilipino'

Jun 11, 2020 - 4:15 PM

'Imbes na online sellers, baka puwedeng singilin muna ang mga POGO na may P50 billion in unpaid taxes?' asks Senator Risa Hontiveros

'POGO FIRST'. POGO workers in Makati City gather their belongings as they are instructed to work from home during the lockdown on March 18, 2020. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Get up to P100 discount from these GrabFood restaurants

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Use these codes to get free delivery and discounts on Bacolod Chicken Inasal, 8Cuts, Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant, and more

As online selling booms, BIR reminds vendors to register, pay taxes

Jun 11, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue says online businesses that register on or before July 31 will not be slapped with late fees

[OPINYON] Tara, webinar!

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Teacher ka? Walang nakatitiyak kung anong uri ng danas ang nakaamba sa atin sa pasukan. Mag-aral, maghanda, para hindi mabulaga.

#HandsOffOurStudents trends as Filipinos call out fake accounts swarming Facebook

Jun 07, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says

Quizon, Reyes surpass Asian Juniors chess rankings

Jun 05, 2020 - 7:08 PM

Young Filipino chess standouts Daniel Quizon and Chester Neil Reyes fare better than their seedings in the regional online tournament

MIDDLE OF THE PACK. Daniel Quizon finishes 11th overall in the Asian Juniors competition. File photo

10 things you can buy for only P6.00 at Shopee’s 6.6 super flash sale

Jun 05, 2020 - 4:40 PM

Get your mobile phones and laptops ready for online shopping on June 6

Aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs find success on Lazada

Jun 05, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Get to know the story behind local brands Sundals, Ala Eh Barako, and Bags on Demand

'This is not terrorism': Filipinos take to the streets after anti-terror bill hurdles Congress

Jun 04, 2020 - 8:17 PM

Several sectoral and progressive groups take their outrage to the streets continuing the call to junk the anti-terrorism bill

Militant students joined various militant groups in denouncing the House of Representatives amendments to the House 6875, the so-called Terror Bill following the passage of the bill in a rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on June 4, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: #JunkTerrorBill activities, protests

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) Here's a list of indignation rallies and other activities hosted by various groups and organizations, following the House’s passage of the draconian anti-terrorism bill

PM is not the key: DTI tells online sellers to post prices

Jun 03, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Online vendors must display prices instead of telling their customers to send private messages first, says the Department of Trade and Industry

Promo codes: Going 6.6 sale shopping? Here’s how to get further discounts

Jun 03, 2020 - 3:59 PM

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MMA's Angela Lee slams online bullying after TV star's death

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:29 PM

'I don't understand why people feel the need to spread negativity and ill wishes to another person, whom they have never even met,' says Lee

STOP CYBERBULLYING. Angela Lee shares her thoughts on cyberbullying that became the reason for Hana Kimura's death. Photo from Angela Lee's Instagram

Coronavirus Updates: Metro Manila, Cebu City relax restrictions

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We label June 1 as ‘The Hunger Games: NCR, Cavite, and Cebu City Editions.’ For those returning to work, it’s like getting into a death match.

YouTube rolls out video chapters feature

Jun 01, 2020 - 6:23 PM

The feature allows creators to divide a video’s timeline into clickable portions

YOUTUBE. This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US Youtube logo application on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Inside the Industry: The future of schooling with

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators

Mother arrested for livestreaming sexual abuse of own children

May 30, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The 35-year-old mother faces charges of child trafficking which is punishable by life imprisonment

ARRESTED. Mother is arrested for the online sexual exploitation of her 3 children and 1 niece, all of them minors. Photo courtesy of IJM

Rare cognac sells for $144,525 at auction

May 29, 2020 - 3:49 PM

An 'exceedingly rare' bottle of Gautier Cognac 1762 preserved since the end of the 19th century sets a new auction sales price record

Promo codes: Get your stay-at-home necessities at a discounted price

May 29, 2020 - 11:43 AM

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Ylona Garcia, Bright Vachirawit on 88Rising’s 'Asia Rising: Summer Edition' lineup

May 27, 2020 - 5:36 PM

The two stars are part of the online festival's lineup

RISING STARS. Bright Vachirawit and Ylona Garcia are performing in 88Rising's upcoming online festival. Screenshots from and

[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning

May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM

President Duterte rejects the idea of opening classes in August, saying we should wait for a vaccine first. Does this mean education has to stop?

HBO Max set to launch in the U.S. on May 27

May 26, 2020 - 1:37 PM

The platform enters a competitive marketplace, with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV+ all vying for consumers' attention

HBO MAX. Logo from Warner Media

Coronavirus Updates: Threat to free speech in Cebu

May 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We’ve documented in Cebu at least 3 instances where residents are either intimidated by politicians, visited by police, or arrested for their Facebook posts

Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined

May 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Is this truly the worst time to be single?

Replays of Masses not 'invalid' amid pandemic, says Bishop David

May 24, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, sets the record straight after a viral post claimed that the blessing of the Mass 'is only for those joining the livestream and not the replay'

ONLINE MASS. Carmelite priest Father Gilbert Billena, parish priest of San Isidro Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, celebrates an online Mass on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler