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Meeting with Zuckerberg a 'disappointment,' say Stop Hate For Profit leaders

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) 'This isn't over. We will continue to expand the boycott until Facebook takes our demands seriously,' says Jessica Gonzalez of the activist group Free Press, one of the Stop Hate for Profit coalition members

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP   s its top executives were set to meet with organizers of a mushrooming ad boycott. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were to speak with leaders of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which has garnered more than 900 advertisers pausing their campaigns on Facebook.

Zuckerberg to meet with Facebook ad boycott organizers

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:03 AM

The groups behind the #StopHateForProfit campaign insist that the Facebook CEO be at the meeting, according to Reuters

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

EXPLAINER: What is the Stop Hate For Profit movement?

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:41 PM

The campaign calls on advertisers to pull out from Facebook for turning a blind eye to hate speech, and failing to take down posts that incite violence

Verizon joins brands boycotting Facebook ads over hate speech

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:44 PM

Facebook is under increasing pressure for its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly by US President Donald Trump

Britain's Lib Dems unveil 'stop Brexit' manifesto

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:50 PM

The pro-European party, which has vowed to halt Britain's departure from the EU if it wins a majority, also outlines policies to tackle climate change, expand free childcare, and recruit more teachers

STOP BREXIT MANIFESTO. A cyclist travels past the battle bus of Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson on her arrival for a general election campaign visit to Trumpington Park Primary School in Cambridge, on November 20, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Bloomberg sorry for 'stop and frisk' as he mulls presidential bid

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:15 AM

Michael Bloomberg's apology is met with a skeptical response as critics lambast his reversal as vote pandering

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG. Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Christian Cultural Center on November 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

One-day business permit processing in Manila starts July 22

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno creates the Business One-Stop Shop or BOSS to speed up the processing of business permits

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will soft launch the one-stop shop for business permit application in the city hall on July 22, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Stop Kiss' review: Love is Love

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Critically-acclaimed play returns for its first run in 16 years

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

PROGRAM. Jun Narag of Tribal Center Development and a municipal employee hosts the program at the municipal's covered court. Photo courtesy of Egay Morondoz.

Global task force helps save 240 child sex victims

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Victim Identification Task Force of Europol, with the help of law enforcers around world, rescues over 240 victims of child sex abuse and arrests almost 100 offenders since 2014

Malacañang confirms new landing of China plane in Davao

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the Chinese plane landed in Davao City, hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, for a 'refueling stop'

DUTERTE'S SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirms that a Chinese plane landed in Davao City again. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FBI shuts down sex classifieds giant Backpage

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Critics accuse of being the biggest website for prostitution in the world

Craigslist ends personal ads after U.S. sex trafficking bill passes

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Craigslist says in a statement it ended the personal ads section over concerns the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content

Michael Bloomberg to launch $20-M anti-tobacco watchdog

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:11 PM

The monitor, to be called Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products, will seek to counter the industry's influence by publishing reports detailing pro-smoking activities and tactics

BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES. Michael Bloomberg at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

First phase of OFW ID implementation starts

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the OFW ID will still be given for free

Poe urges transport groups to call off nationwide strike

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Senator Grace Poe says she will call for an 'urgent' Senate hearing on the concerns raised by transport groups on the looming phaseout of old jeepneys

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Transport strike vs jeepney modernization set for September 25

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Stop and Go Coalition says they are against the government’s plan to lend operators P1.6 million for jeepney modernization

Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Jeepneys, once hailed as the 'King of the Road' and a cultural symbol in the Phillipines to rival New York's yellow taxis, may soon disappear from Manila's gridlocked streets, as authorities move to phase out the Philippines' iconic World War II-era minibuses, citing pollution and safety concerns. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-JEEPNEY-CULTURE-TRANSPORT,SCENE

WATCH: Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry

MODERN LIBRARY. Young people drop by at the Book Stop to read and donate books. Photos by Vee Salazar

INFOGRAPHIC: Who are the Lumad?

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:04 PM

On International Day of the World s Indigenous Peoples know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic

Sandiganbayan clears former Petron execs in tax refund scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The dismissed charges are among the string of cases filed in the tax refund scam of the 1990s

Rappler File Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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HRW: PH risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria

Mar 03, 2017 - 9:48 AM

The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop says New York based Human Rights Watch of the Duterte administration s drug war

DRUGS WAR. Police conduct 'Oplan Tokhang' – a house-to-house campaign to make drug suspects 'surrender' – at an informal settlers community in Manila on October 6, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

WATCH: Timberlake opens Oscars 2017 with 'Can't Stop the Feeling'

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Justin Timberlake gets the Academy dancing as he opens the annual awards show with his hit Can t Stop the Feeling

Screengrab from Instagram/hbo_asia

Rappler's hunger animation awarded by Save the Children Media Awards

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The animated video a part of Rappler’s HungerProject campaign discusses the global situation of hunger and malnutrition and how collective action can help end these problems

One-stop service center for OFWs opens for business

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:19 AM

The one stop service center is now ready to serve as many as 2000 to 3000 OFWs everyday

One Stop Service Center

WATCH: The Lonely Island brings back 'I'm on a Boat' with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots

May 18, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The Lonely Island brings back one of their biggest hits I m On a Boat and enlists the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform it on classroom instruments

Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: New, fun music video for Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling'

May 17, 2016 - 2:20 PM

A colorful cast of characters joins Justin Timberlake in the latest music video for Can t Stop the Feeling

Screengrab from YouTube/justintimberlakeVEVO

WATCH: Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, more in Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling' music video

May 07, 2016 - 3:32 AM

Can t Stop the Feeling is Justin s first song in 3 years

'CAN'T STOP THE FEELING.' Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani join Justin Timberlake in the music video for 'Can't Stop the Feeling,' his first song in three years. Screengrabs from YouTube/justintimberlakeVEVO

LTFRB to clarify effectivity of TRO on Uber, GrabCar applications

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Solicitor General will file a motion for clarification before the court to determine the TRO s date of effectivity

CASH BOND. Petitioner STOP and GO needs to secure P300,000 ($6,351.89) cash bond for the TRO to be in effect

TRO vs Uber, GrabCar should cover operations – transport groups

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The TRO should cover everything including existing operations Otherwise what s the point? transport coalition STOP and GO says

SEEKING COURT ORDER. Stop and Go coalition president Jun Magno says the TRO should also stop operations of Uber and GrabCar, and not just the processing of TNVS applications. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

No Uber, GrabCar applications for 20 days – court

Dec 04, 2015 - 1:59 PM

3rd UPDATE The TRO does not apply to current operations of Uber GrabCar the Quezon City RTC judge clarifies

OPPOSITION. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is facing opposition and complaints on the accreditation of transportation network vehicle services (TNVS), particularly the issue of oversupply of Uber cars plying and earning from the public transportation.

Express bus service for holiday season starts December 5

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Passengers can ride express buses that will take them straight to Makati from terminals in Quezon City and Mandaluyong

EXPRESS BUSES. Non-stop buses will be ferrying passengers from Quezon City and Mandaluyong City straight to Makati City, with minimum fares ranging from P50 to P80. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

6 tasty things to try at Salad Stop!, where veggies take center stage

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Try different combinations including toppings like edemame avocado and seared tuna or pick a salad or wrap from the veggie heavy menu

PINOY FAVORITE. Salad Stop!'s Singaporen Chilli Crab salad, Oh Crab Lah!, is a favorite in the Philippines. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

WHO aims to make Europeans start moving, stop smoking

Sep 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Ministers of health from the WHO s 53 European members on Wednesday also signed up to an unprecedented roadmap to make tobacco a thing of the past

Time-conscious Filipinos spur convenience store growth

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:48 PM

According to Nielsen’s Shopper Trends report 29 of Filipinos said they visited convenience stores in the past 4 weeks compared to only 8 in 2012

What is the top seller of convenience stores?

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:05 PM

A study reveals Filipinos top food purchases from convenience stores and who the biggest spenders are

Robinsons allots P6B in 2015 to focus on smaller-format stores

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The company will be opening 270 to 300 stores this year mostly under its convenience store chain business Mini Stop and mini supermarkets

Terkejut? Jakarta merajai kota macet dunia 2014

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Jakarta tidak hanya kota termacet di Indonesia Menurut data Indeks Stop Start Castrol Magnatec kota ini menempati posisi teratas dalam 10 kota termacet di dunia

Foto oleh EPA.

Why DASH diet tops new list of 35 best diets

Jan 10, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Read on for more on DASH and see how the most popular diets rank

Australia toughens up immigration but lets in more refugees

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:58 AM

The amendments to the Migration Act which see a return to controversial temporary protection visas passes through the lower house

This handout picture released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and taken by the MV Bison shortly after arriving on the scene on June 27, 2012, shows a boat carrying asylum seekers off the north coast of Australia, prior to it capsizing 107 nautical miles north of Christmas Island. MV Bison/Australian Maritime Safety Authority/File/AFP

UN moves to prevent child marriage

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Unless action is taken some 1 2 billion girls will be married by 2050 says the Girls Not Brides coalition of non governmental organizations

CHILD MARRIAGES AND PREGNANCY. Adolescent girls are burdened with challenges that hinder their personal growth and a better future. Photos in collage by Photo by Joel Nito/AFP and Plan Norway

#TalkThursday: Senate probes, demolition or public good?

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Rappler talks to Sen Antonio Trillanes IV about what the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee hopes to achieve in the Binay probe

Binay probe: Is the worst really over?

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The Vice President says the accusations against him are waning although the subcommittee leading the probe is showing no signs of stopping

WORST OVER? Vice President Jejomar Binay makes the rounds in the vote-rich province of Cavite on November 13, 2014. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

Binay: Roxas behind 'Oplan Stop Nognog 2016'

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The Vice President says people associated with the Liberal Party s presumptive standard bearer for 2016 are the ones supporting witnesses and funding exposés against the Binays

ONE-ON-ONE: Vice President Jejomar Binay talks to ANC's Lynda Jumilla

6 tips to stop procrastinating at work

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:34 AM

If you need to focus and are noticing that energy and time are being whittled away through an unproductive working schedule here are a few tips that might help

Bomb attack at Pakistan bus stop kills 6, injures 17

Oct 04, 2014 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED It is the second attack on a passenger vehicle to hit northwest Pakistan in a week

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that targeted a passenger van at Peshawar Chowk Kohat, Pakistan. Photo by EPA/BASIT GILANI

Albay gov opposes Alabang endpoint for provincial buses

Sep 02, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Governor Joey Salceda says it will cause inconvenience economic disruption and unnecessary expenses to constituents He also opposes an order that increases fines for colorum buses and trucks

PETITION. Photo from Governor Salceda's Website