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Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

PLDT, Smart sign $300M outsourcing deal with Amdocs

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Affected staff from PLDT's and Smart's IT units will be offered career opportunities in Amdocs as regular employees

War in paradise in the time of Duterte

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'It is a war waged from ridge to reef where bullets and bombs constantly rain on the rural villages standing in the way of big mining operations, plantations, and other destructive projects'

‘Land is Life’ for the Lumad students of the Lumad agricultural school ALCADEV, who recently harvested the bounty of their communal farm. They have recently been forced to evacuate their lands once again because of militarization. Photo credit to ALCADEV

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

DICT launches 4th startup challenge, urges youth to fail

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The agency invites college students to experiment innovate and set aside the fear of failure

FREEDOM TO FAIL. DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima highlights the importance of failure for aspiring innovators. Photo courtesy of DICT

Alyssa Valdez on what completes her game

Oct 19, 2016 - 1:01 PM

My day is not complete without the challenge to be a better version of myself says the volleyball star

Duterte to release political prisoners to ‘build confidence’ for peace talks

May 24, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Duterte says he may release CPP leader Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma even before peace negotiations begin

DEALING WITH COMMUNISTS. The NPA releases 5 police officers to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in April 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/ Rappler

PLDT president and CEO Nazareno to retire end-2015

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED PLDT announces a 2nd organizational shakeup with chairman Pangilinan becoming PLDT and Smart president and CEO

RETIREMENT. Pangilinan praises Nazareno for leading 'Smart’s successful climb from third player to market leader.' In the photo are PLDT President and CEO Nazareno (left) and PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right).

Ombudsman files criminal charges vs ex-MRT3 chief

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:35 PM

The case involves Al Vitangcol s move to award a contract to a firm where his uncle in law is an executive

CRIMINAL CHARGES. The Ombudsman has filed criminal charges against former MRT2 general manager Al Vitangcol III. File photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Cloud Nine incident: Filipino surfers refute Australian surfer's story

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Local surfers say the incident puts the Philippine surfing scene in a bad light and want to correct the false claims

The rock stars of communication

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Senator Grace Poe and many others were honored in this year s CEO Excel Awards in Makati City

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

BROADBAND TESTING. By definition, ISPs will not be able to say they provide broadband unless they give consumers at least 256 kbps. Photo from Agence France-Presse

PNR unlikely to resume trips by June 1 school opening

May 23, 2015 - 7:17 PM

The rail operations may resume on June 12 but with fewer trains deployed says PNR General Manager Joseph Allan Dilay

UPGRADES NEEDED. PNR management says it will not resume trips until 80% of its rail tracks between Tutuban and Alabang are replaced. Photo from PNR Facebook

Philippine Coast Guard to receive 10 new vessels

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:47 PM

DOTC awards a contract to supply the vessels to a Japanese firm aided by a loan from the Japanese government


Is PH ICT-ready? It's 76th in global rank

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report shows the widening gap between the best and worst performing economies

Tutuban Center will be common station for North-South rail project

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:53 PM

DOTC is also eyeing to extend LRT2 for seamless transfer of passengers from the Tutuban station of the rail project

Shell wins ‘Company of the Year’ award

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Stratworks and UST are among the big winners in the Philippine Quill Awards 2014

5 student tech startups win PH startup challenge finals

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Press release: Out of the 20 finalists of the Philippine Startup Challenge five tech startups consisting of students are declared as winners and granted with mentorship

Gov't to complete Tacloban airport rehab in Jan 2015

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The Aquino administration reports that it has finished work on 3 other airports and 14 seaports in Yolanda hit areas

Machines on PH farms: Catching up with ASEAN integration

Jun 25, 2014 - 1:41 PM

While Asian neighbors started their mechanization programs on their farms in the 1960s or 1970s the Philippines started only in 2010 Agri officials say we can still catch up

MACHINES IN FARMS. Mechanization is said to be one part of the solution to making Philippine agricultural products more competitive with those of its ASEAN neighbors

PH 'well situated' to take advantage of ASEAN integration

May 20, 2014 - 5:50 AM

But it must address the weaknesses of some sectors such as manufacturing and agriculture and challenges in energy transport and infrastructure

DOTC eyes bus rapid transit, more walkways, car-less cities

Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Bus rapid transit improved walkways and car less cities are plans that may just see road sharing become a reality in the Philippines

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

Telcos estimate fully restored services by yearend

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:31 PM

PLDT and Globe say they need till the end of the year to fully restore services in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

RAVAGED. Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) knocks off power and communication lines in Tacloban, among the hardest-hit areas. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

LGUs told: Graduates need not always head to Manila

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM

What jobs do regions offer and what skills do they need? LGUs should adapt their school curricula to these market requirements

BEST. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista says education in the country should produce the best workers here and abroad. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Govt names new airport managers

Jul 01, 2013 - 11:17 AM

The reshuffling of airport managers takes effect July 1

RIGODON. The reshuffling of airport managers takes effect July 1. From top left: Jose Budiongan, Efren Nagrama, Ronald Estabillo, Antonio Alfonso, Ms. Evangeline Babate, Agnes Udang, Mr. Arnel Borlado, Danilo Abarreta, Demetrio Apolinar. Seated from left side: Caap Chief Financial Officer BGen.(ret) Rodante S. Joya, Deputy Director  General DDG Capt. John C. Andrews and MGen. (ret.) Artemio G. Orozco. Photo courtesy of CAAP

Nationwide reshuffle of airport managers to take effect July 1

Jun 26, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The Transportation Department wants to airport officials nationwide to be more efficient and on their toes in times of crisis

PUSHING THROUGH. The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is pushing through with the reshuffling of airport managers by July 1. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

NAIA-1 rehab, facelift to cost P1.64-B

Sep 13, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The facelift for NAIA 1 one of world s worst airports will cost P1 64 billion higher than the P1 16 billion budget outgoing Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said in January