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Mining firms redirect P385M to COVID-19 response in host communities

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:02 PM

The funds are from the Social Development and Management Program, which miners are required to come up with under the Philippine Mining Act

Makabayan lawmakers seek probe into sudden spike in Meralco bills

May 19, 2020 - 12:15 PM

The legislators say the high electricity bills 'added more anxiety to many' as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic

POWER IN THE METRO. Meralco linemen fix the power line after an electric spark was reported in Mandaluyong City on May 10, 2020. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Airlines ask gov’t for lifeline as virus leads them to bankruptcy

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Facing an 'existential threat,' airlines ask the government to give them access to emergency credit lines

Over 10% of retailers already imposed last round of fuel tax hike – DOE

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The final increase in excise tax under the TRAIN law can only be imposed on new stocks acquired in 2020, not on oil produced or imported in 2019

Oil prices saw a record surge after attacks on two Saudi facilities in the world's top gas producer. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DOE to oil firms: Use up old inventory first before slapping new tax

Dec 25, 2019 - 10:40 PM

The Department of Energy says oil companies may face large-scale estafa charges if they slap the TRAIN law's new taxes on old stocks in 2020

Duterte to real estate firms: Don't be haven for illegal foreign workers

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells a room full of Chinese executives: 'Just obey the rules. Nobody is going to disturb you.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the officers of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines at the Malacañan Palace on September 10, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Military taps sardine fishing crews as 'reserve force' in Sulu Sea

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military

RESERVE FORCE. The military has enlisted the fishing crews of some big sardine companies as a paramilitary force to help guard against security threats in the Sulu Sea. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

First Metro sees bulls in H2 2019

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:40 PM

With inflation slowing down and government spending expected to improve, bulls are expected to roam the stock market


How Solar Para Sa Bayan plans to end energy poverty by 2022

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The plan is for power outages to become a thing of the past, even in remote areas

LT Group's president dumps majority of shares

Jul 08, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The disclosure does not explain why LT Group president Michael Tan, one of the sons of Lucio Tan, disposed of majority of his shares

DISPOSED SHARES. LT Group president and chief executive officer Michael Tan only now has 1,100 shares left from the holding company.

Environmental group urges gov't not to renew OceanaGold's contract

Jun 14, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Kalikasan PNE national coordinator Leon Dulce says the government's decision on Oceanagold for contract renewal will serve as an 'acid test' of its stance on mining

Aerial view of Oceanagold mine’s open pit. Screen grab from Google Maps

Telcos ordered to unlock phones for free after contract ends

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Customers can soon ask telcos to unlock postpaid phones for free once the lock-in period is over

Grab these exclusive offers from June 1-5!

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Don't miss out on these exciting daily deals — only from Grab!

NGCP, Meralco: Measures in place for power supply during elections

May 09, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says it is ready to ensure 'reliable power transmission services before, during, and after the election date.' Meralco also has contingency plans.

A lineman fixes the current connections along Mendez Road, in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City on May 2, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Globe to pilot 5G in June 2019

May 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Globe says the commercial pilot launch this June will be for home subscribers outside Metro Manila

Federal Land invests in earthquake technology for new BGC property

Apr 30, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Federal Land says this technology would provide an 'extra safeguard' for The Seasons Residences, which will rise in Bonifacio Global City

(1.TSR at night): EXTRA PROTECTION. Federal Land's The Seasons Residences will be the company's second development which will be making use of Nippon Steel Engineering Group's visco-elastic dampening system. Photo from Federal Land Caption (Damper): Federal Land taps Nippon Steel for its visco-elastic damper system to act as a shock absorber for their new BGC development to lessen the dizzying effect from eathquakes. Photo from Federal Land

Power firms deny collusion allegations

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business

Cyberattack vs alternative media traced to PH-based attacker

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium

Despite honesty system hitch, bus firm still willing to go 'conductorless'

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'This was a small hiccup. We will reintroduce conductorless buses… Give us a few months,' Green Frog Hybrid Bus Company founder and CEO says

Photo from Green Frog Hybrid Bus Company

Philex Mining eyes high-grade ores by 2022

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Philex Mining says that there are now strong indications of higher mineral resources compared to prior declared levels

CUSHIONING IMPACT. With pressure on metal prices, Philex Mining continues to manage costs and reduce expenses. Background image from Wikimedia

DMCI Mining expects rough 2019 due to lower inventory, nickel grade

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The inventory of DMCI Mining Corporation is 'nearly depleted' and it will be shipping 'mostly lower grade nickel' this year

Despite having the suspension of one of its nickel assets, DMCI mining still sees a rough 2019 due to lower inventory and a drop in its ore grade. Photo from DMCI website

A new breed of Filipino data professionals

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM

What does it take to be in data science? For them, it is knowing that you can’t know everything but wanting to find as many answers as you could

EXPLAINER: What caused Manila Water's service problems?

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Affected residents will have to wait for heavy rain to fill up the La Mesa Dam. In the long term, Manila Water eyes more water sources as a permanent fix.

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water on the hunt for new water sources

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Water is looking to replenish and add to its supply of water to quench the demand

A volunteer distributes water from a firetruck to residents of Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City on March 12 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Maynilad to share supply with Manila Water

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The water sharing scheme will be done on a 'staggered' basis, possibly as early as March but more certain by April

ADJUSTMENTS. MWSS approves an increase in Maynilad water rates and a reduction in Manila Water tariffs. Photo by AFP

Marina offers perks to shipping firms that will use 19 new RO-RO routes

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The new routes connect 19 provinces

 NAUTICAL HIGHWAY. Marina urges shipping companies to propose new links to RO-RO-capable ports. Photo from Marina FB

Arthaland eyes 2021 completion for 39-storey green office project Cebu Exchange

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The building is designed to address the IT and BPO industry’s growing demand for quality space

Meralco lowers January power rates

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:48 PM

A typical household consuming 200 kilowatts per hour in a month will be able to save around P68

DICT orders NTC to make phones unlockable after initial lock-in period

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:49 PM

The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed

House OKs Legarda son's solar power franchise on 3rd reading

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The House bill granting a 25-year franchise to Leandro Leviste's Solar Para sa Bayan gets passed in the lower chamber after only 4 months

APPROVED. Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste talks to reporters after the bill granting a franchise to his company was approved on 2nd reading on December 4, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill granting franchise to solar power company

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste denies his mother, Senator Loren Legarda, helped lobby for the passage of the bill

ONE MORE TO GO. Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste talks to reporters after the bill granting a franchise to his company was approved on 2nd reading. Photo boy Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Philippines joins Electronica, looks beyond manufacturing

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The country showcases its electronics industry to potential investors and buyers, and eyes going beyond semiconductor manufacturing

The Philippine Pavilion at the 2018 Edition of Electronica. This is the first time the country is joining the fair after 20 years. Photo by Carol Ramoran.

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

[ANALYSIS] Time for Duterte to shut down this mining company

Oct 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

OceanaGold has not adhered to its commitments under its mining permit and various Philippine laws and regulations

What to expect from the Repertory Philippines stage in 2019

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Its 82nd season has 4 top-notch stage productions in store for theater-loving friends and families

How China’s online gambling addiction is reshaping Manila

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:00 PM

There's more dim sum in the metro, but the Chinese have driven up rent for locals and brought in a gambling contagion

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Dubbed as the tax refund scam of the 1990s, Petron and Shell win big in the Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

With new Melbourne route, can Cebu Pacific replicate Sydney success?

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The Philippine-based budget carrier's Sydney record will be hard to beat

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE. The first flight 5J049 arrives in the Tullamarine Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

LOOK: DICT draft rules on selection of 3rd telco player

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology releases the draft guidelines ahead of the public hearing on its proposed selection process on August 23

DOTr gives LTFRB full authority over ride-hailing companies' regulation

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) This means ride-hailing companies can no longer set or change fare schemes on their own

12 killed in Davao del Sur road crash

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Police say a utility van carrying company workers was overspeeding and overshot a curve, hitting a truck which was coming from the opposite direction

Despite regional challenges, AirAsia pushes IPO of Philippine unit

May 17, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Tony Fernandes, chief of Southeast Asia's largest low-cost carrier, says the Philippines is the airline's 'best kept secret,' with a lot of destinations waiting to be recognized

STRONG PERFORMER. AirAsia Group head Tony Fernandes: 'The Philippines is our best kept secret and we're about to open that.' Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

SM Group to expand, but not keen on telco

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

SM Investments Corporation does not plan to go into the telecommunications industry, citing its lack of know-how and the high capital budget requirement

EXPANDING FOOTPRINT. SM president and chief executive officer Frederic DyBuncio says SM group is looking to invest in 'partners' in high-growth sectors. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cambridge Analytica's parent company claims ties with Duterte friend

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:17 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections, but claims no partnership was sealed

Filipina tech leader, Stephanie Sy, lands in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia' list for 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sy is the founder of Thinking Machines, a startup that helps institutions make better decisions through the use of data

STEPHANIE SY. The founder of Thinking Machines, Stephanie Sy, at Rappler's #ThinkPH 2017 event held in July 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


PAL-FASAP case: 'SC is blind to plight of poor workers'

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

FASAP says a senior flight attendant with a spotless record was retrenched due to a post-pregnancy leave from work

LABOR RIGHTS. The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) slams the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned previous 2 labor victories in a controversial case of flip-flop for the court.

Cavite student wins annual DPC-PLDT visual arts contest

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The winning entries will grace the covers of the 2018-19 White and Yellow Pages PLDT directories

First NatGas to supply Meralco's 24/7 power

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Solar Philippines loses the bid to First NatGas