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'A real patriot': Colleagues, friends honor ex-DOF chief Ernest Leung

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'Tough as nails, straight as an arrow, and a real patriot. One of a kind,' says former interior secretary Rafael Alunan III of former finance secretary Ernest Leung

FORMER FINANCE CHIEF. Former finance chief Ernest Leung. Screenshot from Philippine Economic Society Facebook page

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

Duterte gives Yulo, Petecio, other medal winners more cash rewards

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with gymnast Carlos Yulo, boxers Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial, pole vaulter Ernest Obiena, and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Malacañang complex

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Gold Medalist Carlos Yulo at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on October 16, 2019. Malacañang Photo

EJ Obiena bags 2019 Universiade pole vault gold, sets new PH record

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The national athletics team standout shatters the Philippine pole vault record yet again

File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Globe CEO says Huawei concerns overblown 'to a certain degree'

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'As we’ve said many times, [Huawei] supplies the equipment but we run the network – and so, what’s attached to our network and what goes through it,' Ernest Cu says in a Bloomberg TV interview

Globe Telecom open to partnering with PLDT for cell tower firm

May 07, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Ayala-led company says the creation of an independent cell tower firm would significantly reduce the time needed for a new player to roll out

Globe Telecom expects to sustain high capital spending until 2020

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Ayala-led telecommunications giant projects between $850 million and $900 million as annual capital spending budget until 2020

HIGH CAPEX. 'Majority of the company's capex for 2018 is geared to meet customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content, which, in turn, will support the revenue momentum of our data-related services,' Globe chief Ernest Cu says. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Ayat Ayat Cinta 2’ vs ‘Susah Sinyal’: “Pertarungan” film akhir tahun 2017 yang paling dinanti

Dec 21, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Dua film ini diprediksi akan ‘box-office’. Siapa yang akan memenangkan “pertarungan” di akhir tahun 2017 ini?

'Susah Sinyal' kembali tunjukkan kualitas seorang Ernest Prakasa

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:43 PM

'Susah Sinyal' akan rilis mulai 21 Desember mendatang

SUSAH SINYAL. Kiara Tirtoatmodjo (Aurora Ribero - kiri) dan Ellen Tirtoatmodjo (Adinia Wirasti - kanan) sibuk mencari sinyal saat tiba di Sumba. Foto screenshot dari Youtube/Starvision Plus

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 6 Desember 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:46 PM

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Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 18 Oktober 2017

Oct 18, 2017 - 5:49 PM

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Kegelisahan Adinia Wirasti mengamati fenomena penggunaan gadget

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Demi mengurangi konsumsi gadget Adinia mengaku minimal 4 jam dalam sehari tidak menggunakan smartphone nya

MEMBATASI DIRI. Prihatin dengan fenomena penggunaan gadget berlebihan di masyarakat, Adinia Wirasti mencoba membatasi diri dengan berhenti menggunakan smartphone selama minimal 4 jam setiap harinya. Foto dari akun Instagram @adiniawrst

Pole vaulter Obiena, hurdler Unso out of SEA Games 2017 with injuries

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Obiena injures his left knee during practice a day before flying out for the Games in what is initially diagnosed as an ACL tear while Unso injures his hamstring

INJURED. EJ Obiena suffers an injury that takes him out of the SEA Games 2017. Photo from Obiena's webiste

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Entire communities have been wiped out President Ernest Bai Koroma says at the disaster site where heavy rains streaming down the hill cause a landslide and engulf homes 3 or 4 stories high many of them built illegally

MUDSLIDES. Search and rescue team members and soldiers operate near a mudslide site and damaged building near Freetown on August 15, 2017, after landslides struck the capital of the west African state of Sierra Leone. Photo by Saidu Bah/APF

Globe launches $250-million SEA-U.S. undersea cable system

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:46 PM

This provides a link between Davao and the US and is Globe s first direct connection to America via Guam Hawaii and California

'The Underdogs': Drama komedi dengan permasalahan relevan

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Film yang dibintangi Sheryl Sheinafia dan Ernest Prakasa ini akan tayang 16 Agustus mendatang

'THE UNDERDOGS'. Jeff Smith, Sheryl Sheinafia, Brandon Salim, dan Babe Cabita beradu akting di film 'The Underdogs'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube StarvisionPlus

With new poles, Obiena breaks own national record in Germany

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Philippine pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena clears 5 61 meters to break his own national record

BACK ON TRACK. Ernest John Obiena used his new poles to set a new national pole vault record. File photo from

WATCH: Spielberg debuts 'Ready Player One' footage at Comic-Con

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The movie is based on a 2011 novel about a teenager on a treasure hunt in a virtual reality game in a world torn by an energy crisis

A pole vaulter without a pole: How Obiena became a SEA Games medalist

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Ernest John Obiena may get rejected fail or even run out of funding but he won t quit He has always found a way – for his country and the sport

HEART OF A CHAMPION. Despite adversities, Ernest John Obiena proves that a true champion never loses heart. Photo from

PATAFA to buy 5 new poles for vaulter Obiena

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Ernest John Obiena had fallen on bad luck after his 8 poles were damaged beyond use on his way to Italy

BACK IN THE GAME. Ernest John Obiena will be able to resume training for the SEA Games as PATAFA stepped is stepping in to replace his training equipment. Photo from

PH vaulter Obiena appeals for help after his poles are destroyed

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Ernest John Obiena asks help from the public after his 8 poles were damaged on his flight to Italy as he trains for the SEA Games

SETBACK. Ernest John Obiena says that if he can't replace his poles, his dreams of a SEA Games gold medal are 'crushed.' Photo from

Pole vaulter Obiena grabs bronze in Asian Athletic Championship

Jul 07, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The 6 foot two Ernest John Obiena is one of the PH s top bets in the 29th SEA Games

Colombia's ELN rebels free 2 kidnapped Dutch reporters – officials

Jun 24, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Officials feared the high profile kidnapping could disrupt peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government

FREED. Dutch reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender shown here with rebels. Photo from the twitter page of Colombia's Ombudsman Office @DefensoriaCol

Briton who brought Spotify to PH among Sweden attack victims

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Globe CEO Ernest Cu pays tribute to Chris Bevington the 41 year old Spotify executive who helped change the way Filipinos listen to music

CHRIS BEVINGTON. Along with the former Spotify executive, 3 other people died and 15 were injured. Photo courtesy of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr Joel Toledo and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature April 29

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang features a keynote lecture by Dr Jose Butch Dalisay Jr and 2 fora with Lourd Ernest de Veyra Joel Salud Juana Change Floy Quintos Frank Cimatu and Joyce Martin

Ernest Prakasa minta maaf soal kicauannya tentang Zakir Naik

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Kicauan Ernest yang kontroversial itu pun sudah dihapus dari akunnya

Ernest menghapus kicauan kontroversialnya soal pertemuan Wapres Jusuf Kalla dengan ulama asal India, Zakir Naik. Foto dari akun Instagram Ernest Prakasa.

Data products propels Globe towards P16B net income in 2016

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Mobile data now the telcos biggest contributor to total mobile revenues at 38 compared to 37 for voice

Globe Telecom lowers capital spending to $750M for 2017

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is lower than Globe s 2016 capital spending budget which was at a high of 1 050 billion

BALANCE FINANCES. Globe chief Ernest Cu says the lower capex for 2017 was meant to balance its expenses and revenues. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 17 Januari 2017

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:36 AM

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‘Cek Toko Sebelah’: Film tentang kehidupan keluarga yang dikemas secara komedi

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Setelah sukses memproduksi film Ngenest Ernest Prakasa kembali dipercaya untuk menggarap film berjudul Cek Toko Sebelah

Ernest Prakasa dan Gisela Anastasia beradu akting di film 'Cek Toko Sebelah'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Starvision Plus.

Serunya kolaborasi G.A.C dan The Overtunes menggarap soundtrack film

Nov 29, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Dua grup ini mengisi soundtrack film berjudul ‘Cek Toko Sebelah’

Kolaborasi The Overtune dan G.A.C di proyek soundtrack film 'Cek Toko Sebelah'. Foto dari akun Instagram The Overtune.

Globe Telecom ups stake in Taodharma to 67%

Nov 05, 2016 - 2:31 PM

It was in April 2014 when the Ayala led telco signed an exclusive partnership with Australian based telecoms retail company Allphones

MAJORITY. The Ayala-led telco tells the Philippine Stock Exchange that its board of directors has approved the increase of its stake to 67% from 25% in Taodharma. Rappler photo

Gisel grogi berakting di film pertamanya

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Setelah sekian lama Gisel akhirnya memberanikan diri untuk menjajal kemampuannya berakting di film layar lebar

Gisela mengaku grogi melakoni akting pertama di film layar lebar. Ditambah lagi, ia harus beradegan mesra dengan Ernest. Foto oleh

Ernest Prakasa garap proyek film ‘Cek Toko Sebelah'

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Mengangkat kisah keresahan anak muda etnis Tionghoa dalam meneruskan bisnis keluarga

Para pendukung film Cek Toko Sebelah berpose saat press conference teaser film 'Cek Toko Sebelah' di Plaza Semanggi, Senin, 26 September. Foto oleh

Globe Telecom launches Davao power feed for SEA-US undersea cable

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Globe Telecom switches on Davao s power feed equipment facility for the country s first undersea cable system which directly connects the northern Philippines to the rest of the world

FIRST. Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu (2nd from right) and Davao City chairman of the Association of Barangay Captains and Councilor January Duterte (3rd from left) lead the opening of the power feed equipment site of the SEA-US cable landing facility located in Barangay Talomo, Davao City. Photo by Globe

Globe Telecom takes big leap in digitization with 6 content deals

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Globe announces newly inked deals with Netflix Disney Turner Sports Illustrated Smule and Astro

MORE CONTENT. Globe Telecom confronts a rapidly-shifting space where small steps toward digitization are no longer enough. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

The other side of San Miguel's telco buyout

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Over 900 workers and hundreds of cell sites face uncertainty because of the San Miguel deal with PLDT and Globe

UNFULFILLED TELCO AMBITION. Despite the botched partnership with Telstra Corporation, San Miguel was expected to launch this 2016 its mobile services through BellTel

Globe wish list for Duterte: Submarine cables, less red tape

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Globe Telecom president and CEO Ernest Cu cites extreme difficulty in getting permits noting that they had to cut their target for cell site deployment

CROSSED WIRES. Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu says telcos still grapple with numerous bureaucratic red tape. Screenshot from Rappler video

Globe, PLDT activate 1st 700 MHz cell sites

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Globe will initially activate 200 LTE cell sites using the 700 MHz frequency while PLDT plans to roll out 360 cell sites this year

HEAD-TO-HEAD. Globe and PLDT say the 700 MHz frequency is key to provide faster internet speeds in the country, as it can easily penetrate buildings and walls and has greater coverage with fewer infrastructure needed

PH urged to build 'int'l consensus' amid China defiance

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:40 PM

China should understand that not acknowledging the rule of law is against its own national security and national economic interests an analyst says

PROTEST VS CHINA. Filipino students on March 3, 2016, stage a protest in Manila, Philippines, against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Rappler Talk: ICT infrastructure and its impact on national development

Jun 06, 2016 - 4:19 PM

What is technology’s role in the country’s transition to a new government? Maria Ressa interviews Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu

San Miguel says it barely made money from telco divestment

May 31, 2016 - 6:34 PM

San Miguel s Ramon Ang says PLDT and Globe approached the conglomerate regarding the buyout of its telecommunication assets

MIXED SENTIMENTS. Shares of San Miguel go up after the announcement of the sale of its telco business. In the photo is Ramon Ang. Photo by Agence-France Presse

San Miguel's sale of telco business: Will consumers benefit?

May 31, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Philippines major telco rivals stand together raising concerns about competition and consumer interest

NOT A TYPICAL DEAL. With San Miguel entrusting its prized 700 megahertz spectrum to Globe and PLDT, will this mean better, more reasonable Internet services for subscribers? Photo from Shutterstock

San Miguel selling telco assets to PLDT, Globe

May 30, 2016 - 9:29 AM

4th UPDATE San Miguel sells its telecommunication business to PLDT and Globe a couple of months after its talks with Telstra Corporation failed

MIXED SENTIMENTS. Shares of Globe and PLDT went up after the announcement of the acquisition of San Miguel's telco business. In the photo are Ramon Ang (L), Ernest Cu (C), and Manuel Pangilinan (R)

Torres makes third Olympic squad; Obiena fails again to qualify for Rio

May 22, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Ernest John Obiena who is chasing an Olympic berth failed to qualify while Marestella Torres qualifies due to the universality clause

1 record broken, 1 nullified at close of PH Open trackfest

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena sets a new national record but the Philippine Air Force squad s record breaker is nullified

NEW RECORD. Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, seen here during the 27TH Southeast Asian Games, sets a new national record in winning his event by clearing 5.50 meters on his first try during the National Open Invitational athletic championships. Photo from

UST tracksters shine on track and in class

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:26 PM

UST tracksters are aiming for berths in the national team in next year’s Southeast Asian Games while standing out as student athletes

UST's Elbren Neri sprints to victory. From FB page of Elbren Neri

Saksikan: Yang spesial bagi Ernest Prakasa di Imlek 2016

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Wawancara eksklusif Rappler bersama komika Ernest Prakasa seputar Imlek dan proyek proyek terbarunya tahun ini