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DSWD signs implementing rules for laws on adoption, gov't feeding programs

Oct 07, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The laws provide for absolving adoptive parents from tampering with their child's birth record, and institutionalizing government feeding programs bringing healthy meals for undernourished schoolchildren

Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

Twitter formally gives Android reverse-chronological feed option

Jan 16, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The reverse-chronological feed option for Android follows its iOS-based launch in December

Instagram blames 'bug' for design change that prompted backlash

Dec 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The accidental design change rollout requires users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed

Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The toggle button, which looks like a set of sparkles, allows users to change the arrangement of tweets. You can choose to either see the top tweets first or the latest tweets on your feed.

Google launches AI-driven audio news feed

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The technology giant says it has partnerships with more than a dozen news organizations to deliver an audio feed in the same manner as its smartphone news feed

GOOGLE. A woman and her child play on a Google sign at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on September 26, 2018. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP


The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Duterte signs law on national feeding program

Jul 03, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The new law aims to address hunger and undernutrition among children aged 3 up to those in Grade 6

ADDRESSING UNDERNUTRITION. President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act on June 20, 2018. Rappler file photo

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

Facebook overhaul favors friends over news, adverts

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook shares fall 5.4% at the opening of trade on Friday, January 12, after the changes were announced on Thursday

FEED TWEAK. Facebook's News Feed will now give higher scores to posts from friends, and decrease rankings of businesses and publishers. Screenshot from Facebook


A mom’s guide to feeding her baby during the first year

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Learn what kinds of nutrients babies need, and when you can introduce them to solids

Caring for your infant starts with the right food

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Not sure what to feed your baby? Here’s what you need to know

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Millennial heroes: stories of service

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Sometimes we’re guilty of living inside bubbles. Minding our own problems can seem enough of a cross to carry. But we need to take several steps back to realize that the universe is bigger than us. The following millennials have made it their mission to help others. What can you do to make your stay in this world worthwhile?

LGUs' failure to liquidate funds threatens DSWD’s feeding program

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Over P7 billion worth of funds for the Supplementary Feeding Program remain unliquidated by local government units

NUTRITION. Mothers during a feeding program in Malabon on May 10, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

Facebook tunes trending topics to better deliver news

Jan 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The items appearing on trending topics will be the same for everyone in a region as opposed to being personalized based on individual interests

FACEBOOK. Photo by Loic Venance/ AFP

#ShareLove: Volunteer group feeds Manila's homeless on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

The volunteer non profit Food for Empowerment in Emergencies and Disasters feeds 1 000 homeless in Manila and gives them relief packs for Christmas

SPIRIT OF GIVING. FEED and Bike Scouts volunteers prepare meals for the homeless of Manila. Photo by Arlit Janry Parlero/ Rappler

Newsbreak Voices: Bakit ito ang nakikita mo sa iyong Facebook news feed?

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Tingnan natin ang 4 na pangunahing dahilan kung bakit may mga post at istorya na palaging lumalabas sa Facebook news feed mo

4 basic factors affecting what you see on your Facebook News Feed

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:46 PM

We review the things that affect the content you see on Facebook

FEED FACTOR. These are the basic factors affecting a post's personal relevancy score. Screengrab from Facebook.

Restore cut in feeding programs' budget, keep eye on implementation – Recto

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Senate minority leader Ralph Recto also wants to increase the per meal budget of the government s feeding programs to P30

IFC, Canada and Clean Tech Fund invest $161M in Visayas biomass plants

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:27 PM

The investment will be channeled into plants being built by Bronzeoak in San Carlos Manapla and La Carlota in Negros Occidental which will produce 70 megawatts of energy

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

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Producers of the luxury delicacy expect a 25 drop in production this year plus higher prices

Ducklings are pictured on the farm of Claude et Annie Lataillade in Bidache, southwestern France, on May 23, 2016. In the Basque Country, duck breeders resist avian crisis that threatens the French foie gras, but are uncertain about the future: stop everything and sell even at a loss, or modernize by investing, if banks want to follow. / AFP PHOTO / IROZ GAIZKA

DepEd's feeding program: Are students 
better off with it?

May 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs

A step in the right direction for renewables in the PH

May 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The National Renewable Energy Board s additional incentives for the energy sector will allow solar plants to get a return on their investment and will pave the way for cheaper renewables

SOLAR. Nation's largest solar farm as of February 2016. Photo by Solar Philippines

Energy chief to Al Gore: PH already changing its energy thinking

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The energy department insists the country is on its way toward weaning itself off coal through a balanced fuel mix policy and awareness by leaders that clean energy is vital

Starbucks to donate unsold meals to hungry

Mar 25, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Starbucks is going to donate unsold meals sandwiches and salads to hungry and needy people in the US rather than throw them out

STARBUCKS SHARES. The global coffee chain is going to donate unsold meals, sandwiches and salads to hungry and needy people in the US rather than throw them out. Pictured is a Starbucks branch in San Francisco, USA, taken in 2013. File photo by John G Mabanglo/EPA

Instagram to scrap chronological feed for personalized timeline

Mar 16, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Your Instagram feed is about to change

Citicore Power inaugurates new 18 MW solar plant in Bataan

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:21 PM

This is Citicore’s second successfully completed solar plant this year

photos from Megawide Corp

Leni Robredo: Expand feeding programs, create Food Council

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The vice presidential bet proposes an expanded feeding program with food sourced from the country s poorest farmers

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

DOE counts SM's solar-powered rooftop as source for Luzon grid

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The largest solar powered rooftop in a Southeast Asian mall is eyed to contribute an additional 1 5 megawatts to Luzon

SOLAR-POWERED. In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino lll views the solar rooftop project of SM Supermalls at Northlink Building in SM City North Edsa Complex, Quezon City. Also in photo is SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Facebook gets News Feed caching on 2G, offline commenting

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Facebook s new viewing mechanism is expected to take the place of a never ending loading screen

OFFLINE VIEWING ON FACEBOOK. Image from Facebook.

Beyond filters: Improving your Instagram game

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Instagram is a beautiful place to get lost in and get inspiration from Here are top tips to improve your posts

Hungry for change: Mothers against malnutrition

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:01 AM

What do you know about malnutrition? Hunger isn’t a question of quantity

#PugadBaboy: Feeding scandal

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Local gov't action vs malnutrition is critical – DSWD

Aug 25, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The active participation of LGUs together with support from the private sector is needed to improve the nutritional status of Filipino children through DSWD s various programs

MORE THAN FEEDING. Can schools include food education aside from feeding programs? Photo from DSWD

McDonald's France apologizes for 'don't feed the homeless' note

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:36 AM

The procedure and the wording was clumsy and the management swiftly withdrew the note

Facebook lets you 'control your news feed' again

Jul 10, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Let s see how it pans out this time around

Fighting famine, holding off hunger

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Political commitment on hunger is in the hands of the people says DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman

ZERO HUNGER? According to WFP country director Praveen Agrawal, hunger alleviation initiatives should be inclusive, holistic, and integrated. Graphics by Nico Villarete

Gov't program to feed over 2.5M kids under 5 in 2015

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:08 PM

The government has earmarked P4 32 billion for the Supplementary Feeding Program in 2015

Ateneo de Naga: Fighting hunger, one meal at a time

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Ateneo de Naga University s Center for Community Development conducts a supplemental feeding program for more than 400 children

HEALTHY SNACK. One of the school feeding program beneficiaries eats her free meal of the day. Photo by Joshua Ruizo

Google I/O, Jony Ive's promotion, latest in robotics | SciTech4u

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Also brain controlled bionic legs

DOST's food program works in Agusan del Norte town – study

Jun 02, 2015 - 7:18 PM

84 out of 88 children hit their normal body weight after 120 days under the program

Video: Facebook supports 3rd party GIFs

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:45 PM

You can now send that hairflip GIF to your friends via Facebook

New team to add 250 MW of solar power to FIT race

May 20, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Solar Philippines and Citicore Power team up to provide 250 MW for the FIT allocation and beyond

Jetpacks over Dubai, Facebook Instant Articles, Apple Watch | SciTech4u

May 20, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Rappler gets its hand on the Apple Watch That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u