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Zamora loses time as SC requires Comelec response in recall election vs Gomez

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Zamora is running out of time in his bid for a recall election to claim the mayoral post in San Juan

San Juan recall petition doomed? Zamora urges Comelec to set poll

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018

ROUND 2 WANTED. Losing San Juan mayoral bet Francis Zamora urges the Comelec to act fast on their recall petition's proceedings. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora discusses the recall petition against incumbent mayor Guia Gomez. Photo from Office of Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

France to probe Lactalis baby milk salmonella scare

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The product withdrawals affects consumers in countries as far afield as China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Britain and Sudan, underlining the company's global reach and the difficulty in tracing all the potentially at-risk powder

PRODUCT RECALL. The French government issued an international alert warning that batches of the Lactalis infant formula could be contaminated with Salmonella. AFP PHOTO

Major recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) The recall will affect consumers in countries including China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Britain, and Sudan

FDA orders market pullout of Dengvaxia vaccine

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:10 PM

(UPDATED) The drug regulatory agency also directs pharma giant Sanofi to 'conduct an information dissemination campaign through advisories, Dear Doctor letters, and patient fora'

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:15 AM

More than 245,000 vehicles, including Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour, and Everus S1 models, will be recalled in China

Logo of the Japanese auto parts maker Takata is seen a car showroom in Tokyo on June 23, 2017. Takata shares swung wildly rebounding by 45 percent from the previous day as investors bet on the chances of the scandal-hit airbag maker filing for bankruptcy. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

BACK. Lucilo Bayron with Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez and DILG Regional Director Florida Maranan Dijan, among others, after he took his oath. Photo from Richard Ligad's Facebook account

Will Samsung Note 7 be refurbished and sold in some regions?

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The phones battery will be reduced from 3 500 mAh to a low of 3 000 mAh claims a South Korean local media outlet citing unnamed Samsung sources

NOTE 7. A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is held up as other Note 7 phones sit on a counter after they were returned to a Best Buy on September 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah. File photo by George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

Samsung to reveal cause of Note 7 explosions January 23

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The announcement is set to be live streamed globally

NOTE 7. Samsung finally reveals their findings on the Note 7 explosions. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

GoPro recalls new Karma drone

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The action cam pioneer grounds its new product due to instances of power being cut out during flight

Toyota recalling nearly 6M more Takata airbags

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Toyota s recall brings its total of called back Takata airbags to 23 1 million

A Toyota Motors logo, shown on its vehicle 'SAI', at its headquarters in Tokyo on August 5, 2014. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Expanded Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall ordered in US

Oct 13, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note7 devices including Note7 devices received as replacements in the previous recall the agency says in a statement

EXPANDED RECALL. A file photo taken on September 2, 2016 shos visitors testing Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones at a Samsung showroom in Seoul. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je / AFP

Phoenix Semiconductor unfazed by Samsung Galaxy Note7 global recall

Oct 13, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine based memory semiconductor chip manufacturer tells the local bourse that it does not produce semiconductor devices for the troubled Note7

UNTROUBLED. PSPC says it is not 'in any way' affected by the product pull-out of Samsung. Rappler file photo

US flight evacuated after another Samsung phone fire

Oct 06, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The owner of the phone says the unit was a replacement Note7

A South Korean man holds his replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone at a telecommunications shop in Seoul.  After a series of Note7 battery explosions, Samsung issued a major recall worldwide. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

A postscript to the Note7 debacle

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Samsung s battery problems put the spotlight on the industry s need for better batteries

THE REPLACEMENT. Samsung PH's Chad Sotelo says the battery has been fixed in the new Note7 units. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Duterte on Hitler, Miriam Santiago, Samsung Note 7 | 6PM wRap

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:16 PM

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'Slight battery misalignment' caused Note7 explosions – Samsung PH

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:41 PM

As it prepares to roll out its Note7 replacement program in the Philippines Samsung reveals some more information about the battery issue that hounded the tech giant s flagship device

THE REPLACEMENT. Samsung PH's Chad Sotelo says the battery has been fixed in the new Note7 units. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Replacement Samsung Note7 units arrive in PH

Sep 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Photos from Samsung Philippines show its executives inspecting the units at a warehouse

New York urges commuters: Don't use Note7 in buses, trains

Sep 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The transportation authority urges people not to use the Samsung device in the city s buses and trains

FOLLOWING SUIT. The New York transportation authority issues a warning similar to the one issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Screengrab from Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Twitter

Samsung struggles with critical Note7 recall

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:22 PM

The success of the recall is seen as crucial to Samsung retaining brand trust and loyalty and preventing customers defecting to arch rival Apple s new iPhone 7 or cheaper Chinese made models

RECALL. This handout photo taken and released by Gwangju Bukbu Police Station on September 13, 2016 shows a blown-up Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone in Gwangju, 270 kms south of Seoul. Photo by Gwangju Bukbu Police Station / AFP

Duterte and the US, David Cameron, Samsung Note7 | 12PM wRap

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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Note7 unit explodes in 6-year-old boy's hands – report

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:13 AM

A 6 year old boy suffers burns to the body when the Note7 s battery exploded while he was watching videos the New York Post reports

GROWING FEARS. Samsung will have to earn back consumer trust after the Note7 battery debacle. Note7 photo from crushader/Reddit

Jokowi on Mary Jane, Official Gazette, China and Russia | 6PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Philippine Airlines joins Note7 ban

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PAL is also prohibiting the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 on its flights effective immediately

FLIGHT FEAR. Concerns over a device whose batteries are known to catch fire while charging have triggered a string of bans

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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AirAsia bans use, charging of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all flights

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:34 AM

After several airlines ban in flight use of the device the Malaysian aviation company follows suit

GROUNDED. AirAsia adds to the list of airlines prohibiting use of the Note7 aboard the plane. Note7 photo from Samsung's official site

Replacement Note7 units available in PH starting October 1

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Consumers also have the option to trade in their Samsung Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 Edge

URGENT. The replacement program applies to Note7 units bought on or before September 7, 2016. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Cebu Pacific bars use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all flights

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:22 AM

The gadget which is dogged by safety issues can be handcarried by Cebu Pacific passengers but must remain turned off for the duration of the flight

SAFETY FIRST. Cebu Pacific bars the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all its flights beginning September 11, 2016

Smart, Globe release advisories on Note7 recall

Sep 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Locally the replacement terms are still opaque; In the US consumers are getting a 25 gift card or credit off their carrier bill along with replacement choices

HANDOUTS. The tech giant will be replacing around 1 million Note7 units already in customers' hands. Photo from Globe Facebook page

It's official: Samsung to suspend Note7 sales after battery explosions

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:00 PM

For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks says Samsung

MASS EFFECT. With millions of units already in consumers' hands, the summoning back of the Note7 stands to be one of the highest-profile recalls in tech history. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Q&A with Samsung PH's Chad Sotelo on the Note7's global recall

Sep 02, 2016 - 2:58 PM

We talk to Chad Sotelo Samsung Philippines marketing director about what Filipino consumers can expect regarding the reported Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall

Sotelo speaks at the Samsung's "Noteworthy Affair," the official launch of the Note7 held last August 15 at the Shangri-La at The Fort. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung to issue global Galaxy Note7 recall – report

Sep 02, 2016 - 10:26 AM

According to a report Samsung will publish details of its investigation into the cause of the alleged tendency of the device to explode while being charged – weeks after its release in several markets

BUMP IN THE ROAD. The sought after phablet has some issues to fix. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Mazda recalling 2.2 million vehicles over tailgate defect

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The recall covers about 400 000 vehicles sold in Japan and 1 8 million units exported overseas

Mazda introduces the company's new compact crossover SUV, "Mazda CX-3" during its press preview in Tokyo on February 27, 2015. Mazda started to put the SKYACTIV-D1.5 clean diesel engine-equipped CX-3 on the Japanese market from February 27. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Honda profit dented even as airbag crisis impact fades

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The Japanese carmaker s net profit slides 6 1 to 1 7 billion in the second quarter of 2016

epa05142855 Honda logo seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 04 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

US recalls 500,000 hoverboards over battery fire risks

Jul 07, 2016 - 7:20 AM

There are at least 99 incidents of hoverboards lithium ion battery packs overheating according to US authorities

A boy rides a hoverboard on the day after Christmas, in San Pedro, California December 26, 2015. Reports of some hoverboards, also known as self-balancing, two-wheeled scooters catching fire have led to an investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The vehicles are mostly sold in Japan North America and Europe

epa05397440 A general view of a Toyota dealer in the Hague, The Netherlands, 29 June 2016. Representatives of Toyota Motor Corp. stated that the company will recall 17.220 Prius cars in the Netherlands, due to a possible airbag inflator defect. Also another 41.334 Prius cars are recalled and will be checked for malfunction of the carbon filters. EPA/MARTEN VAN DIJL

Scandal-hit Takata shares jump as boss hints at resignation

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Takata chief executive Shigehisa Takada tells shareholders he will quit once the company is back on track

This picture taken on November 4, 2015 shows Japan's Takata Corp President Shigehisa Takada at a press conference in Tokyo.  On June 28, 2016 Takata declined 4.63 percent to 350 yen after Honda said on June 27 that an airbag made by the auto parts giant exploded after a minor crash in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Venezuela opposition claims enough votes for Maduro recall vote

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The opposition is rushing to complete the recall process by January 10 the cutoff date to trigger new elections

ENOUGH VOTES? People hold their IDs waiting to validate their signatures for a recall referendum against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with officials of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 24, 2016. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Honda recalling millions more cars with Takata airbags

May 14, 2016 - 12:45 PM

An additional 21 million units are up for recall worldwide says a Honda spokesman in Tokyo

epa05132782 A Honda emblem is seen on the front end of a vehicle at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2016. Honda Motor said on 29 January 2016 its operating profit for the October-to-December quarter fell 22.3 per cent from a year earlier to 163.1 billion yen (1.35 billion dollars) due to increasing costs related to Takata airbag recalls. Honda, the biggest customer of Japanese airbag supplier Takata, posted a net profit of 124.1 billion yen, down 18.5 per cent from a year earlier, while sales were up 3.4 per cent to 3.6 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Honda full-year profit tumbles on airbag scandal

May 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Its profit for the fiscal year to March is down 32 4 due to quality related costs linked to the Takata airbag crisis

Honda: Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia

May 05, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The global death toll in the Takata airbag crisis rises to 13

epa04455601 (FILE) A picture dated 11 April 2013 shows the logo of Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata Corp. at the company Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. According to media reports on 21 October 2014, the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged the owners of 4.7 million cars to act on received recall notices concerning possible defective airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

US orders recall of up to 40M more Takata airbags

May 05, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The science clearly shows that these inflators become unsafe over time faster when exposed to humidity and variations of temperature says a US official

epa05289780 Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announces an expanded recall of another 35 million Takata airbags at NHTSA headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2016. US regulators ordered the further recall of the Japanese supplier's airbags after reviewing three separate investigations into the ruptures. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbags: report

May 01, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The defect has been blamed for grisly injuries that have in some cases proved fatal

CAR RECALL. A file picture dated December 9, 2014 shows an SRS Airbag logo on the steering wheel of a Honda vehicle at the car maker's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

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Feb 19, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles worldwide over seatbelt defect

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

In case of a very severe crash the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant says Toyota

epa05141131 Toyota logo is seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 03 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

Honda recalls 2.2M cars in US over airbag concerns

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:01 PM

The recall includes vehicle models released between 2005 and 2016

Mitsubishi PH: Third party must settle Montero Sport issue

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Mitsubishi says a credible third party should resolve the issue of sudden unintended acceleration

NO TO RECALL. Mitsubishi Motors Philippiines Corporation (MMPC) says on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 says having a third party would help settle the opposing views of the complainants and the vehicle's distributor, and a reported possible recall order from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) over the sudden intended accelerator issue. Image from Mitsubishi Cars Philippines website

Volkswagen to recall 8.5 million vehicles in Europe

Oct 16, 2015 - 12:36 AM

The raids at VW s Italian headquarters in Verona and Lamborghini s base in Bologna came after Italian consumer rights group Codacons filed a fraud suit on behalf of 12 000 Italian owners over the VW made vehicles

Hagedorn seeks recount of Palawan recall polls

Aug 26, 2015 - 2:46 PM

While protesting alleged fraud in the recall elections Puerto Princesa’s Edward Hagedorn plans to run again as mayor in the 2016 polls

EX-MAYOR. Former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn pursues an election protest against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler