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CSC issues hiring, online interview guidelines

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: In recruiting and selecting candidates, agencies shall adopt internal guidelines that will allow online recruitment and selection processes such as online competency assessments and video conferencing for interviews

CSC eases rules in filling up health, medical positions

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CSC says that reassignment, detail, and transfer for healthcare workers are also allowed

Antonio's Tagaytay, Balay Dako can deliver to Metro Manila

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:05 PM

Ready-to-cook Filipino dishes, meats, and pasalubong items from the two Tagaytay dining spots are available for delivery daily

U.S. services sector returned to growth in June 2020 – survey

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:55 PM

The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index rises to 57.1% in June, well above expectations

(FILES) In this file photo women wearing facemasks exit a shopping mall where a sign is posted at an entrance reminding people of the mask requirement Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall on June 12, 2020 in Arcadia, California, as Phase 3 in Los Angeles County's battle with the coronavirus pandemic is underway with businesses reopening. - US retail sales posted a surprise spike of 17.7 percent in May, the Commerce Department said on June 16, 2020, in a sign the economy may be recovering from coronavirus shutdowns. The reading was nearly double what analysts had forecast and more than reversed the 14.7 percent plunge in April when businesses nationwide closed their doors to stop the virus from spreading. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Nacho bake: What it is and where to find it

Jul 05, 2020 - 4:00 PM

It's nacho ordinary snack! Local businesses have been serving the cheesy, beefy trend – here's where you can get your fix.

LIST: Groups that offer counseling for sexual harassment victims

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Here are some of the online safe spaces for those who experienced any form of sexual harassment.

Baked samgyup: What it is and where to find it

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Kimchi rice, pork or beef belly slices, melted cheese, and nori – would you try baked samgyup?

Duterte wants probe into J&T Express cargo mishandling

Jul 01, 2020 - 1:14 AM

'I am not condemning you now. I am also not insinuating that you are liable or guilty of doing it. It would depend greatly on what is the result of the investigation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

J&T Express logo from its Facebook page

SALN filing period extended further until August 31

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The Civil Service Commission also allows the online submission of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth by public officials and government employees

Llaollao Philippines launches 'froyo freezer on wheels'

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:22 PM

The frozen yogurt franchise can get your froyo orders delivered to you still frozen from these 6 Metro Manila branches

Tencent buying iflix streaming service

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Tencent says of the deal: 'This is in line with our strategy to expand our international streaming platform, WeTV, across Southeast Asia'

Mercato Centrale opens online portal for delivery

Jun 24, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Home-based vendors of the BGC night market are selling their frozen and ready-to-eat items via the Mercato Favorites website

With hotlines hampered, complaints flood PLDT, Globe social media pages

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) With hotlines still undermanned because of the pandemic, users complain on PLDT and Globe's Facebook pages about not being able to get actual human help, slow response, and automated responses that don't address issues

EU hits Ressa verdict, urges PH to protect free press

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:55 PM

'We expect the Philippines, like all countries, to uphold its international human rights obligations and protect and promote fundamental freedoms,' says the European Union External Action Service

UPHOLD PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

You can get Good Shepherd Tagaytay's ube jam, alfajor delivered to Metro Manila

Jun 16, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Other Good Shepherd Tagaytay goodies are also available like choco flakes, angel cookies, lengua, and cashew brittle from SPEW Organic's website

Do coronavirus restrictions threaten religious freedom?

Jun 14, 2020 - 8:45 AM

From Washington to Manila, religious freedom is set to become one of the most enduring debates of the coronavirus era

LIST: Where to get fresh kimchi for delivery, pickup in Metro Manila

Jun 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Craving for this Korean staple? Check here for several restos and small businesses that are open for pick-up or delivery.

Get a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi delivered to your doorstep via GrabMart

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:45 AM

In just 2 hours, you can get a new pocket WiFi

Get up to P100 discount from these GrabFood restaurants

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Use these codes to get free delivery and discounts on Bacolod Chicken Inasal, 8Cuts, Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant, and more

Baguio Country Club now delivers banana bread, raisin bread to Metro Manila

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:50 PM

Now you can enjoy Baguio Country Club's famous freshly-baked loaves at home – they're available for pick-up at this location

FALSE: DSWD 'gives P5,500 to every Facebook user'

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Cash aid for every Facebook user? No such thing, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Get a liter of ice scramble delivered by Iskrambol Manila

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:07 PM

Every order comes with ice scramble toppings – buttermilk, choco syrup, mini mallows, and sprinkles

LIST: Where to get local coffee beans, grounds for delivery

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:30 AM

In need of a caffeine fix? Here are some Filipino businesses to buy your locally-sourced beans from and support – all for the love of coffee

House bill seeks jail for pranking food delivery riders, canceling orders

Jun 08, 2020 - 6:50 PM

No-shows and last-minute cancellations could land customers in jail for up to 12 years, if the proposed Food and Grocery Delivery Services Protection Act becomes law

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Large swathes of Siberia have been unusually warm for several months running, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reports

LESS COOL. A team of Siberian Huskies pull along Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.

Lumpiarito Station's platters is the food delivery you didn't know you wanted

Jun 06, 2020 - 1:31 PM

How does a lumpia grazing board sound? This local business serves 8 kinds in one box – toge, ubod, shanghai, dynamite, kamote, you name it – each with its own dip!

Ate Rica's Bacsilog reopens select PH branches for delivery, takeout

Jun 05, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Missing Ate Rica's Bacsilog? There are now 62 branches open for delivery and takeout

You can get frozen, ready-to-bake Jamaican Patties for delivery

Jun 04, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Now you can enjoy the flaky, meat-filled pastry freshly-baked from home

Buy one, give one: Raging Bull Burgers lets you donate a burger to delivery riders

May 29, 2020 - 12:18 PM

For every Raging Bull burger you buy, your GrabFood or Foodpanda driver automatically gets one for free

Ababu Persian Kitchen reopens 4 branches for delivery, pickup

May 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Ababu's Xavierville, Maginhawa, UST Gelinos, and Malate branches are now open for pickup orders

Get taho in a tub from Giant Taho

May 28, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Their Taho in a Tub includes 2.5 liters of taho, syrup (classic, strawberry, or choco), and sago, and can be delivered hot or chilled to your home

Razon's of Guagua reopens PH branches for delivery, takeout

May 26, 2020 - 5:42 PM

Hello Razon's halo-halo, pancit luglug, sizzling sisig, bulalo, and more! Check out the list of reopened branches here.

LIST: Dim sum, dumplings delivery options in Metro Manila

May 22, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Want sum dim sum? For frozen or ready-to-eat dumplings, xiao long bao, siomai, wontons, and more, check these shops out

ROYCE Chocolates reopens branch for pickup, delivery

May 22, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Nama chocolate bars, chocolate-covered potato chips, and more are available to order from ROYCE's Powerplant branch

Red Mango sells frozen yogurt in pints for delivery

May 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Craving froyo? Red Mango delivers pints of their original frozen yogurt – also available in Mango Jubilee, Choco Overload, and Banana Almond Crunch flavors.

Messaging app Signal using PINs to move data across devices

May 21, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Signal's new PIN system will allow it 'to support future functionality while still protecting user privacy'

Hong Kong's soufflé pancakes available for delivery, pick-up

May 20, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Dessert café's Ayala Malls Manila Bay branch is taking orders of their fluffy cremé brulée, matcha, milk tea, and tiramisu pancakes

Family Mart delivers onigiri, ramen, bento boxes

May 19, 2020 - 5:57 PM

Family Mart's onigiri comes in 5 flavors: salmon, tuna mayo, SPAM, tori mix, and tinapa!

Indonesia planning 10% tax on foreign digital services

May 18, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Products and services including video games, music and movie streaming could be subject to the levy, the Indonesian government says

FALSE: March 2020 CSE examinees 'automatically pass' due to COVID-19

May 18, 2020 - 9:12 PM

The document that circulated did not come from the Civil Service Commission

Mom and Tina's reopens Makati, Pasig branches for delivery, takeout

May 18, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Corned beef, anyone?

Sambo Kojin delivers 'grill-at-home' samgyupsal buffet kits

May 16, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Sambo Kojin's grilled meat and seafood buffet can come to you for just P331 a head

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina reopens 5 branches for takeout, delivery

May 16, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Silantro's nachos, burritos, and quesadillas can now be ordered from branches in Metro Manila, Baguio, and Pangasinan

Tim Hortons delivers original blend coffee grounds, French vanilla cans

May 16, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Tim Hortons' decaf coffee grounds and hot chocolate powder are also available for delivery from these branches

LIST: Ramen, pho delivery options in Metro Manila

May 15, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Team Ramen or Team Pho? Either way, here are a few ramen and Vietnamese restaurants open for pick-up and delivery, just pho you.

Pan de Manila reopens for delivery nationwide

May 15, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Several Pan de Manila branches are taking orders of their freshly-baked pandesal, breads, and spreads!

LIST: The best ice cream shops with delivery (and pick-up) options in Metro Manila

May 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM

It's getting hot in here, so why not cool down with a bowl of ice cream? Check out these local ice cream shops that deliver – vegan options, included!

MAXI Mango delivers mango float, mango sticky rice, mango graham ice cream

May 13, 2020 - 5:41 PM

You can get green mango with bagoong, vegan-friendly green mango sorbet, ube mango float, and mango pandan delivered, too!

What is ‘Wow China,’ the radio show sparking outrage on social media?

May 11, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The 2-year-old program sparks fresh backlash during the coronavirus pandemic and after the government issues a cease and desist order vs ABS-CBN

RADIO SHOW. The Wow China radio show seeks to improve relations between the Philippines and China. Screenshot from Radyo Pilipinas

CSC sets 5 alternative work arrangements for gov't workers during quarantine

May 11, 2020 - 3:20 PM

The Civil Service Commission says this takes effect May 22

ADJUST. Commuters entering Metro Manila on March 16, 2020 line up at the the Susana Heights-SLEX exit to get their body temperature and work documents checked. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler