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Macao Imperial Tea launches new fruit drink series

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:34 PM

The 7 new fruity drinks are available starting Wednesday, July 1

10 things you can buy at the Shop2Give Hope sale to help children in need

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:44 PM

Enjoy up to 70% off on Unilever products and get a chance to win special prizes

PSA: You can upsize your Macao Imperial Tea drink to 1 liter for free

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:52 PM

The free 'monster upsize' is available on one day only

Regina gift shop in Greenhills to close shop after 43 years

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:08 PM

The shop had been a go-to fo gifts and decor

Mango graham, popcorn ice cream: The Lost Bread launches new tub flavors

Jun 06, 2020 - 3:13 PM

There's even a new '90s Kid Mix flavor, which combines iced gems, marshmallows, and sprinkles

Aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs find success on Lazada

Jun 05, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Get to know the story behind local brands Sundals, Ala Eh Barako, and Bags on Demand

Facebook to help struggling retailers create online stores

May 20, 2020 - 8:36 AM

'If you're running a small business or if you're thinking about starting one even from your living room, you have a whole suite of tools available that can help,' says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

LIST: Where to get donuts for delivery

May 02, 2020 - 8:10 PM

Craving for a box of freshly-baked donuts? Check out these donut delivery options from big and small bakeries around the Metro

LIST: Online seafood, meat shops that deliver

May 01, 2020 - 6:54 PM

In need of fresh or frozen fish, poultry, beef, and pork? Check out these online seafood and meat stores open for delivery!

Google to make online shopping service free to merchants in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:33 AM

Google's Amazon-like shopping service will initially be free for sellers in the U.S. but the company says the goal will be to do the same globally before the end of the year

GOOGLE. Google is opening its online shopping service to merchants free of charge as it competes with Amazon in precious e-commerce and digital ads. Photo by Drew Angerer/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/ AFP

Italy's booksellers warn of 'cultural deserts' in pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:31 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has allowed bookstores to reopen after a 6 week suspension of almost all business activity across Italy

A woman shops in a bookstore in Rome on April 20, 2020 after the Italian government decides the re-opening of certain commercial activities amid a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Trends you should know about Gen Z and the online economy

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:09 PM

The first session of Web Wednesdays featured timely insights on digital shopping and insights from "The Future 100: 2020" report

Lunacy in our midst

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:00 PM

We get a daily dose

Frustrated murder, illegal detention complaint filed vs Greenhills hostage taker

Mar 04, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Alchie Paray is also accused of illegal possession of firearms, explosives, and a bladed weapon

ACCUSED. Alchie Paray (left) is escorted by San Juan City Police chief Colonel Jaime Santos (right) after cops filed criminal cases against Paray on Wednesday, March 4. San Juan police photo

Alchie Paray: What turned a Greenhills guard into a hostage taker

Mar 03, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Paray recalls being threatened by a Greenhills tenant, 'Sinabi ko sa ’yo hindi ka na tatagal dito'

ARRESTED. Policemen lead Alchie Paray, the hostage taker at the V-Mall, to a waiting vehicle after his surrender on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Greenhills hostage taker refused P1M: 'He needed to be heard'

Mar 03, 2020 - 6:50 PM

'Hindi niya tinanggap kasi hindi pera ang kailangan niya eh. Ang kailangan niya marinig lang yung hinaing,' says San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora

DEMANDS. Hostage taker Alchie Paray talks to media and onlookers after releasing his hostages at the V-Mall in San Juan on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Malacañang satisfied with handling of Greenhills hostage crisis

Mar 03, 2020 - 2:42 PM

'For as long as people are alive, we welcome it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

HOSTAGE CRISIS. Policemen lead fired security guard Alchie Paray out the V-Mall after his surrender on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

PNP to inspect outposts of Greenhills hostage taker's security agency

Mar 03, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The Philippine National Police will inspect the deployment of Safeguard Armor Security Corporation

OFFICIALS. Security officers of the Greenhills Shopping Center and SASCOR security agency apologize to the hostage taker during a a video call to the hostage taker on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

PNP backpedals, says Greenhills hostage taker is licensed guard

Mar 03, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Fired security guard Alchie Paray has a license that is not set to expire until 2021

ARRESTED. SWAT personnel escort hostage taker Alchie Paray outside of the Greenhills Shopping Center on March 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Greenhills negotiator also led talks in 2010 Manila bus hostage crisis

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Colonel Orlando Yebra has the rare record of speaking with two high-profile hostage takers in his career

BUNGLED CRISIS. Philippine police at the Luneta hostage crisis. File photo by Rappler/Vincent Go

San Juan to probe ‘corruption' allegations raised during Greenhills hostage incident

Mar 03, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'Kailangan nating mag-imbistiga. Bagamat ito ay isang bagay na pribado, kailangang mangialam ang lungsod dito,' says San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora

LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE. San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora emerges from the inside the V-Mall after assessing the situation of hostage taking incident at the Greenhills Shopping Center on March 2, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

TIMELINE: Hostage-taking incident in Greenhills mall

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The hostages have been freed and the hostage-taker has been arrested. Here’s a rundown of events of the March 2 incident at the Greenhills mall.

SWAT personnels escort hostage taker Archie Paray outside of the Greenhills Shopping Center on March 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Greenhills hostage crisis ends

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:19 AM

The crisis lasts 9 hours, ending with the suspect getting tackled to the ground by cops after speaking with the media for around 20 minutes

ARRESTED. SWAT personnel escort hostage taker Alchie Paray outside of the Greenhills Shopping Center on March 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Greenhills hostage taker has ‘no record’ of being accredited as guard – PNP

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:33 PM

'He is not licensed,' says San Juan police chief Colonel Jaime Santos

MONOLOGUE. Alchie Paray talks to media and onlookers after releasing his hostages at the V-Mall in San Juan on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Greenhills hostage taker arrested

Mar 02, 2020 - 9:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Cops tackle to the ground hostage taker Alchie Paray after a pistol is spotted on his waist

ARRESTED. Policemen subdue hostage taker Archie Paray (center) after he surrenders outside a mall in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila on March 2, 2020. AFP photo

Greenhills hostages freed

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:16 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Earlier, the superiors of hostage taker Alchie Paray – a security guard fired for being absent without leave – apologized and offered to resign in a bid to end the crisis

FREED. Hostages walk in a line after being released from inside a mall in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila on March 2, 2020. AFP photo

Greenhills hostage taker's bosses apologize, resign in bid to end crisis

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:39 PM

(4th UPDATE) The hostage taker has been identified as Alchie Paray, a 40-year-old guard who was fired after apparently going on absence without leave for weeks

APOLOGY. Security officers of the Greenhills Shopping Center and the Safeguard Armor Security Corporation apologize during a video call to the hostage taker on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

You can bring your own tumbler at these 15 milk tea shops

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:17 PM

Eco-friendly milk tea? Yes please!

Photo from Booky

LOOK: Get Root Beer Float ice cream at this dessert shop

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:53 AM

The Lost Bread's latest soft-serve flavor is made with Mug Root Beer!

Shop online and pay using only your mobile number with ‘Pay with PayMaya’

Dec 13, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Here's a faster and more secure way to pay online

‘Better than saving’: How to shop online and get your cash back

Dec 12, 2019 - 4:34 PM

In 2018, the highest amount a person was able to save in a single transaction was P 171,000

Doorstep delivery: Order fresh fruits and veggies online through these 5 shops

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your cart has never been easier, thanks to these 5 online gulay shops

21 tech gift ideas for every budget

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

From audio-capable sunglasses to retro consoles, here's a list of interesting gadgets to pick up if you need some gift inspiration

Terror probe after mass stabbing at UK shopping center

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) Police say the man in his 40s was 'lunging and attacking people' with a large knife in the Arndale shopping center

Don't pay cash when you shop this October and get as much as PHP 3,000 cashback

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:08 PM

This perk is exclusive to PayMaya users

10 gadgets to check out at Shopee’s 10.10 sale

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:35 PM

From karaoke sets to cameras

Sandiganbayan junks P1-B civil case vs Marcoses

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The case is related to Bienvenido Tantoco, his family members, and former Tourist Duty Free Shops chairman Dominador Santiago who were allegedly used as dummies for the Marcoses to obtain P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth

DISMISSED. The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division dismisses a P1 billion civil suit against Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos related to Bienvenido Tantoco. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Lazada Loans,' new customer collection points announced in time for annual 9.9 sale

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:14 PM

Users can now get loans or pay bills through the Lazada app, among other new services, mirroring recent app trends to be an all-in-one hub

9.9 SALE. Ray Alimurung, CEO of Lazada Philippines, announces new user-centric features and services on the app. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Martha Stewart plants rice, eats pandesal, shops in Greenhills

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Seems like the lifestyle icon is enjoying her stay in the Philippines!

One-day business permit processing in Manila starts July 22

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno creates the Business One-Stop Shop or BOSS to speed up the processing of business permits

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will soft launch the one-stop shop for business permit application in the city hall on July 22, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ecobite restaurant upcycles your damaged glass bottles for free

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Reuse them as a pencil holder or drinking glasses at home

Shopee Philippines denies 'scam' in BLACKPINK meet and greet event

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:31 PM

'The revocation of some BLACKPINK fans' tickets was the result of a system error, and not due to a change in promo mechanics,' Shopee claims

FDA orders Shopee, Lazada to stop online sale of medicines

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'

Bo’s Coffee introduces new Theo & Philo mocha coffee beverage

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Homegrown brands Bo’s Coffee and artisanal chocolate Theo & Philo join forces this Independence Day to create this limited edition drink

The Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon

May 23, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Natura is buying Avon in a deal that will create the world's 4th largest beauty products company

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2011 the newly completed U.S. headquarters for Avon Products Inc. in New York City. - Brazilian cosmethics leader Natura announced on May 22, 2019 the purchase of US Avon, in an operation that constituted the fourth world beauty products group. (Photo by MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

The evolving spaces of Ortigas

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Ortigas is a neighborhood that mixes heritage and modernity. It is an evolving space for people with evolving lives.

4 luxury vehicles among those razed in EDSA fire

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

BFP Mandaluyong says totally damaged in the blaze at the high-end auto repair shop were a Mustang, Porsche, Subaru, and the Toyota Sequoia of Senator JV Ejercito

A fireman inspects the charred wreckage of cars after a fire hit the Autoplus Supply Corp. at Brgy. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City along EDSA on Monday, February 18, 2019. Seven cars, including a sports car and SUV, worth millions were burned. No one was reported hurt during the blaze. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt

Hundreds of people queue during the official opening of South Africa's first Starbucks store, also the US coffeehouse chain's first store in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Johannesburg on April 21, 2016. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Malongo Atelier Barista offers fair-trade coffee and teas

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Enjoy different filtration and brewing methods, single-origin coffee beans, tea brews, crepes, and a taste of French heritage here

How online aggregators can drive the growth of internet economies

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:16 AM

More than just speeding up the purchasing process, online aggregators have a role as a curator for the top choices in their specific vertical

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