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Globe urges users to report spam messages, scams to them

Jun 24, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Globe asks users to visit its Stop Spam webpage, which lets customers file reports against a suspected spammer or scammer

What the 'predictive text' feature in Gmail says about our brains

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Should we allow Gmail to finish our sentences?

Chot Reyes denies 'official' links to TNT

Jan 06, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The former Gilas Pilipinas coach says he only facilitated a TNT KaTropa team session in their training camp last week

NO LINKS. Chot Reyes is not involved with TNT KaTropa in any official capacity. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Missing textmate? Netizens look for NDRRMC mobile alerts

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:15 PM

While some wondered why they haven't gotten mobile alerts on Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), it doesn't mean the NDRRMC has stopped sending these warnings

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 2018 State of the Nation Address

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

He tells Congress to pass the second package of tax reforms, among a number of laws, while he warns irresponsible miners and rice cartels of consequences

TNT manager: Terrence Romeo assaulted, fans came to rescue

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:05 AM

TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio says a drunk fan tried to choke Romeo as other fans came to his defense

NOT HURT. Terrence Romeo didn't figure in the fistfight, says a TNT official.

Android Messages now lets you text on desktop

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:47 PM

With the update, desktop to mobile messaging is now a possibility on Android Messages

PC TO PHONE. With the update, mobiile and desktop users can now connect via Google Messages. Photo from Google

Alaska sends TNT tumbling to first conference loss

May 13, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The Aces deal KaTropa their first loss in 4 games to tie their victims at 3-1

Ex-TNT import Glen Rice Jr. cut from Israeli league, punching incident apparently the last straw

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

'Glen started to lose it a long time ago.'

HOT HEADED. Glen Rice Jr punching Guy Pnini is the last straw after his other misdemeanors, including threatening fans and slamming the ball whenever he doesn’t get favorable calls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Call and text history not logged without user permission – Facebook

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Facebook responds as its users discover that the social network had kept records of their call and text history

FACEBOOK. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows Facebook logos on a screen in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Doug Kramer hits game winner as Phoenix frustrates TNT

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Doug Kramer scores only 8 points for the Phoenix Fuel Masters but makes the biggest shot of the game

CLUTCH. Doug Kramer hits the game-winning shot to lift the Fuel Master over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images

TNT avoids late-game meltdown, halts two-game skid at Blackwater's expense

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:27 PM

TNT prevents a collapse as Blackwater cuts the lead to 6 points in the dying minutes of the match

LEADER. RR Pogoy leads TNT KaTropa with 24 points in close match with Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Whatsapp lets users take back mistakes, delete messages

Oct 30, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The new feature will allow a user to delete a message from everyone they sent a mistaken message to within 7 minutes of posting

Kevin Ferrer is 'best player' in Ginebra’s Game 4 win, says TNT coach

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Best player si Kevin, it's as simple as that,' said coach Nash Racela referring obviously to Ferrer's getting TNT import Glen Rice Jr. thrown out in the 1st quarter

BEST PLAYER. Kevin Ferrer got TNT's Glen Rice Jr. ejected from the game. Photo from Facebook.

Gwendoline Ruais files complaint against wives, girlfriends of TNT KaTropa players

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Gwen says contrary to reports in the media, she did not start the confrontation

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Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

New Central Luzon police chief orders no-text policy among patrol cops

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:54 PM

What safety would people feel if the policeman standing on the road is just texting? asks Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus the new director of Police Regional Office 3

CENTRAL LUZON POLICE CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus answers questions from reporters after he formally assumed the post of Police Regional Office 3 director on September 1, 2017. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Need for NDRRMC approval causes delay in sending disaster alerts

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Senators Ralph Recto and Grace Poe want to cut the red tape during emergencies saying science agencies can send the alerts themselves

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's State of the Nation Address 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Read the wide range of policy issues that President Rodrigo Duterte covers in both his prepared speech and his off script comments

UNRELENTING WAR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vows an 'unrelenting' war on drugs in his second State of the Nation Address, delivered on July 24, 2017. Behind him is Senate President Aquilino Pimentel (left) and House Speaker Pantaleon Alverez. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Jeff Horn disrespected by Pacquiao's 'texting', tardiness at press con

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Jeff Horn marks Manny Pacquiao tardy at the press conference and found his phone usage on the dais to be a bit disrespectful

LATE. Jeff Horn says it was "a bit disrespectful" that Manny Pacquiao was on his phone at Wednesday's press conference, for which he arrived late. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Horn promoter calls out Pacquiao for 'texting' during press con

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:53 PM

He’s also a world champion texter because he never gets off the bloody phone says Dean Lonergan

FAST FINGERS. Dean Lonergan thinks Manny Pacquiao is pretty good at texting, but also at boxing too. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

San Miguel knocks down TNT by 14 points in Game 2

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:33 PM

San Miguel makes it all one in the PBA finals best of 7 series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra crushes TNT in Game 3, cuts series deficit to 2-1

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings still cling to their finals dream after avoiding a semifinals sweep by TNT KaTropa

TNT KaTropa silences Alaska in 4th quarter comeback

May 20, 2017 - 8:02 PM

TNT KaTropa clinches a come from behind win after overcoming a 17 point deficit against the Alaska Aces

Using cellphones while driving prohibited starting May 18

May 17, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Under the Anti Distracted Driving Act violators will face fines ranging from P5 000 to P20 000

Is texting a curse?

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Does texting erode language?

Duterte's Bonifacio Day message: 'Dedicate our lives to a worthy cause'

Nov 30, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Here is the full text of President Rodrigo Duterte s message on November 30 the birth anniversary of national hero Andres Bonifacio father of the Katipunan

Jimmy Alapag retires from PBA 'for good'

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Alapag leaves the PBA with one of the most successful careers the league has ever seen

FEU assures Racela to finish UAAP season, will support coach's decision

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Neither FEU sports director Mark Molina nor the coach himself confirm that Nash Racela is headed to coach PBA team TNT KaTropa

After 4th BPC, Jayson Castro still hungry for more titles

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 6 time PBA champion does not deny wanting to win individual awards such as the MVP or BPC though he wants something more

WANTING MORE. Jayson Castro wants more championships rather than individual awards. Photo from PBA Images

Started from the bottom, now Meralco's in the PBA Finals

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Meralco quite literally started from the bottom this year with a 1 10 record and now they’re in the PBA Finals

FINALS-BOUND. Jimmy Alapag and the Meralco Bolts are going to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo from PBA Images

MVP to Meralco Bolts: 'Job well done' on making PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Manny V Pangilinan is proud of what his Meralco Bolts have accomplished after 6 years of existence in the PBA

'JOB WELL DONE'. MVP congratulates his PBA team, the Meralco Bolts, for making the Finals for the first time in its history. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Cliff Hodge plays his 'best game ever' to propel Meralco to PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Toiling away for 4 years in quiet gyms is finally paying off for the fourth overall pick from the 2012 draft

PAYING OFF. All of Cliff Hodge's (R) hard work is finally paying off. He is seen here trying to get past the defense of TNT rookie Troy Rosario in game 2 of the semis. Photo from PBA Images

Keen on reaching PBA semis, Jayson Castro takes charge for TNT

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Jayson Castro Asia s best point guard comes just two points shy of his career high as TNT reaches the PBA semifinals

AGGRESSIVE. Jayson Castro says he aimed to be aggressive to help push TNT into the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT asserts dominance to dispatch Star

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The now 9 1 TNT will get a chance to clinch the top seed if they defeat last assignment Barangay Ginebra and the Gin Kings lose to the Fuel Masters

DOMINANT. TNT KaTropa takes care of the already eliminated Star Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Job matching site promotes employment for PWDs

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Press release: There s a new PWD centric website to promote their skills capabilities and work preferences in order to find gainful employment

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:36 PM

The 100 minute long speech is delivered in English and punctuated by ad libs in Filipino and Bisaya

Gilas Pilipinas: Bobby Ray Parks Jr

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Get to know Ray Parks of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Ryan Reyes

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:07 AM

Get to know Ryan Reyes of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Troy Rosario

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Get to know Troy Rosario of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

FULL TEXT: President Rodrigo Duterte's inaugural speech

Jun 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The past tense was I am here because I love my country and I love the people of the Philippines I am here Why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation

PH rice farmers use SMS service to improve yield

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The top queries that the service receives are on seed quality and varietal information pest management seed availability and nutrient management

Comebacking Castro powers TNT past Guiao-less Rain or Shine

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:32 PM

The Tropa win two games in a row for a 4 4 record while the Painters end a 3 game win streak for a similar 4 4 slate

THE BLUR RETURNS. Jayson Castro comes back strong from an injury for Tropang TNT as they overcome the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Edwards debuts with 36 to lead Alaska past TNT

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Alaska rises to 1 1 while TNT loses its third straight for a 1 3 record in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Alaska's new import Shane Edwards (L) makes an impressive debut for his team's first win of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Aldub, Robin Padilla at TNT's 'Super Panalo Day'

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The event will happen on Friday Feb 26 at the MOA Arena Our live updates will begin at 6:30 pm

Rappler's January text poll: Bailiwicks of Duterte, Binay, Roxas

Feb 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

In the bailiwicks of other presidential candidates enough people are expressing their support to drown out the voice of the Duterte fans

Globe using new tool to fight text spam

Feb 19, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Globe says the tool has increased the daily average of blocked messages from 17 000 to 300 000

Ill-tempered import Johnson a joker off-court, but also moody

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Ivan Johnson is infamous for being intense aggressive and short tempered But the version everyone sees on the court is not all there is to him

NOT ALL INTENSITY. TNT teammates share the lighter side to banned import Ivan Johnson. Photo from PBA Images

De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

After Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban TNT s Ranidel De Ocampo hopes other imports still want to play in the PBA

IMPORTS DRIVEN AWAY? Ranidel De Ocampo (L) posts on Twitter his worry whether quality imports might still want to play in the Philippines after Ivan Johnsons ban. Photo from PBA Images

PBA players speak out on Johnson's lifetime ban on Twitter

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Players from TNT NLEX and Meralco tweet their surprise and pointed out the lack of due process in the PBA s decision to ban Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson

EJECTED. TNT import Ivan Johnson (left) is whistled for a flagrant foul penalty 1 for this elbow on Bryan Faundo. He eventually incurs his second technical foul and gets ejected, then is slapped a lifetime ban from the PBA. Photo from PBA Images