rappler.com Archives - 19 December 2014, Friday

  • Singapore activists slam 'anti-gay' speaker at EU event

    rappler.com 04 Dec '14, 9am

    LGBT RIGHTS. In this file photo taken on June 30, 2012, participants wave pink flashlights in the air at a gay rights rally called Pink Dot in central Singapore. File Photo by Stephen Morrison/ EPA SINGAPORE – Holding placards and a rainbow flag, Singapore gay rights activists on Thur...

  • Countdown to Laneway 2015: Interview with Jungle

    rappler.com 04 Nov '14, 1pm

    JUNGLE. Photo from Laneway website The countdown has begun on the region’s biggest indie music festival. The Singapore edition of Laneway 2015 happens next year on January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay. Organizers have assembled a stellar lineup of the hottest names in indie ro...

  • Pupil to represent PH at Singapore’s Sundown Festival

    rappler.com 03 Nov '14, 11am

    PUPIL. The group is one of the acts in the Sundown Festival in Singapore on November 22. Photo courtesy of Red Spade Entertainment MANILA, Philippines – Popular group Pupil is among the acts set to perform at this year’s Sundown Festival in Singapore. According to a press release, the...

  • Singapore family sends daughter to PH public school

    rappler.com 27 Oct '14, 2am

    TIGHT HUGS. The writer recounts his daughter's experience in the Philippines. Screengrab from The Strait Times MANILA, Philippines – While most tourists in the Philippines head straight for the beaches, a Singaporean family went off the beaten track for their vacation by sending their...

  • Pizza Hut Singapore apologizes for 'Pink Fat Lady' customer tag

    rappler.com 14 Oct '14, 7am

    SINGAPORE – Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a "Pink Fat Lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza for take away. Aili Si on Sunday, October 12, posted on Pizza Hut Singapore's Facebook page a photo of...

  • FULL LIST: Singapore Laneway Music Festival lineup revealed

    rappler.com 02 Oct '14, 2am

    MANILA, Philippines - The lineup specifically for the Laneway Festival in Singapore was announced on Thursday, October 2. The highly anticipated music event will be held on January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens by the The Bay in Singapore. (READ: Music fans: Laneway Festival dates revealed

  • PH singer Carlos Castaño on playing for thousands at Singapore F1 concert

    rappler.com 01 Oct '14, 10am

    SINGAPORE – The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the biggest racing events in the region, but fans also flock to the Lion City to catch the concerts by big-name international acts.(READ: Music, food, parties, races: Grand Prix Season Singapore 2014 ) CARLOS CASTAÑO. The Filipino musicia...

  • 8 quick tips: Laneway Music Festival in Singapore

    rappler.com 30 Sep '14, 11am

    The Singapore leg of St. Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival will be held next year on January 24, 2015. It’s the 5th time the festival will be held in the Lion City. Around this time, music lovers are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the lineup for the region’s biggest indie musi...

  • Concert recap: Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, John Legend, more at Singapore F1 weekend

    rappler.com 22 Sep '14, 5am

    SINGAPORE – Jennifer Lopez thrilled audiences with a racy set while Robbie Williams ignored an unexpected downpour to deliver a memorable performance in front of a sopping wet but satisfied crowd. (READ: Music, food, parties, races: Grand Prix Season Singapore 2014 ) CLOSING THE WEEKE...

  • Music fans: Laneway Festival dates revealed

    rappler.com 09 Sep '14, 4am

    LANEWAY FESTIVAL. The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay in Singapore will be the venue. Photo courtesy of Laneway Festival MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of its 10th year, the St. Jerome Laneway Festival announced Tuesday, September 9 its schedule of the festival for 2015. According to...

  • Music, food, parties, races: Grand Prix Season Singapore 2014

    rappler.com 23 Aug '14, 8am

    The 2014 Grand Prix Season Singapore is set for September 12 to 24 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It features the only Formula One nighttime street race in the world. No need to go to a far-off race track or swelter in the heat of the tropical sun. THE RACES. Photo courtesy of Sing...

  • In Numbers: PH-Singapore relations

    rappler.com 09 Aug '14, 7am

    Since then, bilateral relations of Singapore and Philippines have become stronger. From the peace agreement collaboration down to their tourism industries, here are some figures showing how Singapore and the Philippines have underpinned the growth of each economy, immigration, commerc...

  • PH 2nd overall in Singapore math contest

    rappler.com 05 Aug '14, 9am

    MANILA, Philippines – After its recent victory in several international math tilts, the Philippines pulled another feat by placing second overall at the recent 2014 International Mathematics Contest (IMC) in Singapore.

  • Singapore doubles riot police after Little India riot

    rappler.com 08 Jul '14, 5am

    PUBLIC APPEAL. In this file photo, a police sign board appeals for witnesses in Singapore's Little India district on December 11, 2013 near where an Indian national was killed in an accident which triggered a riot late on December 8. Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE – Singapore is doubling...

  • Philippines to probe 'budget' maids in Singapore

    rappler.com 30 Jun '14, 9am

    'LIKE COMMODITIES.' In Singapore, a number of agencies offer maids at discounted rates, according to an Al Jazeera report. Screen grab from www.aljazeera.com MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will investigate reports that Singaporean agencies offer Filipino maids at “discounted” r...

  • Showdown in Singapore over gay-rights rally

    rappler.com 26 Jun '14, 4am

    PINK DOT 2013. The Pink Dot rally at Singapore's Hong Lim Park, June 29, 2013. Image courtesy of Pink Dot organizers SINGAPORE – A showdown between Singapore's religious conservatives and a growing gay-rights movement is shaping up ahead of a weekend rally celebrating sexual diversity...

  • Rappler Newscast | June 20, 2014

    rappler.com 20 Jun '14, 12pm

    BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT: We’re prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisors -- up to 300 -- to assess how we can best train, advise, and support Iraqi security forces going forward. American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will h...

  • Help for Haiyan survivors from Singapore, with love

    Help for Haiyan survivors from Singapore, with love

    rappler.com 02 Mar '14, 3am

    BENEFIT CONCERT. Singaporean performers stage a concert for Typhoon Haiyan survivors dubbed "From Singapore With Love." Photo by Pamela Wildheart Pilapil MANILA, Philippines - Singaporean performer Miranda Ho Sze-Yi had second thoughts in joining a group of artists who went to Leyte a...

  • Filipino construction workers set to arrive in Singapore by March

    Filipino construction workers set to arrive in Singapore by March

    rappler.com 02 Feb '14, 3pm

    says about 15 Filipino construction workers are set to arrive in Singapore in March. The workers received their skills certification at the Overseas Testing Center (OTC) in the Philippines managed by Santarli Construction. There are plans to open 3 more OTCs in the Philippines this ye...

  • First time at Singapore's Laneway Festival

    First time at Singapore's Laneway Festival

    rappler.com 02 Feb '14, 3am

    SINGAPORE – YOLO: You only Laneway once. This was my mentality last December when I booked a flight to Singapore and bought tickets to my first ever outdoor music festival. Admittedly, I am not a fan of crowds, hate feeling sticky and knew only three bands in the lineup (my iTunes pla...

  • BuyBitcoin.ph: A Philippine Bitcoin exchange arrives:

    BuyBitcoin.ph: A Philippine Bitcoin exchange arrives

    rappler.com 13 Jan '14, 6am

    BITCOIN IN THE PHILIPPINES. BuyBitcoin.ph wants to be the Philippines' place for Bitcoin exchanges. Graphic from BuyBitcoin Facebook MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Bitcoin enthusiasts will be pleased to know that a Philippine Bitcoin exchange, BuyBitcoin.ph, is now available for use...

  • Saffiedine chops down Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore

    Saffiedine chops down Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore

    rappler.com 04 Jan '14, 8pm

    TOUGH BREAK. Pinoy MMA fighter Jon Delos Reyes walks off after being forced to tap from an armbar submission hold. Photo by Louie Jabanag SINGAPORE – Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine (15-3) scored a unanimous decision victory over a very game Hyun Gyu...

  • PCGG welcomes Singapore court decision on Marcos' Swiss funds

    PCGG welcomes Singapore court decision on Marcos' Swiss funds

    rappler.com 04 Jan '14, 3pm

    PNB WINS. The Philippine National Bank gets the legal title to former President Ferdinand Marcos' ill-gotten wealth. File photo by AFP. MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) on Saturday, January 4, welcomed the move of Singapore's top court to gra...

  • Azkals-SG friendly game raises SG$50,000 for Haiyan aid

    Azkals-SG friendly game raises SG$50,000 for Haiyan aid

    rappler.com 02 Dec '13, 2pm

    Rappler has set up a base in Tacloban to gather stories in Leyte and Eastern Samar, especially in the towns and villages that sufficient aid and most media have yet to reach. On November 14, they set out for Tacloban – by land – from our headquarters in Pasig City. The 36-hour trip to...

  • Tiwtiwong in Singapore

    Tiwtiwong in Singapore

    rappler.com 30 Nov '13, 12pm

    This year, Kawayan’s bus brought them from Sagada to Singapore. Being a part of the Philippine delegation to the 2013 Singapore Biennale, they turned one room of the Singapore Art Museum into one fun journey indeed. The AX(iS) exhibition is called "Tiwtiwong: The Odds to Unend," "tiwt...

  • Two Singaporeans arrested for hacking president's website

    Two Singaporeans arrested for hacking president's website

    rappler.com 28 Nov '13, 1pm

    SINGAPORE ‘HACKTIVISTS.’ Activist hacker group Anonymous is seen through the internet government website of Singapore Prime Minister Office circulated online on a smartphone in Singapore on November 7, 2013. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE – Two Singaporean men have been arrested...

  • Giant Louis Vuitton trunk ordered off Red Square

    Giant Louis Vuitton trunk ordered off Red Square

    rappler.com 27 Nov '13, 2pm

    TOO CLOSE TO LENIN'S TOMB: Louis Vuitton is ordered to remove a giant trunk put up on Moscow's iconic Red Square. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP MOSCOW, Russia – French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been ordered to remove a giant trunk put up on Moscow's iconic Red Square, organiser...

  • 'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert

    'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert

    rappler.com 01 Nov '13, 6am

    CYBER ATTACK. A hacker claiming to be with Anonymous hits the Straits Times for distorting the attackers' "words and intentions." SINGAPORE - Activist group Anonymous hacked a Singapore newspaper website Friday, November 1, and threatened wider cyber attacks over Internet freedom, wit...

  • What do bitcoin and remittances have in common? - Rappler #bitcoin

    What do bitcoin and remittances have in common?

    rappler.com 01 Sep '13, 3am

    Many herald the digital currency Bitcoin as the most important invention since the Internet. Lasse Birk Olesen is one of them. At a recent event at Kuppa Roastery & Café in Fort Bonifacio, the Danish entrepreneur addressed a small group of interested Bitcoiners. The August 24 audience...

  • #BalikBayan: Rica Facundo discovers her 'Filipino-ness' after living in another country. Read:

    On being Filipino abroad

    rappler.com 03 Aug '13, 3pm

    AT HOME. The author discovers how much a Filipino she is in another country. All photos by Rica Facundo SINGAPORE - Last year, I was bemused by how I felt more Filipino in Singapore than back in the Philippines. Given that I am a "foreign Filipina" born in Indonesia and attended an in...