rappler.com Archives - 14 October 2015, Wednesday

  • Singapore screens hundreds after hepatitis C outbreak

    rappler.com 09 Oct '15, 7am

    Singapore screens hundreds after hepatitis C outbreak The state-run Singapore General Hospital says 678 patients as well as 273 medical workers are being contacted to be screened for the virus Agence France-Presse Published 3:24 PM, October 09, 2015 Updated 3:24 PM, October 09, 2015 S...

  • Singapore banks urged to curtail loans to haze-linked firms

    rappler.com 09 Oct '15, 7am

    Singapore banks urged to curtail loans to haze-linked firms An umbrella group of local and foreign banks in smog-hit Singapore has urged members to make 'sustainable development' part of their lending requirements, stepping up pressure on companies linked to land-clearing fires in Ind...

  • Singapore air quality now 'hazardous' over Indonesia fires

    rappler.com 24 Sep '15, 5pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 1:56 PM, September 24, 2015 Updated 12:10 AM, September 25, 2015 VERY UNHEALTHY. Singapore's air quality reached 'very unhealthy' levels on its third week of being covered in smog. Photo by EPA SINGAPORE (2nd UPDATE) – Singapore's air quality worsen...

  • Laneway Festival SG releases 2016 lineup, including PH band Cheats

    rappler.com 22 Sep '15, 10am

    Laneway has been known to host up-and-coming musicians at the cusp of fame and acclaim, apart from cult-favorite performers. As the website says, the festival “is about leading new and revered seminal music.” In recent years, the Singapore leg of the Australia-based festival has suppo...

  • Singapore ruling party stages crushing election win

    rappler.com 11 Sep '15, 4pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 3:45 AM, September 12, 2015 Updated 9:44 AM, September 12, 2015 NEW GOVERNMENT. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is also secretary general of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is hoisted on the shoulders of his supporters after b...

  • Singapore's most competitive polls: What's at stake?

    rappler.com 11 Sep '15, 3am

    Singapore's most competitive polls: What's at stake? The outcome of Singapore's general election will determine the future of its political system, succession, and impact on the region's democracy and stability Ayee Macaraig @ayeemacaraig Published 11:27 AM, September 11, 2015 Updated...

  • Singapore votes as opposition seeks end of one-party dominance

    rappler.com 11 Sep '15, 12am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 8:15 AM, September 11, 2015 Updated 10:02 AM, September 11, 2015 SNAP ELECTION. Supporters oF various political parties display party flags on Nomination Day ahead of a September 11 snap general election in Singapore on September 1, 2015. File photo...

  • Stay indoors: Indonesia smog hits Singapore, Malaysia

    rappler.com 08 Sep '15, 11am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 7:08 PM, September 08, 2015 Updated 7:12 PM, September 08, 2015 SMOG. Forest fires have caused widespread smog across the country and neighboring nations. Photo by AFP JAKARTA, Indonesia – Smog from forest fires in Indonesia on Tuesday, September 8,...

  • Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts

    rappler.com 01 Sep '15, 8am

    Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts The opposition hopes to improve on the 7 seats it gained in the 2011 elections Agence France-Presse @afp Published 4:49 PM, September 01, 2015 Updated 4:49 PM, Sep 01, 2015 NOMINATION DAY. Singapore's People's Action Pa...

  • Learn from Singapore, but PH should chart own course

    rappler.com 28 Aug '15, 11am

    We are not Singapore, the United States, or (insert name of some progressive eco-friendly Scandinavian country here). We did not experience decades of “benevolent dictatorship” as Singaporeans have. We did not develop a robust economic and cultural machine as the Americans have, comin...

  • A 10-day sports extravaganza awaits in Singapore

    A 10-day sports extravaganza awaits in Singapore

    rappler.com 28 Aug '15, 9am

    MANILA, Philippines - Singapore’s winning sporting streak continues with the upcoming BNP Paribas Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 23 to November 1, 2015. In a culmination of what has been an exciting sea...

  • WATCH: UAAP players try Pinoy tongue twisters

    rappler.com 28 Aug '15, 7am

    Boss for Mobile Readiness The modern lifestyle thrives in a mobile world. The Boss for Mobile Readiness makes their product or service accessible anytime and anywhere. It's a swipe in the right direction! Boss for E-Commerce The Internet's vast network conveniently connects businesses...

  • Man in Singapore arrested for slashing Pinay's throat

    rappler.com 26 Aug '15, 12pm

    Man in Singapore arrested for slashing Pinay's throat The 41-year-old suspect, believed to be the victim's ex-boyfriend, slashes the Filipina in the throat, wrist and palms Rappler.com Published 8:00 PM, August 26, 2015 Updated 8:00 PM, Aug 26, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina do...

  • Filipino nurse charged with sedition in Singapore pleads guilty

    rappler.com 26 Aug '15, 10am

    RACIST COMMENT? Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook SINGAPORE – A Filipino nurse who insulted Singaporeans online and called for the takeover of the city-state pleaded guil...

  • SG50: Singapore-Philippines cultural evening in Manila

    rappler.com 25 Aug '15, 9am

    The Bayanihan is the oldest dance company in the Philippines. A multi-award winning company, both nationally and internationally, Bayanihan is renowned as the depository of almost all Filipino dances, dress and songs. Founded by Dr. Helena Z. Benitez in 1956, Bayanihan, was officially...

  • Singapore dissolves parliament, to hold election

    rappler.com 25 Aug '15, 7am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 3:12 PM, August 25, 2015 Updated 3:27 PM, Aug 25, 2015 In this file picture taken on April 7, 2014, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Malaysia's administrative capital in Putrajaya. Mohd Rasfan/File/AFP SINGAPORE (UPDATED) – Singapore’s pa...

  • Singapore PM defends immigration policy ahead of general election

    rappler.com 23 Aug '15, 4pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 12:00 AM, August 24, 2015 Updated 9:20 AM, Aug 24, 2015 PRESS CONFERENCE. In this file picture taken on April 7, 2014, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong smiles as he speaks during a joint press conference. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP SINGAP...

  • Singapore botches ex-leader's name on historic currency package

    rappler.com 21 Aug '15, 5am

    Singapore botches ex-leader's name on historic currency package The name of the late president Yusof Ishak is misspelled on the cover folder containing the Sg$50 and Sg$10 commemorative notes Agence France-Presse @afp Published 1:44 PM, August 21, 2015 Updated 1:50 PM, Aug 21, 2015 SI...

  • PH tops Singapore Math Olympiad; Pinoy kid gets perfect score

    rappler.com 20 Aug '15, 6am

    PRESS RELEASE: Nine-year-old Filbert Ephraim Wu gets a perfect score at the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge – the only one among hundreds of contestants from different parts of the world

  • Filipino maid in Singapore accused of stealing winning lottery ticket

    rappler.com 16 Aug '15, 4am

    MANILA, Philippines – An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) working as a domestic helper in Singapore says she's innocent of stealing a lottery ticket that has won SG$2.3 million (P75.6 million). The Straits Times reported Saturday, August 15 that Filipino domestic worker identified only ...

  • SHORT FILM: The Violin

    rappler.com 15 Aug '15, 2pm

    Throughout this animated film, the violin is present in different stages of Singapore, from the bustling 1930s to the dark days of the Japanese Occupation, followed by the sweeping political changes that lead to its independence and eventual prosperity. –

  • A note to Filipinos in Singapore: Please, don't call me Sir

    rappler.com 12 Aug '15, 1am

    Clement Mesenas Published 9:32 AM, August 12, 2015 Updated 9:32 AM, Aug 12, 2015 “Oh Mercedes, what color? Red?” “No lah, white.” “OK, what time you fetch me?” “Two can?” “Ok, I wait you backside my block.” And so on. It’s a strange conversation, but heck, it gets results and that’s w...

  • Singapore turns 50 with huge parade, tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

    rappler.com 09 Aug '15, 5am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 9:55 PM, August 09, 2015 Updated 10:05 PM, Aug 09, 2015 GRAND 50TH. A fireworks display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations. Singapore is celebrating its golden jubilee with a yearlong national campaign titled 'SG5...

  • #SG50 - Previous Articles

    rappler.com 09 Aug '15, 1am

    Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Rappler comes from the root words "rap" (to discuss) + "ripple" (to make waves).

  • #SG50: Filipinos: Governance is best lesson from Singapore

    rappler.com 08 Aug '15, 10pm

    My exposure here in Singapore helped me a lot in terms of dealing with guests or people from all walks of life, people from all over the world. When I was working in Manila, it was different because you were working with Filipinos as well so the environment was different so even the p...

  • #SG50: In Singapore, gay activism is family-friendly

    rappler.com 08 Aug '15, 4pm

    Ayee Macaraig @ayeemacaraig Published 11:50 PM, August 08, 2015 Updated 11:57 PM, Aug 08, 2015 INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE. Pink Dot SG invites families, friends, and straight individuals to join the LGBT in promoting 'the freedom to live.' File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA SINGAPORE – “I want ...

  • #SG50: Filipinos in Singapore: Top chef, managers, go-getters

    rappler.com 08 Aug '15, 3am

    EXECUTIVE CHEF. Filipino Karla Mendoza is one of the few female executive chefs in Singapore, running Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler SINGAPORE – “Oh my God. I forgot the yeast!” Chef Karla Mendoza was in a panic in the early days of Pizzeria Mozza at t...

  • Singapore, Manila and my dear Dhory

    rappler.com 08 Aug '15, 2am

    Singapore, Manila and my dear Dhory A Singaporean investment specialist talks fondly about her yaya Dhory – how she became her friend and confidante as she battled stress and boys in school Priscilla Han Published 10:00 AM, August 08, 2015 Updated 10:25 AM, Aug 08, 2015 Sitting at the...

  • VLOG: #SG50 concert at the Singapore Sports Hub

    rappler.com 07 Aug '15, 1pm

    Rappler's Natashya Gutierrez is at the #SG50 concert in the Singapore Sports Hub, where the city-state celebrates its 50th anniversary through song and dance in a sea of red and gold.

  • #SG50: My Singapore and the spirit of honest questioning

    rappler.com 07 Aug '15, 9am

    About a year ago, an American expatriate friend mentioned that he lived near Kim Seng Road in Singapore. He liked the neighborhood, he said, but was surprised by the number of young people who thronged the area on the weekend. Laughing, I pointed out that he had unwittingly moved near...