rappler.com Archives - 24 May 2016, Tuesday

  • Esang de Torres to join 'Les Miserables' Singapore cast

    Esang de Torres to join 'Les Miserables' Singapore cast

    rappler.com 21 May '16, 7am

    Rappler.com Published 3:30 PM, May 21, 2016 Updated 3:42 PM, May 21, 2016 LITTLE COSETTE. Esang de Torres is set to be one of the alternates for Little Cosette in the Singapore production of 'Les Miserables.' File photo by Manman Dejeto MANILA, Philippines – Esang de Torres, The Voice...

  • Budget itinerary: 5 Days in Singapore for P9,500

    rappler.com 14 May '16, 1pm

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  • Singapore reports first Zika case

    rappler.com 13 May '16, 4pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 11:07 PM, May 13, 2016 Updated 8:21 AM, May 14, 2016 ZIKA. An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San Salvador, on February 3, 2016. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP SINGAPORE – Singapore said Frida...

  • Singapore Airlines full-year net profit more than doubles

    rappler.com 13 May '16, 2am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 10:00 AM, May 13, 2016 Updated 10:00 AM, May 13, 2016 SOARING. A Singapore Airlines plane departs Changi Airport in Singapore, May 9, 2012. File photo by Stephen Morrison/EPA SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines said Thursday, May 12, its full-year net pr...

  • Singapore finance minister collapses from stroke during meeting

    rappler.com 12 May '16, 12pm

    Singapore finance minister collapses from stroke during meeting (UPDATED) 54-year-old Heng Swee Keat, considered a possible successor to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is rushed to the hospital Agence France-Presse @afp Published 8:15 PM, May 12, 2016 Updated 12:00 AM, May 13, 2016 S...

  • Singapore ruling party retakes seat in by-election

    rappler.com 07 May '16, 11pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 6:31 AM, May 08, 2016 Updated 6:47 AM, May 08, 2016 Opposition Singapore Democratic Party candidate Chee Soon Juan speaks to supporters after being defeated by People's Action Party candidate Murali Pillai in a by-election for Single Member Constitu...

  • WATCH: Jessica Chastain feeds Jimmy Kimmel durian

    rappler.com 22 Apr '16, 3pm

    Rappler.com Published 11:48 PM, April 22, 2016 Updated 11:48 PM, April 22, 2016 'BLUE CHEESE OF FRUIT.' Jessica Chastain makes Jimmy Kimmel try durian, a fruit known for its strong smell, on his show. Screengrab from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live MANILA, Philippines – Jessica Chastain was...

  • WATCH: Here's #TeamCap's answer to #TeamIronMan's Eiffel Tower stunt

    rappler.com 22 Apr '16, 1pm

    Promoting #TeamIronMan in Paris, Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Emily Van Camp, and director Anthony Russo unveiled a clip showing Robert in character as Tony Stark playing with the Eiffel Tower Lights. Later, it lights up in the design of the Iron Man suit, revealing that the Iron La...

  • Singapore seeks bank details on Malaysian funds probe

    rappler.com 01 Apr '16, 9am

    Agence France-Presse Published 5:38 PM, April 01, 2016 Updated 5:38 PM, April 01, 2016 SCANDAL. A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/...

  • Century Pacific and Singapore's GIC to buy Shakey's Philippines

    rappler.com 23 Mar '16, 7am

    Chrisee Dela Paz Published 3:00 PM, March 23, 2016 Updated 3:00 PM, March 23, 2016 NEW OWNERS. Although Shakey's has new owners, its iconic logo and customer service will stay the same, says IFFSI. Photo from Shakey's Philippines Facebook page MANILA, Philippines – Conglomerate Centur...

  • Singapore blogger to pay libel damages to PM Lee over 17 years

    rappler.com 14 Mar '16, 11am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 6:15 PM, March 14, 2016 Updated 7:20 PM, March 14, 2016 LIBEL DAMAGES. Singaporean blogger Roy Ngerng speaks to reporters after his defamation trial against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, outside the Supreme Court building in Singapore, July 1, 201...

  • Australian behind Singapore 'xenophobia' site to plead guilty to sedition

    rappler.com 07 Mar '16, 10am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 6:09 PM, March 07, 2016 Updated 6:09 PM, March 07, 2016 NO TO FOREIGNERS? Anti-foreigner sentiments in Singapore have been sparked anew by a planned Philippine celebration in June. Image from Wikipedia SINGAPORE – An Australian woman accused of fann...

  • IN PHOTOS: PH band Cheats rocks Laneway Festival SG 2016

    rappler.com 07 Feb '16, 2pm

    Cheats is an eight-piece act consisting of vocalists Jim Bacarro, Saab Magalona-Bacarro, and Candy Gamos; guitarists Ernest Aguila, Mau Torralba, and Jason Caballa; bassist Manny Tanglao; and drummer Enzo Hermosa – plus Kyle Quismundo guesting on keys. They happened to be the first ev...

  • Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to 1MDB probe

    rappler.com 01 Feb '16, 1pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 9:15 PM, February 01, 2016 Updated 9:15 PM, February 01, 2016 The 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo is seen on a billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange under-development site in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP ...

  • Singapore Airlines adds flights, launches new destination

    rappler.com 06 Jan '16, 7am

    Düsseldorf will also become the newest destination in the SIA network starting Thursday, July 21. Flights to Düsseldorf will be operated 3 times weekly with the all-new Airbus A350-900 fitted with Singapore Airlines’ latest cabin products.

  • Singapore shares food, culture and friendship for 50th anniversary

    rappler.com 22 Dec '15, 12am

    Singapore shares food, culture and friendship for 50th anniversary Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence by sharing with Filipinos the best of what Singapore has to offer Firas Abboud and Ana Vasquez Published 8:07 AM, December 22, 2015 Updated 8:07 AM, December 22, 2015 HANDS...

  • Bitcoin's 'blockchain' tech may transform banking

    rappler.com 19 Dec '15, 6am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 2:25 PM, December 19, 2015 Updated 2:27 PM, December 19, 2015 NEW YORK, USA – The technology that drives the shadowy cryptocurrency bitcoin is drawing interest from the established banking industry, which sees a potential to revolutionize the sector...

  • PH maid says Singapore couple starved her to 29 kg

    rappler.com 15 Dec '15, 12pm

    PH maid says Singapore couple starved her to 29 kg Thelma Gawidan, 40, tells a trial court that she was only fed instant noodles and bread twice a day in a condominium at the posh Orchard Road area Agence France-Presse @afp Published 7:40 PM, December 15, 2015 Updated 7:40 PM, Decembe...

  • Singapore daily names Lee Kuan Yew its 'Asian of the Year'

    rappler.com 05 Dec '15, 9am

    Singapore daily names Lee Kuan Yew its 'Asian of the Year' 'Few Asians have made such an impact as Mr Lee. His passing was a reminder of how big a role he played in steering and shaping modern Singapore,' says the award citation Agence France-Presse @afp Published 5:16 PM, December 05...

  • Singapore Airlines flight from US gets bomb threat

    rappler.com 22 Nov '15, 2pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 10:08 PM, November 22, 2015 Updated 10:10 PM, November 22, 2015 AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by EPA/Rungroj Yongrit SINGAPORE – A Si...

  • 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...