rappler.com Archives - 01 September 2014, Monday

  • 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...

  • #Suicides hit an all time high last year in Singapore

    Suicides hit all-time high in Singapore in 2012

    rappler.com 12 Jul '13, 9am

    STRESSED YOUTH. Suicide cases hit an all-time high in Singapore. Samaritans of Singapore is a non-profit organization which aims to prevent suicides by providing emotional support through private counseling and a 24-hour telephone hotline. File AFP photo/Roslan Rahman SINGAPORE – Suic...

  • Singapore chokes on haze from Indonesia forest fires

    Singapore chokes on haze from Indonesia forest fires

    rappler.com 17 Jun '13, 8am

    HAZY SKYLINE. People take pictures from a bridge of the skyline of the financial district in Singapore on June 14, 2013. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE - Air pollution from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island reached severe levels in Singapore on Monday, June 17, triggeri...

  • Cebu Pacific to use Airbus A330 for Singapore, Incheon flights

    Cebu Pacific to use Airbus A330 for Singapore, Incheon flights

    rappler.com 13 Jun '13, 12pm

    NEW PLANE. Airbus delivers Cebu Pacific's first widebody A330-300 aircraft. Photo courtesy of Airbus MANILA, Philippines - Budget carrier Cebu Pacific will be deploying the first batch of its newly acquired Airbus A330-300 long-haul aircraft for short-haul destinations starting July. ...

  • Del Monte now listed in both PH, Singapore exchanges

    rappler.com 10 Jun '13, 3am

    MANILA, Philippines - Del Monte Pacific Ltd. is now listed on both stock exchanges of the Philippines and Singapore. On Monday, June 10, Del Monte Pacific (stock code: DMPL) listed 1.298 billion shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange by way of introduction. DMPL has been listed in th...

  • Rights group to Singapore: Drop Internet rules

    Rights group to Singapore: Drop Internet rules

    rappler.com 07 Jun '13, 10am

    ‘ONEROUS REGULATIONS.’ Human Rights Watch says Singapore’s licensing rules for news websites discourage independent reporting and curb free expression. File AFP photo by Roslan Rahman SINGAPORE - Human Rights Watch urged Singapore on Friday, June 7, to drop new licensing rules for new...

  • Filipino voters in Singapore arrive in trickles - - Rappler

    Filipino voters in Singapore arrive in trickles

    rappler.com 07 May '13, 9am

    Ava Patricia Avila The past 3 Saturdays I was at the Philippine embassy as an Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) volunteer, the atmosphere had been consistently quiet. Even on weekends, voters arrive in trickles. But a surge in the number of poll-goers is anticipated in the last stretch o...

  • Singapore hit by bomb hoaxes | via @rapplerdotcom

    Singapore hit by bomb hoaxes

    rappler.com 20 Apr '13, 9am

    NO TO BOMBS. Singapore's skyline SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Singapore over an online threat to bomb several locations in the city-state in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, police said Saturday, April 20. The man, whose name and nationality were not ...

  • Singapore economy contracts 1.4% in Q1 | via @rapplerdotcom

    Singapore economy contracts 1.4% in Q1

    rappler.com 12 Apr '13, 8am

    Photo by Niti Chuysakul/Shutterstock.com SINGAPORE, Singapore - Singapore's trade-driven economy shrank in the first quarter as demand for exports remained weak, but a robust construction sector cushioned the decline, preliminary government estimates showed Friday, April 12. Gross dom...

  • Fewer jobs for foreigners, including Filipinos, in Singapore

    Fewer jobs for foreigners, including Filipinos, in Singapore

    rappler.com 08 Apr '13, 6am

    RATE OF INCREASE. The government expects the growth rate of the Singaporean workforce to slow down further in the future, hitting 1% to 2% per year, half of the 3.3% per year averaged over the last 3 decades. The population is also aging, which means a heavier economic load and more t...

  • 'From bin Laden to Facebook' debuts in Singapore via @rapplerdotcom

    'From bin Laden to Facebook' debuts in Singapore

    rappler.com 02 Apr '13, 2pm

    The behind-the-scene story of that kidnapping forms the backbone of "From bin Laden to Facebook," around which Ressa weaves the history and the evolution of the jihadi virus in the Philippines. She makes sense of it all with social network theory, to provide a broad view of a network ...