rappler.com Archives - 31 August 2015, Monday

  • 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

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  • 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...

  • #SG50: Foreign workers less welcome in Singapore?

    rappler.com 07 Aug '15, 6am

    Ayee Macaraig @ayeemacaraig Published 2:25 PM, August 07, 2015 Updated 5:12 PM, Aug 07, 2015 MORE REQUIREMENTS. Singapore tightened its immigration policy, making it more difficult to hire foreign workers including Filipinos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler SINGAPORE – Dining in Sing...

  • #SG50: What Manila can learn from Singapore, the Garden City

    rappler.com 06 Aug '15, 1pm

    Rappler.com Published 9:13 PM, August 06, 2015 Updated 9:13 PM, Aug 06, 2015 SINGAPORE – The Philippines and Singapore – geographically close, but decades apart in progress. What can Manila learn from its next-door neighbor? Ayee Macaraig reports. This is not Disneyland, but Singapore...

  • #SG50: 'Philippines can succeed like Singapore'

    rappler.com 06 Aug '15, 10am

    Ayee Macaraig @ayeemacaraig Published 6:00 PM, August 06, 2015 Updated 8:14 PM, Aug 06, 2015 GOVERNANCE 101. Singapore built a modern global city largely through effective governance and exceptional leadership. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler SINGAPORE – “Country envy” is how some Fi...

  • #SG50: Rappler Talk: Singapore's vision of a Smart Nation

    rappler.com 06 Aug '15, 9am

    So I tell my guys no, no, we are aiming to be complementary, take ideas from there, give opportunities to companies even from Silicon Valley or from anywhere else in the world and say, “This is one place where you can test the product. Proof of concept. Prototype. Make it work. If it ...

  • Singapore

    rappler.com 06 Aug '15, 6am

    From a sleepy colonial trading post to one of the world's richest and most cosmopolitan cities, tiny Singapore has come a long way in its relatively short history as a nation.

  • #SG50: The MRT in Singapore and Manila

    rappler.com 06 Aug '15, 1am

    Rica Facundo Published 9:02 AM, August 06, 2015 Updated 9:17 AM, Aug 06, 2015 Blessed with an ideal geographic location, Singapore is sheltered from nature’s wrath, a fury that the Philippines is all too familiar with. But that begs the question – how would Singapore react if a typhoo...

  • #SG50: Smart Nation: The future of Singapore's wired city

    rappler.com 05 Aug '15, 1pm

    In Singapore, this is not just the future. It is a quality of life that the city-state is beginning to make a reality with its vision of becoming the world's first Smart Nation . A country where pragmatism is a catchphrase, the Southeast Asian nation uses technology to chart the next ...

  • #SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

    rappler.com 04 Aug '15, 10pm

    Ayee Macaraig @ayeemacaraig Published 6:00 AM, August 05, 2015 Updated 8:06 AM, Aug 05, 2015 HORTICULTURAL DESTINATION. Singapore's Gardens By the Bay features tree-shaped, solar-powered vertical gardens called 'supertrees.' They form part of a nightly show of choreographed lights and...

  • Around Singapore in 16 dishes

    rappler.com 04 Aug '15, 1pm

    As a trading port throughout its history, Singapore harbored many entrepreneurial minds who peddled their wares on the streets – thus, “hawker.” This continued even until after the conclusion of World War II, when locals turned to hawking as unemployment had racked up. When industrial...