rappler.com Archives - 04 August 2015, Tuesday

  • Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take name off crocodile handbag

    rappler.com 29 Jul '15, 3am

    Agence France-Presse Published 10:47 AM, July 29, 2015 Updated 12:22 PM, Jul 29, 2015 JANE BIRKIN. The actress and singer wants her name removed from Hermes' iconic handbag. File Photo from EPA PARIS, France – British singer Jane Birkin has asked luxury manufacturer Hermes to remove h...

  • Singapore, Indonesia step up cooperation against ISIS

    rappler.com 28 Jul '15, 11am

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 7:19 PM, July 28, 2015 Updated 7:19 PM, Jul 28, 2015 Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shake hands after a joint news conference at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, on July 28 2015. Ph...

  • Singapore jails Indonesian for SEA Games match-fixing

    rappler.com 21 Jul '15, 10am

    Agence France-Presse Published 5:48 PM, July 21, 2015 Updated 5:48 PM, Jul 21, 2015 Frangcyatma Alves of East Timor (L) challenges for the ball against Pham Duc Huy of Vietnam (R) during their first round football match at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on Jun...

  • 'Poisoned' durian candy contaminated with bacteria – DOH

    rappler.com 16 Jul '15, 9am

    'Poisoned' durian candy contaminated with bacteria – DOH Wendy's Durian Candy tests positive for staphylococcus bacteria. One of the victims is still in the hospital but will be discharged soon. Rappler.com Published 5:56 PM, July 16, 2015 Updated 6:06 PM, July 16, 2015 CANDYMAKER. We...

  • Startup ecosystem: 4 cues PH can take from Singapore

    rappler.com 16 Jul '15, 6am

    FUTURE EXPANSION. Photo from Tech in Asia. “I have to admit, the government has lagged behind in its understanding and support for the [startup] sector. That’s definitely something we’d like to change going forward,” Philippine Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said during his opening r...

  • FDA probes 2 Davao facilities over durian candy poisoning

    rappler.com 13 Jul '15, 6am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating two candy manufacturing facilities in Davao City as possible sources of the durian candies that poisoned 1,925 people – mostly students in the Caraga region last week. Maria Lourdes Santiago, acting deputy g...

  • Durian candymaker's permit suspended over poisoning incident

    rappler.com 12 Jul '15, 9am

    Durian candymaker's permit suspended over poisoning incident The business permit of Wendy's Durian Candy is ordered suspended following food poisoning incidents Editha Caduaya Published 5:15 PM, July 12, 2015 Updated 5:15 PM, July 12, 2015 'DURIAN CANDY' POISONING. The alleged Durian ...

  • 'Sorry,' says durian candy maker over poisoning incident

    rappler.com 11 Jul '15, 2pm

    Editha Caduaya Published 10:22 PM, July 11, 2015 Updated 10:41 PM, July 11, 2015 CANDYMAKER. Wendy's Durian Candy manufacturer Janet Aquino holds up the product tag of their durian candy. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The manufacturer of the candy that down...

  • Acting Davao mayor orders probe into durian candy poisoning

    rappler.com 10 Jul '15, 4pm

    Editha Z. Caduaya Published 12:29 AM, July 11, 2015 Updated 12:33 AM, July 11, 2015 'DURIAN CANDY' POISONING. The alleged Durian candy that poisoned hundreds of people in Surigao del Sur towns. Photo by Jude Ramos/Cortes DRRMO DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Dute...

  • ‘Durian candy’ poisons hundreds in 6 Surigao del Sur towns

    rappler.com 10 Jul '15, 4am

    ‘Durian candy’ poisons hundreds in 6 Surigao del Sur towns Victims, mostly elementary school students, from the towns of Lianga, San Agustin, Tago, and Marihatag, and Tandag City suffer from vomiting and dizziness after eating durian candy David Lozada @@iamdavidlozada Published 12:45...

  • #Balikbayan: The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

    The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

    rappler.com 02 Jul '15, 12pm

    Part of what feeds the foodie industry is being able to reimagine traditional food in new ways or reinvent the experience of eating your favourite food. Take the popular brunch culture in Singapore for example. While inspired by the British, it has become a permanent weekend fixture f...

  • NAIA 3 steps up with Singapore Airlines' SilverKris lounge

    rappler.com 02 Jul '15, 5am

    Chris Schnabel Published 1:07 PM, July 02, 2015 Updated 4:15 PM, July 02, 2015 STEPPING UP. Travelers on suites, first, or business class, or members of the PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold departing on Singapore Airlines operated flights, as well as STAR Alliance Gold card members c...

  • Singapore PM grilled by activist in defamation case

    rappler.com 01 Jul '15, 1pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Published 8:50 PM, July 01, 2015 Updated 9:15 PM, July 01, 2015 CORRUPTION ACCUSATION. Lee sued Ngerng in May 2014 after the blogger accused him of misusing public funds. Photo by EPA SINGAPORE – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong insisted he was defame...

  • Tasting durian, the 'king of fruits'

    rappler.com 20 Jun '15, 5am

    Tasting durian, the 'king of fruits' Have you ever tried durian? The 'King of Fruits' is a popular delicacy in many Southeast Asian countries Henrylito D. Tacio Updated 12:11 PM, June 20, 2015 All photos by Henrylito D Tacio DAVAO CITY, Phiippines – Davao City is known not only for it...

  • Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings

    rappler.com 13 Jun '15, 6pm

    Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings Thailand pushed ahead of host nation Singapore on Saturday, amassing a total of 78 gold medals to Singapore's 74 ahead of the highly anticipated football final Agence France-Presse @afp Updated 2:05 AM, June 14, 2015 Thailand...

  • Flags at half-mast as Singapore mourns Malaysia quake victims

    rappler.com 08 Jun '15, 4am

    MINUTE OF SILENCE. Participants pause for a minute's silence during the start of the gymnastic events at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 8, 2015. Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE (UPDATED) – Flags flew at half-mast and the glittering Southeast Asian Games pa...

  • SEA Games: Singapore athlete involved in fatal accident

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 3pm

    Agence France-Presse @afp Updated Jun 07, 2015, 11:38 PM SINGAPORE - A Singaporean athlete at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is in hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash which also killed his brother, reports said on Sunday. Sepak takraw player Muhammad Azreen Sairud...

  • Singapore in mourning after students killed on Malaysia peak

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 12pm

    RESCUE. A Singaporean student is being carried by local people during a rescue mission for more than 130 climbers stranded by an earthquake that rocked Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu. Photo from EPA/MALAYSIA INFORMATION MINISTRY OF SABAH SINGAPORE – Singapore has declared Monday, June 8, a...

  • Singapore says 5 school students, 1 teacher killed in Sabah quake

    rappler.com 07 Jun '15, 6am

    DEADLY BACKDROP. The Malaysian flag hangs with a back drop of the Kinabalu Mountain as a rescue mission continues for more than 130 climbers stranded on one of Southeast Asia's highest mountains after an earthquake, Sabah, in Kundasang, Malaysia, 06 June 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA KUNDASA...

  • [Rappler] Huawei launches P8 in Singapore

    Huawei launches P8 in Singapore

    rappler.com 06 Jun '15, 11am

    Rappler covered Huawei's South Asia launch of its brand new P8 smartphone during the CommunicAsia 2014 expo in Singapore on June 2. Also on display during the launch was Huawei's line of wearables. There was the Talkband B2, a smart band that can detach to become a headset. The Talkba...

  • Azkals fall to Singapore in SEA Games opener

    rappler.com 01 Jun '15, 2pm

    JP Oracion Updated Jun 01, 2015, 10:41 PM Sheikh Abdul Hadi of Singapore celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal against the Philippines. Screenshot from YouTube The U23 Philippine national football team started their SEA Games campaign with a slim 1-0 loss against host Singapore at Jal...

  • U-23 Azkals coach Maro eyes Singapore revenge 24 years later

    rappler.com 31 May '15, 2pm

    Manolo Pedralvez Updated May 31, 2015, 10:37 PM “The boys are physically and psychologically prepared for this game,” says coach Marlon Maro. Photo by Mickey Sanchez SINGAPORE - Knowing how vital their next match against Singapore is, head coach Marlon Maro shared his experience with ...

  • Family prepares for Mary Jane Veloso's final day

    rappler.com 28 Apr '15, 2am

    LAST CHANCE. Darling Veloso (R), arrives in Cilacap, Central Java, to see her sister, Mary Jane, before her scheduled execution. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos/Rappler CILACAP, Indonesia – It's early Tuesday morning, April 28, and Maritess Veloso-Laurente is doing things she hoped she nev...

  • Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

    rappler.com 14 Apr '15, 6am

    VIRAL DILEMMA. The photo of the Singapore math problem that went viral in social media over the weekend. Image courtesy Kenneth Kong/Facebook SINGAPORE – A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world...

  • Filipino nurse in Singapore charged with sedition

    rappler.com 07 Apr '15, 12pm

    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 by his count...

  • Two Filipinos win gold at Singapore Track Championships

    rappler.com 04 Apr '15, 2pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine tracksters picked up two gold medals even as Asian Games champion Maria Natalya Londa of Indonesia won a showdown with two Filipina rivals at Saturday's 77th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships. Julian Fuentes towed Janry Ubas and Benigno Mara...

  • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

    rappler.com 26 Feb '15, 2am

    In this file photo, Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks in Singapore 20 March 2013. Stephen Morrision/EPA SINGAPORE (UPDATED) – Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumo...

  • 7 Filipino art pieces at Art Stage Singapore 2015

    rappler.com 14 Feb '15, 5am

    REFLECTION. Photos by Duffie Hufana Osental Olivia D'Aboville - 'Ocean' at Altro Mondo CLEAR BLUE WATER. This is Olivia D'Aboville's "Ocean." Photos by Duffie Hufana Osental Filipino-French artist Olivia D'Aboville is known for incorporating textile techniques in her projects – whethe...

  • Filipino music fans make the trip to Laneway 2015

    rappler.com 27 Jan '15, 8am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Singapore leg of the Laneway Music Festival, held January 24 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, brought a solid 13,000-strong crowd from all over the world – including a fun Filipino contingent. (IN PHOTOS: 14 highlights, Singapore's Laneway Music Festival 2015

  • IN PHOTOS: 14 highlights, Singapore's Laneway Music Festival 2015

    rappler.com 26 Jan '15, 1pm

    A total of about 13,000 fans from Singapore and across the region trooped to the Meadow at Gardens By The Bay for a full day’s celebration of music. This is 3,000 more than the turnout last year. It was the first time since the event was first held in the Lion City in 2011 that ticket...