rappler.com Archives - 20 February 2013, Wednesday

  • In Singapore, a country where 20% of the pop will be at least 65 years old by 2030, gov't pays couples to have kids.

    Life and Style wRap: Baby boom, miniature festival, and more

    rappler.com 27 Jan '13, 9am

    A BABY BOOM is sorely needed in Singapore. Photo from the Asian Babies Facebook page MANILA, Philippines - Here are Life and Style stories you might have missed from the week of January 21 to 26: Singapore increases cash gifts for parents of newborn babies In Singapore, a country wher...

  • Singapore wins AFF Suzuki Cup

    Singapore wins AFF Suzuki Cup

    rappler.com 22 Dec '12, 2pm

    SUZUKI CUP. Thai football player Panupong Wongsa (R) battles for the ball with Mohammad Khairul Amari Kamal of Singapore (L) during their AFF Suzuki football Cup final second leg in Bangkok on December 22, 2012. Photo from AFP BANGKOK, Thailand - Singapore lifted the AFF Suzuki Cup fo...

  • Historic game - [LIVE BLOG] Azkals vs Singapore: Suzuki Cup Semis 2012 Leg 2 via @rapplerdotcom

    [AS IT HAPPENED] Azkals vs Singapore: Suzuki Cup Semis 2012 Leg 2

    rappler.com 12 Dec '12, 11am

    MANILA, Philippines - All roads lead to Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore as the Philippine Azkals face the Singapore Lions in the second leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals, with the winner of the tie expected to face either defending champion Malaysia or 3-time champions Thailand in...

  • Singapore Speaker resigns in fresh sex scandal

    rappler.com 12 Dec '12, 6am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's parliamentary Speaker announced his resignation Wednesday, December 12, after admitting an extramarital affair, in the latest sex scandal to hit the city-state, local media reported. Michael Palmer, 44, a married father of one who was sworn in as Speaker in Oct...

  • Psy admits he gets sick of 'Gangnam Style': SINGAPORE – South Korean pop music sensation Psy admitted Saturday,...

    Psy admits he gets sick of 'Gangnam Style'

    rappler.com 01 Dec '12, 2pm

    VIRAL. South Korean rapper Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs "Gangnam Style" in front of a crowd during a flashmob on November 5, 2012 in Paris. The video to "Gangnam Style" went viral after its July release, becoming the second most viewed clip in YouTube history, where it h...

  • [LIVE BLOG] Azkals vs Singapore FIFA friendly: The Philippine men's

    [LIVE BLOG] Azkals vs Singapore FIFA friendly

    rappler.com 15 Nov '12, 10am

    The Philippine men's football team faces off with Singapore in Cebu City on Thursday, November 15, in their final leg of preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup. It is Cebu's first time to host an international friendly. The two sides met last September which ended in a 2-0 victory for th...

  • PH allows export of dolphins to Singapore

    rappler.com 18 Oct '12, 11am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government said Thursday, October 18, it has approved the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore after a ban on their transport to a giant casino chain was lifted. Animal rights activists filed a civil suit against the government last week, preven...

  • Court halts dolphin export to Singapore

    rappler.com 13 Oct '12, 10am

    MANILA, Philippines - A court has blocked the export of 25 captive dolphins trained in the Philippines to become show animals at a Singapore casino, a Filipino official and animal rights groups said on Saturday, October 13. A civil suit filed by the rights groups alleged the traffic i...

  • Singapore economy shrinks but avoids recession

    rappler.com 12 Oct '12, 6am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's economy shrank by 1.5% in the third quarter but avoided a technical recession after growth in the previous three months was adjusted upwards, government figures showed Friday. The Ministry of Trade and Industry said the export-driven city-state was still on tra...

  • Double-check that bag: Louis Vuitton most faked brand in the Philippines

    Most faked brands in PH: Louis Vuitton, Lee, Jansport, medicines

    rappler.com 30 Sep '12, 2am

    MANILA, Philippines - Louis Vuitton is the most counterfeited brand in the Philippines. Goods with the famous Monogram Canvas associated with exclusivity, wealth and status, and frequently seen adorning the hottest celebrities, topped the faked brands seized by authorities in various ...

  • Singapore contradicts PH on West PH Sea 'support'

    Singapore contradicts PH on West PH Sea 'support'

    rappler.com 10 Sep '12, 1pm

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore. MANILA, Philippines - Singapore is not changing its stance on the issue of the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea territorial disputes, contradicting earlier announcements made by the Philippine government that the city-state is backing it up in...

  • Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam support PH in sea dispute - Aquino

    rappler.com 09 Sep '12, 4pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Some neighbors in Southeast Asia have expressed their support for the Philippines regarding the territorial dispute involving China at the South China Sea (also called West Philippine Sea). "The leaders of Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam have extended their warm...

  • Azkals make history, beat Singapore 2-0. Read: by @csmrap

    Azkals make history, beat Singapore 2-0

    rappler.com 07 Sep '12, 2pm

    AZKALS CAPTAIN Chieffy Caligdong, one of the scorers against Singapore. Photo from Azkals official website MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Azkals made history by beating Singapore for the first time and on their home turf 2-0 on Friday, September 7. In the second of a series of t...

  • GOAL! SIN 0 - 2 PHL! Catch up on the Azkals vs Singapore game through our LIVE BLOG:

    LIVE BLOG: Azkals vs Singapore

    rappler.com 07 Sep '12, 11am

    MANILA, Philippines - After a 0-0 draw in Cambodia, the Philippine Azkals play Singapore in another international friendly as part of their Asian tour before the AFC championship in November.

  • Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

    Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

    rappler.com 01 Sep '12, 3am

    SINGAPORE, Singapore - All parents want to prepare their children for the future. For some expatriate parents in Singapore that means teaching their children Mandarin. As far back as 25 years ago, US investor Jim Rogers already believed China would be the next economic superpower and ...

  • Ad in Singapore tells couples: Love your country? Make a baby

    Love your country? Make a baby, ad tells Singaporeans

    rappler.com 20 Aug '12, 10am

    MANILA, Philippines - To show one's love for country, why not make a baby? This is the idea behind an ad campaign for a candy brand in Singapore, launched in time for Singapore's National Day (August 9), which has been going viral in the city-state. It was mainly for the launch of Men...

  • Singapore High Court awards Marcos millions to Philippine National Bank

    Court awards Marcos' $23-M to PH bank

    rappler.com 16 Aug '12, 7am

    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos during a March 1985 interview with the Agence France-Presse at Malacañang Palace in Manila. FILE/AFP/ROMEO GACAD SINGAPORE - Singapore's High Court has ruled that more than US$23 million (P974.29 million) seized from the estate of late Philippine ...