Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.
Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga. Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry.
In the aftermath of Ferdinand Marcos' surprise burial, the old battlecry of martial law activists is resurrected as victims and human rights leaders speak against historical revisionism
Help could not get to a woman about to give birth in Isabela. A mobile phone call became her lifeline.
According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte, Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die.
Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding-in-tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home. She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs.
Ask them if they are afraid, and they will hesitate, and then they will say no. It is not dangerous, said a young tricycle driver who knew Jerome. You will be safe, for as long as you are good.
Senator Serge Osmeña III, three-time senator, self-proclaimed liberal, martial law detainee, 14th in the senatorial race, speaks to Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista on what it means to say goodbye
Follow the life and trials of a woman whose battle with hunger is staged daily in a sugarcane farm
The PNP Special Action Force marks the first year 44 of their brethren were killed in the Mamasapano clash
Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016
The cerebral, calculating Floyd Mayweather versus the crowd-pleasing slugger Manny Pacquiao. Who will win on May 2?
At least 3 civilians die as a result of the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano. Mohammad Ambilang is the last – and his family blames his death on the lone survivor of the 55th Special Action Force
Families caught in the crossfire of rival Moro groups speak of burning homes and lost livelihoods
What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words, songs, and sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?
Edgardo Almazan lost his wife and 3 children to a typhoon called Yolanda. One year after, he waits for them to come home.
In 2006, a mother lost her children to flood-driven lahar from Mayon. Today, she slowly builds her life back at the foot of the volcano.
Evacuees are still dying almost one year after the Zamboanga siege. This is the story of Sameer Abdulla, one of the youngest casualties of a forgotten war.
Their sons have been killed, their homes have been razed, they wake to nightmares and run at the sound of helicopters overhead. They don’t blame the military. They don’t blame the rebels. Mostly, they blame themselves.
In this Rappler documentary by Patricia Evangelista and Ana P. Santos, a family speaks of the price that must be paid when motherhood means choosing to leave
As a debutante, former SEC Commissioner Jenny Cueto received a very unlikely gift from her father: a vehicle to achieve financial freedom
A follow-up on Rappler's short documentary 'Three Days." Here's how donors and volunteers can help.
In their sleep, they try to forget the physical pains of hunger and the problems that await them tomorrow
Watch Maria Ressa in this Rappler documentary on an election of firsts – the Indonesian elections – held last July 9. What's in store for a country with a new dream?
After her organic farm of 30 years was destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan, Martina Rayna used her resources to generate jobs and money for her 28 employees. This is her story.
This is the story of Jaime Bontoc, a survivor of super typhoon Haiyan
Ken Nodado is a 22 year old tricycle driver who saw his house crushed by two ships after typhoon Yolanda.
In this short documentary profile by Patricia Evangelista, Rappler tells the love story of a bisexual father and the daughter he named after Cleopatra.
Dodong Celis hauled 18 people to safety after he leaped to the concrete balcony of a nearby building. His wife was the only casualty. This is the story he wrote after the storm.
This is not the story of a storm, so much as it is a story of what happens to those who survive, and wish they never did
The men start coming. They say they want haircuts. Their houses may fall, their businesses may be lost, but, by God, the men of Guiuan will look good.
Nieves Nerja walks 8 hours daily to visit the corpse of her dead son, waiting to find out where in the mass grave of hundred she can light a candle for Oscar
Rodolfo Abuyot has a message for his sister Aiza, who does not know whether her mother and nine brothers and sisters survived the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda
Bombs fall from the sky. Blood spatters like rain. A small boy is killed with a bullet in his head. His name was Eithan Ando, and this is his story.
There is a price to any war, and in the dim light of the Mercedes Public Cementery, far away from the flag-wrapped coffins of the young soldiers who offered their lives to the Republic, lie 11 faceless men who may or may not have chosen to pay that price
It was Michelle who taught Eithan the words to Zamboanga Hermosa. Every child of Zamboanga learns it, as she learned it herself.
9 months pregnant, Sheila Arnado escaped Sta. Barbara barefoot and followed by gunfire. She waits to give birth to her child, knowing there is no home to bring her infant to.
In the coastal villages of Zamboanga City, men from the PNP's Special Action Force hunker in detachments during air strikes and sniper operations. For them, ordinary comes daily with the sound of gunfire.
Young cooperative worker in Negros reflects on her father's murder after a successful and profitable land reform process
Factory technician slams Coke's performance rating system as a union-busting scheme
Agency worker helps form the first union in an industrial estate in Cebu
A migrant student who is on-the-job demands more school and less work
Labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice
Six years and two months after the disappearance of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, Gen Jovito Palparan remains at large