While analysts and statisticians crunch the numbers, there are little known wage earners who gather the data: field interviewers
Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal are selected to cover the world's largest anti-corruption conference in Malaysia in September
Were laborers among President Benigno Aquino III's bosses?
Part of the government's commitment to uphold international labor standards is monitoring and regulating businesses so that jobs created are not mere sources of income but are also safe, secure, and decent
Migrant workers' rights advocate Susan 'Toots' Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment
'There’s nothing [here], that’s why they run to Indonesia.... All I want that somebody helps us. We just want our family to come home.'
Handliners are often subjected to hazardous working conditions, sleeping in cramped quarters with no clean and adequate water months away from home
Notwithstanding allegations against her, there is no justification for the heartless and brutal slay of Batangueña journalist Melinda 'Mei' Magsino
Maritess Veloso Laurente, sister of the OFW on Indonesia's death row, wants to return to Bahrain through the legal process: 'Ayaw ko magaya sa kapatid ko.'
Unit buyers claim the loan obtained by the developer was at the expense of people who were simply trying to find a place they could call home
The procurement of medicines by local governments has been a major source of corruption, politicking, and even risk to doctors' lives
Nene Lichauco of Bgy Bel-Air in Makati City has served for 30 years as village chief but corruption charges haunt her
The challenge hounding DOH and the FDA is finding the balance between innovation and sound regulation
Contrasting claims about the pros and cons of e-cigarettes leave government in a quandary
Rappler takes a look back at the Aquino administration's healthcare agenda
Angelo Valencia finds purpose in shifting from corporate law to building classrooms for the benefit of children in far-flung areas
Pneumonia is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the Philippines
Two Filipinos overcome financial hurdles and graduate with honors in US military schools, while another cadet enters this year
Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures
'It will never be the same,' says passenger Marlon Bo. 'The knowledge that life is uncertain changes a man.'
'The moment that we (LGBTs) step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy, we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype'
Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction
This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling
They are citizens who are aware government aid can only go so far, and the rest is almost always up to them
Thanks to the nomination of a fellow development worker, Fr Edwin Gariguez was awarded the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize with an award of US$150,000 for the furtherance of his cause
We are now able to enter what used to be the exclusive domain of the media. More importantly, we are able to set the agenda according to what matters to us, and frame the agenda in a way that it reflects our collective voice.