Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency. It ill-prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Vitug will chair the 3-member panel
Ivan Vitug, Adrian Semblante, and Manny Tardio of the National Capital Region are gunning for a 3-peat this year
'It's really seeking a place, a balanced relationship, between the US and China and Russia,' Ambassador-designate to China Chito Santa Romana tells Rappler
'[It's] a lost opportunity because speeches like these are a moment to unify the country, make clear the vision of governance,' former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña says
'At the same time, she likes listening, she likes going to people. And that’s someone we need in the executive department,' says Duterte ally and Mindanao Commission on Women CEO Irene Santiago
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'They treated us like dogs, like kids – if we did something wrong, we were beaten up. They made us eat from the ground,' Flor says in Filipino.
Hours after her release in Sulu, Marites Flor gets an audience with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte
According to intelligence reports reaching Rappler, Marites Flor is released in front of the house of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in Jolo, Sulu, at around 4:30 am on Friday
The Armed Forces says in a statement, 'commanders on the ground are in full control of our troops and are focused on their primary mission of getting these criminals and saving the hostages'
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Please, don’t confuse and leave us unclear about the messages you want to lodge in our minds
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The trio – from Canada, Norway, and the Philippines – appeal for help from the Philippine and Canadian governments in a video uploaded to YouTube
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Malacañang stands firm on its policy two days after the Abu Sayyaf set a one-month deadline on its ransom payment demand for the release of 3 foreigners
Canadian tourists John Ridsdel and Robert Hall, Norwegian resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor are seized from yachts at a marina in the southern Philippines in September
There were no presumptions nor assumptions in the Supreme Court case that eventually favored the late Fernando Poe Jr
This year, 7 men and women are honored for their contributions to the film industry
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The captors, who identify themselves as members of the Abu Sayyaf, are demanding P1 billion ($21 million) in ransom for each of the 3 foreign hostages
We hold a mirror to society, bear witness and, in doing so, etch marks in our collective memory, so that we do not forget
Marites Vitug of Rappler, Nancy Carvajal of Inquirer, and Howie Severino of GMA 7 talk about the challenges they face as veteran journalists in the Philippines
Marites Vitug, Rappler's editor-at-large, and 2 others win Metrobank's Search for Journalists of the Year for 2015 – the second year the award is conferred
Korina Sanchez, Elenita Binay and Chiz Escudero may be campaign issues
Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to investigative desk head Chay Hofileña about investigative reporting and its challenges
How can government regain public trust after the bloody Maguindanao operation? The President should address the growing search for truth, justice, accountability.
Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses. The military declares all-out war against BIFF
Excerpts from 'Endless Journey: A Memoir' by Jose T. Almonte: 'As a country, we have to cultivate our internal strength to face up to the challenge posed by China'
Visibly absent in history textbooks is any serious, substantive discussion of Mindanao's place in Philippine history
(UPDATED) In this Rappler podcast, the former Makati vice mayor says that once probable cause is established, city officials from the mayor (Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay) all the way to councilors, can be suspended from office
Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal salutes the recipients for their achievements which have contributed to the history of Quezon City
Estrada back-pedals and says he does not think the House will 'muster enough signatures to impeach the President, considering the fact that majority of the members of the House are allies of the President'
'This is the first time in Philippine history that a sitting President has publicly attacked a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court as legally wrong,' says an SC justice
With his arrest imminent, the senator renews his wedding vows to his wife of 25 years
The President should assume the responsibility, and be accountable for every Filipino who goes hungry
Marites Dañguilan Vitug's 6-month research fellowship will focus on 'Reducing Inequality in the Philippines'
A book lover shares her favorite places to find inexpensive, yet priceless books
Courage, hubris, forgiveness, and how not to grow old
During times like Yolanda, the need for much more intensive reproductive health services becomes painfully acute. And it need not be. We have the RH law.
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug's book on 'the darkest hour of the Philippine Supreme Court' is Best Book of Non-fiction Prose in English
Ferdinand Marcos and Lean Alejandro were two Martial Law figures who approached writing in markedly different ways
EXCLUSIVE: Sandigan Associate Justice Gregory Ong, under whose division the Kevlar helmets case was decided, appears in a photo partying with Janet Napoles and Sen Jinggoy Estrada
Maria A. Ressa's '10 Days, 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook' and Marites Dañguilan Vitug's 'Hour Before Dawn: The Fall and Uncertain Rise of the Philippine Supreme Court' make it to the National Book Award list
For the first time in the RH law oral arguments, real-life experiences of women were discussed
Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug goes into the character of the outspoken Reproductive Health law critic in the Supreme Court.