Save the democratic institutions? If there’s anyone who needs saving – and needs saving now – it’s us.
Without us realizing it, this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect
'We are already seeing our institutions being eroded... We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children's children,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Watch the livestream of the Defending Democracy Summit on Rappler
But the commemoration of the brutal 1989 crackdown in China's Tiananmen Square is struggling for support among younger generations
Under the guise of greater connectivity and visibility, information technology actually hides the failure of democracy as people mistake online visibility with engagement
'Iyong greatest fear ko is pagsisihan ko na kumandidato ako. Pagsisisihan ko lang naman iyon kapag may negative na epekto sa mga anak ko'
Watch the commemoration of this year's World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, Indonesia
Donald Trump's latest invitations fit a pattern that has outraged human rights defenders and given pause to even some of usually hardheaded realists in the Washington foreign policy set
'Human rights is in a precipitous downward spiral in every ASEAN country except perhaps Myanmar, and that’s only because military rule in that country was so horrible for so long,' says Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch
The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the 'highly toxic' media-bashing, saying the situation is at 'a tipping point'
(UPDATED) The National League for Democracy fares well in its strongholds around Yangon and in central regions further north, but faces losses in ethnic minority areas
(UPDATED) With only 19 seats up for election, the poll is unlikely to alter the balance of power in a government firmly dominated by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy
The Philippines says 'there is no justification for the horror and barbarity' perpetrated by terrorists
Aung San Suu Kyi says the death of her advisor and prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni is a great loss for the struggle for true democracy
Perhaps it’s best to remember EDSA 1 not as one great wholesale victory for democracy, but rather as a testament to the fragile nature of democracy
'Sa kasalukuyan, pilit na sinusubukan ng ilan na palabnawin ang diwa ng EDSA kasabay ng pagsupil sa ating demokrasya,' says the embattled senator
'Be the leader you promised to be, and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today,' says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs
'The multiplicity of the injuries and the damage to Hong Kong's reputation... make this a very serious case,' says judge David Dufton, noting the incident had made international headlines
It is the first leadership vote since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014 failed to win political reform and comes as fears grow that China is tightening its grip on semi-autonomous Hong Kong
(UPDATED) Ko Ni, a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party, is gunned down as he got into a taxi outside Yangon's airport
How can democracy thrive in the era of post-truth? Geopolitical analyst and author Parag Khanna explains.
President Duterte will appoint 25 men and women to propose changes in the Constitution. The times call for vigilance.
'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'
2016 was the year of saying what we don’t like about each other. 2017 must be the year of debating our vision for the future.
'The failure to deliver on the promises of the People Power Revolution made the rise of Duterte politically possible'
A democratic agenda has to be put in place to prevent the return of authoritarianism. This agenda will define the moves to enable the pro-democracy forces to defeat authoritarianism.
Her biggest challenge lies in leading the entire pro-democracy movement to reclaim the nation’s democratic ideals that are being eroded slowly by the administration’s authoritarian tendencies
(UPDATED) Duterte Cyber Warriors ride on the news of the recent Facebook lockouts to 'intrigue' people and create more buzz
It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the semi-autonomous city's politics after two lawmakers advocating a complete split from China were banned from taking up their seats in parliament
US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen by some as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after 11 years at the helm, now looks increasingly like the only bulwark of stability and liberal freedom among Western allies
This realignment of political forces would likely define the course of political developments in the coming months, as the perceived autocratic forces pursue an authoritarian agenda
In the name of a peaceful transition, the American president must now do his best to reassure his European counterparts about the future of American democracy under a President Trump
'The cancer cells are those who are promoting Hong Kong independence... we will fight them to the end,' lawmaker Michael Tien tells the cheering crowd
'Hong Kong has its own legal system, it should not be controlled by Chinese authorities,' argues a protester
(UPDATED) 'We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart,' says Hillary Clinton in an Ohio campaign rally
'My battles are my own,' says the senator. 'The battlefield is actually the Filipino people’s minds. Social media has been weaponized.'
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers shouted, banged drums and railed against 'tyranny' when they took their oaths of office in the city's parliament
The support that she cannot muster in the Senate and in political institutions, Senator Leila de Lima finds in forums on human rights and democracy organized by churches and schools
Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.
The latest case sees two men charged for allegedly going on an obscenity-laced rant against the Nobel Laureate after a heavy evening drinking session in a village not far from the capital Naypyidaw
(UPDATED) 'It is something I will fight for, even die for, to prove that I am innocent,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Four bodies are discovered in separate areas near and within Davao City at the height of the 2010 elections
Building our young nation also rests on the solid foundations of our memory
We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.
Beijing: 'We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form, inside or outside the Legislative Council'
(UPDATED) 4 of the new breed of candidates calling for more autonomy from China were confirmed to have won seats, with a fifth also on course for victory
(3rd UPDATE) While victory for the activists would be a major coup, many still feel they are chasing an impossible cause