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What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'

What's The Big Idea? Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Meet the PH Navy's new commander

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez thanks the Philippine Navy for accepting him into their ranks

Meet the PH Navy's new commander

Immigration lookout, narco politicians, travel ban | Midday wRap

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Immigration lookout, narco politicians, travel ban | Midday wRap

Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:44 PM

In the world of politics, heated debates on controversial issues can sometimes end in fist fights

Flying fists and brawling lawmakers: when politics gets physical

The politics of death

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:42 PM

In sanctioning the dictator's burial, the President has left other victims unmourned, re-politicizing the question of death that has long animated Filipino life

The politics of death

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials' ability to police their own backyards

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Dutertism and Philippine populist criminality

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:58 PM

We cite examples that represent a small portion of the many successful Philippine criminal politicians who began or furthered their political careers by capitalizing on their own crimes

Dutertism and Philippine populist criminality

Cagayan governor: Politicians ‘big protectors’ of drug lords

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Governor Manuel Mamba says Cagayan politicians have tolerated drug lords for years

Cagayan governor: Politicians ‘big protectors’ of drug lords

WATCH: Bop to the top: Politicians boogie for votes

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Can these candidates dance their way onto your ballot?

WATCH: Bop to the top: Politicians boogie for votes

Indonesian tycoons listed in Panama Papers

Apr 04, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Among the names were a Jakarta gubernatorial candidate and a fugitive in the Bank Bali corruption case

Indonesian tycoons listed in Panama Papers

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

While much has been written about the prevalence of dynasties in Philippine politics and about the reservation that political dynasties are unhealthy for a democratic society, not much has been written about the profile of their voters

Who chooses dynastic candidates in PH senatorial polls?

‘Restore family meals,’ Cardinal Tagle says at IEC

Jan 28, 2016 - 5:16 PM

In his speech at the International Eucharistic Congress, Cardinal Tagle says: ’We don’t only share food. We share life.’

‘Restore family meals,’ Cardinal Tagle says at IEC

Tagle hits bishops, parents, politicians over 'throwaways'

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:57 PM

At the International Eucharistic Congress, Cardinal Tagle also urges husbands, wives, teachers, and priests to share ‘gifts,' not just leftovers

Tagle hits bishops, parents, politicians over 'throwaways'

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) Could the mayor and presidential aspirant have gone too far with his jokes?

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

Comelec eyes longer campaign period for 2016

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:40 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Having 120 days of campaigning for national positions instead of the current 90 will help stop the premature campaigning of 'epal' politicians, says Comelec

Comelec eyes longer campaign period for 2016

ARMM: Failed experiment no more

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:42 PM

The ARMM story deserves a more detailed telling

ARMM: Failed experiment no more

New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Aquino must strive to preserve coalition for 2016 – Escudero

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM

President Aquino is earlier quoted saying he has a role as a head of coalition 'preserve' the team

Aquino must strive to preserve coalition for 2016 – Escudero

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

‘I wanted to be a politician, until I realized why real politicians can never win.’

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Roxas: Reject 'trapos'

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Mar Roxas continues to visit cities and provinces more than a month before President Aquino's scheduled announcement of his choice presidential bet

Roxas: Reject 'trapos'

Senior Citizen ID with mayor's face goes viral

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Whose ID is it? A mayor of Rizal is accused of inserting his photo in the senior citizen IDs of his constituents as an act of 'epal' or credit grabbing

Senior Citizen ID with mayor's face goes viral

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed is arrested for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82

Jan 02, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The three-term Democratic governor died the same day as his oldest son, Andrew Cuomo, was inaugurated for a second term as New York governor

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82

US mid-term elections: Where the Fil-Ams won

Nov 08, 2014 - 7:22 PM

'In this job, elections are a public servant's job evaluation,' says Rob Bonta

US mid-term elections: Where the Fil-Ams won

Vatican: Philippines to help Pope reach Asia

Oct 11, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Pope Francis' trip to the Philippines fulfills his dream as a young Jesuit: to serve as a missionary in Asia, which he now calls a 'great frontier'

Vatican: Philippines to help Pope reach Asia

Tagle: In Philippines, love can separate families

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:58 PM

During a historic meeting of bishops in the Vatican, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wants to discuss the effect of poverty: migration, which forces families to separate because of love

Tagle: In Philippines, love can separate families

#PopeFrancisPH: 'Exorcise politicians' and other netizens' wishes

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:04 PM

What do you want Pope Francis to do while in the Philippines? On Twitter, Filipinos tell Rappler their special requests for the Pope's historic visit.

#PopeFrancisPH: 'Exorcise politicians' and other netizens' wishes

Raul Gonzalez, former justice chief, dies

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:39 AM

(UPDATED) Gonzalez, 83, died of multiple organ failure Sunday evening, September 7, his family announces

Raul Gonzalez, former justice chief, dies

Now showing at Camp Crame

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Welcome to the circus – and it isn't over yet

Now showing at Camp Crame

Politicians on social media: Winners and losers

May 25, 2014 - 1:00 PM

More and more politicians see the value of social media these days, but while some are good at it, others aren't so adept

Politicians on social media: Winners and losers

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Poll results will be known in May, and the prospect of losing money, property, and dignity is driving candidates crazy – literally

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Fighting corruption: Who are the greater fools?

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Volunteerism is alive in the fight against corruption

Fighting corruption: Who are the greater fools?

SPOTTED: Pinoy and international personalities at #PacRios fight

Nov 25, 2013 - 2:39 AM

Rappler spots the stars during #PacRios in Macau.

SPOTTED: Pinoy and international personalities at #PacRios fight

The criminalization of politicians in PH

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Like criminals, politicians usually see themselves as victims when their career goes awry

The criminalization of politicians in PH

Davao's Duterte drives a cab

Sep 05, 2013 - 7:10 PM

Wrongdoers in Davao, beware. The driver of that random cab passing by just might be Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Davao's Duterte drives a cab

Pols quiet on Twitter about #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The usually opinionated lawmakers were quiet on Monday, August 26, while the anti-pork barrel protests swept through the country

Pols quiet on Twitter about #MillionPeopleMarch

Relocated families return to vote

May 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

On election day, Nancy says 150 voters return to their former neighborhood to vote

Relocated families return to vote

First time: French ministers declare wealth

Apr 15, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The move sparks widespread debate in France, where personal finances are rarely discussed

First time: French ministers declare wealth

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal. LP bets arrested in Sabbah to be released. Chinese fishermen charged with poaching in Tubbataha.

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2013

Comelec prepares to disqualify 'epals'

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:57 AM

Help us track and punish them, Comelec asks citizens

Comelec prepares to disqualify 'epals'

The impunity of hiding

Apr 10, 2012 - 11:18 AM

When government turns the presumption of innocence on its head by condoning acts of defiance by powerful people who go into hiding, then something is horribly wrong

The impunity of hiding

Online voting to ban politicians' names in billboards

Jan 04, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Online pressure might just work to get two bills on this issue approved