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Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:09 AM

A 5-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby has stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

Environmentalists, rights activists across PH slam Duterte's SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:00 PM

'Change did not happen,' an indigenous peoples' group says

Environmentalists, rights activists across PH slam Duterte's SONA 2017

No more CHR? No problem, say Lorenzana, Dela Rosa

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:01 PM

President Duterte's two top security officials agree with the chief executive's sentiments on the Commission on Human Rights

No more CHR? No problem, say Lorenzana, Dela Rosa

The Impunity Series

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Rappler’s series of investigations documents the drug war as it continues to be fought across the first year of Duterte's presidency

The Impunity Series

To beat piracy, Facebook acquires content rights company Source3

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Facebook will acquire the technology and some of the team members behind Source3, which develops technology to detect intellectual property shared by others without permission from the original content holders

To beat piracy, Facebook acquires content rights company Source3

Robredo renews call to uphold human rights, rule of law after SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates her stance after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against his critics and promises an 'unrelenting' drug war

Robredo renews call to uphold human rights, rule of law after SONA 2017

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:43 PM

All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

'My men' can snub your probe, Duterte tells CHR, Ombudsman

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:04 PM

President Duterte says he has the final say on whether or not to allow cops and soldiers to be probed by the Commission on Human Rights or the Ombudsman

'My men' can snub your probe, Duterte tells CHR, Ombudsman

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will continue his war on drugs despite pressure from international human rights groups and other institutions

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90% of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

Cop charged in Morong 43 case allowed to reassume post in Pakistan

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 7th Division says it has given weight to the DILG's manifestation posing no objection to Senior Superintendent Allan Nobleza's continued service as Philippine police attaché to Pakistan

Cop charged in Morong 43 case allowed to reassume post in Pakistan

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed – police

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:49 AM

The police accuse the Taliban of the kidnappings, but it is not clear why the villagers were targeted

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed – police

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Samira Gutoc-Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations, unburied bodies, and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls, among them two minors, who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'We trust that the [Filipino] people understand that they are really getting the better side of this deal,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Malacañang to U.S. lawmakers: Filipinos real judge of drug war

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:36 AM

'I certainly believe, very strongly, that a man with the human rights record of President Duterte should not be invited to the White House,' a US lawmaker says

Two U.S. lawmakers slam Duterte in drug war hearing

FULL LIST: Winners, Gawad Urian Awards 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:52 PM

(UPDATED) Christian Bables and Paolo Ballesteros win Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor for their roles in 'Die Beautiful.' See who else won, here!

FULL LIST: Winners, Gawad Urian Awards 2017

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:42 PM

'It is paramount that human rights violations are not an unintended consequence of the war on drugs,' US Congressman Randy Hultgren says

U.S. lawmakers probe Duterte's bloody drug war

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The hearing is scheduled Thursday 10 pm (Manila time). Watch it live on Rappler.

LIVE: U.S. hearing on human rights and Duterte drug war

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:34 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development leads 4 other agencies in the provision of services for torture victims

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:17 PM

'Insinuations and hasty judgments have no place in due process,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella as the US Congress holds an inquiry into Duterte's bloody drug war

Malacañang asks U.S. Congress: Hear all sides

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

If passed, the legislation would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life is at risk or if the fetus presents a deadly birth defect

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'What’s in store for us down the line as a country for people who might not have redress in the systems in place?' asks the former president

Noynoy Aquino on drug war: What's in store for the orphans?

EU officials visit De Lima in jail

Jul 19, 2017 - 5:31 PM

This comes after the EU Parliament, in March 2017, approved a resolution calling for the senator's immediate release from detention

EU officials visit De Lima in jail

Thai general among officials jailed for human trafficking

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) The most senior government figure among the 62 people convicted on Wednesday is Lieutenant-General Manas Kongpan, who received 27 years for multiple human trafficking charges and other offenses

Thai general among officials jailed for human trafficking

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 19, 2017

EU lawmakers visit PH to check human rights

Jul 19, 2017 - 12:14 AM

EU lawmakers, led by Soraya Post, plan to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima during their trip to the Philippines

EU lawmakers visit PH to check human rights

R&B singer R. Kelly denies holding women captive

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:52 PM

R. Kelly releases a statement after BuzzFeed News published a report alleging he held women in virtual slavery

R&B singer R. Kelly denies holding women captive

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

A Turkish court orders 6 human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director to remain in custody for aiding a terror group

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Italy delays citizenship rights bill under migrant pressure

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni gives his 'personal commitment' to ensure the bill is approved in the autumn

Italy delays citizenship rights bill under migrant pressure

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Have we lost all decency?

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says the reinstatement of a cop linked to the killing of a former mayor is the latest proof that 'EJK deniers' need

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines' Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'Even during normal times, nursing mothers, babies, pregnant women must have the best of care,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The High Court says Beijing's ruling is 'binding' and that the court's decision to bar the 4 retrospectively is not politically motivated

Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Ombudsman: Duterte's 'kill' threats unacceptable

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:05 AM

'He's goading people to kill people. That's a problem,' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says of President Rodrigo Duterte

Ombudsman: Duterte's 'kill' threats unacceptable

LOOK: Gov’t supports PH hosting of Asian Seniors Women’s volleyball tourney

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malacañang, through lawyer Concepcion Ferrolino-Edad, directs government agencies to hand out support for the volleyball tourney that will be held in Biñan and Muntinlupa next month

LOOK: Gov’t supports PH hosting of Asian Seniors Women’s volleyball tourney

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Venus rising as Konta eyes Halep revenge

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The 37-year-old Venus Williams knows she has to summon the kind of dominant display that made her so deadly a decade ago to win the Wimbledon title

Venus rising as Konta eyes Halep revenge

Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander-in-Chief 'that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances'

Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

U.S. pressures Myanmar to accept UN rights probe

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Yangon officials said last week that they would deny visas to the 3-person team mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate abuses reportedly committed by security forces in Rakhine state

U.S. pressures Myanmar to accept UN rights probe

Wimbledon heavyweights braced for 'Manic Monday'

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Expectations are high in this year's Wimbledon as 4 of the world's best tennis players are present in the last-16

Wimbledon heavyweights braced for 'Manic Monday'

Federer, Djokovic march on at Wimbledon

Jul 09, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Roger Federer makes it into the 4th round for the 15th time while Novak Djokovic earns a slot after beating Ernests Gulbis

Federer, Djokovic march on at Wimbledon

Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Now increasing numbers of women are going public with complaints of gender-based discrimination – in some cases leading men to step down

Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture

Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:38 AM

This year's Pride Parade also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales

Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:32 PM

This is 'the first time US Pacific Command-directed B-1B Lancers have conducted combined training with JASDF fighters at night,' the statement from the US Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs office reads

U.S. warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea