Dear Rappler readers,
Wednesday, May 23 marked the first year of the Marawi siege. Tears flowed as Marawi residents remembered the dead, as the site of clashes between the Philippine military and ISIS-linked armed groups remains a sea of destruction. Rehabilitation work is scheduled to start in June, but the road to normalcy is still hard and long.
After the backlash over his string of derogatory comments against women, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he believes in the “competence and capability” of women. Duterte, however, qualified his statement, saying in a speech in Davao City on Thursday, May 24, that female excellence does not apply to all aspects of life.
Rappler talks to Senator Tito Sotto on the day he became Senate President. During the interview, Sotto refers to the Philippine national anthem as ‘Bayang Magiliw,’ instead of its actual title, ‘Lupang Hinirang,’ sparking a social media storm. Memes about the gaffe, as well as Sotto’s response to plagiarism allegations, went viral.
In this interview, United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye talks about his proposal of a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online. He submitted this to the UN Human Rights Council.
In this week’s ‘Basagan Ng Trip’ with Leloy Claudio, economics doctoral candidate JC Punongbayan explains why the TRAIN law may be ill-timed, which sector is worst hit by inflation, and why Build, Build, Build may be bad for traffic.
Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is arraigned in a New York court, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.
Vice President Leni Robredo attended her eldest daughter Aika’s graduation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Robredo hopes her daughter will dedicate her life serving Filipinos.
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The road to normalcy is still hard and long
Rappler talks to Senate President Vicente Sotto III about his plans for the Senate, his stand on critical issues, the longest noontime show Eat Bulaga, and how he handles criticisms
Senate President Vicente Sotto III refers to the Philippine national anthem as ‘Bayang Magiliw,’ instead of its actual title, ‘Lupang Hinirang’
The interview takes up highlights of a report the Special Rapporteur submitted to the UN Human Rights Council where he proposes a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online
Economics PhD student JC Punongbayan explains in Part 2 of this Economics Series why TRAIN may be ill-timed, which sector is worst hit by inflation and why Build, Build, Build may be bad for traffic
The former mogul – once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars – is expected to appear before a Manhattan court later in the day, where he is expected to plead not guilty
Vice President Leni Robredo hopes her eldest daughter Aika will dedicate her life serving Filipinos as the latter graduates from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. – Rappler.com