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Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country s problems

How do we encourage OFWs to vote?

Aug 20, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Join our simultaneous Facebook and Twitter PHVote conversation on August 21 at 8 pm Manila time

CONVERSATION: What good will a longer election campaign period do?

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:38 PM

What do we voters and campaign workers think of the Comelec proposal to make the campaign period longer? Join @rapplerdotcom s Twitter conversation on Wednesday August 12 at 6 pm

#PHVote. It's time we discuss the 2016 campaign period.

Aquino's SONA more truthful than Binay's – netizens

Aug 04, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Some netizens noticed the Vice President s silence on the corruption charges against him


Aug 01, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Got stories to share on LTOCorruption? Join us for a Twitter conversation on Tuesday August 4 at 6 pm

#LTOCorruption. What are your thoughts on this issue? Join our conversation!

Over 2 billion views for #MMShakeDrill on Twitter

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The challenge is how the drill converts online awareness of the effects of a quake into actual preparedness in the event of a real disaster

What Aquino's SONA missed, according to Twitter users

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Here is what you thought the president missed during his SONA speech as well as other memorable moments on social media

CONVERSATIONS: What is Independence Day for the OFW?

Jun 13, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Netizens joined MovePH s conversation and keyed in on what independence means to OFWs

CONVERSATION: #ZeroCasualty Hour: Is PH ready for a big quake?

Mar 26, 2015 - 11:55 AM

On Thursday March 26 at 2:00 pm MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm holds a Facebook conversation on earthquake preparedness Join the conversation

5 nagging questions on the Mamasapano clash

Feb 14, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Vote for the questions you feel are the most important and need to be addressed head on by those involved

'Who is the new PNP chief?' and other unanswered questions

Feb 06, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Using the hashtag continue the online conversation answering how you think Aquino should address the PNPcrisis

CONVERSATION: #PNPcrisis: What should Aquino do?

Feb 06, 2015 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED The national address on Friday February 6 is expected to address questions about the fate of top cop Director General Alan Purisima Share your thoughts about Aquino s speech in a Twitter conversation

#TimeToAct Hangout: End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Jun 13, 2014 - 2:59 PM

How can we help end rape as a tool of war? Watch Rappler s online discussion with delegates to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 13 at 1:30 pm Manila time 6:30 am London time

#TIMETOACT. End sexual violence in conflict-affected areas

#Kalayaan2014: What is Philippine independence?

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:42 PM

How can we strengthen Philippine independence? Tell us using Kalayaan2014

Jinggoy Estrada dismays netizens

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:02 PM

With Twitter users already angry over Sen Bong Revilla’s speech Sen Estrada had a lot to prove if he wanted to win over the public

Netizens, a singing Bong Revilla and #BongPanes

Jun 09, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Senator Bong Revilla charged with plunder sings his blues away at the Senate Netizens react

Screengrab from Rappler live stream

CONVERSATION: 6 months after Yolanda, where are we now?

May 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Ask DSWD and NGOs about the latest updates on their post Yolanda recovery programs

'I'm free! 'No baon since bakasyon,' and more graduation feels

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:00 PM

What does graduation mean to you? Check out some funny and strange social media posts here

#EDSA28: Does the EDSA spirit live on in today's youth?

Feb 25, 2014 - 11:00 AM

People remember EDSA with nostalgia some with disappointment What are your thoughts?

Online sentiment about Tuason's testimony largely negative

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The mood online was largely negative during the 4 hours that the new pork barrel scam witness was testifying at the Senate

OATH-TAKING. Witness Ruby Tuason takes her oath before the Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday, February 13. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CONVERSATION: Reunions: rant or rave?

Jan 14, 2014 - 3:43 PM

What are reunion rants and raves? Join our conversation on January 17 at 3PM

Should the Philippines apologize to Hong Kong?

Nov 06, 2013 - 11:21 PM

Netizens air their views on whether an apology to Hong Kong is truly due

SCENE OF THE CRIME. Investigators probe the tourist bus where the hostaga drama unfolded. The various strings represent the trajectory of bullets that were shot. Photo from AFP.

Food for thought: Where does our food come from?

Oct 16, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Join our Hangout on October 16 in partnership with Oxfam in celebration of International Rural Women s Day and World Food Day

Conversation: Are you proud of your age?

Oct 11, 2013 - 1:27 PM

In this Rappler Hangout guests tackled the issue of how women can stand up to a society that puts a lot of emphasis on age

Rappler Hangouts | Women and aging: Is it an issue?

Oct 09, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Do today s modern women need to be defined by their age? Join the conversation with proudofmyage

Rappler Hangouts: #DoMoreAwards

Oct 02, 2013 - 5:01 PM

What does it mean to Do More? Join Apples Aberin and Phil Younghusband in the conversation

CONVERSATION: Where were you during Ondoy?

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:26 PM

RememberOndoy: 4 years after Ondoy people share with us on Twitter their stories and the lessons they learned using

Rappler Hangout: Learning from the rains

Sep 26, 2013 - 5:39 PM

We remember the lessons learned from the rains of Ondoy Ketsana and how using social media has evolved in helping respond and coordinate with victims in times of disaster

Join Rappler’s #DreamBig conversation!

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Join Rappler s DreamBig conversation this Friday

CONVERSATIONS: Napoles as state witness?

Aug 30, 2013 - 12:03 AM

Rappler skims the social networks to get the sentiment of netizens on the surrender of Janet Lim Napoles

Rappler Hangout | Sexual Purity: Virtue or Vintage?

Aug 14, 2013 - 4:14 PM

How do today s singles think about sexual purity? Join the conversation

#SexTalk: Why has ‘My Husband’s Lover’ become such a hit?

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:57 PM

For this week s SexTalk Rappler Hangout health journalist and sexual health advocate Ana P Santos will talk about the real life issues surrounding ‘My Husband’s Lover’ Why exactly has “My Husband’s Lover” become phenomenal? Why has it become such a hit among Filipinos?

#SexTalk Rappler Hangout

CONVERSATIONS: #BrighterLife goals

Jul 18, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Tell us all about how you manage your financial goals join the conversation over at Twitter using brighterlife

HIGHLIGHTS: Scrap or reform UP's #STFAP?

Jul 12, 2013 - 2:57 PM

The government plans to include in its roadmap for reform in public higher education a generic socialized tuition fee scheme Will UP’s STFAP serve as a good model?

Rappler Hangout: The price of integrity

Jul 10, 2013 - 4:19 PM

How much would it take for you to sacrifice your own integrity? What role does Filipino culture play in the little acts of corruption that happens on a daily basis?

#SMDay 2013 Google Hangout

Jun 30, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Join us on social media day We re looking forward to a meaningful discussion on social media


Jun 27, 2013 - 11:12 AM

How will the US Supreme Court s landmark decision on the Defense of Marriage Act affect the LGBT movement here and elsewhere?

LANDMARK CASE. Nikolas Lemos waves a rainbow flag as people enter San Francisco City Hall in anticipation of The US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage on June 26, 2013. Photo by AFP/Josh Edelson

Rappler Hangout: Stopping violence against women

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:04 PM

On June 26 at 6pm Rappler hosts a Hangout to discuss violence against women in the Philippine context

#PugadBaboy Hangout: Q and A with Pol Medina Jr.

Jun 21, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Join our live Q A with PugadBaboy creator Pol Media Jr on Friday June 21 at 4pm

CONVERSATIONS: #futurewatch

Jun 13, 2013 - 3:15 PM

How do you think the world will change in the next 10 20 50 years?

#BeIndependent financially

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:49 PM

This Independence Day we ask what Independence means to you Is financial stability a gauge for your independence?

When did you learn to #BeIndependent?

Jun 12, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Our online community tells it as it is: what does independence mean to them and what are its pros and cons?

7.8% #PHgdp: enthusiasm, surprise, hope

May 30, 2013 - 5:20 PM

How did the online world react to the Philippines first quarter gross domestic product growth data?

CONVERSATIONS: A year after #CoronaTrial, 'nothing much has changed'

May 29, 2013 - 5:38 PM

A year after the Aquino administration impeached the Chief Justice for alleged misdeclaration of wealth it has not taken steps to improve transparency in government

Rappler Hangout: #ModernFamily

May 24, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Meet today s Filipino ModernFamily in a Google Hangout hosted by Ana Santos

#SexTalk: 50 shades of sexuality

Apr 02, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Gender Sexuality Orientation It s never just vanilla

#SexTalk: Who is the Filipina of today?

Mar 20, 2013 - 6:46 PM

Maria Clara or Maria Ozawa? Who is the Filipina of today? We talk about feminist views and the modern Filipina

CONVERSATIONS: What do you think of the #NewPope?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:35 AM

Netizens weigh in on how the Catholic Church will behave under newly elected Pope Francis I s leadership

CONVERSATIONS: Who should be the #NewPope?

Mar 12, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Social media users weigh in on the qualities they are looking for in the next leader of the Catholic Church