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WATCH: Lullabies in prison

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

An Iloilo-based filmmaker and teacher gives us a glimpse into the lives of women imprisoned at the Iloilo City Jail

WATCH: Margielyn Didal stands up for PH skate scene

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The Filipina skater needs support as she aims for the country's first Olympic gold

Jovito Palparan: The most wanted man in the country

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

First published in 2013, we are republishing this story by Patricia Evangelista in light of Jovito Palparan's conviction on Sept 17. Based on interviews and sworn court statements.

BUTCHER. Jovito Palparan. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Documentary | Fake news in the Philippines: Dissecting the propaganda machine

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:22 PM

In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world

The Librarians: A Rappler Profile

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'

Documentary | Marawi: 153 days of war

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM

(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months

WATCH: The Philippine drug war – a culture of fear

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM

What wounds has the war on drugs inflicted on communities?

Impunity: Welcome to the end of the war

Feb 07, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head They were fired says Heart’s sister Arianne by officers of the Philippine National Police

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

The new revolutionaries

Nov 23, 2016 - 10:43 AM

In the aftermath of Ferdinand Marcos surprise burial the old battlecry of martial law activists is resurrected as victims and human rights leaders speak against historical revisionism

Photo by Carlo Gabuco

WATCH: Giving birth during Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Help could not get to a woman about to give birth in Isabela A mobile phone call became her lifeline

The Drug War: Execution at Cessna

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:55 AM

According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die

The Drug War: Danica, My Danica

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding in tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs

The Drug War: Safe for the good

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:09 AM

Ask them if they are afraid and they will hesitate and then they will say no It is not dangerous said a young tricycle driver who knew Jerome You will be safe for as long as you are good

The last session: Serge Osmeña leaves the building

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña III three time senator self proclaimed liberal martial law detainee 14th in the senatorial race speaks to Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista on what it means to say goodbye

LAST SESSION. Senator Sergio Osmeña III in his office before his last senate session. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

WATCH: Bukidnon farmers fight against hunger

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Follow the life and trials of a woman whose battle with hunger is staged daily in a sugarcane farm

SAF: Tagaligtas

Jan 26, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The PNP Special Action Force marks the first year 44 of their brethren were killed in the Mamasapano clash

The Mayors of Tacloban

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Cristina Gonzales Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016

Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The talk is over

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:57 AM

The cerebral calculating Floyd Mayweather versus the crowd pleasing slugger Manny Pacquiao Who will win on May 2?

Mayweather vs Pacquiao documentary | The Talk is Over

Mamasapano: The last day of Mohammad Ambilang

Mar 05, 2015 - 4:38 PM

At least 3 civilians die as a result of the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano Mohammad Ambilang is the last – and his family blames his death on the lone survivor of the 55th Special Action Force

LOST. 60-year-old Aisa Sangeban weeps for her son Mohammad.


Feb 21, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Families caught in the crossfire of rival Moro groups speak of burning homes and lost livelihoods

#ShowThePope: The Philippines that Francis saw

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:18 PM

What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words songs and sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?

FOR #POPEFRANCISPH. What do you want to #ShowThePope? Tweet us your photos! We'll compile these in a gallery that we'll send to the Vatican.

Edgardo's Junior

Nov 08, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Edgardo Almazan lost his wife and 3 children to a typhoon called Yolanda One year after he waits for them to come home

A mother and Mayon

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:11 PM

In 2006 a mother lost her children to flood driven lahar from Mayon Today she slowly builds her life back at the foot of the volcano

Sameer: A Rappler Documentary

Sep 12, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Evacuees are still dying almost one year after the Zamboanga siege This is the story of Sameer Abdulla one of the youngest casualties of a forgotten war

AFTERMATH. Sheila Abdulla arranges Sameer’s papers at Zone A-3J while watching over her second child Sahil, who is now also ill. Photo by Patricia Evangelista/Rappler

Hostage: A Rappler documentary

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Their sons have been killed their homes have been razed they wake to nightmares and run at the sound of helicopters overhead They don’t blame the military They don’t blame the rebels Mostly they blame themselves

Para kay Mama: A Rappler Documentary

Sep 09, 2014 - 12:20 PM

In this Rappler documentary by Patricia Evangelista and Ana P Santos a family speaks of the price that must be paid when motherhood means choosing to leave

TOP OF THE CLASS. Johbeann Manguerra graduates high school with high honours with her mother finally present. Photo by Geric Cruz

The best 18th birthday gift

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:32 PM

As a debutante former SEC Commissioner Jenny Cueto received a very unlikely gift from her father: a vehicle to achieve financial freedom

Reaching out after watching 'Three Days' documentary

Aug 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM

A follow up on Rappler s short documentary Three Days Here s how donors and volunteers can help

Three days: A Rappler documentary on hunger

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:17 PM

In their sleep they try to forget the physical pains of hunger and the problems that await them tomorrow

EVERY DAY. Geraldine Buenaflor, 42, looking out from the window of the family's only bedroom in their third floor Navotas shanty. Photo by Raymund Amonoy / Rappler

#INDOvote: The new dream

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:23 AM

Watch Maria Ressa in this Rappler documentary on an election of firsts – the Indonesian elections – held last July 9 What s in store for a country with a new dream?

Haiyan aftermath: Martina's story

May 16, 2014 - 7:59 AM

After her organic farm of 30 years was destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan Martina Rayna used her resources to generate jobs and money for her 28 employees This is her story

Haiyan aftermath: Jaime's story

May 15, 2014 - 7:09 PM

This is the story of Jaime Bontoc a survivor of super typhoon Haiyan

Haiyan aftermath: Ken's story

May 14, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Ken Nodado is a 22 year old tricycle driver who saw his house crushed by two ships after typhoon Yolanda

Bisexual father brings up lesbian daughter

Mar 13, 2014 - 5:13 PM

In this short documentary profile by Patricia Evangelista Rappler tells the love story of a bisexual father and the daughter he named after Cleopatra

LOVE. Francisco and Cleo dela Cruz outside the Guiguinto, Bulacan parlor where Francisco works as a hairdresser. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

The Captain's Journal

Dec 27, 2013 - 8:08 AM

Dodong Celis hauled 18 people to safety after he leaped to the concrete balcony of a nearby building His wife was the only casualty This is the story he wrote after the storm

AFTERMATH. Dodong Celis and his grandson Harbey Clyde at Village 31

VIDEO: The men of Village 88

Dec 12, 2013 - 3:14 PM

This is not the story of a storm so much as it is a story of what happens to those who survive and wish they never did

Edwardo Aboganda of Barangay 88. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

After Yolanda: The barber of Guiuan

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:33 AM

The men start coming They say they want haircuts Their houses may fall their businesses may be lost but by God the men of Guiuan will look good

After Yolanda: Waiting for Oscar

Nov 20, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Nieves Nerja walks 8 hours daily to visit the corpse of her dead son waiting to find out where in the mass grave of hundred she can light a candle for Oscar

OSCAR'S MOTHER. Nieves Nerja waits for he identification of her son Oscar at the Basper Public Cemetery. Photo by Jake Verzosa

VIDEO: 'Little sister, your big brothers are alive'

Nov 18, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Rodolfo Abuyot has a message for his sister Aiza who does not know whether her mother and nine brothers and sisters survived the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda

ALIVE. Luzviminda Abuyot and her fifth son Rodolfo, one of ten, survived Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Blood from the sky

Oct 17, 2013 - 1:03 PM

Bombs fall from the sky Blood spatters like rain A small boy is killed with a bullet in his head His name was Eithan Ando and this is his story

CLEARED. A wall in Sta. Catalina after government announces the area cleared of rebels. Photo by Patricia Evangelista/Rappler

The gravediggers

Oct 07, 2013 - 4:06 PM

There is a price to any war and in the dim light of the Mercedes Public Cementery far away from the flag wrapped coffins of the young soldiers who offered their lives to the Republic lie 11 faceless men who may or may not have chosen to pay that price

AFTER THE GUNFIRE. Candles left on an MNLF mass grave in the Mercedes Public Cemetery. 27 Sep 2013.jpg

The song of Zamboanga

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:54 AM

It was Michelle who taught Eithan the words to Zamboanga Hermosa Every child of Zamboanga learns it as she learned it herself

ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA. Michelle Candido sheds a tear as she recounts her last days with her son Eithan. Photo by Paolo Villaluna

The children of Sta. Barbara

Sep 26, 2013 - 4:01 PM

9 months pregnant Sheila Arnado escaped Sta Barbara barefoot and followed by gunfire She waits to give birth to her child knowing there is no home to bring her infant to

AFTERMATH. Sheila Arnado at the Enriquez Sports Complex. 25 Sep 2013 Photo by Paolo Villaluna

Workers find ways: The farm worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Farm worker wins lawsuit against hacienda boss in Negros

UPHIL BATTLE. Jolu shares experiences in asserting his rights as sugar farm worker in Negros. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The coop worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Young cooperative worker in Negros reflects on her father s murder after a successful and profitable land reform process

THREATS AND SUCCESS. Cherry Pie reflects on her father's murder. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The factory technician

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme

June of Federation of Coca Cola Unions

Workers find ways: The ship builder

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

A ship builder speaks out on workplace safety

SAFETY. Marste speaks out about safety in the workplace. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The volunteer nurse

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Volunteer nurses pay hospitals to work

PAY TO WORK. Erik says volunteer nurses like him pay hospitals to work. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The domestic helper

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Domestic worker takes Hong Kong employment agency to court

Jasmine of the Progressive Labor Union