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.
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 law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'
(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months
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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
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
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
Help could not get to a woman about to give birth in Isabela A mobile phone call became her lifeline
According to the narrative now held acceptable under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte Jhay Lord Clemente deserved to die
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
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
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
Follow the life and trials of a woman whose battle with hunger is staged daily in a sugarcane farm
The PNP Special Action Force marks the first year 44 of their brethren were killed in the Mamasapano clash
Cristina Gonzales Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016
The cerebral calculating Floyd Mayweather versus the crowd pleasing slugger Manny Pacquiao Who will win on May 2?
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
Families caught in the crossfire of rival Moro groups speak of burning homes and lost livelihoods
What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words songs and sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?
Edgardo Almazan lost his wife and 3 children to a typhoon called Yolanda One year after he waits for them to come home
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
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
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
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
As a debutante former SEC Commissioner Jenny Cueto received a very unlikely gift from her father: a vehicle to achieve financial freedom
A follow up on Rappler s short documentary Three Days Here s how donors and volunteers can help
In their sleep they try to forget the physical pains of hunger and the problems that await them tomorrow
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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
This is the story of Jaime Bontoc a survivor of super typhoon Haiyan
Ken Nodado is a 22 year old tricycle driver who saw his house crushed by two ships after typhoon Yolanda
In this short documentary profile by Patricia Evangelista Rappler tells the love story of a bisexual father and the daughter he named after Cleopatra
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It was Michelle who taught Eithan the words to Zamboanga Hermosa Every child of Zamboanga learns it as she learned it herself
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
Young cooperative worker in Negros reflects on her father s murder after a successful and profitable land reform process
Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme
Agency worker helps form the first union in an industrial estate in Cebu
Labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice