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Filipino youth lead nationwide 'walkout' for freedom and democracy

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:39 PM

'The youth will continue to fight outside the four walls of their classrooms to push for basic socio-economic reforms that are not only beneficial to the youth, but to all marginalized and oppressed sectors of the society,' says Kabataan Partlist representative Sarah Elago

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Campus journos 'defend press freedom' during NSPC 2018 awarding ceremonies

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:01 PM

'It's not just a contest for us. we will uphold press freedom even though we just came from a small island province,' says a campus journalist from Virac, Catanduanes

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join nationwide walkout vs Duterte

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Thousands of protesters march the streets in various cities around the country to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged repressive policies against the poor, and to fight for press freedom and human rights

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 3

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

How can pavement markings make or break traffic flow along our roads?

UP chancellor endorses February 23, 24 activities vs EJKs, attack on press freedom

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:08 AM

'We need to encourage our students to participate in the activities as part of their education,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says

The different faces of press freedom violations vs campus journalists

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Based on records of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, at least 200 of the 800 cases of campus press freedom violations are related to the withholding of funds, the lifeblood of student-run publications

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

#NSPC2018: John Nery encourages campus journos to keep on writing

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:59 PM

"Choose, not just your battles, but your battleground," says Nery in the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Schools Press Conference

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

NUJP to Duterte: 'Shame on you for displaying extreme pettiness'

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has acted much like a petulant child throwing a fit' when he banned Rappler's Pia Ranada from Palace coverage

VIRAL: Korean tourist shares bad experience in Clark airport

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:40 PM

It is SeonKyung's first time to visit the Philippines, and says that she never wants to come back again

Briones: No exclusivity, money involved in Rappler-DepEd partnership

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:44 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the Securities and Exchange Commission decision to revoke the articles of incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings as the basis for the department's termination of its partnership with Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Colors, excitement fill NSPC 2018 opening

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Here are some pictures taken by campus journalists themselves at the National Schools Press Conference in Dumaguete City

[OPINION] What does it take to be an aid worker?

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:54 PM

'There are lessons to be learned indeed. We can start by looking into the so-called internal organizational culture, a rather tough nut to crack, and delve into it to make the improvements.'

Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime

How Cagayan de Oro empowers youth in local governance

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Oro Youth Code details its unique and salient features which include 'the creation of the Oro Youth Development Office and the institutionalization of its council'

Local bands perform at UP Fair for press freedom

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom

UP Fair Live Jam

Go beyond competition, 1967 NSSPC champ tells campus journos

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:57 AM

'One should know the difference between a campus writer and campus journalists. When you're a campus journalist, you write with purpose,' says 1967 National Secondary Schools Press Conference champ Perfecto Martin

 Photo by Bong Santisteban/Rappler

Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Local government officials should be at the forefront of disaster preparedness efforts, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, after the first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Quezon City

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mud, debris fill Surigao del Sur streets after Basyang onslaught

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:11 PM

On social media, netizens posted pictures showing the damages caused by Tropical Storm Basyang.

Rappler Talk with Peter Greste: Strong journalism in the age of strongmen

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

VIRAL: Old man sells P10-Valentine gifts in Cavite

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Mang Pedring's sheer joy at the sale of his handcrafted products inspires a social media post that has been making the rounds online

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How Duterte supporters swarmed the ICC Facebook page

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'All the posts of the past two days have been swarmed and attacked by Filipino trolls – every single post. It is crazy and it is full of non-sequiturs,' says computer programmer Carlos Nazareno

IN PHOTOS: How the church is helping families affected by Mayon Volcano

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

According to the humanitarian arm of the Catholic church, their goal is to provide opportunities for others to help those who are in need

Feeding program of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Guinobatan, Albay, assisted by some student-volunteers and choir members.  Venue: Bubulusan Elementary School, Guinobatan, Albay  200 Families; 690 individuals  Photo by Angie de Silva

Leonen on holding the line: 'It involves knowing, critical analysis'

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen urges the public to be discerning of their actions on social media, which he describes as a platform that has the power 'to create digital amnesia and dull critical thinking'

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fake news law can be 'dangerous' – former Al Jazeera correspondent

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'If the law can be loosely interpreted, at some point it will be loosely interpreted,' says former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NDRRMC: Brace for flooding, landslides brought by Tropical Storm Basyang

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Residents living along the forecasted track of the tropical storm are encouraged to prepare for possible flooding and landslides

PREPARATIONS. Members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Pre-Disaster Risk Assesment Core Group meet to discuss the preparations for the effects of Tropical Storm Basyang on February 12. Photo by NDRRMC.

Journalists should always stand up against fake information

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mestiza in Manila: What no one tells you when you move to the homeland

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

OFW victim in Taiwan earthquake was family breadwinner

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Melody Albano Castro leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter and a husband with a disability

TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV

UP students, jeepney drivers protest against jeepney phaseout

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The Department of Transportation brings its 'Oplan Alis Bulok, Alis Usok' project to the University of the Philippines - Diliman after DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade reportedly received text complaints about dilapidated jeepneys in the campus

Why UP Fair is ingrained in the university culture

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

'It creates an avenue for appreciation for original Pinoy music and at the same time, an avenue for UP students to come together in unity calling for social change,' says Julie Corridor on the significance of UP Fair in the UP culture

[Right Of Way] Traffic enforcement: Be careful what you wish for

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin finds himself on the receiving end of traffic enforcement – his driver's license gets confiscated!

Campus journos 'disappointed' over DepEd's termination of partnership with Rappler

Feb 07, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The termination occurs two weeks before the National Schools Press Conference in Dumaguete City

#BidaAngHanda earthquake drill set for February 15

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards

Lack of condom use contributes to rising HIV infections in PH

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:17 PM

'Successive Philippine governments have failed miserably to propagate condom use and educate young Filipinos to avoid HIV transmission,' says Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch

IN PHOTOS: Media groups give aid to Eastern Samar residents

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Over 300 households in Barangay Can-ilay receive goods from the visiting journalists, who are assisted by the DSWD and the military

OUTREACH. Members of the media, along with DSWD and the military bring goods to remote villages in Eastern Samar. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

[Right Of Way] The fault in our signs, part 2

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

This vlog is the second in a series about road signs and pavement markings

VIRAL: Uber driver eating on the road inspires netizens

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Netizens lauds Uber driver Teofisto Torres who was seen eating his meal from a plastic bag while driving through traffic in Metro Manila

UP student groups vow bigger protests vs Duterte gov't

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Progressive groups based at the state university are gearing for a bigger protest on Friday, February 23

Photo by Angie de Silva

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

Why campus journalists should go beyond classrooms

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:58 PM

In the course of Philippine history, several campus publications stayed true to this role of shaping public opinion. They’ve gone beyond the 4 walls of the classroom and tackled the same issues hounding the country.

DepEd, Ilocos Sur ink partnership for Palarong Pambansa 2018

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:08 AM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the province’s state-of-the-art sports facilities in choosing the host province for this year’s Palarong Pambansa

1500m finals at the EBJ Sports Complex in Antique on April 27, 2017.

DSWD waives conditions for release of 4Ps fund to Mayon victims

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albay to build mega tent city for Mayon evacuees

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Bicolano businessman Elizalde Co has offered the use of his land for a tent city that can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 families, says Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara

MAYON EVACUEES. Families occupy a classroom used as temporary shelter. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

VIRAL: Siargao resort draws flak for promoting island to foreigners seeking partners

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

In an interview with Rappler, resort owner Andreas Mikoleiczik explains that the description written on the website does not aim to promote the island for sex tourism

Making cleaner energy from pesky water hyacinth

Jan 28, 2018 - 1:11 PM

A group of millennial entrepreneurs finds a way to reduce world's dependence on dirty coal using a very unlikely material: water hyacinth