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Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents

[Right of Way] Bike commuting: The answer to beating traffic?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?

Report card: How did Duterte fare in last 2 years?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, Rappler asks its readers to grade his performance on 11 subjects culled from his campaign promises

Volunteer for Agos today

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:13 AM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Use the hashtag #FloodPH to report flooded areas or post related updates on agos.rappler.com

Dagupan City under state of calamity

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue

STATE OF CALAMITY. City officials of Dagupan meet on July 21, 2018, after the city was put under state of calamity following heavy rains. Photo from Mayor Belen Fernandez' Facebook Page

Alert level Charlie raised in Batanes as Josie intensifies

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Alert level Bravo was raised in the Babuyan Group of Islands while alert level Alpha was raised in Apayao, Ilocos Norte, the northern part of Cagayan, and northern portion of Ilocos Sur

In Bacolod City, teachers stage rally ahead of SONA 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 3:54 PM

Gualberto Dajao, president of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros, says they hope their concerns will reach President Rodrigo Duterte

[OPINION] Duterte's playlist

Jul 21, 2018 - 12:14 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte has an 'Efficient Fascist Dictator Wannabe' playlist, what songs would be in it?

#MMShakeDrill 2018 still 'far from perfect' – MMDA officials

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement

MMDA employees line up by quadrants outside the MMDA building. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

LIST: SONA 2018 activities, protests

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Several protests and activities are lined up on Monday, July 23, to mark President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

MMDA's #MMShakeDrill: How everything worked

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise?

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Special Rescue Unit (BFP-SRU) search for mock victims while a nurse apply first aid to others inside the Manila City Hall as they participate in the Metro Manila Shake Drill on July 19, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila prepares for the ‘Big One’

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise

Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during the National Disaster Resilience Month with the Theme " Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan" The shake drill was conducted in surprise to make it truthfully. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to 'The Purge' siren

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen

VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Twitter, she accuses her ex-boyfriend of repeatedly beating her up

#StoryOfTheNation: What do you want to hear in SONA 2018?

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM

In the days leading to SONA 2018, bring your story to center stage

MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:48 PM

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What responders, public should do during a terrorist attack

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:06 PM

This is the 10th city-wide earthquake drill and second terror simulation of Pasig City

[OPINION] Why it's time to change the SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'If a government is eager and dedicated to regain the trust and participation of its people, it must make smart decisions that will include them'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

IN PHOTOS: Pasig holds 10th citywide earthquake drill

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Pasig City preps its citizens through realistic simulation exercises in its 10th annual citywide earthquake drill

Pasig citywide earthquake drill. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Women’s groups to Duterte: 'Huwag ka nang mag-SONA'

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:08 PM

According to the group of women advocates, the previous state of the nation addresses delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte do not encapsulate the 'real state of the nation'

SONA. Participants sing Babae during a community singing at the #EveryWoman SONA ng Kababaihan event at the UP Bahay ng Alumni held on July 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters

#BabaeAko movement finds new supporter in Rosario Dawson

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:26 PM

The 'Luke Cage' actress learns about the movement from Gabriela Secretary General Joms Salvador

#BABAEAKO. Actress Rosario Dawson shows her support for the movement fighting against misogyny. Screenshot from Facebook.com/BabaeAko

[OPINION] Faith and fanaticism

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:48 AM

This writer has faith that many more among those who had relied on the promises of Duterte as the panacea to the social ills created or perpetuated by Aquino will see the light

CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:02 AM

If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario?

Date of #MMShakeDrill 2018 will not be announced – MMDA

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:49 AM

The exact date of this year's #MMShakeDrill would not be revealed to the public and responders ahead of time so everyone 'must be prepared at all times,' says the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

#MMSHAKEDRILL. According to MMDA, the annual earthquake drill may happen any day within the third week of June. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

#BabaeAko on Robredo as opposition lead: 'She cannot do it alone’

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The #BabaeAko movement is organizing a protest on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, calling the activity the 'Anti-Misogyny Activists sa SONA', or #AMaSONA.

Donations pour in for student who wrote 'heartbreaking' excuse letter

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Netizens immediately pledge to the school’s foundation after reading the young girl's letter

Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

How do LGUs decide on localized class suspensions?

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Local disaster risk reduction and management offices use scientific data to decide whether it is worth it and safe to send students to school and government employees to work

Floodwaters rose around the Manila City Hall as the afternoon heavy downpour brought about by the effect of Typhoon Maria stranded commuters trying to catch their ride home. July 7, 2018

Metro Manila Pride breaks records in Southeast Asia

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:20 AM

This year's Pride March is estimated to have attracted 25,000 participants

Pride March 2018, Marikina Sports complex. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:08 AM

How are your families preparing for a major disaster?

Mental health also important in DRRM, psychiatrist says

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez believes mental health education will help communities in disaster resilience

MENTAL HEALTH. Dr. June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez talks about Balik Kalipay’s efforts in improving the mental health of several Yolanda victims. Photo by Angelica Yang/Rappler

WATCH: Meet the sign language interpreters of Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PRIDE MARCH. Photo from Rappler

Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,' Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1

#SavePLDTContractuals: Ex-PLDT workers share stories of being jobless

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Aside from narratives of ex-PLDT contracted workers, messages of support from their relatives and friends also flood Twitter

No more plastic bags in San Carlos City

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:01 AM

If they can do it, other cities surely can, too

Tobaccos wrapped in paper material are sold by bulks.Photo by Claudia Gancayco

U.P. NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

How these millennials are fighting mental illness with art, Scripture

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Representing the Philippines, the team of Where There Is Hope will be highlighting their advocacy for mental health awareness at the United Nations Youth Assembly this coming August

Coming out of the shadows: On being LGBT in Mindanao

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:41 PM

The Philippines has been regarded as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Does this hold true for all areas of the country?

Scavenger to degree holder: The story of Jeb Bayawon

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Jeb Bayawon used to live in a landfill in Cagayan de Oro City until he got help to return to school 10 years ago. This year, he marches with fellow graduates of the Mindanao State University – Naawan, bringing him closer to his dream of becoming an educator.

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: MMDA takes corrective action on Katipunan

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority fixes at least 6 problematic road signs and pavement markings along Katipunan Avenue

[OPINION] Women in the shadows of Duterte’s drug war

Jun 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war

[OPINION] Celebrating safe spaces and diversity in schools

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'It was during my college journey that I fully accepted who I really am'

#BabaeAko among Time’s 25 'Most Influential People on the Internet'

Jun 29, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The Filipino movement that began as a social media campaign gets global recognition

Babae Ako groups march from Luneta to Liwasang Bonifacio to join the Hindipendence Protest Rally today in celebration of the Independence Day. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Communicating climate change solutions to different sectors

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Environmental advocates across the country promote different solutions to global warming to the public, relevant industries, and the government

COMMUNICATING SOLUTIONS. Different stakeholders address the pressing need to disseminate solutions to phasing out HFCs. Photo by Gaby N. Baizas/Rappler.com

[OPINION] The extra struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'

LOOK: Public school teacher uses technology to check class attendance

Jun 28, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Public teacher Michael Angelo C. Maleriado of the General Emilio Aguinaldo National High School introduces a new way of checking and recording attendance