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[Right of Way] Why traffic rules matter

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Ever heard of the broken window theory? That probably explains the chaos in Metro Manila's streets.

WATCH: Book launch of 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:43 PM

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan writes a fascinating account of the long and stormy process behind the enactment of the reproductive health law

Twitter rally vs rising prices: #HirapMagmahal, #PresyoIbaba trend

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Netizens blast yet another increase in the price of basic services

Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards?

Are Filipino communities prepared for a tsunami?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:04 AM

In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

TSUNAMI. Are PH's coastal communities prepared for a tsunami scenario?

How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved

WATCH: What students, faculty, alumni think about AFP’s red-tagging of schools

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Teachers and students air their views on the military's move to tag their schools as places of communist recruitment for an ouster plot against President Duterte

SPEAK OUT. Students, faculty, and alumni share their thoughts on the military's red-tagging of schools.

Rep Wes Gatchalian apologizes for car blocking PWD ramp

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Valenzuela 1st District Representative Wes Gatchalian issues a public apology but some netizens say he should do more

Senate approves bill requiring car safety seats for kids on final reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Under Senate Bill 1971, children aged 12 and below cannot be left unattended inside a vehicle

APPROVED. Senate approves the bill requiring child restraints in private vehicles. Rappler file photo

WATCH: How Cebu's skateboarders are fighting for their own space

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Margielyn Didal's victory in the 2018 Asian Games has given hope to the skateboarding community in Cebu

Rappler Talk: Why is it important to #HackSociety

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Rappler talks to previous #HackSociety winners Pamela Mejia and Robi del Rosario at 5pm on Friday, October 5

[Right of Way] Where the sidewalk ends: The woes of being a pedestrian in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Why are sidewalks an afterthought in the construction of the metro's road network?

Mocha resigned? Netizens doubt it's her last act

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Speculations on why the controversial ex-communications official stepped down flood Twitter

Which is UP Diliman’s student paper: ‘Philippine Collegian’ or ‘Rebel Kule’?

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

A controversy in the editorial exams of the 'Philippine Collegian' leads to the revival of an alternative 'official' students' publication. How will this be resolved?

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

How K-9 units helped in Naga and Itogon landslide search operations

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:43 PM

For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death

Making their blood boil: Netizens rage over Bertiz’s period excuse

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Men and women alike point out that having a monthly period is not a valid reason for ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's rude behavior

OUT FOR BLOOD. Netizens express their disapproval over ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's excuse for his behavior.

Superheroes: Teachers of the Alternative Learning System

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Consolacion Tag would not have been a teacher if not for the Alternative Learning System

#FindingCharlie makes waves online after coral reef vandal

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Vince Tenchavez: 'To Charlie's dive buddies who witnessed him do this but did nothing to stop him, shame on you as well. You all should know better.'

WHO'S CHARLIE? The #FindingCharlie hashtag made waves on social media after the name was vandalized on coral reef. Photo courtesy of Vince Tenchaves

Ejercito blames new leadership after House voids Road Board abolition

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Asked why lawmakers at the House would do that, Ejercito says, 'Your guess is as good as mine'

ABOLISH? Senator JV Ejercito talks to the media about the need to abolish the Road Board. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

Fighting disinformation is a community effort, say journalists

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'If fact-checking and truth-telling [are] to win against the propaganda machine, they need the effort of the communities, the campus journalists, and the citizen journalists from the ground, says Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go

[Right of Way] Caught on cam: A motorist's Makati mishap

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

What went wrong here?

From Luzon to Mindanao, youths vow to fight return of dictatorship under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) Hundreds of Filipino youth gather in key cities across the country on Friday, September 21, condemning the similarities of Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte

UP students, staff may be excused for Sept 21 activities

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:45 AM

'I am encouraging all administrators, faculty, students, and staff throughout the system to participate in meaningful and peaceful activities,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

Progressive youth organization such as League of Filipino Students, Kabataan Partylist conduct a National Day of Walkout against de facto Martial Law and Duterte's tyrannical rule. Call against Oplan Tokhang inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

SCHEDULE: 46th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Several activities are lined up for Friday, September 21, in Metro Manila and the regions to commemorate the declaration of Proclamation 1081

A day before the commemoration of the 46th Martial Law Anniversary, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, artist apply finishing touches on the giant art heads of the late president "Marcos and Duterte" the present president. The late President Marcos was the author of the September 21, 1972 Martial Law, while President Rody Duterte is the architect of the present Mindanao Martial Law. The arts of heads of former president Gloria Arroyo half with the late president Marcos head (left), former senator Bongbong Marcos head half with his fathers head (right) and president Duterte's head (center) is transformable to giant head of the late dictator Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How you can help Ompong-hit Agta community in Cagayan

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The story of Agta leader Marlon Rosalem who walked 6 hours to the Baggao town center to seek help for his typhoon-hit community has inspired netizens

Do you want to help 'inspiring' student Jeric Reyes of Atimonan, Quezon?

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:57 PM

As others prepared for Typhoon Ompong, Grade 11 student Jeric Reyes stayed in school for a few more hours to finish his homework because they had no electricity at home

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

IN PHOTOS: Tarlac rice fields turn into a lake

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields

GONE. Two days ago, this was a rice field with crops scheduled to be harvested next week. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Victims who lost houses after Lawin suffer same fate after Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'I don't know where I will get money to rebuild my house,' says 29-year-old William Quillopo, who again lost his house after Typhoon Ompong

DESTROYED HOUSE. Suzette Caayo shows what is left of her house in Tuguegarao City. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Christian churches seek donations for Filipinos hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong

TYPHOON OMPONG. Residents of Barangay Banaba in San Mateo, Rizal, suffer flooding due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on September 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: 5 dead in Baguio City due to Typhoon Ompong flood

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:34 PM

At least 5 people have died and 5 are missing due to the typhoon, says Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan

FLOODS. Baguio Flood caused strong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:57 PM

People affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Caritas sends initial P1 million for areas hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'Bukas ang ating mga simbahan para makatulong sa inyo,' says Cabanatuan Bishop Sofronio Bancud

TYPHOON'S IMPACT. Tuguegarao is one of the areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Philippines. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

LRT, MRT operational as Typhoon Ompong brings rain to Metro Manila

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:52 AM

However, the LRT1 experiences a power supply issue that limits its operations on Saturday morning, September 15

METRO TRAINS. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal warned of landslides

Sep 15, 2018 - 6:39 AM

Bulacan, under Signal No. 2, will have 'stormy' weather on Saturday, September 15, while the rest of the Greater Metro Manila Area can expect rain with gusty winds, says Pagasa

DFA giving P5,000 aid for OFWs stranded due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 10:26 PM

Claims will be processed starting Saturday, September 15, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and Davao International Airport

STRANDED. Around 600 passengers stranded in Dumaguete port were brought to Dumaguete City High School that serves as an evacuation center. LTFRB Photo

WATCH: What can you do about plastic pollution

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The world is producing 400 million tons of plastics every year, mostly packaging discarded after just one use

Catholic Church prepares to help those hit by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle mobilizes the disaster response arm of his archdiocese to assist Filipinos who will be affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

TYPHOON OMPONG. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle mobilizes help for Filipinos to be affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rant session? Netizens dismayed by Duterte's Q and A with Panelo

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Netizens express their frustration over the téte-a-téte

#MoveCDO participants vow to stop disinformation

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO

#MoveCDO attendees use truth and fact checking as the foundation for their pledge to join the fight against disinformation.

Cagayan de Oro exhibit sheds light on the marginalized

Sep 02, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Issues tackled by the artworks include the displacement of the indigenous communities and the exploitation of natural resources in Mindanao

INCLUSIVE ART. Guests of the Primal Exhibit by Artsada Kagay-an, Inc. (AKI) view works of art by local artists. The exhibit aims to spread awareness about the realities faced by misrepresented and marginalized sectors in society. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

[Right of Way] Why the PH doesn't have enough mass transport options

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon talk about the sorry state of transportation as they commute from Quezon City to Makati

Donate books, help Lumad students finish college

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Community Technical College of Southeastern Mindanao targets to complete a 3,000-book requirement by September 20, to get a permit from the Commission on Higher Education

Take part in ‘#MoveCDO: Social good in the digital age’ forum

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now! If you're interested in joining the workshop, send a message to MovePH's Facebook or Twitter!

How the cash-based budget affects DepEd

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Education received the lion's share of funds in the proposed 2019 National Expenditure Program. What does the proposed shift to a cash-based budget system look like for the Department of Education?

[Right of Way] Will MMDA's driver-only car ban on EDSA work?

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and friends Debbie Rodrigo and Dayo Montalbo drive along EDSA and talk about the controversial ban. What is this new scheme all about, and will it work?

VIRAL: Heartwarming video of Cebu inmates singing 'Pagsubok' at grad rites

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

'It's never too late. As long as you have the grit, then everything will be possible,' says Consolacion Councilor Johannes Alegado, who posted the viral video on Facebook

Inmates from the Municipality of Consolacion in Cebu graduates from Alternative Learning System on August 20, 2018. Photo from Councilor Joannes Alegado

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.