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Climate change pilgrimage: Winning hearts and minds

Jan 19, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'Our destination is not Katowice or Paris; it’s the hearts and minds of the people,' says street artist and environment activist AG Saño

PILGRIMAGE. Pope Francis meets with participants of the Climate Pilgrimage in Trieste, Italy. Photo by Albert Lozada

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

A FAVOR. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down a Sinulog-themed tarpaulin by Imee Marcos since "Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization" of the annual festival. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook Page.

Leyte university apologizes to Bretman Rock, Manny MUA over dress code poster

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Leyte Normal University assures the social media personalities that the poster was made 'without malicious intentions of maligning your persons'

As crop prices drop, netizens call to support local farmers

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Netizens share calls for support for farmers from the public and the government through #StandWithFarmers

Senate to remove P8 billion right-of-way funds in 2019 budget

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Senators say the slashed budget may be used for restoring budgets for other agencies such as the Department of Health

REDUCE BUDGET. Senator Panfilo Lacson seeks the removal of the right-of-way acquisition budget for low performing projects in 2018 which amounts to more than P7 billion. File photo of road from DPWH; file photo of Senator Panfilo Lacson from Senate PRIB

DBM denies Bangsamoro plebiscite funds ‘missing’

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says P111.8M has been allocated in the 2018 budget for the plebiscite, while P95.8M is proposed in the 2019 budget

PLEBISCITE. Members of the Muslim community rally outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila as they join in the start of the plebiscite and campaign period for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law on December 7, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Unemployment to rise if P75B removed from DPWH budget – Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'It will increase poverty. Those who cannot find jobs will get poor,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the removal of P75-billion 'insertion in the public works budget

LESS JOBS. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says removing the P75-billion budget in DPWH funds can affect employment. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Facing persecution at home, Ahmadiyya Muslims find refuge in Manila

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The Philippines is home to hundreds of refugees who identify as Ahmadiyya Muslims, a sect of Islam that's constantly under attack in Muslim-majority countries. Less than 30 of them struggle to make a living in Metro Manila.

LESSONS. Refugee children participate in a history trivia lesson organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the Philippines at their center in Paranaque City in Eid al-fitr, an Islamic festival that marks the end of the month of fasting in 2018. Photo by Talha Ali

Gov’t can implement salary hike without 2019 budget – lawmakers

Jan 08, 2019 - 6:23 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr warns he would take DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno to court if the government fails to implement the salary hike by January 15

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (L) and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr (R) says DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno (center) can implement the salary hike without the 2019 budget for now.

VIRAL: Laguna teacher draws portraits of her 27 students as Christmas gifts

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'I wanted to give them something special. That way they will be inspired to study harder,' says Roselyn Barcoma of the the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao

How Tropical Depression Usman affected schools

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger

FLOODED SCHOOLS. Several schools in Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro experience flooding due to Tropical Depression Usman. File photos from Roel Paul Registrado and Twitter user @opparisyon

[Right of Way] Wishlist and New Year's resolutions for 2019

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:09 PM

It's Right of Way's 1st anniversary. Here's a wrap up of the issues we tackled the past year.

'Unglorious': Netizens outraged over Tony Labrusca’s airport outburst

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Netizens say that what the actor did at the immigration desk was wrong, but shaming him for his alleged sexual orientation is a low blow

UNGLORIUS. Netizens slam Tony Labrusca's behavior towards immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport but called on netizens to stay relevant when talking about the issue.

Giving back: Holiday social initiatives fuel Movers’ 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:45 PM

'When one steps up to the challenge and others pledge their help, we can put smiles in the faces of the children,' says Mover Dandreb Arro

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:52 PM

People affected by Tropical Depression Usman need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

These issues made headlines in 2018… and netizens were 'shookt'

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Mocha Uson, Imelda Marcos, and the revocation of Rappler's license to operate are among the most talked about issues on social media in the Philippines in 2018

Netizens rage over Cove Manila's balloon drop world record attempt

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:22 PM

According to the Guinness World Records website, record managers no longer monitor attempts which are detrimental to the environment

#InspireCourage: Little acts of kindness captivate netizens in Christmas 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Little acts of kindness go a long way this Christmas 2018

MMDA wants to 'diet' EDSA lanes, proposes slimmer roads

Dec 27, 2018 - 3:41 PM

MMDA proposes to narrow down EDSA lanes from the existing width of 3.4 meters to a slim 2.8 meters

EDSA TRAFFIC. Bumper to bumper traffic along EDSA at the height of monsoon rains on August 11, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Uncivilized, undisciplined’: Netizens bash littering visitors in Luneta

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:38 PM

There was a lot of trash talk when netizens found out about the garbage in Luneta on Christmas Day

Luneta photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

After trash litters Luneta, watchdog asks: Keep parks clean

Dec 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

After visitors left their trash in Luneta Park on Christmas Day, Ecowaste Coalition reminds the public that littering is strongly discouraged

CLEAN-UP. A street cleaner gathers used plastic bottles, plastic bags, and trash left behind from visitors during their holiday celebration in Luneta Park. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#TakeAction: Moments that brought communities together in 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Some of the extraordinary moments from ordinary citizens that brought communities together

‘End contractualization’: Sumifru workers spend Christmas at protest camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Instead of spending Christmas with their families in Compostela Valley, they build a Christmas tree made out of scraps at their protest camp in Liwasang Bonifacio

Giving voice to the voiceless: Stories of courage and resilience in 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Let's look back at some of the stories that renewed hope and inspired Filipinos in 2018

Ateneo bully's alleged address? It belongs to pastor's family

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:40 PM

As the bullying controversy blows up on social media, so do speculations and false information

What you can do if your child is being bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The recent incidents of bullying that sparked outrage online raised this important question: What should you do if your child is being bullied?

[Right of Way] Risky behavior: The problem with MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Is it safe to cross two bus lanes in a short distance in order to make a right turn?

#NeverTolerateBullying: Netizens demand swift action from Ateneo

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:09 PM

How do you think should the academic institution address this bullying incident?

WATCH: What can you do to prepare for disasters?

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

There are little things you can do to prepare for disasters in the hazard-prone country that is the Philippines

[OPINION] More urgency for the Philippines after Poland climate talks

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'

How to help Mang Nanie, the man who made his home a public library

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:34 AM

The story of 66-year-old Hernando Guanlao captivates netizens. Here's how you can find him and help him continue his mission.

Inquirer manager found, now in hospital

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Inquirer.net manager Angelica Katigbak Carreon is now recuperating in a hospital, says her family

Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Check out some of the floats that came with their own messages during this year's UP Lantern Parade

POWER OF WORDS. The bangkang papel lantern took third place for for this year's best lantern contest. It featured poems, research and stories written by UP gradutes and faculty members. Photo by Jazmin Tremblay/Rappler

Beyond the pages: Man turns home into public library

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:59 AM

66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books

IN PHOTOS: Despite the rain, UP Lantern Parade 2018 shines on

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:52 AM

Around 3,000 people attend this year's UP lantern parade

University of the Philippines brightens up once again with colorful lanterns for the 2018 UP Lantern Parade with artworks depicting social issues in the country. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'On what grounds?' Netizens question martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Restricting 'the freedom of many because of the radical minds of [a] few is too much,' says one Mindanaoan

DPWH taps Project Noah maps to identify hazard areas, no-build zones

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

DPWH's guidelines to acquire permits, certifications in projects within potentially high-hazard areas now includes using Project Noah's hazard maps as reference

LODI honors Filipino journalists for defending press freedom

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:55 PM

12 journalists are honored for their achievement in the cause of press freedom, including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

TIMELINE: Bong Revilla's plunder case and the pork barrel scam

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:25 PM

After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal

FREE. Former Senaror Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr arrives at the Sandiganbayan on Friday, December 07, 2018, to attend hearing in his plunder case promulgation. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What breeds frat wars? U.P sociology dep't conducts campus teach-ins

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'Violence is in our everyday lives, and if we want to get rid of violence [in our society], we have to get rid of it in our everyday lives,' professor Jo Dionisio tells students

FRATERNITIES AND SOCIETY. Professor Gerry Lanuza talks about the the patriarchal system in families. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

U.P. Board of Regents withdraws recommendation to reappoint Spocky Farolan

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse for sowing fear and confusion,' says the UP Board of Regents, following Spocky Farolan's post threatening the Ateneo Blue Eagles

Kadaiyahan Festival 2018 to highlight inclusivity for LGBT community in Mindanao

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10

U.P. community calls on regent to resign following controversial UAAP post

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:01 AM

They say his behavior is unbecoming of a UP official and is not representative of the principles the state university upholds

[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment

Ateneo, U.P. student councils unite vs impunity, misogyny

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Ateneo and UP Diliman student councils jointly urge those watching the UAAP Finals opener live to wear black as 'protest against violence, impunity, and misogyny'

Congressmen, senators to get millions each in 2019 budget – Andaya

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya insists these aren't pork barrel funds, as lawmakers will not have the power to reallocate the money for other projects

NOT PORK BARREL? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says legislators will have to itemize the projects to be funded by the allocations given to them under the proposed 2019 budget. Screenshot by Rappler

Student journalists call for justice on 9th year of Maguindanao massacre

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'It’s frustrating to know that the justice system in the Philippines is clogged and the people behind the killings are not yet convicted,' says journalism student Frances Acorda

3 resign from U.P. student council amid fraternity scandal

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'A change in leadership is called for to effectively transition the responsibility of investigating and deliberating these concerns,' University Student Council chairman Yael Toribio, a member of Upsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity, says in his resignation letter

Despite his Upsilon ties, U.P. president commits to resolve frat issues

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Upsilon itself conducts an investigation into the so-called #LonsiLeaks, the results of which will be given to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Rappler Talk: How girl scouts contribute to nation-building

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Who run the world? Girl Scouts.