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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.

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

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

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.'

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

LGUs can now set slower speed limits on local roads

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Cities and municipalities can pass ordinances that set speed limits lower than what a national law prescribes, because they know better the road situations in their areas

SPEED LIMITS. DOTr, in partnership with DPWH and DILG, launched Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2018-001 that mandates LGUs to set their own speed limits. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

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

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.

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

Environmentalist: There's no reason to fear Great White Shark sighting in Aurora

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Shark attacks are extremely rare

Caritas Philippines: ‘A government that curtails press freedom is insecure'

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Archbishop Tirona says, 'the (SEC) action smacks of a reign of terror, an arrogant and high-handed warning to the media practitioners that do not kowtow to the administration'

'Walang jeep': Stranded commuters air disappointment amid crackdown on old jeepneys

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The campaign, run by i-ACT's Task Force Alamid, aims to rid the streets of smoke-belching, dilapidated, and other 'road-unworthy' vehicles, as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte

Pro-democracy organization slams writers group for ‘casting aspersions without evidence'

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The group Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI) says the letter of the 'concerned writers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao' posted online 'cast doubt and aspersion without evidence' against Rappler

P283-B increase in local gov't funds possible without Cha-Cha – Recto

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Raising the internal revenue allotment of local governments can be done through ordinary legislation, says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto

CHA-CHA. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said Charter Change is not needed to increase internal revenue allotment. File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Mocha Uson never embodied Thomasian values – UST students

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Tinututulan namin ang paggawad ng award ng Alumni Association sa isang propagandista ng rehimeng pumapatay at mukha ng black propaganda na si Mocha Uson,' says a UST student leader

Solidum: Mayon eruption may not be over

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Here is a list of reminders for the public during and after a volcanic eruption

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

UST distances itself from Uson award, says it's from alumni association

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has 'its own board of trustees and operates independently'

DSWD gives P5 million in aid to LGUs affected by Mayon

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There are now at least 6,459 families or 24,381 persons in 29 evacuation centers in Camalig, Guinobatan, Daraga, Ligao, Malilipot, Sto Domingo, and Tabaco

Farmers in Camalig town till their farmland while the restive Mayon volcano is ejecting lava falling down towards Barangay Miisi, gully in Daraga, Albay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

UST student council denounces award given to Mocha Uson

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

According to UST's highest student government body, Uson does not deserve the award because 'she does not, in any way, embody the ideals of a real Thomasian'

Over 150 school publication advisers join webinar on online publishing

Jan 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The free webinar tackles topics on effective storytelling techniques and responsible use of social media

Netizens speak out for press freedom on Black Friday

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter

Suppressing media is suppressing people's demands – progressive groups, advocates

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Isa itong senyas na natatakot na ang Duterte regime sa mga mamamahayag dahil nabibisto sila sa karumdumal na ginagawa,' says Block Marcos spokesperson Lorenzo de Vera

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Several groups joined the mass action in Quezon City to defend press freedom. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Philippines Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Fight for press freedom: Join the NUJP Black Friday protest on January 19

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Wear black wherever you are or join the rally at the Boy Scout Circle, the roundabout at Timog and Tomas Morato intersection in Quezon City, on Friday at 6 pm

Oldest alliance of college editors urges PH media to unite for press freedom

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines invites media practitioners and concerned citizens to join the 'Black Friday Protest for Press Freedom' at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on January 19 at 6pm

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

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

Memes help spark movement to defend press freedom in PH

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:56 PM

For the creators of the protest signs, the SEC order to revoke Rappler's registration curtails press freedom and freedom of expression

Campus journalists say press freedom is everyone’s battle

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:54 PM

For school publications and student journalism groups, this is not Rappler's battle alone

UP Diliman College of Mass Communications students held a protest against the oppresion of media of Duterte government in particular the SEC cancellation of incorporation of Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SEC closure order vs Rappler a move toward dictatorship - activists

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

'Closing down Rappler means one less independent media through which environmental advocates can stand up to the oligarchs and corporations that seem to run the Duterte government’s agenda nowadays', a group says

'Rappler now, who's next?' – netizens

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:17 PM

For many netizens, the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke Rappler's registration is a blatant attack against press freedom and freedom of speech

Marine scientist calls for stronger action to protect Philippine seas

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Marine scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly says that their report has shown that the catch of fisheries across the globe is not only much higher than what is being reported by FAO – it has also been declining in the past two decades.

Netizens say sexual abuse is 'not a laughing matter'

Jan 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While many lauded Josiah Weihman for being courageous enough to share his story, there are some who seem to disregard the issue

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

The effects of sexual harassment on children

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Clinical psychologist Karina Therese Fernandez, executive director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychology Services, says the most common long-term effect of sexual abuse is depression