From the Muslim rebel who witnessed the long road to a Bangsamoro Organic Law to a powerful family determined to keep towns they influence out of the new Bangsamoro region, here’s the cast of characters who play a role in the upcoming Mindanao plebiscite
Rappler identifies the key groups and clans that have shaped and influenced the region over the years. What's in store for them in the future Bangsamoro autonomous region?
Answers to 5 questions to get you up to speed before voting day on January 21
The Senate has only 35 days if it wants to initiate investigations into contracts bagged by relatives of Solicitor General Jose Calida and former presidential assistant Bong Go
Here's how you can avoid diseases which are common during cold weather
Reelectionists and former senators are in the lead, some newcomers are gaining ground, while the rest still have to catch up if they want to be in the 'Magic 12' in the May 2019 polls
The yearly feast is expected to gather millions of devotees in the country’s historic capital
(UPDATED) All new government projects will be delayed and expansion plans for some key services and programs will be affected until the 2019 budget is passed
(UPDATED) He was a vice mayor who ascended to the mayoral post after the incumbent died in the middle of 2018
We list down the stories most read and most reacted on by Rappler readers
(UPDATED) We lost a number of Filipino icons and newsmakers in 2018 in various fields, from politics to sports, from business to showbiz
Queries into databases of previous and current police personnel, including those who are absent without leave, yield no one with the reported name of the parent of the alleged bully
Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas
While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years
From shutting down an island for half a year to reviving ancient barter trade, President Rodrigo Duterte has tried to implement some crazy-sounding policies
Here are the former military and police generals appointed by President Duterte to key posts in government
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
The 40 consist of former and current law enforcers, Customs and importing industry employees, and suspected Chinese personalities
(UPDATED) Legal terms are sometimes confused with each other, even by trial judges and media practitioners
After a release order and 4 years of imprisonment, former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr will be free, following his acquittal
The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease
Rosmari Carandang is appointed to the Supreme Court after making it to the short list at least 5 times
Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.
(UPDATED) The death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos triggers massive condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs
Malacañang releases 7 of the 29 agreements signed between the Philippines and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. See the released documents here.
Starting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's official visit, President Duterte has hosted 4 other leaders, including Xi Jinping. How do these visits compare to one another?
The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit
(UPDATED) China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is a revival of the ancient silk road trading route that would link Asian markets with economic circles in Europe
Rappler lists over 100 agreements and pledges that have been made between Manila and Beijing since President Rodrigo Duterte took office
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
The education department says its Special Program in Foreign Language 'aims to enhance the ability of learners to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace'
Chinese President Xi Jinping's leadership is driven by his vision of the 'Chinese dream' – the great renewal and rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in all aspects
Remember the duet of Fidel V. Ramos and Jiang Zemin, or the awkward walk of Noynoy Aquino and Xi Jinping?
In the weeks leading to a framework agreement on joint exploration with China, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes the Philippines' need for oil
The killing of Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion ends his more than two decades of working in government
Pinag-utos ngayon ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang pagbabago sa ilang ruta ng mga bus
Here are the available routes as of November 12
Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity
Tanging ang mga dyip na may bagong fare matrix lamang ang puwedeng maningil ng P10 na pasahe
The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, is a lawyer, media personality, and diplomat rolled into one
10 companies are poised to slug it out on November 7 for the 3rd major telecommunications slot. Get to know their track record and financial health.
Most of those running for senator are male, married, and approaching their senior years
From visiting graves to flying kites, people from all over the world have their own unique traditions to remember and honor the dead
Pets, like humans, deserve decent farewells on their final days on earth
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
Less than 3 years in power, President Rodrigo Duterte has already had 3 BOC commissioners, 3 presidential spokesmen, and 3 foreign secretaries
According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world
Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City
The embattled Customs intelligence officer is part of Duterte’s drug list, and has emerged in the House and Senate probes as facilitator of the shipment of the controversial magnetic lifters