While investors are not seen to pull out their investments in the near future, risk consultant Bob Herrera-Lim says the current political atmosphere may affect the decisions of those eyeing long-term business in the Philippines
On Thursday, May 17, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Roberto 'Bob' Herrera-Lim on how the situation in the Philippines specifically affects the business sector and perceptions of investors
Join us as we make sense of these stories and what they mean for the public: Boracay's 6-month closure, diplomatic crisis with Kuwait, corruption in the PNP-SAF, disinformation and propaganda in the Philippines
In this video, the last in a series of conversations about press freedom, journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it's important to keep reporting
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
'We're talking about sovereignty here. We're not just talking about [the] economic provision per se,' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft
'The principal issue is still the question of: How do you deal with the constitutional limits that are before us?' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft
In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world
On Wednesday, April 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to University of the Philippines Political Science associate professor Herman Kraft on the issues surrounding joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President
Join us as we make sense of these stories and what it means for the public: Malacañang's ban on Rappler, the quo warranto petition to remove Sereno, and state surveillance in the Philippines
'For human rights advocates and for those who believe that we should be a member of the International Criminal Court, there is a certain risk in bringing it to the SC given the political atmosphere where it is operating now,” CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz says
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead
On Thursday, April 5, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz on the possible impact of the withdrawal from the ICC on their work and the fight to end the culture of impunity in the country
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
Ever wondered why the dates for Holy Week change? Check out this video!
The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
President Rodrigo Duterte, however, has publicly criticized Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno while Malacañang has called on her to resign 'to spare the institution from any further damage'
The House justice committee will vote on the committee report on Monday, March 19
House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it's the 'end of the road' for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Aaron Jed Rabena says China could be considered 'compliant' with the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling if there were peace and stability in the West Philippine Sea
Calamian is an uncontested area. Any joint exploration with China in the area should be governed by Philippine laws, says Aaron Jed Rabena of the policy think tank Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
On Tuesday, March 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute
Join us as we make sense of each issue and talk about the importance and impact of these stories: frigates deal, Sereno impeachment, a non-librarian as head of the National Library, and Russian bots
(UPDATED) 'Allow them to express their grievances, listen to them and don’t muzzle them. The moment you do, time will come that they will reach a boiling point,' Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'
On Thursday, February 22, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano about the importance of maintaining check and balance in government
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression
'If we are to stick to the rule of law, the balance of power must not be disturbed,' says Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Abdiel Fajardo on Rappler Talk
'We saw that instead of moving the ball forward to a goal, the Philippine government somehow froze the ball and now the ball is now being brought towards the opposite direction,' Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says
'It is an extreme measure and should be based only on the gravest sin that would amount to flagrant violations of the Constitution,' says Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Fajaro
On Thursday, February 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo on the role of lawyers as the rule of law is challenged in the country
The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty
The year 2017 has been a period of decline in many ways – we saw the decline of peace, human rights and respect for human life, check and balance, democracy, independence and sovereignty
For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.
The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend
Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.
Far from home, Filipino workers share stories of delayed wages, maltreatment, and challenges they face under the kafala system in Qatar. Yet they persist – seeking opportunities for a better future and a better life.
Despite laws protecting migrant workers, OFWs continue to fall victim to illegal recruitment schemes
In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment
(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary
Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides
OFWs in Qatar learn new skills so they could have a fall back when they come home
Majority of Qatar's migrant labor force live inside camps set up far away from the city center
The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated
Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC
Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings
Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well