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Rappler Talk: Retired SC Justice Vicente Mendoza on draft charter and judiciary

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:18 PM

On Wednesday, August 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to retired SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza on the implications of breaking down the 'single and generalized' high court into 4 federal courts

Military should address 'evolving' security threats – Ex-defense chief

Aug 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Former defense secretary Orlando Mercado says there should be 'a lot more effort' to establish good intelligence gathering and sharing among security forces in the Philippines

Rappler Talk: Orlando Mercado on rethinking national security threats

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Monday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to former defense secretary Orlando Mercado about national security and the threats the Philippines is facing

International Criminal Court should ‘give comfort’ to Duterte

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court lead counsel Romel Bagares says that the preliminary examination gives the government a chance to prove its competence to the ICC

Rappler Talk: Lawyer Romel Bagares on PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

On Monday, July 30, Rappler's Marites Vitug talks to Romel Bagares, lead counsel of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court, on the repercussions of withdrawing from the ICC and how it can be opposed

Newsbreak Chats: Marites Vitug on significance of 'Rock Solid'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Listen to discussions with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug about her new book 'Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China', the first of its kind on Manila's legal victory against Beijing

Rappler Talk: Albert del Rosario on Duterte gov’t’s refusal to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Watch Rappler's full interview with former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday, July 18

GALLERY: Who are mayors, vice mayors killed under Duterte?

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Know who these local executives are, their political affiliations, and possible motives for their killing

'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

Duterte Dictionary: How Harry Roque interprets what the President says

Jun 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Rappler reviews how Presidential Spokesperson Roque valiantly tried to soften the controversial statements and actions of President Rodrigo Duterte

Newsbreak Chats: Anti-tambay campaign, Duterte vs the Church, and other top stories in June 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: The rising number of homicide cases under Duterte, the new crackdown on 'tambays,' Duterte's threats vs the Catholic Church, stories of survivors of sexual violence against children, and the President's second year in office

Rappler Talk: Morales on victories, restoring credibility to the Office of the Ombudsman

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday, June 27

Philippines has possible role in outcome of U.S.–North Korea talks

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Former Philippine ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz says Filipinos should closely follow the events in the Korean Peninsula because the effects on the country are significant

Rappler Talk Investigative: Former ambassador Luis Cruz on U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:11 PM

On Monday, June 11, Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to former ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz on the importance of the summit and what it means to Southeast Asia

Newsbreak Chats: Calida contracts and other top stories for May 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: One year since the Marawi siege and corruption scandals hounding Solicitor General Jose Calida, former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, and former PhilHealth Interim President Celestina De la Serna

Potential investors looking for 'stable legal system' in PH

May 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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

Rappler Talk Investigative: Bob Herrera-Lim on the rule of law and risks to business

May 17, 2018 - 2:11 PM

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

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for April

May 03, 2018 - 5:03 PM

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

Journalists on press freedom: Be afraid, but do the job

May 02, 2018 - 5:15 PM

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

Journalist Ed Lingao: 'You have to fight back'

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

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

Joint exploration with China not just about economic benefits – expert

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'We're talking about sovereignty here. We're not just talking about [the] economic provision per se,' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft

SOVEREIGNTY. University of the Philippines Associate Professor Herman Kraft said joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea cannot only be about economic benefits. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

Joint exploration with China must fit within PH constitution – expert

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:00 PM

'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

CONSTITUTIONAL? A joint exploration framework between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea must follow the framework of the Philippine Constituion, according to Politcal Science Professor Herman Kraft. Photo by Rappler

Documentary | Fake news in the Philippines: Dissecting the propaganda machine

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:22 PM

In this documentary, Rappler looks into the Philippine propaganda machine – where it started and how it operates – and its chilling similarities around the world

Rappler Talk Investigative: UP professor Herman Kraft on PH-China joint exploration

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

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

Reporter Pia Ranada: 'If I can be targeted, so can any one else who is critical'

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:51 AM

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

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for March

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:09 PM

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

Bring withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court to SC? Risky due to 'political atmosphere'

Apr 09, 2018 - 6:43 PM

'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

Photographer Ezra Acayan: 'I am human first before I am a journalist'

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:29 AM

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

Rappler Talk: CHR's Roberto Cadiz on PH's withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:02 PM

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

When Philippine media is threatened

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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

ANIMATION: How do Filipinos observe Holy Week?

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Ever wondered why the dates for Holy Week change? Check out this video!

Umali: No 'small lady' in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Reynaldo Umali works on both impeachments against two succeeding Chief Justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Umali: Duterte has no hand in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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'

'Sequel to Corona': 7 articles of impeachment readied vs Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The House justice committee will vote on the committee report on Monday, March 19

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

Rappler Talk Investigative: Reynaldo Umali on impeaching CJ Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it's the 'end of the road' for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Xi's lifetime rule may mean continued hardline stance in West PH Sea – analyst

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:55 PM

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

HARDLINE STANCE. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena expects China to maintain a hardline stance in the West Philippine Sea as Chinese President Xi Jinping moves towards lifetime rule.

Calamian area a ‘confidence-builder’ for joint exploration in Reed Bank – analyst

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:22 PM

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

FIRST STEP. Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena said the Philippine government could jointly explore the Calamian area with China before Reed Bank.

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena on Philippines-China relations

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:45 PM

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

Newsbreak Chats: Top stories for February

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:27 PM

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

Gary Alejano to Malacañang: Listen to grievances of AFP personnel

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:50 PM

(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

Gary Alejano: Duterte can't do to ICC what he does to CHR, SC, Ombudsman

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says

The Librarians: A Rappler Profile

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:06 PM

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

WATCH: The International Criminal Court process

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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

Keep 'balance of power' in government – IBP head

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:38 AM

'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

IBP exploring possibility of filing for writ of kalikasan to protect PH marine territories

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'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

Impeachment should be 'last resort' – IBP national president

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'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

Rappler Talk: IBP national president Abdiel Fajardo on the rule of law

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:17 PM

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

WATCH: The Marawi war hero who received a Medal of Valor

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:09 AM

The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty

Newsbreak Yearender | 2017: The year of declines

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

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