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The party’s over

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It’s time to stop wishing for a single, hardball opportunity to end this state of abuse. 2018 is yours – and ours – to fix.

Who ‘killed’ Metro Manila?

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding

[OPINYON] Hinggil sa Dengvaxia

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

'Sinubok kong isuma ang impormasyon mula sa mga mapagkakatiwalaang eksperto at institusyon. Layunin ko pong maibsan ang pagkabahala at pag-aalala ng mga pamilya.'

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Isang taon pang batas militar sa lupang ipinangako

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw, inilalayo ng isang taong batas militar sa Mindanao ang Pilipinas sa kanlungan ng demokrasya at inilalapit sa kahibangan ng isang diktadura

[OPINYON] Sex at ang DDS

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'

[OPINION] RevGov, the Constitution, and the end of the Republic

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

So, how far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism?

[OPINION] Sex and the DDS

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'But there's something more,' he volunteered. 'The height of sexual pleasure is when he says "I will kill you" to his enemies.'

#FridayFeels: Ang wallet kong waley. Bow.

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Wa datung, wa laman kundi resibong gusot

[OPINION] Economic hardship in the time of Duterte: Here’s the data

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Economic woes, if unabated, could lead to social unrest. Recall that it was not so much Ninoy Aquino’s assassination in 1983 that led to EDSA 1, but the deep, painful recession in 1984 to 1985 that preceded it.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Modernizing the Philippines' HIV law

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Government data shows that most newly reported HIV infections are among 15-24-year-old males

[OPINION] Countering the counterrevolution

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The authoritarian forces live in the past, as shown by persistence to revise history, treat the two people power uprisings (EDSA 1 and EDSA 2) as historical flukes, and reimpose the failed authoritarian system. The modern-day populism appears to be their ideological anchor.

Why posts could never resolve anything

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much do we really want to rely on written posts if we want to have a world in which it is crucial that we understood each other?

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

[OPINION] Responsible anti-Communism

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The obligation to speak out against Communism must come in tandem with a humanism that recognizes the rights and even morality of those who fight under the red banner

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Somebody has to answer for the dengue vaccine disaster

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.

A whale of a tale in Bais

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.

[OPINION] Time now to focus on RegGov

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:30 AM

The ultimate reform objective we must have in mind is to establish a RegGov framework which can facilitate and maintain economic prosperity in the regions

'FOR THE MASSES'? In this file photo, pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Our electricity bills would likely increase not because of a coal tax but because coal will become more expensive in the years to come relative to renewable energy

[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?

#FridayFeels: Attack of the inaanaks

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Dati, ikaw ang nanghihingi. Ngayon, ikaw na ang hinihingan.

[OPINION | Newspoint] Impeachment overkill

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:17 PM

By voting against Duterte’s pet cases in the Supreme Court, Sereno did not endear herself to him and, chief justice for 14 more years, unless stopped by abnormal means, like impeachment, she could hound him beyond his term

[OPINION] How can we solve our traffic woes in 2018?

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Our country’s problem with road congestion is, at its core, a problem of incentives: the right ones are simply not in place. The solution is fairly simple: correct the existing incentives by reducing the relative benefits of private vehicles and increasing their relative costs.

Roger, over and out

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'Thank you, Dad, from the deepest places in my heart, for launching the Apollo in me.'

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is Duterte a dictator, a fascist, or a populist?

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Is the president any of the three?

[OPINION] War and law: Shooting-to-kill armed rebels

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.

[OPINION] Slippery slope of diminishing judicial independence

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Internal disagreements between and among members of the Court should not be the subject of an impeachment complaint

[OPINION] Why public health is public wealth

Dec 04, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'Public health is such an all-encompassing field...there will always be a way to harness your particular skill set, giving you one of the rare opportunities in life to combine your talent with your passion'

[OPINION] Dear Rodrigo

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

You do know as well that I pray for everyone – the innocent as well as the guilty, the weak and the strong, young and old, women and children, democrats and fascists, believers and unbelievers

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatEd: Impeachment ni Sereno, paghahati-hati ng Korte Suprema

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Habang mahalagang manatiling matino ang mga pinuno ng Korte Suprema, kailangang manatiling alerto ang lahat, at di nababaling ang atensyon sa mga palabas na likha ng mga pulitikong may sariling interes o agenda

[OPINION | Newspoint] A mental itch

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Harry Roque said Duterte had only intended a revolutionary government for when the nation fell in extremis – 'kung lupaypay na' were his exact words, which only makes things worse for Duterte. For, with him in charge, who else could bring the nation to such helplessness?

[OPINYON] Rebolusyonaryong gobyerno: Pagpapakita ng lakas o simbolo ng kahinaan?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Ang mga nagtutulak ng rebolusyonaryong gobyerno ay isa lamang sa 3 paksyon sa koalisyong pampulitika ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Nagkakagulo sila.

#FridayFeels: Secret Santa season na naman

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Ilang dosenang mug kaya ang makukuha mo this year?

[OPINION] Duterte’s ‘twin deficits’: What you need to know

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:35 AM

One can’t help notice that the Duterte and Marcos economic strategies – a huge infrastructure spending spree financed by deficits – are eerily similar

Are children simply adults waiting to happen?

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?

[OPINION] Revolutionary government: Show of force…or sign of weakness?

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A Revolutionary Government would most likely lead not to authoritarian stability but to a succession of destabilizing military coups. This scenario, more than anything else, is what prevents the President from giving the green light to the RevGov faction.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Better police handling, media coverage of drugs and HIV needed

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We can all do our part in easing the stigma of HIV and creating a less hostile environment both for people who use drugs and people living with HIV

[OPINION] A response to the President's request for euthanasia

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some people obsessed with their death, however, don’t have the courage to kill themselves. Thus their request for assistance to dispatch them to the afterlife.

GOODBYE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to pay respects to his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to his departed loved ones at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Presidential photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bagong bayani sa hamon ng bagong panahon

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Sa Nobyembe 30, magbigay-pugay rin tayo sa matatapang na tumatangan sa sulo ng katotohanan

[OPINION] Drugs deaths, diets, and the problem of experts

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Alas, the world is confusing. All we can do is do our best to educate ourselves, keep our own biases in check, and maintain open minds.

[OPINION] RevGov will destroy democratic and economic gains

Nov 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

RevGov is not the cure for what ails our democracy

[OPINION] How Duterte sabotaged the GRP-NDFP peace process

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Government panel officials in his Cabinet and the reactionary armed forces should consider whether he is mentally fit for his office or needs to be replaced in accordance with their 1987 Constitution

[OPINION | Newspoint] A summit of lost chances

Nov 25, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Indeed, if any summiteer came away truly happy, it must be China

#FridayFeels: Kyah ibigay mo na

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Ang aming Christmas bonus

I am story, not data

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'We live and die as stories, not as data'

[OPINION] Gadon crumbles, will House fall with him?

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The chief complainant has showed his contempt for the House of Representatives and the country by filing a perjurious complaint

ASEAN’s existential question

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Can it have a united voice on the South China Sea and achieve peace in these contested waters?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The case for a biased, honest media

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Watch Leloy Claudio on Rappler.

[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality