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[OPINION] Who’s afraid of Citizen Jake?

May 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'

[OPINION] One hour at a time

May 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM

I had 30 minutes left with her. Taking the place of the sweeping vistas of the countryside we used to visit was the gray horizon of concrete pavement where we saw airplanes flying in and out. She would leave soon, along with the rest, to a life where they are needed – indispensable yet invisible at the same time.

[OPINION] Lest we forget, the Supreme Court is a human institution

May 19, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.

You're wired to thrive, not just to survive

May 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM

We live in a world that highlights 80-hour work weeks and months straight of no leaves or days off. It's not against the law to ask for a break.

[OPINION] On the ouster of Chief Justice: Sereno served with honor and competence

May 15, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Her legacy is an unimpeachable reputation, and a record of leadership marked by changes that have and will continue to enhance the judiciary and the legal profession

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Gising na, anak

May 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.

How my mom chose to say goodbye

May 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In a state outside herself, mom was deeply engaged in a soliloquy with a recurring theme that painted a picture of eternity: that she had conquered pain, that Jesus was with her, that a gathering of people would be made in her honor

MOTHERLY LOVE. The author with his mother, and other photos with the family. All photos courtesy of Erick Mendiola

[OPINION] A teacher's voice

May 05, 2018 - 9:16 PM

If the youth is the hope of our future, the kind of future that awaits us lies in the hands of the teachers. So please. Treat us better.

[OPINION] Data science in nation-building: The unsung profession that will change PH

May 04, 2018 - 10:11 AM

All one needs is a sense of curiosity and a knack for perseverance, for everything you could possibly need to know about the field is available online on YouTube, through massive online open courses, and other tutorials

[OPINION] My 3-year Philippine Bar exam journey

May 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

To you who haven’t made it yet, don’t give up. Seek and welcome help. There is no harm in acknowledging that you don’t know everything about the law, about life.

[OPINION] Gears shifted: From nurse to lawyer

Apr 28, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The shifting of gears was not always well-oiled. It had its fair share of creaks and clunks.

[OPINION] Does Duterte intend to clean up Boracay with bullets and bombs?

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:13 PM

What the island needs instead are environmental specialists who could actually study the concrete ecological situation and properly implement the rehabilitation of the island

PROBE. The PNP investigates if its own men –  who were assigned to protect Diana Yu Uy –  were involved in illegal drugs as well. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Only bad investors are scared of regular workforce

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:03 PM

It'’s about time that on this class issue, the Chief Executive exercises his political judgement in favor of the workers rather than preserve the status quo being enjoyed to the max by the capitalists

An open letter to my childhood molester

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

To many people who still think that forgiveness is the only way I can move on and retrieve the part of myself that my molester took from me, I say be quiet and listen

[OPINION] What I learned after covering Palarong Pambansa

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Receiving intensive hands-on training from professional journalists is something that not every campus journalist gets to experience

Philippine detention centers and the price of criminal justice

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Factoring in the social costs of jail congestion, the price of criminal justice goes well beyond P165 billion – these are inestimable costs that no amount of pecuniary disbursement can ever recompense

Goebbels' diary shows he took note of Fall of Bataan

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 AM

Entries in Joseph Goebbels' 1942 diary show the propaganda minister taking note of the fall of Bataan and quickly blaming MacArthur, and the Jews behind him

WORLD WAR II. This undated file photo taken during World War II in Germany shows Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (L) standing with his Nazi commanders Hermann Goering (2nd L), Joseph Goebbels (C) and Rudolf Hess (R). Photo from the National Archives/AFP

‘Mama, please let's bring Jesus to the hospital’

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'Mama, why is Jesus bleeding? Kawawa naman siya!'

CRUCIFIED CHRIST. Christians around the world remember the crucifixion and death of Christ on Good Friday. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why? Why? Why?

Mar 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Lord, do you not care? Why are you not doing anything to help us? Why are you not saying anything if only to assure us? Why are you not doing anything to stop the killings and the stealing and the vulgarity?

[OPINION] The Philippines: A nation in need of a cultural evolution

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:20 PM

'The Philippines is in desperate need of a cultural evolution and not just another political revolution'

Inhumane, justice needed: Reactions to Philippine detention centers

Mar 27, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Our goal is to collect all these index cards and give them to the chairs of the justice committee of the Senate and House so that they too can read and feel the silent voice of our citizens, asking for solutions to the inhumane conditions of our penology infrastructure

Jesus' suffering in the world's peripheries

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Love is the redeeming reason for Jesus' suffering

[OPINION] Climate change and PH seas: Unlocking blue carbon solutions

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Addressing climate change lies in ensuring the well-being of our people and making sure that they have the capacity to survive and thrive in these trying times

[OPINION] Celebrating women’s month with the fearless females in fisheries

Mar 09, 2018 - 10:35 AM

These stories of meaningful participation in developing the fisheries sector affirm the need for gender equality

[OPINION] A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.

Postpartum depression

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime

JAIL OVERCROWDING. Overcrowded jails in the Philippines are not uncommon. Photo by Rick Rocamora

[OPINION] Is agrarian reform a dying issue?

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:32 PM

As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.

AGRARIAN REFORM. As of June 2016, almost 600 000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] EDSA and history lessons for today

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:26 AM

'The susceptibility of the youth to seek 'alternative facts' and feign a sense of nostalgia for the golden days of Martial Law is a collective failure of our political, social, and pedagogical institutions'

Running after a Big Bad Wolf

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:46 PM

'Some intellectuals claim that we are not a reading people, but I believe that's inaccurate'

BIG BAD WOLF. The book lovers' event that sell 'remaindered' books for less visits the Philippines in February 2018. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION] Staying on course, minus defeatism

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense

Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on The South China Sea. Photo by DFA

[OPINION] What does it take to be an aid worker?

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:54 PM

'There are lessons to be learned indeed. We can start by looking into the so-called internal organizational culture, a rather tough nut to crack, and delve into it to make the improvements.'

[OPINION] Missing the point

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:40 PM

We are not here to pick a fight. We come in peace. As healers we will continue to try to prevent the impending disaster by educating and calming our people even if we have to do it one patient at a time.

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.'

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

Mayon volcano and its remains in memory

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Kuya was a force of nature, a stratovolcano like Mayon if you will, with his periodic eruptions

Mount Mayon spews ash before 9 am on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Why UST students lost their chill with Mocha’s award

Jan 27, 2018 - 5:30 PM

This outrage that erupted in UST needs to grow into a movement against fake news

Transforming universities into sustainable campuses, one pedal at a time

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Here are some points to consider on how university campuses can achieve sustainable mobility culture

Japan’s discomfort with history and the PH dilemma

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 PM

Japan should just allow the Filipinos the liberty to commemorate their history the way they want to, while it continues to do some soul-searching on how to come to terms with its own past

Comfort women

PH's lessons from disasters: #ZeroCasualty possible through social action

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:04 PM

This speech, delivered in November at the 2017 World Bosai Forum in Japan, is made timely by the rising death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

WORLD BOSAI FORUM. MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz delivers a speech at the World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference held in Sendai, Japan from November 25 to 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co.

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

Bayanihan in action: Stranded passengers help each other during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

On the road, a volunteer of Bike Scouts Philippines witness stories of bayanihan among passengers stranded due to Urduja

Bus Conductor Julito Gaviola cooking for his passengers. Photo by Winston Regarde

[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

War in paradise in the time of Duterte

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'It is a war waged from ridge to reef where bullets and bombs constantly rain on the rural villages standing in the way of big mining operations, plantations, and other destructive projects'

‘Land is Life’ for the Lumad students of the Lumad agricultural school ALCADEV, who recently harvested the bounty of their communal farm. They have recently been forced to evacuate their lands once again because of militarization. Photo credit to ALCADEV

'Smaller and Smaller Circles': Circling back, looking closer

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

'Can’t we see the almost similar plot and subplots reverberating in our time?'

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.

A Filipino humanitarian's #GiftofHope to the Rohingya, other refugees

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:02 PM

'The good thing is Filipinos are resilient. We learn from every mistake, we convert threats to opportunities, and we are able to still give when we ourselves have outstanding needs. Those are our traits.'

REFUGEES. More than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh within 100 days since the renewed outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. Photo by Roger Arnold/UNHCR

Habal-habal: Understanding the true cost of a cheap ride

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?

[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'

Beyond sardines: The quest for sustainable fisheries

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Whether you’re a restaurant owner, a fishing boat maker, a fish buyer, a nutritionist, a farmer, a housewife, or simply a diner who loves seafood, it’s time to think about where your fish comes from and how it's caught

MILLIONS OF SARDINES. Moalboal’s millions-strong sardine schools sustain many kinds of animals, like tuna, dolphins and even seabirds. To avoid predators, the tiny fish form complex, flowing shapes. Photo by Danny Ocampo

The buried giant embodied in our trains

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:53 AM

'How many more limbs or arms should be injured for those in power to act on commuters’ safety?'