Warring unions join forces for the first time in decades to push for the pro-worker agenda that Duterte has failed to deliver. Will this be enough of a game changer?
As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law
Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking
'Otso Diretso has so far successfully maintained the image that they are indeed opposition candidates. This is good for securing command vote for the coalition'
The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.
The administration is said to have 3 different senatorial slates: PDP-Laban, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and President Rodrigo Duterte's own list called 'Du It Pilipinas'
The recent photos of Manila Bay are Instagram-worthy, but don’t get too excited just yet. We have a long, long way to go.
Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.
Catholic priests in Isabela City in Basilan used the pulpit to urge their flock to reject the new Bangsamoro region. It’s the opposite in Cotabato City, where the church played a critical role in the 'yes' victory.
A well-organized grassroots campaign, coupled with support from Catholics and the national government, made the big win possible
For many in the Bangsamoro region, the ballot they will tick on January 21 is no ordinary piece of paper. It's their chance at peace, prosperity, and self-determination.
With the crucial rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City moving slowly, experts warn that sentiments of the Moros may be shifting
The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in a landmark legal battle before the International Criminal Court
As grievances persist from generation to generation, so do challenges in protecting young Filipino Muslims from radicalization
(UPDATED) The new Bangsamoro government is within grasp. Will there be last-minute hitches?
Dennis Uy is on a buying spree for companies. But can he sustain it?
President Duterte's most popular nemesis in 2018 – opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV – comes from a political party that has learned its lessons in and outside the barracks
Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo now has the means – and the platform – to change how the public perceives her, but political observers say she has been too busy with being 'GMA as usual'
The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
Rappler reviews the 2018 headlines of The Daily Sentry, a website known for publishing false or misleading claims, to see how disinformation can spread through the abuse of the label 'expert'
Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry
Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in
House Majority Leader Andaya Jr's list shows the requests of legislators and engineers approved by the graft-riddled Road Board, but the funds have not been released to them
Engagements by the Philippines in 2018 show it is not moving away from the US despite President Rodrigo Duterte's rhetoric
The President declares a plot against him, and the police-military establishment follows with vague details and changing timelines. What's with Red October?
Newsbreak, Rappler’s research and investigative arm, has pursued stories to track the Philippines' slow but steady descent to authoritarianism, in a bid to stem it and call attention to this worrisome trend
Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
With 2018 ending, Duterte's Cabinet is now one-third former military and police men. He has turned to ex-generals to 'fix' Boracay and soldiers to overhaul the Bureau of Customs.
High, soaring, elevated, skyrocketing. We're running out of synonyms to describe inflation in 2018.
Leandro Leviste denies allegations he quickly got a 'mega franchise' because of his mother's help and influence
Former president Benigno Aquino III relied heavily on the United States, while President Duterte swung hard toward China. Is there a middle ground?
The health department gears up to introduce a new vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis and universal health care in 2019. Will the past year's effort at damage control be enough?
In the aftermath of the Dengvaxia scandal, immunization rates remain low as the health department controls several measles outbreaks that are vaccine-preventable
An increase in the volume of garbage due to the influx of visitors adds to the environmental woes already threatening El Nido’s booming tourism industry
As the number of visitors reaches record-high, tourism takes a toll on the environment of the once laid-back town of El Nido
Bullied and harassed by China in the West Philippine Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is forced to strike 'cordial' ties with the staunch ally of its commander-in-chief
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is visiting the Philippines, shares many things in common with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited
A contest with a single qualifier, an exciting legal drama, and romantic promises. These and a hodgepodge of twists are perfect for a #TelcoSerye.
EXCLUSIVE: The two contracts obtained by Rappler acknowledge that the Chinese citizen 'is aware of the sensitivity of the information he may have access to'
Failed talks with private firms and insistence on an ill-fitting joint venture agreement for the city’s reconstruction delay the start of rehabilitation efforts
Bernabe often votes with a nuance. She is respected in the High Court because of her collegial virtues.
Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash while mayors fight it out
Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem
To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing
Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system
Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste
The former Customs chief is, however, 'promoted' amid the biggest drug smuggling controversy to hit the Duterte administration
Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure