Power imbalance is a key issue in any sexual harassment complaint, says an expert
It's been a crazy week for the presidential spokesman. But will a few days define the course of his 2019?
Royina Garma, Cebu City's first woman police chief, is at odds with Mayor Tommy Osmeña, but she's unperturbed – she has the support of the man in Malacañang
The mayor is unfazed by critics calling him names and invoking links to President Duterte. He only has one question for them: how come people vote for me?
Foreign online casino sites not regulated by Pagcor are easily accessible in the Philippines, leaving Filipinos at risk of gambling addiction
Half a year before Rodrigo Duterte launched his drug war in 2016, killings in Cebu City totalled 32. In the same months in 2018, the police recorded 69.
There's more dim sum in the metro, but the Chinese have driven up rent for locals and brought in a gambling contagion
The multibillion-dollar firm plans to introduce ride-hailing services for sedans, SUVs, AUVs, and taxis in 3 Philippine cities as part of its $500-million overseas expansion drive
Almost 6 months have passed but the new firms have yet to make a dent in the ride-hailing market
The last JBC interviews also saw odd questions about the applicants’ love lives and belated decisions to bear children
Among the key factors are the senators' ties with their colleagues and the ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte
A disaster had been brewing in Itogon, Benguet, long before Typhoon Ompong came
Human rights groups call for the passage of a bill that will recognize the essential role of human rights defenders in ensuring a peaceful and equal society
(UPDATED) In the days leading up to Typhoon Ompong, what could have been done to prevent the tragedy in Itogon, Benguet?
Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.
From Marlet Shoes to Christian Dior – this is the good and the bad of the shoe collection Imelda Marcos left behind
By cracking down on foreign missionaries like Sister Patricia Fox, is President Rodrigo Duterte doing a Ferdinand Marcos?
Even for veterans in the human rights movement, the last two years have been the worst
In a 2006 interview with Newsbreak, then Army major general Jovito Palparan talks about the war with communists
Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use
Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law
With an increase in mental illnesses and suicide cases among the youth, experts say everyone has a crucial role to play in fostering mental wellness
Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased
What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.
2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Mana Lou says the poor in her country 'have a lot of things, but they don't know what to do with them because of lack of education'
The Philippine President's trip to Israel generate controversial headlines despite the delegation's efforts to draw attention to the positive aspects of Philippine-Israel relations
'The search is not just for Jonas but also for all victims...and if I find him, I will continue working for the disappearance of enforced disappearances'
Hailed as comprehensive by advocates, the Anti-Enforced Or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 still faces several challenges, including lack of funding and overall improper grasp of the concept of human rights
President Duterte is angry over the draft contract on the NayonLanding casino resort. Was he aware of final contract details when he moved to scrap the project?
She penned the decision that convicted Joseph Estrada of plunder, and was part of the division that forfeited in favor of the government $8 million worth of Marcos Swiss bank accounts
Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?
They are big, bright, and not very pretty. Billboards reign supreme with a new king on the rise: LEDs.
Capital outlay for education and health facilities receive huge cuts in the 2019 National Expenditure Program. Is the budget department responsible?
In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online
It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person
(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio
Economic managers aim to cut corporate taxes and push for a simpler fiscal incentive scheme, so what's stopping them? Two Goliaths: politics and money.
With quicker turnover of patients, funds for medical tests, and access to free medicine in a matter of days, the Philippine General Hospital can treat more indigents
How does President Rodrigo Duterte define a crisis? How does he handle one? Political science experts analyze how Duterte responds to major controversies.
How did formidable forces of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Sara Duterte Carpio, and Imee Marcos topple Pantaleon Alvarez in the House of Representatives?
To date, the Philippines has no comprehensive law directly addressing food insecurity and hunger. Where is the Zero Hunger Bill?
Arrests, seizures, and killings are counted. How about Filipinos who have been saved from drug use?
There will be a fight for the hearts and minds of people in the region for them to approve of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in a plebiscite. President Rodrigo Duterte has to convince the political leaders to vote yes.
Rodrigo Duterte and Gloria Arroyo have similar tendencies on key policy issues, but experts say Duterte has pushed his powers to the 'brink of authoritarianism'
'Transport infrastructure should be delivered as soon as possible especially now with the Build, Build, Build. But is the government ready and equipped to deliver all these plans?' asks UP Professor Dayo Montalbo as the Duterte administration marks its third year in office
President Rodrigo Duterte spits curses and blasphemes, yet the economy remains rosy. The question is, how much noise can businesses take?
'He's been doing it all along for other bills like the death penalty, lowering of age [of criminal responsibility], why not do this for his campaign promise, coco levy?'
The Philippine National Police finds enemies from within
(UPDATED) Nearly two years' worth of SWS and Pulse Asia surveys tell different stories about President Rodrigo Duterte's popularity
The National Economic and Development Authority has identified 75 flagship projects under the government’s Build, Build Build program. Only 7 have started construction in 2018.