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When kids don’t know they are victims of sexual abuse

Dec 09, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Kim* was 12 when her neighbor recruited her. By the time she was rescued, she was already 15.

ABUSE. Children as young as 12 years old fall victims to online sex trafficking. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Avengers or Suicide Squad? When Sereno and Morales attend a forum together

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The former colleagues on the bench tease each other, but they also send a strong message

Human Rights Commissioner Chito Gascon, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales attend the Constitutional Fiscal Autonomy Group (CFAG) forum on November 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman/PRIMB

‘Black propaganda’ under Duterte admin reduced trust in media

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:14 PM

'So makikita naman natin may effect din ‘yong pagkampanya against us,...sa pagsabi na presstitute ‘yang mga ‘yan, bayaran lahat sila. Hindi naman po totoo,' says CMFR chief Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

DEFENDING THE MEDIA. CMFR executive director Melinda Quintos-de Jesus discusses the propaganda to discredit Filipino journalists. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Social media users advised to be critical of trolls

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum

THE PANELISTS. From L to R: Lourd de Veyra, Tonyo Cruz, Leloy Claudio, Eg Lingao, and Caloy Conde during the Rappler forum on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Freedom of speech ‘limits the power of government to lie’

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Veteran reporter Ed Lingao says about fake news online, ‘Everybody has the right to be wrong, but everybody has the responsibility to get it right’

FREEDOM. Blogger and columnist Tonyo Cruz laments the power of free speech in a democracy. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

'Craving for the truth': #FactsMatterPH tops local Twitter trends

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:21 PM

In the age of selfies, trolls, and bots, facts matter immensely to the Filipino netizen

AGENDA: Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls, and Bots

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:52 PM

This public forum on November 28 aims to promote a better understanding of the nature of digital platforms and how they affect public opinion

PH leads call for innovative climate finance for vulnerable countries

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The Philippines needs to get support for data gathering and capacity building, says Senator Loren Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference

Pangilinan still optimistic over oil hunt in West Philippine Sea

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

As ASEAN countries and China prepare to craft a Code of Conduct, Filipino tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is hopeful potential oil and gas reserves in the disputed waters can eventually be tapped

HOPEFUL. 'We are quite optimistic that something could happen, but that is entirely beyond our control,' PXP Energy chief Manuel Pangilinan says. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Blogapalooza marks its 6th year of industry leadership through 'Generation Digital'

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:16 AM

This networking and marketing event shall be held this November 18 at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

Global gender gap widened for the first time in a decade – report

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:15 AM

68% of the world’s gender gap has been closed in 2016, says the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report

GENDER GAP. The 2017 Global Gender Gap report says the world has closed 68% of the gender parity gap.

PH slides to 10th spot of Global Gender Gap report for 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Despite the drop, the Philippines remains the most gender equal country in Asia

GENDER GAP. Philippines remains to be in the top 10 most gender equal countries in the world.

Batangas aims to be great again in coffee production

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Through the Kapeng Barako Revival Project, an advocacy group is hoping to bring back the glory of Barako coffee

CEREMONIAL PLANTING. Governor Hermilando Mandanas led the coffee ceremonial planting in the launch of the Kapeng Barako Revival Project. Photo courtesy of Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

EU eyes P6B grant for Mindanao despite Duterte tirades

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:14 PM

'It is very important to have peace and stability for the Philippines and for the attraction it gives to EU investors,' EU Ambassador Franz Jessen says

European Union (EU) ambassador Franz Jessen is pictured during a press briefing in Manila on December 9, 2015. The European Union announced on December 9 that it was sharply boosting aid to the Philippines, largely to help sustain a peace process with Muslim rebels in the south. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

WATCH: ASEAN Leaders Forum 2017 with Mahathir Mohamad and Fidel Ramos

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Two of the most influential ASEAN leaders talked about their achievements, leadership, and insights during a forum moderated by Rappler's Maria Ressa

Crown prince pledges a 'moderate' Saudi Arabia

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:59 PM

'We are returning to what we were before -- a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,' said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

MODERATE. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges a "moderate, open" Saudi Arabia, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favor of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. Photo by  Fayez Nureldine/AFP

FYI 2017: Enak dan sehat tak perlu jadi dua kubu berbeda

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Forum for Young Indonesians 2017 bertemakan Our Food, Our Future

Panelis Forum for Young Indonesians saat membahas gerakan hidup sehat bagi anak muda di Jakarta pada 22 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FIY

FYI: Kemas persoalan pangan untuk kepedulian anak muda

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Forum for Young Indonesians akan digelar pada Minggu, 22 Oktober, di Main Hall Haji Usmar Ismail, Jakarta Selatan, dan mengusung tema ‘Our Food, Our Future’

Panitia FYI saat gelar konferensi pers di Jakarta pada 18 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FYI

Mahathir working hard to 'get rid' of 'dictator' Najib

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'Unfortunately he is not like his father,' former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says of current Prime Minister Najib Razak

DEMOCRACY. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks about democracy during the ASEAN Leaders Forum. Screenshot by Rappler

Want to be on Duterte’s good side? Be pro-poor, aide tells businessmen

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:18 PM

'If big business will not help the poor, definitely the President will be against that establishment,' Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion tells business executives

ANTI SELF-SERVING FIRMS. A year into power, the Philippine president's tirades against select big business have caused tremors. Rappler file photo

Infrastructure remains weak link in Philippines' competitiveness

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2017-2018 underscores that slow infrastructure development is hampering the Philippines' economy

PH inches up in 2017 WEF Global Competitiveness Index

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00 AM

However, it falls behind more neighbors, given inadequate public infrastructure and inefficient government bureaucracy

Deaf in Albay given 'voice' to fight for their sexual rights

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Manila-based Forum for Family Planning and Development has been holding workshops on reproductive health and rights in Albay province for the past 3 years

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PH to add more sectors allowing 100% foreign ownership

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

MORE AGGRESSIVE. 'I want a more aggressive liberalization. The draft list is too puny in terms of changes. I want to be more aggressive and to be at par with other ASEAN countries,' Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says. File photo

Diokno thinks 2018 budget deadlock unlikely to happen

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED While Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is not worried over conflicts on the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights a foreign business leader says the issue is not sending the right signals to investors

NOT WORRIED. 'At this time I'm not worried about what's going to happen. I'll just look at what will come out of the third chamber. Let's not speculate on what's gonna happen,' DBM chief Benjamin Diokno says. File photo

Biggest driver of inequality is corruption – millennials

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:28 PM

56 of youth believe that corruption and lack of transparency should be fixed to address inequality a 2017 World Economic Forum survey reveals

INEQUALITY. A poor household in Navotas City lives in a shanty made of scrap materials. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Young people see climate change as top global challenge – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Next to climate change the other top global challenges according to millenials are large scale conflicts or war and religious conflicts

7 in 10 millennials would welcome refugees in their own country – survey

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Some 74 of the 31 000 millennials surveyed says they empathize with the situation of the refugees data from the World Economic Forum’s WEF Global Shapers Annual Survey reveal

SEEKING REFUGE. Rohingya migrants sit in a boat as they're towed closer to land by fishermen, off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia's East Aceh district of Aceh province, before being rescued on May 20, 2015. AFP Photo

Most millennials willing to work abroad for career growth – survey

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The United States remain the top destination of choice for millennials who are willing to work outside of their country of residence according to a World Economic Forum survey

Technology creating, not destroying, jobs – millennials

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:48 PM

A global survey released by the World Economic Forum shows millennials have an optimistic outlook on the impact of technology on job creation

NEXT TREND. Millennials in the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 say artificial technology is the next big technology trend.

Call for papers: 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:18 PM

The 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines is on November 23 to 24 at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia

Forum led by Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir descends into violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Troublemakers throw shoes chairs and bottles towards former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad who is unhurt and escorted from the building

This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with AFP at his office in Putrajaya. Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections. In an interview with AFP, the 91-year-old former prime minister excoriated Najib over the sensational graft allegations swirling around the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.  / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY MALAYSIA-POLITICS-CORRUPTION-NAJIB-1MDB-MAHATHIR,INTERVIEW BY M. JEGATHESAN

Businessmen's wishlist: 3rd telco player, C6 road, end Marawi crisis

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Several business leaders and the country s economic managers gather to discuss 10 issues they want to prioritize for 2017 and 2018

BETTER PH. Included in the wishlist are entry of a major telecommunications player, completion of Circumferential Road 6, and resolution of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Rappler graphics

In Manila, North Korea blames U.S. for nukes

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:02 PM

North Korea warns it will teach the US a severe lesson if Washington pounces on Pyongyang with military force

IN MANILA. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri-Yong Ho arrives at his hotel in Manila on August 7, 2017, after attending ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cayetano meets with North Korean foreign minister

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The Philippines conveys to North Korea the position of ASEAN foreign ministers on Pyongyang s missile tests

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano leads the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Foreign ministers in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Aug 05, 2017 - 11:58 PM

4th UPDATE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joins his counterparts in Manila for ASEAN meetings

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

South Korean FM open to meeting North Korean counterpart

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The potential meetings come as the North faces intense international pressure to curtail its nuclear weapons program

South Korea's foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha speaks during her inaugural ceremony in Seoul on June 19, 2017.  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Cayetano praises Del Rosario in ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

In a rare instance Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at a forum organized by the think tank of his predecessor Albert del Rosario

RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano interacts with his predecessor, Albert del Rosario, in a think tank forum on ASEAN held at the Manila Polo Club on August 4, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

ASEAN ministers voice 'grave concerns' over Korea tensions

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula seriously threaten peace security and stability in the region and the world ASEAN foreign ministers say

ASEAN foreign ministers join hands for a family photo during the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting Plenary Session in Manila. ASEAN pool photo

South China Sea, North Korea for discussion at ASEAN forum

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The issues set the stage for what is expected to be a fiery few days of diplomacy in the Philippine capital

FINISHING TOUCHES. Laborers work on a giant lantern decorated with the logo for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) displayed at the entrance to the venue of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ASEAN-ARF) meeting in Manila on August 3, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Philippines eyes downgrading North Korea ties

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warns North Korea You will not get us to talk about your security if you just continue testing those missiles

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on August 4, 2017, that the Philippines is considering downgrading ties with North Korea. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

U.S. expects ASEAN to isolate North Korea

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The United States expects a general chorus of condemnation of North Korea s provocative behavior during the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila

REGIONAL MEETING. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar holds a media briefing on August 3, 2017, about the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The Catholic Church through Caritas Manila is planning to provide livelihood programs to help Marawi victims get back on track

Marawi, Pandesal Forum, Pandesal Forum sa Veritas, Caritas Manila, relief, rehabilitation, livelihood

#ThinkPH: Technology is changing human physiology

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The Internet is helping all of us connect and we’re doing more stuff online now not just social media but the weird thing is that our internet habits especially on our smartphones are actually changing the way our brains work Simon Kemp says

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#ThinkPH: We are all CEOs now

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The world is changing faster than it s ever had but certain things remain important

HUMANIZING TECHNOLOGY. Intelligencr founder and innovation expert Paul Papadimitriou discusses the importance of recognizing that technology exists solely to makes human lives better at the keynote address to #ThinkPH 2017 on July 15.  Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

U.S. tech giants join forces against terror content

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:17 PM

We believe that by working together sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online a joint statement on Twitter reads

Disaster risk reduction community to gather for Agos Summit

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:01 AM

MovePH will host the two day Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness from July 7 to 8 at the Samsung Hall SM Aura Taguig City Pre registration is now open

Calida invokes technicality to have martial law petitions dismissed

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will defend President Duterte in the SC oral arguments against the 3 petitions opposing his declaration of martial law in Mindanao

ORAL ARGUMENTS. This is the second time that Solicitor General Jose Calida participates in SC oral arguments, the first time being for the petition of detained Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler