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Groups hit 'pattern of attacks' against democratic institutions

May 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

'Papatayin nila ang demokrasya kaya anyone who helps in strengthening democracy...sisirain nila kasi media is one of the pillars of democracy,' says Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas

TRUE MATRIX. Some of the individuals linked to the so-called "Oust-Duterte matrix" gathered at the University of the Philippines Diliman for a forum organized by the Third World Studies Center on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

UK, Canada underscore role of free press in fostering democracies

Apr 30, 2019 - 10:14 AM

'A free and responsible media is fundamental to an open and democratic society,' says British Ambassador Daniel Pruce at a forum on press freedom and responsibility at the Ateneo de Manila University

Xi says more nations joining Belt and Road, $64B in deals

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges 'clean and green development' and financial sustainability under the Belt and Road Initiative, but critics remain wary

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C), his wife Peng Liyuan (next to Xi) and other leaders pose for a group photo session at a welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 26, 2019. (Photo by JASON LEE / POOL / AFP)

PH to get $10B in deals, investments from Duterte's China visit – DTI

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says more than 20,000 jobs are expected to be created by deals to be signed on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Duterte's participation at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

Arroyo on PH-China economic ties: Better than ever

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Facing Chinese investors gathered in Taguig City, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says China is in a 'class of its own'

'CLASS OF ITS OWNSpeaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech during the Boao Forum for Asia Manila Conference on April 23, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Guess: Will ex-Ombudsman Morales run for public office?

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:37 AM

It's a question that has been on many Filipinos' minds since the feisty Conchita Carpio Morales retired from government

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Democracy is sick, truth the only antidote' – Morales

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Truth 'should be weaponized to the full extent of shaming' candidates linked to corruption, says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

FIGHTING DISINFORMATION. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her speech at the Disinformation and Democratic Decay forum at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City campus on April 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop David: 'Biggest lie' to say drug war is against drugs

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David admits the Catholic Church has 'failed to educate consciences,' leading to the support of many Catholics for drug war killings

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23

Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

What makes #TheLeaderIWant? Walking the talk, students say

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Keep it real, students remind candidates

Chel Diokno to Duterte: Stop weaponizing lists

Mar 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections

LISTS AS WEAPONS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Amid Duterte veto, Tañada vows to push coco levy bill in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Opposition senatorial candidate Erin Tañada says the coco levy funds, once returned, could be used to help farmers diversify their products and skills

ON COCO LEVY. Erin Tañada speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on Monday, March 4. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

We need laws on quick rehabilitation from disasters – Bam Aquino

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The senatorial candidate says Congress should now focus on laws that help communities get back on their feet after calamities

Senate bets Gutoc, Matula want OFW deployment ban to abusive countries

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'I also want deployment bans for countries that do not respect human rights especially for women,' says senatorial bet Samira Gutoc

Macalintal: Nothing wrong with PH election laws

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:19 PM

‘Wala pa pong napapatunayang pandaraya from 2010 to 2016 elections,’ says Romulo Macalintal, the election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo

ELECTORAL PROCESS. Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said there's nothing wrong with Philippine election laws during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Go after syndicates, not children in conflict with the law – Colmenares

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senatorial candidates Neri Colmenares and Sonny Matula both oppose lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility

NO TO LOWERING MACR. Leftist leader Neri Colmenares is against lowering the minimum criminal liability age. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Labor leader De Guzman vows to push for workers-backed endo bill

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'Itong time na ito dahil ang layo na nang inabot ng kaunlaran, siguro ito panahon na para bigyang biyaya ang mga manggagawa,' says senatorial bet Leody de Guzman

LABOR REP. Senatorial bet Leody de Guzman (far right) vows to push for a workers-backed bill against labo contractualization. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PAO must be ‘more professional’ in gathering evidence – Diokno

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Human rights lawyer and senatorial bet Chel Diokno says there are 'inherent conflicts of interest' in PAO that cause its indigent clients to lose representation in court

'MORE PROFESSIONAL' PAO. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno suggests way how to strengthe the PAO. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Neri Colmenares, Leody de Guzman want Mining Act repealed

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The two senatorial bets slam the Mining Act for favoring big corporations instead of Filipino communities

Gary Alejano: Strengthen cyber libel to combat fake news

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Alejano’s fellow Otso Diretso candidate Bam Aquino says the cyber libel law is a ‘double-edged’ sword that could curb people’s freedom of speech

CYBER LIBEL. Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano said that cyber libel should be strengthened to combat fake news during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Colmenares stands by cutting taxes: Take money from useless projects

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:27 PM

‘You don’t have the moral authority to impose these taxes on us because you're not efficiently collecting taxes at ang dami niyong winawaldas sa inyong mga luho,’ says candidate Neri Colmenares

LEFTIST CANDIDATE. Neri Colmenares of the left-leaning Makabayan and Labor Win slates stands firm on cutting taxes to ease people's burdens. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/ Rappler

Aquino says job mismatch hounds K to 12 program

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino also says teachers have so far failed to prepare Grade 12 students to enter the workforce

JOB MISMATCH. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino weighs in on the implementation of the K-12 program. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

To curb ISIS influence, Bangsamoro gov't must involve youth – Samira Gutoc

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The Moro youth, vulnerable to radicalization offline and online, should be included in the task of governing the new Bangsamoro region, says opposition senatorial bet Samira Gutoc

To protect West PH Sea, Alejano to push for Dept of Maritime Oceanic Affairs in Senate

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The former marine captain also calls for a 'clear maritime strategy' that would identify what is within the Philippines' domain and would harmonize actions of all government agencies in protecting the country's sovereignty

#TheLeaderIWant senatorial forum 2019

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Catch Rappler and Ateneo School of Social Sciences' #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum on March 4 at Leong Hall in the Ateneo de Manila University

HIGHLIGHTS: #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Tune in to the #TheLeaderIWant Senatorial Forum on March 4, 2019, at Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. This is co-organized by Rappler, the AdMU School of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science

‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University

MovePH 2019 workshops series to kick off with #MoveCagayan

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Ex-DILG chiefs – now Senate bets – quizzed on drug war, juvenile justice

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Former interior secretaries Manuel Roxas II and Rafael Alunan III weigh in on issues such as the war on drugs and juvenile justice

Ties between U.S., Russia and China 'dysfunctional' – U.N.

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:18 AM

The dysfunction is evident 'in the economy, but it is also true in the Security Council,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the World Economic Forum in Davos

US, RUSSIA, CHINA. A file picture taken on January 25, 2012 shows participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting standing under a sign reading 'World Economic Forum' at the Congress Center in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

'We are losing the race' on climate change – U.N. chief

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

'In my opinion [climate change] is the most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy,' UN chief Antonio Guterres tells business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the New York University Stern School of Business in New York on May 30, 2017. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

U.N. chief urges dialogue in Venezuela to avert 'disaster'

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:35 PM

'What we are worried (about) with the situation in Venezuela is the suffering of the people of Venezuela,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres

ACTING PRESIDENT? Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro in which he declared himself the country's 'acting president,' on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. Photo by FedericoParra/AFP

China, Europe follow Brazil's Bolsonaro onto Davos stage

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Top billing on the World Economic Forum stage will go to Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, who is tasked with negotiating a truce in the US-China trade war

IN DAVOS. A participant to the to the World Economic Forum annual meeting is seen in silhouette at the Congress Centre on January 21, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity – Oxfam

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:23 AM

'The super-rich and corporations are paying lower rates of tax than they have in decades,' and the result, Oxfam says, 'the human costs -- children without teachers, clinics without medicines –- are huge'

RICH GET RICHER. Oxfam said  This file photo taken on June 17, 2014 shows Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presenting the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle, Washington. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the world's richest person on July 27, 2017, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / David Ryder

Has Davos made the world better?

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The World Economic Forum has been repeatedly criticized for creating a safe space for the corporate world to lobby governments without oversight

KLAUS SCWAB. The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) speaks during the 2008 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo from WEF/Wikimedia Commons

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

[WATCH] Manila House political forum: Meet the senatorial candidates

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Harry Roque, and Francis Tolentino discuss issues and pitch for their respective candidacies

Globalization 4.0: The Davos 2019 Manifesto

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:24 PM

We have to understand the transformative force of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Drop beef and save millions of lives, slash emissions

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:58 PM

A new research conducted for the World Economic Forum shows that efforts to replace meat and especially beef could provide huge benefits for human health and the environment

'Marginal improvement' in global fight for gender equality – report

Dec 18, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'The directionally positive average trend registered this year is supported by improvements in 89 of the 144 countries covered both this year and last year,' the World Economic Forum says in its Global Gender Gap Report 2018

Philippines climbs to No. 8 in 2018 Global Gender Gap report

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The World Economic Forum says the Philippines has managed to close about 80% of its total gender gap

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

CNN forum: Senate bets face off on drug war, China, same-sex unions

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Here is a list of Rappler stories from the December 2 senatorial forum organized by CNN Philippines

SENATORIAL FORUM. Eight senatorial bets face off during a senatorial forum by CNN Philippines. File photos by Rappler

Enrile: No justifiable reason to declare nationwide martial law

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:05 PM

On the issue of extending martial law again in Mindanao, former police chief Dela Rosa also claims in the same forum that it is far from Duterte’s mind

Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Even Duterte allies in Senate race want bulletins on his health

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Duterte allies Ronald dela Rosa, JV Ejercito, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Francis Tolentino vote 'yes' to medical bulletins on President Rodrigo Duterte's health

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the groundbreaking for the construction of the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project at the Apo Agua Infrastructura Project Site in Davao City on November 26, 2018. Malacañang photo

LIVE: Forum on maritime disputes in the South China Sea

Nov 23, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The forum – Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea: Navigating the Diplomatic Waters – brings together high-level officials, diplomats, and experts on the issue

Democratic leaders give historic commitment based on Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Twelve countries launch a political process aimed at providing democratic guarantees for news and information and freedom of opinion

PARIS PEACE FORUM. The Paris Peace Forum is a new annual event based on international cooperation and aimed at tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace. Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP

With rights campaign, Bacolod youth debunk ‘apathetic millennial’ image

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Youth organizations and student councils are coming together to push for the implementation of Bacolod's Students’ Rights and Welfare ordinance

FOR THE STUDENTS. Various student leaders in Bacolod gathered to learn more about students' rights and welfare. Photo courtesy of Winston Daffon

[OPINION] Fighting climate change: More than state agreements and policymaking

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The threats of climate change transcend economic and political boundaries

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP