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[OPINION] Terrorizing us, but not the terrorists

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Democracy demands dissent'

Planning to leave your province or the metro under GCQ? What you should know

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:11 AM

Unless you or a member of your immediate family are facing a life-or-death situation, you will likely need ‘travel authority’ from your local police chief

BORDER CHECKPOINT. Police and soldiers inspect motorists at the border between Batangas and Cavite provinces on May 20, 2020. File photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

House approves anti-terror bill | Evening wRap

Jun 03, 2020 - 11:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: I can be transgender and Catholic at the same time

Jun 03, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We speak with Mela Habijan, who is both a trans woman and a Catholic. How does she reconcile the two?

'Worst year ever': Managing your anger in 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:30 PM

How can you not be furious? You clamor for change yet you're still to blame at the end of the day. Here's what you can do.

'Panibagong problema': Fire leaves Addition Hills families helpless during pandemic

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Barangay Addition Hills is a coronavirus hot spot in Mandaluyong City. A huge fire on June 1 leaves at least 1,000 families distraught over what will happen next.

Victims take shelter at the Addition Hills Integrated School on June 2, 2020, after a fire hit Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City with the highest alarm level. At least 800 houses were burned, affecting 2,000 families according to fire investigators. Barangay Addition Hills was already battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, having the highest number of coronavirus-infected patients in the city, with 124 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 411 suspected cases and 230 more probable cases. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Mar Roxas quote on mass testing, frontliners

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:15 PM

There are no news reports or statements that contain this supposed quote by Roxas

FALSE: Photo of world's biggest anaconda in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

There are no reports of such a sighting, and the photo was manipulated

[OPINION] HK today, PH tomorrow: They are coming for us

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:02 PM

'It behooves the Filipino people to stand for Hong Kong and to fight for our own freedom.... We must fight to preserve...the priceless opportunity to live as free men and women in our own land, and not slaves to some foreign power.'

FALSE: Tanduay and Zonrox mix can be used as alcohol

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Experts and companies involved issued warnings about the mixture, saying it could 'form a dangerous chemical that has toxic effects' and 'may cause serious harm'

Human rights lawyers and groups say junk anti-terror bill | Evening wRap

Jun 02, 2020 - 11:38 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Lian Buan

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Are extraordinary writs still effective in the time of Duterte?

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:26 PM

Listen to this podcast as we go back to 2007, parse the loopholes in the rules of these writs, and try to imagine where we are headed with the current Supreme Court

PARTLY FALSE: Ex-Ateneo de Davao University president quote on Duterte

Jun 02, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Only part of the quote is accurate: 'I admit [Duterte] says crazy things but he gets things done.' The rest of what is attributed to him isn't true.

FALSE: OFW in Saudi beheaded after testing positive for coronavirus

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:26 PM

The video containing the claim is from a 2015 report about the beheading of an OFW convicted for murder

FALSE: McCoy de Leon quotes on Duterte, ABS-CBN

Jun 02, 2020 - 2:52 PM

McCoy De Leon did not say these quotes, and ABS-CBN News did not publish these graphics

Rappler Talk: Rappler's video journalists – Imagining the new normal

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:17 PM

See the 'new normal' through the eyes of Rappler's video journalists Charles, Naoki, Nappy, Franz, and Jeff

FALSE: Video of protesters breaking into the White House

Jun 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The video was taken at the Ohio Statehouse, not the White House

Get ready with this photographer and creative director who was quarantined in Palawan

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:45 AM

What’s it like to spend the last 60 days at Coron Island? Terence Angsioco has the answer.


Coronavirus Updates: Metro Manila, Cebu City relax restrictions

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We label June 1 as ‘The Hunger Games: NCR, Cavite, and Cebu City Editions.’ For those returning to work, it’s like getting into a death match.

[WATCH]: Rappler Live Jam x PROMIL FOUR: Ira Aclan

Jun 02, 2020 - 7:52 AM

Award-winning violinist and PROMIL® FOUR Gifted Child Ira Aclan concludes our concert series for our frontliners

Senate moves to delay start of classes | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

FALSE: New Philippine flag design on June 12, 2020

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The colors and design of the Philippine flag are mandated by the Constitution and the Flag and Heraldic Code. Any changes will require approved amendments to these laws.

Cardo vs Calida? SolGen hits back at Coco Martin over ABS-CBN closure

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:49 PM

Looks like Cardo Dalisay has earned himself another enemy in the person of the Solicitor General

FALSE: Poe, Hontiveros silent over coronavirus crisis

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:39 PM

Both senators have responded to the coronavirus crisis by doing their jobs as legislators and by providing assistance to frontliners

Inside the Industry: The future of schooling with Edukasyon.ph

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators

[OPINION] De Lima’s incommunicado detention

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:06 PM

'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'

[EDITORIAL] Bangungot ng Kamaynilaan: Lalong humihirap ang maging mahirap

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Sa gitna ng lumalalang antas ng pamumuhay sa kalunsuran dulot ng congestion at trapiko, at banta pa sa kalusugan dulot ng virus – saan lulugar ang pobreng mahirap?

[ANALYSIS] Duterte may yet survive the pandemic – at our expense

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Despite serious concerns about relaxing quarantine measures, the government is pushing for a W-shape recovery strategy. The trade-off is clear – economy trumps public health.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Good Kid$

May 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Groove to the beats of this rapper-producer duo

OFWs struggle through prolonged quarantine in gov’t 'VIP treatment'

May 31, 2020 - 4:54 PM

Caught in a maze of tests and government requirements, returning overseas Filipino workers stuck in quarantine are forced to hustle just to get home

[OPINYON] Bakit takot tayong maantala ang pag-aaral?

May 31, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Hindi natakot maantala sa pag-aaral ang ating mga magulang at lolo’t lola noong World War 2. Ang pandemya ay isang digmaan. Nakataya ang buhay nating lahat. Bakit tayo nagmamadali?

LIST: Sushi, sashimi shops open for delivery in Metro Manila

May 31, 2020 - 12:37 PM

Can't go wrong with Japanese food! These local restaurants and home businesses are selling their sushi rolls and fresh sashimi for delivery.

FALSE: ABS-CBN violated Constitution for being in airwaves for more than 50 years

May 30, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Law experts say Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta misinterpreted the provision in the Constitution regarding the 50-year cap for franchises

How to get some sleep during a pandemic

May 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Here are some tips from an expert on how to fix our messed up body clocks

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Issa Rodriguez

May 30, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Slow down your Saturday with this singer

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Filipino global nurse: Trained to leave, now made to stay

May 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'It was upsetting to see photos of nurses in head-to-toe level 4 PPE watching over patients in non-air conditioned tents and think about their P10,000 monthly salary (even lower in private hospitals) and 12-hour shifts'

FALSE: 'DepEd announces Grade 13'

May 30, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The supposed screenshot of a news report was created with a meme generator tool

FALSE: Hollywood artists praise Duterte on Twitter

May 30, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Jackie Chan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber did not tweet about President Rodrigo Duterte

[PODCAST] Pagdurusa ng manggagawang Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya

May 30, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Programa ng gobyerno para sa mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya, sapat ba?

Sign of the times: Funeral parlor announces GCQ

May 30, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Some comments say in jest that St Peter Life Plans and Chapels – more than the government – is 'taking care of us’

[EXPLAINER] Manila Times 'exposé' grossly false about Gabby Lopez's citizenship

May 30, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Born in the United States to Filipino parents, ABS-CBN’s chairman emeritus is simultaneously considered a national by both the Philippines and the US. No law requires him to renounce either of them.

Limited public transport options as Metro Manila transitions to GCQ | Evening wRap

May 29, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with JC Gotinga

FALSE: Photo of Duterte portrait outside Japan national museum

May 29, 2020 - 7:02 PM

The original photo showed portraits of President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the National Monument in Indonesia

FALSE: Malunggay and kamias tea cure for COVID-19

May 29, 2020 - 6:54 PM

While some home remedies may alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, WHO says there is still no registered cure for the disease as of May 29

On their own: Commuters and the looming transportation crisis in Metro Manila

May 29, 2020 - 5:00 PM

More commuters are seen to shift to alternative modes of transportation, as the capacity of public transportation will be reduced come GCQ

Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] No charter change during pandemic

May 29, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'It is tone deaf on the part of government to create campaigns that will further divide its populace, especially during a pandemic'

Rappler Talk: UP expert Guido David on why Metro Manila can’t let guard down under GCQ

May 29, 2020 - 3:33 PM

What should Metro Manila residents keep in mind as they contemplate leaving their homes under the general community quarantine?

No-touch faucets, rapid tests: Big business adjusts to coronavirus

May 29, 2020 - 11:57 AM

UV lights, faucets with motion sensors, and visual cues for physical distancing are just some of the latest trends as businesses reopen

PARTLY FALSE: First Philippine Holdings 'made P24.6B profit, but only paid P10M income tax'

May 29, 2020 - 10:45 AM

The P10 million that First Philippine Holdings Corporation paid in income tax is part of a total of P5.175 billion in income taxes that the company and its subsidiaries paid in 2019

[ANALYSIS] Where we stand in fight vs coronavirus: What DOH data tells us

May 29, 2020 - 9:33 AM

Only one measure suggests continued elevated risk from the pandemic: the number of confirmed cases