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Bam Aquino's reelection loss: A case of miscalculation?

May 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) When Bam Aquino hinged his campaign on the failures of the TRAIN law, he failed to take into account that President Duterte's popularity had recovered from that, says political scientist Gene Pilapil

The opposition coalition presented its full senatorial slate for the 2019 elections at a gathering of supporters graced by Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Noynoy Aquino at Barangay Parang in Marikina. The senatorial candidates are Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Gary Alejano, Atty Makalintal, Erin Tanada, Florin Hilbay and Samira Gutoc. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] China’s 100-year marathon – and what Filipinos should do about it

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Doing nothing is treason, a betrayal of public trust

A new breed of Filipino data professionals

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM

What does it take to be in data science? For them, it is knowing that you can’t know everything but wanting to find as many answers as you could

North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearization

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:01 PM

State news agency KCNA says in a commentary that some US experts have suggested trading the end of the war for denuclearization.

BARGAIN. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Experts: U.N. helped reverse AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB.

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Health experts call for specific action steps to combat tuberculosis

PH to get lion's share of U.S. security aid in Indo-Pacific

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Philippines is set to receive about $60 million of the nearly $300 million in security assistance that the United States will give the Indo-Pacific region

INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Walter Douglas explains the Trump administration's Indo-Pacific Strategy in a media briefing in Manila on August 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of US embassy

[OPINION] Like a disease, poverty requires cure and prevention

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Our roadmap must include a serious reexamination of data on vulnerability, which pertains to the risk of future poverty

Rappler Talk: Zooming in on Gen Z

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Rappler contributor Boris Joaquin talks to Pauline Fermin, managing director of Acumen Brand Strategy Consultants, about a generation that is beginning to enter the workforce

[OPINION] U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy: What's in it for Philippines?

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The perception that the Philippines has become China's 'new puppet' while being an ally of the US is problematic in the implementation of Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy

Greenpeace to DENR: Opening protected areas to businesses leads to exploitation

May 09, 2018 - 5:39 PM

'We would like to remind the Philippine government that our environment is not for sale,' says Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines political campaigner, warns against lifting the suspension of the issuance of pecial use agreement for protected areas. Photo from the Facebook page of Oceana Philippines

The iPhone X is the world's best-selling smartphone of early 2018 – report

May 07, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Apple's current flagship is followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at second and third respectively, according to a report by Strategy Analytics

U.S. Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

May 06, 2018 - 12:30 AM

'Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex,' says Admiral John Richardson, chief of US Naval Operations

US BASE. This file image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (left) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise east of the Korean peninsula. Photo by Ryan Harper / US NAVY / AFP

PH Army recognized in London for strategy execution

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The award recognizes the Army Transformation Roadmap, a key strategy direction that has guided the Army in professionalizing the service

Big Bang’s Seungri to star in new series by Netflix and YG Entertainment

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The show is set to be launched this year

'YG FSO.' Bigbang's Seungri stars in a new sitcom by Netflix and YG Entertainment. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Online influencer culture and politics: What happens when the two meet?

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Digital influencers as endorsers of brands are nothing new. But what happens when a politician is the product?

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

Trump sends mixed message with 'America First' security strategy

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Previous national security strategies have been released without much fanfare and served as guideposts – but in this unorthodox administration, the document had taken on extra significance

'AMERICA FIRST' US President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, December 18, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Researchers find evidence of cats killing 338 bird types – almost half of Australia's native species, including 71 threatened species

In this undated handout photo from The Threatened Species Recovery Hub recieved on October 4, 2017 shows a feral cat with a dead Rozella bird in its mouth.  Cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed on October 4, 2017 with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. / AFP PHOTO / The Threatened Species Recovery / Handout

Know the basics of public relations

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:49 PM

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IN NUMBERS: Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Plan (TRIP)

May 03, 2017 - 6:00 PM

TRIP outlines over 4 000 infrastructure projects worth P3 6 trillion to be completed by 2020

MEDIUM TERM. TRIP aims to complete over 4,000 infrastructure projects worth P3.6 trillion by 2020.

How safe are road users in ASEAN countries?

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The ASEAN region faces the challenge of improving safety for road users with most road deaths involving the most common mode of transport: 2 or 3 wheeler vehicles

PUBLIC TRANSPORT. In the Philippines, tricycles are one of the most common modes of transportation. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Blizzard announces 'Starcraft Remastered'

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The classic real time strategy favorite will now be playable in 4K resolution

STARCRAFT REMASTERED. The venerated real-time strategy game gets graphical upgrades. Screen shot from starcraft.com

U.S. labels Philippines as major money laundering site again

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

For the US State Department money laundering remains a serious concern in the Philippines due to its international narcotics trade corruption and weak laws

DIRTY MONEY SITE. The US State Department says sophisticated transnational organized crime and drug trafficking organizations use the Philippines as a drug transit country. Rappler file photo

Tax reform may determine peso's long-term fate – expert

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A risk consultant says tax reform is urgently needed to generate revenue for increased spending while the country waits for major infrastructure projects

'Political noise' not causing weaker peso – expert

Feb 22, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Philippines shrinking current account surplus is the main reason why the peso has fallen to more than P50 to the US dollar according to a risk consultant

Climate advocates call for innovative ideas to reduce oil dependence

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Do you think a world less dependent on oil is possible? This year’s Oil Breakthrough Lab can give you the chance to prove it

Ayala to government: It's time for CARS 2.0

Nov 30, 2016 - 9:06 PM

In response Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says his department will look into creating a CARS type incentives program for electronics

NICHE. IMI has found a niche in manufacturing extremely complex safety and control systems for automobiles, Zobel de Ayala says. Rappler file photo

Data in the drug war: Why accurate numbers matter

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Duterte claims there are 3 to 4 million drug addicts in the Philippines but data from the Dangerous Drugs Board show there are only 1 8 million current drug users How will this affect the war on drugs?

Why Indonesia’s new counterterrorism strategy could be its best yet

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The new counterterrorism chief is using an inclusive government approach that aims to eliminate the root causes of terrorism

MULTISECTORAL APPROACH. The new counterterrorism chief Suhardi Alius is aiming to address root causes of terrorism. Photo by Rappler

LinkedIn mega-deal puts new focus on social media

Jun 15, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Could Twitter be the next major acquisition target?

epa05361794 The logo of Microsoft windows and Professional social networking service LinkedIn is pictured in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 June 2016. According to reports, Microsoft is going to buy LinkedIn for 26.2 billion US dollars in cash. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Aquino signs law creating financial inclusion committee

Jun 15, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The Financial Inclusion Steering Committee s tall order is to provide more people especially those in far flung areas access to financial services

FINANCIAL INCLUSION. President Benigno Aquino III signs Executive Order No. 208 to institutionalize the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC). Aquino photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Microfinance loans hit P11.3B in 2015 – BSP

May 17, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites better coordination among banks government agencies and the private sector for the surge in microfinance loans

Marcos, Robredo tied for top spot in final The Standard VP poll

May 06, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Senator Chiz Escudero who was previously tied with Senator Bongbong Marcos is now ranked 3rd in the tight vice presidential race

STATISTICALLY TIED. Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are statistically tied in the last The Standard poll

Duterte tops final The Standard poll

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Though the bank controversy deals him a blow in the Visayas increased support for him in Mindanao allows him to snatch a clear lead over Grace Poe and Mar Roxas

DUTERTE KEEPS LEAD. Duterte takes his motorcade around Malabon and Navotas in April 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

CAMPAIGN NOTES: Marcos Jr's worry is not the anti-martial law propaganda

May 03, 2016 - 8:49 PM

With reports of cheating in the overseas polls Bongbong Marcos camp shifts their focus from campaigning to protecting his votes

BLESSING. VP candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos during the ribbong cutting and blessing of their newly opened head quarters at Pasig City on Thursday, Feb.18. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Poe tweaks strategy after Duterte snatches lead

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Presidential bet Grace Poe s messaging now includes peace and order – the core of Rodrigo Duterte s campaign She also limits engagements with the media

Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe is welcomed by supporters in Catarman, Northern Samar, Thursday, April 7, 2016. She, her vice presidential running mate Senator Chiz Escudero and senatorial slate held a motorcade rally in Catarman and Borongan. Photo by Allan Penaredondo (Poe-Chiz Media Bureau)

Making sense of Duterte's rise in The Standard poll

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Duterte threatens to take the Visayas vote from Roxas Poe and Roxas have taken over in the Zamboanga Peninsula while Binay is catching up with Duterte in ARMM

WOOING VISAYAS. Rodrigo Duterte faces a large crowd in Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Rody Duterte Facebook page

Reelectionists, ex-senators still lead Senate race – Laylo survey

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Sotto Pangilinan Recto Drilon Lacson and Zubiri are among the candidates in the winning circle in the latest The Standard Poll

Escudero, Marcos tied for top spot in VP race – Laylo poll

Apr 05, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The third in a series of surveys the latest Standard poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows Escudero on a gradual downward trend

Creating sustainable transport systems: PH's progress so far

Mar 28, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Long term sustainability would require transforming the way we build our cities and integrating cycling as well as walking into our transport planning processes

COMMON SIGHT. During rush hour, a sea of headlights and red brake lights are common on the major thoroughfare EDSA in the car-centric capital of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Duterte maintains lead in Rappler's February SMS poll

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:21 PM

UPDATED The Davao mayor maintains his winning streak in the Rappler SMS poll with his vote share among responders increasing by 4 percentage points

2016 Presidential Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Admin senatorial bets dominate winners' circle – Laylo survey

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race 5 are from the ruling LP while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition

DAANG MATUWID. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III along with the Daang Matuwid coalition slate in Capiz on February 09, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Duterte is Laylo poll's 'small winner'

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:37 PM

The Mindanaoan presidential bet is the only candidate who can boast of a rise in numbers across all survey categories of the February 24 to March 1 Laylo poll

GAINING SUPPORT. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Given low poll ratings, is it game over for Miriam Santiago?

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:00 AM

People who are very much active on social media are not really voters that has not been tested as much says an analyst referring to presidential bet Miriam Defensor Santiago s online popularity

Decline in Grace Poe's ratings not significant – campaign manager

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Campaign manager Ace Durano says latest poll results show that presidential candidate Grace Poe remains with a strong and stable base support

Senator Grace Poe during a campaign sortie in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on Friday, Mar 4, 2016. Photo by Arnold Almacen

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Mar 07, 2016 - 6:56 PM

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Mar 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

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Poe, Duterte, Binay 'tied' for top spot – Laylo poll

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:25 AM

3rd UPDATE Mar Roxas is second in a presidential race that has become tighter says the Manila Standard Today s resident pollster

The Scrum: Why Bongbong Marcos might win as VP

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:42 PM

What to do if you want to prevent it?

ILOCOS SCION. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Junior, running for vice president, greets supporters during a motorcade in Ilocos Norte province. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA