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KBP says ABS-CBN franchise renewal is for ‘best interest of public’

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:36 AM

Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas assures its support and help in the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN amid attempts to close it down

NO TO ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn Solicitor General Jose Calida's move to void ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise on February 10, 2020. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte hails 'vital role' of media as Calida moves to shut down ABS-CBN

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Yet President Rodrigo Duterte himself repeatedly denounces media he perceives to be critical of his administration

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during a meeting with local chief executives at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 10, 2020. Malacañang photo

Black Sheep, Regal join forces for Bob Ong's 'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan' adaptation

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The movie will star Joshua Garcia

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The competition, called 'PMAC Student Awards,' welcomes entries in the form of short video documentary, public service announcement, and radio jockeying, with 'Filipinos’ resilience to hazards' as the theme

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

[Mga Kuwentong Bayan] Sulu: The 7 Biraddali Sisters

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:05 AM

‘Us seven sisters take the rainbow down to earth to remove our silver wings and relax and bathe in the fresh mountain springs. One day, a human saw our wings on the ground and threatened to make us his wives.’

NTC to KBP: No more airing of Shanti Dope's 'Amatz'

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'

BANNED. The NTC wants KBP to make sure its members stop airing Shanti Dope's song 'Amatz.' Screenshot from the Amatz music video

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Labor Day, rival groups ask voters to elect senators who 'truly' represent workers

May 01, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'

LABOR DAY. Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno march to Mendiola, Manila as part of their Labor Day activity on May 1, 2019. Phoyo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

UMPIL to hold 2019 Writers Congress, Gawad Balagtas awards on April 27

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on April 27 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Poster from Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas

Rights groups question warrants issued by Cebu judge vs Negros 14

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

After a fact-finding mission, rights groups question why the search warrant was issued by a court in another province when there are regional trial courts in Negros Oriental

RIGHTS GROUPS UNITE. Photos by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler

Irene Marcos was invited to Ateneo, and students are up in arms

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Ateneo students are demanding an apology, saying, ‘The role of Ateneo is not to condone the fabrication of lies, but to be a pillar of human rights in a society that celebrates the mockery of the truth’

Irene Marcos at the Ateneo Areté Amphitheater, Thursday, April 4. / Photo fro, Panday Sining Katipunan

Apolitical? Bong Go posters displayed at Liga ng mga Barangay event – Alejano

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the campaign jingle of administration senatorial bet Bong Go was also played outside the venue

'NOT APOLITICAL.' Campaign posters of administration senatorial candidate Bong Go are displayed during the Liga ng mga Barangay event held from February 25 to 27. Photo by Valerie Escalera/Presidential Photo

Hanjin workers mark 5th day of protest amid tight security

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The protest has prompted authorities to secure a Hanjin gate that the workers have been picketing at since March 1

DILG against using gov’t funds for Bong Go shirts

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:37 PM

‘I will never allow government funds to be spent on anything not allowed by law,’ says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

FOR NEUTRALITY. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año distances himself from the Liga ng mga Barangay, which allegedly used government funds for shirts promoting administration Senatorial bet Bong Go. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Government paid for Bong Go shirts in nationwide event – Alejano

Mar 05, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Gary Alejano shows DILG documents authorizing local government units to pay for the registration fee of barangay captains, an amount which covers a kit with Bong Go t-shirts

STATE-FUNDED? Opposition senatorial candidate Gary Alejano alleges that Bong Go shirt giveaways at the nationwide Liga ng Barangay event were paid for by local government funds. Photos courtesy of Gary Alejano

Kinatawan ng NCR pambansang kampeon ng ‘Iispel Mo!’ 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Nanguna si Angel Mayhe Gueco sa taunang spelling bee sa Filipino, na idinaraos ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino tuwing kaarawan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio

WAGI. Panalo si Angel Mayhe Gueco (panglima sa likod mula kaliwa) ng National Capital Region sa 'Iispel Mo!' 2018 sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas noong Nobyembre 30, 2018. Larawan ni Gethsemani Cindy Gorospe/Rappler

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The conviction of Imelda Marcos is a clear statement that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero, says detained Senator Leila de Lima

DE LIMA. Opposition senator Leila de Lima has been detained for almost two years for charges of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congressman tells army to surface missing militant

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the Army has in its custody Imelda Hayahay, but the 71st Infantry Battalion denies the accusation

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Ateneo professor faces sexual harassment complaint

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'We commit to protecting our students and lobbying for their safety and dignity,' says the university's student council

MISCONDUCT. The Ateneo Student Council is gathering testimonies from students as evidence in a case to be filed against a university professor for alleged sexual harassment. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

UP LIKAS itatampok ang ika-27 na Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Itatampok sa kumperensiya ang krimen bilang isang tagahubog sa kasaysayan ng bansa

Movie reviews: All 6 films in the 2018 ToFarm film festival

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his take on this year's entries

Why Katrina Halili accepted the lead role in dystopian flick 'Mga Anak ng Kamote'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'Mga Anak ng Kamote' is part of the ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Katrina Halili. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

KBP reprimands RJ Nieto for 'personal attack' vs Rappler reporter

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The broadcast media organization also orders the owner of DWIZ radio station to explain why Nieto goes on air even when he does not have KBP accreditation

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINYON] Sa mga guro ng wika, sa panahon ng fake ‘news’

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'Malansang isda' – hanggang ngayon, kino-quote ng mga guro ito para himukin ang mga bagets na magmahal sa wika tulad ng pagmamahal dito ni Rizal. Ang problema, hindi naman si Rizal ang may sabi nito.

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

Anti-mining advocates push for 'rights of nature' law

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues

Stop Killing The Environment. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Movie Reviews: All 8 CineFilipino 2018 feature films

May 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Movie writer Oggs Cruz reviews all 8 films

FULL LIST: CineFilipino 2018 winners

May 13, 2018 - 6:26 PM

'The Eternity Between Seconds' wins Best Film

Full List: The CineFilipino full-length and short films

May 10, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Check out this year's lineup of films

League of Barangays on PDEA, Calida on tax reform law, China on Peppa Pig | Midday wRap

May 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'

May 01, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'If there are no evidence yet sufficient even for the filing of cases, releasing names of barangay officials may result in constitutional and legal challenges,' says league president Edmund Abesamis

'VALIDATED'. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino insists that the drugs list is accurate despite a current lack of evidence to win convictions before courts. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag' joins prestigious Criterion Collection

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Lino Brocka's 'Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag' will be distributed by Criterion Collection, a video distribution company known for gathering and distributing the best films from around the world

MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG. The Lino Brocka film stars Bembol Roco as a young man who goes to Manila in search of his lover. Screenshot from YouTube.com/BFIFilms

IN PHOTOS: Washing of Feet rites with street dwellers, EJK orphans

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Father Flavie Villanueva leads the Washing of the Feet for urban poor, street dwellers, and orphans of victims of extrajudicial killings on Maundy Thursday 2018

WIDOWED. Fr. Flavie Villanueva washes the feet of a wife who lost her husband in the government's drug war

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Listen to us!' - Piston to gov't

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's the first nationwide strike in 2018 since the modernization program started

Die In- in time of today's nationwide Transport strike of Piston against the Duterte government PUV modernization commuters group alyansang laban sa Phase-Out ng Jeep holds die in protest along espana boulevard in Manila as expression of their support to the transport sectors call against jeepney phase out.   Photo by Maria Tan

Piston to hold transport strike against jeepney phaseout on March 19

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday

NO TO PHASEOUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File hoto by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Women fighting: Widows, mothers of drug war casualties come together

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:13 AM

'For every tokhang victim, there is a woman wailing beside,' says human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares. These same women will take the Duterte administration, and perpetrators and enablers, to account

PAIN. This night is forever etched in the memory of Nanette Castillo. The night unindentified gunmen shot and killed her son, Aldrin in front of their house in Tondo, Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Decaying' justice system aiding crime, corruption in PH – lawyers

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Low conviction rates and long trial times make justice difficult to achieve and impunity rampant in the country, lawyers at the Rise, Resist, Unite against Tokhang and Tyranny forum say

Convenors and members of MANLABAN sa EJK pose for a photo at Rise, Resist, Unite against Tokhang and Tyranny at UP College of Law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

LOOK: Nation pays tribute to late National Artist Napoleon Abueva

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:57 PM

National Artist Napoleon Abueva is laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

PH literary writers defend press freedom: 'This is not the time to be silent'

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate

#DuterteLive: Tienda para ng mga Bayani

Jan 22, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch President Rodrigo Duterte live on Rappler

Simplest of prayers flood Quiapo for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:45 AM

'Sana po maging mataas 'yung score ko po sa school,' says an 8-year-old girl, while others pray for good health, as a replica procession kicks off Nazareno 2018

PURE HEARTS. Children join the annual procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image around Quiapo Church on January 7, 2017, two days before the feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PANOORIN: Prusisyon ng mga Nazareno replica, piyestang piyesta

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says around 100,000 devotees joined this procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image

PROCESSION OF REPLICAS. A child joins other Nazareno devotees during the procession of Nazareno replicas outside Quiapo Church on January 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Transport groups demand P6 per liter fuel discount

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Piston says public utility vehicles should get the discount to counter the effects of the tax reform law

JEEP. A jeep carrying goods and passengers speeds through one of the highways in Coron, Palawan in December 2013. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler