Nation building - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Nation building


Foundation launches Aries Rufo journalism fellowship

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The fellowship program is in honor of the late Aries Rufo, an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed corruption and wrongdoing in the courts, the church, and the government

[OPINION] Protests and university education

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

To instruct the youth not to be involved in public and civic affairs is not only unconstitutional, but directly runs contrary to the various ways the youth can be involved in nation-building

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FORUM: Truth, trust, and democracy in the age of selfies, trolls, and bots

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The public forum on 'Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots' aims to help promote a better understanding of how social media and other digital platforms work

Ex-QC exec seeks dismissal of graft charges over Manor Hotel fire

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Former Quezon City engineer Alfredo Macapugay is accused of allowing the hotel to operate despite violations of the National Building Code and the Fire Code

SANDIGANBAYAN. The facade of the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

10 young global Filipinos honored at TOYM 2015 awards

Jan 28, 2016 - 1:09 AM

The 2015 TOYM Awards is inspired by the theme Building our Nation for Global Competitiveness

#DearNextPresident: Youth's message to the future PH leader

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Because they are too young to vote these students instead put into writing their messages for the next president

More than 500 students from different schools in Metro Manila participate in the National Letter Writing Day with the theme "Dear Next President" initiated by the Philippine Postal Corporation and the Department of Education at the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City on Friday, October 9, 2015. The event aims to encourage old fashioned letter writing to a high-tech generations and is in celebration with the World Post Day on October 9, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Part 2: What makes buildings earthquake-ready?

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The correct process is to consult an engineer get a building permit and have a responsible person at the site during construction

Part 1: Can your house withstand major earthquakes?

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive How safe is my house quiz

Journ foundation opens 2nd round of reporting grants

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Freelance journalist wins first grant Proposals for in depth and investigative reporting on justice corruption and transparency peace and conflict and environment are welcome

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4 questions to the graduates of 2015

Apr 11, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Pursue your passion and everything else will fall in place Do your part in nation building and everything else will fall in place in this country

Journ foundation offers grants for long-form reporting

Feb 02, 2015 - 6:20 PM

The foundation an offshoot of Newsbreak will fund in depth and investigative reporting on justice corruption and transparency peace and conflict and environment

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How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Home to around 1 6 million people the Malacañang Palace the Port of Manila and various historical sites it is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other hazards

Code for 'green' buildings eyed for June 2015

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:29 AM

If strictly followed ecologically sound building standards can save businesses and consumers up to P35 2 billion 800 million between 2015 to 2030

LONG-TERM BENEFIT. Government engineers say Baguio building owners will have to spend on retrofitting their structures to become environment-friendly, but this will result in lower power consumption and less carbon emission later. Photo from Shutterstock

Nation building through tourism, design and new media

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:15 PM

How can tourism design and online media help build a nation?

HIGHLIGHTS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Join the EndPoverty conversation and see your tweets in the live blog below Follow Rappler s live updates from Gawad Kalinga’s Social Business Summit in Angat Bulacan from October 2 4

Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

'Green' buildings can save businesses, consumers P35.2B

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:21 PM

In 2015 all new buildings may have to follow green building standards

IF THEY CAN DO IT. Around 90% of buildings in Singapore comply with the city-state's green building code, according to the International Finance Corporation

Too few inspectors to ensure disaster-ready buildings in PH

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:20 PM

With too few building officials and too many building permits to process substandard buildings get approved

READY FOR CALAMITY? Many buildings, including government buildings, did not survive Typhoon Yolanda's battering winds and the storm surges it caused. Photo by Andrew Robles

Rappler editor is Kyoto University research fellow

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug s 6 month research fellowship will focus on Reducing Inequality in the Philippines

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Resilience is key to overcoming the challenges of disasters

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:55 AM

The Visayas earthquake is once again the best argument for an independent national disaster agency

The Internet as a tool for nation-building

May 12, 2013 - 11:36 PM

Google Philippines Marketing Head Ryan Morales said that social status has become a non factor when it comes to free access to information

BUILDING A NATION. A Google Philippines official said that Filipinos turn to the Internet for information on social issues.

Social media: force for nation-building

Sep 26, 2012 - 9:01 AM

How can social media be a force for nation building? Panelists discuss this at the Social Good Summit

Tax cigarettes & booze to fund better health care

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Officials from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization are eyeing taxes on tobacco and alcohol as a way to finance healthcare