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Biggest controversies Duterte faced in 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:36 AM

How did Duterte fare in 2019? Here's how he handled major controversies – from a murder-rapist's early release to the critical midterm elections.

Newsmakers who died in 2019

Dec 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(5th UPDATE) We remember the Filipino icons and newsmakers who have left their mark in their respective fields

Unqualified GCTA returnees lose jobs, are detained for months

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Part 2: Even if many are not heinous crime convicts, former inmates turn themselves in to the Correctional Institution for Women out of fear of the President. Administrative lapses make them worry they won’t be home for Christmas.

[PODCAST] Ang mga isyung hinarap ni Duterte sa 2019

Dec 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Paano tinugunan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang mga kontrobersiyang hinarap ng kanyang administrasyon nitong nakaraang taon? Pakinggan sa podcast na ito nila Rappler reporter Pia Ranada at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.

2019: Year of rough seas for PH in the face of belligerent China

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Often undetected, Chinese vessels and warships cross deeper into the Philippines' territorial seas and closer to home

2019: Lawlessness in the Philippines under Duterte

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Newsbreak, Rappler's investigative and research section, tracks stories that depict lawlessness in the Philippines, aided by policies and orders that veer toward authoritarianism

Philippine democracy in 2018: Where do we fall in world rankings?

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas

A Staple Problem? History of rice crisis in the Philippines

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years

2018: Democracy in decline

Dec 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Newsbreak, Rappler’s research and investigative arm, has pursued stories to track the Philippines' slow but steady descent to authoritarianism, in a bid to stem it and call attention to this worrisome trend

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

When journalists become the story: Attacks against media in 2018

Dec 14, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally


Half-empty homes: The teenagers killed in 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind

KIAN LOYD DELOS SANTOS. Kian's portrait in his home

Rappler's top stories of every week of 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:36 AM

These stories range from politics to beauty pageants, from viral videos to online debates

A guided tour of the Federal Republic of the Philippines in the year 2030

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:22 AM

In this fiction piece, we get a glimpse of what the Philippines just might look like around the corner

Newsmakers who died in 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Many prominent – and infamous – personalities in news, politics, business, sports, and showbiz have passed away in 2017

Surviving MRT3: Worst train fails in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler looks back on some of the worst incidents that happened on MRT3 in 2017

Drug war in 2017: The year of deaths and denials

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Official data shows that 3,993 people were killed in police operations, yet the Duterte administration refuses to tag them as extrajudicial killings. Human rights organizations say the world will not be fooled.

Newsbreak Yearender | 2017: The year of declines

Dec 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The year 2017 has been a period of decline in many ways – we saw the decline of peace, human rights and respect for human life, check and balance, democracy, independence and sovereignty