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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.
(5th UPDATE) We remember the Filipino icons and newsmakers who have left their mark in their respective fields
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.
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.
Often undetected, Chinese vessels and warships cross deeper into the Philippines' territorial seas and closer to home
Newsbreak, Rappler's investigative and research section, tracks stories that depict lawlessness in the Philippines, aided by policies and orders that veer toward authoritarianism
Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas
While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years
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
Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind
These stories range from politics to beauty pageants, from viral videos to online debates
In this fiction piece, we get a glimpse of what the Philippines just might look like around the corner
Many prominent – and infamous – personalities in news, politics, business, sports, and showbiz have passed away in 2017
(UPDATED) Rappler looks back on some of the worst incidents that happened on MRT3 in 2017
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.
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