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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ito na ba ang kamatayan ng demokrasya?

May 13, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Isang bagay ang sigurado: mukhang mahaba pa ang gabi

Rappler Talk: 'Death of democracy' and the May 13 polls

May 10, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Rappler talks to political analyst Doy Romero about fears of a less independent Senate after the May 13 elections

[OPINION] Democracy under siege

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.

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

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

SWS survey on democracy, Harry Roque, Chris Evans | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales

Ramon Magsaysay awardee Howard Dee: PH democracy, sovereignty 'at risk'

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:41 PM

'We live today in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. All human institutions are at risk, our democracy, our family, our national sovereignty,' Dee said during his speech at this year's Ramon Magysaysay Foundation awarding ceremony.

DEMOCRACY AT RISK. 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Foundation awardee Howard Dee. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] Gising na, anak

May 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Democracy’s short Philippine life

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Rule of law in a compromised democracy

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs

Quality of PH democracy 'adversely affected' under Duterte – report

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2017 also says President Rodrigo Duterte's continued attacks on media have worsened the press freedom situation in the Philippines

[OPINION] The new normal

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

[OPINION] Strengthen governance, PH democracy? Invest in Filipino youth

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:32 PM

With a Filipino population of some 50 million under the age of 24, the nation’s decision-makers simply cannot afford to neglect the employment, education, and social needs of this enormous constituency

[OPINION] Why democracy's not a constraint to infrastructure, development

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:20 AM

In authoritarian regimes, infrastructure projects are subject to large commissions, bribes, and kickbacks, and this often compromises their quantity and quality

[Newspoint] A pathological democracy

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Deviancy in fact characterizes the policies and workings of the Duterte government

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

We are already seeing our institutions being eroded We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children s children says Vice President Leni Robredo

DDS. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a the Defend Democracy Summit (DDS) held on the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

The fragility of democracy: Why we can’t just ‘move on’ from EDSA 1

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Perhaps it’s best to remember EDSA 1 not as one great wholesale victory for democracy but rather as a testament to the fragile nature of democracy

The year of getting things right

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:46 PM

2016 was the year of saying what we don’t like about each other 2017 must be the year of debating our vision for the future

'Duterte must break cycle of human rights violations' – Amnesty Int'l

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:07 PM

According to Amnesty International President Rodrigo Duterte s commitment to uphold the rule of law is like a breath of fresh air

OATH TAKING. President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte delivers his inaugural speech. He is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

High expectations of Duterte to succeed will be his cross – political analyst

May 08, 2016 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The spontaneous engagement of supporters and followers of Duterte has evolved into a political machinery that could be the envy of progressive movements

MUST SUCCEED. Leading presidential contender Rodrigo Duterte faces intense pressure to succeed. Rappler photo

PH mourns death of 'great Filipino' Jovy Salonga

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:48 PM

His life stands as a reproach to all those who would put personal gain ahead of public service; who would lower the standards of public discourse; and who would sacrifice human rights and the rule of law either for personal or partisan advantage says Malacañang

SENATOR JOVY. Photo coutesy of the Salonga family

How can we improve PH democracy?

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Political scientist Aries Arugay proposes 5 political reforms that could improve the quality of institutions and Philippine democracy – among them election of a straight ticket

DEMOCRACY IN MOTION. Mock elections are held at the Bagong-Pag-asa Elementary School in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Upgrading democracy in the Philippines

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Unless we do things differently there is no way for us to salvage our democracy

The curse called 'Political Dynasty'

Jul 09, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Dynastic politics is the curse of this nation and an intelligent president whose interest is the nation should support the Anti Dynasty Bill in order to destroy all the stranglehold of the elite in Philippine democracy

Too much freedom

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:31 AM

In the end it’s the people who make the system work or fail And the people only become more discerning if they are taught how to be more discerning

Yolanda Ong

Are there lessons from the Philippines for Egypt?

Aug 02, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Despite the similarities between the current events in Egypt and the People Power protests in the Philippines there are significant structural differences between the two countries

In defense of the ‘uneducated’ voter

May 16, 2013 - 4:09 PM

if we merely blame those who elected incompetent leaders how different would we be from the politicians who rant and complain about being cheated?