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[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Kremesoda

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:24 PM

The alternative rock band is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Challenges of local governance we don’t always see

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting

FALSE: Photo of Japan's stormy skies 'during Typhoon Hagibis'

Oct 17, 2019 - 2:55 PM

A photo of an ominous-looking cloud supposedly taken in typhoon-hit Japan is actually from the United States

[ANALYSIS] How Duterte’s drug war is negating key anti-poverty programs

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:56 AM

For as long as Duterte’s drug war continues, existing policies meant to alleviate poverty will only come off as futile, insincere, and hypocritical

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Girls feel invisible in the media

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It’s time to rewrite their story, and here are recommended children’s books to help do that

When the High Court looks for compromises

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Are we in a better place?

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ateneo students want punishment for sexual predators | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

WATCH: Panelo serenades real estate executives

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo breaks the norm and breaks into song during a typically stiff business forum

FALSE: 'Photo' of dead, 'raped,' mutilated OFW in video thumbnail

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The young man in the video thumbnail is not the one who was killed

FALSE: Lee Kuan Yew's 'quote' on PH democracy

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Lee Kuan Yew never said the words attributed to him

FALSE: No president after Marcos built mass transit projects

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Despite the current state of Metro Manila’s mass transport system, several other presidents after Marcos developed projects that are used by Filipinos today

Bringing home the Pigafetta manuscripts

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:41 PM

For the first time, high-resolution copies of Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta's chronicle are in the Philippine national historian's library, accessible to any Filipino who wants to learn about Magellan's expedition, the 'First Mass,' and the Battle of Mactan

[PODCAST] Ninja cops: Ang isyung nagpabagsak sa hepe ng PNP

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:33 PM

Ano ang implikasyon ng isyu tungkol sa ninja cops sa kampanya laban sa droga ni Pangulong Duterte? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan, police reporter Rambo Talabong, at Senate reporter Aika Rey.

Carpio, Caguioa want to dismiss Marcos protest but overruled | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Rambo Talabong

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FALSE: 'No poor Filipino' during Martial Law, only during the Aquinos' terms

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Government data show poverty incidence was high during the Marcos regime, and it was on a downward trend after the late dictator was ousted

[ANALYSIS] Why this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics is relevant to Filipinos

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:03 PM

It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs

Francis Zamora: After 50 years, San Juan gets a new captain

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Francis Zamora takes on the role of San Juan's chief executive, the city's new captain after 50 years under the Estrada clan. How will he change the game?

CLEARING. To lead the example PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO Chief Guillermo Elleazar along with San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora on July 30, 2019, demolish Community Precinct structures at West Crame in San Juan City per president order to reclaim sidewalks for pedestrians. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde resigns as PNP chief | Evening wRap

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

From tough cop to ‘coddler’: Oscar Albayalde’s fall from grace

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Oscar Albayalde was known as a strict cop. A year and 6 months later, a defeated Albayalde steps down from his post, amid piling allegations that he was not strict enough with his own men.

When to quit

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

When does resignation become an act of courage and a show of character? When does it serve the greater good?

FALSE: Bill ‘penalizing fathers’ for failure to give child support ‘passed into law’

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:42 PM

As of October 2019, House Bill No. 6079, or the Child Support Enforcement Act, has not been signed into law. Similar versions of the measure had been filed several times yet remain pending at the House committee level.

FALSE: '95 countries in UN review believe there are no EJKs in PH'

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The claim is a misquoted statement from a 2017 Philippine News Agency report that was revised and later taken down

An introduction to self-help: 7 books to help you get started

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

Rappler Talk: Jeffrey Ordaniel on Duterte's embrace of China

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:07 PM

On Monday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Jeffrey Ordaniel of Tokyo International University to assess President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China

FALSE: Marriage between humans and animals now legal in Norway

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The information is from a satirical site, but websites treated it as an official source

[EDITORIAL] Nakakalason ang singaw ng tambutso ni Panelo

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is nothing to prove. There's a huge transportation crisis as well as an EQ and IQ deficit in government to understand the problem.

During tense political times, unity is Supreme Court's prime quest

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Even in the Robredo-Marcos case, which is perceptibly a divisive issue, justices are said to be having an 'emerging consensus'

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inside the Industry: Film criticism with Richard Bolisay

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Why does he do what he does and what did he do to get there? Listen to Richard Bolisay on 'Inside the Industry' here!

Victim plays dead: In Marikina, a new case of ‘extrajudicial killing’

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:49 AM

A cop kills a construction worker in a Marikina subdivision. Police say he tried to snatch the cop's gun. A witness says he was murdered, shot point-blank at the back of his head.

NEW EJK? Kim Lester Ramos, a victim of extrajudicial killings in Marikina, lays in a court near their home in Marikina. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Panelo’s commute challenge | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Jee Geronimo

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: In a room full of art

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Where do Vincent’s fans go? Now I think I know.

Panelo's alternative reality

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Plus the mayors' 100-day milestones

WATCH: Fed up with traffic, I walked from Cubao to BGC for work

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Rappler business reporter Ralf Rivas walks over 6.5 kilometers to get to the Philippine Stock Exchange, testing the extreme scenario of a failed transport system in Metro Manila


[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

‘I’m not rigging it’ – Bersamin on Marcos, Robredo case | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

There’s a transportation crisis…

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet some officials have the gall to belittle commuters’ travail

Wealthy Filipinos rate Duterte ‘excellent’ | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Amanda Lago

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: ‘Himala: Isang Musikal’ cast

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Aicelle Santos, Kakki Teodoro, David Ezra and Sandino Martin are giving the audience a taste of Ricky Lee and Vincent de Jesus’ musical

China's expansion

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:33 PM

What the Philippines should watch out for

Remembering teachers who shape our lives

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Great teachers who shape our values, our sense of right and wrong, will always be with us

Anti-graft court junks P1-B case vs Marcoses | Evening wRap

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Lian Buan

[WATCH] Live Jam: No Rome

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:00 PM

It's been quite a 2019 for No Rome

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

[ANALYSIS] Why free-falling inflation is not all good

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:32 AM

A sharp drop in inflation is not an unalloyed boon. As they say, keep everything in moderation.

Vico Sotto, the Prince of Pasig, must prepare for war

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Vico Sotto must keep in mind that he has an opponent raring to get back in power: ‘The old guard is up and about…their tentacles of corruption are still in city hall, occupying good positions’

TRANSITION. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto says managing the first ever transition in administration since Pasig became a city in 1995 is challenging. Photo from Vico Sotto's official Facebook page

Bongbong Marcos' protest

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Keep in mind that Robredo's goal here is to get that protest dismissed completely. Anything less than that would of course give Marcos the political and PR headwinds he needs to shape his 'I was cheated' narrative

China at 70: 'Fantasy of cordial relations' with the Philippines

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:15 AM

As the People’s Republic of China celebrates 70 years since its founding anniversary, the Asian giant has gone from poor neighbor to rich neighbor – and bully – of the Philippines

'NEW AT 70'. Chinese participants take part in a gala in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People'sRepublic of China. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Cayetano’s rates higher than Robredo | Evening wRap

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Nar Cabico

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Catch Nar on Rappler Live Jam on Monday, October 7!

Rappler Talk: Francis Zamora's first 100 days as San Juan mayor

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Mayor Francis Zamora promised a new San Juan after ending the Ejercito-Estrada clan's 50-year rule in the city. How did he fare in his first 100 days?