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A preacher in church once said, 'Do not just step into the open door, walk into the open door. If you’re afraid, then do it afraid.'
Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.
It's true, it is within the United States' sovereign power to block entry to anyone it wishes. But my migration framework prevents me from unequivocally saying that.
The family unit – more so the Filipino family – is a complicated creature, and whether or not we want to admit it, not all issues can be wrapped in sparkly paper and topped with a festive bow.
Many times I feel that nothing is better than another female's company when I’m traveling alone
I know not everyone would understand the reasons behind our near-spiritual obsession, so let me tell you the story of mine
It took years to stir what had been living inside me for years, what had been whispering, 'me too, me too, me too'
Great teachers who shape our values, our sense of right and wrong, will always be with us
President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before fully understanding issues. He barks orders before analyzing the situation and considering all angles. What do we do?
The cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds of reporters shape the way they view the world – and in turn greatly impacts their perspective and how they report the stories
Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.
What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.
Filipino fans can be the best but they can also be the worst critics of beauty queens
Being woke should emphasize how we understand a particular issue and then translate this to offline action
How can I explain to my nephew that Filipinos elected candidates who lied, stole money from the people, and whose backgrounds are questionable?
'I had to be invisible to be present'
Most people who follow the news noticed that there were at least 3 to 4 shootings happening every day.... I’m no longer watching impunity from a safe distance.
Bright spots in the poll results offer some rays of hope
Filipino voters are not 'bobo'. They are coming from a legitimate, deeply-rooted desire to see things change.
Mining, sustainable tourism, land use, energy are some of the issues
Let us manage some expectations: the 18th Congress will be filled with allies of President Rodrigo Duterte
Labor Win banks on the support of the workers, but they may not deliver
Your vote can protect a free and independent Philippine media
Another messiah, another mistake? One Rappler makes her case for why every single vote counts.
If all of us take a step towards the right direction, we can move the Philippines forward
There is no harm in attempting to bring back the culture of reading especially in the age of scrolling
All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.
I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.
'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'
My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.
There is still hope, despite the challenges thrown at us
It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese
That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.
At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'
It’s the stacking of retired military officers to top government posts that makes me pause and think
Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.
At the end of my journey with the Asian Institute of Management, I realized the world would be a better place if people would all have a solution-based approach to problems, or what we call 'design thinking'
The President is never going to change. Sexism, for him, is a default. It's time for us to recognize, if we haven't already, that this country has put machismo in power. But we can change this.
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision