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When taekwondo becomes a bully’s weapon of choice

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.

What I wish happened when I got bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:03 AM

'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'

What do you do when you hear you have an arrest warrant (and you've done nothing wrong)?

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:42 PM

My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.

Speaking about the PH media situation and Rappler in Hong Kong

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There is still hope, despite the challenges thrown at us

In Japan, I lost my wallet and got it back cleaner

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:40 AM

It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese

Dear political parties: For your rallies, hire a wedding planner

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.

My migration story: Why I left London and came home

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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.'

LONDON CALLING. London, England has been an attractive destination for Filipinos who seek a job overseas. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[OPINION] The sound of the military's silence

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:51 PM

It’s the stacking of retired military officers to top government posts that makes me pause and think

Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

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.

[OPINION] Sometimes, all you need is video

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

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.

[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:48 PM

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.

[OPINION] Surviving AIM's first-of-its-kind innovation learning

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:40 PM

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'

Photo from AIM

The President is a misogynist. Now what?

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

How a Pasig village allows catcalling, harassment

May 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision

CATCALLING. A Pasig village allows catcallers to go scot-free.

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

How Germany's sense of its past makes federalism work

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'I have come to understand that Adolf Hitler played a central role in German government. That is, the country’s current system was put in place to ensure in all ways possible that power would never again rest on one person'

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

Getting lost and finding myself again

Sep 02, 2017 - 5:32 PM

To my fellow millennials who feel lost in life, hang in there. You're not alone.

quarter life crisis

An anatomy of Jejomar Binay’s campaign speeches

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Who is Vice President Jejomar Binay and what can he offer to Filipinos? Listen to at least two of his campaign speeches

SI 'NOGNOG.' Who is Vice President Jejomar Binay and what can he offer to Filipinos? Listen to at least two of his campaign speeches. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The 10 staple lines in Grace Poe's speeches

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As a reporter following presidential bet Grace Poe I could say that out of 10 speeches she would start 9 of them with a mention of her father the late action star Fernando Poe Jr


Aries Rufo: An inspiration, a journalist to the core

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Rappler Natashya Gutierrez remembers how as an aspiring investigative reporter she learned from veteran journalist Aries Rufo

Aries, we shall weep for a night

Sep 20, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Rappler News Editor Miriam Grace Go writes on the persistence, courage, and sheer love of life exemplified by veteran investigative reporter Aries Rufo, who passed away Saturday at age 45

Aries Rufo at the launch of his investigative book on the Catholic Church, "Altar of Secrets"

Did government go too easy on Iglesia ni Cristo?

Sep 01, 2015 - 3:47 PM

It was all a display of power by a church a government and a public that found its voice online

TRAFFIC LOGJAM. INC supporters gather in front of EDSA Shrine during a vigil on August 28, 2015

The Scrum: What election surveys are telling us

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The one who will win must fire our imagination and inspire us to dream again break us free from destructive cynicism jadedness and despair

How I started writing

Jul 13, 2014 - 3:31 PM

When my best friend left town I discovered that I had the power to create – and destroy – worlds out of words

What they don't tell you about the news

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:30 PM

In the past 3 years I ve learned things that no one told me before I started which I will tell you now

THE DOWNSIDES. Journalism is a lot less glamorous than most may think. Photo by Charles Salazar

What I talk about when I talk about walking

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I run to seek a void says Japanese author Haruki Murakami I walk for pretty much the same reasons

How social media helped a dream come true

Jul 03, 2012 - 6:36 PM

Romnick Blanco is a farmer s son turned International School Manila scholar This is his and my story