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[OPINION] Back in Cebu: Why local voices matter in covering the news

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:36 PM

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

[OPINION] Sometimes, all you need is video

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:39 PM

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?

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:38 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.

Dos and donts of being a pageant fan

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Filipino fans can be the best but they can also be the worst critics of beauty queens

Bb Pilipinas Grand parade Araneta Center. Photo by Rob Reyes

President Duterte, praying the gay away didn't work for me

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:59 AM

You can’t fix what’s not broken

 AN ALLY? President Rodrigo Dutete is inconsistent about his remarks on the LGBT community. File photo by Manman Dejeto

[OPINION] To 'woke' people on Twitter: Turn online noise into action

May 21, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Being woke should emphasize how we understand a particular issue and then translate this to offline action

I voted for my nephew's future but I felt I failed him

May 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM

How can I explain to my nephew that Filipinos elected candidates who lied, stole money from the people, and whose backgrounds are questionable?

Covering the PDP-Laban, Duterte campaign despite the Rappler ban

May 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'I had to be invisible to be present'

END OF THE CAMPAIGN. Taken after the President's speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance in Pasig City, the last event of the 2019 campaign.  Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

[OPINION] The lies they pushed on Election Day

May 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Checking viral claims as politicians play dirty

[OPINION] Impunity in Cebu and why covering this election was personal

May 17, 2019 - 3:32 PM

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.

[OPINION] Should we be optimistic after the 2019 elections?

May 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bright spots in the poll results offer some rays of hope

[OPINION] I voted but that wasn't enough

May 15, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Each vote matters but there's something that matters more

[OPINION] #PHVote 2019: Of upsets and surprises

May 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Where is the hope?

[OPINION] Let us not call Filipino voters ‘bobo’

May 14, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Filipino voters are not 'bobo'. They are coming from a legitimate, deeply-rooted desire to see things change.

[OPINION] Make that one party list vote count

May 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Even if political dynasties have invaded the system

[OPINION] New elections, new lows? Say no

May 13, 2019 - 7:00 AM

With your vote, save the country from hitting rock-bottom

GLOOMY. Consumers are now pessimistic on the economy. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] What you need to know this election day

May 13, 2019 - 2:56 AM

Are you ready for it and for what it will bring?

FINAL PUSH. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the miting de avance of PDP-Laban's own and guest senatorial candidates. Malacañang Photo

[OPINION] Think about the environment when you vote

May 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Mining, sustainable tourism, land use, energy are some of the issues

MANILA BAY. People flock to Manila Bay on February 5, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[TRIVIA] ‘Loco’ local races

May 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Here are 6 interesting election tidbits

[OPINION] How well do you know the candidates?

May 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Acquiring data from government can be a pain

[OPINION] Will the next Senate be independent?

May 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Let us manage some expectations: the 18th Congress will be filled with allies of President Rodrigo Duterte

File photo by Alecs Ongcal

[OPINION] What can you do besides voting?

May 06, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Stay engaged and do it right

[OPINION] The labor vote is weak

May 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Labor Win banks on the support of the workers, but they may not deliver

PROCLAMATION RALLY. Labor Win coalition, composed of (L-R) Allan Montano, Neri Colmenares, Sonny Matula, Ernesto Arellano, and Leody De Guzman, officially kickstarts their senatorial campaign on February 19, 2019. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[OPINION] Making press freedom an election issue

May 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Your vote can protect a free and independent Philippine media

I didn’t vote the last elections, and boy do I regret it

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Another messiah, another mistake? One Rappler makes her case for why every single vote counts.

Why I skipped class

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

If all of us take a step towards the right direction, we can move the Philippines forward

WATER PUMP. Then 15-year-old Stacy de Jesus facilitated the installation of a water pump in a purok in Bago City, Negros Occidental.

They’re fighting over Lang Leav’s ‘instapoetry,’ and I think that’s good

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:17 PM

There is no harm in attempting to bring back the culture of reading especially in the age of scrolling

One year banned from President Duterte’s events

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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.

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] 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

SENATOR GRACE POE GRACES THE PROCLAMATION RALLY OF CALOOCAN MAYORALTY CANDIDATE RECOM ECHIVERRI ALONG WITH LOCAL CANDIDATES IN BAGONG SILANG CALOOCAN CITY....PHOTO BY/JAY MORALES

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