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Rappler Talk: Emily Lau on the future of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

On Tuesday, December 3, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with former Hong Kong politician Emily Lau to discuss how different the pro-democracy movement is now from before and how she sees the current protests ending

Rappler Talk: Bill Browder on 'Red Notice' and his fight for justice

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Browder published 'Red Notice' in February 2015 – an account of his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for his former lawyer Sergei Magnitsky

Rappler Talk: Arnold Chung on impact of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

On Monday, December 2, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to activist Arnold Chung to discuss what Hong Kong's election results mean to the pro-democracy movement

Rappler Talk: NUJP's Nonoy Espina on the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

What has happened in the 10 years since the Maguindanao massacre?

Rappler Talk: Law of the Sea expert James Kraska on China and the 'gray zone'

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Law of the Sea expert James Kraska to discuss the concept of gray zones, the potentials for risk and conflict, and how a country like the Philippines should respond

Rappler Talk: PAGASA's Chris Perez on weather forecasting

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:55 PM

What are PAGASA operations like? What exactly do common weather forecasting terms mean? Rappler talks to PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez.

Rappler Talk: Juan Antonio Perez III on the state of teen pregnancy in the Philippines

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Rappler speaks with Population and Development Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III about teenage pregnancy, education and social protection of young parents, and reproductive health in the country

Rappler Talk: Retired rear admiral Rommel Jude Ong on PH Navy's 'rebirth'

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:59 PM

On Monday, November 4, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with retired rear admiral Rommel Jude Ong to discuss the Philippine Navy's strategic vision for the future, among others

Q&A: Is General Sobejana the one to end the Abu Sayyaf?

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In this wide-ranging interview, Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana talks to Rappler about foreign fighters in Mindanao, suicide bombers in Sulu, and the prospects for peace

FOCUS ON BANGSAMORO. Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana promises to focus on the Bangsamoro region in the remaining two years of his military career. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Rappler Talk: 100 days into 2nd term, Richard Gomez means business in Ormoc City

Oct 26, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Rappler talks to Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on what he has done so far, and his plans as chief executive of the Eastern Visayan City

Rappler Talk: Maricar Limpin on health problems posed by e-cigarettes

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Rappler sits down with tobacco cessation expert and pulmonologist Maricar Limpin on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes

Rappler Talk: Rehab czar Ed del Rosario on Marawi 2 years after

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:24 PM

On Friday, October 25, Rappler's Pia Ranada talks to Marawi rehabilitation czar Eduardo del Rosario on latest updates regarding construction in the city

Rappler Talk: 100 days on, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto vows never to become ‘trapo’

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Despite the old power's underhanded attempts to discredit him, the new leader insists on doing things the right way, even if it means 'sacrificing political capital'

Rappler Talk: Justice Carpio on his 18 years in the Supreme Court

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:23 AM

On Friday, October 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio about defending the West Philippine Sea and judicial independence, ahead of his retirement from the Supreme Court

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

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

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?

Rappler Talk: Threats to rule of law under Duterte

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Is it time for lawyers in the Philippines to take to the streets, just like what the world saw in Hong Kong?

Rappler Talk: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on his first 100 days in office

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Is Mayor Isko Moreno on track to reviving Manila? Watch his interview evaluating his first 100 days.

Rappler Talk: WHO's Rabindra Abeyasinghe on polio and health in the Philippines

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Rappler sits down with World Health Organization's Rabindra Abeyasinghe to talk about the return of polio in the Philippines, how the government and its partners are responding to it, and other health issues in the country

Rappler Talk: Dealing with the African swine fever outbreak

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Rappler talks to Kate Blaszak, World Animal Protection global farming advisor, on how the Philippines can learn from other countries in dealing with African swine fever


Rappler Talk: A message to #WhenElaiMetBoyet on its social media post

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Advocates encourage celebrities to stop using people on the spectrum for entertainment

Rappler Talk: Marlon Manuel on fighting inciting to sedition case vs Robredo

Sep 24, 2019 - 2:04 PM

On Tuesday, September 24, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with human rights lawyer Marlon Manuel to discuss the case and what the harassment against the opposition means to the rule of law

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Ricky Lee on taking 'Himala' from screen to stage

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The veteran screenwriter and playwright talks about telling a well-known story in a new way

RICKY LEE. The veteran screenwriter talks about his famous work, 'Himala.' Rappler Screenshot

Rappler Talk: DILG Secretary Año on keeping Duterte's deadlines

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM

From clearing roads to arresting freed heinous crime convicts, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año is President Rodrigo Duterte's go-to man. Watch Rappler's interview with him on Thursday, September 19.

Rappler Talk: Rufus Rodriguez on amending the GCTA law

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez discusses how to improve the GCTA law he had co-written

Rappler Talk: Challenges of managing a family business

Sep 13, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Family business advisor Enrique Soriano III sits down with Rappler to talk about managing family businesses and how to keep the drama away from the boardroom


Rappler Talk: The future of wine as higher taxes loom

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Rappler talks to Christopher Quimbo, owner of Novellino, to discuss the impact of higher taxes on the wine industry


Rappler Talk: Challenges faced by SOGIE equality bill at the Senate

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure

Rappler Talk: Mary Joy Sta Rita on fighting back vs the PNP

Sep 09, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Watch the interview live on Rappler at 1:30 pm on Monday, September 9

Rappler Talk: FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo on navigating sedition case vs opposition

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:15 PM

On Tuesday, September 3, Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug sits down with FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo to discuss the complaint against key members of the opposition

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos on love stories and music

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:12 PM

The real-life couple stars as Zak and Sara in 'LSS'

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's publicity team

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Rappler sits down with Julius Leonen, whose team at the Manila Public Information Office keeps public interest in Mayor Isko Moreno up, on Friday, August 30

Rappler Talk: Rowena Guanzon on defending Comelec

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Rappler talks to poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon as groups fear a reversal of Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema's cancelled nomination. Watch the interview live on Friday, August 23.

Rappler Talk: 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan on what has become of the internet

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:37 AM

From a website envisioned as a platform for free speech, 8chan has become host to hate speech related to multiple mass shootings in the United States. Watch its founder, Frederick Brennan, live on Rappler.

Rappler Talk: Reviving the anti-subversion law

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:49 AM

How does the DILG plan to carry out the Anti-Subversion Act of 1957 should it be revived? Watch DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya on Rappler Talk on Monday, August 19

Rappler Talk: Senator Francis Pangilinan on commuter rights bill

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Pangilinan hopes to restore the dignity of commuting and create a magna carta for commuters' rights

Rappler Talk: Gretchen Diez on living her truth

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:37 AM

For Gretchen Custodio Diez, the fight for equality is far from over. Watch the interview live on Rappler.

Rappler Talk: Bill Hayton on China’s false claims and 'imagined territories'

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:03 AM

On Thursday, August 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Bill Hayton of Chatham House about how China spreads information about allegedly false historical claims and what the concept of "imagined territories" is about

Rappler Talk: BARMM Interior Minister Naguib Sinarimbo on Bangsamoro updates

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:13 AM

The Bangsamoro Transition Authority is in office, but what now?

Rappler Talk: Deo Onda on the value of West PH Sea resources to Filipinos

Aug 05, 2019 - 2:09 PM

On Monday, August 5, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Dr Deo Onda of the University of the Philippines' Marine Science Institute to discuss the importance of the West Philippine Sea to Filipinos

Rappler Talk: Leading Isko Moreno's anti-crime team

Aug 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Rappler sits down with the commander of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's anti-crime team, Police Major Rosalino Ibay

Rappler Talk Sports: Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Rappler talks to some stellar homegrown wrestlers: PWR champion Quatro, PHX winner Chino Guinto, and All Out War titlist Martivo

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

Rappler Talk: Senator Risa Hontiveros on challenges facing 'Bawal Ang Bastos' Law

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The law has been passed. The next challenge: implementation

Rappler Talk: Ex-Coast Guard chief Carlos Agustin on West PH Sea

Jul 15, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Former Philippine Coast Guard commandant Carlos Agustin talks about the Recto Bank incident and the situation in the West Philippine Sea

Rappler Talk: Mark Thompson on Duterte's 'violent populism'

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:59 PM

On Friday, July 12, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Mark Thompson, an expert on Southeast Asian politics, to discuss the past 3 years of the Duterte presidency and the continuing support of Filipinos for the President

Rappler Talk: Robert Swift on the legal hunt for money Martial Law victims deserve

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Are there Marcos assets left to be discovered? What challenges did the human rights lawyer face in seeking compensation for the victims? Watch the interview on Friday, July 12, at 11 am

Rappler Talk: Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard on writing about her two homes

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Filipino author and editor Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard talks to Rappler about her novels

No need for China permit to fish, says PH lawyer in Hague case

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:07 AM

'It is up to the Philippines' whether to allow Chinese fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea, says world-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler

LEAD COUNSEL. Paul Reichler, known as 'the giant slayer of public international law,' was the Philippines' lead counsel in its case against China over the South China Sea. File photo courtesy of PCA