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Rappler Talk: What it takes for the LGBTQ+ to #ResistTogether

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Tune in here or head over to Rappler's video platforms on Friday, June 21, to watch the discussion live

Rappler Talk: Magdalo’s Manuel Cabochan on his new role as party-list representative

Jun 08, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Rappler sits down with one of the Magdalo group’s core leaders, Manuel Cabochan, as he steps out of the shadows of his more famous mistahs in his new role as an opposition lawmaker

Rappler Talk: Kaka Bag-ao on slaying the Ecleo dynasty in Dinagat Islands

Jun 03, 2019 - 5:09 PM

On Tuesday, June 4, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with governor-elect Kaka Bag-ao to discuss the key factors that led to her victory

Rappler Talk: Franklin Drilon on how the opposition will navigate the next 3 years

May 31, 2019 - 3:51 PM

On Friday, May 31, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Senator Franklin Drilon to discuss the challenges opposition senators are expecting to face

Rappler Talk: What's next for the progressive movement post-elections?

May 31, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin talks to Rappler to help us make sense of what happened and what could happen under two chambers controlled by the Duterte administration

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Lady Eagles on UAAP title return

May 28, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon and head coach Oliver Almadro drop by the Rappler office on Tuesday, May 28 at 3 pm

Rappler Talk: Making sense of the 2019 party-list race with Walden Bello

May 25, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Former Akbayan representative Walden Bello weighs on the lessons learned from the 2019 elections

Rappler Talk: Journalist Evan Ratliff on drug kingpin Paul Le Roux’s operations in PH

May 23, 2019 - 12:17 PM

On Thursday, May 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff on how he traced the under-the-radar operations of Paul Le Roux

Rappler Talk: Bam Aquino on the 2019 elections, opposition's fate

May 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Senator Bam Aquino fails to secure a second term. What is next for him and the opposition?

Rappler Talk: Isko Moreno on remaking Manila

May 18, 2019 - 5:03 PM

After toppling political giant Joseph Estrada, Isko Moreno promises Manila the moon and the stars. How will he do this? Watch his interview live on Rappler.

Rappler Talk: Sonny Angara and his 2019 reelection

May 15, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Rappler talks to Senator Sonny Angara on his successful reelection bid and his plans for his second term

Rappler Talk: 'Death of democracy' and the May 13 polls

May 10, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Rappler talks to political analyst Doy Romero about fears of a less independent Senate after the May 13 elections

#TheLeaderIWant: Edu Manzano on his canceled candidacy

May 09, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Rappler sits down with San Juan congressional candidate Edu Manzano, who is filing an appeal with the Comelec

Rappler Talk: JC Punongbayan on PH economy and 2019 elections

May 08, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Tune in on Wednesday, May 8, as Rappler sits down with economist and columnist JC Punongbayan to discuss the Philippines' economic issues and how candidates are proposing to fix these problems

Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

Rappler Talk: Bar 2018 topnotcher Sean James Borja

May 06, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Tune in at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 6, as Rappler sits down with Sean James Borja to discuss the rule of law, legal education reforms, and the topic closest to his heart – LGBT rights

#TheLeaderIWant: Christian Natividad on his big promises for Bulacan

May 01, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Rappler sits down with Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad on his plans for Bulacan

Rappler Talk: Paul Hutchcroft on redesigning the Philippine electoral system

Apr 30, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Political scientist Paul Hutchcroft sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the structure of the Philippine electoral system and what changes can be implemented

Rappler Talk: How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22 earthquake

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Rappler speaks to Mahar Lagmay, UP Resilience Institute Executive Director, on the impact of the earthquake in Pampanga and the factors that led to it

#TheLeaderIWant: Francis Zamora and his promise of a new San Juan

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Will Francis Zamora's promise of a new San Juan be enough against the time-tested name and machinery of the Ejercito-Estrada clan?

Rappler Talk: Measuring poverty, shaping policy with NEDA's Edillon

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Rappler sits down with Socioeconomic Planning Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon to discuss how the government measures poverty and crafts policy using data


#TheLeaderIWant: Allan Montaño and the labor vote

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Rappler reporter Aika Rey speaks to Labor Win candidate Allan Montaño about his Senate bid and priority measures if elected

Rappler Talk: Francis Pangilinan on challenges for Otso Diretso

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:21 PM

The opposition slate's campaign manager Senator Kiko Pangilinan sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug to discuss challenges to winning

Rappler Talk: Dr Jose Ramon Albert on election surveys

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:44 PM

On Wednesday, March 20, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Dr Jose Ramon Albert, statistician and senior research fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, about election surveys

Rappler Talk: NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar on policing Metro Manila

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday, March 12

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mikhail Red on 'Neomanila' and the future of PH cinema

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

We pick the brain of the Neomanila director live on Rappler!

Rappler Talk Sports: Yeng Guiao on Gilas Pilipinas' road to FIBA World Cup

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The national team mentor drops by the Rappler headquarters to talk about the Philippines' journey, buildup and chances in the 2019 FIBA World Cup


Rappler Talk: Manny Pacquiao on PDP-Laban's campaign, politics, boxing

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Will he run for president? How can he juggle the duties of being a senator, maintaining his status as a world boxing champ, and managing the campaign of the ruling PDP-Laban?

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The 4th Filipina Miss Universe sits down with Rappler's Voltaire Tayag for a one-on-one

#TheLeaderIWant: Mar Roxas on his return to politics

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Catch the interview with Mar Roxas live at 2 pm, Friday, February 8

Rappler Talk Entertainment: LizQuen, Antoinette Jadaone on modern love stories

Feb 07, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Rappler chats with Liza, Enrique, and Antoinette about their new movie

Rappler Talk: Chito Gascon on PH outside International Criminal Court

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon sits down with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug on Wednesday, February 6, to discuss what the future holds for the Philippines as a non-member of the International Criminal Court

Rappler Talk: Abdullah Dimaporo on expectations for the BOL Plebiscite in Lanao del Norte

Feb 06, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Dimaporo clan openly opposes the inclusion of 6 municipalities in Lanao del Norte, saying the loss in territory will weaken the province

#TheLeaderIWant: Jiggy Manicad, from reporter to politician

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Can a reporter-turned-politician be an independent voice in the Senate? Rappler talks to Jiggy Manicad.

Rappler Talk: Cleaning up Manila Bay

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Rappler talks to Gil Jacinto of the UP Marine Science Institute and Tony La Viña, former DENR Undersecretary, to make sense of the problems surrounding Manila Bay's rehabilitation


Rappler Talk Sports: Thirdy Ravena on Ateneo's UAAP back-to-back title run

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thirdy Ravena drops by the Rappler office to talk about the Ateneo Blue Eagles' UAAP Season 81 championship

Rappler Talk: Mel Sta Maria on judicial independence and the Supreme Court

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to lawyer Mel Sta Maria, dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, on Monday, December 10

Rappler Talk: Ambassador Amanda Gorely on Australia-PH relations

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The Australian ambassador wraps up her Philippine tour with updates on humanitarian support, and trade and investment opportunities

#TheLeaderIWant: Florin Hilbay and his dream transition from lawyering to legislating

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:15 PM

How would he continue to push for his advocacies when he's no longer within the hall of the courts and in the August Hall?

#TheLeaderIWant: Harry Roque on being his own man

Dec 06, 2018 - 6:58 PM

How different would a Senator Harry Roque be from a Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque? Rappler interviews the People's Reform Party bet.

Rappler Talk: Prosecuting extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Dec 06, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Justice has only investigated at least 76 cases of killings related to the war on drugs

#TheLeaderIWant: JV Ejercito on his 2019 senatorial bid amid sibling rivalry

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:20 PM

What are the challenges that reelectionist senatorial candidate JV Ejercito faces?

#TheLeaderIWant: Serge Osmeña on eyeing a Senate comeback in 2019

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Former senator Serge Osmeña talks to Rappler about his platform, priorities, and the challenges he's facing as a senatorial candidate

Rappler Talk: Marshall Goldsmith on coaching leaders

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch the interview here

Rappler Talk Sports: Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao is tasked to lead the national team to the 2019 FIBA World Cup

#TheLeaderIWant: Gary Alejano on taking his fight to the Senate

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:40 PM

If elected senator, how will the former Marine captain prove that he can be the soldier of every Filipino?

Rappler Talk: Emil Marañon III on stopping the Cayetano dynasty

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Watch Rappler Talk on Monday afternoon, November 19

Rappler Talk: Eduardo Año on bringing Duterte to the grassroots

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Eduardo Año speaks to Rappler for his first sit-down interview ever since he was sworn in as DILG secretary

Rappler Talk: Jesus Dureza on preparations for the Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza speaks to Rappler about what the BOL plebiscite means for Mindanao and what lies ahead should the organic law be ratified

#TheLeaderIWant: Koko Pimentel on 2019 candidacy, PDP-Laban campaign

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019