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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

Recto Bank incident 'clear violation' of int'l law – PH lead counsel

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel against China, tells Rappler there is 'a very strong case' to hold China liable for the Recto Bank incident

'GIANT SLAYER.' Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel in its case against China, says the Recto Bank incident is a 'clear violation' of international law. File photo courtesy of ITLOS

Rappler Talk: Paul Reichler, Philippines' lawyer vs China

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] Paul Reichler, the Philippines' lead counsel against China, speaks to Rappler about Recto Bank and the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea

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