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[OPINION] Terrorizing us, but not the terrorists

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Democracy demands dissent'

[OPINION] De Lima’s incommunicado detention

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:06 PM

'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'

[OPINION] No charter change during pandemic

May 29, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'It is tone deaf on the part of government to create campaigns that will further divide its populace, especially during a pandemic'

[OPINION] Laudato Si', 5 years later

May 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Laudato Si' has become one of the most influential social encyclicals that has been released by a pope

[OPINION] A crossroads for Meralco

May 23, 2020 - 6:51 PM

'As a private company, Meralco is accountable to its customers, who pay expecting reliable service. But that unfortunately has not been the case.'

[OPINION] Dura lex sed lex is obsolete

May 18, 2020 - 2:51 PM

'Every time we say dura lex sed lex, we speak of oppression. Every time we call for dura lex sed lex, we advocate for injustice.'

[OPINION] Fighting a pandemic and the climate emergency

May 14, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'One has to remember that like pathogens, climate change is not hampered by borders'

[ANALYSIS] ABS-CBN closure: An attack on citizen rights

May 07, 2020 - 11:28 AM

ABS-CBN will be back, and soon, because it has the support of the people

[ANALYSIS] Duterte and Congress closed down ABS-CBN

May 06, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Yes, the NTC is wrong in its cease and desist order. But President Duterte is overall responsible; House leaders are complicit.

[OPINION] Excluding De Lima and others

May 03, 2020 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Unfortunately, in the face of this clear need to close ranks, the national government is undermining such unity

TIGILAN ANG KASINUNGALINGAN! — Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima flashes her iconic D5 handsign to greet onlookers and supporters as they crowded the side entrance of the Quezon City Hall of Justice chanting 'Free Leila!, Pekeng Ebidensya Ibasura!' expressing their unwavering support to the Senator earlier today (June19). Sen. De Lima attended the continuation of the trial for the "Disobedience to Summons" case filed against her by former House leaders before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 34. Photo from Senate PRIB

[OPINION] An intergovernmental tug of war during the coronavirus outbreak

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:47 PM

'There is a reason why Philippine law assigns the main responsibility for disaster response to local governments'

[ANALYSIS] Ecological irresponsibility and pandemics

Apr 22, 2020 - 1:09 PM

'Today’s pandemic is the worst scenario but it has been foreseen. We can actually say we told you so to decision makers and to businesses who did not listen to us.'

[OPINION] Media and the coronavirus: Frontliners against the 'infodemic'

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:57 PM

'To say that the media is a frontliner is not metaphorical, and definitely not an overstatement'

'Not time to keep score': Robredo focuses on frontliners, not politics

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:05 PM

In a nation overwhelmed by a pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo shows how government can effectively work with private citizens to fight COVID-19

WORKING VP. Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on March 24, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

[OPINION] Constitutional basics in a pandemic

Apr 03, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional

[OPINION] Business unusual: When the business community responds to a virus

Mar 30, 2020 - 2:11 PM

'We will see in the days ahead whether workers will be made to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 disaster. If employers act badly, the government must step in to correct the wrong.'

[OPINION] A national unity government to combat the coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'If we do not unite, many of us will die and there might be no country left to fight over'

[OPINION] Good governance to combat the coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:03 PM

'There might have been a window in late January to stop the novel coronavirus from entering our islands. But by delaying action for political and diplomatic reasons, we lost that chance.'

Rappler Talk: Weaponizing the law against democratic dissent

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:44 PM

We will talk to Antonio La Viña to understand 'lawfare' – the perversion of the law and its weaponization as a tool to silence dissent

[OPINION] Motorcycle taxis and inclusive mobility (Part 2)

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

There is a clear pathway so that motorcycle taxis can be mainstreamed into our public transport system

[OPINION] Regulating motorcycle taxis and ensuring competition (Part 1)

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The online platform industry – which is easy to enter, is relatively inexpensive, and is clearly innovative – is simply for now, difficult to regulate

[ANALYSIS] Aetas and New Clark City: Trampling on human rights of our first peoples

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, let us remember that recognition begins at home and with our first peoples, the Aetas

Rappler's 2019 Board of Directors

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Lawyer and former Ateneo School of Government Dean Tony La Viña joins Rappler Inc's 2019 Board of Directors

[OPINION] The illegal and immoral Kaliwa Dam ECC

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Kaliwa Dam ECC is illegal and immoral. It violates the Filipino people’s right to a sound environment and disregards the rights of affected indigenous peoples and local communities.

[OPINION] Radical change stops sexual violence

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The ground has shifted everywhere on due process – the main objective of anti-sexual harassment and anti sexual abuse mechanisms is no longer punishment or liability, but protection and safeguarding of vulnerable persons

Business groups in favor of easing restrictions on foreign investments

Sep 25, 2019 - 1:30 PM

But ex-Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña argues that lifting these constitutional restrictions would be 'very, very dangerous'

[OPINION] Duterte's best and worst

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well

Not right for Palace to pit two constitutional provisions vs each other – law expert

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The charter's order for the government to keep resources in the Philippines' EEZ for exclusive use of Filipinos is not in conflict with the provision requiring the government to 'serve and protect' Filipinos, says law professor Tony La Viña

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 25, 2019. Malacañang photo

[ANALYSIS] The dangerous Cardema precedent

May 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The fact that he also used his position as NYC chair to campaign for Duterte Youth and other Duterte-endorsed candidates is also a possible election offense

[ANALYSIS] Avengers and Aryas for Congress

May 10, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Here's what a Duterte-controlled Senate can do. On May 13, think about how you want the Philippines to become, and then cast your vote for the future.

[OPINION] Universities should take strong stance against the Marcos dictatorship

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic

[OPINION] Should we ban the Marcoses from our campuses?

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:30 PM

I would think I have succeeded more as a teacher if my students were more angry at the Duterte administration's human rights record than being upset at the Marcos children visiting us

[OPINION] Part 2 | Road to damnation through Chinese-funded dams

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We predict that future administrations will have to cancel the Kaliwa and Chico projects and default on the Chinese loans, which will result in the Philippines being sued by China in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor the creditor

[OPINION] Part 1| Kaliwa and Chico Dams: More than just debt of money

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The Chico River loan agreement may prove to be a template for future loan agreements that the Philippines enters into, effectively compromising our patrimonial assets

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president – Macalintal

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer

AGAINST REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo has long been against the declaration of a revolutionary government. File photo by OVP

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


[OPINION] Pablo Virgilio David: The shepherd of Caloocan

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

We need Church leaders who will describe rightly what we are facing: a death of conscience by those who justify the killings

[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:05 AM

To the children of Ben, I can assure you that wherever you go from now on, once people know that you are the children of Ben and Yesha Ramos, you will be looked up to, admired

[OPINION] Coffee and the blood of indigenous peoples

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The government's intensified campaign against communist rebels makes indigenous peoples vulnerable to violence; the specter of death underpins their lives like an active fault line

[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima and the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:22 PM

It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all

[ANALYSIS] At stake in Trillanes amnesty case

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:32 AM

One can only hope the judiciary, through Judge Andres Soriano and eventually through the Supreme Court, draw the line here and save the country from a future without the possibility of peace and national reconciliation

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.

[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

[ANALYSIS] Voiding Trillanes' amnesty: Illegal, unwise, immoral

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We seem to be inexorably sliding towards an extraconstitutional regime

[ANALYSIS] Unjust to De Lima, unjust to all

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:16 AM

This is the strong arm of the state at play. And in cases where the highest official of the land has a personal stake, even courts become a part of this strong arm, wittingly or unwittingly.

[OPINION] Tax carbon emitters, use new revenue for health care

Aug 23, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?

[OPINION] Lawyers of the Philippines, unite!

Aug 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Prof. Desierto is right about JV, Lenie, and RB: 'They could be you. They could be me. Today it's them. Just look in the mirror. Tomorrow it can be any of us.'

After Bangsamoro law, a bright yet bumpy path to peace

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:00 AM

There will be a fight for the hearts and minds of people in the region for them to approve of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in a plebiscite. President Rodrigo Duterte has to convince the political leaders to vote yes.

Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcomed the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte didn't lobby enough, only 5 of 18 priority bills became laws

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) In two years, President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council only 4 times

DISTRACTED? Thirteen bills prioritized by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first two SONAs remain pending in both the House and the Senate. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

[OPINION] The options of Chief Justice Sereno

May 09, 2018 - 1:08 PM

The Chief Justice can issue a statement rejecting her removal. But instead of asserting that she is still Chief Justice, she can say in her statement that she will once again take a leave of absence and return to the Court at the right time.