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[OPINION] Running to stand still: On U2 fans and the war on drugs

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?

In God's country: This week's outlook

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Philippines’ biggest court verdict this year is set to be promulgated on Thursday, when a Quezon City court is scheduled to decide on the worst case of media killings in the country’s history

Politics in U2 songs, a primer

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:24 AM

We dissect the meanings behind some of the songs U2 performed in Manila

U2 IN MANILA. The band's political stands – for some reason – confuse some 'fans.' Rappler photo

U2 plays 'Heroes' for volunteers, journalists: 'We salute you, truth-tellers'

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:19 PM

U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic

SALUTE. U2 plays at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Rappler photo

Angry, happy: Fans react to Bono's politics during U2's Manila concert

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:06 AM

For some reason, some fans are still confused by U2's political activism

LISTEN: U2’s Philippine concert setlist

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The Irish rockers performed a set including their entire 'Joshua Tree' album at their first Philippine concert on December 11

TONIGHT WE CAN BE AS ONE. U2 opens their Philippine concert with 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

U2 dedicates 'Ultra Violet' to Maria Ressa, PH women

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Images of the Rappler CEO and other Filipinas like Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, and Lidy Nacpil are projected on screen as the band performs 'Ultra Violet'

HERSTORY. U2 pays tribute to 'women who light up history' as they play their song 'Ultra Violet.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

In Duterte-land, U2’s Bono touches on the taboo

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President

LOOK: Angel Locsin meets U2 frontman Bono

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Angel also gets a signed souvenir from the Irish rock star

Here's where U2 actually went after landing in Manila

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:07 AM

No, Bono was not singing with a busker on Bonifacio High Street

IN THE PHILIPPINES. U2 frontman Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

U2's Bono to Duterte: 'You can't compromise on human rights'

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'The safety of journalists is very important, and I think a democracy requires a free press,' says U2 lead singer Bono

BONO'S MESSAGE TO DUTERTE. U2 lead singer Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

Fil-Am poet Bino Realuyo's work to be featured in U2's first Philippine concert

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The poet says there is 'poetic justice' in his inclusion in the band's first-ever concert in the Philippines

U2. The band performs their Joshua Tree tour in Singapore. The Irish rockers are now in Manila to play their first ever Philippine show. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler