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Duterte blasts 'Western-funded' media, hits 'professional twisters'

May 13, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas, whom the President calls a 'prostitute,' counters that he is 'not in his right mind' and is a 'danger to the Filipino people'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media after casting his vote for the midterm elections at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Groups hit 'pattern of attacks' against democratic institutions

May 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

'Papatayin nila ang demokrasya kaya anyone who helps in strengthening democracy...sisirain nila kasi media is one of the pillars of democracy,' says Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas

TRUE MATRIX. Some of the individuals linked to the so-called "Oust-Duterte matrix" gathered at the University of the Philippines Diliman for a forum organized by the Third World Studies Center on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

Evasco and NFA Council, Guevarra on Napoles, Bureau of Immigration releases Fox | Evening wRap

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations

LOOK: Facebook blocks websites believed to be peddling fake news

Apr 14, 2018 - 7:58 PM

At least 10 websites are already blocked on the social media platform

Senator lauds Facebook fact-check partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'It's encouraging to see Facebook take a stronger stance on this issue and partner with agencies that are genuinely fighting fake news,' says Senator Bam Aquino

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Zuckerberg on Facebook, Duterte and Xi on West Philipines Sea, Trump on Russia | Evening wRap

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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Facebook partners with Rappler, Vera Files for fact-checking program

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,' says Clair Deevy, Facebook Director for Community Affairs for Asia Pacific

Journalists should always stand up against fake information

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Aside from debunking fake news, media organizations must learn from how the disinformation armies package and amplify their messages

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte is no. 1 source of fake news – veteran journalist

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'The worrisome part of this is that most of the sources of disinformation is being perpetrated by government officials on taxpayers’ money,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas tells a Senate panel probing the proliferation of fake news

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas speaks at the second Senate hearing on the proliferation of fake news on January 30, 2018. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:59 AM

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Vera Files reports cyberattack after publishing story critical of Duterte

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files says their website went down approximately 30 minutes after a story critical of President Rodrigo Duterte went online on their site

Malacañang on Duterte's alleged investments: Prove documents authentic

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Almost two years after allegations of hidden wealth were first made, President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to issue a waiver allowing the release of his bank accounts' transaction history

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Palace on PH ASEAN hosting: It will be 'extraordinary and amazing’

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Malacañang gives a preview of the Philippines ASEAN chairmanship even as questions hound the award of one government contract in line with the event

'EXTRAORDINARY, AMAZING.' Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the Philippines would be preparing something grand as it hosts the 50th ASEAN anniversary this year. File photo from PPD

When is it your story?

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:56 PM

MovePH as Rappler s civic engagement arm embraces people who have stories to tell and helps them with their advocacies

Restless, relentless ex-journalist Mei Magsino laid to rest

Apr 21, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Notwithstanding allegations against her there is no justification for the heartless and brutal slay of Batangueña journalist Melinda Mei Magsino

PHILSSA website hacked

Nov 04, 2012 - 11:07 PM

The web page was cloaked in black with the message Hacked by Nob0dy over a green skull and crossbones

HACKED. Screen grab from www.philssa.org