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[ANALYSIS] Beneath the glitter of the Xi-Duterte bromance

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The result has been economic largesse that is turning into a debt trap even as the strategic situation of the Philippines gets worse

[OPINION] Letter to Brazilian friends on eve of Brazil's presidential polls

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Will Brazil's clone of the Philippines' Duterte come to power?

[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes

[OPINION] Marites Vitug and Mr Duterte’s mad wife

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife

[OPINION] China’s economic time bomb

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis

Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

[OPINION] Missing the point

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:40 PM

We are not here to pick a fight. We come in peace. As healers we will continue to try to prevent the impending disaster by educating and calming our people even if we have to do it one patient at a time.

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

[OPINYON] Oras ng kadiliman

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:20 AM

WALDEN BELLO: Dapat tutulan ang opensiba ng gobyernong Duterte na gawing permanenteng kalagayan ang pagpapahigpit ng sistemang pampulitika

[OPINION] The darkest hour

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Bello: 'The SEC move against Rappler is part of the multi-sided offensive to lock up the Philippine political system for good, and this is why it must be resisted'

[OPINYON] Bangungot-pangkalusugan: Ang kuwento ng sabwatang Garin-Sanofi

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Sa Dengvaxia deal ng administrasyong Aquino at pharmaceutical giant na Sanofi, nagtagpo ang politika ng gobyernong barkadahan at ang kasakiman ng isang korporasyon

Trump on pissing on Pyongyang, evolution and Genesis, and getting advice from Duterte

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:31 PM

[Satire] When you attend a Donald Trump news conference....

[OPINYON] Sex at ang DDS

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'

[OPINION] Sex and the DDS

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'But there's something more,' he volunteered. 'The height of sexual pleasure is when he says "I will kill you" to his enemies.'

[OPINION] A response to the President's request for euthanasia

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Some people obsessed with their death, however, don’t have the courage to kill themselves. Thus their request for assistance to dispatch them to the afterlife.

GOODBYE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to pay respects to his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to his departed loved ones at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Presidential photo

Walden Bello loses respect for ‘drunk with power’ Andanar

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar's ethical base as a journalist was 'not firm'

RESPECT NO MORE. Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello is no longer impressed by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. Photo of Bello by Rappler, photo of Andanar by Malacañang

Laban ng Masa to oppose Duterte's 'sins of commission, omission'

Oct 27, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says President Rodrigo Duterte is not a true socialist: 'He said something in order to win an election, but has not moved one iota towards real transformation'

'LABAN NG MASA.' Walden Bello explains the advocacy of his newly formed coalition on October 27. Photo by Mara Cepeda

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Bello to Duterte: 'Reverse course' or Filipinos may 'throw you out'

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello

Bantayog speakers Walden Belo and Jean Enriquez. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[Conclusion] Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The tide will turn with or without the support of my colleagues and when it does they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized says De Lima

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on February 24, 2017. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why it's time for progressives in the Duterte Cabinet to leave

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It becomes harder by the day to understand how they can remain in their positions when it is becoming abundantly clear that mass murder is the central and only real policy of this administration

Trump's ban: It's not about national security

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Instead of saying the Philippine government will respect Trump’s recent order Malacañang should speak out publicly against it in order to blunt the momentum of an exclusionary regime that will eventually affect its citizens

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

An administration in search of an opposition

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM

A strong opposition based on the defense of universal human rights is the best way to ensure the future of Philippine democracy

PASS THE BBL. Former Akbayan party list representative Walden Bello stresses the importance of passing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why our campaign has blazed the way to our democratic future

May 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

I am not only running against a system I am running for an alternative system for a system where people can live honestly decently and with dignity A life of dignity for all Filipinos: This is what this campaign has been all about

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

Miriam: Take revenge on Duterte through the ballot

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Senatorial candidate Walden Bello has the same suggestion to voters as presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago: Let’s punish him in the polls on May 9

SHE'S BACK. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago is back on the campaign trail after a month-long absence because of her participation in a drug trial. Photo from MDS Media Bureau

6 senatorial bets on why they are #TheLeaderIWant

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:17 PM

UPDATED Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP Diliman

?PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

#PHVote: Senatorial debate sparks online discussion on barangay health care

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The exchange on health issues during Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate on Friday April 15 resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care

Senatorial bets asked: Who will win as president?

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:30 PM

At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate 5 candidates pitch for their standard bearers An independent Walden Bello says who he thinks won t win

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros overall winner in 2nd Rappler senatorial debate online poll

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Netizens 2nd top pick is economist and former Akbayan representative Walden Bello

OVERALL WINNER. After sweeping all the rounds, Hontiveros is also declared the overall winner of the debate by netizens. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hontiveros is netizens' choice in 3rd round of Rappler senatorial debate

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:21 PM

In the 3rd round the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium

3RD ROUND WINNER. Risa Hontiveros wins the 3rd round of the Rappler senatorial debate according to respondents of Rappler's online poll

Senatorial bets asked: Do you support adjusting tax rates?

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:21 PM

At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services

Senate bets' transportation fixes: Decongest Manila, improve mass transit

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday April 15 candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space

PLATFORM. Senatorial candidates present their platform at the Rappler senatorial debate in UP Diliman on April 15, 2016 ?

Bello pushes for BBL, ‘marshall plan’ for Mindanao

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Senatorial candidate Dionisio Santiago for his part says everyone wants peace but the BBL has ‘unconstitutional’ provisions

Walden Bello, by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bello hits Aquino admin over EDCA ‘deception’

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:08 PM

In Rappler’s ‘The Leader I Want’ debate senatorial candidate Walden Bello says EDCA merely makes the Philippines a ‘military base’ of the US

The Leader I Want: Walden Bello’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Walden Bello s stand on key issues the next batch of senators will have to address

#TheLeaderIWant: Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate set for April 15

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM

3 Fridays 3 schools 18 candidates to be scrutinized Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3 part senatorial debates

Comelec won't stop broadcast of Pacquiao fight

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista explains that there is no justiciable controversy in Pacquiao s case because the fight has not happened

BOXING CHAMP, SENATORIAL CANDIDATE. The Commission on Elections does not act on the issue of whether or not to allow the local broadcast of Manny Pacquaio's match with Timothy Bradley Jr

Most Filipinos want candidates to prioritize family planning – survey

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

A Pulse Asia poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe candidates should include family planning in their program of action while 9 out of 10 want the government to allocate funding for family planning services

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Against all odds: Voting for ‘progressives’

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A vote for progressives is a vote against conservative elitist politics That can never be a wasted vote

RH advocates endorse Robredo for VP, 3 senatorial bets

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as unworthy of the people s vote

PURPLE VOTE. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral (2-R) leads the endorsement of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros (3-R), Walden Bello, and Leila de Lima, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Pacquiao to Comelec: Boxing matches only 36 minutes or less

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

This is not a political activity the camp of boxer Manny Pacquiao also tells the Comelec as he defends his upcoming match with Timothy Bradley Jr

BOXING CHAMP. Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao greets his supporters after filing his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections in Manila, Philippines, on October 16, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

UNA supports Pacquiao ‘110%’ on boxing match issue

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:54 AM

The opposition United Nationalist Alliance also says it does not expect to get undue advantage from its senatorial bet s match with Timothy Bradley Jr

FULL SUPPORT FOR THE SENATE BET. UNA is standing by Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as he faces another controversy during the election season. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler