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[OPINION] What does it mean to celebrate Andres Bonifacio?

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Bonifacio’s Philippines, in a way, isn’t too different from ours. Bonifacio’s true legacy was that he showed us what needs to be done.

[OPINION] Duterte is making a big mistake

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The human rights community exists for a reason and it will not cease to exist – even if tyrants like President Rodrigo Duterte become powerless

Voicing out: UP Visayas cheering competition a platform for creative activism

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The annual cheering competition may be puzzling to those outside the University of the Philippines Visayas community but it’s become a part of this UP campus’ culture – a platform for the sharp wit of Ilonggo Iskolars ng Bayan

Photos courtesy of the UPV School of Technology Student Council, Gian Genoveza, and Carl Don Berwin

Vegans and animal advocates to stage protest against animal oppression

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Official Animal Rights March is happening on October 26, 12 pm at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila

First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island – study

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Until now, the earliest known location on Naxos was the Cave of Zas, dated to 7,000 years ago. We have extended the history of the island by 193,000 years,' anthropologist Tristan Carter says

Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty's highest human rights award

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Greta Thunberg gets a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University where the ceremony was held

AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE. Greta Thunberg (L) poses with Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo (R) after receiving Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award at George Washington University in Washington, DC on September 16, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Human-like neural activity detected in lab grown mini brains

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The so-called 'cerebral organoids' or mini-brains derived from adult stem cells have been around for a decade or so but have never previously developed functional neural networks

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[OPINION] Activism as the foundation of the university

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The truth that we uncover in the university reveals a dying planet, an unequal social order, persistent poverty and universal hunger, unjust war and violence, bigotry and discrimination, intolerance and hate

CHR reminds government: Activism is a right

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'

Condemning the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's admininstration, relatives of victims of extra judicial killings along with human rights groups picketed the DND headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo and the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Demanding justice for their slain kin amidst the recent adoption of the Iceland resolution at the UNHRC to investigate the human rights violations and drug war related killings in the Philippines. July 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

U.N. experts urged to probe killings of environmental defenders in PH

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

In its annual report, international watchdog Global Witness has tagged the Philippines as the most dangerous country for environmental activists

DEADLIEST. The Kalikasan Philippine Network for Environment holds a press briefing at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City to release the report by international watchdog Global Witness which has dubbed the Philippines as the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Visit these cool spots to switch up your workout

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Because lifting weights and treadmills are not the only path to fitness

PH deadliest country for environmental activists in 2018 – report

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Global Witness says 30 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines in 2018

A group of farmers hold a protest at the Department of Justice in Manila on 11 March 2019, as the mother of a survivor in the Sagay massacre files a child custody case against police officers and her estranged ex-husband. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Pacquiao son suits up for Brent Manila in ISAC boys basketball

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Despite his equally illustrious teammates, Michael Pacquiao's Brent International School Manila Lions end up fifth place

FIFTH PLACE. LIONS Pacquiao son at International Schools Activities Conference

Workshops you and your kids can learn from this summer 2019

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Summer's here, and so are the endless opportunities to learn new things!

SUMMER ON STAGE. The Philippine Educational Theater Association is among the groups hosting theater workshops for all ages this summer. Photo courtesy of PETA

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions'

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Student labor activists post new allegations online against police saying they were summoned in the past week for 'meetings' at police stations in Beijing where they were threatened with expulsion and jail

CRACKDOWN. Chinese authorities tighten their grip on student labor activists. File photo by AFP

For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behavior– study

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:59 PM

How could the ocean's most accomplished deep-sea diver wind up with nitrogen bubbles poisoning its veins? Short answer: beaked whales – especially one species known as Cuvier's – get really, really scared.

VULNERABLE. The Cuvier's beaked whale listed as 'vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List of endangered species, and is thought to have a global population of 5,000 to 7,000. Shutterstock phot

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019

Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Petron goes back-to-back in 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers deliver another masterclass as they defeat the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

BACK-TO-BACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers cap off another dominant conference with a title. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Xi Jinping's schedule of activities in PH

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Highlights of the Chinese President's November 20 to 21 visit to Manila include a state banquet hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and courtesy calls by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III

POWER. Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin on May 14, 2017. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/AFP

'First sunrise in years': Freed Venezuela activist arrives in Madrid

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Lorent Saleh is the president of NGO Operation Freedom, which works to promote human rights, democracy, and civil liberties in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America

IMPRISONED. Activist Lorent Saleh was imprisoned for 4 years. File photo from Saleh's Facebook page

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

AFP's red-tagging a threat to freedom of expression – artists, directors

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus

RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

SCHEDULE: 46th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Several activities are lined up for Friday, September 21, in Metro Manila and the regions to commemorate the declaration of Proclamation 1081

A day before the commemoration of the 46th Martial Law Anniversary, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, artist apply finishing touches on the giant art heads of the late president "Marcos and Duterte" the present president. The late President Marcos was the author of the September 21, 1972 Martial Law, while President Rody Duterte is the architect of the present Mindanao Martial Law. The arts of heads of former president Gloria Arroyo half with the late president Marcos head (left), former senator Bongbong Marcos head half with his fathers head (right) and president Duterte's head (center) is transformable to giant head of the late dictator Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4,000 cops to secure September 21 activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says another 1,000 police are to remain on standby at the PNP headquarters should assistance be needed

SAFETY. PNP deploys a 4,000-strong force for September 21 activities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

It's almost impossible to escape Google's tracking, new study shows

Aug 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM

An idle Android smartphone with its Chrome browser open sends data communications to Google's servers as often as 14 times an hour, according to the study

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. File photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Colleagues say the leftist politician was killed because she had angered police and underground paramilitary groups known as militias

ACTIVIST. Brazilian lawmaker and Black human rights activist Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign in August 2016. Photo from Wiki Commons

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48

Customs chief Lapeña suspends 5 BOC officers in Cagayan de Oro

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months

BUSTED. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) and Cagayan de Oro BOC Collector Jamail Marohomsalic show one sack of smuggled white sugar from Thailand. The smuggled goods were seized happened at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Staying home on a long weekend?

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Here are ways to keep yourself entertained if you’re chilling at home

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a change.org petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from Change.org.

IN PHOTOS: Protesta de Mayo

May 26, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Militant activists hold their own version of the annual Catholic tradition

PROTESTA DE MAYO. Human rights group Karapatan leads and alternative Santacruzan (Mayflower Festival) dubbed Protesta de Mayo at the UP Sunken Ganden on May 26, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

5 fun bonding activities to celebrate Mother's Day

May 11, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year!

LIST: Labor Day 2018 activities around the country

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Several protests and activities are lined up on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate Labor Day

Facebook adds 67 million monthly active users despite scandal

Apr 26, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The number of daily active users has also grown, with an increase of 48 million users from 1.401 billion to 1.449 billion in total

FRONT AND CENTER. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The village and youth council polls will be on Monday, May 14

DOH launches 'Ligtas Tigdas' as measles cases rise to 723

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June

MEASLES VACCINE. The DOH launches a new strategy to help address the rising cases of measles in the country

Mabinay 6: Youth activists now ‘targets of government crackdown’

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.

MABINAY 6. The 6 youth activists were tagged as part of the New People's Army following an "encounter" with the military. Photo from Kush Felisilda/Aninaw Productions

Vigan’s Semana Santa: Between now and 130 years ago

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Vigan Conservation Complex has a booth for ‘pasyon’ sing-along, except it’s open only on request. Still, the city continues with its century-old Holy Week traditions.

Holy Week reflections: The path of nonviolence

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Let us never allow ourselves to be motivated by anger or hatred, resentment, revenge, or the instinct to retaliate or return evil for evil

Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions

MOUNTAIN HOTEL TURNED NATURE PARK: MAYON SKYLINE. Every year, devotees gather at the Mayon Skyline. Photo courtesy of Ian Diaño

Here’s a look at Uniqlo’s S/S 2018 collection

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The brand stays true to form with its new collection

Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

7 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your squad

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Make Leslie Knope proud!

All-time high levels of fraud and cyber issues plague industries today – report

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The 10th annual Kroll Global Fraud Risk Report outlines the risks industries and organizations now have to face

Mayon's abnormal activity wanes, lowering of alert level mulled

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Philvocs however warns that in 1984, Mayon also slowed down a week before it had a major eruption

Philippine Air Force airman carries a child as soldiers assist the decampment of Mayon evacuees outside the 8-km extended danger zone. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Mayon Volcano status raised to Alert Level 2

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The status alert change comes after a steam-driven eruption that caused ash falls in areas of Albay

Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Cybersecurity firm F-Secure says an issue within Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), 'which is commonly found in most corporate laptops, allows an attacker to take complete control over a user's device in a matter of seconds'

AMT SECURITY FLAW. The Active Management Technology (AMT) issue allows an attacker to 'take complete control over a user's device' if the attacker has physical access to the device to reconfigure AMT. Screen shot from F-Secure video on YouTube.