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[OPINION] P10,727 a month? Why numerical estimates shouldn't be taken that seriously

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Can an average Filipino family of 5 really survive on P10,727 per month?

HIGHLIGHTS: Catriona Gray's reign as Miss Universe 2018

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Queen Catriona is one for the books

Catriona Gray takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2018 during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019 live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths prizes

FIRST TIME. This handout photo taken on March 18, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey and released on March 19, 2019 by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study shows scientist Karen Uhlenbeck. AFP PHOTO / The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study / Andrea KANE

Bangsamoro gov't success 'most important goal' vs terrorism in PH – report

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:03 PM

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict urges close cooperation between officials of the Bangsamoro region, the national government, and the military as 'consequences of failure could be devastating'

PROMISES OF PEACE. Supporters of the new Bangsamoro region gathered in Cotabato City for a peace gathering before the January 21, 2019 plebiscite. Photo by Rappler

Fashion forward thinker: Catriona Gray’s ripple effect

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Catriona's use of Filipino outfits from local textiles has opened many opportunities for designers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Beauty boot camps' key to Philippine pageant dominance

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The rise of beauty pageant camps has made the Philippines a powerhouse in pageantry

This photo taken on January 28, 2019, shows Rodgil Flores talking to aspiring beauty queens at a beauty boot camp in Manila. - Rodgil Flores casts a stern glance at each of two dozen young women in bikinis as they stride across a mirror-walled studio in a "duck walk", the signature move that turned the Philippines into a beauty pageant juggernaut. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH: Philippines-beauty-bootcamp, by Cecil MORELLA

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Changes, what's next?

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Empowerment or objectification of women?

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in

Photo by Ben Nabong

Runaway winner: How Catriona Gray won Miss Universe 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Catriona Gray and her team didn't come to Bangkok to participate – they came to win

Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018: Ambassador for PH culture, design

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The spotlight is on Catriona Gray – and she sure is making the most of it

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 attends the Royal Winter Festival in Bangkok, Thailand on December 8th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray's chances and other top picks

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'The Philippines’ Catriona Gray leads way ahead of the pack... but as we all know too well, pageants can be very unpredictable'

Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that cave painting did not emerge only in Europe, as was once thought

FIGURATIVE ART. A handout photo released on November 7, 2018 by the Nature Publishing Group shows the world's oldest figurative artwork from Borneo dated to a minimum of 40.000 years. AFP PHOTO / NATURE / LUC-HENRI FAGE/KALIMANTHROPE.COM

Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:47 AM

WWF's 'Living Planet' reports says that from 1970 to 2014, 60% of all animals with a backbone were wiped out by human activity

WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

What you need to know about what Duterte said in 2018 SONA

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Here's context and a fact-check on President Duterte's orders, accomplishments, and attacks on critics during his 3rd State of the Nation Address

[OPINION] With love, from Deadpoor

Jul 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

'People tend to come together to comfort each other, to affirm each other, and give each other hope. This is a simple practice of empathy. To many of us, it is called solidarity.'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A 'pleasant surprise' or 'boring' Duterte SONA 2018?

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Analysts give President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA plus points for clarity on his marching orders and mention of gut issues but say it lacked his usual charisma and humor

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: 7 fist bump para kay Tatay Digong sa SONA 2018

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

O ano, mga ka-DDS? Itaas ang ating mga kamao at pagsalpukin para kay Tatay Digong, ama ng bayan! Siya ang tutupad ng pangarap nating bagong lipunan!

[OPINION] Duterte resignation under the new federalism charter a bluff

Jul 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte knows very well that the real writing of the constitution will happen in Congress, where his lieutenants will in no way allow him to bid them goodbye midway in his term

[OPINION] Duterte’s SONA and Cha-Cha: Distraction and destruction that may galvanize the nation

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:30 PM

In the end, as it has always been before, it will be up to the Filipino people – the real and ultimate sovereign – to intervene and chart our common destiny

[OPINION] Duterte’s federalism Con-Com missed most important homework

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

No wonder the Consultative Committee has finished its draft constitution two weeks ahead of President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address – it passes to someone else the crucial, dirty, and most difficult job of having a transition plan

Duterte in surveys: After two years, honeymoon persists

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Nearly two years' worth of SWS and Pulse Asia surveys tell different stories about President Rodrigo Duterte's popularity

[OPINYON] Kung paano dapat tangkilikin ang SONA

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Usisain ang sarili. Ano ba ang sitwasyon mo habang pinanonood ang State of the Nation Address? Kumakain? Nagugutom? Bumibiyahe? Nagmamadali? Ihing-ihi? Binubulyawan ng boss mo?

[OPINION] Enemies and expletives: Staples in Duterte’s SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The President’s words show him to be a populist leader with narcissistic tendencies

[OPINION] Why it's time to change the SONA

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:26 AM

'If a government is eager and dedicated to regain the trust and participation of its people, it must make smart decisions that will include them'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte Year 2: Rappler's most-read editorials

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Here are the 10 most-read #AnimatED pieces in the last 12 months

Duterte Year 2: The broadband picture

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The search continues for the third telco while the PLDT-Globe duopoly tries to roll out more 4G cell sites and prepare for 5G

Duterte photo from Malacañang


[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency

[OPINION] Is the Philippine economy really 'in the doldrums'?

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The economy is far from stagnant. What's alarming is President Duterte's apparent cluelessness about the signs of trouble and the need to chart a steady course.

[OPINION] The wrecking-ball president

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:55 AM

Rule of law? Duterte makes his own rules.

[OPINION] Ideas that divide the nation

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

We should be wary of new concepts imported from foreign shores and alien to our history as a people, which could divide the nation and even lead to the dismemberment of the Philippine state

Rappler Talk: What do the Indonesia terror attacks mean for Southeast Asia?

May 16, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Rappler speaks to Southeast Asia terrorism expert Zachary Abuza about the Surabaya bombings

IN CHARTS: How deadly are Metro Manila roads?

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An MMDA study reveals that 4 in every 100,000 Filipinos died due to road crashes in Metro Manila in 2017

CRASH. Rescuers attend injured victims inside a vehicle during the #MMShakeDrill in June 2016. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cambridge Analytica's parent company claims ties with Duterte friend

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:17 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections, but claims no partnership was sealed

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Knowing how the model is built helps explain Cambridge Analytica’s apparently contradictory statements about the role – or lack thereof – that personality profiling and psychographics played in its modeling

ONLINE PROFILING. How accurately can you be profiled online? Image from Andrew Krasovitckii/Shutterstock.com

Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:26 PM

In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?

Atio Castillo case, Carpio’s SALN, Catalan elections | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Drug war, Trump vs Biden, #deletefacebook | Midday wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Facebook's Sandberg: We'll keep working to make users feel safe

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also speaks up on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that hit the social media platform

FACEBOOK SCANDAL. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:05 AM

With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product 'Workplace,' in central London on October 10, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to 'step up'

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you,' Zuckerberg says, in his first public comments on the harvesting of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica

'STEP UP.' This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Psychometrics: How Facebook data helped Trump find his voters

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

In 2015, apps such as 'thisismydigitallife' could scrape up all the personal details of not only the quiz-taker, but all their Facebook friends

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO over Facebook scandal

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix comes as recordings emerge in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

SUSPENDED. In this file photo, Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix gives an interview during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on November 9, 2017. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'

DATA BREACH SCANDAL. In this file photo, CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

Facebook rocked by data privacy scandal as investigations loom

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women

Why security in the Middle East matters to Southeast Asia

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Southeast Asia must brace for the effects of Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem and the loss of territory of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa – both of which may have dire consequences for the region

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

No single 'out of Africa' migration for humans – study

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Multiple migrations out of Africa, beginning 120,000 years ago, gave rise to the modern population of people, says the findings in the US journal Science

NEANDERTHAL. Visitors look at 'El Neandertal Emplumado', a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza during the inauguration of the exhibition 'Cambio de Imagen' (Change of Image) at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos on June 10, 2014. File photo by Cesar Manso/AFP

Trump, Duterte welcome Myanmar's vow to 'end the violence' vs Rohingya

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The calls for resolution of the conflict from the United States and the Philippines, comes after the Un Secretary-General also met with Aung San Suu Kyi and after the Rohingya issue was raised at the ASEAN Summit plenary

JOINT DISCUSSION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump engage in their first bilateral meeting. Presidential Photo