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Davao City eyes transparent garbage bins to avoid terror attack

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla says there will also be a 'No Jacket Policy' when approaching inspection areas during the Kadayawan festival

SAFETY PRECAUTION. Davao City is eyeing the use of transaprent garbage bins as a security measure following the suicide terror attacks in Sulu. Image from Shutterstock

[OPINION] Valentine's gift from Willy Keng

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 AM

There's a new twist to the Keng story

Makati Business Club expresses concern over Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:29 AM

'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC

WATCH: Rappler's cyber libel case in a nutshell

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler

U.N. rights office: Maria Ressa arrest latest in ‘pattern of intimidation’ vs Rappler

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Charges that 'appear to be aimed at preventing journalists from undertaking their profession' also deprive the public of their right to information, says Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Baka kayo na ang susunod

Feb 18, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito

Maria Ressa charges DOJ with 'selective justice'

Feb 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is charged for cyber libel over a 2012 investigative report involving businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

U.K. 'deeply concerned' by Maria Ressa arrest

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is facing a string of cases under the Duterte administration. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Maria Ressa case and the big chill

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional

In rare move, U.S. stresses need for due process in Maria Ressa case

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:55 PM

(UPDATED) The United States, in a rare statement on a domestic controversy, says it hopes the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'will be resolved quickly'

POSTING BAIL. Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa speaks to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for her cyber libel case on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘We’ll go after you’: DOJ probes threat of NBI agent vs Rappler reporter

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video

SERVICE OF WARRANT. A scene inside the Rappler office on February 13, 2019, after NBI agents entered the newsroom to serve an arrest warrant against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Tan/AFP

LIST: #DefendPressFreedom rallies after Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.

TIMELINE: Rappler's cyber libel case

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:23 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding Rappler's cyber libel case

Canada 'deeply troubled' by Maria Ressa arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation'

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Maria Ressa posts P100,000 bail for cyber libel

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Rappler CEO and executive editor spent the night in NBI custody after a night court judge in Pasay refused to accommodate the posting of bail Wednesday, February 13

BACK TO WORK. Rappler chief Maria Ressa outside the judge’s sala at the Manila regional trial court, where she has posted bail over cyber libel charges on February 14, 2019. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

Maria Ressa's arrest part of broader gov't campaign, say rights groups

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) Human rights groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is consistent with the repeated threats not just against journalists but also legislators, lawyers, and activists, among others

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest on February 13, 2019. Photo ny LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.N. special rapporteur condemns detention of Maria Ressa

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:10 AM

David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Amid Maria Ressa’s arrest, UP Fair 2019 urges: 'Defend press freedom'

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:48 AM

The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom

PRESS FREEDOM. Various organizations conducts a silent protest for Maria Ressa and press freedom at the UP Fair 2019. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

Robredo slams Maria Ressa's arrest as 'political harassment'

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:20 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'Si Maria Ressa, ipinakita iyong tapang.... Mayroong mga panahon na parang siya na lang iyong boses na naririnig natin dahil lahat natatakot,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

'POLITICAL HARASSMENT. 'Vice President Leni Robredo denounces the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NBI detains journalist Maria Ressa for the night

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'If somehow the government feels that by keeping me the night, they can intimidate me, no, we will hold the line,' says Maria Ressa

DETAINED. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa fills up an arrest information sheet inside the NBI Cybercrime Division office after her arrest for cyberlibel charges on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Persecution by a bully government': Journalists, advocates slam arrest of Maria Ressa

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:37 PM

(6th UPDATE) Members of the media and various groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is clearly part of the Duterte administration's attack on press freedom

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel

Feb 13, 2019 - 6:19 PM

(UPDATED) The arrest is in connection with a story published by Rappler in May 2012 – or 4 months before the law that Maria Ressa and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr allegedly violated was enacted

WARRANT. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa talks to her lawyer. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NUJP website latest target of 'coordinated campaign' vs critical news

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly


Altermidya 'strongly condemns' DDoS attacks against member sites

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Altermidya Network says it will not cower despite the attacks, remaining committed to reporting 'the truths that need urgent telling'

Jiggy Manicad: Duterte's attacks vs media just his 'style'

Feb 05, 2019 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Is President Duterte good or bad for press freedom in the Philippines? 'He is like a challenge because we have to stay within our ethics of reporting,' says senatorial bet Jiggy Manicad.

Former TV broadcaster Jiggy Manicad files his certificate of candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP suspects ISIS-inspired local terror group behind Cotabato blast

Jan 01, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The Philippine National Police says bomb experts prevent a second bomb from exploding inside the mall

BOMB SITE. Police scour the area where a bomb exploded outside the South Seas Mall in Cotabato City Cotabato bombing on December  31, 2018. Rappler photo

Student journalists call for justice on 9th year of Maguindanao massacre

Nov 27, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'It’s frustrating to know that the justice system in the Philippines is clogged and the people behind the killings are not yet convicted,' says journalism student Frances Acorda

[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Resorts World Manila: Jessie's Got a Gun

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:15 PM

There are many ways to begin this story but every beginning ends at the same place: inside a room high above a city the man on the bed burnt and dead with a bullet in his skull and a rifle on his chest

Dureza to Zamboangueños: Support martial law, but remain vigilant

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Jesus Dureza leads the Independence Day celebration in a city that knows like Marawi how it is to be besieged by terrorists

VIGILANCE. OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza receiving a miniature vinta from Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar as token of appreciation for gracing the city's commemoration of 119th Philippine Independence. Photo by Bong Santisteban/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine casino industry

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Despite challenges Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry s total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion

GAMING. The billion peso casino industry is in the spotlight as attacks on a luxury resort-casino led to the death of at least 36 people.

Ex-DOF employee is Resorts World gunman – police

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:01 PM

5th UPDATE 42 year old Jessie Carlos said to be heavily in debt due to casino gambling is identified as the gunman in the June 2 Resorts World attack

PRIME SUSPECT. NCRPO Director General Oscar Albayalde holds a photo of suspect Jessie Carlos, the lone gunman in the June 2, 2017 Resorts World Hotel attack, in a press conference at the House in Remington Hotel, Pasay on June 4, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Resorts World Manila to give victims' families P1M each

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Police are still trying to identify the lone gunman who attacked Resorts World Manila on June 2

GRIEF. Relatives of victims wait for their loved ones outside the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

How to be a responsible netizen? Keep calm and think before you click

May 24, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Here are some helpful tips to be a more responsible social media user during times of crisis

SC outraged by attack on RTC judge in Butuan

Sep 24, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Supreme Court calls on the authorities concerned to take all necessary steps with all deliberate speed to fully investigate this attempt on Judge Salise and to prevent any such recurrences

VIOLENCE VS JUDGES. The Supreme Court expresses concern over the attack on members of the judiciary, following the attempt on the life of Regional Trial Court Judge Hector Salise.

Bacolod church holds mass for victims of Paris attacks

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED San Sebastian Cathedral rector Felix Pasquin says the Paris attacks should strengthen us in our faith in the Lord Jesus as the conquerer of evil

AFTERMATH. People walk by a graffiti reading "Paris doesn't yield to fear" following a minute of silence, on November 16, 2015 at Republique subway station in Paris. Photo by Loic Venance / AFP

Aquino: 'Philippines stands shoulder to shoulder with France'

Nov 14, 2015 - 12:38 PM

UPDATED We stand with France now in the firm belief that the light must never dim in Paris says President Benigno Aquino III following the Paris terrorist attacks

'SHOULDER TO SHOULDER.' President Benigno S. Aquino III and French President François Hollande at the Malacañan Palace Grounds on February 26, 2015. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Spokespersons, not Binay, field resignation questions

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay does not entertain questions from journalists after his 10 minute speech explaining why he resigned from the Aquino Cabinet

QUESTIONS FOR BINAY. After delivering a speech on June 24, 2015, explaining his resignation from the Aquino Cabinet, Vice President Jejomar Binay leaves his spokespersons – (from left) Mon Ilagan, Lito Atienza, Harry Roque, JV Bautista – to answer journalists' questions.

Binay: I resigned to protest 'crooked, failed' gov't

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:44 PM

I became an obstacle to their ambitions While they are persecuting me they allow their party mates to go on with the DAP and the PDAF of their allies party mates and friends

'SELECTIVE JUSTICE.' Vice President Jejomar Binay explains on June 14, 2015, that he has resigned from the Aquino Cabinet because the ruling party is bent on frustrating his presidential bid.

NPA rebels attack 2 mining companies

May 19, 2014 - 7:14 PM

The NPA says the attacks are punitive actions against mining operations in Mindanao

WRONG GUY. Rebel spokesman Ka Efren says the military nabbed the wrong guy, believed to be New People’s Army commander Felix Armodia.

Senate urged to probe ‘war against media’

Dec 13, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Senator Koko Pimentel calls for a Senate probe into the series of media killings saying it shows a worsening culture of impunity

PH embassy in Tel Aviv website hacked

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:28 PM

The hackers cloaked the site in white posted a Palestinian flag and cursed Israel the ADB and France

HACKED. Screenshot of a Palestinian flag on the website attacked by hackers