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Sedition case vs Robredo, opposition figures part of Duterte's 'authoritarian experiment' – De Lima

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes the sedition case filed by the administration against Vice President Leni Robredo and her allies is 'a cog in [the] game plan to silence' democratic opposition

Senator Leila De Lima is seen after attend a hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa City on 9 August 2019.  Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] 2019 elections: The jolt we all need

May 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Perhaps we need to realize that we are no longer in the realm of politics as usual and take seriously the task of forging an effective mass political movement to head off the Final Solution

Book on Martial Law launched: 'It is happening again'

May 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime

UNITED. Mary Racelis, one of the contributors of the book, responds to the audience in behalf of all the authors seated on the platform during the 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' launch on May 2. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino/Rappler

Duterte and the saints, digital authoritarianism, Harvey Weinstein | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally – study

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House

[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

1 in 3 Filipinos open to authoritarianism before Duterte – surveys

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Surveys conducted from 2002 to 2014 show some Filipinos agree with scrapping elections in favor of a strong leader and letting the military take over government

Political scientists give budding 'authoritarian’ Duterte low marks

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Rodrigo Duterte's presidency gets a score of 5 out of 10 for his 'increasingly authoritarian' ways

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018, reiterates his stern warning to the local government officials not to get involved in illegal activities. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION | Newspoint] The great sellout

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM

If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation

[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible

[OPINION] The new normal

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is Duterte a dictator, a fascist, or a populist?

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Is the president any of the three?

Ateneo president calls revolutionary gov't a 'dangerous idea'

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'By centralizing power in the hands of a few, RevGov directly undermines democratic institutions and the economy. Indeed our very own experience of years of authoritarian rule during Martial Law compels us to reject any moves to establish a RevGov,' Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin says.

University President Fr. Jet Villarin gives his opening words

[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

Experts warn against rise of democracies mixed with authoritarianism

Sep 03, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The rising trend of hybrid regimes in Southeast Asia is tagged as a major challenge to democracy today

WORRYING TREND. Democracy observers raise concerns about growing trend of authoritarian tendencies in countries like the Philippines, under President Rodrigo Duterte. File AFP PHOTO / MANMAN DEJETO

Can Duterte do a Marcos?

May 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Our babyboomer mayor president may think he is living in the 1970s but things have changed a lot since then

Lessons from my father

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:50 AM

President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong He does not command my obedience nor adulation It is the nation and not one person that commands me

The fragility of democracy: Why we can’t just ‘move on’ from EDSA 1

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Perhaps it’s best to remember EDSA 1 not as one great wholesale victory for democracy but rather as a testament to the fragile nature of democracy

[Newspoint] The Duterte show goes on

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Authoritarianism is in fact observed to obtain now effectively

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his arrival message at the Davao International Airport on Dec 17, 2016 after his state visits to Cambodia and Singapore. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

How the unfulfilled EDSA revolt led to Duterte

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The failure to deliver on the promises of the People Power Revolution made the rise of Duterte politically possible

Then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman during campaign trail on February 3, 2016 . Photo by Jansen Romero

Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with

Marcos at the Libingan: Fears of a resurgent authoritarian regime

Nov 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The seeming lack of commitment of the State to play by the rules and the absence of oversight functions to temper these transgressions resurrect the dormant fear of many Filipinos of the horrors of an authoritarian regime

Marcos burial, democracy and authoritarianism

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:08 PM

This realignment of political forces would likely define the course of political developments in the coming months as the perceived autocratic forces pursue an authoritarian agenda

China’s defense, Martial Law torture, virtual reality | 12PM wRap

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Lest we forget martial law

Sep 21, 2014 - 11:36 AM

That day was said to be the beginning of one of the darkest eras in Philippine history

Did social media really spark Arab Spring?

Mar 10, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Amid a fierce debate in academic circles an upcoming book argues that social media and new technology made a key difference in the Arab Spring