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Threat of U.S. withdrawal hangs over UN rights body

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Longstanding US criticism of the UN Human Rights Council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-skeptic Donald Trump came to power

LEAVING UN. File photo shows United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaking at a UN Security Council meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP

Starbucks to educate U.S. staff against racial bias, set example

May 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The coffee giant will conduct training for around 175,000 employees in the United States, after a recent incident involving two black men sparked outrage

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018 The sign for a Starbucks Coffee shop is seen in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018, following the company's announcement that they will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education" following the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes. Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the US on May 29, 2018, to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 US outlets. The initiative, which is expected to last four hours and reach 175,000 employees, was announced by Starbucks management on April 17, as it sought to contain outrage over the arrest of two young black men at one of its cafes in Philadelphia.  / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Catherine Triomphe, US-politics-racism-education-Starbucks

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly – study

May 15, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'Around 22 percent of the overall mortality burden of females under 5 (in India) is therefore due to gender bias,' says international research group

MOTHER AND CHILD. File photo show an Indian mother holding the hand of her new born infant at maternity ward of a government hospital during Mother's Day in Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on May 13, 2018. Photo by  Arindam Dey / AFP

Private plane carrying BSP employees overshoots Albay runway

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The private plane is carrying documents from the central bank office in Manila to its office in Legazpi City

SKETCHY REPORT. The pilot of the private plane has refused to give details of the incident to the police, citing confidentiality. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[OPINION] End media neutrality

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Want to avoid futile debates about neutrality? Admit your biases upfront. It’s a simple enough solution for individuals, but the news media should consider it as well.

Why the polls may be wrong

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Opinion polls do not reflect the processes of change that come from the everyday exchanges and discussions that are happening in a nation which is in political ferment

Beware of your own blind spots

Nov 04, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] But what could you miss seeing when you are too focused? It can ironically make you blind to some things

The things that divide us

Sep 23, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What draws the line between who is us and who is them ?

Will vocal Duterte supporters read this article from start to finish?

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM

All we are saying is give reading comprehension a chance

Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

May 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

These changes include clearer guidelines refresher training and more oversight

epa05130276 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 April 2013, shows Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pausing during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Smartphone advertising fueled record earnings on 27 January 2016 for Facebook, as the company reported more than 1 billion US dollar in quarterly income for the first time - more than double the year before. Facebook netted 1.56 billion US dollar for 2015's fourth quarter, up 125 percent from 701 million for the same period in 2014. Revenues rose 52 percent year-on-year to 5.84 billion US dollar. The world's largest internet social network reported 3.69 billion US dollar in net income for the full year, up from 2.94 billion for 2014. Advertising accounts for nearly all of Facebook's revenue, and 80 percent of ad revenue came from adverts on Facebook's mobile sites. As of the end of 2015, Facebook had 1.59 billion active users worldwide, the company said, an increase of 40 million over the previous quarter. More than nine out of 10 users accessed Facebook via smartphones and tablets. Facebook has recently made changes to the way ads appear - between posts on user feeds, rather than to the side - to a noticeable spike in sales. EPA/PETER DaSILVA

Zuckerberg to meet with conservatives on bias claims

May 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Political commentator Glenn Beck and talk show host Dana Perino are among those invited to the meeting with Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg

epa04460916 A handout picture made available by Tsinghua University on 24 October 2014 shows Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a Q&A at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, 22 October 2014. EPA/TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

May 11, 2016 - 9:40 PM

We take these reports extremely seriously and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true says Facebook executive Tom Stocky

epa04901364 (FILE) A file picture dated 28 November 2013 shows a man using the social networking site Facebook on his phone at a cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than one billion people logged into the social media network Facebook in one day, marking a new record for the company, said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on 27 August 2015. The 31-year-old entrepreneur said the milestone was the 'beginning of connecting the whole world,' according to a message on his Facebook site. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

Revisiting my Tsinoy dilemma: A response to F. Sionil Jose

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Kathleen Yu is Chinese Filipino and doesn t think anyone has the right to treat Chinese Filipinos any differently She is after all a Filipino too

I am for peace

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:34 PM

I believe in my heart that most of the anger and distrust that is now being directed at the Bangsamoro Basic Law is due to deep seated biases and prejudices we hold in our hearts

The Senate and media make war on Mindanao

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:00 AM

I accuse the media of being the lackey of partisan political interests its own ignorance and bigotry

Between journalism and advocacy: Blurring the lines

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:49 PM

At the 2014 PH SocialGood journalism summit Shahira Amin and Patricia Evangelista talk about the interplay between pushing for change and telling a good story

#WhipIt Voice: Your opinion matters

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Speak up and be proud Share with us your thoughts using WhipIt

SPEAK UP. Share your thoughts on career women. Are they empowered women?

INFOGRAPHIC: #WHIPIT: Behind the labels

Jan 08, 2014 - 10:10 AM

In this special WHIPIT infographic we delve into the story behind labels given to women

#WHIPIT Multiple burdens: One struggle, one success for all

Dec 11, 2013 - 12:04 PM

We ask women how they have dealt with multiple labels and burdens

FIGHTING BACK. Ana Santos struggled with an overprotective family in her youth.

#WHIPIT On self-labelling: women stereotypes or female archetypes?

Dec 04, 2013 - 1:34 PM

For the first installment of WHIPIT let s further discuss labels and the two kinds of meaning that they can carry in our society today

#WHIPIT: Can women have it all?

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:41 PM

A Metro Manila wide survey commissioned by Rappler and Pantene paints a fairly liberated view of women but also shows certain prejudices against them

Brilliant Asian Americans face 'bamboo ceiling'

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Asian Americans don t really see themselves as belonging to corporate America even though they are very successful

Villar: Biggest election loss was my name

Mar 17, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Sen Manny Villar opens up on lessons from the 2010 elections dealing with loss and the next step for the businessman politician