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Signature drive launched vs tapping journalists as drug operations witnesses

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The police practice of pressuring media practitioners to sign anti-drug operation reports as witnesses puts them in physical danger and in conflict-of-interest situations. #PHnews

MANIFESTO. Representatives from media organizations and outlets affix their signatures on the 'Sign Against the Sign' manifesto to show support of the campaign. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Ahead of 2019 polls, Robredo backs bill vs premature campaigning

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:21 PM

'Ang pagpigil muli sa maagang pangangampanya ay kailangan para maging mas patas ang pagtakbo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. Vice President Leni Robredo says a law that criminalizes premature campaigning would create a level laying field among candidates. Photo from OVP

Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging U.S. vote participation

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has alerted Twitter to the accounts, which are removed in late September and early October

SOCIAL MEDIA. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

[OPINION] When the opposition says it will tap volunteers

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The Liberal Party-led senatorial slate should make sure volunteer sign-ups and social media endorsements will translate to votes

Opposition volunteers

With ‘no money,’ Liberal Party to count on volunteers in 2019

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in the first 24 hours of their announcement, ‘more than a thousand’ signed up for their ‘people’s campaign’

Supporters with images of the 7 senatorial aspirants under the Oposisyon Koalisyon on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senators seek to make premature campaigning a crime

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code

2019 ELECTIONS. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wait at the gates of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy close the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Dear political parties: For your rallies, hire a wedding planner

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

That’s the person you need to mount campaign events that everyone – the crowd, the journalists, and larger public – will remember.

WhatsApp dirty tricks campaign alleged in Brazil presidential race

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The row shines a light on an issue that has become pressing in democracies: the organized abuse of social media to sway public opinion in countries

[OPINION] Are all government employees not allowed to campaign?

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The prohibitions are not absolute.... The consistent trend of the Supreme Court is to uphold free speech and expression over any form of election regulation.

Duterte's EJK remark 'far fetched' as evidence before ICC – Sotto

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Duterte simply meant the government’s anti-drug campaign may have been used by other parties to carry out other agenda

KILLED. Families of Extra Judicial Killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war hold photos of their slain loved ones during the gathering and requiem mass at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Quirino Extension, Manila in observe of All Soul's Day on November 02, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:21 PM

George Papadopoulos is the second person jailed amid the 16-month investigation into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 elections

This undated image posted on his Linkedin profile shows George Papadopoulos posing on a street of London. Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Kremlin-related contacts, and more specifically on a Moscow-linked professor who was offering "dirt" on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. LINKEDIN / AFP

Bacolod breaks ground on first-ever drug rehab center

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The first drug rehabilitation center of Bacolod will also cater to drug dependents from other localities

Comelec backs Gordon bill vs premature campaigning

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'In general the Comelec supports any move to curtail premature campaigning,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez

SENATE HEARING. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez (center) attends a Senate hearing on August 16, 2018, about electoral reforms. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lithuania capital launches provocative 'G-spot' tourism ads

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing. Vilnius, the G-spot of Europe,' says the advertisement

G-SPOT AD. Inga Romanovskiene, director of official tourism service Go Vilnius (R) and Indre Speciunaite (L) public relations project manager pose in front of a projection of a publicity campaign to promote tourism in Vilnius in Vilnius on August 7, 2018. Photo by  Petras Malukas/AFP

Sara Duterte says Mocha Uson should be 'more circumspect' about federalism video

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The President's daughter thinks the controversial PCOO official must 'fix' her manner of promoting federalism

DAVAO CITY MAYOR. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the Davao City government has addressed the concerns of the Commission on Audit on the former's expenses in 2017. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

[OPINYON] Interbiyu sa ‘ekspeperto’

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?

Andanar silent on call for Mocha Uson to go on leave

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is still 'welcome' to help promote federalism, says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

US sending 4 OV-10B planes to PH for anti-terror campaign

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana makes the announcement 5 days after the Basilan car blast that killed 10

A Philippine Airforce Bronco OV-10 is seen during a bombing sortie in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on June 20, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte apologized on June 20 for aerial bombings that have destroyed a large part of the Philippines' main Muslim city but said it was necessary to crush self-styled Islamic State followers. / AFP PHOTO / Ted ALJIBE

QC police round up 2,200 jaywalkers, law violators in 24 hours

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:13 PM

The Batasan Police Station registers the most number of violators apprehended from 5 am Friday, August 3, to 5 am Saturday, August 4

Tambay by the thousands: The war on loiterers in numbers

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As of July 29, 2018, the Philippine National Police has apprehended in Metro Manila alone 78,359 'tambays' or loiterers violating city ordinances and laws

NEW CAMPAIGN. The Philippine National Police goes after loiterers who allegedly violate local and national laws.

#BabaeAko on Robredo as opposition lead: 'She cannot do it alone’

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The #BabaeAko movement is organizing a protest on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, calling the activity the 'Anti-Misogyny Activists sa SONA', or #AMaSONA.

[OPINION] The criminalization of tambays

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Which tambay crimes are we supposed to be worrying about, anyway? Who or what type of tambays is President Duterte referring to?

'Duterte of Batangas'? Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili and his 'iron fist'

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, the man behind the 'Flores de Pusher' campaign, considered Davao City as his model in fighting crime

HOAX: ‘Anti-Tambay’ operations reduced crime incidence nationwide

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:57 PM

The blog post did not present current statistic but rather an opinion video of a politics professor discussing the 'anti-tambay' police operations

Newsbreak Chats: Anti-tambay campaign, Duterte vs the Church, and other top stories in June 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: The rising number of homicide cases under Duterte, the new crackdown on 'tambays,' Duterte's threats vs the Catholic Church, stories of survivors of sexual violence against children, and the President's second year in office

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, many Mexicans are keen for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century

ELECTIONS. Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition 'Juntos haremos historia,' arrive to attend their candidate closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018, ahead of the upcoming July 1 presidential election. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Duterte wants loitering minors 'taken into custody' for 'own safety'

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says orders against loiterers are necessary due to persistent public safety fears indicated in a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the grand opening of The Madeline Boutique Hotel and Suites in Davao City on June 25, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

HRW: Anti-tambay policy 'retraumatizes' communities affected by drug war

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'The police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch

File photos from Shutterstock, Alecs Ongcal and Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Duterte says he only ordered 'frisking' of tambays

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll rethink his order only if the Supreme Court rules it is illegal

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath for the newly-elected barangay officials from Central Visayas during a ceremony at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on June 7, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into Duterte order vs 'tambays'

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) The progressive legislators also want to investigate the death of Genesis Argoncillo, a 25-year-old nabbed by the police in its anti-tambay operations and who later died in prison

PROBE SOUGHT. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives wants to probe the Duterte administration's crackdown against 'tambays.'

Thou shall not kill? Why Christians support a deadly drug campaign

Jun 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says some Christians see President Rodrigo Duterte as a God-sent figure to bring justice to the Philippines – even if this means deaths

DIVINE LEADER? President Rodrigo Duterte is seen by some Christians as chosen by God. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Stop assuming all drug users are addicts – Ateneo professor

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo psychology professor Regina Hechanova says the stigma erodes law enforcement and rehabilitation programs

DISTINCTION NEEDED. Psychology professor Regina Hechanova speaks at the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Senate probe into anti-tambay policy, death of Argoncillo sought

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV files the resolution days after the death of 25-year-old Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo at the hands of Quezon City police

DETAINEE WITNESSES. Quezon City Police District Station 4 detainees speak to cops on the killing of Genesis Argoncillo. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #Animated: Getting rid of the tambays

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Leave this task to the mayors, Mr President. You have bigger problems on your big plate.

Duterte says as 'parent of nation,' he can order detention of tambays

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:46 PM

To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at the Gymnasium of the GSIS Financial Center in Pasay City on June 19, 2018, reiterates that he is relentless in his fight against corruption in government. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte on order vs 'tambays': 'Wala namang inaaresto'

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:25 PM

But police say roughly 3,000 have been arrested for loitering while violating ordinances on curfews, public smoking, public nudity, and drinking in the streets

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UP's first Aeta graduate stars in Safeguard campaign

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Norman King is reportedly the first in his tribe to get a degree from the state-run University of the Philippines

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

What you should know: Duterte administration's crackdown on ‘tambays’

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places

Tambays? PNP wrongly detains group waiting outside friend's home

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'

POLICE CHIEF. Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde downplays the recent detention of a group of friends in Makati City, as President Rodrigo Duterte orders a crackdown on 'tambays.' Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang: Legal basis needed for arrest of 'tambays'

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte merely wants heightened police visibility and implementation of local ordinances

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque informs entrepreneurs during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018 that a total of P2-billion will be allotted to two programs of the Department of Trade and Industry. The two programs include the 'Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso' Micro Loan Program and the shared service facilities, equipment project that aims to develop micro, small and medium enterprises. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The proposed fund is designed to empower small political parties that lack resources to go up against more powerful, dominant ones

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:58 AM

'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela

#BabaeAko group led by Mar Paner aka Juana Paner march to Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to join pther militant groups to celebrate “HINDIpendence” their version of Independence Day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte vows protection for barangay chiefs unjustly accused of drug war deaths

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The President says he would arm barangay leaders serious about fighting drugs and would 'intervene' if cases are filed against them over deaths

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is provided details on the security for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related meetings during a briefing at the Philippine Ports Authority Conference Room in Bohol on April 19, 2017. Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: Groups seek return of comfort woman statue

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:17 PM

On Independence Day, #Flowers4Lolas reiterate demands for the reinstallation of the statue that 'gives a face to victims of war and militarization' and for the Philippine government 'to uphold the truth in our history'

THE MISSING STATUE. Women gathered at where the statue was once erect, along the baywalk of Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IMMAP’s Margot Torres wins Campaign Asia's Women Leading Change Award 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:19 PM

IMMAP's Margot Torres bested 7 other finalists and was the only Filipino in the category's shortlist

'Enough,' women tell Duterte

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'What matters is that here and now, we take a stand against presidential misogyny, act consistently against a government that condones abuse, and unite on the truth that we will not, cannot stand for violence – not just against women, but against all Filipinos,' says Enough, a movement launched on Facebook

ENOUGH. Women-only protest sparks up to petition against the kiss and push for President Duterte's resignation. Photo courtesy of Enough

Swimming with the mermaids in Northern Palawan

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:09 AM

'This gentle marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,' says dugong conversationist Dr Teri Aquino

FRIENDLIEST DUGONG. Aban is said to be the largest and friendliest of the dugongs in Northern Palawan. He is identified through his distinctive scars. Photo by Danny Ocampo