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A coronavirus frontliner at a public hospital weighs in on how President Rodrigo Duterte handled the biggest crisis to hit his government so far
While the monkeys displayed initial immunity, it's unclear how long such immunity will last in humans
'It’s now up to the Senate to come up with a solid, sound supplemental budget that will force Duterte and his economic managers to change their ways and rethink their priorities'
'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'
'Alas, with the Rappler cases and ABS-CBN shutdown, made emphatic with the passage of a draconian anti-terror law amid still rising COVID-19 cases, the Duterte administration’s bait for investors is laced with poison'
'I dare do not discredit the happiness and pride people gain in finishing courses'
'Let’s include the Nanay Celias, Kuya Bons, and Manang Sols in our discussions. Let’s talk about a new reality where they are afforded the same benefits their counterparts in the formal economy enjoy.'
'For COVID-19, there is still a lot that we don’t know about the disease, but that doesn’t mean that our scientists are wrong'
Iloilo City’s successful coronavirus response was not devised in a day. Neither can it be credited to only one person.
The quote card containing the false quote edited an actual Rappler quote card featuring the Vice President
Since the decisions you and the national government make affect the lives of about one million Cebuanos in Cebu City, I called out to Cebuanos on Twitter if they had questions for you. I got a few responses.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong has trained Baguio’s contact tracers to use a police questioning technique. They’re sharing it with neighboring towns in Benguet.
Imbes nga mangita og solusyong makatarunganon ug epektibo, lungsoranon na man hinoon ang gibasol sa gobyernong Duterte
'While it is reasonable to say that the role of the AFP in the government’s COVID-19 response has been substantial, there are two risks that could affect civil-military relations during this pandemic period'
'The webinar is eroticized by so-called experts as a necessary and legitimate qualification. The certificate becomes the cult-favorite signal of self-improvement.'
Imbes na tumutok sa solusyong lohikal at epektibo, mamamayan na naman ang sinisisi ng gobyernong Duterte
He is strong on control, but weak on public health
‘The local government should be felt. ’Pag nag-lockdown ka, ’tapos pinabayaan mo ang mga tao, ’wag ka na,’ says Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal
Mayor Rex Gatchalian says, ‘If we can do it ourselves, do it on our own, it’s the most helpful thing we can do for the national government’
'A sea of masked faces all around the world have become the iconic image of this time. What does this mean in terms of our ability to read each other’s thoughts and feelings?'
'Our tatay jeepney drivers have not only been stripped of their livelihood, they have also been stripped of their dignity. For the first time, we are seeing our jeepney drivers begging on the street.'
Far from being proactive, orderly, and based on clean, reliable data, Duterte’s pandemic response has largely been reactive, chaotic, and based on murky, unreliable data
How has the mayor of Marikina empowered his constituents to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay? How are they preparing for the 'new normal' in the weeks – or even years – to come?
Bakit tumaas ang bilang ng mga kumpirmadong kaso ng coronavirus sa Cebu City at kalapit na mga bayan?
'We should…recognize that in the face of COVID-19, these freelancers, just like many other Filipino workers, will be facing potentially significant headwinds'
Here's a quick explainer on what could trigger a hard lockdown of your area, or tougher quarantine measures if you are near a critical zone in the fight against the coronavirus
There is no official cure or preventive treatment for COVID-19. The supposed cures in the post have been debunked by the WHO and fact checkers around the world
(3rd UPDATE) The 1,150 total new cases reported on June 23 constitute the highest one-day spike so far. Among ASEAN countries, the Philippines, thus far, has the highest rate of active cases, and the lowest case recovery rate.
'What we have now is a disastrous response to a disaster'
'The pandemic lays itself open to official exploitation for the fear and the hunger and joblessness and the other distractions it has brought; the government could also use some covering up for its shortcomings in dealing with the emergency'
On Friday, June 19, Rappler reporter Bonz Magsambol sits down with Dr Tony Leachon to talk about his resignation and how the government is handling the pandemic
Novel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz says the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is the 'most important' indicator in measuring economic growth
The drop in air traffic due to coronavirus lockdowns is translating into a reduction in pollution, and the industry doesn't expect to recover fully before 2023
'Can Duterte and his minions spend the money effectively? Several red flags suggest they cannot.'
'Had I known this pandemic would occur, would I still have pursued the 4 grueling years of medical school, only to be put on the front lines?'
'Without having to go through the process of competitive public bidding, the dangers of corruption, overpricing, and counterfeit goods will just be a door knock away'
The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.
'We were experiencing a tragedy similar to that of the passengers of the iconic ocean liner – the tragedy that our fate was determined by the social class we belonged to'
'COVID-19 doesn’t get more discriminating than this'
'COVID-19 elevated and expanded the scope of my education'
'For ASEAN to enhance its visibility and influence, the region must put additional investments in global health policy and diplomacy'
Have you been using more plastic during quarantine?
From Washington to Manila, religious freedom is set to become one of the most enduring debates of the coronavirus era
'Ownership and control of EEZs must be put back in the hands of domestic fishers, especially small-scale fishers'
'What was it like to wait 5 days for a bus? What happened in between? What was she thinking? How did she feel?'
Societies are bearing the strain of both a deadly pandemic and a huge economic shock
The video containing the preposterous claim is manipulated from a 2012 report about an OFW raped by police in Kuwait
'Throughout this whole crisis, the government’s poor use of language has merely alienated the masses. And it all started with some acronyms.'