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Locsin calls ‘idiotic’ US Senate panel’s resolution vs PH officials

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM

The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

'IDIOTIC'. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin hits a US Senate committee's resolution against Philippine government officials. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Our current climate policy is leading us to a future underwater

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:32 PM

It's unfortunate that since President Duterte assumed office, our work in the international climate policy arena has come to a screeching halt

China overtakes U.S. in number of diplomatic missions

Nov 27, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Beijing's diplomatic footprint continues to grow, with new missions popping up in 'Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the Gambia, and Sao Tome and Principe – all former diplomatic friends of Taipei'

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[OPINION] Closing the gap: A 15-year-old's call to end the climate crisis

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

In China, some children grow up never knowing that the sky gleams a blue hue and is never gray

The fight of our lives

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We cannot lie down in the face of the overwhelming climate crisis because science can pull us up with the mental muscle that can reinvigorate the resistance

Thailand's Falco Sornnarin, Artittaya Promchart win Global Asian Model 2019

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Philippines representatives Vince Marcelo wins 3rd runner-up, while Ella Lubag is 1st runner-up

More countries affected by terrorism even as deaths fall – index

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The 2019 Global Terrorism Index notes that while 'the intensity of terrorism has declined... terrorism is still widespread and increasing'

38 candidates vie for Global Asian Model 2019 win

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Who will be the next Asian catwalk sensation?

Photo by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

Sea levels could rise even faster, higher than feared – study

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Scientists say global warming could drive a much more dramatic increase in sea levels than current projections suggest

Disinformation, surveillance growing threats to democracy – Freedom House

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:02 PM

An annual report on online freedom by Freedom House finds evidence of 'advanced social media surveillance programs' in at least 40 of 65 countries analyzed

[OPINION] Ushering in a new urban future centered on people and the planet

Nov 04, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Tagged as the most important climate-related event of the year, the global summit makes headlines around the world as C40 mayors launch a Global Green New Deal

[OPINION] If you're tired and weary of the fight against climate change, read this

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:17 PM

We’ve all languished through record-breaking heat waves. We’ve all suffered through repentance-inducing floods. We all have skin in this game.

PH has most number of unsolved journalist killings – report

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years

9 YEARS. Candles lit in the shape of number 9 in commemoration of the 9 years since Maguindanao Massacre. Photo by Jaira Krishelle Balboa/Rappler

S&P downgrades Boeing credit rating outlook to negative

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

S&P Global Ratings kept the debt grade stable at 'A' but cut the outlook to negative from stable on the potential for "lasting damage" to the company's finances.

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 The Boeing Company logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Philippine retirement system among worst in the world

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index says the retirement system of the Philippines is among the most sustainable, but greatly suffers in terms of integrity and adequacy

China: An imperial power in the image of the West?

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:01 PM

This series of articles seeks to provide some clarification on a number of these questions, to provide a guide with which we can formulate a strategy to deal with this big, threatening, yet in many ways, still mysterious neighbor

Global economic outlook 'precarious,' no room for mistakes, IMF warns

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:34 PM

The US-China trade war alone is estimated to shrink the world economy by 0.8% in 2020, the International Monetary Fund says

GLOBAL ECONOMY. The International Monetary Fund logo is seen 05 April 2007 in Washington, DC.  File photo by Tim Sloan/AFP

Nokia 7.2: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The Nokia 7.2 is expected to release on October 19 with a P15,990 price point. Check out the specifications of the device and promotions for early buyers here.

THE NOKIA 7.2. Nokia's new smartphone is coming out in a few days. Image from HMD.

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Top casino execs to meet in Manila in December

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:40 PM

As the Philippines positions itself to be the top gambling destination in Asia, the country prepares to host one of the most highly anticipated gaming expos

PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

[OPINION] In defense of Greta Thunberg

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:20 PM

If being dramatic means you can influence as many people as possible for a good cause, then what's wrong with that?

[OPINION] An argument for people who don't believe in climate change

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:22 AM

I’m not trying to be alarmist or anything, but I think the alarm bells have been ringing for years now, and we just got used to the sound

[OPINION] Concrete ways young Filipinos can help divest the world from fossil fuels

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Philippine banks continue to finance the development of coal-fired power plants, which worsens global warming. If you or your family are one of the millions of clients of these banks, is this how you want your money to grow?

Why investigations are important

Oct 02, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Difficult investigative stories must be written

Queen and Adam Lambert rock festival urging foreign aid

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The band are among the artists and actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Keys who appeared at the Global Citizen Festival

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park in New York on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Maria Ressa reminds journalists: An attack on one is an attack on all

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'If we don't take the right steps forward, democracy as we know it is dead,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Rappler investigation into war on drugs wins 2019 Global Shining Light Award

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The 6-month investigation found strong indications that police were outsourcing killings

U.N. calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The United Nations says countries must enable trillions of dollars in public sector investments to help reboot the global economy and counter climate change

What does it mean to go on strike for the climate?

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Responding to the leaders' lack of action on the climate crisis, voices of the youth are slowly amplified through the global climate strike

HEAR THE YOUTH. Chito Gascon speaks in front of youth members during the global climate strike at the Commission on Human Rights on September 20.

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, U.N. warns

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:43 PM

The report is a sobering reminder greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from burning fossil fuels, are driving the planet towards a hothouse climate our species might not tolerate

5-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:04 AM

The report 'highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,' the Science Advisory Group writes

PLANET IN DANGER. A protester holds a sign reading 'Planet in danger' during a climate change protest in Paris,on September 21, 2019. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

From the streets to the summit: Young climate leaders mobilize at UN

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The UN invites some 500 young activists and entrepreneurs to join the first United Nations Youth Climate Summit

YOUTH IN THE UN. Greta Thunberg speaks while sitting with the other speakers at the event, (L-R) Komal Karishma Kumar, Wanjuhi Njoroge, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and Bruno Rodriguez at the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit on September 21, 2019 in New York City.  Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Environmental activists get down and dirty on mass cleanup day

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Thousands of volunteers conduct cleanups a day after massive climate protests around the globe

GLOBAL CLEANUP. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the 34th International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Baseco Beach in Manila. September 21, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Paris climate march organizers call for protest end after clashes

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Take no risks and leave the march for the climate. The conditions for a non-violent march are not in place,' co-organizer Greenpeace tells French protesters after violence erupts during the climate march in Paris

MARCH TURNS VIOLENT. A French firefighter holds an axe and a sledgehammer on his shoulder during a climate change protest in Paris on September 21, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

'Largest polar expedition in history' to probe Arctic climate

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:32 PM

'The Arctic is the epicenter of global warming, it is the part of our planet which warms most rapidly, where the warming rates are at least twice the global average,' says mission leader and atmospheric scientist Markus Rex

MISSION. The German icebreaker and research vessel Polarstern will soon embark on an expedition to the Arctic where the goal is to become ice-solid and drift with the ice. The expedition, called MOSAiC, aims to observe the epicenter of global warming like no one has done before. Photo by Rune Stoltz Bertinussen/NTB Scanpix/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth call for urgent action as global climate strike begins

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The global climate strike urges everyone to join the youth in demanding climate justice, and put pressure on politicians and companies to set more effective measures to preserve the environment

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photo by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, children heed the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call to action

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. Environmental activists hold a protest rally at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Friday, September 20, 2019, to mark the weeklong Global Climate Strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] It’s time to stop investing in climate change

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:28 PM

By continuing to finance coal, Philippine banks will only muddle the conscience of their many depositors who love the Earth and their fellow Filipinos

McDonald's celebrates Global Delivery Day with special 'moon' coupons

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:53 AM

The McDelivery Moon Coupons will only be available on September 20, 24, and 29 from 9-11 pm

Students joining climate strikes may be excused from classes – DepEd

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

But students need to get the consent of their parents or guardians to participate

EXCUSED. This file photo shows students of Corazon Aquino Elementary School at the start of school year 2018-2019 on June 4, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] The climate emergency challenge: It's time

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Join us at the UP Diliman Campus College of Science Amphitheater, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, as we aim to set the world record for the biggest number of people to make a human earth formation

World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Spending $1.8 trillion across 5 key areas over the next decade would not only help buffer the worst impacts of global warming but could generate more than $7 trillion in net benefits, the report from the Global Commission on Adaptation argued.

PLAN AND PROSPER. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, speaks during the launch of a report on climate adaptation in Beijing on September 10, 2019.  Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Dito Telecom campus to rise in Clark Global City

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The 3rd major telecommunications player says the campus is patterned after Google's headquarters and will house its data center

EU makes 780 million euros available in emergency funding for Brexit

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Most of the money is to come from the Emergency Solidarity Fund, usually used to respond to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


EXPLAINER: What is polio?

Sep 01, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The DOH says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission. Why so? And how do we prevent the long dormant disease from coming back?

HIGH RISK FOR POLIO. The Department of Health says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission and advices parents to get children under 5 vaccinated to prevent the disease.

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump and his fellow G7 leaders will meet in France as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and trade tensions heat up

Oxfam activists wearing firefighters costumes and "big head" masks depicting (from 2nd-L) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel perform druing a demonstration in Biarritz on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

Websites spreading disinformation make $235 million a year in ads – study

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Due to the complex nature of the online advertising ecosystem, advertisers are not always aware where their ads are displayed

Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:51 PM

'What we've pointed out on the basis of scientific evidence is that there are certain diets that have a lower carbon footprint,' says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change co-chair Jim Skea