Rappler's latest stories on independence
Congressman Jericho Nograles says IEMOP had no experience and no assets, but still bagged the contract to operate the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market
It's a race between Domingos Simoes Pereira from the traditional ruling party, and opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo
The resignation is seen as a major setback for the Hong Kong government
Electoral frontrunners such as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz and ex-prime minister Domingos Simoes Pereira promise to tackle endemic problems such as corruption and joblessness
Protesters argue the Independent Police Complaints Commission lacks adequate investigatory powers, is stacked with pro-establishment figures and has previously been toothless when it comes to holding police to account
(UPDATED) Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls the repeat polls after an inconclusive election in April which saw no working majority in parliament
This comes after the Independent Television Network aired a program that the election commission says had harmed the opposition frontrunner, who is also the brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse
(UPDATED) A judge also issues a new international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, a clear indication Spain will not rest until he and 5 others who fled abroad have been tried for their role in the crisis
The 'independent oversight board' will have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform
The capital Dili is filled with banners and flags as residents gear up for festivities, two decades after the tiny nation saw a rocky transition to stable democracy
He dreams of building a street of bookstores. But for now, he makes sure that the one bookstore he has is a home to passionate local authors and more importantly, a window to Singapore’s literary soul.
Here's a review of 'Ani', 'F#*@bois', 'Iska', 'Malamaya', and 'Children of the River'
Here are spoiler-free reviews of 'Edward,' 'Pandanggo sa Hukay,' 'John Denver Trending,' 'Tabon,' and 'Belle Douleur'
'John Denver Trending,' is the biggest winner of the festival's awards night
'John Denver Trending' wins Best Film in the full length category
Planning to watch a Cinemalaya movie? Here's a short guide
We still have a long way to go before we elevate independent documentary culture in the Philippines, but there is hope
In a trickling rain, he repeatedly ascribes a singular greatness to the US, declaring it 'the most exceptional nation in the history of the world'
The US commander-in-chief and erstwhile Manhattan showman plans to tear up another norm, critics say, by hijacking traditionally non-partisan Independence Day as he seeks re-election
'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit
The world's tallest building in Dubai takes on the colors of the Philippine flag to mark the 121st Philippine Independence Day
In a speech in Lapu-Lapu City, the education secretary says Visayans also fought for Philippine independence
'Today, let us pay tribute to our patriots – both from the past and the present – by safeguarding the democratic institutions that were built from the rubble of the wars that gave rise to our heroes,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Are we – as individuals, as a people, and as a nation – truly free? Netizens don't seem to think so.
Folk dances, lechon, OPM bands, and the determination to have a good time – Repoblacion 2019 was as Filipino as it got
A woman who lost her son due to 'Oplan Tokhang' chooses to head to the streets and protest on Independence Day
Government officials proudly raise the Philippine flag in celebration of 121 years of independence, while protesters angrily lift their placards to call for 'true freedom' in the country
The display comes as the Philippines struggles to secure its territorial waters from China's expansive claims
Filipinos use jokes and memes to visualize Philippine historical figures in modern or alternative settings
For some, they are 'political prisoners' repressed by the Spanish state – and a protest by independence supporters is planned in Barcelona to mark the end of the trial
Check out the Doodle for the 121st Philippine Independence Day!
'Nawa'y pukawin ng pagdiriwang na ito ang isang malalim na pagmamahal para sa bayan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Independence Day
President Rodrigo Duterte will commemorate Independence Day with soldiers in Malabang, Lanao del Sur
Groups will stage protests in various parts of Metro Manila to commemorate the country's 121st Independence Day
Let the Independence Day be a reminder to fight for your freedom at home, in school, and at work
Jollibee now sports a Barong Tagalog!
Grab your friends and save the date!
Philippine game developers continue to use games as a medium to create awareness, to educate, and hopefully to affect change in society
Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked
Seats in parliament are allocated based on vote share and the party with the most representatives selects the president, who will be sworn in on May 25
'We must not stand by as democracy is murdered,' say 150 bishops, priests, and laypersons of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente or the Aglipayan Church
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's government aims to 'give people a choice on independence' from the United Kingdom before the end of the current term of parliament expires in May 2021
'There won't be another postponement. The commission does not envisage there will be a postponement of the election scheduled for 9th March,' the Independent National Electoral Commission says
'This was a difficult decision for the commission to take but necessary for the successful delivery of elections and the consolidation of our democracy,' the country's electoral commission chair says
All are on trial over an independence referendum that was held on October 1, 2017 despite a court ban, as well as a short-lived declaration of independence
As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.
(3rd UPDATE) Election officials name Felix Tshisekedi, son of the country's long-term opposition leader, provisional winner of the troubled vote to replace President Joseph Kabila
The presidential ballot is originally scheduled for April 20, which many observers had considered unrealistic