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Joint resolution extending ABS-CBN's franchise to June 2022 filed in House

Feb 25, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Cebu City 1st District Representative Raul del Mar says extending the validity of ABS-CBN's franchise would allow lawmakers to protect public interest in the grant of franchises

FRANCHISE ISSUES. A veteran lawmaker from Cebu files a joint resolution that would give Congress more time to deliberate on the ABS-CBN franchise bills. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CA reinstates, awards back wages to GMA workers fired for protesting

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The Court of Appeals also awards backwages to 35 talents whose contracts were not renewed, saying it is a case of constructive dismissal

WALK. The protesters walked around the GMA-7 main headquarters twice before a two-hour program in the network's front gate. Photo by Faye Sales

The Duterte-ABS-CBN duel: This week's outlook

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Will Duterte blink before the company that gave him – in his long stint as Davao mayor – a broadcast platform where he mastered the art of pulpit politics?

EXPLAINER: ABS-CBN's defense in the Supreme Court quo warranto case

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Look at the point-by-point explanation in ABS-CBN's 58-page comment to Calida's quo warranto case

FRANCHISE WOES. Actors and actress of ABS-CBN join the solidarity gathering outside the network's headquarters in Quezon City on February 21, 2020 for the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Senate hearing on ABS-CBN: No breach of laws, franchise terms

Feb 25, 2020 - 7:15 AM

Government officials clear the network over issues of taxes, labor conditions, pay-per-view service, and Philippine Depositary Receipts

RENEWAL SOUGHT. ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, reads his statement on the controversial franchise of the network on February 24, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Recto: If ABS-CBN had violations, impose penalties but not 'death penalty'

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:22 PM

Telecommunications Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba says ABS-CBN has no standing penalties with the commission

RENEWAL SOUGHT. ABS-CBN employees and supporters hold a rally on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020, to demand the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:00 PM

China says the opinion piece – headlined 'China is the Real Sick Man of Asia' – is 'racially discriminatory,' and as the newspaper won't apologize, the 3 China-based reporters have their press cards revoked

EXPELLED. Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (R) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport before their departure on February 24, 2020. Photo by  Greg Baker/AFP

Cayetano: House notice to NTC 'sufficient’ to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:53 PM

The Speaker says the House leadership is talking to the National Telecommunications Commission to help secure a provisional authority for ABS-CBN

STILL NO HEARING. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters on February 24, 2020 why the House leadership still finds no urgency in holding its first hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'Pinuno' asks his ex-bosses in ABS-CBN: 'Galit ba si Presidente sa inyo?'

Feb 24, 2020 - 7:02 PM

A rare appearance of Senator Lito Lapid elicits laughter at the Senate hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise as he tries to ask his former bosses a hard question

RARE APPEARANCE. Senator Lito Lapid asks questions at the Senate hearing on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ABS-CBN asks Supreme Court: Don't let Calida gag us

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:13 PM

The TV network says a gag order would be prior restraint, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in previous cases

FIGHT FOR FRANCHISE. Employees, artists and supporters gather at the ABS-CBN briadcast center on February 21, 2020, to protest for the renewal of the media giant's franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NUJP submits signature campaign for ABS-CBN franchise renewal to Senate

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:53 PM

NUJP and various groups gather to fight for press freedom, democracy, and workers' rights as the Senate hears issues pertaining to the ABS-CBN franchise

STAND WITH ABS-CBN. Various progressive groups hold a rally in front of Senate, Pasay City to urge lawmakers for the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photos courtesy of College Editors Guild of the Philippines

LOOK: ABS-CBN stars, employees hold 'Walk of Faith'

Feb 24, 2020 - 4:09 PM

Employees and stars walk around the ABS-CBN compound as the network's executives attend a Senate hearing on the issues surrounding its franchise

Guevarra won't issue formal opinion in ABS-CBN issue

Feb 24, 2020 - 4:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he is deferring to Congress, an independent branch of government

ABS-CBN FRANCHISE. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba answer questions from the senators at the hearing on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN network on February 24, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Joel Lamangan on ABS-CBN shutdown threat: Who will tell the story of the Filipino?

Feb 24, 2020 - 4:03 PM

The esteemed director emphasizes the implications of an ABS-CBN shutdown: if government can threaten a media giant, it can do the same to smaller companies and franchises

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Director Joel Lamangan at the Senate committee hearing on threats to ABS-CBN's legislative franchise. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Bong Go: It's those anti-Duterte ads on ABS-CBN that got the boss’ goat

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak says 'sorry if we offended the President'

HURT. Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go says the President was hurt over the anti-Duterte campaign ads aired by ABS-CBN in 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

GMA may get 55% market share if ABS-CBN shuts down

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission points out that less competition would be bad for consumers and the economy

DOJ: Congress may authorize NTC to grant ABS-CBN provisional permit

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:18 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Franklin Drilon wants to make sure that the NTC cannot withdraw the temporary permit anytime it wants

DOJ POSITION. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells the Senate that Congress may give NTC the authority to issue a provisional permit to ABS-CBN. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Campus publications call for autonomy, protection of press freedom

Feb 23, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Students point out how hurdles faced by campus journalists threaten the quest for truth

Legal experts call for sanctions on human rights abuses vs journalists

Feb 14, 2020 - 7:27 AM

The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom recommends that governments impose sanctions like the 'Magnitsky laws' on rights violations against the media

Let’s huddle: What’s the state of campus journalism?

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:52 PM

What can we do to help student journalists at a time when some publications face press freedom violations? Join us as we explore possible solutions in MovePH's huddle on February 22.

New coronavirus study places incubation period at around 5 days

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The Chinese team behind a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine says their findings support a 14-day medical observation period for people exposed to the pathogen

TEMP CHECK. This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows a medical staff member checking the temperature of a driver at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. Photo by STR/AFP

BBC to axe 450 newsroom jobs

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:37 PM

'The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,' says Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs

BBC. File photo of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Scotland building, in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. File photo by Shutterstock

Davao-based journalist arrested for interviewing protesters

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men

Publishers fear fact checking isn't enough – report

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:28 PM

The Digital News Project 2020 says that journalists need to call out lies and half-truths, but are concerned that this may not have an impact

[OPINION] What the Ampatuan Massacre verdict means to a campus journalist

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The fight of professional journalism will always be the fight of campus journalism. We celebrate the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, hope for the extent of justice, and continue to address the struggles of press freedom.

[OPINION] Even after the Ampatuan verdict, Filipino journalists are still in peril

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

As long as there are still Filipinos who choose to be misinformed and disinformed, the Philippines will still be a dangerous place for journalists

Still withholding SALN, Martires says PCIJ violated wiretapping law

Dec 18, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires says he has a duty to protect the interest of public officials. It's now a stalemate since Malacañang is passing the buck to him to release Duterte's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.

SALN. In not releasing SALNs, Ombudsman Samuel Martires says he has the duty to protect the interests of government personnel and officials. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's 2018 SALN still secret 7 months after deadline – PCIJ report

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's promises of transparency, the public is yet to see his most recent Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets one of the newly-appointed government officials during their oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 3, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

154 attacks, threats vs journalists since Duterte took office – media groups

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration

CrowdTangle rolls out new, better search tool for fact checkers

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The social media monitoring platform makes it easier to search for public posts across Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter

Cute 2020 planners you'll actually want to fill up

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Gear up for 2020 with a planner by your side! Check out these cool designs – from Doraemon, Star Wars, to The Little Prince

Journalist dies a month after Sultan Kudarat attack

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Radyo ni Juan manager Benjie Caballero dies after sustaining 5 gunshot wounds in an October 30 attack

Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Fact or fiction? Memes attack media's reporting on SEA Games 2019

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:45 PM

We set the record straight on posts saying the press is intentionally misleading the public on SEA Games issues

Comelec: Only 95.87% voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town in 2019 polls

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) This is in response to a PCIJ report based on Comelec's own summary report, which showed a 178% voter turnout for Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur, in the 2019 elections

Lanao del Sur town posts 178% voter turnout in 2019 polls – PCIJ

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body will look into this, but adds that this 'seems to be an unlikely scenario'

WATCH: Media groups demand 'justice now, convict Ampatuans'

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:29 AM

NUJP, AlterMidya, and other media groups commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre with a mural painting and march

Groups and members of the media commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre at the Mehan Garden, Manila on November 23. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Malacañang: We will put an end to attacks on journalists

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:12 PM

In the first 3 years of the Duterte administration, at least 128 threats and attacks against members of the press are recorded

PRESS FREEDOM. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar vows to put an end to attacks on journalists. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

For Mama: Child of Ampatuan massacre victim chooses journalism too

Nov 23, 2019 - 9:15 AM

If she pursues her dream profession, 16-year-old Rhully Mae Shula Montaño will also bear the many, many problems of the media that even the killing of her mother could not solve

MASSACRE KIN. 16-year-old Rhully Mae Montaño was 6 years old when her mother Marife was killed in the gruesome 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

NUJP chair ‘confident’ Ampatuans will be convicted

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

An acquittal, says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Nonoy Espina, would have grave implications not just on press freedom but on the electoral process

Multi-stakeholder group launches national plan for safety of journalists

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists is launched on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Rappler Talk: NUJP's Nonoy Espina on the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

What has happened in the 10 years since the Maguindanao massacre?

Fast food calorie info only cuts intake temporarily – study

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Presenting the calorie count of fast food items leads to a short-term decrease in calories in the U.S. but only until a year, the study says

UST's Varsitarian to hold 21st Inkblots journalism fellowship

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:57 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Inkblots will feature veteran writers, reporters, and photojournalists to discuss trends and issues in the media landscape. It will run from December 3 to 5.

Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation calls for research proposals

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:18 PM

The research proposal cost can range from P50,000 to P100,000, for projects on understanding disinformation and the solutions offered in relation to democracy

Rappler featured in Reuters report on fighting online toxicity

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Rappler, along with South Africa’s Daily Maverick and India’s The Quint, is featured in a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

LOOK: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 2020 Giving Journals

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM

CBTL's holiday planners come in 4 cute colors: navy blue, pink, green, and taupe

War against drugs or war against poverty?

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Three generations are caught in two conflicting government programs

The street artist collective Gerilya painted this mural illustrating the story of Lourdes and her husband, who had to take care of their grandchildren after their son, Kulit, was killed. The mural is on a wall in Muntinlupa and was painted with the help of local residents. Street art by Gerilya

Is the drug war undermining the gains of government's anti-poverty programs?

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Research shows that at least one in 5 victims of drug-related killings in Metro Manila in 2016 and 2017 were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Mural illustrating Irene’s story was painted by street artists and residents in a community in Quezon City. Street art by Gerilya