Rappler journalist is Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Southeast Asia correspondent Natashya Gutierrez is one of 12 who are chosen for the '2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future' program

Air Force sends 1st Filipina pilot for training in the U.S.

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:28 PM

2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, one of the Philippine Military Academy's top 10 graduates in 2017, has been inspired by the air force's victory during the 2013 Zamboanga siege

AVIATION TRAINING. 2nd Lt. Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales of the Philippine Air Force was one of the 7 females who landed in the top 10 of the Philippine Military Academy graduates in 2017. US Embassy photo

[OPINION] Strengthen governance, PH democracy? Invest in Filipino youth

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:32 PM

With a Filipino population of some 50 million under the age of 24, the nation’s decision-makers simply cannot afford to neglect the employment, education, and social needs of this enormous constituency

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A break-up letter to Rody

Dec 19, 2017 - 8:38 PM

No more empty promises. No more lies. No more proclamations that are so hollow they echo in my ears. I am so very tired.

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

Del Rosario on ASEAN, Grab driver’s killer, Facebook vs revenge porn | Evening wRap

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:52 PM

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[OPINION] Revolutionary government, yes, Duterte-style, no

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Under Duterte’s leadership, there is clearly no revolution. It’s actually more of the same, only worse. What Duterte ushered in was a rightist counter-revolution.

[OPINION] To a successor generation: find a different way of doing politics

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM

To our young, explore a different way of being citizens and doing politics; not only is it your time; it is in your hands

Mahathir working hard to 'get rid' of 'dictator' Najib

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'Unfortunately he is not like his father,' former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says of current Prime Minister Najib Razak

DEMOCRACY. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks about democracy during the ASEAN Leaders Forum. Screenshot by Rappler

[OPINION] A trio of great patriots and leaders: Wash Sycip, Dina Abad, Fr Archie Intengan

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Washington Sycip, Dina Abad, and Archie Intengan – a trio of leaders and patriots have left us but their spirit lives on in the people they mentored and institutions they built

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Lies Tatay Digong told me

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

While leadership is situational, integrity isn't

We need new prophets

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Prophets first speak truth to power They do so because they believe that the future can be so much better

Duterte most decisive among top national officials – survey

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:08 PM

UPDATED The President also gets high index ratings for love concern and care for the country according to the Pahayag survey of Publicus Asia

DECISIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte gets a high decisiveness rating in the pilot Pahayag survey of Publicus Asia. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Bulacan congresswoman is new deputy speaker for Central Luzon

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Representative Linabelle Villarica in turn will be replaced by Isabela 2nd District Representative Ana Go as chairperson of the House foreign affairs committee

REPLACEMENT. Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica is elected Deputy Speaker for Center Luzon on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She replaces Pampanga 2nd District Representative and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was stripped of the post after voting against the death penalty bill. Rappler file photo

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

The Butcher in the Palace, and Other Fabrications

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Once upon a time there was carnage

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency It ill prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy

Duterte: We value diversity and differences

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Despite the President s high minded words at the ASEAN leadership forum it cannot be forgotten that he has threatened and cursed at people who openly criticize his policies

RESPECTING DIFFERENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte is keynote speaker at the 14th ASEAN Leadership Forum on April 28, 2017

Gloria Arroyo 'not interested' to be Speaker

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Pampanga 2nd District Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo also denies having talks with Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NO TO SPEAKERSHIP. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo is not eyeing to become the next Speaker. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

A Kagay-anon’s leadership journey to empower the youth

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kagay anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation building

YOUTH LEADER. Ernesto Neri's definition of becoming a man for others for the greater glory of God equates to advocating for social good.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

[Newspoint] Duterte, Carpio and the dos and don'ts of leadership

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The President and the Senior Associate Justice are a study in contrast

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar

LOCAL HEALTHCARE. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health doctors currently working in the district and provincial hospitals in Northern Samar pose for a photo in front of the Tan Memorial Hospital. (L to R) Dr Alfonso Miguel Regala, Dr Terrence Antonio, Dr Raymond Luzarraga, Dr Ezekiel Valera, Dr Sophia Caranay, Dr Sherry Mombay, Dr Merlin Sanicas. Photo courtesy of Mixie Baduria

House ousts Arroyo, 11 committee chairpersons

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:37 PM

3rd UPDATE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes good on his threat to remove the key posts of lawmakers who did not vote in favor of the death penalty bill

OUSTED. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is removed as deputy speaker following her no vote on the death penalty bill. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

House leaders vs death penalty to be replaced in May

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:41 PM

UPDATED On possibly losing support after the House reorganization Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Well if I m burning bridges then so be it

PENDING REORGANIZATION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez guarantees the replacement of several House leaders. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers give Alvarez ‘full support’ in House reorganization

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Should Speaker Alvarez push through with the replacements political parties will decide who will be substituting for the positions to be left by lawmakers who voted against the death penalty

IMPENDING REPLACEMENTS? Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says most congressmen agree that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should replace the House leaders who voted against the death penalty bill. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lagman: Alvarez on 'benevolent retreat' on threat vs House leaders

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as simply showing the qualities of a good leader by reviewing his statement that he would replace anti death penalty House leaders

ALVAREZ'S EMPTY THREAT? Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman slams Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on his supposed 'empty' threat against House leaders who thumbed down the death penalty bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Death penalty bill fallout: Alvarez says Arroyo to be replaced as deputy speaker

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says it is not a problem for him if he loses support following his resolve to remove House leaders who are against the death penalty bill

DEPUTY SPEAKER NO MORE? Representative Gloria Arroyo is against the reimposition of the death penalty. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Alvarez: House leaders vs death penalty will be replaced

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

[Ang] mga deputy speakers [at committee chairpersons] na di sasama sa administration bill papalitan po natin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

'BE PRO OR GOODBYE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is bent on ensuring the death penalty bill will be passed on 3rd and final reading by the House. Photo by Rappler

The harsh are not enshrined in memory

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Harshness never conquers Tenderness does

Kaya Natin, MSD search for LGUs with best public health programs

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Interested LGUs are asked to submit a portfolio describing the rationale and impact of the health programs in their respective communities

World mayors gather to plot Trump-era climate plan

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:58 AM

As leaders of busy polluted cities home to millions of people they want countries to push on with adopting the so called Paris Agreement to limit harmful emissions – an accord that Trump has cast doubt on

CLIMATE GATHERING. (From L to R) Mayor of Amman, Akel Eid Biltaji, Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, Secretary for the environment of Hong Kong, Wong Kam Sing, Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore and Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala pose for the media in the City Hall during the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City on November 30, 2016.  Hector Guererro/AFP

Thousands protest for Mexican leader to 'resign now'

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Demonstrators hold a sign reading Peña Nieto INEPT RESIGN for the good of Mexico and wave blackened flags of Mexico on the eve of the country s Independence Day

INEPT? People hold signs against Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a protest rally demanding his resignation, in Mexico City on September 15, 2016. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

WB chief Kim heads for 2nd term due to lack of other nominees

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Jim Yong Kim is virtually assured of continuing in the job for 5 more years after his first term ends on June 30 2017

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

US nominates Kim for World Bank second term

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The United States praises Jim Yong Kim for addressing today s most pressing global development challenges in innovative ways

epa05264168 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in the panel discussion on 'A New Vision for Financing Development' at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 17 April 2016. The Spring meeting of the IMF and the World Bank Group will take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

World Bank presidency search opens with Kim's hat in ring

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Amid criticism the World Bank s executive board says the next president will be chosen through an open and transparent process

epa05260676 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a panel discussion on Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 15 April 2016. The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group will take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

World Bank suffering 'leadership crisis,' staff say

Aug 11, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Only one in three staff members understand where the senior management team is leading us says the World Bank staff association in a letter

epa05301186 President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim during the Anti-Corruption Summit in Lancaster House in London, Britain, 12 May 2016. The Summit comes after the publication in April 2016 of the so-called Panama Papers leak on offshore tax havens and the people involved. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / POOL

OFWs on money spending: Learn to say ‘no’ to extended family

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Why should overseas Filipinos workers learn to manage and limit the remittances they send to their extended families back home? Two migrants share their stories

OFWS. Emerjon Regala with his wife and son. Photo from Emerjon Regala

More than 100 Comelec employees back Bautista

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:42 PM

This statement of support comes as the Comelec Employees Union appeals for unity among their top officials in the face of a publicized rift

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista gets the support of more than 100 Comelec employees as the Comelec Employees Union appeals for unity among in the poll body. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Why Duterte is not – and is unlikely to be – a socialist

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Our Hugo Chavez? The new Philippine President may indeed wage a ‘revolution’ – but a ‘revolution’ to stabilize rather than challenge an oppressive social order

President-elect speaks to the crowd gathered for a Thanksgiving Party in Crocodile Park on June 4, 206 in Davao City.

Aquino: The friends he kept, the crises he (mis)managed

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In problematic situations this is the side of the President not apparent in the public eye

TRUSTED. PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure checks and balances in Comelec

NEW MEMO. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim (left) questions the recent trip to Japan of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (right) in a memo dated June 27, 2016. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

'Failed leadership' in Comelec: A memo waiting to happen

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:31 AM

For insiders the problem boils down to the ability of Andres Bautista a former big boss in the corporate world to run a collegial body where he has only one vote

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista, a former law dean appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the poll body, is set to lead the Comelec until February 2, 2022. File photo by Jay Abad

Comelec Chairman Bautista denies 'failed leadership'

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Citing achievements such as the presidential debates Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says Ewan ko kung matatawag mo itong produkto ng failed leadership

FACING CRITICISM. Weeks after the May 9 elections, all Comelec commissioners write a strongly worded memo criticizing the supposed failures of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino: Crucible of leadership

Jun 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is disarmingly frank about how being with world leaders taught him humility the best advice he could give to any leader

#AnimatED: Lesson in leadership

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Strengthening institutions not ties to friends is key

Keys to Leni Robredo's improbable journey

Jun 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Leni Robredo jousted against political windmills and in a manner of speaking was catapulted to the stars

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. proclaim Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (not in photo) and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo as the country’s duly elected President and Vice President, Monday, May 30, 2016. Duterte announced earlier that he will not attend the proclamation. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

The answer is yes: Questions for young leaders

May 30, 2016 - 11:08 PM

You can write the story of our future You understand that everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities

Imperfect choices in a Philippine leader

May 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Can the country survive May 9? Of course it will or at the very least muddle through

VITAL. Political ads are a staple during the campaign period.

Different strokes, different folks: 6 types of leaders

May 04, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Chameleon charismatic servant and more – which profile describes you?