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Rappler Talk: Lawyer Ruben Carranza on holding Duterte accountable in ICC

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

On Friday, September 7, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with international human rights lawyer Ruben Carranza to talk about the prospects of the possible case against President Duterte before the International Criminal Court

Rappler Talk: Retired SC Justice Vicente Mendoza on draft charter and judiciary

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:59 PM

On Wednesday, August 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to retired SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza on the implications of breaking down the 'single and generalized' high court into 4 federal courts

Rappler Talk: Orlando Mercado on rethinking national security threats

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM

On Monday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to former defense secretary Orlando Mercado about national security and the threats the Philippines is facing

Rappler Talk: Lawyer Romel Bagares on PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Rappler's Marites Vitug talks to Romel Bagares, lead counsel of the Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court, on the repercussions of withdrawing from the ICC and how it can be opposed

Rappler Talk: Albert del Rosario on Duterte gov’t’s refusal to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Watch Rappler's full interview with former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

Rappler Talk: Morales on victories, restoring credibility to the Office of the Ombudsman

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Rappler Talk Investigative: Former ambassador Luis Cruz on U.S.-North Korea summit

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to former ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz on the importance of the summit and what it means to Southeast Asia

Rappler Talk Investigative: Bob Herrera-Lim on the rule of law and risks to business

May 17, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Roberto 'Bob' Herrera-Lim on how the situation in the Philippines specifically affects the business sector and perceptions of investors

[OPINION] Marcos and Duterte: Strongmen’s changing playbook

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Threats to a free press have returned in different forms. There is no other way ahead but to stay the course.

Journalists on fighting fake news: Be more discerning, take a stand

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Panelists at the #FactsMatterPH forum held in Laguna share their thoughts on how ordinary citizens can take part in preventing the spread of disinformation online

Rappler Talk Investigative: UP professor Herman Kraft on PH-China joint exploration

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to University of the Philippines Political Science associate professor Herman Kraft on the issues surrounding joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea

Rappler Talk: CHR's Roberto Cadiz on PH's withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz on the possible impact of the withdrawal from the ICC on their work and the fight to end the culture of impunity in the country

Rappler Talk Investigative: Reynaldo Umali on impeaching CJ Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it's the 'end of the road' for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

[OPINION] Chaos is Duterte’s key message

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has turned messaging upside down, stoking endless controversy and exposing his paltry policy vision

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Analyst Aaron Jed Rabena on Philippines-China relations

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute

[OPINION] Duterte's zero concept of independent journalism

Feb 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM

This truly reflects the sad state of journalism in the Philippines. It shows the swath of reality that independent journalism has not yet taken root in our society.

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:06 PM

On Thursday, February 22, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano about the importance of maintaining check and balance in government

PH not making 'full pivot' to China – envoy

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

It s really seeking a place a balanced relationship between the US and China and Russia Ambassador designate to China Chito Santa Romana tells Rappler

SEEKING BALANCE. Philippine Ambassador-designate to China Chito Santa Romana says in a Facebook Live interview on January 10, 2017, that the Philippines aims to forge 'good relations with all major powers.' Screen grab from Newsbreak's Facebook page

SONA 2016: Duterte's winding speech a 'lost opportunity' – analysts

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:33 PM

[It s] a lost opportunity because speeches like these are a moment to unify the country make clear the vision of governance former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña says

LONG-WINDED. President Rodrigo Duterte punctuates his State of the Nation Address with ad-libbed remarks.

Robredo the ‘connector’ needed between gov't and people – analysts

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:24 AM

At the same time she likes listening she likes going to people And that’s someone we need in the executive department says Duterte ally and Mindanao Commission on Women CEO Irene Santiago

THE VP. Leni Robredo is inaugurated as Vice President on June 30. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dear President Rody Duterte

Jun 01, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Please don’t confuse and leave us unclear about the messages you want to lodge in our minds

'Change doesn’t come swiftly and in dramatic ways'

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We hold a mirror to society bear witness and in doing so etch marks in our collective memory so that we do not forget

For Metrobank’s Journalists of the Year, social change is incremental

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Marites Vitug of Rappler Nancy Carvajal of Inquirer and Howie Severino of GMA 7 talk about the challenges they face as veteran journalists in the Philippines

THE AWARDEES. This year's Metrobank Journalists of the Year are Howie Severino, Marites Vitug, and Nanc Carvajal. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler's Marites Vitug named Metrobank's 2015 Journalist of the Year

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Marites Vitug Rappler s editor at large and 2 others win Metrobank s Search for Journalists of the Year for 2015 – the second year the award is conferred

Vitug to deliver Teodoro Benigno Lecture on Journalism

Aug 28, 2015 - 3:43 AM

Entrance is free

PODCAST: Investigative reporting 101 with Marites Vitug

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Rappler s editor at large Marites Vitug talks to investigative desk head Chay Hofileña about investigative reporting and its challenges

Aquino told: Tell ‘accurate’ Mamasapano story

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:48 PM

How can government regain public trust after the bloody Maguindanao operation? The President should address the growing search for truth justice accountability

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

Who informs us about Mindanao?

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Visibly absent in history textbooks is any serious substantive discussion of Mindanao s place in Philippine history

PODCAST: Makati will be wiped out – Mercado

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:24 PM

UPDATED In this Rappler podcast the former Makati vice mayor says that once probable cause is established city officials from the mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay all the way to councilors can be suspended from office

ACCUSER. Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado appears before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on January 22. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Rappler's Vitug among QC Gawad Parangal awardees

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Manuel L Quezon Gawad Parangal salutes the recipients for their achievements which have contributed to the history of Quezon City

7 lessons from celebrated and notorious public figures

Dec 25, 2013 - 11:03 AM

Courage hubris forgiveness and how not to grow old

Marcos, Lean Alejandro, and the power of the written word

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Ferdinand Marcos and Lean Alejandro were two Martial Law figures who approached writing in markedly different ways

Exclusive: Napoles parties with anti-graft court justice

Aug 30, 2013 - 11:58 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Sandigan Associate Justice Gregory Ong under whose division the Kevlar helmets case was decided appears in a photo partying with Janet Napoles and Sen Jinggoy Estrada

Vitug Vlogs: The extreme Justice Abad

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug goes into the character of the outspoken Reproductive Health law critic in the Supreme Court

#RHLaw: Next question for the justices

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Will the SC extend the SQAO? The justices will meet again on Tuesday July 16 or a day before the SQAO lapses

ORAL ARGUMENTS: Critics begin presenting arguments that RH law is unconstitutional. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Vitug Vlogs: Do a Kabang

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Dog hero Kabang made headlines after the dog saved 2 children Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug says Kabang’s actions redefine dog vocabulary

Vitug Vlogs: Proud to be Filipino

Jun 07, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug says the Philippines’ move to bring the maritime dispute with China to a UN court gets international interest

VitugVlogs: MVP vs Pnoy on China

Feb 01, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug talks about the opposing positions of President Aquino and businessman Manny Pangilinan over China

Journalists, politicos fight corruption before elections

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:11 PM

As many as 90 of journalists may engage in mild forms of corruption during elections

Haven't bought gifts? Give your loved ones Pinoy books

Dec 23, 2012 - 1:29 PM

Shopping for Christmas gifts at the super duper last minute? Filipino written books may just be what you are looking for

PINOY AUTHORS TO THE RESCUE. Not enough time to get quality Christmas gifts for your loved ones? Head to the Filipiniana section of your favorite bookstore. Photo by Jerald Uy

'Freedom flame' for LP members, singer, journalist

Dec 05, 2012 - 9:46 AM

A German foundation awards 11 individuals politicians cabinet members a journalist and a performer for their roles in allowing Filipinos to better experience freedom

FREEDOM FLAME AWARDEES. Sec. Teresita Deles and Sen. Franklin Drilon were among the awardees of the Freedom Flame. Photo by Adrian Portugal.

Journalism, criticism, and debate

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The struggle for journalism is for its practitioners to want to struggle to be journalists every day

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Better than fiction: Why reality makes a good story

Nov 24, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Three master storytellers tell us why

FICTION OR NON-FICTION: IT'S YOUR CHOICE. All kinds of locally-published books on sale at Read Lit District. All photos by Pia Ranada

Plagiarism is a big deal

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:32 AM

It violates core values of honesty and integrity Will the Senate keep faith with these values or follow the Supreme Court and clear Sen Vicente Sotto III?

Vitug Vlogs: Fraud

Nov 10, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug says companies consider fraud a global risk and the fight against it begins at the top Here s her video blog

#TalkThursday with Amb. Cuisia: U.S. elections and its impact on Asia

Nov 08, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Rappler talks to PH Ambassador Jose Cuisia in this edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday

Wrongly convicted

Oct 20, 2012 - 2:55 PM

Give Up Tomorrow is an extraordinarily powerful reminder of what can go wrong with our criminal justice system

Justice Velasco should inhibit from cybercrime case - media groups

Oct 16, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Media groups say that even if Velasco had withdrawn the cases against Vitug the fact that he filed them indicated that he sees nothing inherently wrong about libel

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Vitug Vlogs: It’s a family affair

Oct 08, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug talks about the family as an enduring institution even in politics