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LIVE: House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jul 10, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Watch the House session live on Friday, July 10, at 1 pm

'Laban lang': How an ABS-CBN teleserye writer is coping with the network shutdown

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Chino Nicanor, a writer for the drama 'A Soldier's Heart,' is just one of the thousands of employees affected by the shutdown of the media giant

Facebook now investigating dummy Filipino accounts

Jun 07, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Facebook urges users to 'continue reporting any accounts they believe may be inauthentic,' as alarm grows in the Philippines

Police take down post red-tagging youth journalist

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 PM

But Youth Act Now Against Tyranny Baguio says the takedown is 'too late'

[OPINION] ABS-CBN and the power of 'non-essentials'

May 19, 2020 - 3:41 PM

'Feeding the imagination is just as important as giving people bread'

WATCH: Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

May 19, 2020 - 8:43 AM

Watch the Senate session live on Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise

Feb 24, 2020 - 9:59 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

ABS-CBN case: Testing the limits of corporate structuring practices

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Calida says the government was 'hoodwinked' by ABS-CBN when it used the franchises of companies it later came to own

QUO WARRANTO. ABS-CBN Corporation faces a quo warranto petition over its corporate structuring and use of other companies' franchises. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[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

Locsin slammed for blasting expletives at Inquirer reporter online

Nov 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Daily Inquirer says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr's tweet to its reporter is 'profane and insulting'

ASEAN SUMMIT. In this photo, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen with (R-L) Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Penia, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, Finance Carlos Dominguez III, among others. Malacañang photo

Citing lack of evidence, Ressa asks Manila court to dismiss cyber libel case

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends to her arraignment on Tuesday, April 16, 2018, at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46. Ressa and her co-accused, former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr, pleaded not guilty to one count of cyber libel before Judge Montesa. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] YouTube: The new battleground against disinformation

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM

YouTube is the new battleground in the fight against disinformation

'It happens': PNP downplays wrong arrest of Davao journalist

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:07 PM

‘Kung minsan nagkakamali yung nagtuturo especially the complainant,’ says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde after cops mistook 61-year-old Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle for a wanted criminal

WRONG ARREST. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says informants and complainants make mistakes in identifying suspects. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINYON] Kung saan na naghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sa taong ito, 2018, higit kailanman, naging lubhang kritikal ang ginampanan ng social media para sa daily dose ng impormasyon (at disimpormasyon) ng marami sa atin

Why Winnie the Pooh is popping up on your social media feeds

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Users change their profile pictures on social media to the adorable yellow bear ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines

NOT IN CHINA. The beloved Hundred Acre Wood character isn't so welcome in China. Screengrab from Facebook/WinniethePooh

[OPINYON] Malayo sa bituka

Sep 09, 2018 - 3:00 PM

May parang kung anong manipulasyon para makalimutan natin ang napipinto nating pagkagutom

Inquirer news site's Pepsi Paloma articles now inaccessible

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:18 PM

(5th UPDATE) 'The rape of Pepsi Paloma' and 'Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?' written by United States-based columnist Rodel Rodis are no longer available on Inquirer.net

PEPSI PALOMA. Senator Tito Sotto has asked the Inquirer.net to delete articles on Pepsi Paloma written by US-based contributor Rodel Rodis. Photo of Rodel Rodis from his Facebook page. Photo of Tito Sotto by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippine media under attack: Press freedom after 2 years of Duterte

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure

PH lawmakers seek to ban reporters who 'besmirch' them

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The draft rules also require reporters who do not have special accreditation to cover the House of Representatives to secure temporary passes two days before their planned visit

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minority leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Philippines down 6 spots in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'The dynamism of the media [in the Philippines] has also been checked by the emergence of a leader who wants to show he is all powerful,' says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders

HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Philippines Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

Philippines 'deadliest country' in Asia for journalists in 2017 – media watchdog

Dec 19, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Reporters Without Borders identified 4 Filipino journalists killed in line with their work in 2017, adding that President Rodrigo Duterte's 'cryptic but alarming comment' against journalists in May 2016 proved to be more than just talk

Netizens ask LTFRB: How can we beat traffic without Angkas?

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Angkas has been widely used by its passengers as an alternative to the inefficient public transport in Metro Manila and to slip through the city's horrible traffic

[Newspoint] A sea change for news

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Today, fake news swamps us. How to deal with it?

Lies about foreign ownership a form of harassment - Rappler

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:56 AM

We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual

[Newspoint] Allocating press freedom

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency

Amid harassment, Rappler vows to #InspireCourage

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Rappler is not alone in this challenging environment. Other journalists and media companies have been subjected to covert and overt forms of harassment.

TV5 dismisses 98 employees; MVP says it's the last batch

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:02 PM

The TV5 Employees Union says management has given conflicting reasons for the dismissal Manuel Pangilinan says whole new content strategy to make station debt free by 2019

NUJP to Palace: Investigate social media attacks vs journalists

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED The journalists union condemns personal threats online against Gretchen Malalad and Jamela Alindogan over their reports on President Duterte s anti drug war

Change has come!

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment

Watch, comment, vote, share: Weigh in on the Cebu debate

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Here s how you can join the online conversation and make your voice heard during the second presidential debate in Cebu on Sunday March 20

WEIGHING IN. Participate in Rappler's comprehensive coverage of the second presidential debate on March 20, 2016 by joining our online poll and sharing your thoughts on social media. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Chiz Escudero to file bill on 12-hour workday for TV, movie workers

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The vice presidential candidate seeks to fill the gap in the Labor Code that doesn t provide normal hours of work for these employees

12-HOUR WORK DAYS. Vice presidential candidate Francis 'Chiz' Escudero says he will file a bill that will ensure a 12-hour workday for media employees

Directors, actors speak out vs long movie, TV working hours

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:37 PM

2nd UPDATE Industry members voice out their thoughts on the media working hours following the deaths of directors Francis Pasion and Wenn Deramas

WORK HOURS. Members of the media industry speak up about working hours following the death of directors Wenn Deramas and Francis Pasion

Cagayan de Oro media: We'll cover presidential debate while in protest

Feb 20, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED The Cagayan de Oro Press Club maintains government should make sure the national event is equally covered by mass media free from any monopoly CenterLaw meanwhile supports the suit against the Comelec chair

ISIS recognizes Philippine-based extremist groups

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:14 PM

The release of the video could presage the announcement of a wilayat in the region soon

PH targets P13B counterfeit goods to seize in 2015

Jul 07, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Philippine authorities will try to match 2014’s catch of more than P12B worth of illegal products and continue their information campaign about piracy

FAKE GOODS. The Philippines has seized about P775 million worth of counterfeit goods in the first half of 2015. Photo from Shutterstock / Ian Law

PODCAST: Romancing the media during elections

Jul 06, 2015 - 11:00 AM

What does it take to give a candidate much coveted airtime?

Philippine print media erroneously kill Mary Jane

May 01, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Death comes early for Filipina worker on death row Mary Jane Veloso after Philippine newspapers kill her on their headlines ahead of Indonesia announcing a stay of her execution

Drug syndicates use social media for recruitment

May 01, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship

MSAP 2015: A lesson on confluence

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:12 AM

What does the future of media look like for practitioners and consumers? Read on as we take you through the MSAP 2015 Media Congress

Sotto: Protect broadcast, online news sources

Feb 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Senator Tito Sotto s bill includes broadcast and online journalists in the list of media practitioners who cannot be compelled to reveal their news sources

SOTTO III LAW. Senator Vicente Sotto III proposes a bill amending his grandfather's law to allow broadcast and online journalists to keep their news sources confidential. File photo by Ramon Lopez/Senate PRIB

The problem with how media covered Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The important questions were never asked The contradictions were not questioned If anything the opportunity to know the Pope better was lost

Use Facebook to correct China's 'fairy tale,' Filipinos urged

Jul 11, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Facebook is a very effective tool for mobilizing and exchanging information says Rafael Alunan of the West Philippines Sea Coalition

ONLINE BATTLE: Former Secretary Rafael Alunan mobilizes Filipinos online. Rappler photo

The love story of GMA-7, Pangilinan and Ang

Jun 25, 2014 - 2:49 PM

The GMA 7 Ramon Ang partnership sounds like an arranged marriage between one party that has run out of options and another that has yet to make its media telecom strategy take root

Anderson Cooper: An honor to report on PH

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:28 AM

The Filipinos strength is just extraordinary Anderson Cooper tells David Letterman but it was upsetting [they did] not have any assistance

Cooper responds to Korina, PNoy; praises Filipino strength

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Anderson Cooper says Ms Sanchez is welcome to go there and I would urge her to go there

PH Navy's newest ship blogs, tweets journey

Jul 09, 2013 - 4:17 PM

The BRP Alcaraz is journeying from San Diego California to the Philippines and is turning to a live blog Twitter and Facebook to share details about its trip

SOCIAL SHIP. The BRP Alcaraz has its own Twitter and Facebook account to allow netizens to follow its journey from San Diego to the Philippines. Photo from BRP Alcaraz's Facebook page

Moving from print to cyberspace

Jun 19, 2013 - 6:47 AM

This is a story of culture shock and the realization that the next generation is taking over