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Barack, Michelle, and Julia Roberts: This week’s outlook

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There’s no breather in the newsroom this week. For one, the Obamas are in the neighborhood!

Doorstep delivery: Order fresh fruits and veggies online through these 5 shops

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your cart has never been easier, thanks to these 5 online gulay shops

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Fighting the PR war

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

It's different now

Follow the money: This week's outlook

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:15 AM

While the road to the SEA Games was paved with good intentions, it’s riddled with holes that are being covered up now by a massive propaganda network

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] The OSG and POGOs

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Does the Office of Solicitor General have the power to give advisory opinions to other government agencies like Pagcor?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Online sexual exploitation of children is a family business

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:29 AM

In 2018, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children. This marked a 1,300% increase from the previous year.

JAILED. A woman charged with online sexual exploitation of children is detained in Camp Crame. Photo by Ana P. Santos

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

Reporting on the SEA Games fiasco

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Only incompetent officials are panicking over the media’s exposés

Too hot to handle

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

How’d it get this hot?

Indonesia arrests dozens of Chinese over online scam

Nov 26, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Indonesian police say they conducted a half dozen raids on Monday evening in the capital Jakarta and Malang city, arresting 85 Chinese nationals and 6 Indonesians

Bacolodnons emphasize community's role in upholding truth on social media

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:17 AM

During #MoveBacolod: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local journalists and student leaders stress how everyone plays a role in countering disinformation and keeping digital spaces safe

DISCUSSION. Journalists and student leaders discuss how everyone has a role to play in countering disinformation and keeping digital spaces safe in today’s times during #MoveBacolod at the Mutien Marie Auditorium A in University of St. La Salle on November 16. Photo from Karl Brian Marqueza/The Spectrum

Twitter lets users 'hide' off-course replies to tweets

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Users are now able to 'hide' tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Twitter logo is seen on a phone in in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP


Malaysia arrests almost 700 Chinese over cyber scam

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:03 PM

With a fairly open visa regime and relatively developed telecommunications infrastructure, Malaysia becomes a hotspot for foreigners looking to set up centers to run online scams

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

Do we need to die to do our jobs well?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I sure hope not

Lawmakers refute ‘misguided’ Calida: Gov’t can tax POGOs

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

'The opinion of the OSG is erroneous, misplaced and misguided. It does not serve the interest of the country. Who will benefit from it?' asks Senator Franklin Drilon

TAXES. Lawmakers argue why the government should continue imposing taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators. File photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

House panel OKs bill slapping 5% franchise tax, 25% income tax on POGOs

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:05 PM

House committee on ways and means chairperson Joey Salceda says imposing additional taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators would raise P45 billion in government revenue

NEW TAXES. The House committee on ways and means moves to impose additional taxes on Philippine offshore gaming operators. File photo by Rappler

A gift from China: adding insult to injury?

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The fishermen of Gem-Ver received an old boat that turned out to be useless

Italian child sex offender arrested in Davao City

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Lorenzo Marchesi 'was believed to be engaging children online to lure and groom them for both online and in-person sexual exploitation,' says the International Justice Mission

ARRESTED. Police handcuff Lorenzo Marchesi at the holding facility of the Bureau of Immigration in Davao City. Photo from International Justice Mission

Rody, Leni, Imee: Reality checks, courtesy of Rappler exclusives

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Infrastructure binge, deathless drug war, and photo-op with UP alumni

Health websites in UK share data with advertisers – Financial Times

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The Financial Times says Google's advertising arm DoubleClick is by far the most common destination for the data, while a health website caught up in the process is the British Heart Foundation

Of taipan deaths and risk-taking

Nov 13, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The burden that must be borne

The impossibility of the drug war: This week's outlook

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:37 AM

At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?

Lazada’s 11.11 sale has shoes that’ll take you where you want to go

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Expect discounts from brands such as Keds, Sperry, Adidas, and Converse

The best beauty deals from your favorite brands this 11.11

Nov 07, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Discounts off best-sellers from Happy Skin, Snoe, L’Oréal, MAC, and more

The Philippines, a killing field

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun

How to shut down a mature adult who's behaving badly? 'Ok boomer'

Nov 07, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Gen YZ's new put-down for the out of touch and close-minded adult over 50

11 mobile phones to check out during Lazada’s 11.11 electronics sale

Nov 06, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Need a new phone? Here’s a list of discounted ones.

Traffic, mobility fears

Nov 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

What to do

Shopee holds its first-ever 11.11 big Christmas TV special

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale with live performances by top homegrown celebrities and the debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle

Why should we alter our course? This week's outlook

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 PM

We wonder how many stories in the high seas are left untold – whether by Philippine Navy troops who would get into confrontations with Chinese ships or Filipino fishermen who are constantly harassed in our own waters

Master of his fate, captain of his soul

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM

A Filipino captain shows courage in the face of China's bullying

How does Duterte intend to solve the water crisis?

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The President seeks ‘extraordinary powers’

Australia proposes face verification for watching online porn

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

A 'Face Verification Service' will require a user to scan their face to prove they are of age before viewing porn or entering a gambling site


Starting all over

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Not easy but always doable

Tip from Australian police leads to arrest of online sex trafficker in Rizal

Oct 29, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The woman offers to livestream the sexual abuse of her own daughter to paying customers

EXPLOITER. Philippine authorities arrest a 45-year-old woman in Taytay, Rizal, for sexually abusing her own daughter while live streaming it to customers online on October 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of IJM

The dead and the living: This week's outlook

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:14 AM

In the Philippines, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death will likely have little operational impact on the recruitment and plans of terrorists, who thrive on our porous backdoor and fertile areas for agitation

SEC shuts down 6 online lending apps found shaming customers

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

(UPDATED) Six companies which shame and threaten customers get a taste of their own medicine, as the Securities and Exchange Commission orders their closure


When a hazing video can serve the public good

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:08 AM

Change starts with confronting the truth

These women are not just wives

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We should report on them as persons with their own accomplishments

Netflix looking at 'consumer-friendly ways' to limit password sharing

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The company is monitoring it but says it doesn't have any big plans yet


Will we have a new VP?

Oct 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here's what you should know

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Things you should know about online businesses

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Do online businesses still need to register their business and pay taxes? How will the ongoing tax reforms affect them? The Philippine Tax Whiz answers these questions.

National Privacy Commission bans 26 online lenders

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:23 PM

These bans are the result of the improper use and processing of personal data by those companies, which are accused of publicly shaming borrowers late on their repayments

DOF backs more taxes for online gambling firms

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez supports the plan of Albay Representative Joey Salceda to slap more taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators and their service providers

China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites – watchdog

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Some 31% of news organizations publishing primarily in English, the most widely-spoken foreign language in China, are blocked, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China says

Student rage

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

If you think the young will back down from the chaos, think again. The world beckons them to act.

Vico Sotto: I'm disappointed every 30 minutes but...

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:09 AM

Plus Justice Carpio's 18 years in the SC and Carlos Yulo's self-awareness

Challenges of local governance we don’t always see

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting