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[OPINION] U.S. Independence Day: Foundational freedoms for the future

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'Friends help each other in times of need, or as I’ve heard here, the weight becomes lighter when we help each other – Ang mabigat ay gumagaan, kapag nagtutulungan'

'We will not be silenced': Campus press denounce signing of anti-terror law

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Despite the threats that the new law poses to free speech, campus publications pledged they will not cower in fear but continue to stand firm in upholding their rights

Opposition lawmakers: Resist anti-terror law – the 'death warrant to human rights'

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'We will show them that in the face of repression, an awakened people will resist and fight back' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

Thousands of brave the rain to protest the anti terrorism bill during the Grand Mañanita Independence Day rally inside the University of the Philippine campus in Diliman, QC on June 12, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Filipinos abroad with coronavirus now at 8,627

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:33 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says no new deaths are recorded

HALT. In this file photo taken on May 1, 2020 an aircraft grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic is pictured at Manchester Airport in Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Gov't to allow religious gatherings at 10% capacity in GCQ areas

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Services besides haircuts will be allowed in salons and barber shops, too, pending official guidelines

CLEANSING. A Worker disinfectS pews at a Catholic church in Quezon City on May 19, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Country before anger': Duterte tries to calm down soldiers after Jolo shooting

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Promising justice for the slain officers, President Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers not to lose sight of the 'real enemy' – communists and terrorists

Kalinga town 'welcomes home' hero who was among soldiers slain in Sulu

Jul 03, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Major Marvin Indammog, the commanding officer of the Army soldiers killed by policemen in Jolo, Sulu, is honored as a 'full-blooded Igorot warrior'

Hundreds of relatives and neighbors of Major Marvin Indammog welcomed their slain hero before noon this Friday. Photo courtesy of Tabuk PIO

'Dear Duterte, may paki ka ba sa amin?': Celebrities, artists react to anti-terror law

Jul 03, 2020 - 8:27 PM

IV of Spades' Zild Benitez and Blaster Silonga, actress Gabbi Garcia, and director Antoinette Jadaone are among the first in the entertainment industry to speak up against the newly-signed anti-terror law

‘The demise of democracy’: Filipinos denounce signing of anti-terror law

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Many Filipinos on social media express their distress over the new law, which lawyers and human rights advocates fear the government can use to silence critics

PH issues rare warning of 'severest response' vs China drills

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:35 PM

In a rare video message, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr delivers the threat himself: 'Should the exercises spill over to Philippine territory...it will be met with the severest response, diplomatic and whatever else is appropriate'

WARNING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr at the Department of Foreign Affairs. File photo courtesy of DFA

'Stealth declaration of martial law': Rights groups slam Duterte, anti-terror law

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Human rights groups say the anti-terror law further deteriorates Philippine democracy

Protesters assemble at the University Avenue in UP Diliman on June 12, 2020, for the Grand Mañanita Independence Day protest. Different groups converge in costumes, carrying placrds calling for the junking of the anti terror bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cebu City lockdown: Local journalist questioned by ‘imported’ cops

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:12 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Journalists are among workers allowed to go out and perform their duty as long as they present their press IDs

LOCKDOWN. Cebu City police enforce checkpoint in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Duterte signs 'dangerous' anti-terror bill into law

Jul 03, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Critics say the new law gives the Duterte government more room to define terrorism and more power to act against persons or groups it includes in that definition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on June 4, 2020. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH coronavirus cases breach 40,000 with record 1,531 new patients

Jul 03, 2020 - 5:36 PM

The Department of Health also reports a record 400 recoveries in a single day, as total confirmed cases reach 40,336, and the death toll rises to 1,280

SAFETY MEASURES. Jeepney drivers and operators place dividers and other physical distancing measures on their passenger jeepneys at a terminal in Bacoor, Cavite on Monday, June 29, despite the uncertainty of them returning to operation as presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that only "roadworthy" passenger jeepneys will be allowed. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bicol IATF seeks 1-month suspension of return of stranded residents

Jul 03, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Bicol's coronavirus task force says some local governments expressed concern that their isolation facilities are nearing full capacity

BICOL-BOUND. Over 100 locally stranded individuals board a train at the PNR Tutuban station in Manila bound for their respective provinces in the Bicol region on June 25, 2020. They are beneficiaries of the government's Hatid Tulong program. Photo by BEn Nabong/Rappler

PBA on 'right track' after getting thumbs up to practice again

Jul 03, 2020 - 5:21 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says he will meet first with coaches, managers, and the board of governors before players start practicing

HOPE. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says the government allowing players to resume practice is a 'big thing' for the league. Photo from PBA Images


Basketball, football get green light for training resumption

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:07 PM

The IATF approves appeals from the PBA and the PFF to allow their teams and clubs to practice again

HARDCOURT RETURN. The PBA took a big step towards a potential season resumption after getting the approval from the government allowing its players to return to practice. Photo from PBA Images


SC urged: Compel Duterte gov’t to conduct ‘mass testing’

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Petitioners led by former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo also ask the High Court to compel the government to ramp up contact tracing efforts and release timely, accurate, and complete information on the pandemic

RIGHT TO HEALTH. Petitioners file a petition for mandamus asking the Supreme Court to compel the government to do free mass testing. Sourced photo RIGHT TO HEALTH. Petitioners file a petition for mandamus asking the Supreme Court to compel the government to do free mass testing. Sourced photo

PH Coast Guard 'building evidence' vs Hong Kong ship crew

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle

CARGO SHIP. The Hong Kong-flagged M/V Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

[OPINION] Why did priests and religious vote for Duterte?

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'

'Leaderless movement' urges Filipinos to join #VetoTerrorBill email protest

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:35 AM

'We believe that all Filipinos who must stand for democracy against this bill that edges us closer and closer towards tyranny – in any way, shape, or form that is possible in spite of the pandemic,' says the #JunkTerrorBill group

'We can do better': Bangsamoro gov't asks Duterte to veto anti-terrorism bill

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim

CAPTION | COMMITMENT. BARMM chief minister Ahod Ebrahim promises to ensure transition of 40,000 fighters to civilian life. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

[OPINION | Just Saying] Judges should not take offense

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'[Judges] cannot just blame people for making negative outbursts regarding their decisions'

In the comments section of my friend’s online wedding, a celebration

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What does celebrating even mean now that they all happen online?

Illustration by Guia Abogado

17 Lapu-Lapu City hospital workers test positive for coronavirus

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Policemen, who man the checkpoints, are also among the 71 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Lapu-Lapu City in Central Visayas

WATCH: The killing of 4 soldiers in Sulu – what happened before and after

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:11 PM

EXCLUSIVE: CCTV clips obtained by Rappler show Army soldiers taking over the crime scene after their intelligence agents died – while policemen stood by

TAKEOVER. The military conquers the Jolo shooting crime scene that left 4 of their colleagues dead at the hands of police. Rappler screenshot

[PODCAST] Ang hirap at gutom na dinaranas ng mga jeepney driver

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Ano ang ginagawa ng gobyerno para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga jeepney driver sa panahon ng pandemya?

LIST: Groups that offer counseling for sexual harassment victims

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Here are some of the online safe spaces for those who experienced any form of sexual harassment.

108 more Filipinos abroad get coronavirus; total at 8,614

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:30 PM

An additional country in Africa reports cases involving overseas Filipinos

CORONAVIRUS SPREAD. People wait to be screened during a testing drive for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District, South Africa, on June 11, 2020. Photo by Phill Magakoe/AFP

Philippine coronavirus cases rise to 38,805

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:50 PM

The relatively low rise in new cases is due to a 'temporary' change in the Department of Health's reporting system supposedly intended to improve analysis of coronavirus numbers

RAPID TEST. The Quezon City Government puts up COVID-Rapid test booths at City Hall on , July 1, 2020, for its trace-isolate-treat strategy in combating COVID-19. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Army admits lapses: Soldiers rushed to Sulu crime scene to check on their dead

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The Army says the soldiers wanted to check if the victims were still alive and to secure intelligence equipment

BLOOD IN JOLO. Men – soldiers, not police – figure in the crime scene where cops gunned down 4 soldiers in Jolo, Sulu, on June 29, 2020. Screenshot of CCTV footage from Ricardo Visaya's Facebook

PBA to summon Aguilar, Wong over training video

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:28 PM

Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra and Adrian Wong of Rain or Shine appear in the video to be playing with other high-profile players

EXPLANATION. Barangay Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar will give his side of the story to PBA commissioner Willie Marcial after he was caught on video playing in an apparent pickup game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


DSWD vows no more anomalies after LGUs removed from cash aid distribution

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista guarantees that since the DSWD will no longer transfer funds to local government units, local officials can no longer meddle with the cash aid

The Social Amelioration Program Monitoring Team composing of employees from the DSWD Field Office Caraga reviews the Social Amelioration Cards (SAC) of the beneficiaries in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

NBI: 1 Army soldier in Jolo deaths suffered 8 gunshot wounds

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:07 PM

The other 2 suffered 3 gunshot wounds. The 4th soldier, a Muslim, was not autopsied as he had to be buried right away.

CRIME SCENE. The crime scene in Jolo, Sulu, after police shot dead 4 Army soldiers on June 29, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Army

Learning from Lastimosa: Why Jolas let his game do the talking

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

'A lot of pros lose sight of why they play the game. Oftentimes, the business side of the game will run over your purpose and desire,' says PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa

ACES AMONG ACES. Jojo Lastimosa proved to be the leader of the Alaska dynasty in the 1990s.

'Not leisure,' says Roque about swim with dolphins at Ocean Adventure

Jul 02, 2020 - 3:03 PM

As head of the Strategic Communications Task Group of the National Task Force COVID-19, Harry Roque is responsible for ensuring that Filipinos understand quarantine restrictions and other health policies designed to fight the pandemic

Photo from Daily Guardian and Ocean Adventure Facebook pages

No trace of 14 fishing boat crew 5 days since collision with HK ship

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard

BULK CARRIER. Philippine Coast Guard personnel inspect the bow of the Hong Kong-flagged ship Vienna Wood. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

Expired Bayanihan Law stalls compensation for coronavirus-hit health workers

Jul 02, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says the Department of Health is in talks with other agencies for possible alternative funding sources

HIGH RISK. Manila health workers sanitize and take off their personal protective equipment after they conduct community testing for COVID-19 at San Andres, Manila on May 1, 2020. File photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jul 02, 2020 - 1:46 PM

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CHED allows medical schools to admit students who have not taken NMAT

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

[OPINION] Harry’s rapture and the pandemic in our political leadership

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:23 PM

'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'

UP Visayas fraternity under fire after leak of lewd messages

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'

Screenshots from Twitter account Manyaks of UPV

Expect increase in poverty as COVID-19 ushers in Duterte's 4th year

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Though survey results for poverty in 2020 aren't in yet, experts say Filipinos will experience an increase in hunger and poverty in the coming months

Cases spike in Northern Mindanao as more returning residents positive for coronavirus

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:44 AM

The Department of Health confirms 17 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao – all locally-stranded individuals and OFWs who have returned to the region

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. DOH Northern Mindanao Director Dr Adriano Suba-an at a press conference of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases on May 26, 2020.  Photo from NorMin COVID 19 Response Task Force Facebook page

Printed materials, online classes 'most preferred' for distance learning – DepEd

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:35 AM

The Department of Education says the opening of classes on August 24 is pushing through, despite criticism regarding the government’s readiness for implementing distance learning

A school teacher and staff at the Mabini Elementary School in Baguio City prepares emergency kits for students of each grade level and disinfects the premises to ensure protection and prevent transmission of the covid-19 virus. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Return to a bleak, not better normal

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:57 AM

'Alas, with the Rappler cases and ABS-CBN shutdown, made emphatic with the passage of a draconian anti-terror law amid still rising COVID-19 cases, the Duterte administration’s bait for investors is laced with poison'

[OPINION] Biting the hand that feeds you: Thoughts of a gov't worker under Duterte

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:28 AM

'Duterte is the Lord Voldemort (he-who-must-not-be-named) of our institution. Nobody dares to discuss him, unless it is about something positive.'

'Culture of fear': Actors' group slams ABS-CBN shutdown, FDCP guidelines

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The newly-formed group Aktor criticizes the government for moves that seemingly want to stop artists from telling the Filipino story

Robredo visits wakes of soldiers slain in Sulu: 'They had such promising futures'

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'All of them are young men who died in the service of the country. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories from their respective families,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PAYING HER RESPECTS. VP Leni Robredo (2nd from left) visits the wake of  one of the soldiers killed by cops in Sulu on July 1, 2020. Photo from Robredo's Facebook page

17 Mandaue City police test positive for coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Mandaue City is still under general community quarantine