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Sunken boat's captain: 'Parang balewala ang pagbangga sa amin'

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:07 PM

'Binangga po kami talaga,' says F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne, who tried to maneuver the Filipino boat away from the speeding Chinese boat's path

'BALEWALA.' Fishing Boat Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne is dismayed by the Duterte administration's statements on their ordeal. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH refuses to summon China envoy over boat sinking

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Bakit, may kasalanan ba ito, kailangan bang magpaliwanag sa atin?' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on the sidelines of the ceremonial turnover of the military assistance gratis from the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on June 28, 2017. Malacañang photo

China omits 'besieging' by PH boats in new statement

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:04 AM

For the first time since the Recto Bank issue erupted, China also sends its sympathies to the 22 Filipino fishermen of the boat sunk by a Chinese ship

CHINA SPOKESMAN. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang takes a question from the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. File photo by AFP

Locsin raises PH boat sinking at U.N., hits sea 'felony'

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'It is a felony to abandon people in distress,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, after President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the issue as a 'maritime incident'

UN SPEECH. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr speaks on June 17, 2019, at the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo courtesy of UN

Duterte dismisses PH boat sinking as 'maritime incident'

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte spares China from criticism in his first statement on the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Malacañang file photo

Loss after boat sinking estimated at P2.2 M

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will forward the computation to President Rodrigo Duterte

DRY DOCKED. Children play beside the FB Gem-Ver in Brgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 16, 2019, after it was pulled out of sea for repairs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH boat sinking 'simple,' blown 'out of proportion' – Piñol

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol echoes the Chinese foreign ministry, which said that it was 'an ordinary maritime traffic incident'

AT HOME. F/B Gem-Ver at the shores of Brgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 15, 2019, after it was salvaged near the Recto Bank (Reed Bank) following its sinking by a Chinese vessel on June 9. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Malacañang refutes PH boat owner: 'We can never be slaves'

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dispels criticism that the Duterte administration is a slave to China

BOAT OWNER. F/B Gem-Ver owner Felix dela Torre speaks to reporters in an interview on June 15, 2019 in Barangay San Roque I, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Daplis lang’: Duterte exec downplays China ship ramming PH boat

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:01 AM

'Kasi sasabihin natin kung talagang babanggain, eh bakit kung sa kwan ba, sabihin natin napakabulok naman nung babangga, daplis lang. Siyempre kung mean to kill, siyempre diretso mo na,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

DAMAGED. The hole left behind by a Chinese ship after ramming F/B Gem-Veri in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of sunken boat backs out of meeting with Duterte

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:06 AM

At the last minute, the captain of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver backs out of a scheduled meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang

NO MORE MEETING. F/B Gem-Ver boat captain Junel Insigne. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo slams PH boat sinking as Duterte stays silent

Jun 16, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'We condemn in the strongest possible terms the irresponsible actions of the Chinese crew involved in the incident,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

SALUTE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony in celebration for the 120th Independence Day in Luneta Park on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. File photo by OVP

WATCH: How a Chinese ship sank a Vietnamese boat in 2014

Jun 16, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Justice Antonio Carpio says China – as it does with Vietnam – might start a new 'gray zone' offensive against Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea

VIETNAMESE BOAT. This picture taken on June 2, 2014, shows the Vietnamese fishing boat 'DNA 90152,' which was reportedly sunk by a Chinese ship, at a shipyard in the central coastal city of Danang. File photo by AFP

Duterte silent on PH boat sinking 'because he is studying'

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't want to take steps based on the wrong information, says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

DUTERTE'S REPRESENTATIVE. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi talks to the fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver during a consultation in Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, on June 16, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Owner of sunken boat: I feel like we’re slaves of China

Jun 15, 2019 - 1:49 PM

'Parang alipin po tayo ng China. Parang wala tayong karapatan sa sarili nating nasasakupan,' says Felix dela Torre, the owner of the fishing boat sunk and abandoned by a Chinese fishing boat in West Philippine Sea

F/B GemVir owner Felix dela Torre in an interview on June 15, 2019 in Brgy. San Roque I, San Jose Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Boat sunk by Chinese ship in West PH Sea now back home

Jun 15, 2019 - 7:02 AM

The boat and its crew have been the focal point of the latest tension between the Philippines and China

DOCKED HOME. Fishing boat Gem-vir off the coast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Crew of sunken Philippine boat now home

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:03 PM

After 17 days at sea, the fishermen of the boat rammed and abandoned by a Chinese ship return to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

HOME, FINALLY. The fishermen of F/B Gim-ver are reunited with their families upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of abandoned PH boat: I'm sure Chinese ship sank us

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Fishing boat Gem-vir captain Junel Insigne says he was able to identify the ship as Chinese based on its lights

CAPTAIN. Junel Insigne aboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: How alleged Chinese ship sank Filipino fishing vessel in West PH Sea

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Rappler recreates the incident via animation

WATCH: Crew of Philippine vessel rammed by Chinese ship on their way home

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:19 AM

After 17 days of sailing and surviving being rammed and abandoned by a Chinese ship, the 22 men of fishing vessel Gem-Ver are on their way home to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

HOME. The fishing community of Barangay Caminawit, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental is the home port of MV Gem-vir. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lorenzana now unsure if Chinese vessel sank Philippine boat

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) This comes after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana condemned a Chinese vessel 'in the strongest terms' for sinking a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea

NOW UNSURE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is now unsure if the vessel that sank a Philippine boat was Chinese. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Owner of PH boat sunk by Chinese ship: 'I only ask for justice'

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'Sana mahinto na ito, mabigyan ng aksiyon, kasi nakakaawa tayo kung ang dayuhan, uulit-ulitin pa rin,' says fishing boat owner Fe dela Torre

RAMMED. FB Gemvir before a Chinese boat collided with it near the Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of Fe dela Torre.

Panelo says possible for PH to cut ties with China over boat sinking

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says an 'outraged' President Rodrigo Duterte draws the line when Chinese acts involve physical harm to Filipinos

PALACE SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo conducts his regular briefing for Palace reporters. Photo from the Facebook page of Salvador Panelo

Locsin on PH boat sinking: 'Fuck the international community'

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'This is our fight and in the end ours alone,' says foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after a Chinese vessel sank a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr appears at a congressional briefing on the passport processing system on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Chinese vessel sinks Philippine boat in West PH Sea 'collision'

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:36 PM

(5th UPDATE) 'We condemn in the strongest terms the cowardly action of the Chinese fishing vessel and its crew for abandoning the Filipino crew. This is not the expected action from a responsible and friendly people,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Who is the Filipino? Why Pride matters

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:12 PM

We talk Pride and the LGBTQ+ community with Juan Miguel Severo

Who is the Filipino? Identity in heritage spaces

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

What does protecting built heritage like Intramuros have to do with being Filipino? We talk to Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido about how the ancient Walled City is keeping up with modern times.

Who is the Filipino? Poetry as opposition

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Why does poetry matter and why is reading so important? We talk to Juan Miguel Severo to answer a short but difficult question: Who is the Filipino?

'By The Numbers' Podcast: 2019 Philippine national budget

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:45 PM

This podcast by Rappler's business section talks about the winners and losers in the 2019 3.662-trillion national budget

PODCAST: Duterte's diagrams and his war vs critical media

May 28, 2019 - 9:35 AM

In this podcast, we explain the unfolding saga of the 'ouster plot' diagrams where President Rodrigo Duterte accuses journalists of trying to unseat him

Podcasters find niche in the Arab world

May 12, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Podcasts are spreading across the Arab region, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon.

PODCASTING. Rana Nawas (R), the producer of the English-language series 'When Women Win', hosts Saudi Arabian comedian and Hatoon Kadi during a podcast recording session in Dubai on April 25, 2019. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

‘By The Numbers’ Podcast: 2019 Philippine elections

May 11, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Rappler kicks off its business section's podcast by breaking down some of the numbers candidates need to focus on

Campaign Convos: Ang bili sa Sugbo sa nasudnong piniliay

May 10, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kada kampanya, balik-balik ra ang mga kandidato sa lalawigan sa Sugbo aron pangulitawhan ang mga Sugbuanon. Ngano kaha? Paminawa ang podcast diri.

#PHVote podcast: Step-by-step guide sa pagboto

May 09, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Huwag magkamali! Tandaan na isang balota lamang ang nakalaan sa bawat botante.

PODCAST: Sino si Bikoy at dapat ba siyang paniwalaan?

May 07, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan ng police reporter na si Rambo Talabong, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang kabuuang paghawak ng mga awtoridad sa kontrobersiyang kalakip ng Bikoy videos

Campaign Convos Podcast: Can Grace Poe keep her lead?

May 07, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Independent candidate Grace Poe has consistently topped senatorial surveys, with just one other reelectionist seen as challenging her front-runner status. Reporter Aika Rey tells us about her 2019 campaign.

#PHVote podcast: Ano-ano ang paraan ng vote-buying?

May 06, 2019 - 5:54 PM

May paraan pa ba para matigil ang talamak na pagbili at pagbebenta ng boto sa Pilipinas?

[OPINION] On the go? Listen to Rappler’s election podcasts

May 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

We try to get you above the noise of the campaigns with episodes that tackle well-chosen topics with our editors, reporters, and researchers

#PHVote podcast: Ano ang papel ng mga titser tuwing eleksiyon?

May 01, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Kaakibat ng papel na ito ang iba't ibang responsibilidad at hinaharap na panganib para mapanatili ang sagradong proseso ng pagboto

What happens to extra ballots after elections?

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Extra ballots can be a coveted resource for election operators who may use this to pad votes in favor of a specific candidate. How to avoid this?

BALLOT PRINTING. At the National Printing Office, Comelec shows one of the ballots that will be used for the 2019 midterm elections on May 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#PHVote podcast: Bakit may mga patay na nasa voters' list pa rin?

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Ano ang dapat gawin kapag ang isang namayapa ay nasa listahan pa rin ng mga botante sa eleksiyon?

Campaign Convos: The problem of the Opposition

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Aside from lack of funds and low ranking in pre-election surveys, the opposition also has to deal with problems rooted in the political and ideological differences of its candidates

#PHVote podcast: Paano ang pagboto sa party list?

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Pag-uusapan nila Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang proseso ng pagboto at bakit importante ang pagkakaroon ng party-list representatives sa Kongreso


PODCAST: Bakit mahalagang mailabas ang tokhang documents?

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Ano ang mga tanong na maaaring masagot ng mga dokumentong ito?

Campaign Convos: Anthony del Rosario on HNP's 2022 plans, locking horns with Alvarez

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:27 PM

In this election podcast, Rappler speaks with Hugpong ng Pagbabago secretary-general and Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario

Campaign Convos Podcast: Skip the gimmicks, we assess senatorial candidates based on platform

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

What if we judged a senatorial candidate purely based on their platform and advocacies? Rappler campaign reporters skip the gimmicks and drama to discuss what senatorial bets are promising.

Covering the courts: Supreme Court Baguio Session

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:30 PM

This series called 'Covering the Courts' aims to bring you closer to the judicial system and to important decisions both of lower courts and the High Court

PODCAST: Nganong kinahanglan nga di dapigan ang Duterte coverage ban sa Rappler?

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Unsa ang kadangtan sa coverage ban sa katibuk-ang sitwasyon sa gawasnong peryodismo sa Pilipinas?

PODCAST: Apay nga kasapulan nga agpetisyon iti Rappler diyay Supreme Court?

Apr 12, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Iti daytoy a podcast, agtugaw diyay maysa nga petitioner, ni Raymon Dullana nga correspondent iti Cagayan, ken Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria tapno mapagtutungtungan dagiti banag a nangiduron kadakuwada nga agpetisyon, no kasano nga naapektaran iti coverage da, ken no anya iti sitwasyon iti press freedom ditoy Pilipinas

PODCAST: Bakit kailangang labanan ang Duterte coverage ban sa Rappler?

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Ano ang implikasyon ng coverage ban sa pangkalahatang sitwasyon ng malayang pamamamahayag sa Pilipinas?

PODCAST: Ang doble-plaka law bilang panakip-butas sa mga patayan

Apr 09, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Sapat bang solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte?