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[EDITORIAL] General Sinas, Pangulong Duterte, huwag n'yo kaming kutyain

May 25, 2020 - 12:20 PM

Ginoong Presidente, malinaw na hindi mo naiintindihan ang konsepto ng command responsibility, tulad ng maraming bagay na may kinalaman sa dangal

[ANALYSIS] Why make the poor pay for the coronavirus response?

May 25, 2020 - 10:56 AM

'It’s all a bizarre repeat of TRAIN where the poor are made to pay more so the rich can pay less. This time around, amid the COVID-19 crisis, the rich will benefit from the biggest corporate tax break in Philippine history.'

As donor fatigue hits volunteers amid prolonged lockdown, they keep going

May 24, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Where government falls short of providing aid to the poor and vulnerable, private donors step in

Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined

May 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Is this truly the worst time to be single?

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ysanygo

May 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM

These talented siblings are taking over this lockdown jam

FALSE: ABS-CBN 'jacked up the number of its employees'

May 24, 2020 - 4:29 PM

The 11,017 figure that ABS-CBN mentioned includes employees of their broadcast business and other subsidiaries as of December 2019

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Paolo Mallari

May 23, 2020 - 7:29 PM

The singer-songwriter is bringing his music to the virtual Live Jam stage

[OPINION] A crossroads for Meralco

May 23, 2020 - 6:51 PM

'As a private company, Meralco is accountable to its customers, who pay expecting reliable service. But that unfortunately has not been the case.'

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: ABS-CBN and the 3 tangled branches of government

May 23, 2020 - 5:46 PM

We talk to President Rodrigo Duterte's former government corporate counsel, Rudolf Jurado, who says the 10% public service ad clause violates the constitutional guarantee to just compensation

[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: What does it take to become a UAAP parent?

May 23, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Host Naveen Ganglani catches up with Bert Gomez de Liaño, who pulls the curtain on what it takes to be a parent to UP basketball stars Juan and Javi

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sex under lockdown

May 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Whatever stage you are in this pandemic-prompted sexual journey, we’re refreshing the safe sex playbook with coronavirus updates to keep the lockdown sex hot – and safe

[OPINION] Balik Marawi, bago balik probinsiya

May 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM

What alarms residents is the threat of competition from the administration's current pet project called Balik-Probinsiya

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Dangerous distraction

May 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you think the coronavirus is the enemy, think again

Hospitals in the Philippines: Where they are – and aren’t

May 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM

There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence

HOSPITAL DESERTS. In Metro Manila, the average city center is 660 meters away from a hospital, and the top 10 most populated provinces (2015) average 6.36km. For all other municipalities, the nearest hospital is 13km away on average.

As businesses reopen, workers remain anxious over virus risks

May 23, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The risks are aggravated by how workers may lose their jobs if they fail to report to work

REOPENING. Mall goers observe physical distancing while queuing at a mall at North Edsa in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Testing and lockdowns in Manila with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna

May 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Rappler’s Rambo Talabong talks to Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, a doctor herself, to discuss the city's plans in dealing with the pandemic

Neck pain? You may want to set up your laptop for long-term work-from-home

May 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM

You need good ergonomics to make sure you avoid discomfort

PH COVID-19 task force proposes new zoning scheme by June | Evening wRap

May 22, 2020 - 10:39 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

LIST: Dim sum, dumplings delivery options in Metro Manila

May 22, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Want sum dim sum? For frozen or ready-to-eat dumplings, xiao long bao, siomai, wontons, and more, check these shops out

After birthday backlash, Sinas tells Muslims to keep distance on Eid’l Fitr

May 22, 2020 - 7:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'Wala pa rin pagtitipon kasi 'yun 'yung policy,' says Major General Debold Sinas, who violated the policy himself on his birthday

POINTERS. NCRPO Chief PBGen Debold Sinas answers questions during the press briefing of the Traslacion 2020 at the Pope Benedict building of the Quiapo Church in Manila on January 6, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Get ready with actor and director, Nelsito Gomez

May 22, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Nelsito sets the tone of a creative workday with a good pair of earphones and a decent mic

Rappler Talk: Mahar Lagmay on dealing with typhoons amid COVID-19 pandemic

May 22, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The disaster response expert talks about how government should prepare for typhoon season amid coronavirus lockdowns

Duque takes back coronavirus ‘second wave’ statement | Evening wRap

May 21, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Rambo Talabong

[PODCAST] Ang mga problemang dulot ng warrantless arrests

May 21, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bakit tila ang due process ay para sa mga kakampi lamang ng Duterte administration?

Child sex abuse material now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter

May 21, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

FALSE: Brown sugar cures coronavirus

May 21, 2020 - 5:00 PM

There is still no official cure for COVID-19 as of May 21

FALSE: FBI arrests Bill Gates for creating coronavirus

May 21, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The photo of Bill Gates in the article is manipulated using a 2014 image of American mobster Vincent Asaro

[ANALYSIS] Is the PH ‘healing as one’ from the pandemic? Far from it

May 21, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Unless the Duterte government gets its act together, some groups will inevitably end up healing more than others

FALSE: Coronavirus sticks faster on men with shaved heads

May 21, 2020 - 11:24 AM

The claim used an edited screenshot of a 24 Oras news report in March 2020

To cross coronavirus border, prostituted women abused by cops first

May 21, 2020 - 10:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic unmasks yet again the abusive relationship between the police and prostituted women. Local governments have not been of much help.

[OPINYON] Namimigay ng bigas, aso, smartphones, pera...

May 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Para-paraan ang mga gustong dumami ang followers, tapos ay ibebenta sa kung sinong herodes na malamang ay pulitikong mangangailangan ng titingin sa kaniyang recycled na plataporma at niretokeng pagmumukha

FALSE: Archbishop Villegas says it would be better if Duterte resigned

May 21, 2020 - 8:51 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas did not say this quote. An earlier source of this quote was a site that published fake reports.

Police raid illegal Chinese coronavirus hospital in Clark | Evening wRap

May 20, 2020 - 11:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale

May 20, 2020 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: Fat is not a bad word

May 20, 2020 - 8:00 PM

For many, to be fat means to be unattractive, undesirable, unhealthy, and lazy. But some people want to turn that around.

[PODCAST] ‘Yung Totoo?: Fact checking ABS-CBN shutdown claims

May 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM

From July 2019 to May 2020, Rappler has debunked at least 13 false posts about the issue

WATCH: 10 steps to shoot video like a pro

May 20, 2020 - 4:50 PM

You don’t need professional gear to look professional on video

Unexpected music at Duterte's coronavirus briefing surprises viewers

May 20, 2020 - 3:07 PM

The President loves songs that depict him as heroic and elevate him to the role of savior but the drama of the post-briefing music is not lost on netizens

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 19, 2020. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[ANALYSIS] Have we flattened the curve?

May 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Forecasts are not evidence. They must be held against the unfolding reality. What does the preliminary evidence show?

FALSE: Vico Sotto quote on criticizing mayors, barangay captains

May 20, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The Pasig City government's official feedback page on Facebook says the quote is 'fake news'

Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Nesthy Petecio?

May 20, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Rappler catches up with Nesthy Petecio as the world boxing champion tries to stay focused on her Olympic goals amid the tough times

Be your own barista: 3 refreshing coffee concoctions for a hot day

May 20, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Add a twist to your usual coffee brew with these recipes

All photos by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Harry Roque scolds reporter – the wrong one – during live briefing

May 20, 2020 - 12:25 AM

In the end, the question is left unanswered: why can't government do widespread mass testing for the novel coronavirus?

BACK AGAIN. President Rodrigo Duterte re-appoints lawyer Harry Roque as presidential spokesperson. Malacañang file photo

House will no longer tackle ABS-CBN interim franchise bill | Evening wRap

May 19, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Stranded because of lockdown? Here’s what you need to know

May 19, 2020 - 8:38 PM

(UPDATED) The challenge for the government is to prevent people from bringing the coronavirus back home

HOMEBOUND. Stranded students from Mindanao Universities arrive in Davao City. Photo from City Govt Davao Facebook page

Double whammy: BPO employees get exposed to COVID-19, lose income

May 19, 2020 - 7:33 PM

BPO workers who get exposed to the virus while on the job have to quarantine themselves without regular pay

Photo from Shutterstock

FALSE: Backriding in motorcycles now allowed

May 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Backriding in motorcycles is still not allowed in all areas in the Philippines under any form of quarantine

Get ready with Saddle Row instructor and theater actor, Topper Fabregas

May 19, 2020 - 5:18 PM

This ride and row instructor gets ready for his day in less than 5 minutes

Be your own barista: 3 creamy, comforting coffee drinks you can make at home

May 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Up your coffee skills with these recipes you can make with ingredients right from your pantry

All photos by Iya Forbes/Rappler