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Halfway through: Duterte's midterm, in charts

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

From the economy to the country's standing in the world, here's how President Duterte and his administration fared in many areas in his first 3 years in office

[OPINION] Duterte's best and worst

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well

When we have to ask what value art gives, we should all die a little

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Whether you are creating the art or beholding it, art changes you – by rejoicing, awakening, rethinking, or healing

[OPINION] The ‘cinemafication’ of Duterte’s State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM

These attempts at ‘picture perfection’ replaces the President’s address. Our country’s woes cannot be cured by a manicured picture, image, and video with fancy camera works.

[OPINION] Projecting military power: Japan’s carrier fleet reborn

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that China is more powerful than those arrayed against it

Oil is well: The beginner's guide to essential oils

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:30 PM

On the way to becoming a self-confessed oilbularyo? Here all the essentials you need!

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Duterte’s word replaces the Constitution

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How did we manage to descend so low?

Rappler Talk Sports: Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Rappler talks to some stellar homegrown wrestlers: PWR champion Quatro, PHX winner Chino Guinto, and All Out War titlist Martivo

Manny Pacquiao in better shape for fight with Thurman | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

[ANALYSIS] The global fight for media freedom: Why it matters

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:46 PM

It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.

FALSE: ABS-CBN is 'confirmed' to close down

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:34 AM

ABS-CBN's existing franchise, approved in March 1995, expires on March 30, 2020 yet. A franchise bill has to be refiled when the 18th Congress opens on July 22, 2019.

Drug war deaths top 5,500 – Duterte gov’t | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Lian Buan

FALSE: Karen Davila ‘speechless’ after Pacquiao questions her earnings

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The transcript claiming that after being 'insulted in public' for not having a college degree, Pacquiao asked how much Davila has earned is not real

PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Superhero worship

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Listen to part 2 of our podcast with 'Darna' director Jerrold Tarog on heroes in Philippine media

PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Heroes of history

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We talk national heroes with 'Heneral Luna' director Jerrold Tarog

EXPLAINER: Never bastos? Duterte's top sexist moments

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Rappler compiles President Rodrigo Duterte's top sexist moments in this video explainer

Snack that: 5 treats you can munch on that’s not a bag of potato chips

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Can't stop snacking? Trade your fries for something with a bit more nutrition.

SNACK ATTACK. Try Coconut chips, Kale chips, and Chia cookies for your next mid-afternoon munch. Photos from Instagram.com/radicalorganicsph, Instagram.com/takerootph, and Instagram.com/honestjunk

[ANALYSIS] The poor quality of economic growth under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:44 PM

It's been a jobless, ruthless, voiceless, rootless, and futureless growth

[OPINYON] Vico at Isko: Governance in the age of social media

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Inihanda ng mga tinalo nilang pulitiko ang botante para sa mga gaya nina Isko Moreno at Vico Sotto – nililinis, inaayos ang mga lugar na pinagpasasaan ng kanilang kapangyarihan

MISLEADING: Compared to Aquino, Duterte had a better approach to China

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

At least half of the claimed results of the approach to China are either misleading or outright false

FALSE: Temperature in Dubai reaches '63 degrees Celsius'

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The official highest recorded temperature, according to World Meteorological Organization, is only 56.7 degrees Celsius

Pulse Asia: Leni, Sotto more trusted by Filipinos | Evening wRap

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito de la Vega

Rappler investigative story on drug war finalist in 2019 Global Shining Light Awards

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Rappler's 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the Confederate Sentinels Group, a group of force multipliers they had also accused of murder

Rappler Talk: Senator Risa Hontiveros on challenges facing 'Bawal Ang Bastos' Law

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The law has been passed. The next challenge: implementation

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

Duterte was ‘never bastos’ – Panelo | Evening wRap

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

[OPINION] What Duterte has achieved in 3 years

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The change – pagbabago – that he promised remains illusory

PH gov’t won’t provide drug war docs to UNHRC | Evening wRap

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

A brief history (and a look into the future) of fitness technology

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The health and fitness technologies of the future may become even more personalized in assessing our bodies and daily habits

Rappler Talk: Ex-Coast Guard chief Carlos Agustin on West PH Sea

Jul 15, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Former Philippine Coast Guard commandant Carlos Agustin talks about the Recto Bank incident and the situation in the West Philippine Sea

How fitness trackers help motivate us to keep in shape

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Activity tracking devices can be really helpful motivational tools that may eventually lead to long-term lifestyle changes

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Corruption Red Flags: Excesses in government spending

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 2 tackles excesses in spending, travels and ghosts of the pork scam.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The good mayors need us

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power

Corruption Red Flags: Fake transactions, doubtful accounts in government spending

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Rappler conducts an analysis of 323 audit reports of government agencies to find irregularities and flagged spendings. Part 1 is all about the fake and the doubtful.

Prankster sends 25 boxes of pizza to Cebu City mayor's office

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:00 PM

While the mayor’s secretary forgot how much they paid, Labella's staff say they pooled their money to pay the order instead of rejecting it

ATHLETE'S CORNER: New goal in sight for Jarvey Gayoso

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Boasting a string of accolades, the young Philippine football star vies for glory this time in the 2019 SEA Games

Rappler Screenshot

EXPLAINER: The Philippines’ next House Speaker

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:58 PM

Will Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano get the support of a House that isn't too fond of him? Will Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco get to serve for 21 months, as promised him?

[OPINION] Iceland 1, China 0: The diplomatic significance of the U.N. Human Rights Council vote on the Philippines

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The UNHRC vote was the first great test of Duterte’s diplomatic investment in China, and it proved disastrous: China simply could not deliver the votes

MISLEADING: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant 'wasted by Cory Aquino'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Nostalgia à la Jesse McCartney

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:59 AM

What's it like when a 2000s teen icon grows up?

JESSE MCCARTNEY. The singer performs his song 'Wasted' on Rappler Live Jam. Rappler screenshot

Cayetano reaches out to PDP-Laban, asks to ‘join forces’ | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Marguerite de Leon

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Jesse McCartney

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The early-2000s icon is performing on Live Jam ahead of his Manila debut on July 13

Despite Duterte, Gem-Ver fishermen buckle down to work

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The fishermen come home but government disowns their narrative about what happened at Recto Bank and gives away bare boats. They prepare to sail again in dangerous waters.

Outgoing Cebu City top cop Garma takes one last jab at Osmeña

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Stripping her office bare isn't one of the things police colonel Royina Garma will do before stepping down as Cebu City police director

LEAVING OFFICE. Police colonel Royina Garma says she's not taking anything from the Cebu City Police Office before stepping down. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Mark Thompson on Duterte's 'violent populism'

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:59 PM

On Friday, July 12, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Mark Thompson, an expert on Southeast Asian politics, to discuss the past 3 years of the Duterte presidency and the continuing support of Filipinos for the President

[ANALYSIS] Philippine defense spending in 2018: What data tells us

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippines has to be smart about improving its security beyond defense budgets and military acquisitions and allocations

FALSE: 2 Ateneo, FEU graduates are 'raped by 5 men'

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The women whose graduation photos are used are not the subjects of the news report embedded in the blog post. They also deny being raped.

Rappler Talk: Robert Swift on the legal hunt for money Martial Law victims deserve

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Are there Marcos assets left to be discovered? What challenges did the human rights lawyer face in seeking compensation for the victims? Watch the interview on Friday, July 12, at 11 am

MISLEADING: Paolo Duterte 'reveals' ouster plot vs President Duterte

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Paolo Duterte has indeed posted a list containing names involved in an alleged ouster plot against the President but Defense Secretary Lorenzana has since dismissed it as 'fake news'