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How Marcos treated dissent: Punishing rumors and summoning reporters

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The late strongman Ferdinand Marcos signed a presidential decree that sought to jail ‘rumor mongers.’ It was repealed by Corazon Aquino.

PRESS FREEDOM. Ferdinand Marcos's clampdown on the free press is documented in Philippine jurisprudence, beginning with the decree he passed penalizing 'rumor-mongering' with imprisonment.

[OPINION | Newspoint] The great sellout

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM

If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation

Herbosa: SEC ruling not final but Malacañang's call to ban Rappler

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:22 PM

'We will not implement [the SEC ruling] until after the final and binding decision of the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court,' says Securities and Exchange Commission chairperson Teresita Herbosa

SEC CHIEF. Securities and Exchange Commission Teresita Herbosa attends a Senate hearing on February 12, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Julie Anne San Jose

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:46 PM

The pop star is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Photo by Patrick Diokno

The Librarians: A Rappler Profile

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Hello! Here's the news you shouldn't miss this Friday!

Duterte on Malacañang ban, Alvarez on Sara Duterte, New charges vs Manafort | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

5 shampoos and conditioners for every hair type

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:24 PM

From flat to frizzy and everything in between, these shampoos and conditioners got you, fam!

HAIR CARE. Which shampoo is best for you? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:28 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also revives his old claim that Rappler is 'CIA-sponsored'

PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio on the state of Philippine basketball

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:51 PM

During his college playing days, Patrimonio says, talagang nagpapakamatay lahat just to win for school, flag and PBA team.

THE CAPTAIN. Four-time PBA MVP, Alvin Patrimonio shares his thoughts with Rappler Sports.

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano on holding the Duterte administration accountable

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:06 PM

On Thursday, February 22, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano about the importance of maintaining check and balance in government

Roque likens Duterte to homeowner who throws out 'rude' guest

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'offended' by Rappler's continued pursuit of the Philippine Navy frigates deal story even after it was supposedly settled at a Senate hearing, Malacañang says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Ray Haynes and Ramon Tulfo Jr. at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler Talk: Can the 17th Congress pass a divorce law?

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines

Everything you need to know about Rappler's Malacañang coverage ban

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Updates, stories on Malacanang's ban against Rappler

Foreign correspondents hit Duterte ban on Rappler

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:16 AM

'FOCAP considers this as a blatant attack on freedom of the press, a right guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution and the United Nations'

DUTERTE BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte himself bans Rappler reporter Pia Ranada from entering Malacañang after his closest aide, Christopher 'Bong' Go, faced a Senate probe prompted by stories by Inquirer and Rappler. Malacañang photo

Rappler reporter now banned from entire Malacañang complex

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Previously, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada was only barred from entering the Palace but could enter the New Executive Building which houses the Press Working Area

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Trillanes calls on Senate to defend De Lima, press freedom, right to life

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte

File photo by Rappler

Rappler denounces PSG chief's threat vs reporter Pia Ranada

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) In response, Dagoy says, 'Me to apologize? In their dreams! Sila ang mag-apologize sa sundalo ko (They should be the one to apologize to my soldier).'

PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Security Group Commander Brigadier General Lope Dagoy at the change of command ceremony at the PSG Compound on March 23, 2017. Malacanang file photo

HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says

Rappler reporter remains in Malacañang Press Corps unless SEC ruling final – MPC

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'While we respect the discretion of Malacañang to set accreditation rules for presidential events, we deplore any arbitrary attempt to bar access and harass reporters performing their duty as an independent monitor of power and guardian of public interest,' says the Malacañang Press Corps

PALACE BRIEFING. Rappler's Pia Ranada (in red) in a post-briefing interview with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. Malacañang file photo

Roque: Rappler reporter barred because 'bwisit sa kanya ang Presidente'

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) But the day before, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said personal dislike is 'not a valid reason' to bar a reporter from covering events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, insists that he has been doing what he can to fulfill his campaign promises. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Medialdea on Rappler, PSG Commander on Ranada, Worldwide Threat Assessment | Midday wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

PSG chief's remark vs Rappler reporter 'uncalled for' – Lorenzana

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Whatever Rappler's offense, the PSG [has] no right to harm Rappler's people [or] threaten them,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

DND secretary Delfin Lorenzana attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible

PSG commander to Rappler reporter: Be thankful Palace guard didn't hurt you

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:53 AM

'Pasalamat kayo hindi kayo sinaktan sa pagbabastos na ginawa 'nyo,' says PSG Commander Brigadier General Lope Dagoy

Medialdea: Duterte just following SEC decision with ban on Rappler

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:15 PM

This is contrary to the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque who, quoting Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea himself, said reporter Pia Ranada can still cover the Palace as long as the Court of Appeals has not ruled against Rappler's petition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, expresses his gratitude to the Chinese government and business community for their contribution to the development of the Philippines. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: DaPulis

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The comedy rock band is coming to Rappler HQ!

Rappler to Malacañang: Don't use power to obstruct

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

We encourage the government to answer these uncomfortable questions and avoid using its immense power to obstruct and harass

Lawmakers hit Duterte ban on Rappler's Pia Ranada

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

This is part of 'a creeping dictatorship,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

BANNED BY DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte bans Rappler reporter Pia Ranada from Malacañang after his closest aide, Bong Go, faced a Senate probe due to a story by Inquirer and Rappler. Malacañang file photo

Rappler no longer accredited for Malacañang coverage – Palace official

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:29 PM

'Unless the CA issues a TRO against the SEC ruling, Rappler's accreditation with the Malacañang Press Corps has accordingly ceased,' Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells reporter Pia Ranada, correcting a statement earlier released by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque J  entertains queries from members of the media. Malacañang file photo 2017

[OPINION] Constitution-making as a revolutionary process

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The process of amending the Constitution or creating a new one will have to be a revolutionary process, one that takes it away from the hands of the elites and professional politicians, and places it in the hands of the people

Duterte himself banned Rappler reporter from Malacañang coverage

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders the head of Malacañang's Internal House Affairs Office to ensure that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada cannot enter the Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the during the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Leaders' Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler still allowed to cover Malacañang events – Medialdea

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:52 PM

But the Office of the President changes its tune a few hours later

[OPINION] Major concerns in establishing a federal system

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Filipinos themselves must be reoriented, having been used to an over-centralized governance structure for so long

WATCH: Here’s how you can conceal dark circles using lipstick

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Say goodbye to tired eyes with this tried and tested hack!

Bong Go rails against Rappler, Inquirer in Senate hearing

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Para na rin kayong nakapatay ng tao. Makonsensya naman kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte's aide tells the media

Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagsasanla ng kasarinlan ang bagong diplomasya

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Tuluyan na bang tatalikuran ang soberanya at kasarinlan dahil sa pragmatismo? Hindi ba ito pagtataksil sa bayan?

Rappler wins best science feature story at 1st UP Science Journalism Awards

Feb 18, 2018 - 1:56 PM

A story on PH's Diwata-2 satellite written by Edmund "Edd" K. Usman bags a prize at the inaugural science journalism awards

SCIENCE JOURNALISM AWARDS. (L-R) Professor Clarissa David, Rappler contributor Edmund Usman and Dr. Elena Pernia at the awarding ceremony held in UP Diliman. Photo by Gelo Gonzales


#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Shoot rebels in the vagina? Duterte is ‘a damaged man’

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Leila de Lima: ‘[Duterte’s order] is a threat against soldiers…because this is a man that would take the honor, dignity, integrity, patriotism, and professionalism of a Filipino soldier, and manipulate it to satisfy his own brutality and bloodlust.’

#BlackFridayForPressFreedom: A UP Fair Live Jam

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Catch Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary at the Live Jam segment of the UP Fair

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

Rappler Talk: Sereno on grudges, reforms, and staying power in SC

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers the accusations hurled against her in the impeachment hearings at the House of Representatives

Rappler Talk: IBP national president Abdiel Fajardo on the rule of law

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:17 PM

On Thursday, February 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo on the role of lawyers as the rule of law is challenged in the country

Rappler Talk with Peter Greste: Strong journalism in the age of strongmen

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts