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Media watchdog: Freedom of expression a ‘personal challenge’ to all Filipinos

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The cyber libel verdict on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Rey Santos Jr affects all citizens, says the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.P. experts say 'open data' is part of fight vs COVID-19

May 12, 2020 - 5:06 PM

The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team, a group of some 200 professors, researchers, alumni, and students, says data sharing 'must be used to generate knowledge'

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES. File photo of Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III holding a press conference on March 4, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

ECQ alone won't curb coronavirus, PH needs mass testing – UP expert

May 12, 2020 - 6:45 AM

'Mass testing, isolation, and contact tracing – this is where we should invest,' says Professor Jomar Rabajante of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team

Lockdown lessened rate of coronavirus infections in PH – U.P. experts

Apr 22, 2020 - 2:01 PM

The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team says that the country's health care system should be prepared for an 'expected surge' in coronavirus cases once the Luzon-wide lockdown is lifted

RESPONSE. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City installs triage at the hospital's compound to evaluate and categorize patients on March 29, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

To stop coronavirus spread, suspend classes till December 2020 – U.P. experts

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:13 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the President has yet to decide on the suspension of classes

PROTECTION. Students at the Araullo High School wear face masks as protection against the novel coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lanao del Sur pilots coffee bean farming in the province

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:06 AM

This is part of the Marawi Response Project, which has a long-term goal of making Lanao del Sur one of the agricultural hubs of Mindanao

[OPINION] All crises are manufactured, and all crises can be stopped

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Which solution will work – one that serves the needs of foreign capital and local greed, or one that serves the people?

Robredo to Duterte gov’t: Don’t waste time, act now vs coronavirus scare

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:21 AM

'Wala na tayong panahon para sa mahabang usapan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo as she joins calls for a travel ban on people coming from mainland China

Vice President Leni Robredo in San Jose on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Water facilities being constructed at Batangas evacuation camps for Taal victims

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:42 AM

Jetmatic pumps will be placed in several evacuation camps such as Batangas Sports Complex, West Bauan, Central School, Bauan Batangas, Lemery, Agoncillo, and San Nicolas

WATER SOURCE. Evacuees watch a team working on installing deep well water pumps in an evacuation site in Batangas. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Fast response: How Tokyo Olympics will cope if earthquake strikes

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Earthquakes, typhoons, or terrorist attacks can strike anytime, and organizers want to be as prepared as possible

RESCUE DRILL. Members of the Japan Self-Defence Forces and a Tokyo Fire Department rescuer check on dummies of injured persons during a simulation disaster drill at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo on December 19, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Group urges public to donate usable clothes to evacuees

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:24 PM

'Let us treat the survivors with dignity,' says the Citizens' Disaster Response Center after photos of evacuees wearing donated school and work uniforms make the rounds on social media

DONATED CLOTHES. Survivors of Taal Volcano eruption flaunt the school uniforms and working attires from donated clothes received. Photos from Racheal Zuñiga Maestro, Judiel Balani, Harlem Dave Ganados and Philip Mangubat

Cebu town releases P3.9 million disaster funds amid state of calamity

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura says the disaster fund would be used for the purchase of tarpaulins for houses and waterproof plywood for boats damaged by Typhoon Ursula

DESTROYED. Several houses were destroyed in Barangay Carnaza in Daanbantayan, Cebu during the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula. Photo from Municipality of Daanbantayan FB page

Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Bichara orders mandatory evacuation in Albay due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Towns and cities prone to lahar, landslides, floods, and storm surges are covered by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara's mandatory evacuation order

FORCED EVACUATION. Albay governor Al Francis Bichara orders the mandatory evacuation of families living in flood, lahar, and landslide prone areas, including communities threatened by storm surges. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

Rappler’s Patricia Evangelista is 2019 Marshall McLuhan fellow

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) Evangelista is lauded for producing 'the most difficult and even the most unpopular stories'

MODEL JOURNALIST. Patricia Evangelista is the 2019 Marshall McLuhan fellow.

Trump denies report he wanted to nuke hurricanes

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) In a new swipe at news media, Donald Trump slams the story, calling it 'fake news'

TRUMP ON HURRICANES. US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

No-deal Brexit forecast to spark year-long UK recession

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'The UK enters a year-long recession in the fourth quarter of 2019' should Britain depart the bloc on October 31 with a 'no-deal, no-transition Brexit,' the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts in a key report

BREXIT RECESSION? Pro-Brexit flags fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate on June 13, 2016.  File photo by Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP

Sotto refiles bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:08 PM

In refiling the bill, Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the law should be further amended 'to adapt to changing times'

NO TO LOWER MINIMUM AGE. Children'€™s advocates and other groups hold a protest at the main gate of the Senate on January 25, 2019. They are against the bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 years old to 12 years old. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Anne Curtis continues to speak up against lowering the age of criminal responsibility

May 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The actress reiterates her stand to instead fully implement the existing Juvenile Justice Welfare Act

CHILDREN NOT CRIMINALS. Anne Curtis speaks out once more against the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

Youth officials, cancer patient among PPCRV volunteers in Albay

May 18, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Meet some of the volunteers of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting in Albay

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS. The youth officials with another PPCRV volunteer. (Left to right) Analiza Villegas, Mark Anthony Bongalbal, and Maybelle Bogñalbal. Photo by Mavic Conde

Comelec turns over Transparency Server logs to PPCRV

May 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Comelec says PPCRV will do the initial review and produce a report based on examination of the server logs. After that, copies of the logs will also be released to other accredited organizations, including media.

TRANSPARENCY LOGS. Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo turns over devices containing the Transparency server logs to PPCRV representatives

UK, Canada underscore role of free press in fostering democracies

Apr 30, 2019 - 10:14 AM

'A free and responsible media is fundamental to an open and democratic society,' says British Ambassador Daniel Pruce at a forum on press freedom and responsibility at the Ateneo de Manila University

WATCH: Media Freedom and Responsibility Forum

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Pahayag: A Forum on Media Freedom and Responsibility on Monday, April 29

Malacañang task force asks CMFR, NUJP, media groups about Maguindanao massacre aid

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

A media watchdog decries this as a fishing expedition meant to 'demonize independent and non-profit media organizations'

Church groups demand justice for massacred farmers

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin

A group of religious people from different sects gathered at the Barangay Mariana Park in Quezon City to air their protest and grievance on the death of 14 farmers in Negros Oriental on March 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: PH Coast Guard dispatches vessels for Holy Week security

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard is on heightened alert status in preparation for Holy Week

Members of the Philippine Coastguard prepare for deployment to secure local and foreign tourists during the holy week. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] I'm for lowering the minimum age of criminal liability

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Maybe if we have raised conscientious children with morally upright values, even if the minimum age of criminal responsibility is lower than 12 years old, we won't have anything to fear

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PPCRV urges youth to join ‘community effort’ for honest elections

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The poll watchdog and its ambassadors say fighting disinformation has to be done online and offline

INTRODUCTION. PPCRV National Chairperson Myla Villanueva talks during their youth ambassador launch on March 20 at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

'Brain orgasms'? The ASMR relaxation trend seducing the internet

Mar 16, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Book tapping, mic brushing, eating, whispering – what's your favorite ASMR trigger?

Journalists urged not to aid trial by publicity over narco list

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:54 PM

‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’

Go after syndicates, not children in conflict with the law – Colmenares

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senatorial candidates Neri Colmenares and Sonny Matula both oppose lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility

NO TO LOWERING MACR. Leftist leader Neri Colmenares is against lowering the minimum criminal liability age. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Why lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility is false compromise

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Child Rights Network: Catriona Gray speaks more sense than Panelo on criminal liability age

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The beauty queen earlier said the country should instead address the reasons why children commit crimes

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray attends her homecomin parade on February 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Panelo says Catriona Gray may be 'misinformed' about bill on criminal liability age

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Miss Universe Catriona Gray should not be swayed by administration critics who oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Catriona Gray homecoming

Think twice about lowering age of criminal responsibility – Catriona Gray

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:41 PM

The Filipina beauty queen has worked with and for children in impoverished communities in the past

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines poses for photos during a press conference in Manila on February 20, 2019. - A parade in Gray's honour will be held in Manila on February 21. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Senate bets agree: Bahay Pag-Asa funding needed for children in conflict with law

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Senatorial candidates are divided on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability

WRONG MOVE. Human Rights Watch urges lawmakers in the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.

Children in conflict with the law: On finding hope and fighting fate

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:21 PM

As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law

[OPINION] Don't terrorize children

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Do our lawmakers know that they are trying to pass a law that would demonize angels? Do they know what they are doing?

Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Moves to lower the age of criminal liability run counter to the spirit of various Philippine laws which recognize the vulnerability of minors

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Anne Curtis, Daphne Oseña-Paez on lowering age of criminal responsibility: Make current law work

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Anne and Daphne says there is no need in lowering the age from 15 to 12 years old

No time for Congress to pass bill on age of criminal liability before polls

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But there is still a chance for the bill's approval because the 17th Congress is set to resume one last time from May 20 to June 7

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Goin’ Bilibid:' Netizen hits bill lowering age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 8:34 PM

'Anong nangyari sa hustisya? Bakit bubwit ang nagdurusa? Sa mga salot at disgrasya na dulot ng mga daga,' says Lolito Go in his parody song

Sotto hits critics: Lowering minimum age of criminal liability is 'pro-poor'

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Heated debates are expected as the proposal reaches Senate plenary

Senate President Vicente Sotto III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

Watchdog to PH: Don't lower age of criminal responsibility

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Human Rights Watch says such proposal will only expose more Filipino children to a 'broken and debilitating' criminal justice system

PROTECT CHILDREN. Child rights defenders hold a protest action as the House of Representatives debated on proposed legislation to lower the minimum age criminal responsibilty of children. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The pink rooms where cops keep children accused of crimes

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Children accused of crimes stay with cops in these rooms while waiting to be turned over to social welfare offices

SMALL ROOM. The pink room of the Anonas police station only fits two desks for two cops working at a time. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] The duty of the conscious grown-up

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:24 PM

We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless

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