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‘Toy Story 4’ review: Liberation stories

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Toy Story 4' is the fitting end to a series that has become so preoccupied with characters chained to their jobs and their roles

Traveling from the Philippines? Here's your pasalubong list

Jun 23, 2019 - 4:20 PM

What to bring titas, titos, and cousins abroad or give foreign guests as souvenirs

Sand mafias silence ​journalists in India

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'

SAND MINING. Beaches in Tamil Nadu. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Mines' dirty secrets echo in 3 continents

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases.

CONTINUING THE STORIES. The journalists part of the Green Blood project meeting for the first time in Paris. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Behind the scenes of 'Toy Story 4': Here's how animated characters are created

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Pixar Animation Studios modeler and rigger Mara MacMahon lets us in on the character design process of Bo Beep from 'Toy Story 4'

A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

No one has yet been held accountable for the murder of fisherman Carlos Maaz. Instead there has been a criminalization of both fishermen and journalists in El Estor.

EL ESTOR. This photo shows El Estor in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories.

Selective outrage? How Duterte reacted to other foreign affronts to Filipinos

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:58 PM

When an OFW was found dead in a freezer, Duterte gave the Kuwait government an ultimatum. When he saw foreign interference, he cursed at foreign leaders. But he chooses caution towards China in the Recto Bank ramming.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as he conducts a surprise inspection at the NAIA Terminal 2 in Pasay City on June 10, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How to apply for mobile number porting once the system's ready

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Learn how to keep your mobile phone number even as you switch service providers or your plan type from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa. Service providers will have 6 months starting July 2 to set up those porting systems.


Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM

In Tanzania, impoverished 'intruders' keep looking for gold at the risk of their lives, and reporters are punished and prevented from shedding light on environmental damage and other wrongdoing

WALLED MINE. The wall built around the North Mara Gold Mine to avoid 'intruders.' Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Son of junk collector graduates from UPLB, dedicates achievement to parents

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

27-year-old Thomas John Tenedero says he owes his success to his parents, who exhausted all means for his studies

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Preparing for the bar exam, according to Bb Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Here are a few tips from the beauty-queen-slash-lawyer

Buyer's guide: Phones launched in April and May 2019

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

Here are the phones released over the last 2 months

Senior high school student pays tribute to taxi driver father

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:08 AM

‘Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo. Walang tatalo sa tatay na katulad mo!’ says Ryan Russel Reyes

FATHER AND SON. "Presensya at pagmamahal mo pa lang, busog na busog na ako," said Ryan. Photo taken from Ryan Reyes' Facebook page

Online gambling: Good for whose business?

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:47 PM

China absolutely hates gambling, but the Philippines is fueling its citizens' addiction

How to write a good cover letter (and why it's important)

Jun 14, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Hoping to get hired? Tip #1: Don't attach your resume to an empty email. Cover letters are very important!

A Chinese online gambling worker's plight in Manila

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.

Vicente Danao: When Davao's finest takes over Manila police

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The former top cop of Davao City is Manila's new police chief. He is unafraid to apply his rules in the capital.

MPD CHIEF. Brigadier General Vicente Danao is the police chief of Manila City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

How to transfer funds via QR codes on BPI

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Transferring via QR codes is currently the only free option users have when transferring to an unenrolled account

VIRAL: Muslim graduates from Catholic school, shares inspiring view on faith

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:31 AM

'To be of a certain faith, may it be Christianity or Islam, is to be human,' says 21-year-old Jomana Lomangco

LIST: Job-hunting sites in the Philippines

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Time to get that bread!

Bong Go: President Duterte's 'eyes and ears' in the Senate

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Bong Go will be the Senate's 'direct line' to President Rodrigo Duterte, says PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to examine a painting of Tomas Pinpin as he makes his way to the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. Accompanying the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Questioning the hill

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Every graduation, Atenean seniors are told to go 'down from the hill.' This year, perhaps it is time to ask why there is even a hill at all.

Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

Heart Evangelista is building an animal sanctuary in Sorsogon

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:28 PM

She’s a crazy rich Asian with a big heart for animals

Cebu graduate surprises classmates, adviser with hand-drawn portraits

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

A young artist celebrates his bond with his senior high school class in a unique and personal way

After tough loss in midterm polls, Otso Diretso has eyes set on 2022

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:04 PM

The disappointing defeat of the opposition senatorial candidates only pushes the slate to continue the fight beyond the halls of the Senate

The Otso Diretso candidates raise each other's hands for the last time on the campaign trail on May 8, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/rappler

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Duterte's rant vs Smartmatic puts Comelec under scrutiny

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:30 PM

From bleeding pens to defective vote-counting machines, the Commission on Elections needs to answer a host of problems while maintaining its independence

6 ways to protect your mental health from social media's dangers

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health


[OPINION] Prayer for generosity

May 30, 2019 - 4:36 PM

'I am fueled by my dreams, dreams which Ateneo’s generosity nourished, in a country whose problems are partly caused by the same inequalities that created the Ateneo'

Protest photo from The GUIDON

Newsbreak Chats: Cebu killings, election-related violence, and other top stories in May 2019

May 30, 2019 - 4:11 PM

On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights

How a head teacher brings change to remote school in Albay

May 29, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Joem Periña has been teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School in Tiwi town for only 6 months, yet the local community has already felt the 'good changes' he has implemented in the school

TEACHER-IN-CHARGE. Joem Eprina, teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School, takes a breather during the Brigada Eskuwela on May 27, 2019. Photo by Mavic Conde

Broke and broken: Working student recalls long journey to becoming a lawyer

May 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones

Isko Moreno: From the slums of Tondo to Manila’s throne

May 26, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Isko Moreno's journey to Manila City Hall is not just an overnight fairy tale

DOWN WITH THE PEOPLE. Isko Moreno speaks to a crowd during his 2019 campaign for Manila's mayoralty. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

'The Last Interview: The Mayor Antonio Halili Story' review: Avoid it like the plague

May 25, 2019 - 2:23 PM

'The Last Interview' is just counterproductive

Davao dominates vetoed P95.37-billion 'pork'

May 24, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser

LIVE UPDATES: Proclamation of winning party-lists in the 2019 Philippine elections

May 22, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the national and local races in the 2019 Philippine elections happening on May 13, 2019

Grace Poe at No. 2: Where fading FPJ magic, being independent brought her

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The challenges in her campaign snatch from her the most coveted top rank in the Senate race

Post-2019 elections: A self-care guide

May 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Make the coming days, months, and years count – if not for the country, at least for your sanity!

BREATHE IN. Here are some tips to find the chill amid the election crazy

In 2019 campaign, Dela Rosa wins with his heart and Duterte

May 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Former police chief Ronald dela Rosa woos voters with his personality and association with President Rodrigo Duterte

IN THE LEAD. Ronald dela Rosa has a high chance of winning in the 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Reelectionist senators join forces amid blurry political lines in 2019

May 10, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber

Reelectionists Grace Poe holds a rally together with Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Kiko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, and Chiz Escudero at Tondo, Manila on February 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PDP-Laban and its confusing local politics in 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The political party chaired by President Duterte struggles to mix its party 'principles' with its current political reality

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hands of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) senatorial candidates at a campaign rally at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas on April 17, 2019. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

State-run PNA leads pack in publishing online PR about Bong Go

May 07, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The Philippine News Agency publishes a fifth of all online 'PR' articles about the senatorial candidate in the two years before the 2019 elections

HIGHLIGHTS: World Press Freedom Day 2019 activities in the Philippines

May 04, 2019 - 5:40 PM

These events are being organized against the backdrop of attacks on press freedom, which have escalated in the Philippines in recent months

Youth groups conduct quick reaction mobilization to condemn the sudden arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa and continous threats of the Duterte government against the right to press freedom at University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

From Philippine team member to her clan's first lawyer

May 03, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'Yung effort ng anak ko, talagang it paid off,' says Emma Dublin, the proud mother of national team member now also a lawyer Maria Rodielita A. Dublin

SUCCESS. Athlete turned lawyer Maria Rodielita Dublin passes the 2018 Bar Examinations and becomes the first lawyer in her clan on Friday, May 3, 2019. Photo from Maria Rodielita Dublin

Newsbreak Chats: Keeping an eye on crucial local elections

May 02, 2019 - 4:31 PM

On Thursday, May 2, the team sits down to discuss why it is important to keep an eye on local races in the 2019 polls and what are the things voters should keep in mind when dealing with local candidates

PANOORIN: Paano bumoto ngayong Eleksiyon 2019

May 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Isa lang ang balota na ibibigay sa iyo. Siguraduhin na tama ang iyong pagboto.

To Senate halls from the streets: Will the labor vote prevail in the midterm elections?

May 01, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Organizing Filipino workers into unions is not an easy task, and neither is consolidating the labor vote

LIST: What to pack when traveling in the Philippines

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It’s more fun in the Philippines…if you know what to pack for your trip

PACK RIGHT. Here are your essentials for travel around the Philippines

How Duterte gov’t tried to fix legal loopholes of drug war

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:24 PM

The PNP circular and the corrective resolutions that followed show haste on the part of the Duterte administration to launch the anti-illegal drug campaign

Your step-by-step guide to voting in May 13 elections

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:02 PM

You get only one ballot and one chance to vote. Here’s a brief guide on what to expect and how to prepare for Election Day.

VOTE. The Comelec expects some 60 million voters to take part in the 2019 elections.