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Indian school confessions Facebook page mistaken for anti-Duterte campaign

May 14, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins

Libyans propose ceasefire, slam international inaction

Feb 24, 2020 - 11:26 PM

The draft ceasefire deal proposes that the United Nations and a military commission with members from both warring sides monitor the safe return of displaced civilians to their homes

DRAFT DEAL. President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya Faiez Mustafa Serraj delivers a speech at the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Government offensive: Info operations attack media to manage SEA Games PR crisis

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:55 PM

From #Seagames2019fail to #Seagamesnotafailure – Rappler maps how the conversations on the SEA Games pan out on social media

MANAGING A CRISIS. Rappler looks at how the strong pro-Duterte network on social media jumped in to shift narratives on SEA Games.

6 European countries join barter system for Iran trade

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

The entry of the new members 'further strengthens INSTEX and demonstrates European efforts to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran,' say founding shareholders France, Germany and UK

LIFE IN IRAN. An Iranian cleric walks past a mural painting of the national flag in the capital Tehran. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

FALSE: Bill ‘penalizing fathers’ for failure to give child support ‘passed into law’

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:42 PM

As of October 2019, House Bill No. 6079, or the Child Support Enforcement Act, has not been signed into law. Similar versions of the measure had been filed several times yet remain pending at the House committee level.

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Jul 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'We were ready to let him go,' says his nephew Francois Lambert

END OF LIFE SUPPORT. A picture taken on July 11, 2019 shows the Sebastopol hospital in Reims, eastern France, on the day Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade has died. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

Sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The dialogue comes after African Union and Ethiopian mediators call on the two sides to resume long stalled negotiations on a transition to civilian rule – the main demand of demonstrators

Prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani speaks during a press conference in the capital Khartoum on July 3, 2019. Sudan's protest leaders today agreed to hold direct talks with the ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators urged the two sides to resume stalled negotiations about a new governing body. "The Alliance for Freedom and Change met and decided to accept the invitation for direct negotiations" with the generals, prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani told reporters, adding that one of the conditions for the talks was to reach a decision "within 72 hours".  ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Canadian navy ships 'buzzed' by Chinese warplanes

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:29 AM

The Canadian military says its navy helicopter was also targeted by a laser detected from a nearby Chinese fishing boat

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet performs during an aerobatics show at Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport near the Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan National Park, in China's central province of Hunan, 18 March 2006. AFP PHOTO/ LIU Jin LIU JIN / AFP

Two Canadian naval vessels sail through Taiwan Strait

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:34 AM

The ships sailed through the narrow waterway separating the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in a 'freedom of navigation' operation, the Taipei ministry says

FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION. File photos of the frigate HMCS Regina and support vessel Asterix, of the Canadian navy. Photos from Wikipedia

Sudan army ruler seeks to resume talks with protest leaders

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the ruling military council was ready to hold talks with the umbrella protest movement and other political groups without any pre-conditions

Sudanese General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Himediti, deputy head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries, reacts during a meeting with his supporters in the capital Khartoum on June 18, 2019.  Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Sudan police try to quell civil disobedience campaign

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The campaign is underway nearly a week after the assault on demonstrators at a sit-in outside army headquarters, which followed talks breaking down between protest leaders and military rulers

CRACKDOWN. Sudanese police fired tear gas June 9, 2019 at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators. Photo by AFP

WATCH: We put supporters and critics of President Duterte in a room together

May 03, 2019 - 1:39 PM

A group of young voters sits down to discuss the midterm elections and his policies – including marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and the controversial War on Drugs

Duterte supporters call for attacks on Rappler newsroom, journalists

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:14 PM

'Bomb Rappler office, rape Maria Ressa' – these are just among the comments posted after a Facebook Live broadcast of pro-administration bloggers from Rappler premises on Thursday, February 21

First consultation meeting to address PH journalists' safety takes place

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:21 AM

The first multi-stakeholder meeting was organized by the Asian Institute of Journalism Communication and the International Media Support

Vice Ganda on viral photo with Imee: I'm no Marcos endorser

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The popular comedian faces controversy yet again

WHAT ENDORSEMENT? Comedian Vice Ganda responds to yet another controversy. Image from Vice Ganda's Twitter account

U.S. general wounded in last week's Afghanistan insider attack

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley is among 13 wounded when a gunman wearing an Afghan security forces uniform opened fire on a high-level security meeting in the southern city of Kandahar

Sara Duterte accuses Midas Marquez of colluding with Duterte supporters

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) Court Administrator Midas Marquez is linked to lawyer Bruce Rivera and Gemma Sotto who is part of DDS Global

SUPREME COURT APPLICANT. Court Administrator Midas Marquez's application for a Supreme Court justice faces opposition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Counter-protest: Pro-Duterte crowd arrives at anti-Martial Law rally in Luneta

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:30 PM

More than an hour before the start of the anti-Martial Law activity in Luneta, administration supporters, wearing red shirts, are bussed in to hold their own rally nearby

RED SHIRT CROWD. President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters rally at the Luneta Grandstand to counter the anti-Martial Law gathering at the nearby Rizal Monument on September 21, 2018, the 46th anniversary of the Declaration of Martail Law. All photos by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Supporters like Drew Olivar make Duterte look bad, says Robredo

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Kapag ganito iyong ginagamit na paraan, hindi lang si Pangulo iyong nababastos pero lahat ng Pilipino,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

A MESSAGE TO DUTERTE SUPPORTERS. Vice President Leni Robredo slams blogger Drew Olivar, who claimed she slept around during her South Africa in 2017. File photo by OVP

How a Duterte supporter fell out of love with the President

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'The hardest part is admitting that the man you thought he was is different from the man he is,' says a Duterte supporter who has decided to become a critic

Rappler named as 2018 Free Media Pioneer awardee

May 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The International Press Institute and International Media Support recognize Rappler's 'determination to hold authorities accountable despite aggressive attacks on its operations'

Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia's VK

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:54 PM

The 'Russian Facebook' reportedly attracts American extremist groups, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right, too, because of its loose enforcement against hate speech

Oscars 2018: Allison Janney wins Best Supporting Actress

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(UPDATED) The actress is awarded for her role in 'I,Tonya'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. Allison Janney accepts the Best Supporting Actress award during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Ouagadougou

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) The government says the attack on the military HQ was a suicide car bombing and that the G5 Sahel regional anti-terrorism force may have been the target

UNREST. People watch as black smoke rises, as the capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on March 2, 2018, targeting the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's military headquarters. Photo by Ahmed Ouoba/AFP

Some Bong Go supporters clueless about frigates controversy

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:45 PM

While Special Assistant to the President Bong Go attracts a large crowd of supporters at the Senate, some of them don't understand why Go was called to the hearing

Photo by Angie de Silva

Harry Roque pirouettes for Duterte

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Presidential Spokesman changes his tune on at least 3 issues he championed as private lawyer – the West Philippine Sea, extrajudicial killings, and press freedom

Parks deems Alab loss a 'blessing in disguise', clamors for support to local players

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Finally, I mean it’s just giving about what the team needs'

SUPPORT LOCAL. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. calls everyone to appreciate the entirety of the Alab Pilipinas team. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League

[OPINYON] Sex at ang DDS

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'

[OPINION] Sex and the DDS

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'But there's something more,' he volunteered. 'The height of sexual pleasure is when he says "I will kill you" to his enemies.'

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keaton Jones tearfully talks about being bullied at school in a video that has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes

BULLIED. Keaton Jones' mother posted his video on Facebook. Screengrab on Keaton Jones video.

LIVE: Closing Spaces – How do media and civil society fight back?

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Watch the livestream of this debate seminar in Copenhagen about journalism, democracy, and human rights

Duterte supporters are not fanatics, says author

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:25 PM

'Populist supporters negotiate their support with the president every single time, every day. It's not like they are fanatics'

NOT BLIND. Analysts claim that supporting President Rodrigo Duterte is a rational choice for citizens, contrary to what other people believe

'Slight decline' in Robredo's approval, trust ratings – Pulse survey

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo sees the biggest drop in her trust and performance ratings in Balance Luzon, according to the September survey of Pulse Asia

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo graces the inaguration of the Salubris Medical Center in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on October 7. Photo by the OVP.

Long-running UN mission to Haiti ends

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:46 PM

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will be succeeded by the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, which will continue training Haitian police

END. Nepalese garrison stands at attention during the official closing ceremony of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Tabarre Haiti on October 5, 2017. Photo by Pierre Michel Jean/AFP

Pro-Duterte, anti-Martial Law groups engage in chant battle on Mendiola

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Former congressman Teddy Casiño says it's 'a big joke' that President Duterte declares September 21 a day of protest: 'He is the subject of the protest'

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Sep 11, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

War teaches ‘each of us is a tool for the healing of ourselves’ – Magsaysay Awardee Gethsie Shanmugam

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Gethsie Shanmugam who has given psychosocial support to victims of war in Eastern Sri Lanka says all change starts with a person

HEALER OF PEOPLE. Gethsie Shanmugam of Sri Lanka delivers her response speech during the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What took me so long to condemn extrajudicial killings

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:28 PM

How could I have been so insensitive? a Duterte supporter asks as he reflects on the death of Kian delos Santos

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro-Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

A good conversation with a Duterte supporter

Aug 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM

We argued we debated and then we shook hands

Marawi kids undergo psychosocial treatment

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:29 PM

At least 70 child refugees participate in a series of activities aimed at entertaining and empowering the kids staying in evacuation centers

EVACUATION CENTERS. Through the psychosocial program, the soldiers hope to help divert the children’s attention away from the trauma caused by the war.

PH Air Force gets weapons from U.S.

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The munitions and weapons will enhance the AFP’s counterterrorism capabilities and directly support AFP members actively engaged in counterterrorism operations in the southern Philippines including Marawi the US embassy says

US SUPPORT. Members the US and Philippine armies unload and inspect a delivery of  rockets from the US to the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Photo from the US Embassy

Menpora akan kumpulkan seluruh pimpinan supporter klub sepak bola

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Imam berencana digelar deklarasi damai baik di klub Liga 1 dan Liga 2

SAMBUTAN. Menpora Imam Nahrawi memberikan sambutan di sela-sela Pelatihan Tenaga Kepemudaan Bidang Kedaulatan Pangan di Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Rabu, 26 Juli. Foto oleh M Risyal Hidayat/ANTARA

LOOK: Gov’t supports PH hosting of Asian Seniors Women’s volleyball tourney

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malacañang through lawyer Concepcion Ferrolino Edad directs government agencies to hand out support for the volleyball tourney that will be held in Biñan and Muntinlupa next month

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will compete in the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in preparation for the SEA Games. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III also asks the UP leadership to clarify its position on the tuition free policy

FREE TUITION. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III reacts to UP Diliman's latest decision not to collect tuition for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. Presidential file photo

Japan PM Abe's support dips to lowest level – polls

Jul 10, 2017 - 2:01 PM

For months Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been dogged by scandals most recently claims he showed favoritism to a friend in a business deal an accusation he denies

JAPAN'S LEADER. In this file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman on June 23, 2015. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

AFP selling 'Support Our Troops' shirts to boost Marawi soldiers' morale

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The AFP Civil Relations Service says it wants to show soldiers in Marawi City that their fellow Filipinos support them

The AFP Civil Relations Service on Monday, June 19, 2017, printed tshirts with a message 'Support Our Troops' to give moral support to their fellow soldiers fighting in Marawi. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly UN base attack

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The Group to Support Islam and Muslims also known as Jamaat Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimeen in Arabic is a fusion of 3 Malian groups with previous Al Qaeda links formed in March

Duterte's young supporters whom we don’t talk about

May 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Maybe this is what we on the other side should all do: We have to remove the selective filters that plug our ears

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang