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[PODCAST] Making Space: Are your kids vaccinated?

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:06 PM

How is the Philippines dealing with outbreaks in 2020? Health reporter Janella Paris talks to researcher Vernise Tantuco about it on this episode of 'Making Space'

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

What help? Chinese company, gov't officials botch aid to Gem-Ver fishermen

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Rappler traces the origin of F/B Pengyou from Batangas to Occidental Mindoro. The tattered boat is the latest in the government's bungled assistance efforts for the fishermen of Gem-Ver.

[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

2020 budget: A year of compromises

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?

2020 budget: Where will the money go?

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Most departments gain substantial increases in 2020's P4.1-trillion national budget, as the government recuperates from the effects of the 4-month budget delay in 2019

Biggest fears for 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

What are yours?

7 Filipino-made tech and products hoping to hit the market in 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says DOST has started to promote their technologies in specific forums catering to different sectors, technologies, and products

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

Rice tariffication: Birth pains force farmers' kids out of school

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:05 PM

They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?

Fame, infamy, and everything in between: Philippine showbiz newsmakers of 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here's a roundup of Philippine showbiz news in 2019

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Tokyo 2020: 10 sports to watch in PH Olympic drive

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:32 PM

With the Olympics just around the bend, the Philippines turns to 10 sports in its bid for Tokyo 2020 berths

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

Climate change: 6 positive news stories from 2019

Jan 01, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Countries like Costa Rica offer us promising examples of the 'possible'

GREEN ENERGY. Hydroelectric power has helped Costa Rica ditch fossil fuels. John E Anderson / Shutterstock

Crowns, curses and magic: Why we love PH sports in the 2010s

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Check out the most memorable moments of the this decade in Philippine sports

Year in review: The types of lies we debunked in 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Majority of the claims debunked by Rappler came in the form of simple text and graphics, such as false captions, articles, and quote cards

Goodbye, 2019: Five reasons this year stands out

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out

IN MEMORIAM 2019: Farewell to the veterans

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Their legacy lives on forever

Power plays, record romps: Top Filipino athletes of 2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Meet the athletes who made 2019 a year to remember for Philippine sports

[EDITORIAL] 2019's lesson for 2020: There will be pushback

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:30 AM

From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'

Facebook: A decade of data scandals and controversies

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Facebook faces a number of incidents that compromised users' privacy. Here's how they dealt with the controversies in the last 10 years.

2019 top science stories: Opportunity rover, poop on the moon, and finding a cure for HIV

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here are the stories that struck the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum in 2019

Cayetano’s charm offensive in House shields him from SEA Games backlash

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.

THE VICTOR. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano addresses the House of Representatives for the first time on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Medialdea's balancing act in Malacañang

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Salvador Medialdea is President Duterte's steady hand in the Palace, giving legal teeth to his orders

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reads a document from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the Joint National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 18, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK BACK: How Facebook changed throughout the decade

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Remember when reactions were limited to likes, the Timeline was the Wall, notifications were filled with Farmville requests, and getting 5 likes for your status update was already a huge feat?

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

8 history-makers in politics, climate and humanitarian activism, music, and astronomy who were unknown in 2018

THE BRAVES. This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across7 districts. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Rage, rage, rage: The world in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Here are 2019's most unforgettable moments from the trenches

A YEAR OF PROTEST. A Lebanese demonstrator kicks back a tear-gas canister during clashes with riot police in the capital Beirut on December 15, 2019. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] 2019: A turbulent year for OFWs

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

In the coming year, the government will have to engage migrant worker groups across the globe and their host countries to ensure that OFWs are adequately insulated from the tectonic shifts that are affecting labor markets

LIST: 8 new international restaurants that Filipinos lined up for in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

2019 was definitely a year of food for Manila's most rabid, patient foodies – the lines for these international food chains say it all

On parties and pressure: Best sports quotes in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Here are this year's top quotes from some of the world’s best athletes

Tech trends that defined 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:31 PM

From video streaming wars to tech tinged with international intrigue, here are our picks for the biggest tech trends in 2019

Rappler Jealousy List 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019

The second sinking of Gem-Ver

Dec 27, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Part 1: Rappler returns to San Jose 5 months later, in November, as the crewmen finish their repairs and prepare to sail back to Recto Bank. While Gem-Ver has been patched up, its men have drifted apart.

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

The year the world woke up to the climate emergency

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Although scientists have warned for decades about the risk to humanity and Earth posed by unfettered burning of fossil fuels, in 2019 their message seems to have finally hit home

A participant walks past a wall showing a quote by Indian pacifist Mahatma Gandhi at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 13, 2019. - The preservation of Earth's pristine wildernesses and oceans, long treated as a separate issue to curbing climate change, is taking on more importance as scientists say they really need to go hand in hand. While the focus at COP25 in Madrid these past two weeks has been on climate change and the growing urgency to cut greenhouse gas emissions, organisers have made an effort to put the natural environment into the mix. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

2019: PH explores unchartered territories in sciences

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Here's a rundown of some of the most exciting and memorable scientific stories in the Philippines in 2019

WATCH: Top animal stories of 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:55 PM

A video looks back at how animals fared in the 2019

MARIAM. This file picture taken on May 24, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP

For better or for worse: Moments that defined Gilas Pilipinas in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:41 PM

From finishing last in the FIBA World Cup to winning another gold in the Southeast Asian Games, it was a roller-coaster year for Gilas Pilipinas

Photos from fiba.basketball and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Foldable phones, Facebook takedowns, AI beating humans: Key dates in tech in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Here's what happened this year in the world of tech


2019: A year in showbiz kalat

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Or the year that made us all wish we still had 'The Buzz'

Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

Number of environmental defenders killed increases to 49 in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 7:34 AM

Farmers and agricultural workers remain the most targeted, representing 63% of deaths

Hard Truths, Tough Calls

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:19 PM

A review of 2019, an outlook of 2020: News, analyses, and in-depth reports

#PHVote 2019 wRap: New faces bring changes to governance

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections

Jack Animam: ‘This is the year of women's basketball’

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:36 PM

‘I think this year is really redemption,’ says Gilas Women team standout Jack Animam, who wishes the Philippines will soon have a women’s basketball league

STELLAR YEAR. Jack Animam is part of the Gilas Women team that can bring in more support for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler