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My migration story: Why I left London and came home

Published in Stories In Between

At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'

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Napoles children ask court permission to stay in U.S. indefinitely

Jo Christine and James Cristopher want to fly to the United States on November 15 ‘until such time that the case pending before the U.S District Court be terminated’

De Lima calls on Senate to investigate Michael Yang

'The nature and scope of his influence over foreign policy [must] be fully disclosed,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

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[OPINION] The sound of the military's silence

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It’s the stacking of retired military officers to top government posts that makes me pause and think

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[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.

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Tumblr patches data-exposing privacy bug

Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed'

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

People familiar with the company's internal investigation say Facebook doesn't think the hack was done by a nation-state

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[OPINION] Sometimes, all you need is video

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Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.

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[OPINION] Why you should care about truth-seekers

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The Newsbreak Agenda: Every Thursday, starting July 26, I'll be sharing notes about stories that dig deeper and seek to make a difference in our world

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Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Says Lascañas in Filipino: 'We cannot play the role of God, deciding who will live and who will die. That is so wrong.'

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control

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[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

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What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

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Japan to accept 50,000 workers from PH under new hiring rules

‘Japan faces an aging society and lacks labor force, while the Philippines is abundant with young labor force with great potential,’ Ambassador Koji Haneda says

Marcos vs Robredo: Shading thresholds set aside in sorting out ballots

To speed up the protest case, the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs revisors to check the candidates' votes against the election returns printed from the counting machines

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[OPINION] Beyond the spin, past the chatter

Published in High Definition

We write stories not only because they need to be told but because they ought to help clarify this murky world. I hope to talk to you about this, and more, every Tuesday.

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3 Pinays rock it at Harvard

Meet Geraldine Acuña Sunshine, Myrish Cadapan Antonio, and Genevieve Clutario

Boogie Mendoza: The consummate anti-communist spy

A bullheaded strategist and psywar expert, he was an intelligence officer through and through

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Manny Pacquiao: boxer, senator, bigot

Published in Slow Show

When he used his power, renown, and privilege to actively rob us of our rights and our humanity, it is only fair that we refuse this convenient compartmentalization and rob him of the things that put him there in the first place.

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Facebook pages taken down after Mocha Uson check post

Mocha Uson pointed out that the check supposedly issued to her does not contain her full name

Twitter most preferred social media platform of world leaders

Twitter is the go-to platform of world leaders, governments, and foreign ministries

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[OPINION] Brave New World

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Starting on July 23, I’ll share some of what’s important to me personally, developments here and around the world that we should be keeping track of. It is my attempt to understand the world today.

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Democracy under threat: We will shine the light, we will hold the line

'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)

ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – expert

The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

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Why Gilas should apologize

Published in Beyond 140

As national team athletes, part of wearing our colors means caring for what their countrymen think, how they represent the Philippines, what image they uphold. Not just caring for their Gilas teammates. The whole Philippines is their team.

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Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

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