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One year banned from President Duterte’s events

Published in Ridge to Reef

All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.

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Halfway into term, Duterte delivers on Bangsamoro promise

By naming the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, President Rodrigo Duterte kickstarts the governance of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Andanar exempt from campaign ban on Cabinet members, says Duterte

'His guidance is very important to all of the [PDP-Laban] members,' says President Duterte about PCOO chief Martin Andanar

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Seeing the silver lining in the kids of Tondo

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Let’s stop seeing kids as potential criminals, and instead help them to discover their potentials

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'Walk on the road to integrity,' bishop urges Ilocanos as church becomes minor basilica

Retired Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo makes the call in his homily at the elevation rite of the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik': Religious groups unite vs injustice, Duterte attack on Church

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik at hindi lang manindigan kundi sama-sama tayong manindigan,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo

When taekwondo becomes a bully’s weapon of choice

Published in The Kibitzer

I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.

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The perils of Facebook’s pivot to video

How Facebook video's shifting algorithms and undisclosed discrepancies hurt advertisers and publishers alike

WATCH: 10 controversial statements from Duterte's second year

In the two years Duterte's been in office, controversial has become the new normal

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What I wish happened when I got bullied

Published in The Collective

'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'

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Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages

At Move Cebu, journalist Sol Amante says Cebuanos should take posts from anonymous Facebook pages with a 'handful' of salt

Power in Her Story: Women publishing books for women

Power in Her Story, a women-centered publishing house, releases its first book. 'I Love my Body,' to teach kids that they own their body. It is written by women's rights advocate Nikki Luna and illustrated by Julienne Dadivas

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What do you do when you hear you have an arrest warrant (and you've done nothing wrong)?

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My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.

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Designer spotlight: Jearson Demavivas

A self-described dreamer, the designer from South Cotabato talks about achieving his dreams and how to use Filipino textile responsibly

These stories will make you believe that love is real

It's enough to soften even the most jaded of hearts

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Notes from the courtroom

Published in Stories In Between

They say that the justice beat is one of the most boring beats in reporting. I tend to agree. But where it's boring, it's always so insightful.

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Supreme Court favors teacher who was fired after getting pregnant out of wedlock

‘Jurisprudence has already set the standard of morality with which an act should be gauged – it is public and secular, not religious,’ the Supreme Court reiterates

Cebu’s Gwen Garcia accuses media of being influenced by rival Magpale

The news reports by ABS-CBN, GMA, and Rappler don't mention Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, but Garcia attributes them to her rival in the Cebu's gubernatorial race

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In Japan, I lost my wallet and got it back cleaner

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It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese

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WATCH: CCTV clips show businessman Yulo before, after EDSA shooting

There is one problem: The shooting could not be seen

Duterte warns Peter Lim: Better commit suicide than surrender alive

(UPDATED) 'Peter Lim, if I were you, I would commit suicide. Never ever surrender to me alive,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

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What do you do when you hear you have an arrest warrant (and you've done nothing wrong)?

My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.

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