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How Germany's sense of its past makes federalism work

Published in Write Angle

'I have come to understand that Adolf Hitler played a central role in German government. That is, the country’s current system was put in place to ensure in all ways possible that power would never again rest on one person'

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Legarda open to DSWD post after term ends in 2019

'Can I say, I am thinking about it?' says Senator Loren Legarda on talks she would be the next Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary

From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

It's still uncertain whether Senator Leila de Lima could spend Christmas with her family, as it falls on a Monday when visitors are not allowed

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Why write about disasters?

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We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'

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Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

IN GIFs: Giant Lantern Festival winners in San Fernando, Pampanga

San Fernando City – home of the giant lanterns – dances in Christmas colors as different barangays compete to be best lantern makers in the city

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From the impeachment process to Miss Universe: Why we love to explain things

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The internet has its good and bad moments. Rappler tries to contribute more to its good side by bringing credible and factual information to our readers through IQs and explainers.

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Tagle leads Simbang Gabi, hits discrimination vs Muslims

'Walang magandang nadudulot ang pagsisiraan na nauuwi sa pagkakahati-hati,' Cardinal Tagle says on the first Simbang Gabi this year

CHR: Address human rights violations under martial law in Mindanao

The Commission on Human Rights still believes that there is no need for martial law to address threats of terrorism and lawless violence

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Helping improve road safety conditions through our data stories

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What makes the whole process worthwhile is seeing the impact of all these efforts. For instance, after we presented our data analysis in one forum, local officials and volunteers collaborated to paint pedestrian lanes in a number of school zones.

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Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo

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The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.

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Police and funeral homes: The business of picking up the dead

Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.

The cost of dying in Duterte's war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has left thousands of casualties in its wake. But families of victims can barely afford to bury their dead because of high funeral costs.

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Published in Peace and Cues

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

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Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies

(UPDATED) Planas, 87, is an esteemed lawyer who fought the Marcos dictatorship. She served as QC vice mayor from 1992 to 1995.

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Pushing for transparency, keeping public officials in check

Published in Peace and Cues

It's important to keep an eye on what public officials are up to. Along the way, we also test the government's commitment towards transparency.

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Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

Ex-Quezon City vice mayor Charito Planas dies

(UPDATED) Planas, 87, is an esteemed lawyer who fought the Marcos dictatorship. She served as QC vice mayor from 1992 to 1995.

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Why cover the national budget?

Published in #DataMatters

Boring they may be, but the national budget documents tell the story of how our money is supposed to be spent

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'Fingerprints of election thieves' spotted in past PH polls data

Our analysis of election results data in 2010 indicates a high probability of cheating in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur

2015 SONA Mood Meter: Not as happy, not as angry

'Happy' dominated mood votes at 50 % of total votes. The second most dominant mood is 'angry' at 16 % of votes, followed by 'inspired' at 12.41 % of total votes.

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Why I #SupportRappler

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Help us produce more groundbreaking investigative pieces. #SupportRappler.

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La Luna Sangre, My Ex and Whys most tweeted Filipino show, movie of 2017

Does your favorite teleserye and movie make it to the list?

Most instagrammable spots in ASEAN countries

Here are some of the most instagrammable spots in the region that you might consider for your next trip

Why I'm a Rappler

Published in Social Media Escapades

To be Rappler is to fight for the truth no matter how hard

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Awards shows, Marawi siege, Miss Universe: Top Twitter PH moments of 2017

Some of the most tweeted 2017 moments in the Philippines include AlDub, MayWard, KathNiel, Nadine Lustre, BTS, Miss Universe, and more

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

Called out for sharing a misleading photo of Marawi City, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson says she only shared what a PCOO-run Facebook page posted

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