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Miriam Grace A. Go

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 9:01 AM, May 24, 2020
Updated 9:01 AM, May 24, 2020

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Perfectly OK to stay home, says One OK Rock

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 9:05 AM, May 17, 2020
Updated 2:56 AM, May 24, 2020

As we in mega Manila rush out to the streets and malls, the world-famous Japanese rock band urges fans to remain holed up at home the way they know best: through a music video

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Shinzo Abe joins ‘Dancing on the Inside’ bandwagon

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 5:10 PM, Apr 12, 2020
Updated 5:05 AM, May 17, 2020

Musician Gen Hoshino launches a campaign urging Japanese people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing big-name volunteers

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 2:38 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated 2:38 PM, Jun 07, 2019

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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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Manga creators: Jose Rizal more than a Filipino hero

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 1:35 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated 4:54 PM, Apr 12, 2020

The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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WATCH: Jose Rizal manga launches on hero's birthday

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 10:32 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated 5:00 PM, Apr 12, 2020

At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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In Kyoto, ‘Sampaguita’ is for fashionistas

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 7:05 PM, Sep 10, 2017
Updated 4:56 PM, Apr 12, 2020

The Philippines' national flower is also the name of a shop in Japan's old capital, selling elegant bags and hats made of Philippine fibers and assembled by Filipino workers

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 5:06 PM, May 09, 2017
Updated 11:58 PM, May 09, 2017

It's been a year since the 2016 elections. Revisit Rappler's #PHvote microsite – it doesn't disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day.

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Job hunting this summer? Local, national gov't offices have openings

Published in Wasabi Writings
Published 11:30 AM, Apr 09, 2017
Updated 7:53 AM, Apr 09, 2017

Young job hunters now are more fortunate than my generation: more LGUs offer summer placements, and national agencies announce actively on social media

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Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Independence Day 2020: Gov’t rites, freedom protests in the time of physical distancing

President Duterte is in his home city of Davao, while students and sectoral groups will mount protest rallies and motorcades in key cities across the country on June 12

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Emperor Diaries: Little-known facts about Akihito’s PH visit

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Published 9:00 AM, Jan 31, 2016
Updated 6:51 AM, Jan 31, 2016

Here's a wrap of the 5-day visit of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the Philippines – with details that didn't make it to the news

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Jesse Robredo had something to say about Duterte's crime-fighting style

Leni Robredo acknowledges her and Rodrigo Duterte's positions on certain matters may differ. Her husband told Newsbreak that as early as 14 years ago.

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