year-end stories

WATCH: The events that shook 2020

Andoy Edoria

The year 2020 saw polarizing views among Filipinos. From politics to health to economy to natural disasters, the Philippines saw turbulent events that shook us – and divided us – as a nation. But if there’s one thing we can agree on, it is this: 2020 is a year that tested our spirits and almost drained what is left of our hope.

We lost some of our heroes in the frontlines – doctors, nurses, activists, and human rights champions. Despite the pandemic, we took our rage to the streets to protect our freedom and democracy, and even our jobs. And those who are brave enough to stand up to the powers that be bore the consequences of holding them to account. 

As 2020 ends, Rappler sums up the video headlines that defined the year – the hopeful and the tragic, the good and the bad – in less than 4 minutes.