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From the air bases to Greenhills: Ex-military doctor heads San Juan public hospital
The prospect of changing the quality of San Juaneños experience with public health would prove a worthy challenge for San Juan Medical Center Director Joseph Acosta
Young, educated, and furious: A survey of Hong Kong's protesters
Researchers from 4 of the city's universities survey participants across 12 protests – including mass rallies and 'fluid' and 'static' demonstrations – between June 9 and August 4
Ilhan Omar, U.S. congresswoman in eye of political storm
The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually won a seat in Congress
Duterte at the halfway mark: The Filipino's gamble
President Rodrigo Duterte, buoyed by a narrative of action and compassion, has recovered from 3 years worth of controversies. Will this narrative hold up until the end?
Nuelle Duterte takes back her name
President Rodrigo Duterte's niece is a full-on critic of the administration and is not afraid to take a stand, no matter what you think of her surname
Alias 'Bikoy': From seminarian to ex-con to whistle-blower
(UPDATED) Peter Joemel Advincula's life has taken many twists and turns, like most whistle-blowers
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?
Paring Bert's crusade
Get to know Jesuit priest Father Albert Alejo, one of the Catholic clergymen who have received death threats under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte
George H.W. Bush: Head of political dynasty, war hero
The decorated war pilot, oilman, and diplomat who later became the 41st US President steered America through the end of the Cold War
Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes 'dark-skinned people'
The crackdown 'has swept up refugees and asylum seekers, sent young children into horrid, prison-like conditions, and appears to have clear aspects of racial profiling against South Asians and Africans,' says Human Right Watch Asia Director Brad Adams
Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?
Mistakenly thinking each friend request has come from a real person may cause people to accept friend requests simply to be polite and not hurt someone else’s feelings
John McCain, unbridled titan of American politics
To the end, John McCain remained convinced that America's values should be shared and defended worldwide
Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM
The hardline former immigration minister bills himself as a man of faith and family who can get things done
Paul Manafort: from Trump campaign to prison
What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing
Menengok Masjid Indrapuri, masjid bekas candi di Aceh
Masjid Tuha Indrapuri salah satu masjid tertua di Asia Tenggara
Malaysia's elderly ex-strongman makes stunning return to power
In a win that overturns decades of dominance by the country's main coalition, Mahathir has secured an unlikely second act in the twilight of his political career
Rappler Talk: Job opportunities in the Philippines
Rappler talks to Jocelyn Pick, president and managing director of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., to talk about career opportunities
Stephen Hawking: A brief history of genius
Inside the shell of his increasingly useless body was a razor-sharp mind, fascinated by the nature of the Universe, how it was formed and how it might end
'A national shame': The death and homecoming of Joanna Demafelis
In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.
The Librarians: A Rappler Profile
'The law is clear,' Totanes says. 'Only licensed librarians can be appointed to all government libraries. So yes, the President violated the law.'
Is it legal to name Sheriff Abas Comelec chair?
This is the first time that a sitting Comelec commissioner is nominated to head the poll body, former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr tells Rappler
Duterte appointees to dominate Comelec by next year
By choosing Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the next elections chief, President Rodrigo Duterte can get to name 4 of 7 members of Comelec by February 2018
Sheriff Abas to break many firsts as Comelec chair
He will become the first Comelec chair from Mindanao, the first Muslim, and, at the age of 38, the youngest elections chief in Philippine history
'Pambansang Photobomber' Bong Go becomes hilarious photo meme
Thanks to a handy Facebook profile photo frame, top presidential aide Bong Go can take one of his famous selfies with you
Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'
Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines
LinkedIn rilis daftar perdana 'Power Profiles Indonesia'
Sebanyak 60% dari profil tersebut berasal dari perusahaan yang berbasis teknologi, seperti PT GO-JEK Indonesia, Bukalapak, hingga Tokopedia
Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep
The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor
Trump asked attorney general about dropping Arpaio case – report
Ex sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted for ignoring a court order to stop detaining illegal immigrants
#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017
Must watch videos from this week
Our son, Kian: A good, sweet boy
The family and neighbors of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos have only one question: Why in the world would police kill such a sweet boy?
The silent hero behind the Philippines' case vs China
Meet Henry Bensurto Jr the diplomat behind the blueprint of the Philippines case against China at The Hague
NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid
Resorts World Manila: Jessie's Got a Gun
There are many ways to begin this story but every beginning ends at the same place: inside a room high above a city the man on the bed burnt and dead with a bullet in his skull and a rifle on his chest
Chito Soganub: Hostage-priest in Marawi often mistaken for a Muslim
(UPDATED) The priest rescued from terrorists in Marawi City, Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, is loved by both Christians and Muslims as he works for peace
Tito Sotto and the blurry lines of showbiz, politics
The actor turned Senate leader attributes his rise to Eat Bulaga the popular noontime show that helped propel him to power and which critics use against him
Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'
Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he s no clone of the popular Chief Executive
Undermanned, under-equipped, QC's firemen battle fire
Quezon City a city of 2 94 million people needs at least 1 470 fire officers but the Quezon City Fire District has only 398
U.S. lists Yasay among former American citizens
The name Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr appears in the US government s Quarterly Publication of Individuals Who Have Chosen to Expatriate
From ‘mason’ to foreman: Erik’s story
After hopping from job to job Erik found benefits and better opportunities under one development corporation
How Jakatia Pawa's execution caught PH off guard
While OFW Jakatia Pawa was sentenced to death in 2010 the public got wind of the specific execution date only on Wednesday the execution date itself
Executed in Kuwait: Who was OFW Jakatia Pawa?
A mother of two 44 year old OFW Jakatia Pawa obtained a college degree then later served as a domestic worker in Kuwait
Donald Trump: The unlikely president
Donald Trump has become the triumphal face of a spreading – and troubling – populism
Alluring fake profiles dupe Israeli soldiers
Hamas militants hack into soldiers smartphones by pretending to be attractive women on Facebook
U.S. citizenship issue hounds Yasay ahead of CA confirmation
Nagging issues against Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr include the pending criminal charges filed against him by BSP and his flip flopping statements
Profil pemain timnas Indonesia yang berlaga di Piala AFF 2016
Sebanyak 23 pemain telah berangkat ke Filipina untuk bertanding dalam turnamen Piala AFF 2016
Truth about the youth: The difference of the Filipino millennial
A new study by McCann Truth Central highlights how Filipino millennials stand out from their global peers on their view of social media adulthood and social responsibility
Nobel laureate Bob Dylan: Uneasy 'voice of a generation'
If the phrase voice of a generation were trademarked it may well belong to Bob Dylan – but the singer and poet has been an uneasy spokesman
Rio 2016: Jessie Lacuna
The Atenean was once teased by his older brothers who had won swimming titles before him Now he s representing the Philippines for the second time at the Olympics
Rio 2016: Kirstie Alora
Kirstie Alora used taekwondo to escape from bullies while growing up in Laguna Now the 67 kilogram jin will represent the Philippines at the 2016 Olympics
Atlet angkat besi siap harumkan nama Indonesia di Olimpiade Rio 2016
Mari mengenal lebih dekat ke 7 atlet angkat besi yang akan membawa nama Indonesia dalam Olimpiade Rio pada bulan Agustus mendatang