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China should 'embrace' rise of neighbors – ex-US envoy

Aug 15, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Former US Ambassador Curtis Chin also compares Asian regional disputes to the book based television series Game of Thrones

CHINA AND NEIGHBORS. Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Thailand Permanent Secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow pose for a photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN)-China Ministerial Meeting at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on August 9, 2014. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

#TalkThursday: ASEAN, China and the US

Aug 15, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Where are rising tensions between ASEAN and China headed? Is US intervention making things worse?

Drilon: Only Mar Roxas for LP standard-bearer

Aug 08, 2014 - 7:38 AM

LP stalwart Senate President Franklin Drilon says the LP is not considering Senator Grace Poe and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto for now

'ONLY MAR.' Senate President Franklin Drilon tells Rappler's Maria Ressa that the LP is not considering any other candidate for president as of now. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Here's a challenge: Take disaster preparedness seriously

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:51 PM

I witnessed a major disaster response drill and I was disheartened with what I saw

RESPONSE. Many people don't take earthquake drills seriously. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

EDCA to boost defense posture, allow new joint activities

May 01, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino gives the assurance that the Philippines will have the final say on the activities of US troops here

PH PANEL CHAIRMAN: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino

'Bunkhouse controversy unfair to contractors, volunteers'

Jan 11, 2014 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Local politics gets in the way of rebuilding shelters for Yolanda survivors says Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

Who will audit Yolanda donations sent via private sector?

Dec 06, 2013 - 2:12 PM

More than 98 of aid for Yolanda victims is coursed through non governmental institutions Who will audit them?

'People can help' watch over funds – COA, DBM

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:51 AM

DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability

#BudgetWatch: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Dec 02, 2013 - 5:46 PM

COA and DBM answer questions on accountability and transparency in this special BudgetWatch interview

#BudgetWatch Special #TalkThursday Edition: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Science, tech 'key to PH competitiveness'

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo says Filipino technology works and the DOST aims to harness it

Palace: NGOs asking for PDAF to be vetted

Jul 25, 2013 - 11:35 PM

In recent years when there was an increase in the number of NGOs availing themselves of lawmakers pork barrel any group could just get a slice of the pie

Drilon: Laws to address clamor for Charter change

Jul 18, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Sen Franklin Drilon says laws will address the clamor for economic reforms and inclusive growth

'DIVERTING ATTENTION.' Incoming Senate President Franklin Drilon said instead of "diverting attention" through charter change, the administration will push for economic reforms through passing laws.

Bishop Buhain: ‘Church higher-ups denied me due process’

Jun 21, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Canon Law provides for due process but Buhain who was forced to retire over alleged indiscretions says the ones implementing it may have been forgetful

Robredo: I'm the example of how votes can't be bought

May 22, 2013 - 8:33 PM

Politicians do not necessarily understand that money is not the primary motivation she says

#TalkThursday: Cesar Purisima on PH's investment grade

Apr 04, 2013 - 7:58 AM

TalkThursday speaks with Finance Secretary Cesar V Purisima on the Philippines investment grade status and more

PPCRV fears poll delays in May

Feb 15, 2013 - 10:43 AM

I m hoping that they get their act together says PPCRV s Ana de Villa Singson referring to various firms in charge of poll preparations

#TalkThursday: Portrait of an oppositionist

Feb 08, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Rappler talks to Zambales Rep and UNA senatorial candidate Mitos Magsaysay

Cybercrime law: To junk or amend?

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:23 AM

University of the Philippines professor JJ Disini says only certain provisions of the law are bad and the rest can stay

#TalkThursday with Ernest Cu: the future of mobile

Dec 20, 2012 - 3:08 PM

Maria Ressa talks to Ernest Cu CEO and President of Globe Telecom on the future of telecommunications in this edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday - Fighting corruption in the government

Dec 06, 2012 - 1:48 PM

MANILA Philippines Maria Ressa talks to Grace Pulido Tan Chairperson of the Commission on Audit COA in this edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday with Amb. Cuisia: U.S. elections and its impact on Asia

Nov 08, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Rappler talks to PH Ambassador Jose Cuisia in this edition of TalkThursday


#TalkThursday: U.S. elections and its impact on the Philippines

Nov 01, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Rappler talks to US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr in this special edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday with Amb. Harry Thomas

#TalkThursday: View from the Outside

Oct 25, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Rappler talks to former U S Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Curtis Chin


Aquino's good 'vibes' with Sereno

Oct 18, 2012 - 3:41 PM

In choosing between two equally qualified candidates for a position Aquino also depends on vibes

#TalkThursday: Jaime FlorCruz

Sep 13, 2012 - 11:24 AM

In this edition of TalkThursday Rappler sits down with Jaime FlorCruz CNN Beijing bureau chief

Brillante Mendoza picks tough issues over entertainment

Aug 27, 2012 - 10:18 AM

The multi awarded director chats with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about Captive

THROUGH 'CAPTIVE,' BRILLANTE MENDOZA hopes to push Filipinos out of their comfort zones. Photography by Cholo dela Vega. Grooming by Georginna Desuasido.

#TalkThursday: South China Sea, flashpoint in Asian politics

Jul 19, 2012 - 2:21 PM

Zachary Abuza discusses the brewing conflict in South China Sea conflict and politics in Asia

#TalkThursday: Project Noah

Jun 28, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Rappler talks to DOST s Dr Mahar Lagmay on the website designed to be a nationwide mitigation system Project Noah

Carpio’s penance? Wait for 2 years – Saguisag

Jun 22, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Former Senator Rene Saguisag says Justice Carpio must do penance for supposed sins of The Firm

Pia Cayetano: 5 misconceptions about the RH bill

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:49 AM

It took a year for the RH bill to hurdle debates in the Senate Sen Pia Cayetano responds to the most controversial misconceptions

#TalkThursday: The defense in retrospect

May 31, 2012 - 2:37 PM

What else could the defense have done for the acquittal of the Chief Justice?

#TalkThursday: Prosecuting The Chief Justice

May 24, 2012 - 3:03 PM

Rappler s Maria Ressa talks with prosecution spokesperson Juan Edgardro Sonny Angara

#TalkThursday: Filipino in Silicon Valley

May 17, 2012 - 6:50 PM

Rappler s Maria Ressa sits down with Filipino Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dado Banatao for this week s edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday: Chel Diokno on Corona Trial

May 10, 2012 - 1:51 PM

Maria Ressa talks to Chel Diokno to tell us what to expect and what s at stake when the Chief Justice and Ombudsman meet in the CoronaTrial

#TalkThursday: Palarong Pambansa back in the spotlight

May 03, 2012 - 12:18 PM

TalkThursday talks about Palarong Pambansa with DepEd s Tonisito Umali

Aquino's thriftiness rubbing off on govt, says Purisima

Apr 28, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Finance chief says the President spends government money as if it s his own

Cayetano to parties: Think Facebook

Apr 21, 2012 - 3:43 PM

Engaging and connected Sen Alan Peter Cayetano says political parties should be like Facebook

#TalkThursday: Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano

Apr 18, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Rappler sits down with Senators Francis Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano for the latest edition of TalkThursday

Instagram: 4 lessons in digital disruption

Apr 13, 2012 - 10:44 AM

A model digital start up Instagram shook up traditional business models

#TalkThursday: A new kid in PH skies

Mar 30, 2012 - 1:12 PM

Rappler s Lala Rimando chats with AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Philippines CEO Maan Hontiveros who vow to revolutionize air travel for Filipinos by connecting them to various local destinations and Southeast Asian neighbors

Q and A with Manny Villar

Mar 16, 2012 - 12:06 PM

For the first time since he lost the 2010 presidential race Sen Manuel Manny Villar talks about politics the economy and the Corona impeachment

Sen Manny Villar talks to Rappler

Villar warns against targeting Corona

Mar 16, 2012 - 11:48 AM

Senator Manuel Villar supports the President’s anti-corruption campaign but is doubtful that removing Corona from office is the right approach. Appearing on #TalkThursday for an exclusive interview with Rappler’s Maria Ressa, Villar warned that zeroing in on Corona might be tantamount to persecution. He added that the fight against corruption must be accompanied by economic growth. This kind of growth, he said, is the only sustainable approach to fighting corruption. On the impeachment, he refused to speculate how voting will turn out since many factors are at play in the impeachment court’s decision – including politics. Read more in Rappler.