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[OPINION] Defiance as a moral obligation

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:20 PM

'Jesus, in the Gospel, said that if a hand causes you to sin, it has to be cut off. This means that things that enable immorality have to be fought and abolished.'

[OPINION] Activism as a call from Christianity

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Calling our aid charity posits a hierarchy between you and the ones you choose to help'

Facebook's Manage Activity tool lets you delete old posts in bulk

Jun 13, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Facebook’s new Manage Activity tool can help you easily filter, delete, or archive multiple posts at a time.

MANAGE ACTIVITY. Screenshot from Facebook.

[OPINION] The problem with cancel culture, virtue signaling, and everything in between

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:26 PM

'If we only limit ourselves to half the conversation, the revolution will only be half-finished'

Hong Kong leader accuses U.S. of 'double standards' over protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) Both Chinese and Hong Kong officials seize on the unrest gripping the US in their propaganda drive to justify their own crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the national security law plans

CARRIE. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (C) holds a press conference after attending the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in Hong Kong on May 22, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

[OPINION] Christians can do more than protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'It is easy for anyone to call on protest if he has the social safety nets when social unrest arises. But what about the poor?'

[OPINION] Should Christians protest?

May 17, 2020 - 12:30 PM

'Some Christians today say that Jesus had nothing to do with politics. He criticized religious leaders but not the political ones, they reason. But this is a distorted reading of the Bible.'

[OPINION] What I learned from Anakpawis

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:04 PM

'[Peasant organizations] do not teach 'anti-government propaganda;' they organize seminars, workshops, and discussions about issues that not a lot of institutions dare think about

[OPINION] Where should academics stand in times of injustice?

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'My deepest resentment and indignation is reserved for scholars and self-proclaimed experts who spin and twist academic knowledge to legitimize and validate oppression'

[OPINION] Pens and placards: On campus journalists as student activists

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'

[OPINION] Campus militarization: Imagined or real?

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'

[OPINION] Do you believe in 'quiet activism?'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:41 PM

'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'

[OPINION] Activists take care of our rights, but who takes care of our activists?

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters

[OPINION] Confessions of a former rah-rah activist

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:51 PM

'I realized being an activist never really dies even when you leave the movement'

[OPINION] I used to hate activists, until I became one

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'I remember rolling my eyes every time I'd hear protesters chanting. I hated all of it. I was so annoyed.'

[OPINION] The truth in placards: Why activists are not a nuisance

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45 PM

'You know it’s right to junk rice liberalization when you've encountered a farmer who won't eat with you, for fear that she might get used to eating 3 times a day'

[OPINION] Activism is not a waste of time

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'Yes, the road to freedom will be filled with inconveniences and sacrifices, but the rewards that lie ahead are still worth fighting for'

[OPINION] Activism, from someone you wouldn't expect

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'I used to hate protests. I used to ride that high horse without any regard for the facts on the ground.'

[OPINION] My fight is their fight: Stand with human rights defenders under attack

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'The attempt on my life did not succeed, nor has it scared me off, as was the intention'

[OPINION] What does it mean to celebrate Andres Bonifacio?

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Bonifacio’s Philippines, in a way, isn’t too different from ours. Bonifacio’s true legacy was that he showed us what needs to be done.

[OPINION] Duterte is making a big mistake

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The human rights community exists for a reason and it will not cease to exist – even if tyrants like President Rodrigo Duterte become powerless

Voicing out: UP Visayas cheering competition a platform for creative activism

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The annual cheering competition may be puzzling to those outside the University of the Philippines Visayas community but it’s become a part of this UP campus’ culture – a platform for the sharp wit of Ilonggo Iskolars ng Bayan

Photos courtesy of the UPV School of Technology Student Council, Gian Genoveza, and Carl Don Berwin

Vegans and animal advocates to stage protest against animal oppression

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Official Animal Rights March is happening on October 26, 12 pm at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila

First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island – study

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Until now, the earliest known location on Naxos was the Cave of Zas, dated to 7,000 years ago. We have extended the history of the island by 193,000 years,' anthropologist Tristan Carter says

Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty's highest human rights award

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Greta Thunberg gets a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University where the ceremony was held

AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE. Greta Thunberg (L) poses with Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo (R) after receiving Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award at George Washington University in Washington, DC on September 16, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Human-like neural activity detected in lab grown mini brains

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The so-called 'cerebral organoids' or mini-brains derived from adult stem cells have been around for a decade or so but have never previously developed functional neural networks

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[OPINION] Activism as the foundation of the university

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The truth that we uncover in the university reveals a dying planet, an unequal social order, persistent poverty and universal hunger, unjust war and violence, bigotry and discrimination, intolerance and hate

CHR reminds government: Activism is a right

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'

Condemning the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's admininstration, relatives of victims of extra judicial killings along with human rights groups picketed the DND headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo and the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Demanding justice for their slain kin amidst the recent adoption of the Iceland resolution at the UNHRC to investigate the human rights violations and drug war related killings in the Philippines. July 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

U.N. experts urged to probe killings of environmental defenders in PH

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:38 PM

In its annual report, international watchdog Global Witness has tagged the Philippines as the most dangerous country for environmental activists

DEADLIEST. The Kalikasan Philippine Network for Environment holds a press briefing at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City to release the report by international watchdog Global Witness which has dubbed the Philippines as the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Visit these cool spots to switch up your workout

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Because lifting weights and treadmills are not the only path to fitness

PH deadliest country for environmental activists in 2018 – report

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Global Witness says 30 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines in 2018

A group of farmers hold a protest at the Department of Justice in Manila on 11 March 2019, as the mother of a survivor in the Sagay massacre files a child custody case against police officers and her estranged ex-husband. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Pacquiao son suits up for Brent Manila in ISAC boys basketball

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Despite his equally illustrious teammates, Michael Pacquiao's Brent International School Manila Lions end up fifth place

FIFTH PLACE. LIONS Pacquiao son at International Schools Activities Conference

Workshops you and your kids can learn from this summer 2019

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Summer's here, and so are the endless opportunities to learn new things!

SUMMER ON STAGE. The Philippine Educational Theater Association is among the groups hosting theater workshops for all ages this summer. Photo courtesy of PETA

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions'

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Student labor activists post new allegations online against police saying they were summoned in the past week for 'meetings' at police stations in Beijing where they were threatened with expulsion and jail

CRACKDOWN. Chinese authorities tighten their grip on student labor activists. File photo by AFP

For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behavior– study

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:59 PM

How could the ocean's most accomplished deep-sea diver wind up with nitrogen bubbles poisoning its veins? Short answer: beaked whales – especially one species known as Cuvier's – get really, really scared.

VULNERABLE. The Cuvier's beaked whale listed as 'vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List of endangered species, and is thought to have a global population of 5,000 to 7,000. Shutterstock phot

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019

Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Petron goes back-to-back in 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers deliver another masterclass as they defeat the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

BACK-TO-BACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers cap off another dominant conference with a title. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Xi Jinping's schedule of activities in PH

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Highlights of the Chinese President's November 20 to 21 visit to Manila include a state banquet hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and courtesy calls by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III

POWER. Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin on May 14, 2017. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/AFP

'First sunrise in years': Freed Venezuela activist arrives in Madrid

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:30 AM

Lorent Saleh is the president of NGO Operation Freedom, which works to promote human rights, democracy, and civil liberties in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America

IMPRISONED. Activist Lorent Saleh was imprisoned for 4 years. File photo from Saleh's Facebook page

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

AFP's red-tagging a threat to freedom of expression – artists, directors

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus

RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

SCHEDULE: 46th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Several activities are lined up for Friday, September 21, in Metro Manila and the regions to commemorate the declaration of Proclamation 1081

A day before the commemoration of the 46th Martial Law Anniversary, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, artist apply finishing touches on the giant art heads of the late president "Marcos and Duterte" the present president. The late President Marcos was the author of the September 21, 1972 Martial Law, while President Rody Duterte is the architect of the present Mindanao Martial Law. The arts of heads of former president Gloria Arroyo half with the late president Marcos head (left), former senator Bongbong Marcos head half with his fathers head (right) and president Duterte's head (center) is transformable to giant head of the late dictator Marcos. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4,000 cops to secure September 21 activities

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says another 1,000 police are to remain on standby at the PNP headquarters should assistance be needed

SAFETY. PNP deploys a 4,000-strong force for September 21 activities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

It's almost impossible to escape Google's tracking, new study shows

Aug 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM

An idle Android smartphone with its Chrome browser open sends data communications to Google's servers as often as 14 times an hour, according to the study

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. File photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Colleagues say the leftist politician was killed because she had angered police and underground paramilitary groups known as militias

ACTIVIST. Brazilian lawmaker and Black human rights activist Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign in August 2016. Photo from Wiki Commons

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48

Customs chief Lapeña suspends 5 BOC officers in Cagayan de Oro

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months

BUSTED. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) and Cagayan de Oro BOC Collector Jamail Marohomsalic show one sack of smuggled white sugar from Thailand. The smuggled goods were seized happened at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Staying home on a long weekend?

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Here are ways to keep yourself entertained if you’re chilling at home

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a change.org petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from Change.org.