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Boracay: From pristine island to fragile paradise

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.

WATCH: Forum on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Watch the forum live on Rappler

A picture taken on November 23, 2015 shows the new building of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO / ANP / MARTIJN BEEKMAN +++ NETHERLANDS OUT / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Martijn Beekman

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 AM

UPDATED On March 24 1996 the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history which led to a drastic change in the country s mining policy

DISASTER. Villagers look at mine waste that overflowed from the Boac River after a damaged tunnel of the Marcopper Mining Corp discharged tons of copper mine tailings polluting the Boac River. Photo by AFP

La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte's 10-point agenda

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM

In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris' climate summit, also known as Cop21. Dominique Faget/AFP

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE Antonio La Viña a veteran of international climate talks also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

Legarda: Why is PH taking its time to ratify Paris climate pact?

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Legarda: We need to ratify the Paris Agreement so that we can access the Green Climate Fund and receive other technical and financial support from developed countries

PARIS AGREEMENT. Senator Loren Legarda says she is certain the Philippines will ratify the Paris Agreement. Legarda file photo by Rappler; File photo of negotiations in Paris from COP21

Federalism 'much deeper change' than war on drugs – analysts

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM

During his first State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte urges Filipinos to hurry up the federal system of government and to make sure a president with ceremonial powers is elected – even if it s not him

PITCH FOR FEDERALISM. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, on July 25, 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Manila bishop on killings: Crime can't stop crime

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Referring to victims of extrajudicial killings Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo says Paano naman ang kanilang mga pamilya?

FIFTH COMMANDMENT. Catholics in a Mass on July 25, 2016, wear shirts bearing the 5th commandment, 'Huwag Kang Papatay (Thou Shall Not Kill,' to remember victims of recent extrajudicial killings. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

SONA 2016: Duterte's winding speech a 'lost opportunity' – analysts

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:33 PM

[It s] a lost opportunity because speeches like these are a moment to unify the country make clear the vision of governance former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña says

LONG-WINDED. President Rodrigo Duterte punctuates his State of the Nation Address with ad-libbed remarks.

Who are running Grace Poe's campaign?

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM

They come from different backgrounds – business politics media law and her own family among others – a mix of campaign first timers and veterans

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Chiz Escudero visit Saint Louis University during a school visit in Baguio City. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Filipino named int’l arbitrator for environmental disputes

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Outgoing Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña joins the specialized panel of arbitrators for environmental disputes at the Permanent Court of Arbitration

INTERNATIONAL ROLE. Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña has been named an arbitrator on environmental issues in a special panel based in The Hague. File photo by Rappler

Cagayan priest to sue Magat Dam operator over floods

Dec 22, 2015 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED The priest says that when SN Aboitiz Power Group released water from Magat Dam at the height of Typhoon Nona Melor it caused head high floods and damaged crops

A year after peace deal signing: Prospects for Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:50 AM

What are the prospects for the passage of the law implementing the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front post Mamasapano?

REMEMBERING PEACE. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Jesuit psychologist Jaime Bulatao: 'Seer of hearts'

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Known as one of the fathers of Philippine psychology the late Fr Jaime Bulatao combined heart and mind to understand the Filipino psyche

'SEER OF HEARTS.' Fr Jaime Bulatao, 92, is known for his writings on Filipino psychology and hypnosis. Photo courtesy of Ateneo and the Philippine Jesuits

Crame or Taguig? Court has say on senators’ detention

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Sotto and Honasan want the Senate to suggest that the 3 senators continue to be detained in Camp Crame but only the Court can rule on the issue

NEW ROOMS. Inside one of the newly-renovated rooms of the Custodial center. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘SC should clarify liability for DAP’

Jul 17, 2014 - 7:47 PM

Ateneo School of Government Dean Antonio La Viña says the SC should clarify that its ruling on the liability of the architects of DAP is non binding

'CLEAR MISTAKE.' This is how Dean Tony La Viña describes the paragraph in the SC DAP ruling on the liability of the architects of the government's spending program.

Comelec certainly no wallflower - analysts

May 15, 2013 - 8:39 PM

The poll body s various policy experiments encouraged change in the overall attitude of both the voters and the candidates

Climate refugees: losing homes and hopes

Apr 28, 2013 - 8:07 AM

The government must come up with a more nuanced solution to the problem of having climate refugees

NO HOMES. People displaced by typhoon Gener in Navotas have yet to find new homes. Screenshot from Rappler report.

Corona's hypoglycemia

May 22, 2012 - 8:47 PM

Hypoglycemia which supposedly forced Chief Justice Renato Corona to walk out of the impeachment court can usually be cured with Coke says doctor

DIABETIC CORONA. The Chief Justice walked out of the Senate session hall supposedly due to hypoglycemia.

Secrecy in the Supreme Court: good or bad?

Feb 23, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Some lawyers say it could weaken the institution; others argue it s hypocritical

JUSTICE SERENO: Was it right of her to disclose all?

Gibo quits Lakas, starts leadership council

Nov 03, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Gibo Teodoro shuts the door on party politics but the so called ‘Mr Galing at Talino’ turns the key to a different kind of engagement