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[OPINION] The humanitarian imperative and the threat of the Anti-Terror Bill

Jun 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'An important issue, though less discussed in online debates, is the anti-terror bill’s implication on people’s access to humanitarian support'

‘Mas dapat magalit’: Filipino youth face dangerous future with anti-terror bill

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The Filipino youth will bear the brunt of the anti-terror bill's long-lasting effects

[OPINION] Let us think more critically about 'terrorism'

Jun 10, 2020 - 9:16 PM

'[C]ertain academics have recently argued that the legalization of armed movements in the country...would result in the end of their armed struggle. The academics’ arguments stand on shaky ground.'

[OPINION] What is the need for this anti-terror bill?

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:10 PM

'The timing, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is telling'

[PODCAST] Mapanganib ang anti-terror bill para sa lahat ng Filipino

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Paano maaapektuhan ng anti-terror bill ang ordinaryong mamamayan?

CHR brands anti-terror bill 'highly intrusive,' open to abuse

Jun 02, 2020 - 7:15 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says the bill's broad definition of terrorism is an 'overreach' that could harm Filipinos in the long run

REPEAL HUMAN SECURITY ACT. Activists gather outside the House of Representatives to protest against the proposed anti-terrorism bill on March 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of Saka, Sinag Bayan, and UMA

Rappler Talk: Challenges faced by SOGIE equality bill at the Senate

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure

Advocates urge discussions on SOGIE 'from point of love and impartiality'

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education

SOGIE advocates pose at #HumanizingSOGIE launch in Makati, Philippines (L-R): Propel Manila CEO JC Valenzuela, Propel Manila Creative Chief Raymund Sison, Quezon City Councilor Mayen Juico, Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, Embassy of Canada in the Philippines Charge d' affaires Warren Mucci, Love is All We Need Founder Queenmelo Esguerra, SPARK! Philippines Executive Director Maica Teves. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

#SOGIEEqualityNow: Transgender restroom issue sparks call for passage of SOGIE bill

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill

Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

May 11, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives

Anti gay marriage protesters display placards reading “violated the referendum, lawmakers should step down“ during a demonstration outside Parliament in Taipei on May 8, 2019.  Sam YEH / AFP

FACT CHECK: A new death penalty law won't apply to De Lima's case

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines also prohibits the passing of any retroactive law

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?

Why PNP's new subpoena powers threaten our rights

Mar 11, 2018 - 1:40 PM

'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia

OPLAN TOKHANG. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 30-August 5, 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Must watch videos from this week

NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on LTFRB issues vs Grab, Uber and Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3

If you're arrested or detained, know these rights

May 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Constitution remains in effect even in times of emergency such as during martial law This means that rights during arrest or detention remain in place

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

CRISIS IN MARAWI. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the armed clashes between government forces and the Maute Group arrives in Iligan on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Iran's Rouhani unveils landmark bill of rights

Dec 19, 2016 - 7:09 PM

UPDATED I m very pleased that today one of my most important promises is being delivered and I am achieving one of my oldest dreams Hassan Rouhani tells officials in a televised ceremony

ROUHANI. A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on December 18, 2016 shows him (R) greeting Yukiya Amano (L) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in the capital Tehran. Photo from the Iranian Presidency/AFP

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Senate bills seek to punish violators of airline passengers' rights

Oct 31, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Senators say a law is needed to institutionalize the rights of airline passengers to penalize violators

AIR PASSENGER RIGHTS. Senators want the institutionalization of the air passengers bill of rights to impose stricter penalties on airlines that would violate it.

Poe to push for changes in Constitution's economic provisions

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:45 PM

If elected Grace Poe says Constitutional amendment will be part of her agenda during her first month in office

1987 CONSTITUTION. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is open to amending the economic provisions of the Constitution. Screenshot from Rappler

Things to know: Human rights in the Philippines

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) Here's what you should know about human rights, a vital component of most modern democracies

Pendapat kamu soal Donald Trump yang melarang muslim masuk Amerika

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Sikap Trump ini jadi salah satu pernyataan paling kontroversial dari aneka komentar mengejutkan Trump selama ini

Motorcycle riders push for rights, road safety

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Did you know that among all motorists motorcycle riders suffer the most harassment from traffic authorities?

Motorbikes are lined up in a parking lot. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

DOTC to airlines: No overbooking during peak seasons

Apr 14, 2015 - 7:58 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board for its part is looking to fix a minimum compensation for any passenger who is denied boarding due to overbooking

DOTC, CAB: Cebu Pacific's ‘excuses’ unacceptable

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:40 PM

A contingency plan should have be in place during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year to ensure passenger welfare Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

No right of reply in consolidated FOI bill

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Most politicians who push for the right of reply are afraid that the proposed bill will be used against them by the media according to the bill s authors

Stop hunger now: 'Pagkain sapat dapat'

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:30 AM

It s World Food Day Did you know the Philippines has a pending Zero Hunger bill ?

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet

Sep 28, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Tim Berners Lee a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago calls for a bill of rights that will guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users privacy

Rampant baggage theft in NAIA

Aug 02, 2014 - 12:49 PM

I hope that NAIA implements policies to keep travelers’ luggage safe or impose harsh punishments for those caught stealing But at the same time I know they won’t do a thing about it

A closeup of a thief wearing gloves holding a woman's bag photo from shutterstock

Test case for passenger rights: ZestAir, airport sued

Jun 12, 2014 - 6:27 PM

A senior citizen who fainted at the airport sues Zest Airways and the Manila International Airport Authority in the hope that other air travellers who have suffered will follow suit

Oplan Ligtas Biyahe starts Oct 25

Oct 21, 2013 - 8:08 PM

The transportation department will start its road safety campaign as it anticipates higher volume of passengers for the upcoming elections and the halloween weekend

TRAVEL TIME. Travelers expected to increase due to 2 long weekends coming up. File photo by AFP

Miriam goes after scheming cab drivers

Oct 12, 2013 - 9:18 PM

There are too many disturbing reports of taxi drivers and operators who take advantage of their passengers Santiago says

Air France fined for forcing non-Jewish passenger off flight

Apr 04, 2013 - 9:08 PM

A French court orders Air France to pay a 10 000 euro fine and damages for ordering a pro Palestinian activist off a flight to Tel Aviv

Photo obtained from the Air France website

SC asked to nullify law on libel penalty

Dec 29, 2012 - 12:34 PM

The amended petition came weeks before the SC holds its oral arguments on the Cybercrime law which increases the penalty for libel

DECRIMINALIZE LIBEL. Lawyer Harry Roque and columnist Ellen Tordesillas said libel - online or not should not be punishable with imprisonment.

6 rights you have as an airline passenger

Dec 10, 2012 - 6:56 PM

As an airline passenger these are the key things you need to know

Air Passenger Bill of Rights is out

Dec 10, 2012 - 6:23 PM

This aims to protect travelers from what are perceived to be abusive practices by local and domestic airlines including overbooking rebooking ticket refunds cancelled and delayed flights lost luggage and misleading advertisements on fares

FLYING RIGHTS. Airline passengers have rights the government wants local and foreign carriers to observe. Photo by AFP

Air passenger rights bill out 'this week'

Dec 03, 2012 - 6:02 PM

The final draft of the bill released by the Department of Transportation and Communications now also covers foreign carriers not just local ones

Evardone 'hell-bent' on delaying FOI?

Dec 01, 2012 - 6:43 PM

The FOI bill may not reach the plenary as quickly as expected the Right to Know Right Now Coalition says

Air passenger bill of rights 'finalized,' out 'soon'

Sep 04, 2012 - 12:36 PM

The bill of rights is meant to address numerous passenger complaints stemming from decades long airline practices

NAIA Terminal 1

Is your representative among 117 supporting FOI bill? See list

Aug 06, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Erin Tañada III says he expects more lawmakers to support the bill

Revised air passenger bill of rights draft out in 2 weeks

Jul 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM

Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas says the official bill of rights under a joint administrative order with CAB and DTI will be out by August their previously announced target

Roxas tells airlines: Passenger bill of rights won't ruin you

Jul 06, 2012 - 8:41 PM

Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas says the bill will balance the interests of all stakeholders in the aviation industry

‘Airlines may overbook at their expense’

Jul 04, 2012 - 6:29 PM

A draft administrative order allows carriers to overbook but will require them to offer amenities and services to compensate bumped off passengers

Bumped off or flight delayed? Know your passenger rights

May 24, 2012 - 8:09 PM

Actress Claudine Barretto s baggage issue which led to the headline grabbing airport brawl weeks ago is one of the growing complaints among passengers of local airlines