Rappler's latest stories on Buena Bernal
The life of field interviewers
While analysts and statisticians crunch the numbers there are little known wage earners who gather the data: field interviewers
Rappler reporters are Transparency International Young Journalists
Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal are selected to cover the world s largest anti corruption conference in Malaysia in September
SONA 2015: The state of Philippine labor under Aquino
Were laborers among President Benigno Aquino III s bosses?
Deaths in PH factory fire show need for decent jobs
Part of the government s commitment to uphold international labor standards is monitoring and regulating businesses so that jobs created are not mere sources of income but are also safe secure and decent
Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers
Migrant workers rights advocate Susan Toots Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment
Filipino wives appeal for fishermen-husbands detained in Indonesia
There’s nothing [here] that’s why they run to Indonesia All I want that somebody helps us We just want our family to come home
Decent jobs? The case of Filipino handline fishermen
Handliners are often subjected to hazardous working conditions sleeping in cramped quarters with no clean and adequate water months away from home
Restless, relentless ex-journalist Mei Magsino laid to rest
Notwithstanding allegations against her there is no justification for the heartless and brutal slay of Batangueña journalist Melinda Mei Magsino
Unfazed, Mary Jane Veloso's sister still tried luck abroad
Maritess Veloso Laurente sister of the OFW on Indonesia s death row wants to return to Bahrain through the legal process: Ayaw ko magaya sa kapatid ko
Unit buyers cry fraud over New San Jose condo sale
Unit buyers claim the loan obtained by the developer was at the expense of people who were simply trying to find a place they could call home
Corruption in LGUs: Why medicines are inaccessible
The procurement of medicines by local governments has been a major source of corruption politicking and even risk to doctors lives
Trouble brewing in Bgy Bel-Air?
Nene Lichauco of Bgy Bel Air in Makati City has served for 30 years as village chief but corruption charges haunt her
Stem cell debate: Innovation or safety?
The challenge hounding DOH and the FDA is finding the balance between innovation and sound regulation
E-cigarettes: To ban or not to ban?
Contrasting claims about the pros and cons of e cigarettes leave government in a quandary
#SONA2013: The state of public healthcare in the Philippines
Rappler takes a look back at the Aquino administration s healthcare agenda
IN PHOTOS: Finding purpose in helping others
Angelo Valencia finds purpose in shifting from corporate law to building classrooms for the benefit of children in far flung areas
The fight against pneumonia
Pneumonia is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the Philippines
Falling in love with military school
Two Filipinos overcome financial hurdles and graduate with honors in US military schools while another cadet enters this year
‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’
Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures
Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 971: Heroes and the moment
It will never be the same says passenger Marlon Bo The knowledge that life is uncertain changes a man
Is the Philippines really gay-friendly?
The moment that we LGBTs step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype
Why we must protect our seas
Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction
Votes for sale, anyone?
This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling
The whys of suicide
Families should provide a support system It is the best deterrent to suicide
18 stories of Filipinos overcoming poverty
They are citizens who are aware government aid can only go so far and the rest is almost always up to them
From priest for the poor to environmentalist
Thanks to the nomination of a fellow development worker Fr Edwin Gariguez was awarded the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize with an award of US 150 000 for the furtherance of his cause
Online civic engagement: Is it for real?
We are now able to enter what used to be the exclusive domain of the media More importantly we are able to set the agenda according to what matters to us and frame the agenda in a way that it reflects our collective voice