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Rappler's latest stories on Buena Bernal


The life of field interviewers

Oct 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM

While analysts and statisticians crunch the numbers there are little known wage earners who gather the data: field interviewers

FIELD WORK. Data gatherers on a field work. Photo from field interviewers

Rappler reporters are Transparency International Young Journalists

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:10 AM

Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal are selected to cover the world s largest anti corruption conference in Malaysia in September

IACC YOUNG JOURNALISTS. Rappler multimedia reporters Ayee Macaraig and Buena Bernal join the Young Journalists (YJ) Initiative of Transparency International.

SONA 2015: The state of Philippine labor under Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Were laborers among President Benigno Aquino III s bosses?

Photo by Faye Sales/ Rappler

Deaths in PH factory fire show need for decent jobs

May 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

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

WIDOWER. Emmanuel Madiclom loses his wife and daughter to a Valenzuela fire. Photo by Faye Sales

Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers

May 07, 2015 - 2:31 PM

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

May 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

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

May 01, 2015 - 12:52 PM

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

Apr 21, 2015 - 1:55 PM

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

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:08 PM

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

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:14 PM

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

Nov 03, 2013 - 1:30 PM

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?

Oct 27, 2013 - 12:14 AM

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?

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:00 AM

The challenge hounding DOH and the FDA is finding the balance between innovation and sound regulation

E-cigarettes: To ban or not to ban?

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Contrasting claims about the pros and cons of e cigarettes leave government in a quandary

#SONA2013: The state of public healthcare in the Philippines

Jul 22, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the Aquino administration s healthcare agenda

IN PHOTOS: Finding purpose in helping others

Jul 20, 2013 - 5:40 PM

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

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Pneumonia is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the Philippines

Falling in love with military school

Jun 29, 2013 - 9:37 PM

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’

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures

Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 971: Heroes and the moment

Jun 22, 2013 - 3:34 PM

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?

Jun 14, 2013 - 3:00 PM

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

Jun 08, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction

Votes for sale, anyone?

May 11, 2013 - 3:05 AM

This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling

The whys of suicide

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Families should provide a support system It is the best deterrent to suicide

18 stories of Filipinos overcoming poverty

Mar 02, 2013 - 11:32 PM

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

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:20 AM

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

COMMUNITY. Fr Edwin Gariguez lives with the Mangyans of Mindoro. Photo from goldmanprize.org

Online civic engagement: Is it for real?

Oct 13, 2012 - 1:18 AM

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