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Sereno to SC: Junk quo warranto because SALN allegation not valid

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Sereno says she will be able to prove in the Senate that she complied with the SALN law

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno offers respect to supporters during press conference launching the 'Coalition for Justice' compose of various civic and catholic groups to express their support held at the Balay Kalinaw at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PBA fines Arwind Santos P25,000 for Game 3 comments, flagrant foul

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'Kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang 'yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo,' says Arwind Santos after San Miguel's Game 3 loss to Ginebra

Case vs Trillanes, CPP vs Duterte, Trump on climate change | Evening wRap

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

SC orders government to answer petition vs martial law

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The court en banc declares the petition sufficient in form and substance

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Social media users advised to be critical of trolls

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

‘You have to engage them and fight back,’ says veteran journalist Ed Lingao at Rappler’s ‘Truth, Trust, and Democracy’ forum

THE PANELISTS. From L to R: Lourd de Veyra, Tonyo Cruz, Leloy Claudio, Eg Lingao, and Caloy Conde during the Rappler forum on November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Freedom House report, Maguindanao airstrike, Trump on U.S.-PH ties | Evening wRap

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Instagram introduces comment controls, kindness initiative

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Instagram's new comment controls allow public accounts to choose who can comment on posts, whether it's everyone, groups of people, people you follow, or your account's followers

'Your wife is a pig': Commenters bash Jeff Horn, pregnant wife on social media

Jul 03, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Angry fans target the Australian boxer and his wife hurling invectives and racial abuse on social media

AND THE NEW. Jeff Horn has been bombarded by insults and expletives on Facebook after his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Calida invokes technicality to have martial law petitions dismissed

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will defend President Duterte in the SC oral arguments against the 3 petitions opposing his declaration of martial law in Mindanao

ORAL ARGUMENTS. This is the second time that Solicitor General Jose Calida participates in SC oral arguments, the first time being for the petition of detained Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SolGen comment good for Napoles PDAF cases – lawyer

Mar 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Napoles lawyer Stephen David evades questions about his link to President Duterte

WHAT DEAL? Janet Lim-Napoles' lawyer Stephen David laughs off questions on whether the government had forged a deal with his client over the pork barrel cases. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Iguodala fined over racially charged comments

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The Golden State Warriors guard is fined 10 000

FINED. Andre Iguodala is slapped a $10,000-fine by the NBA for his racially charged comments. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Norway 'anti-troll' site quizzes readers before commenting

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The quiz gauges whether the reader actually read the article or not

Pacquiao regrets comparing gays to animals, but stands firm on belief

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Filipino boxing icon turned politician admits he made a mistake by claiming gay people were worse than animals

STANDING FIRM. Manny Pacquiao says he regrets comparing gays to animals but stands firm in his belief about same-sex marriage. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

The toxic life of a social media producer

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Everyone needs to understand that words do have power If you re told someone hopes you get killed it will scar you

Social media users react to #NoPlaceForHate campaign

Aug 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Some welcome the NoPlaceForHate campaign as a tool to remove below the belt comments on Facebook threads but some claim it completely prevents them from sharing their thoughts

#AnimatED: War has come to our conversations

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?

#NoPlaceForHate: Baro a pagalagadan iti Rappler comments thread

Aug 27, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Alaenmi manen daytoy a gundaway a mangtagikua iti espasyo ti Rappler kas nasimbeng a lugar para kadagiti netizens Ditoy maibaga yo amin ti ania man a naguneg yo nga awan ti panagbuteng wenno panagamak a mabastos kayo

#NoPlaceForHate: Ang mga kausaban sa Rappler comments thread

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Diri sa Rappler dapat bation mo nga luwas ka mupadayag sa imong kaugalingon nga wala y kahadlok nga atakihon ug tabangan sa mga anonymous commenters nga nag apas nga pahilumon ka ug paamohun

#NoPlaceForHate: Bagong patakaran sa Rappler comments thread

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Muli naming aangkinin ang espasyo ng Rappler bilang matiwasay na lugar para sa netizens Dito masasabi ninyo ang inyong saloobin nang walang takot na malapastangan o makuyog

#NoPlaceForHate: Change comes to Rappler's comments thread

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:11 PM

On Rappler you should feel safe to express yourself without fear of being attacked and swarmed by an army of anonymous commenters who seek to silence and tame

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia shuts down basher on Facebook

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Filipino Olympian Nestor Colonia slays in the comments section in response to criticism

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Will vocal Duterte supporters read this article from start to finish?

Aug 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM

All we are saying is give reading comprehension a chance

Pia Wurtzbach defends Jessy Mendiola over body-shaming remarks

Aug 03, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Confident Filipinas should be celebrated not condemned Pia says

Instagram ramps up fight against harassment

Aug 02, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Some users are testing a feature that lets them filter comments or turn off the option to comment on certain posts

Lea Salonga defends Jessy Mendiola over body-shaming comments

Jul 31, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Sexy has nothing to do with the outer shell and all to do with what s in you Lea says

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan draws ire for 'rape' analogy

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:57 PM

When I used to walk out of the ring after the shoot I used to feel like a raped woman I couldn t walk straight says the 50 year old actor

SALMAN KHAN. The Bollywood actor gets flak online for saying that he felt like a 'raped woman after shooting scenes for his movie 'Sultan.' Screengrab from Facebook/YRF

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:45 AM

A new tool lets viewers of Periscope videos quickly report comments that they perceive to be abusive

Heavyweight champ Fury sparks fresh row with rape, anti-Semitic rant

May 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The British boxer also suggests anyone who disagreed with him was likely to have been brainwashed by all the Zionist Jewish people who own all the banks all the papers all the TV stations

FRESH RANT. British WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury, seen here during a press conference in Cologne, Germany in Apiril, rants anew in a YouTube video. Photo by ROLF VENNENBERND/EPA

Baseball: Schilling fired by ESPN over transgender comments

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

The analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher loses his job over a controversial Facebook post

Wa na ta sa tubaan, Mayor!

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Husto na ning kabuang Mayor Dili angay sa imoha

Indian Wells chief quits over comments about women players

Mar 22, 2016 - 1:43 PM

2nd UPDATE Raymond Moore quits after coming under fire for saying women s tennis ride s on the coat tails of the men

QUIT. Indian Wells chief Raymond Moore, seen here beside Serena Williams during the trophy ceremony following the final, quits over comments about women players. Photo by DANIEL MURPHY/EPA

Indonesia quake, sanctions vs N. Korea, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

Mar 03, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Pacquiao refuses to back down on gay slurs

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:59 PM

What I am saying is right I mean I am just stating the truth what the Bible says says Manny Pacquiao

STANDING FIRM. Manny Pacquiao remains firm in his belief that his comments are backed up by Bible verses. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Gay boxer calls Pacquiao 'ignorant' over anti-LGBT comments

Feb 18, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Orlando Cruz the first openly gay boxer says he respected Pacquiao but now feels nothing after Pacquiao s comments towards gays

BACKLASH. Manny Pacquiao, seen in 2011 admiring the shoes Nike made for him, has since lost his endorsement deal following his controversial statements on gays. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

ISIS, Nike terminates Pacquiao deal, Zika response plan | 12PM wRap

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ex-sponsor Wonderful Pistachios distances from Manny Pacquiao

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Wonderful Pistachios is not currently affiliated with Manny Pacquiao nor do his views align with ours the company says

Openly gay ex-NBA player slams Pacquiao for same-sex union comments

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Jason Collins who came out as gay in 2013 uses his Twitter account to call Manny Pacquiao a bigot

TECHNICAL FOUL. Former NBA player Jason Collins (L) isn't happy with Manny Pacquiao's recent comments. Jason Collins photo by Jason Szenes/EPA, Manny Pacquiao photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Mayweather on Pacquiao's gay comments: 'Let people live their lives'

Feb 17, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr tells TMZ We should let people live their lives the way they want to live their lives as Manny Pacquiao deals with the backlash of his comments

COUNTER PUNCH. Floyd Mayweather Jr (L) spoke out against the controversial statements of his rival Manny Pacquiao (R). File photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

Facebook gets News Feed caching on 2G, offline commenting

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Facebook s new viewing mechanism is expected to take the place of a never ending loading screen


#Proudnotproud: Exposing our collective hypocrisy

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The author explores the double standards hypocrisy and racism of Filipinos

Law, debate needed to end corporal punishment in PH homes

May 23, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Despite the global movement to end all corporal punishment of children the Philippines still remains among the many countries that do not ban it at home

Media perversion? Palace defends Aquino's Vice Ganda interview

Jan 05, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang says the President s interview with comedian Vice Ganda showed a lighter side of the country s leader

RARE MOMENT WITH PNOY. Vice Ganda and President Aquino poses for a photo after the interview. Photo from Instagram/@ggvofficial

Netizens: Support, don't stereotype teachers

Dec 23, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Teachers should be supported and not ridiculed netizens say

Social media: Space for empty rants?

Dec 17, 2014 - 5:03 PM

It is time to bring back the more apt and productive debate arena where the Filipino rants less and argues more

Facebook rolls out sticker comments

Oct 14, 2014 - 6:20 PM

When words just aren t enough you can now use stickers to comment as well

Ramon Bautista declared persona non grata in Davao City

Aug 19, 2014 - 12:12 PM

There is a need to make Mr Bautista understand that as a visitor of a place he should be mindful of decency and propriety the resolution said

New video of Justin Bieber using N-word surfaces

Jun 05, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The video emerged following an apology for a previous clip where he was shown making racist punchlines

A new video has emerged with the singer uttering the N-Word

Moscow demands 'official explanation' for Charles remarks

May 22, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Prince Charles alleged comparison of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler are not worthy of a future British monarch says a Russian official

PRINCE CHARLES. Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, after the annual Commonwealth Observance service at Westminster Abbey on March 10, 2014. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

What's the magic word behind popular Facebook posts?

May 03, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Find out which one word can pluck your posts out of relative obscurity and push them to the top of the Facebook news feed

Secret Facebook success carousel

White House: No comment on Bieber deportation petition

Apr 19, 2014 - 10:15 AM

The US government decides to keep mum on the pop star s issues