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[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

[OPINION] Small people bear brunt of Boracay closure

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:23 PM

It is the regular employees, masseurs, boatmen, tricycle drivers, and the like who are suffering immensely

[OPINYON] #BabaeAko: Ang Pagsilang

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Lagpas na sa sapat ang sexist remarks ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte upang mag-alsa ang babae. Kailan nga ba ang tamang oras para lumaban?

Philippine detention centers and the price of criminal justice

Apr 09, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Factoring in the social costs of jail congestion, the price of criminal justice goes well beyond P165 billion – these are inestimable costs that no amount of pecuniary disbursement can ever recompense

[OPINION] The Philippines: A nation in need of a cultural evolution

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:20 PM

'The Philippines is in desperate need of a cultural evolution and not just another political revolution'

Living well despite having bipolar disorder

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

'I write this to inform you – those of you who have been prevented from gaining themselves because of a vow of secrecy supposedly meant to protect you from the outside world – that there is no shame in our condition'

#MarcosBurial: 'Sorry I'm not sorry'

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A young woman s open letter to the victims of Martial Law and those who support former president Ferdinand Marcos

Duterte's war on drugs: Opening a Pandora's box

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Death and wrath have been set free However you may try to justify it violence breeds violence

How to check if online election-related information is reliable

May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Find out the purpose of the online article you are reading to determine motivation This can help you decide whether what the author is saying is fact opinion or plain propaganda

Senior's moment and the 2016 PH elections

May 08, 2016 - 10:45 AM

A former journalist who has voted in 9 Philippine presidential elections urges Filipinos to elect a qualified president in an honest election

Araw ng Kalayaan o Kataksilan?

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:27 PM

May magkakasalungat na elemento sa ginawa ni Emilio Aguinaldo sa Kawit Cavite – nagdeklara ng kalayaan pero kasabay nito y idinedeklara rinang Filipinas bilang protectorate ng United States

Dare to struggle, dare to win: On the necessity of activism

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:41 PM

A professor pens an open letter to his students on April 29 2015 the day the Mary Jane Veloso miracle happened

Graphic by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Lessons from my 13th winter

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:42 AM

Through the years I learned the beauty of seasons in that they always gave me something to look forward to

Why was the President quiet on FOI?

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:26 PM

While the President himself emphasizes the importance of building people s trust in government he doesn t seem to fully appreciate the role played by free access to information in building public trust

#SONA2014: Join the conversation

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Be a part of SONA2014 through Rappler s online conversation and live blog beginning 2pm of July 28 Monday Philippine Standard Time

The gaps in the Supreme Court’s DAP ruling

Jul 19, 2014 - 4:40 PM

There are 4 gaps that leave critical questions hanging and issues unresolved on the DAP controversy This is how the decision could be wanting for non lawyers

The bright side of the DAP

Jul 13, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Yes there is something positive too about what we are going through – and how we can harvest these gains and use them to move forward will spell the difference for reforms in the country

[Bodymind] L'Wren Scott, JPE and Palparan

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Alas what the deceased wants is not always what happens

DEBT AND LOSS. A file picture dated 02 December 2013 shows US model L'Wren Scott arriving at the annual British Fashion Awards in Central London. Photo by Daniel Deme/European Pressphoto Agency

[Bodymind] Oh dear Cristina Enrile

Mar 15, 2014 - 7:45 AM

There were so many times I wish you had at least questioned one of your husband’s preposterous claims

Screenshot of Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie aired on GMA News TV

Why we should pursue charter change

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:44 AM

We should change our Constitution to correct the flaws and weaknesses in our political system

[Bodymind] Estrada's hubris

Feb 18, 2014 - 3:25 PM

It beggars belief that these three alleged thieves pretend to ignore the mounting evidence against them

[Bodymind] Should we believe Bong Revilla's bullying claims?

Feb 09, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The greed shamelessness and enormity of the pork barrel scandal has made us less gullible than we used be

'BOY TANGO.' Revilla calls President Aquino "Boy Tango" for supposedly refusing to answer his claims about the secret impeachment meetings, and using Benhur Luy to accuse his father of involvement in the pork barrel scam. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

[Bodymind] To the advisers of Senator Bong Revilla

Feb 01, 2014 - 1:15 PM

Are you the same ones who told him it was okay to treat us like idiots as well?

'BOY TANGO.' Revilla calls President Aquino "Boy Tango" for supposedly refusing to answer his claims about the secret impeachment meetings, and using Benhur Luy to accuse his father of involvement in the pork barrel scam. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

[Bodymind] Dear Senator Revilla

Jan 22, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Theoretically someone like you can even use the money you allegedly stole to hire lawyers to help weasel out of crimes you re accused of

[Bodymind] Kris Aquino and her myths

Jan 18, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Though Kris Aquino has managed to dispel a lot of myths about women she has also created quite a few

SUCCESS. Kris Aquino says she has learned to focus on priorities, among other things. Screen grab form Kris TV Facebook

How citizens can help improve education governance

Jan 02, 2014 - 3:37 PM

There is still much room for improvement in citizen participation in local education governance

Marcos, Lean Alejandro, and the power of the written word

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Ferdinand Marcos and Lean Alejandro were two Martial Law figures who approached writing in markedly different ways

What to watch in the 2014 reformed pork

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Here are five areas to watch in the new set up to make the reformed pork less fatty

Dear good and honest Congressperson

Aug 25, 2013 - 2:00 PM

I enjoin others to try to fill up the blank below and send the letter to good and honest Congresspersons you know too

[Bodymind] When parents fail

Jun 15, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Parenting though ideally paved with good intentions and actions can sometimes be the exact opposite

[Bodymind] Do mothers really know best?

May 31, 2013 - 1:00 PM

There are good moms and there are bad moms Most fall somewhere in the spectrum between the two

[Bodymind] Misinterpreting meta messages

May 15, 2013 - 10:30 PM

To insist that everyone doesn t communicate in meta messages is impossible

[Bodymind] Part 2: Questions about morality

Apr 11, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Gut feelings and bodily reactions are necessary parts of the process of making personal conscious decisions

Three ways fashion makes us foolish

Apr 08, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Here are 3 ways I think fashion robs us of our common sense

Online you vs. real life you: what’s the difference?

Mar 25, 2013 - 7:18 AM

Does the dichotomy between our online selves and our real life selves have any worrisome effects on us?

3 things I hate about Valentine’s Day

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:10 AM

I love LOVE and I’m all for celebrating love I just hate all the hype that surrounds it in February

3 ways to beat job burnout

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Whatever changes you decide to make just do them before it’s too late If you’re feeling burned out – act on it Whining will get you nowhere

5 doable ways to detox

Jan 14, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The human body is designed to get rid of what we don’t need All we need to do to help it along is adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle

How to head off a holiday hangover

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:02 PM

If you re planning to welcome the New Year with more than just a couple of drinks here are a few tips to nip that hangover in the bud

The end of the world as we know it

Dec 17, 2012 - 3:19 AM

Unpleasant as they may be end of the world scares always serve as chilling but necessary reminders of our own mortality

Thanksgiving: 3 ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude

Nov 19, 2012 - 1:20 AM

Gratitude takes time and effort as well as a good bit of reflection and a side helping of humility

How to make it through Mercury Retrograde

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Even if it turns out that Mercury Retrograde is just a load of bull it s never a bad idea to be ready for life throwing you a couple of curve balls

Love, life, and leftover women

Oct 22, 2012 - 7:39 AM

You’ll find and choose what’s right for you eventually at the time that’s right for you If you haven’t found it yet that doesn’t make you a leftover – no matter what age you are

Bullying and the Social Media Mob

Oct 08, 2012 - 5:24 AM

Power was always meant to be a force for good to protect the weak and make the world a better place So it needs to be restrained by responsibility guided by a spirit of service and tempered with compassion and common sense

If they win, what should Jinkee, other local officials do?

Oct 05, 2012 - 1:29 PM

We hope that local politicians will not only build constituencies for elections but also constituencies for good governance after elections

What happened when Rappler's Mood Meter made me moody

Sep 26, 2012 - 4:33 PM

I realized I d fallen into this really silly tendency a lot of us have to focus on little negative details instead of the big picture

Meeting Maria Ressa and 3 other great takeaways from Social Good Summit

Sep 23, 2012 - 11:20 PM

I attended the Social Good Summit on Saturday Septembe 22 and it was totally fabbo

The simple, scientific (and kind of scary) reason behind social media addiction

Sep 13, 2012 - 6:58 PM

I was really relieved to hear there was this whole smart scientific explanation for the fact that I practically live inside my computer