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Aileen San Pablo Baviera: Revolutionary at heart, more than a China watcher

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Unknown to many, Aileen was also involved in the Philippine Left's revolutionary struggle

No one left out: Schools required to provide neutral desks for students

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Left-handed students get a helping hand from a law that requires schools to use classroom desks suitable for both the left-handed and right-handed

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

WATCH: Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left to Cry' music video

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:02 PM

In the video, the pop star pays tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack

Ariana Grande teases new music for April 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Ariana is cooking something up for her fans!

Mabinay 6: Youth activists now ‘targets of government crackdown’

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.

MABINAY 6. The 6 youth activists were tagged as part of the New People's Army following an "encounter" with the military. Photo from Kush Felisilda/Aninaw Productions

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Julie Anne San Jose

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:46 PM

The pop star is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Photo by Patrick Diokno

SEC closure order vs Rappler a move toward dictatorship - activists

Jan 16, 2018 - 1:48 PM

'Closing down Rappler means one less independent media through which environmental advocates can stand up to the oligarchs and corporations that seem to run the Duterte government’s agenda nowadays', a group says

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

CPP 50th anniversary goal: ‘Overthrow Duterte regime'

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The CPP says Filipinos are suffering under the Duterte administration's 'fascist tyranny, all-out economic liberalization, and bureaucratic corruption'

FIVE DECADES. File photo of New People's Army guerrillas marching in Davao City to celebrate the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2016.

Iman Shumpert to recover from left knee surgery

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Iman Shumpert might have to continue skipping games for a month or two

RECOVERY. Iman Shumpert will need to take some time off to recover from a left knee surgery. Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images North America/AFP

Weakened Merkel wins 4th term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:20 AM

(UPDATED) In a bombshell for the German establishment, the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captures around 13% of the vote, catapulting it to become the country's third biggest political force

FOURTH TERM. German Chancellor and CDU party leader Angela Merkel (C) addresses supporters after exit poll results were broadcasted on public television at an election night event at the party's headquarters in Berlin during the general election on September 24, 2017. Odd Andersen/AFP

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The 3rd in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law

Duterte takes swipe at leftists: 'I don't get them'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:48 AM

'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President

MEDIA NIGHT. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosts for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

NPA links or pork barrel? Why the CA rejected Taguiwalo

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Weeks before the confirmation hearing, the House contingent of the Commission on Appointments requested a security briefing on the Left, including the New People's Army

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Yasay joins talks with communist rebels in Rome

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The National Democratic Front is pushing for the Philippines to have an independent foreign policy particularly from its treaty ally the United States

Rappler Talk: Fragile talks with the Philippine left

Jan 10, 2017 - 9:48 PM

National Democratic Front chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili talks to Rappler about the status of negotiations with the Philippine govenrment

Rodrigo Duterte: A fascist original

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Like the anti Marcos resistance 4 decades back the only certainty members of the anti fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing And that for some is a certainty worth dying for

NEW YEAR AHEAD. President Rodrigo Duterte wishes the Philippines an enjoyable New Year celebration. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte accuses Robredo of attending ouster rallies

Dec 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte explains why he is not giving Vice President Leni Robredo another Cabinet post

TOP EXECUTIVES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo attend the commemoration of victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban City. File photo by Malacanang

WATCH: Left's 1st effigy under Duterte depicts fascist monster

Dec 10, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The effigy depicts the resurrection and rehabilitation of the Marcoses and concerns over the rise in extrajudicial killings Karapatan says

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. On December 10, 2016, a child looks at a pile of 'dead bodies' that forms part of an effigy depicting the culture of impunity in the Philippines and the authoritarian tendencies of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The freakish genius of Rodrigo Duterte may yet prove to lie in that – breaking up the nation to make everybody happy

Duterte sets condition for freeing 130 political prisoners

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Now they’re asking for the release of 120 to 130 political prisoners Sabi ko I cannot I cannot give you that President Rodrigo Duterte says

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City on December 2,2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte s supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party

[Newspoint] Choosy protesters

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:25 PM

For all that dreadful familiarity Duterte with his own tendency toward authoritarianism is even less criticized than a dead dictator I see 3 reasons why

NEW WAVE. A new generation of anti-Marcos protesters at the Luneta on Friday, November 25. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

The Left’s unity and struggle with Duterte

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Extrajudicial killings and the Marcos burial issue will continue to be a recurring source of disagreement So far these burning issues have not been decisive in breaking the alliance with Duterte

China home to 9 million 'left-behind' children – government

Nov 10, 2016 - 8:50 PM

A government census shows a total of 9 02 million left behind children in the country the civil affairs ministry says Nearly 90 – 8 05 million – lived with their grandparents 3 were cared for by other relatives and 4 were entirely alone – almost 400 000 children

De Lima and Dayan, National Democratic Front, new UN secretary-general | 12PM wRap

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap on Rappler

Alleged NPA leader Benito Tiamzon joins NDF panel

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:35 AM

The NDF reshuffles its peace panel on the eve of its 2nd round of talks with the government replacing Luis Jalandoni as panel chairperson with Fidel Agcaoili

NEW PANEL MEMBER. Benito Tiamzon takes new role as negotiator. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Lav Diaz film wins 2016 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:26 AM

Lav Diaz wins the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for Woman Who Left Ang Babaeng Humayo

Director Lav Diaz attends the Premiere of the movie "Ang Babaeng Humayo" (The Woman Who Left) presented in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Burden on CPP to restore trust in peace talks – Palace

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:05 PM

There is a very brief window of opportunity says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

PEACE TALKS ENDANGERED. An ambush by NPA rebels in Davao del Norte threatens peace talks betweenn the government and the Left. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rapper

Engaging Duterte, engaging ourselves

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:59 AM

It is not enough to be simply pro or anti Duterte The mob inspired troll like self righteous type of positioning and conversing will not cut it

123 German police hurt in clashes with protesters

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Police say the protest was Berlin s most aggressive and violent demonstration in the past 5 years

Burned cars stand in Berlin, on July 10, 2016. Police in the German capital said Sunday 123 officers were hurt in clashes with left-wing extremists following weeks of escalating tensions around a building that is a centre of the far-left youth scene in the city and which has been repeatedly raided by police.  / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Maurizio Gambarini / Germany OUT

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left

WATCH: From Dinky to Judy: Change comes to DSWD

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo gives marching orders to the entire DSWD bureaucracy – serve the people

Left won't fold flags despite alliance with Duterte

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Will activists still be staunch critics of the government? Bayan explains the Left s alliance with the Duterte administration

RAISED FIST. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leaders of BAYAN and other progressive groups at the Osmeña Room of the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañang after he takes oath as the next President of the Republic of the Philippines

Jeans-clad Bayan leaders meet Duterte in Malacañang

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:46 PM

It is the first time that militant groups are invited to Malacañang on inauguration day

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with multi-sectoral groups at the Osmeña Room of the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañang after he takes oath as the next President of the Republic of the Philippines.

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Updated At least 2 000 rallyists from various militant and sectoral groups march to Mendiola – hoping that the Duterte presidency will address the concerns of the masses and other key issues that the Aquino administration neglected

NEW LEAF. Progressive groups stage a mass protest in Mendiola to celebrate the presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/ Rappler

Soliman confident Taguiwalo will continue DSWD's anti-poverty gains

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:08 PM

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman has met with successor Judy Taguiwalo twice She will give President elect Duterte s nominee the final transition report on June 28

TRANSITION. DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman said her transition meetings with her successor Dr Judy Taguiwalo have been 'very cordial and very warm'.

Duterte’s inauguration, Joma Sison, Euro 2016 | 6PM wRap

Jun 15, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

WATCH: LeBron James shouts at Kevin Love during Game 5

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Kevin Love had few highlights in Game 5 but managed to get a stern talking to from LeBron James

TOUGH LOVE. Kevin Love, seen here going for the ball against Steph Curry, wanted to high five LeBron James but instead got some yelling. Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Rodrigo Duterte, Joma Sison, Louvre evacuation | 12PM wRap

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Proclamation day, Duterte on CPP, Warriors vs Thunder | 12PM wRap

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Duterte’s proclamation, Binay wealth, Ma’ Rosa | 6PM wRap

May 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

NDF nominates Rafael Mariano for DAR post

May 27, 2016 - 4:44 PM

Also known as Ka Paeng the former Anakpawis party list representative chairs the militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

DAR CHIEF? KMP chairman Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano attends the KMP Peasant's Agenda forum which was also attended by then presidential candidate Rody Duterte in February 2016. Photo from Anakpawis.net

UP professor Taguiwalo for DSWD secretary?

May 27, 2016 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED If appointed UP professor Judy Taguiwalo can provide a strong voice for women and children in the Duterte administration

SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT. UP Professor Judy Taguiwalo is included in the list submitted by the Left to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Judy Taguiwalo's Facebook page

Duterte vs De Lima, PH Left nominees, MH370 | 6PM wRap

May 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Left submits Cabinet nominees to Duterte, 4 out of 10 women

May 26, 2016 - 10:52 AM

The Left has submitted a very impressive list of nominees I am inclined to give in says Duterte

FORMING  HIS CABINET. Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president-elect, discusses Cabinet appointments during a press conference on May 26, 2016 in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Robredo vs Marcos, Duterte's cabinet, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

May 18, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Duterte to Left: 4 departments yours

May 16, 2016 - 3:22 PM

UPDATED President elect Rodrigo Duterte says these agencies are open to leftist activists

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler