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[OPINION | Just Saying] Constitutional prerogative gone wrong

Jul 13, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'The denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise application resonates with all of us: our job security, our freedom of information, expression, and the press and, our fundamental right to know and be happy'

[Science Solitaire] Pandemic friendships forever (PFFs)

Jul 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If '150' is the working number of friendships for humans, how did your concentric circle of '150' change before the pandemic and now?

ABS-CBN shutdown, Maria Ressa threat borne of Duterte’s ‘contempt’ for press – int'l human rights lawyer

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:10 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's threats against Maria Ressa and ABS-CBN are intended to have a chilling effect on independent voices among civil society, says lawyer Caoilfhionn Gallagher

BLOW TO PRESS FREEDOM. Supporters of ABS-CBN put up a freedom wall at the start of a 3-day vigil at the media giant's headquarters in Quezon City. Contributed photo

Int'l media groups launch global campaign to support Maria Ressa, PH press freedom

Jul 10, 2020 - 7:30 AM

'The campaign takes its name from Ressa's commitment to hold the line in response to sustained state harassment and prolific online violence'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOH reminds hospitals: Refer mild COVID-19 cases to treatment centers

Jul 08, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says hospitals should help facilitate transfers of mild coronavirus cases to treatment centers, not just refuse to admit them

MANAGING PATIENTS. Health workers prep test kits before testing suspected COVID-19 patients in Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila on April 17, 2020. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Arrest warrants out vs suspects in PMA cadet killing

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The arrest warrants issued are for Julius Carlo P. Tadena, Shalimar G. Imperial, Felix Lumbag Jr, Captain Flor Apple Apostol, Major Maria Ofelia Beloy, and Lieutenant Colonel Ceasar Candelaria

Duterte 'compiling' information vs Maria Ressa

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:47 AM

The President slams 'bright girls' who write critically of his government. He also claims he doesn't read well-written articles that show him in a bad light.

'Infodemics': Forum on Information and Democracy names working group members

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:25 AM

The 17-member steering committee of the 'working group on infodemics' holds its first meeting to finalize a call for contributions on democratic guarantees in the online space

FORUM ON INFORMATION AND DEMOCRACY. Image from https://informationdemocracy.org

11 Metro Manila hospitals report COVID-19 ICU beds now full

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:35 PM

The Department of Health orders hospitals to increase the number of beds dedicated to coronavirus patients following the growing number of cases

CASES RISE. A barangay worker disinfect the streets of Barangay 60 in Tondo, Manila after it was placed under hard lockdown due to increasing number of COVID19 cases as health workers conduct rapid testing and swab tests to residents on June 19,2020.  Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

As coronavirus cases rise, DOH reiterates: Stay home, follow health protocols

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:18 AM

While the nation tries to adjust to the virus, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stresses it is important the public continues to follow basics like frequent hand washing and wearing a mask

HEALTH PROTOCOLS. Traffic enforcers remind commuters along Commonwealth Avenue, QC to practice physical distancing, during the morning rush hour on Monday, June 22, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Science Solitaire] How do kids know what's 'real?'

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Kids are smarter than we give them credit for'

[OPINION | Just Saying] Judges should not take offense

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'[Judges] cannot just blame people for making negative outbursts regarding their decisions'

Rappler ends 2019 with income: A comeback year

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:56 AM

It's been 4 years of turning crisis into opportunity

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Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel conviction, cite 13 errors

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court’s role in the trial is to determine malice, not make malicious statements. Ascribing an underhanded and even unlawful motive – without assertion or proof – is malicious,' says the motion for partial reconsideration

CONVICTIOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, former researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr discuss with their lawyer former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted te after their conviction for cyber libel at the Manila Regional Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler


Maria Ressa to receive international 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:55 AM

The Washington-based National Press Club has chosen Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for its international Press Freedom Award, which is given to an individual 'who bravely pushes to disclose the truth in trying circumstances'

Forum on Information and Democracy launches working group to fight 'information chaos'

Jun 24, 2020 - 8:15 PM

The working group's steering committee will be co-chaired by Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, and Marietje Schaake, international policy director at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center

FIGHTING INFORMATION CHAOS. Photo of Marietje Schaake by Sebastiaan ter Burg on Wikimedia Commons.

'Rob fear of its power' – Maria Ressa

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Hannah Neumann, member of the European Parliament and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation for the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Ang pulitika ng bengansya laban kay Maria Ressa at Rey Santos Jr

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Ito ang dalawang haligi ng duling na hustisya na itinaguyod ng kampong Keng at ng DOJ: Ang 'republication' at ang 12-taong prescription period para sa libel

[Science Solitaire] The mother of all temperature checks

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'We made this mess, and if we want to still be around this planet, we fix it'

[PODCAST] Delikado ang epekto sa demokrasya ng Maria Ressa verdict

Jun 20, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Hindi lamang mga mamamahayag ang maaapektuhan ng hatol kay Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at dating researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr

Keng sues Ressa for cyber libel anew over a 2019 tweet

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint is filed February 13, 2020, or 4 months before a Manila court convicted Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr over the same issue

CYBER LIBEL. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr are handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber on June 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Happening Monday, June 22, 2 pm

Aquino: Why not use cybercrime law to go after trolls, purveyors of fake news?

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:22 AM

'Parang pilit na pilit,' former President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III says of the cyber libel conviction of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer, Rey Santos, Jr

After verdict on Maria Ressa, world puts Duterte on trial

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:46 PM

(UPDATED) In this global court, at stake is more than a fine and jail time, but the Philippines’ name on the world stage

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, along with former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr, is sentenced by a Manila court on June 15, 2020, for cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power

Law experts: 12-year prescription period for cyber libel unconstitutional

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:07 PM

'The overriding issue in the Rappler case is prescription,' says retired supreme court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio, who agrees that cyber libel must prescribe in 1 year, not 12 years

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 convicted her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr of cyber libel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Media watchdog: Freedom of expression a ‘personal challenge’ to all Filipinos

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The cyber libel verdict on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Rey Santos Jr affects all citizens, says the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright stand with Maria Ressa

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:27 AM

'We must fiercely protest attacks on the press. They are attacks on democracy,' says former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton

POWER. Former US Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Madeleine Albright listen to a speaker after Clinton received the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 6, 2013. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Rappler receives One World Media Special Award 2020

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The Special Award seeks to recognize reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for people's voices, creates space for critical information, and holds power to account

Twitter expresses support for Maria Ressa, press freedom

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:18 AM

'Governments should not impinge on the fundamental values of a free press,' says Twitter


International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[OPINION] Where lies the terror?

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'It is a supreme irony that Filipinos suspected of being communist are being hounded and hunted down, while communists from Mainland China are being invited to tutor the Senate, most likely on how to lock down and fence us all in for effective social control'

Robredo: Be wary of Ressa verdict's ‘chilling’ effect on citizens’ freedoms

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

'Silencing, harassing, and weaponizing law against the media sends a clear message to every dissenting voice: Keep quiet or you are next,' warns Vice President Leni Robredo

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (L) and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos, Jr during a press conference after a Manila court found them guilty of cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

UN experts condemn guilty verdict on Ressa, Santos: 'Tragedy for PH democracy'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:32 AM

'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr were handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawmakers to Filipinos: Resist repression as Ressa's conviction 'not the last'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are complicit if we stay silent,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa takes question from the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 found her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr guilty of cyber liberal against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ressa, Rey Santos Jr convicted of cyber libel

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:13 AM

(4th UPDATE) The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa confers with co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr (right) and counsel Ted Te at the Manila Trial Court Branch 46, where Judge Montesa hands down a guilty verdict in the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Democracy faces 'death by a thousand cuts' with looming anti-terror law – Maria Ressa

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:57 PM

'All these kinds of legal acrobatics, the law has been weaponized. And now the question is if it's codified into law, it becomes the norm,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

ANTI-TERRORISM BILL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says the anti-terrorism bill to endanger rights protected under the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

VERDICT PRIMER: Legal and factual issues in Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) Cyber libel is punishable by jail time of 6 months and 1 day to up to 7 years. If acquitted, Maria Ressa faces 7 other criminal charges.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested Wednesday, February 13, for a cyber libel charge

‘A painful but necessary watch’: Filipinos laud ‘A Thousand Cuts’

Jun 13, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) The online screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ a documentary on the struggles of the free press under the Duterte administration, was met with praise all over social media

FRONTLINE, ICFJ to present conversation with Rappler's Maria Ressa on press freedom

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:01 AM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, 'A Thousand Cuts' director Ramona Diaz, and FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath will engage in a conversation on 'Truth, Power and the Importance of Press Freedom' on Saturday, June 13

A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA RESSA. FRONTLINE is hosting a conversation with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and 'A Thousand Cuts' director Ramona Diaz on Saturday, June 13. Image from FRONTLINE.

Ramona Diaz's 'A Thousand Cuts' will stream in the Philippines for free on June 12

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:21 PM

The Philippine-exclusive sneak peek starts at 6 pm on Independence Day, just days before the verdict on a cyber libel case against Rappler and Maria Ressa is released

PRESS FREEDOM. 'A Thousand Cuts' trails Rappler's Maria Ressa in a Philippines where the 'worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns' is evident. Still from the film

Maria Ressa 'embraces fear' but hopeful ahead of cyber libel verdict

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) An exclusive video interview by Agence France-Presse with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa ahead of a Manila court's judgment on Monday, June 15

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gives a statement to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for cyberlibel charge on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After backlash, WHO clarifies COVID-19 'very rare' transmission remarks

Jun 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization's COVID-19 technical lead, says: 'I was not stating a policy of WHO'

World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove talks during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on March 11, 2020. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

[Science Solitaire] Time to rethink the power of crowds

Jun 07, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Here are just some ways we can turn the crowd to work for a better normal

Sereno: It is the most unfortunate time to pass anti-terror bill

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:42 PM

The former chief justice also says government should be careful not to repress the human spirit that must always find a way to express itself

ANTI TERROR BILL. Groups march from Philcoa to the UP Quezon Hall in Quezon City on June 3, 2020 to protest against the passing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler


Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out June 15

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, judgment day for Ressa and former researcher-writer Rey Santos will take place in a court under quarantine restrictions

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the Manila RTC to attend the cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

[Science Solitaire] Avatars and the performing arts

May 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'

[Science Solitaire] Quarantine passions

May 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'If you lost your job because of the pandemic, did you lose your passion too?'

Kampo Ranao holds simple ceremony to remember soldiers killed in Marawi siege

May 23, 2020 - 1:29 PM

'We have not and will never forget the heroism displayed by our soldiers during the 2017 Marawi Siege,' says 103rd Infantry Brigade commander Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo II who led wreathlaying ceremony to honor the fallen soldiers

Photos from 103rd Infantry Brigade in Marawi

DOH: Testing of those without symptoms 'not cost-effective' for now

May 20, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Laboratories are already 'choking' and existing resources are very limited, says Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire

COVID-19 TESTING. Police officers along with other front line workers undergo mass testing at the San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler