Marites Dañguilan Vitug - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Marites Dañguilan Vitug


[ANALYSIS] Coronavirus lessons from Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam

Mar 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

If we were to seriously learn lessons from other countries' experiences, then President Duterte needs to shift his mindset

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

[ANALYSIS] Will Vietnam take China to court?

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Hanoi looks closely at Manila’s arbitration case

Rappler’s Marites Vitug, Joselito de los Reyes win 38th National Book Awards

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ is Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. de los Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ is Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

Rappler editor, columnist finalists for 38th National Book Awards

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Shorlisted are Marites Dañguilan Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ as Best Book in Journalism and Joselito D. Delos Reyes’s ‘Finding Teo: Tula/Talambuhay’ as Best Book of Nonfiction Prose in Filipino

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s weak grasp of the maritime case on South China Sea

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Philippines v China 101

Are surveys reliable? All eyes on the Senate race

May 13, 2019 - 5:30 AM

The midterm elections 'have shown a backsliding for our democracy,' says Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug

WILL SHE TOP IT THIS TIME? File photo of Senator Cynthia Villar during a sortie in Bulacan. Photo from the office Villar

[OPINION] Marites Vitug and Mr Duterte’s mad wife

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Rock Solid' has placed Malacañang in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why it treats a historic win for the country like a mad wife

[OPINION] We are a maritime nation but...

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:07 AM

This fact has yet to sink into our country’s consciousness

SCHEDULE: Marites Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid’ book launches, talks

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Interested readers can listen to the author, a veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large, and buy ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ at these events in the Philippines and abroad

[OPINION] Will Philippines rejoin the International Criminal Court?

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The decision rests with the Supreme Court. So far, the Philippines and Burundi are outliers on International Criminal Court departure.

Newsbreak Chats: Marites Vitug on significance of 'Rock Solid'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Listen to discussions with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug about her new book 'Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China', the first of its kind on Manila's legal victory against Beijing

Rappler editor launches landmark book on Philippines-China case

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:34 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug unveils the book 'Rock Solid,' the first of its kind about the Philippines' victory over the South China Sea, at the Ateneo de Manila University

LANDMARK BOOK. 'Rock Solid,' authored by award-winning journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug, is the first of its kind on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo of Vitug by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Court junks libel case filed by Chavit Singson vs 'Newsbreak 5'

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Judge Corpus Alzate of Vigan City cites the right of the accused, composed of Newsbreak editors and writers, to a 'speedy trial' in the 11-year-old case

CASE DISMISSED. A Vigan City court dismisses a 2006 libel case filed against then Newsbreak editor in chief Marites Dañguilan Vitug (in photo), along with other editors and writers of Newsbreak, over a Newsbreak special report on then Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Going to the ‘heart of Unclos’

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Excerpts from ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China,’ which will be launched on Wednesday, July 18, at the Ateneo de Manila University

[OPINION] Time for a different narrative on maritime dispute with China

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Since the stunning victory over China in 2016, the official story has been defeatist

[OPINION] The wrecking-ball president

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:55 AM

Rule of law? Duterte makes his own rules.

[OPINION] Mocha Uson is a disgrace to public officials

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

But her conduct is completely acceptable to Duterte. Hyperpartisanship at the expense of public interest is the new norm in government.

[OPINION] Flashpoint Ayungin

Jun 05, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The latest harassment of Philippine troops by China in Ayungin is part of a pattern. In 2013, the Armed Forces had already reported that China eyed to occupy the shoal which lies within the country's EEZ.

[OPINION] Mr Calida, read the rules!

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Resigning from a private company is not enough. Divestment for public officials who own substantial shares is mandatory.

[OPINION] Duterte’s China itch

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The President pushes for joint development in South China Sea. But China has no similar deal with any country in Southeast Asia where claims overlap

[OPINION] Fix the Judicial and Bar Council

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:33 AM

The body that vets appointees to the judiciary didn't follow its own rule that candidates for chief justice submit all past SALNs

[OPINION] Aftershocks in the Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo’s midnight appointment of Corona as chief justice and Aquino’s choice for his replacement caused tectonic shifts

Rappler editors named distinguished UP mass communication alumni

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug and news editor Miriam Grace A. Go receive the Glory Medal of Distinction for their achievements in investigative journalism

DISTINCTION. Rappler news editor Miriam Grace A. Go (center) receives her Glory Medal of Distinction from the UP College of Mass Communication dean Elena Pernia (right) and UPCMC Alumni Association president Malou Fagar on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug, another awardee, is out of the country. Photo courtesy of Bernard Testa

The year of living with autocracy and incompetence

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency It ill prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy

The Scrum: Of First Ladies and a VP

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Korina Sanchez Elenita Binay and Chiz Escudero may be campaign issues

EMOTIONAL. Korina Sanchez, wife of presidential candidate Manuel Roxas II, says she's not worried about the survey numbers

PODCAST: Investigative reporting 101 with Marites Vitug

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Rappler s editor at large Marites Vitug talks to investigative desk head Chay Hofileña about investigative reporting and its challenges

Lost lighthouses

Feb 18, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Excerpts from Endless Journey: A Memoir by Jose T Almonte: As a country we have to cultivate our internal strength to face up to the challenge posed by China

Teaching English in Japan

Aug 24, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Could this be the new opportunity for young Pinoys?

TEACHER AND STUDENT. Susan de Ono-Laset with one of her students, Junko Kido, a retired teacher, in Ono-Laset's classroom. Photo by Marites Vitug

Rappler editor is Kyoto University research fellow

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Marites Dañguilan Vitug s 6 month research fellowship will focus on Reducing Inequality in the Philippines

Vitug's 'Hour Before Dawn' wins Nat'l Book Award

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug s book on the darkest hour of the Philippine Supreme Court is Best Book of Non fiction Prose in English

Books by Rappler editors among award finalists

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Maria A Ressa s 10 Days 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook and Marites Dañguilan Vitug s Hour Before Dawn: The Fall and Uncertain Rise of the Philippine Supreme Court make it to the National Book Award list

Up close and personal

Aug 14, 2013 - 9:41 AM

For the first time in the RH law oral arguments real life experiences of women were discussed

Napoles lawyer threatens, Rappler replies

Aug 06, 2013 - 7:54 PM

While privacy is an individual’s inviolate right especially so in a democracy that right ends where public interest begins

POSH LIVING. Online records show Jeane Napoles is the listed owner of a luxury apartment in the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. Photo from Ritz-Carlton website

Media reloaded

Jun 23, 2013 - 11:25 AM

In a paradigm shift news organizations see themselves as no longer limited to reporting the news They act on it

Is China trusted?

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:44 AM

There is growing skepticism towards China’s security intentions but with its size and wealth it can afford to disregard this

2013 vote is referendum on Aquino

May 12, 2013 - 9:17 AM

The ruling coalition is expected to win this race But will it stay together in 2016 and beyond?

The Great Spoiler

Apr 08, 2013 - 9:22 AM

Kim Jong un is an extreme character What does he really want?

HerStory: Women journalists speak out

Mar 07, 2013 - 2:07 PM

In honor of Women s Day on March 8 Rappler brings you the stories of 3 of the best women Filipina journalists

REFLECTIONS. (From left) Ceres Doyo, Jo-Ann Maglipon and Marites Vitug have all faced libel lawsuits in their career as journalists. All photos by Pia Ranada

Kabang, Gangnam Style and other likes for 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 8:32 AM

Like takes on a number of meanings and the one common thread is: I was able to connect to something with each one tugging at my heart in a different way

Marites Dañguilan Vitug

Dear God

Dec 24, 2012 - 1:28 PM

Help make our society egalitarian blind to class divisions with opportunities for all To reach this big luminous arc has always been part of my hope and prayer

SC Justice Velasco inhibits from Cybercrime law case

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:30 PM

He maintains however that allegations of him being biased are baseless and bereft of truth


The Supreme Court has to face the music

Sep 25, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Before any master plan of reform can be orchestrated any organization needs to come to terms with itself in the context of recent events

Justice Conchita Carpio Morales

Beware of vampires!

Sep 01, 2012 - 9:44 AM

We should vote for those who welcome the sunlight not those who hide in dark corners Not the vampires

New media in the new age

Jul 04, 2012 - 6:38 PM

We are in an age of hybrid where professional and amateur journalists co exist to bring the news It s up to us to use what s best in the old and new media

Choosing a chief justice

Jun 01, 2012 - 10:44 AM

We can only hope that President Aquino will not squander this hard fought moment

Stay with the facts

Feb 17, 2012 - 8:05 AM

Deliberately or not the public is being made to meander into outlying territory

Marites Vitug

Discount, reduction and other peripherals

Feb 03, 2012 - 9:44 AM

The casualty in these sideshows is the trivializing of truthfulness integrity and honesty

Marites Vitug

Not all 100 will take witness stand

Jan 28, 2012 - 6:09 PM

In the light of criticism the prosecution back pedals

'Journalists are not the story'

Jan 27, 2012 - 1:34 PM

Prosecution summons journalists as witnesses in the impeachment trial