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Are the Americans interfering?

Jan 02, 2020 - 10:00 PM

A law is changing the way human rights is being pushed

WATCH: The 10 top Rappler videos of 2015 on YouTube

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Here s a wrap of Rappler s most watched videos on YouTube

What the health sector can learn from the papal visit

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are three things the health community can glean from Pope Francis recent State and Apostolic mission to the Philippines

Pope Francis interacts thru a sign language to a Filipino parents with disabilities during a meeting with families at the MOA Arena. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pope Francis says sorry for 'impatience' in Leyte

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Pope Francis also thanks the local archbishop for the witness of faith and endurance which your people showed me in the midst of their trials

Behind the scenes: The Pope most Filipinos didn't see

Feb 01, 2015 - 5:45 PM

There is no difference between how he is in public and how he is in private the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines tells Rappler

PRIVATE MEETING. In this handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Francis poses for 'selfies' with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on January 17, 2015, as part of his trip to the Philippines.

#ShowThePope: The Philippines that Francis saw

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:18 PM

What did Filipinos tell the Pope through their words songs and sheer numbers? What images of the Philippines are forever etched in his memories?

FOR #POPEFRANCISPH. What do you want to #ShowThePope? Tweet us your photos! We'll compile these in a gallery that we'll send to the Vatican.

Mercy and compassion when it hurts the most

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:03 PM

My father has a bitter sweet mantra that he says to himself to stay sober: ‘Just for today I wont drink Bahala na bukas

Learning joy from Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2015 - 8:35 AM

I’m not comfortable with the fanfare that follows Pope Francis but there are many things this man is doing right

POPE IN A RAINCOAT. Pope Francis aboard his popemobile reets devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Palace defends sending street kids to resort

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:18 PM

We don’t make it a point to lie about these things also because you see that one of the administration’s biggest program is poverty alleviation

MEETING THE KIDS. Pope Francis meets with street children under the care of Tulay ng Kabataan after the Mass at the Manila Cathedral, January 16, 2015. Photo from Osservatore Romano/AFP

#PopeFrancisPH visit commemorative stamps now available

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost urges online buyers to place their orders only on the Pinoy eMall site following reports that copies of the commemorative stamps are being sold in the black market at much higher prices

PAPAL VISIT STAMPS. Four art pieces from a design composition form the block of four stamps. Photo from PHLPost

The problem with how media covered Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The important questions were never asked The contradictions were not questioned If anything the opportunity to know the Pope better was lost

Why Pope Francis disrupts our political categories

Jan 23, 2015 - 2:15 PM

If we truly want our encounter with Pope Francis to last beyond his pastoral visit we should instead ask how does Pope Francis or how does Catholicism or Christianity in general for that matter see the world?

#PugadBaboy: Security protocol

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:00 AM

WATCH: A mash-up of 'Tell The World of His Love' performances during Pope Francis' visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 11:45 AM

For the Catholic faithful during Pope Francis visit Tell The World of His Love was still their song

Pope on big families: Not main cause of poverty

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Hailing big families in the Philippines Pope Francis blames poverty on an economic system that has replaced man with the god of money

FILIPINO FAMILIES. Pope Francis interacts through sign language with a Filipino person with disabilities during his meeting with families in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

CBCP on Pope's interview: 'Leave rabbits in peace'

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the Pope in his comments on responsible parenthood stressed traditional Church teaching

IN-FLIGHT INTERVIEW. Pope Francis gestures as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome on January 19, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

LISTEN: A collection of Pope Francis' homilies and speeches

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Listen and relive the words of Pope Francis through Rappler s collection

Facebook users of all faiths love Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Facebook users of all faiths share their love for Pope Francis

Palace: Church, gov’t don’t agree on everything

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Malacañang makes the statement following Pope Francis latest pronouncement against the use of contraceptives which the government backed RH law promotes

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Palace defends Aquino’s speech attacking church

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III did not intend to embarrass anyone and that his papal speech was based on the truth

CONTRASTING SPEECHES? Pope Francis stands next to Philippine president Benigno Aquino III during arrival honors at Malacanang presidential palace, Manila, Philippines, 16 January 2015. The two later delivered separate speeches tackling issues affecting Philippine society. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Philippine police arrest 3 for bomb joke during papal mass

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The crime of making false reports about bombs is punishable with up to 5 years in jail or a fine of P40 000 894 or both

CROWD CONTROL. Anti-riot police try to control devotees during a mass officiated by Pope Francis in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

A young priest's 3 takeaways from the Pope's homily

Jan 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The striking points from the Pope s Manila Cathedral homily: exercising love in service being present to the people and having love in one s service to be a good shepherd

PHONES OUT. Priests take photos of Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass at the Manila Cathedral on January 16, 2015.

Family of dead volunteer in papal visit to receive aid

Jan 20, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Because Judy the mother of Kristel Padasas is a long time OFW she is entitled to various government benefits from the labor department

Pope Francis receives letter to pray for grieving Filipino family

Jan 20, 2015 - 12:22 PM

The letter is handed to Pope Francis by a young Thomasian who spoke before him

Q&A: A youth's personal encounter, lessons from Pope Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Leandro Santos II one of 4 Filipino youths who gave testimonials before Pope Francis at UST shares his experience and lessons learned in his encounter with the pontiff

ONCE IN A LIFETIME HUG. Youth speaker Leandro Santos II hugs Pope Francis after delivering his testimonial at UST. Screengrab from Rappler

Social media gift for Pope Francis: #ShowThePope photos

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:22 AM

On his way back to the Vatican Pope Francis is given a collection of photos shot by netizens from all over the Philippines

Joe Torres presents the #ShowThePope album to Pope Francis. Photo by Roy Lagarde

Pope Francis back in Rome from PH visit

Jan 20, 2015 - 1:53 AM

Mobile application flightradar24 a live tracker of air traffic shows the papal flight reaching Rome at 12:38 am Tuesday January 20 Manila time

Even veteran Vatican reporters blown away by Filipino crowds

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Journalists who have covered pope in the last 20 years or so call the turnout at papal events in the Philippines incredible

GRATITUDE. Policemen secure the road as waiting Filipinos wave flags to bid farewell to Pope Francis on his departure on January 19, 2015. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pope Francis ends Philippine visit, reminding Filipinos of compassion

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:09 PM

Will the Pope s messages sink in?

Pope Francis and a young girl’s question

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The young girl’s question highlights in a huge way the most difficult problem this country has not been able to solve – massive and extreme poverty

Mercy and compassion? Aquino fails to pardon some inmates during Pope visit

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The government originally planned to release a list of names the President would be granting executive clemency but Malacañang says it did not want to rush the decision

POPE IN THE PALACE. Pope Francis signs the guestbook in Malacanang Palace.

Ngayong umalis na ang Papa

Jan 19, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Ngayong nakaalis na ang Papa naiiwan sa ating lahat na isakatuparan ang mga hangarin at sentimyentong hinimok niya Nasa sa atin ang pagbabagong pinapangarap natin

Palace thanks Filipinos for cooperation during papal visit

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Malacañang thanks the public government and security officials media and church leaders for coming together to ensure the safety of Pope Francis

'Trashed' Luneta mars Pope Francis Mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Plastic water bottles food containers and even missalettes are found strewn around Rizal Park after Pope Francis Mass

DISCARDED. Wet missalettes lie on the floor in Rizal Park

WATCH: Timelapse of Luneta grounds during Pope Francis' mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Check out this timelapse of Luneta and the Quirino Grandstand from dawn to dusk on the day of the Pope s biggest public event during his 5 day visit

Street kids: Pope Francis showed us God is here

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM

We are poor but when I saw Pope Francis I realized we are rich after all We are rich in God s love says street child Jason Reyes

GOODBYE, POPE. Street kids supervised by Tuloy Foundation join the send-off for Pope Francis at Villamor Airbase on January 19, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

What now after Pope visit? Tagle: Reflect on his messages

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM

There is so much to reflect on to pray over Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says of Pope Francis messages to Filipinos

BACK TO ROME. Pope Francis waves as he prepares to leave the Philippines for a flight back to Rome. Rappler photo

#PopeFrancisPH: Pope Francis leaves Manila

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Watch Pope Francis departure from the Philippines

Pope Francis invites PH officials to nunciature

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Before he departs for Rome Pope Francis invites key government officials to the Apostolic Nunciature

ECSTATIC CROWD. Filipinos cheer Pope Francis as he arrives at the SM Mall of Asia. Screenshot by Rappler

Some pilgrims go home ‘disappointed’ for not seeing Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:25 AM

How do some pilgrims feel after coming home without seeing the Pope?

Crowd stays overnight at Nuncio residence to see Pope one last time

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:50 AM

What will people do for one last glimpse of Pope Francis?

#AnimatED: Pope Francis triggers rethinking

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Catholic clergy political leaders need to reboot mindsets focus on common good

Filipinos bid goodbye to Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 6:47 AM

UPDATED The Philippines bids goodbye to the beloved pontiff after 4 fruitful days in the country

PAALAM! Pope Francis waves goodbye to the crowd assembled at the Villamor Airbase tarmac (not seen in photo) as he boards the plane that will bring him to Rome.

Pope Francis to youth: On loving and receiving love

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

The Pope teaches an important lesson during his encounter with the youth

IN QUOTES: Pope Francis in the Philippines

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Here is a collection of quotes from Pope Francis’ state and pastoral visit to the Philippines

Pope Francis aboard his popemobile reets devotees following a mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA