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Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Advancing to the semifinals on NBC's World of Dance, UPeepz coaches Chips Beltran and Phim Villanueva tell us what it takes to impress J. Lo on the big stage

[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'

[ANALYSIS] How ABS-CBN’s exit will hurt the PH economy

Jul 13, 2020 - 1:17 PM

It will seem our laws and regulations can be easily weaponized against certain business interests, at the President’s whim

Dugo ng 11,000 nasa kamay ng 70 mambabatas

Jul 13, 2020 - 11:57 AM

Huling ipinasara ang ABS-CBN nang idineklara ang Martial Law sa bansa noong 1972, pero ngayon, testamento ito sa pag-iral ng 'virtual martial law'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Mark Oblea

Jul 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The crooner is bringing the music from his home to yours

[OPINION] Surviving and fighting the anti-terror law

Jul 12, 2020 - 5:32 PM

'From targeting a universe of a few dozens or at most a few hundred terrorists, the law can be used against thousands, even tens of thousands of activists, critics, and dissidents'

The ‘Aswang’ syllabus: Articles to read after watching the documentary

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The award-winning drug war documentary is free to stream until Sunday, July 12, 11:59 pm

[EXPLAINER] Forget about people’s initiative for ABS-CBN

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:57 PM

It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: TALA

Jul 11, 2020 - 7:16 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter perform from her home!

FALSE: COVID-19 not real, Bill Gates behind the disease

Jul 11, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The viral video contains several unproven conspiracy theories that were already debunked by fact checking organizations

[OPINION] 100 days of COVID and Duterte

Jul 11, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Clearly, the Philippine government wasted the most precious commodity in a crisis: time

[OPINION] Who needs enemies when you have a President like Duterte?

Jul 11, 2020 - 3:09 PM

'Count the deaths. Count the sufferings. Count the fear and division he has cast over our nation...'

How to fight the pandemic: Women mayors don’t sugarcoat how deadly the virus is

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM

In the face of an unseen enemy, communication down to the grassroots is key, according to the mayors of Odiongan, Romblon; Tabaco, Albay; Barugo, Leyte; Oras, Eastern Samar

STRONG WOMEN. Mayors Krisel Lagman-Luistro, Trina Firmalo-Fabic, Vivian Alvarez and Macel Cumpio-Avestruz show how important it is to communicate with the public during a pandemic. Photos from LGU Barugo, Angat Bayi and Vivian Alvarez

ABS-CBN franchise application rejected by House committee | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with JC Gotinga

In Pasig, fighting corruption yields COVID-19 cash aid for the people

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto began his term by cleaning up the local government’s procurement process and auditing its assets. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the city had money to help every household, and then some.

STATE OF THE CITY. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto delivers his State of the City Address on July 2, 2020, marking the first year of his term. Photo from Sotto's Facebook page

Coronavirus cases in the Philippines spike, breach 50,000 | Evening wRap

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

[PODCAST] Ang Department of Health sa gitna ng pandemya

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:31 PM

Ano ang mga kontrobersiyang hinaharap ng Department of Health sa gitna ng coronavirus pandemic?

Are you a terrorist?

Jul 09, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Our descent to authoritarianism

FALSE: Court junks ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jul 09, 2020 - 6:55 PM

It is Congress, not the Court, that deliberates on franchise renewals. ABS-CBN’s petition also still remains pending before the SC, which will resume deliberations on July 13.

European Parliament urges Duterte to 'drop all charges' vs Maria Ressa, Santos

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The members of the European Parliament's Media Working Group say that the cyber libel conviction 'is part of an orchestrated campaign of legal harassment against Maria Ressa and Rappler'

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

Joy Belmonte, Jair Bolsonaro test positive for coronavirus | Evening wRap

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with JC Gotinga

[OPINION] Duterte raises the bar on impunity

Jul 08, 2020 - 4:10 PM

'It is now hoped that petitions to junk the anti-terror law filed in the Supreme Court can be judiciously decided sooner than later'

FALSE: Boracay photos in 'disente' vs 'bastos' times

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:32 PM

(UPDATED) The 'disente' photo was taken in March 2018, while the 'bastos' photo was a stock photo that has been used in some articles shortly before Boracay's closure in April 2018

[OPINION] The moment of truth for the ABS-CBN franchise

Jul 08, 2020 - 1:08 PM

'Already, many people in the provinces and our islands have lost access to their only sources of news. This has life and death implications for many...'

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ was never meant to satisfy

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:45 PM

This treatise on empathy and forgiveness may be the needed, but not the easiest, pill to swallow

Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Jack Animam?

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Rappler catches up with Philippine women's basketball star Jack Animam, who is taking her talents to Taiwan

FALSE: PH economy got worse after Marcos was ousted

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:51 AM

Data show that the Philippine economy was already falling during the latter part of Marcos’ dictatorship

Despite rising cases, Philippine government lifts international travel ban, allows tourism | Evening wRap

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:01 AM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

[OPINYON] Comments section, vicious sub-platform

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Ang comments section ay tuntungan din ng mga tao upang magpahayag ng kanilang ideya na dati’y eksklusibo lang sa mga letter-to-the-editor section ng pahayagan

Get ready with 99.5 PLAY FM DJ and #HijaAko advocate, Jazmin Reyes

Jul 07, 2020 - 4:04 PM

This Instagram artist speaks volumes

[OPINION] How social media users can protect themselves from the anti-terror law

Jul 07, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'What should the people do? Should they delete their old posts or make their accounts private?' That may not be enough.

[OPINION] The Air Defense Identification Zone – China’s next South China Sea aggression?

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:18 PM

'[China's] seizing control of the South China Sea is but the maritime step in a much larger strategic goal: dominating Asia by 2050'

FALSE: Sharon Cuneta says Duterte is weak, dilawan will return to power in 2022

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:34 AM

Cuneta did not say that the President is weak or that the Liberal Party will return to power in 2022

[PODCAST] Making Space: Are boys' schools ready to embrace co-education?

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Are constructing new bathrooms and giving sewing classes enough to welcome girls in high schools that are so used to being all-boys? Rappler explores the topic with La Salle Green Hills and Ateneo Senior High School alumni.

Groups file Supreme Court petitions vs anti-terror law | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Michelle Abad

With 2 years left in Duterte's term, where are we on Build, Build, Build?

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:23 PM

Only 34% of the Duterte administration's flagship infrastructure projects are being implemented, so far

Breaking away from Facebook's grip

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Exploring the real difficulties of leaving Facebook


Inside the Industry: Freelancing with Indierectory

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:42 PM

Ad agency GIGIL's Herbert Hernandez and Jeano Cruz bridge the gap between freelancers and clients through the initiative Indierectory

Rappler Talk: Patricio Abinales on PNP's institutional weaknesses

Jul 06, 2020 - 4:56 PM

On Monday, July 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Asian studies professor Patricio Abinales about how the Philippine National Police can be reformed

'The Last of Us 2': Are we not ready for a major character death in games?

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Let's reflect on the hate 'The Last of Us 2' has received


Q&A: QBO director Katrina Chan on the state of PH startups, coronavirus solutions

Jul 06, 2020 - 1:14 PM

'The ability of the startups to pivot is crucial for them to remain afloat during this time. They must be able to adapt and innovate quickly to continue operating and to also, protect the jobs of their workforce,' says the QBO director

Image from QBO

[EDITORIAL] Wala nang 'middle ground' sa ilalim ng anti-terrorism law

Jul 06, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Masakit mang aminin, nagtagumpay ang puwersa ng panunupil sa pagpapasa ng mga batas na ito sa Hong Kong at Pilipinas

[OPINION] Is Duterte now a dictator?

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:33 AM

'Duterte is now encountering hurdles in his authoritarian drive as perhaps never before'

[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: Can we trust the gov't panel probing drug war deaths?

Jul 05, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The government trying to make systems work is a welcome thing, but is it sincere and is it moving fast enough? We take a nuanced look at policy work.


[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Miguel Odron

Jul 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The 'Idol Philippines' alum is performing on this Live Jam from home!

'Laban lang': How an ABS-CBN teleserye writer is coping with the network shutdown

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Chino Nicanor, a writer for the drama 'A Soldier's Heart,' is just one of the thousands of employees affected by the shutdown of the media giant

[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: Kristina Knott

Jul 05, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott discovers her Filipino identity by representing the country

[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: A La Salle lookback with Mike Cortez

Jul 04, 2020 - 4:31 PM

Former UAAP star Mike Cortez takes a trip down the La Salle memory lane with host Naveen Ganglani

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: LTNM

Jul 04, 2020 - 1:34 PM

Get ready for some rock ballads with this friendly neighborhood band

[PODCAST] COVID-19 ward doctor assesses Duterte’s pandemic response

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:38 AM

A coronavirus frontliner at a public hospital weighs in on how President Rodrigo Duterte handled the biggest crisis to hit his government so far