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FAQ: All you need to know about Rappler IQ, Rappler's Fact Check Project

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:13 PM

[UPDATED] Rappler answers frequently asked questions about our fact-check initiative

How damaged assets can reduce your income tax

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Our tax laws allow casualty losses to be claimed as deduction for income tax purposes

IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about the Philippine labor sector

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The employment rate in the country is at 94.7% as of January 2018

What you need to know about state surveillance

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?

MONITOR. Reports in February revealed the Duterte administration purchased spyware from the British government.

Can Duterte declare a revolutionary gov't? Here's what you need to know

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Under a revolutionary government, a person or a group can express dissent through a 'counter revolution' – an opening for civil war, says UP Political Science associate professor Aries Arugay

From the impeachment process to Miss Universe: Why we love to explain things

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The internet has its good and bad moments. Rappler tries to contribute more to its good side by bringing credible and factual information to our readers through IQs and explainers.

Rappler now a member of the International Fact-Checking Network

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Rappler is one of the 37 organizations worldwide that's part of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter

MEMBER. Rappler is now officially one of the members of the International Fact Checking Network of Poynter.

How Filipinos celebrated Christmas in the Spanish era

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Despite the Americanization of our Christmas celebration old practices and traditions from the Spanish colonial period remain with us to this day

PH X'mas symbols, practices trace roots to Spanish era

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED Here s a list of items and practices considered part of the Filipino Christmas but actually Spanish in origin

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW. Make this Christmas memorable not just for you but for others, too. Illustration by Emil Mercado/Rappler

QUIZ: Beyond Valentine’s Day, what’s to celebrate in February?

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Are you as familiar with the key and historical events that happened during the second month of the year?

FAST FACTS: How boxing matches are scored

May 02, 2015 - 5:00 PM

A unanimous decision a majority decision a split decision or a draw? Find out how the winner is determined if a boxing match goes the distance

The Americans destroyed Manila in 1945

Feb 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

If the carnage of Manila in 1945 did not happen we would have had a very different Philippines today Our momentum ran out and the other nations in Asia eventually surpassed it

QUIZ: How well do you remember September?

Sep 08, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Let’s look back at events that happened in the past Septembers and let’s test through this quiz if you still remember them

Fast Facts: Helena Zoila Benitez is 100 years old

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM

In 100 years she has been senator educator founder of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and head of significant UN organizations

Fast Facts: Jovito Salonga

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED Get to know more about the former Senate president and one of the country s greatest statesmen

SENATOR JOVY. Photo coutesy of the Salonga family

FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The WHO reports that about 36% of all cases of MERS – which has already reached at least 25 countries – resulted in death

The PMA curriculum

Mar 16, 2014 - 8:27 AM

PMA has a pre war technically oriented curriculum patterned after that of the US Military Academy at West Point with a total of 284 units for 4 years of training

GRADUATION. Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have to survive extensive military training. Photo from Newsbreak archives

FAST FACTS: The Philippine Military Academy

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM

For over a century the prestigious Philippine Military Academy has been a training ground for the country s future military leaders

Photo from PMA website

TIMELINE: First Quarter Storm

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:42 PM

From January to March 1970 student leaders protest against the government of Ferdinand Marcos prompting the declaration of Martial Law in 1972

Martinez, 3 countries and the Winter Olympics

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Philippines is not the only Southeast Asian nation competing in this year s Winter Games Check out some fast facts about PH Thailand and East Timor s participation

10 things you may not know about JPE

Feb 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile turns a year older on Valentine s Day

FAST FACTS: On becoming a state witness

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) How can one become a state witness, and how one can be admitted to the Witness Protection, Security and Benefits Program?

January 1 in history

Jan 01, 2014 - 2:20 PM

The first day of the year has witnessed some of the firsts in world history

December 25 in history

Dec 25, 2013 - 8:00 AM

December 25 in the past years was a period of greatness triumph and celebration for many reasons

MAP: PH and the world in Big 4 beauty pageants

Dec 06, 2013 - 10:51 AM

UPDATED See how countries performed in Miss World Miss Universe Miss Earth and Miss International over the years

MAP: Retracing Andres Bonifacio's steps

Nov 30, 2013 - 9:50 AM

Let s take a peek into the life of Andres Bonifacio by retracing his footsteps from his birth to his death


Nov 16, 2013 - 2:09 PM

2nd UPDATE The NDRRMC plays a major role in keeping the country safe from disasters and ensuring quick recovery afterwards

Storm signal no. 4 in PH history

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Since 1991 there have been 14 previous instances when Signal No 4 was raised in the country

Photos from AFP

Cemetery trivia: What now lies above former burial grounds?

Nov 02, 2013 - 2:16 PM

Do you know which sites across the country used to be cemeteries? Check this out.

RESTING PLACE. There are countless cemeteries of interest spread all over the country.

Cemetery trivia: How well do you know our burial grounds?

Nov 01, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Revisit the origins and the stories behind notable, unique and historical cemeteries in the country

MAP: How PH voted in 2010 barangay elections

Oct 28, 2013 - 1:54 AM

Voter turnout for the 2010 barangay polls was up by 2 6 compared to 2007 See if more will go to the polls in 2013 on October 28

FAST FACT: Presidential pardons

Oct 26, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Here s a look at the system of presidential pardons in the country

Philippines in the Olympics

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Here s some interesting information about the Philippines participation in the Olympics