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A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.
As we in mega Manila rush out to the streets and malls, the world-famous Japanese rock band urges fans to remain holed up at home the way they know best: through a music video
Musician Gen Hoshino launches a campaign urging Japanese people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing big-name volunteers
'Please stay true to your commitment, DOH. Let us help each other inform the citizenry properly, because if we fail to do this, we cannot heal as one.'
The very least you can feel about all of this is a huge and crushing regret, and a conviction never to take on the job of chief disinformation architect ever again
We must not only rely on individual efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The state has to fulfill its obligations first by addressing structural problems as they cut across classes.
'To ask whether a person is privileged (or not) only elicits unproductive discussions. The question we should ask instead should be: how do we make sense of the privilege that we have?'
'For vulnerable sectors, crisis is a gun to the head: they always have to bear the full severity of the consequences'
'Not a lot of upper-class and middle-class Filipinos realize how good they have it in the midst of this lockdown. They forget to check their privilege, and come off as incredibly insensitive and narrow-minded.'
'I love the Philippines. I love the people in it.... So I will not turn a blind eye when government incompetence makes these people suffer even more.'
'There was a part of me that wanted to stand in front of the checkout aisles and shout at all the folks nursing their loaded carts: STOP IT! STOP BEING SO SELFISH! Andaming nagugutom sa mundo!'
It’s the most rational and ethical thing to do to help slow down the spread of this pandemic
A preacher in church once said, 'Do not just step into the open door, walk into the open door. If you’re afraid, then do it afraid.'
Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.
It's true, it is within the United States' sovereign power to block entry to anyone it wishes. But my migration framework prevents me from unequivocally saying that.
The family unit – more so the Filipino family – is a complicated creature, and whether or not we want to admit it, not all issues can be wrapped in sparkly paper and topped with a festive bow.
Many times I feel that nothing is better than another female's company when I’m traveling alone
I know not everyone would understand the reasons behind our near-spiritual obsession, so let me tell you the story of mine
It took years to stir what had been living inside me for years, what had been whispering, 'me too, me too, me too'
Great teachers who shape our values, our sense of right and wrong, will always be with us
President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before fully understanding issues. He barks orders before analyzing the situation and considering all angles. What do we do?
The cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds of reporters shape the way they view the world – and in turn greatly impacts their perspective and how they report the stories
Studies show that people remember images long after the headlines have faded from memory. Every Friday, I will curate videos that may punch the gut, tug at the heart, or just simply bring you up to speed.
What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.
Filipino fans can be the best but they can also be the worst critics of beauty queens
Being woke should emphasize how we understand a particular issue and then translate this to offline action
How can I explain to my nephew that Filipinos elected candidates who lied, stole money from the people, and whose backgrounds are questionable?
'I had to be invisible to be present'
Most people who follow the news noticed that there were at least 3 to 4 shootings happening every day.... I’m no longer watching impunity from a safe distance.
Bright spots in the poll results offer some rays of hope
Filipino voters are not 'bobo'. They are coming from a legitimate, deeply-rooted desire to see things change.
Mining, sustainable tourism, land use, energy are some of the issues
Let us manage some expectations: the 18th Congress will be filled with allies of President Rodrigo Duterte
Labor Win banks on the support of the workers, but they may not deliver
Your vote can protect a free and independent Philippine media
Another messiah, another mistake? One Rappler makes her case for why every single vote counts.
If all of us take a step towards the right direction, we can move the Philippines forward
There is no harm in attempting to bring back the culture of reading especially in the age of scrolling
All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.
'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'