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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

Rappler Talk: Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro on empowering the people to fight COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020 - 7:38 AM

How has the mayor of Marikina empowered his constituents to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay? How are they preparing for the 'new normal' in the weeks – or even years – to come?

Rappler Talk: Saving PH startups from the pandemic

Jun 25, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Rappler talks to Katrina Chan of QBO Innovation Hub about what Philippine startups need to stay in business

Rappler Talk: Mayor Jerry Treñas on leading the 'Wakanda of the PH'

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:55 PM

How has Iloilo City stayed ahead of the coronavirus curve? Watch the interview on Rappler.

Rappler Talk: Steven Rood on populism in Philippine politics

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:40 PM

On Tuesday, June 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to political scientist Steven Rood about populism as a recurrent thread in the Philippines

Rappler Talk with Kakie Pangilian: #HijaAko and finding one’s voice

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:50 PM

We talk to Kakie Pangilinan about #HijaAko, finding her voice, and her music

Rappler Talk: Bob Herrera-Lim on reopening Southeast Asia after lockdown

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:04 PM

On Wednesday, June 10, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Bob Herrera-Lim on how Southeast Asian countries are navigating the post-lockdown threats of the pandemic

Rappler Talk: Eliseo Rio Jr on the govt's use of technology to fight COVID-19

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Watch the interview on Tuesday, June 9, at 8:30 pm

Rappler Talk: Prosecuting under the 2020 anti-terror bill

Jun 09, 2020 - 6:59 PM

In the 2020 anti-terror bill, the burden of proof is shifted on the suspect. Longtime prosecutor and former DOJ Undersecretary Leah Tanodra-Armamento talks about the woes of prosecution under an anti-terror law

Rappler Talk: Edcel Lagman on the dangers of the anti-terrorism bill

Jun 07, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Lagman describes the bill as "draconian," with too few "safeguard" provisions that would protect citizens against police and military abuse

Rappler Talk: Mujiv Hataman on why anti-terror bill won't combat terrorism

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Why does the anti-terror bill fail to address the root causes of terrorism? What makes the measure so dangerous even for government dissenters?

Rappler Talk: Rappler's video journalists – Imagining the new normal

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:17 PM

See the 'new normal' through the eyes of Rappler's video journalists Charles, Naoki, Nappy, Franz, and Jeff

Rappler Talk: UP expert Guido David on why Metro Manila can’t let guard down under GCQ

May 29, 2020 - 3:33 PM

What should Metro Manila residents keep in mind as they contemplate leaving their homes under the general community quarantine?

Rappler Talk: Johanna Son on how Thailand contained the coronavirus

May 27, 2020 - 2:39 PM

On Wednesday, May 27, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to journalist Johanna Son to discuss what other countries can learn from Thailand

Rappler Talk: Testing and lockdowns in Manila with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna

May 23, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Rappler’s Rambo Talabong talks to Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, a doctor herself, to discuss the city's plans in dealing with the pandemic

Rappler Talk: Mahar Lagmay on dealing with typhoons amid COVID-19 pandemic

May 22, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The disaster response expert talks about how government should prepare for typhoon season amid coronavirus lockdowns

Rappler Talk with Edward Snowden: Journalism’s role when global systems fail

May 18, 2020 - 5:39 PM

Whistleblower and President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Edward Snowden talks about the rolling back of freedoms under pandemic emergency powers

Rappler Talk: Joseph Stiglitz on press freedom in a 'mafia market'

May 17, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how journalism and democracy can survive the information ecosystem created by the tech platforms

Rappler Talk: Procter & Gamble's plans for the 'better normal'

May 16, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Rappler business reporter Ralf Rivas talks to Procter & Gamble Philippines HR country leader Vince Dizon about how the company is dealing with the pandemic, as lockdown restrictions start to ease

Rappler Talk: Guy Thwaites on Vietnam’s effective strategy against coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - 2:37 PM

What can countries learn from Vietnam? Catch Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug's interview with Guy Thwaites of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit on Friday evening, May 15.

Rappler Talk: Robert Siy on Metro Manila's impending transportation crisis after lockdown

May 12, 2020 - 11:40 AM

Catch the Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 pm

Rappler Talk: Ricky Carandang on politics and press freedom

May 08, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'As a democracy with not very strong institutions, you need people in the media to provide that check and balance,' says former Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang following the ABS-CBN shutdown

Rappler Talk: Covering the unthinkable shutdown with ABS-CBN's Mike Navallo

May 08, 2020 - 11:10 AM

What is it like to cover the justice beat at a time when journalists themselves figure into the Duterte administration's novel legal actions against dissenters?

Rappler Talk with Korina Sanchez: 'We are at a crossroads'

May 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Korina Sanchez tells Rappler’s Maria Ressa what it felt like to watch ABS-CBN go off-air two days after World Press Freedom Day

Rappler Talk: Why COVID-19 cases exploded in Singapore

May 02, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Rappler talks to Alex Au, vice president of a Singapore NGO, about the rise of COVID-19 cases mostly from migrant workers’ dormitories in the city-state

Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

Rappler Talk: Ambassador Joseph Yap on Singapore OFWs hit by pandemic

May 01, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Rappler talks to Philippine Ambassador Joseph Yap about the plight of Filipinos in Singapore as the city-state battles the coronavirus

Rappler Talk Entertainment: BL and queer media with 'Hanging Out' star Jox Gonzales and director Petersen Vargas

Apr 30, 2020 - 6:00 PM

What makes Boys' Love different from other queer stories?

Rappler Talk: Dr Jonas del Rosario on PGH’s mission to defeat the coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Rappler talks to Dr Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss how they have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic

Rappler Talk: Bar exams 2019 Top 1 Mae Diane Azores

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Mae Diane Azores keeps it practical – she wants a country where people are not burdened by unnecessary suits, and where courts are not clogged

Rappler Talk: Taiwan's Ambassador Peiyung Hsu on fighting the coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:44 PM

On Wednesday, April 29, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu to discuss how Taiwan contained the coronavirus and what the Philippines can learn from its handling of the pandemic

Rappler Talk: Ex-DSWD chief Dinky Soliman on assessing the emergency subsidy program

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman says collaborative, evidence-based, and empowering approaches would greatly impact aiding the poor in the coronavirus lockdown

Rappler Talk: Ken Abante on tracking the COVID-19 budget

Apr 25, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Ken Abante, a former chief of staff for the strategy, economics, and results group at the Department of Finance, asks the government to #SpendFasterToStopHunger

Rappler Talk: Nicholas Eberstadt on China's role in the pandemic

Apr 24, 2020 - 6:14 PM

The Asia expert also underscores the importance of transparency and information in the fight against COVID-19

Rappler Talk: Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Rappler talks to Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong about the observance of Ramadan as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic

Rappler Talk: Education in the time of coronavirus

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Friday, April 24

Rappler Talk: Dr Antonio Ramos on how Lung Center is fighting the pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 7:31 PM

Dr Antonio Ramos, director for Administrative Services, discusses how the Lung Center is coping against the odds in the fight against COVID-19

Rappler Talk: How Filipinos abroad are dealing with coronavirus

Apr 19, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Rappler speaks to 3 Filipinos currently based in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, about how governments there have responded to the pandemic and what the Philippines can learn from their experiences

Rappler Talk: Policing the coronavirus with Guillermo Eleazar

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:01 PM

Watch the interview on Rappler at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 15

Rappler Talk: Parag Khanna on the pandemic's impact on globalization

Apr 08, 2020 - 6:13 PM

In this interview, Khanna sits down with Rappler’s Maria Ressa to talk about the possible geopolitical trends and repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic

Rappler Talk: Brian Harding on Southeast Asia's coronavirus response

Apr 06, 2020 - 1:14 PM

On Monday, April 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Brian Harding of the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the policies and measures implemented by Southeast Asian nations vs coronavirus

Rappler Talk: Sonny Africa on government spending vs coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 4:19 PM

Rappler talks to Sonny Africa of IBON Foundation on which programs the government should prioritize to deal with the coronavirus pandemic

Rappler Talk: Timothy Snyder on tyranny, truth and democracy

Apr 03, 2020 - 2:19 PM

In this interview with Rappler’s Maria Ressa, Snyder talks about the interesting political patterns he’s observed in his study of history, and what this might mean for the future of democracies

Rappler Talk: Ex-DOH chief Esperanza Cabral on the race against time

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:01 PM

In this interview with Maria Ressa, former health secretary Esperanza Cabral proposes a 4-point action plan to solve the COVID-19 problem in the Philippines

Rappler Talk: Justice as the missing component in fighting coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 8:09 AM

Aside from human rights, arrests and charges related to the lockdown also affect the overburdened court system

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Duterte's special powers

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:25 PM

On Monday, March 30, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss the issues surrounding the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020

Rappler Talk: How BPOs, human resources are dealing with coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Rappler talks to Darwin Rivers, founder and president of Philippines HR Group on the crucial role of human resource management in saving companies and jobs amid the pandemic

Rappler Talk: Data and facts – what the PH can do to deal with coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020 - 4:41 PM

Maria Ressa talks to former health secretary Manuel Dayrit and complex systems scientist Erika Legara about the data that we should be monitoring amid the coronavirus pandemic

Rappler Talk: Anton Siy on commuting during the coronavirus lockdown

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:30 AM

We speak to Pasig's transport chief: How long can a metropolis last without public transport? And does its absence actually help contain the pandemic?

Rappler Talk: Coronavirus and the economy

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to Nicholas Mapa, ING Bank Manila's senior economist, on where the government should pump cash and what life after the coronavirus could be like