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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
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 talks to Katrina Chan of QBO Innovation Hub about what Philippine startups need to stay in business
How has Iloilo City stayed ahead of the coronavirus curve? Watch the interview on Rappler.
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
We talk to Kakie Pangilinan about #HijaAko, finding her voice, and her music
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
Watch the interview on Tuesday, June 9, at 8:30 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
Lagman describes the bill as "draconian," with too few "safeguard" provisions that would protect citizens against police and military abuse
Why does the anti-terror bill fail to address the root causes of terrorism? What makes the measure so dangerous even for government dissenters?
See the 'new normal' through the eyes of Rappler's video journalists Charles, Naoki, Nappy, Franz, and Jeff
What should Metro Manila residents keep in mind as they contemplate leaving their homes under the general community quarantine?
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’s Rambo Talabong talks to Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, a doctor herself, to discuss the city's plans in dealing with the pandemic
The disaster response expert talks about how government should prepare for typhoon season amid coronavirus lockdowns
Whistleblower and President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Edward Snowden talks about the rolling back of freedoms under pandemic emergency powers
Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how journalism and democracy can survive the information ecosystem created by the tech platforms
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
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.
Catch the Rappler Talk interview on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 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
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?
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 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'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 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
What makes Boys' Love different from other queer stories?
Rappler talks to Dr Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss how they have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic
Mae Diane Azores keeps it practical – she wants a country where people are not burdened by unnecessary suits, and where courts are not clogged
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
Former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman says collaborative, evidence-based, and empowering approaches would greatly impact aiding the poor in the coronavirus lockdown
Ken Abante, a former chief of staff for the strategy, economics, and results group at the Department of Finance, asks the government to #SpendFasterToStopHunger
The Asia expert also underscores the importance of transparency and information in the fight against COVID-19
Rappler talks to Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong about the observance of Ramadan as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic
Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Friday, April 24
Dr Antonio Ramos, director for Administrative Services, discusses how the Lung Center is coping against the odds in the fight against COVID-19
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
Watch the interview on Rappler at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 15
In this interview, Khanna sits down with Rappler’s Maria Ressa to talk about the possible geopolitical trends and repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic
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 talks to Sonny Africa of IBON Foundation on which programs the government should prioritize to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
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
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
Aside from human rights, arrests and charges related to the lockdown also affect the overburdened court system
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 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
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
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 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