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Isn't it ironic? Poor connection forces suspension of Senate hearing on internet

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Telco representatives are not spared from bad internet connection

SUSPENDED. Senator Grace Poe suspends Senate hearing on the status of internet connection in the Philippines due to poor connectivity. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Coronavirus Updates: Metro Manila, Cebu City relax restrictions

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We label June 1 as ‘The Hunger Games: NCR, Cavite, and Cebu City Editions.’ For those returning to work, it’s like getting into a death match.

FALSE: Poe, Hontiveros silent over coronavirus crisis

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:39 PM

Both senators have responded to the coronavirus crisis by doing their jobs as legislators and by providing assistance to frontliners

FALSE: Grace Poe to file bill blocking Facebook in light of ABS-CBN shutdown

May 25, 2020 - 8:14 PM

Her supposed plan to block Facebook is a rehashed claim that has been debunked as early as 2018

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

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.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

[Project Lifeline] Is it wise to avail of ECQ grace periods for loan payments?

May 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

While it is wise to be aware of relief measures and their corresponding benefits, it is equally wise to consider their finer points

Perfectly OK to stay home, says One OK Rock

May 17, 2020 - 9:05 AM

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

Screenshot from One OK Rock's video

Coronavirus Updates: Our lives starting May 16

May 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What we know so far about the levels of lockdown across the country

Coronavirus Updates: Don’t let police abuse become normal

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is among the 15 countries in state of emergency where allegations of police brutality have been ‘deemed most troubling’

'Love never fails': Pangasinan couple exchange wedding vows despite lockdown

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:03 PM

Having a wedding in the time of a pandemic is 'difficult but worth it,' says the groom, Daniel Catchillar

Daniel and Gracely Villafania-Catchillar, both Jehovah’s Witnesses, were wed early morning today in a Kingdom Hall in Barangay Poblacion Norte in Pangasinan. Photo from Lito Capua

Mary Grace reopens café for baked goods, hot meals delivery

Apr 14, 2020 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) You can now get Mary Grace's cheese rolls, ensaymada, cakes, pasta dishes, and breakfast meals from 6 Metro Manila branches

Shinzo Abe joins ‘Dancing on the Inside’ bandwagon

Apr 12, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Musician Gen Hoshino launches a campaign urging Japanese people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing big-name volunteers

'STAY HOME.' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joins other prominent figures who have appeared on videos to the music of Gen Hoshino, urging people not to go to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Screenshot from Gen Hoshino's Instagram

Coronavirus Updates: While our doctors are dying

Mar 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The government’s protocols don’t prioritize them in tests. They are discriminated against in public places. But those of us who know better are coming to their aid.

My heroes, our journalists

Mar 20, 2020 - 1:18 PM

What good is news agenda if they don’t make it happen?

New coronavirus cluster linked to different South Korean church

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:21 AM

The Grace River Church continued holding services despite repeated government requests for the public to avoid group activities, including religious meetings

DOGGIE. Shoppers wearing face masks amid concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak walk through a market in Seoul on March 14, 2020. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Poe to legislators: 'Make laws enabling women to achieve more'

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'It is incumbent on those of us who have succeeded in our careers, to help pave the way for others to follow,' says Senator Grace Poe

WOMEN 2020. Senator Grace Poe speaks at the International Women's Day event organized by Spark! Philippines on March 5, 2020. Photo from Office of Senator Grace Poe

Weddings in the time of the coronavirus

Feb 29, 2020 - 12:38 PM

The many stories in a roomful of couples wearing face masks

New Zealander jailed for life over Briton's Tinder date murder

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

The 28-year-old is given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand

MURDERED. File photo of women sitting under a photo of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square Park in Wellington on December 12, 2018. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

The Chinese among us

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM

They can be crime suspects, victims, or complicit Filipinos

Senate presses House to act on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Grace Poe says the Senate will discuss the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise even though the House of Representatives has no plans of tackling it

Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida’s filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government’s crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The politics of PH’s Taiwan travel ban

Feb 13, 2020 - 9:57 PM

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, China dictates our response

Poe wants Senate to discuss ABS-CBN's compliance with franchise terms

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) But Senator Panfilo Lacson does not see the point of doing this, citing the petition against ABS-CBN already filed with the Supreme Court

PRESS FREEDOM. Members of the media staged a rally at Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida's filing of a quo warranto petition at the Supreme Court asking to void ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Coronavirus threat: What local governments are doing

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Some do what they can amid the national government’s incompetence

Grace Nono sings again in 2020 Gugma Tour

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) The tour's February 18 show in Marikina is canceled amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

GRACE NONO. The artist and ethnomusicologist stages a 2020 tour. Photo by Andrew Contreras

Traumatized Taal survivor wants to relocate, if given the chance

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:55 PM

'Gusto ko lang sabihin sa gobyerno na sana matulungan 'nyo kami sa karamihan ng tao doon na nawalan ng hanapbuhay at bahay at walang babalikan'

'HELP US'. Taal evacuee Mary Grace Barrion asks the government to help them rebuild their lives. Rappler screenshot

Who was prepared for the Taal Volcano emergency? Cavite

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 AM

All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas

Japan court sentences 2 Filipinas via remote interpreting for the first time

Jan 22, 2020 - 2:48 PM

A Tagalog-Japanese interpreter shown on a large monitor via video link tells the two women the separate rulings of prison terms handed down by the Yamagata District Court

Photo by Kyodo News

'Paghihiganti?' Senators slam TWG for ending motorcycle taxi pilot run

Jan 20, 2020 - 7:56 PM

The Senate committee on public services finds no compelling reason why the TWG had to terminate the motorcycle taxi pilot run

RETALIATION? Senators grill motorcycle taxi technical working group head Antonio Gardiola Jr regarding the termination of the pilot run. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Poe to motorcycle taxi TWG: Expect more lawsuits

Jan 20, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Poe also says the Senate will continue hearings to expedite the passage of the law that will legalize motorcycle taxis

EXPECT MORE LAWSUITS. Senator Grace Poe presides during the Senate hearing on the regulation of the use of motorcycle as public utility vehicle on January 20, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Amid Taal Volcano’s eruption, the hard questions

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Let’s not be content with heartwarming stories of volunteerism

The only way Robredo could be wrong on drug war numbers

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:00 PM

…is if the Duterte gov’t will admit it’s been messing up the figures

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

Are we hopeful for 2020? We have to be.

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How to move on from the #Facepalm year that was 2019

Families more fearful with acquittals, 80 still at large in Ampatuan massacre

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:08 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Find the other 80 at large in Ampatuan massacre, families plead, as they also fear that those acquitted will return to government posts in Maguindanao

FEAR. Grace Morales (utmost left) says families are more fearful after the acquittal of 55 suspects in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre in the verdict handed down on December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

In Duterte-land, U2’s Bono touches on the taboo

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Reporting on the SEA Games fiasco

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Only incompetent officials are panicking over the media’s exposés

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

DOTr drops bid to modernize all jeepneys by 2020

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Transportation will now make roadworthiness the standard for allowing PUVs to remain in operation. Meanwhile, the franchise consolidation aspect of the modernization program will be upheld.

ROADWORTHY? Jeepneys will now be tested for roadworthiness instead of being replaced with modernized units. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

Grace Padaca found guilty of corruption, ordered to return P18M

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The former Isabela governor is sentenced to 12-14 years for a conviction for malversation, and 6-10 years for a conviction for graft. It is appealable.

GUILTY. Former Isabela governor Grace Padaca is convicted of graft and malversation over an anomalous P25 million loan deal for farmers in 2006. Rappler file photo

Rody, Leni, Imee: Reality checks, courtesy of Rappler exclusives

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Infrastructure binge, deathless drug war, and photo-op with UP alumni

The Philippines, a killing field

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Duterte’s kill mentality has emboldened every angry person with a gun

How does Duterte intend to solve the water crisis?

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The President seeks ‘extraordinary powers’

These women are not just wives

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We should report on them as persons with their own accomplishments

Challenges of local governance we don’t always see

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting

There’s a transportation crisis…

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet some officials have the gall to belittle commuters’ travail

Poe suggests business coaches for MRT3: 'Think out of the box'

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The senator floats the idea as a way to convince passengers to take the train instead of driving private vehicles

BUSINESS COACHES. Would you pay P300 for a guaranteed space in the MRT3? File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

What have your mayors done in the first 100 days?

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Rappler reports on cities and towns beyond press cons and PRs

UST's Grace Irebu on track for back-to-back MVP titles

Oct 01, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Grace Irebu leads the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball MVP race, while La Salle's Kent Pastrana looks poised to be Rookie of the Year

BACK-TO-BACK. Grace Irebu still leads the MVP race after the 1st round of the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball tournament. Photo from release