activism in the philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on activism in the philippines


[OPINION] Christians can do more than protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'It is easy for anyone to call on protest if he has the social safety nets when social unrest arises. But what about the poor?'

[OPINION] What I learned from Anakpawis

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:04 PM

'[Peasant organizations] do not teach 'anti-government propaganda;' they organize seminars, workshops, and discussions about issues that not a lot of institutions dare think about

[OPINION] Pens and placards: On campus journalists as student activists

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'

[OPINION] Campus militarization: Imagined or real?

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'

[OPINION] Do you believe in 'quiet activism?'

Mar 05, 2020 - 4:41 PM

'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'

[OPINION] Activists take care of our rights, but who takes care of our activists?

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters

[OPINION] Confessions of a former rah-rah activist

Mar 03, 2020 - 3:51 PM

'I realized being an activist never really dies even when you leave the movement'

[OPINION] I used to hate activists, until I became one

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:54 PM

'I remember rolling my eyes every time I'd hear protesters chanting. I hated all of it. I was so annoyed.'

[OPINION] The truth in placards: Why activists are not a nuisance

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45 PM

'You know it’s right to junk rice liberalization when you've encountered a farmer who won't eat with you, for fear that she might get used to eating 3 times a day'

[OPINION] Activism is not a waste of time

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:30 PM

'Yes, the road to freedom will be filled with inconveniences and sacrifices, but the rewards that lie ahead are still worth fighting for'

[OPINION] Activism, from someone you wouldn't expect

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'I used to hate protests. I used to ride that high horse without any regard for the facts on the ground.'

[OPINION] My fight is their fight: Stand with human rights defenders under attack

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'The attempt on my life did not succeed, nor has it scared me off, as was the intention'

[OPINION] What does it mean to celebrate Andres Bonifacio?

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Bonifacio’s Philippines, in a way, isn’t too different from ours. Bonifacio’s true legacy was that he showed us what needs to be done.

[OPINION] Duterte is making a big mistake

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The human rights community exists for a reason and it will not cease to exist – even if tyrants like President Rodrigo Duterte become powerless

[OPINION] Activism as the foundation of the university

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The truth that we uncover in the university reveals a dying planet, an unequal social order, persistent poverty and universal hunger, unjust war and violence, bigotry and discrimination, intolerance and hate

Xi Jinping's schedule of activities in PH

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Highlights of the Chinese President's November 20 to 21 visit to Manila include a state banquet hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and courtesy calls by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III

POWER. Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a toast during a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin on May 14, 2017. Photo by Wu Hong/Pool/AFP

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Protesta de Mayo

May 26, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Militant activists hold their own version of the annual Catholic tradition

PROTESTA DE MAYO. Human rights group Karapatan leads and alternative Santacruzan (Mayflower Festival) dubbed Protesta de Mayo at the UP Sunken Ganden on May 26, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mayon Volcano status raised to Alert Level 2

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The status alert change comes after a steam-driven eruption that caused ash falls in areas of Albay

Militant ‘zombies’ storm Congress

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Activists march to the House of Representatives to protest the pork barrel system and the accommodation of errata in the budget which some lawmakers suspect are midnight insertions