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Rappler urges Supreme Court: Rule that Duterte does not have power over media

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:07 AM

As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?

COVERAGE BAN. Reporters Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, Camille Elemia and correspondents Bobby Lagsa and Raymon Dullana file a petition before the Supreme Courton April 11, 2019, asking the High Court to end Duterte's coverage ban on Rappler. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Official broadcasters vow 'world-class coverage' of SEA Games 2019

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Cignal TV and TV5 president and CEO Jane Basas says there will be 3 channels centered on covering the SEA Games to reach the target audience of 500 million

IN-DEPTH COVERAGE. Official SEA Games broadcasters 5 and Cignal are gearing towards giving the spotlight to as many sports as possible. Photo from Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Duterte admin: SEC ruling vs Rappler basis of coverage ban

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Before the official comment to the Supreme Court, Malacañang and President Duterte had provided varying reasons for banning Rappler from presidential events

PETITION. Rappler reporters Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, Camille Elemia, Ralf Rivas and correspondents Bobby Lagsa and Raymon Dullana file a Petition Certiorari and Prohibition against President Rodrigo Duterte's coverage ban against Rappler. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Panelo insists Rappler ban justified but doesn't know Rappler's violation

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Malacañang says it has a right to exclude any journalist from President Rodrigo Duterte's events if they are 'rude' and 'disrespectful'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media following the oath taking ceremony of Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go at the Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2019. Also in the photo is Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC allows other journalists to join Rappler petition vs Duterte coverage ban

Aug 14, 2019 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Duterte government is given 10 days to answer Rappler's petition, as well as the petitions of the intervening journalists who asked for oral arguments

PETITION VS COVERAGE BAN. Rappler reporters Pia Ranada, Mara Cepeda, Camille Elemia and correspondents Bobby Lagsa, Raymon Dullana files a Petition Certiorari and Prohibition on Rappler's coverage of President Duterte at the Supreme Court on April 11, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] What you need to know this election day

May 13, 2019 - 2:56 AM

Are you ready for it and for what it will bring?

FINAL PUSH. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the miting de avance of PDP-Laban's own and guest senatorial candidates. Malacañang Photo

PWDs may soon receive mandatory PhilHealth coverage

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The House of Representatives approves its version of the bill on October 8, while the Senate already gave its nod to the measure in July

UNIVERSAL HEALTH. Persons with disabilities call for automatic PhilHealth coverage for their sector. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House resolution seeks to adopt 'restrictive' rules on media coverage

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) House committee on public information chairperson Ben Evardone says some of the provision will make it difficult for journalists to gain access to the House of Representatives

COVERING THE HOUSE. Lawmakers attend the session at the House of Representatives on December 13, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for 'breaking' secrecy law

Jul 09, 2018 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held in custody for nearly 7 months for pre-trial hearings

PRESS FREEDOM. Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) speaks to reporters as he is escorted by police from a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on July 9, 2018. Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP

Congress pushes for climate-based crop insurance

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, says she expects the climate-based crop insurance law to be approved within the year

VEGETABLE FROST. A Benguet agriculturist is seen monitoring the cause of 'andap' or vegetable frost, which comes with a continued drop in temperature. File photo by Mau Victa

Is the DOT’s media restriction in Boracay constitutional?

Apr 16, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Legal experts say there will be a solid case if media groups choose to challenge the restriction in court

IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Supreme Court on Sereno, Ban on Rappler coverage, Sotto on alleged poll fraud | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte expands coverage ban on Rappler outside Malacañang

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) Palace staff tell Rappler reporter Pia Ranada that the Go Negosyo event held outside Malacañang, where President Rodrigo Duterte is the guest of honor, is off limits to Rappler as well

GO NEGOSYO EVENT. The audience waits for President Rodrigo Duterte at the Go Negosyo 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit on March 6, 2018. Screengrab from Go Negosyo livestream

Lawmakers hit Duterte ban on Rappler's Pia Ranada

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

This is part of 'a creeping dictatorship,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

BANNED BY DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte bans Rappler reporter Pia Ranada from Malacañang after his closest aide, Bong Go, faced a Senate probe due to a story by Inquirer and Rappler. Malacañang file photo

Press freedom: What challenges do ASEAN journalists face?

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Censorship by state authorities, harassment and intimidation by armed forces, and repressive press laws continue to stifle free expression among ASEAN member countries

PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists in ASEAN face threats, censorship, and repressive laws.

How to avail of PhilHealth coverage for senior citizens

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Senior citizens may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs or the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas

MANDATORY COVERAGE. Republic Act 10645 provides all senior citizens with health insurance care of PhilHealth.

House passes bill giving all Filipinos health insurance

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:41 PM

A counterpart measure seeking universal health coverage Bill Number 1458 is pending before the Senate

PUBLIC HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL? The Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

ABS-CBN gets exclusive rights to Bb Pilipinas 2017 live coverage

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Other media outlets are barred from doing live updates and will only be allowed to post updates after ABS CBN s delayed telecast

LIVE BLOG: Ateneo Lady Eagles vs DLSU Lady Spikers - UAAP Season 79 second round

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Live updates of the Ateneo Lady Eagles and La Salle Lady Spikers round two match on Saturday April 8 at 4 pm

Smart expanding LTE coverage to more municipalities

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The expansion is part of Smart s 3 year network rollout plan where it told the NTC that it will make LTE progressively available to users in 1 551 cities and municipalities by 2018

PROMISE TO NTC. Smart vows to provide more users LTE service by 2017. Rappler file photo

LA Times editor: Story proposals from PH 'an automatic yes'

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Pulitzer winning journalist Kim Murphy says they have never been as interested in the Philippines now as in the time of dictator Ferdinand Marcos

COVERING DUTERTE. LA Times assistant managing editor Kim Murphy (center) explains the huge American interest in President Rodrigo Duterte, in a discussion alongside LA Times managing editor Marc Duvoisin (right) and assistant editor Steve Padilla (left). Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

DOH in 2017: Focus on universal health coverage, lowering drug prices

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Priority programs will also include the annual check up for the poorest Filipinos and improving the country s service delivery network

Recto: Help prevent 'mass retrenchment' in DOH

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the health department s proposed 2017 budget will lead to a drastic downsizing of health personnel under the department s Rural Health Practice Program

Live: Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Watch Rappler s live coverage of super typhoon Lawin beginning Wednesday 6:30 PM October 19 Bookmark this page for the latest news

How media groups wrote about Duterte’s rant vs Obama

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Journalists used to covering Duterte know he has a tendency to talk about different topics one after the other leaving journalists or the public to determine what he meant by certain statements

CONTROVERSIAL PRESSCON. President Duterte takes questions from the media before departing for Laos on September 5, 2016. Photo from PPD

LIVE BLOG: 2016 NBA Finals Game 6 - Cleveland vs Golden State

Jun 17, 2016 - 3:11 AM

The Warriors look to close out their second championship while the Cavs try to force a Game 7

LIVE BLOG: Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia - WBO jr flyweight title fight

May 28, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Live coverage of Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia from ringside at University of St La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City Philippines

Rappler coverage: Citizens front and center in 'most engaged' PH polls

May 16, 2016 - 4:58 PM

An engaged and empowered public voted for the Philippines new leaders and an engaged and empowered public will continue to watch their leaders every move

LIVE BLOG: UAAP Season 78 volleyball finals Game 3 - Ateneo vs La Salle

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and DLSU Lady Spikers face off in a winner take all Game 3 for the UAAP women s volleyball title

LIVE COVERAGE: Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Live updates of the Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak boxing event from Cebu City Philippines

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on health

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:10 AM

All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos but how will they do it?

HEALTH CARE. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Golden State chases history, Kobe's last game

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:12 AM

Follow Golden State s quest for their 73rd win plus the final NBA game of Kobe Bryant

Cebu presidential debate: The Rappler coverage

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Tune in to Rappler for breaking news quick fact checks expert commentaries instant videos and unique social media engagement during the 2nd Comelec organized presidential debate in Cebu

World-class debaters to adjudicate candidates on Rappler panel

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:36 AM

The live panel includes former UP Diliman team captain Nicole Curato Worlds Finals adjudicator Joan de Venecia and Asian Grand Champion Glenn Tuazon

Google opens US access to mobile phone service Project Fi

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Nexus smartphone users across the US can now sign up for Project Fi without waiting for an invite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: The new Nexus 5X phone is displayed during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its 2015 smartphone lineup, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software features. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Leveraging conditional cash transfers for universal health coverage

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Conditional cash transfers CCT are a stepping stone to universal health coverage not just help for individual families

A CCT beneficiary shows his card. Photo courtesy ADB

BSP adopts new Basel 3 bank liquidity requirements

Mar 01, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The new liquidity coverage ratio to take effect in 2018 aims to provides banks with a minimum liquidity buffer to be able to take corrective action to address a stress event or bank run

Duterte: I'll skip debate if there's discrimination vs local media

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says people from the provinces should be given equal treatment

2016 Presidential Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero

Scaling up national health insurance to deliver universal health coverage

Jan 28, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Although there is no single path to success a growing number of countries have enjoyed good results with social health insurance

A pharmaceutical dispensary in a public clinic in Bandung, Indonesia. Image courtesy ADB

Leni vs. Poe: Anything beyond citizenship and nationalism?

Nov 16, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Has a narrow view of nationalism taken over the discussions surrounding the upcoming elections?

Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:59 AM

This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections and an important step towards having an AIDS free generation

90 days of dialysis per year now covered by PhilHealth

Jun 26, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The number of hemodialysis covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation has been doubled

Laude family to SC: Allow media coverage of Pemberton trial

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Journalists are barred from the courtroom to witness the trial of the US marine forcing them to rely on photos and narratives of those who are inside the court

The problem with how media covered Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The important questions were never asked The contradictions were not questioned If anything the opportunity to know the Pope better was lost

It's final: No live coverage of Maguindanao massacre trial

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Court cites the lack of uniform rules in allowing cameras in court the need to protect the rights of the parties as well as the common practice in other countries

ONGOING CASE. Justice remains elusive for victims of the Maguindanao massacre. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler and FireChat partner for papal visit

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Join Rappler on FireChat for the coverage of Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

Media coverage of Pemberton trial sought

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The public has the right to know lawyers tell the court

Telcos aid gov’t agencies, LGUs as Typhoon Ruby nears

Dec 06, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Globe and the PLDT group deploy their resources to ensure emergency communication requirements are available as RubyPH threatens the country

#RubyPH: Globe, PLDT prepare backup system

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The telcos put in place their disaster preparedness programs to help mitigate the effects of Typhoon Ruby