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WATCH: Doha Debates 2020

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:26 PM

Watch the discussions on gender equality and genetics here

Top hopefuls Buttigieg, Sanders under fire in Democratic debate

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Buttigieg and Sanders finished atop the pack earlier this week in Iowa's chaotic caucuses, and both hope to renew the performance Tuesday in New Hampshire

(FILES) In this file photo (L-R) Democratic presidential hopefuls Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Heated moments as Democrats clash in presidential debate

Dec 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The final prime-time debate of 2019 features just 7 of the 15 Democrats still in the contest 6 weeks before the first nomination ballots are cast in Iowa in February

SIXTH DEBATE. Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season on December 19, 2019. Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP

Trump impeachment debate opens with fiery partisan battle

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Lawmakers in the televised hearing appear focused on speaking to voters, whose sentiment will be crucial if, as expected, US President Donald Trump goes on trial in the US Senate in January

DEBATE. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets during the markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The president looms large as 12 Democratic contenders train their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout Joe Biden calls 'shameful'

HOPEFULS. Democratic hopefuls interact during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Scheer ups attacks on Trudeau in Canada election debate

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

From the get-go, Andrew Scheer goes on the attack, calling Justin Trudeau 'a phoney and a fraud.' Trudeau shots back, criticizing Scheer for his underwhelming climate proposals at a time of global crisis.

DEBATE. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (R) and Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 7, 2019. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick/Pool/AFP

Biden under attack as 2020 Democrat rivals urge passing of torch

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

With so many potential challengers to Trump, the Democratic party splits the top 20 candidates into debates on two nights in southern Florida, a key swing state in next year's election

DEBATES. Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Warren leads U.S. Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against number two candidate Bernie Sanders and 8 others on Thursday

DEBATE TIME. Democratic presidential candidates take part in the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 reasons why you should join a debating team

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Learning the techniques of debating will help you become a better person

House bill seeks to make public debates mandatory for candidates

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora says mandatory debates for all candidates would help voters make informed choices on election day

ELECTION DEBATES. The 5 presidential bets during the 2016 elections participate in an election debate on February 21, 2016. File photo by AFP

Presidential debate showcases divided Brazil

Aug 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's enforced absence due to his corruption conviction casts a shadow, given his stunning lead in the polls

DEBATE. Composition made with pictures of Brazilian presidential candidates (top L-R) Alvaro Dias (Podemos), Marina Silva (Rede), Guilherme Boulos (PSOL), Henrique Meirelles (MDB) and (bottom L-R) Cabo Daciolo (Patriota), Geraldo Alkmin (PSDB), Ciro Gomes (PDT) and Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), taken during their participation in the first presidential debate ahead of the October 7 general election, at Bandeirantes television network in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 9, 2018. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Sereno: Engaging with youth is priority now, not running for office

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:19 PM

'Iyong sa pulitika po, saka ko na ho 'yan pag-iisipan. Hindi naman yata ako kailangan magmadali,' ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says at a forum in UP

Stand with Rappler, defend press freedom

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:34 PM

We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to government lapses that further disempower the disadvantaged. We will hold the line.

Filipino named best debater in Asia

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Andrei Buendia wins the title of Best Debater of Asia at the United Asian Debating Championship

WINNERS. The contingent from the Ateneo de Manila University poses for a photo after the United Asia Debating Championship. Photo courtesy of Andrei Bautista

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:19 PM

4th UPDATE The attack had been motivated by hate Mayor Olaf Scholz says although he stops short of declaring it a terrorist incident

KNIFE ATTACK. Police cordon off the area around a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg, where a man killed one person and wounded several others in a knife attack, on July 28, 2017. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

May 13, 2017 - 1:21 AM

Rouhani is seeking a second four year term next Friday He says Tehran s nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested

FINAL PITCH. This file photo shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani giving a press conference in Tehran on Jaunary 17, 2017. AFP photo.

Iran bans live election debates

Apr 20, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The commission also releases guidelines for the debates telling candidates they are not allowed to blacken the image of the country or the actions of the executive administrative legislative or judicial bodies

NO MORE LIVE DEBATE. Iranian presidential candidates attend a live debate on state TV in Tehran on June 5, 2013. File photo by Mehdi Dehghan/ AFP

Berita hari ini: Kamis, 13 April 2017

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:39 PM

Perkembangan berita terbaru yang perlu Anda ketahui

Alasan Ira Koesno 'menghilang' sebelum debat pamungkas Pilkada digelar

Apr 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Karena merasa bersalah Ira baru bersedia diwawancarai media usai debat publik Pilgub DKI dilaksanakan

DEBAT PUBLIK. Moderator debat Ira Koesno membuka Debat Publik Pilkada DKI Jakarta putaran kedua di Hotel Bidakara, Jakarta, Rabu, 12 April. Foto oleh N. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

Pesan tersembunyi di balik kemeja biru Anies-Sandi

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:40 PM

“Kunci dalam diri seorang pemimpin adalah bisa merangkul semua Saat ini masih ada yang terkotak kotakan kita itu jembatan kata Anies

WEFIE. Dua paslon peserta Pilkada swa foto bersama dengan moderator debat publik pamungkas, Ira Koesno di auditorium Hotel Bidakara pada Rabu, 12 April. Foto oleh Adrianus Saerong/Rappler

Jawaban dua paslon Pilkada DKI normatif dan defensif

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Jawaban yang dilontarkan kedua paslon Pilgub DKI cenderung bermain aman

DEBAT PUBLIK. Dua pasangan Calon Gubernur dan Wakil Gubernur DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (kiri) didampingi Djarot Saiful Hidayat (kedua kiri) dan Anies Baswedan (kedua kanan) serta Sandiaga Uno (kanan) melambaikan tangan kepada pendukungnya seusai Debat Publik Pilkada DKI Jakarta putaran kedua di Hotel Bidakara, Jakarta, Rabu, 12 April. Foto oleh M. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

Antiklimaks debat final Pilkada DKI

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Debat terakhir Pilkada DKI ini berlangsung tak sesengit yang diperkirakan sebelumnya

Soal DP rumah 0 persen, Ahok: Itu terlalu retorika

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:55 PM

“Rumah yang bapak sediakan ini rumah tapak atau rumah susun?”

Soal jumlah nelayan, Anies dan Sandi tidak kompak

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aneis dan Sandiaga sama sama menolak reklamasi di teluk Jakarta

Debat Pilkada 2017: Ira Koesno enggan salami pasangan kandidat

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Saya akan menyapa mereka namun tak menjabat tangan

Begini pembagian debat publik Pilkada DKI putaran kedua

Apr 12, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Debat kali ini akan difokuskan kepada program kedua paslon Tidak ada lagi pemaparan soal visi dan misi

SUASANA DEBAT. Suasana sebelum acara debat di Hotel Bidakara, Jakarta, Jumat, 13 Januari. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

Kini warga bisa bertanya langsung ke paslon di debat putaran kedua

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Mengenai siapakah masyarakat yang akan mendapat kesempatan bertanya akan disaring bersama sama oleh unit khusus

DEBAT PILKADA. Suasana sebelum acara debat Pilkada DKI putaran pertama di Hotel Bidakara, Jakarta, Jumat, 13 Januari. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

Pujian Anies dan Ahok kepada Soeharto

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Anies memuji Soeharto sebagai sosok yang stabil sementara Ahok menilai Soeharto mampu menjaga stabilitas harga sembako

WATCH: Pacquiao, Drilon 'spar' in the Senate

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Check out the videos and read highlights of the transcript of the debate between veteran Senator Franklin Drilon and neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao

House to pass death penalty bill on 2nd reading on Ash Wednesday

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:16 AM

There is nothing wrong with striking out plunder under the bill since lawmakers may include the crime in future amendments to the law says Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro

APPROVAL SOON. The House terminated the debate on the death penalty measure after only 7 session days. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag ao tells congressmen Ang pagboto po natin ng yes sa death penalty ay katumbas sa pagdiin sa kanila sa kamatayan

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao says the death penalty bill is detrimental to OFWs on death row as well to poor Filipinos. Screengrab from

House ends death penalty debate after 7 session days

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Congressmen also approve the amendments to only list 10 crimes under the bill remove the mandatory penalty of death and to add safeguard measures for the accused

ADJOURNED. The House of Representatives ends the death penalty debate on February 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fariñas: No executions under Duterte 'possible'

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says congressmen will let judges decide which mode of execution to use – by lethal injection hanging or firing squad – if the death penalty bill becomes law

NOT IMMEDIATE? Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says it is possible no executions will happen under the Duterte administration. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff free trading with the European Union is the non imposition of the death penalty

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin is one of the lawmakers opposing the return of the capital punishment. Screengrab from

House debate on death penalty bill ends Feb 28

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The majority in the House moves the deadline a week earlier after the minority bloc kept bringing up the question of quorum every time a lawmaker speaks

SHORTER TIME. The House majority bloc agrees to shorten the time allotted for the death penalty debate. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lagman: Anti-death penalty lawmakers 'not beholden' to Fariñas

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Representative Edcel Lagman slams the pro death penalty congressmen saying they get annoyed when the House rules are used against them in the death penalty debate

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman is among the lawmakers opposing the return of the capital punishment in the country. Photo by Rappler

Fariñas: Death penalty debate ends when majority bloc says so

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:55 PM

The House Majority Leader issues the warning after anti death penalty lawmakers again insisted on meeting the attendance requirement during the debate

WARNING. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas issues a warning anew against the opposers of the death penalty bill. Screengrab from

Umali: Data 'not necessary' to prove need for death penalty

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Representative Lawrence Fortun tells Representative Reynaldo Umali that crime incidence has gone down over the years but the latter believes data is immaterial to debates on the death penalty

THE SPONSOR. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali defends the death penalty measure on February 15. Screengrab from

'Sporadic, sensational' crimes do not justify death penalty – lawmaker

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora argues that making the criminal justice system competent is the proper solution to address criminality

'NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH.' Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora, former prosecutor, argues against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from

Alvarez clarifies: Plunder still in current version of death penalty bill

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are more reasons now for plunder to remain listed under the controversial death penalty measure

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the death penalty bill passed on 3rd and final reading by March. File photo by Rappler

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says problems in the judiciary should not prevent lawmakers from doing their job

Makna bahasa tubuh cagub-cawagub DKI saat berbicara tentang lawan

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Agus terlihat meningkatkan kedipan mata saat menjawab Djarot mempraktekkan ‘feedback sandwich’ sedangkan Anies menggunakan teknik ‘deflection’ Apa maksudnya?

SAKSIKAN: Highlight dari debat terakhir Pilkada DKI

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Simak cuplikan keseruan dari debat ketiga dan terakhir calon gubernur dan wakil gubernur DKI di laman ini

Pasangan Calon Gubernur dan Wakil Gubernur DKI Jakarta Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (kiri)-Sylviana Murni (kedua kiri), Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (ketiga kiri)-Djarot Saiful Hidayat (ketiga kanan) dan Anies Baswedan (kedua kanan)-Sandiaga Uno (kanan) memberikan salam usai debat ketiga Pilkada DKI Jakarta di Jakarta, Jumat (10/2). Debat ketiga itu mengangkat tema Kependudukan dan Peningkatan Kualitas Hidup Masyarakat Jakarta. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/foc/17.

SAKSIKAN: 5 momen seru dari debat ketiga kandidat Pilgub DKI Jakarta

Feb 11, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Tidak menonton debat semalam? Simak 5 momen serunya di sini agar tidak ketinggalan

Debat Pilgub DKI: Saling serang di debat terakhir

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Para pasangan calon saling serang bahkan sejak menit pertama

Debat Pilgub DKI: Saling serang di ujung debat

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:24 PM

“Pak Anies pernah menjadi menteri tapi diberhentikan karena tidak bisa menjalankan program ”

Debat Pilgub DKI: Djarot anggap program rumah tanpa DP Anies-Sandi hanya janji

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:06 PM

“Janganlah kita obral janji janji di awang awang yang tidak bisa dilaksanakan

Debat Pilgub DKI: Sylviana tuding Ahok melakukan kekerasan secara verbal kepada perempuan

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

“Kalau saya keras kepada perempuan istri saya sudah kabur duluan ”

Debat Pilgub DKI: Diserang Sylvi soal disabilitas, ini jawaban Ahok

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:59 PM

“Bu Sylvi mengatakan tidak ada PNS disabilitas yang kerja Bu Sylvi ini kemana aja ”

Debat Pilgub DKI: Begini jurus para calon memberantas narkoba

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:33 PM

“Di tiap RW barangkali ada masalah narkoba ”