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9 in 10 Filipinos value independent journalism – Reuters Institute survey

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:02 PM

63% believe it is the duty of journalists to call out lying and misleading politicians

Hong Kong police raid opinion pollster ahead of opposition vote

Jul 11, 2020 - 2:36 PM

The overnight move comes days after China imposed a sweeping new national security law on the financial hub after months of civil unrest last year

HONG KONG POLICE. Police charge towards protesters during a rally against a new national security law in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, on the 23rd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 for Bulusan Volcano

Jul 06, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon is now 'in an abnormal condition' and sudden phreatic or steam-driven eruptions are possible, warns Phivolcs on Monday, July 6

Fishermen are seen near the Mount Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon province, Bulusan, 250 kilometers (160 miles) southeast of the capital Manila on the main island of Luzon in central Philippines on November 23, 2010. Scores of people were forced to flee their homes after a restive Philippine volcano shot a column of ash into the air on November 21, showering surrounding villages, authorities said. AFP PHOTO / CHARISM SAYAT (Photo by Charism SAYAT / AFP)

Only 1 in 5 Filipinos would miss local newspapers ‘a lot’ if these go bust

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Media advocates say collaboration and staying relevant can help community newspapers survive

Distorted Chinese, Russian virus news takes root in West – study

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:03 PM

Whether it's distorted coverage or conspiracy theories, articles written in French and German by foreign state media are resonating widely on Facebook and Twitter, often with their origins unclear, the Oxford Internet Institute says

T.I.P. and Vents for Philippines secure DOST grant for ventilator project

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With this grant, the Technological Institute of the Philippines is set to produce five units of its prototype design that shall undergo further calibration and testing in government-recognized testing facilities

Study shows news media still reliable source amid COVID-19 'infodemic'

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:41 PM

All sources of information – from media to politicians to social media platforms – should work together to better inform the public about the coronavirus, says the lead author of a Reuters Institute study done in 6 countries

LESSONS FROM 'INFODEMIC.' Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism director Rasmus Kleis Nielsen speaks about the lessons from the coronavirus 'infodemic' at the Global Fact 7 on June 24, 2020. Screenshot from Global Fact 7 video

Democracy under threat during pandemic, global leaders warn

Jun 25, 2020 - 3:24 PM

'Democracy is under threat, and people who care about it must summon the will, the discipline, and the solidarity to defend it,' says the open letter signed by political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups

Madeleine Albright, actor Richard Gere and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Shirin Ebadi, Lech Walesa and Jose Ramos-Horta

Phivolcs records 136 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in 24 hours

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:20 AM

State volcanologists remind the public that Kanlaon Volcano has been under Alert Level 1 since March 11, which means it is in a period of unrest

This photo taken on January 13, 2016 shows houses and rice fields near the foot of Kanlaon volcano in La Carlota town, Negros Occidental province, central Philippines. Kanlaon volcano shot a one-kilometre (half a mile) ash column into the air for five minutes on December 26, 2015, affecting thousands of residents nearby and were advised to wear face masks due to ash, a disaster official said. AFP PHOTO / Archie Rey Alipalo (Photo by Archie Rey Alipalo / AFP)

Phivolcs: Kanlaon Volcano under close watch as earthquakes hit

Jun 22, 2020 - 8:20 AM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology records at least 81 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in a 10-hour period

ACTIVE. Kanlaon Volcano in Negros Island. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

Interest in news high, but trust low in the Philippines – 2020 Digital News Report

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:23 PM

Filipinos' low trust in news could be due to the attacks that the media faced over the last year

House passes bill on assistance for banks to cushion pandemic effects

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:13 AM

The bill aims to provide incentives to financial institutions to sell their non-performing assets affected by the coronavirus crisis

South African AIDS researcher wins 500,000-euro French prize

May 27, 2020 - 10:13 PM

Quarraisha Abdool Karim is best known for a study that found that a gel of the anti-retroviral drug tenofovir is effective in reducing the risk of women catching HIV and genital herpes during sex

TOP PRIZE. Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins the half a million-euro Christophe Merieux Prize for her work for the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa. File photo from Wikipedia

Wuhan lab had 3 live bat coronaviruses – Chinese state media

May 24, 2020 - 11:48 AM

But Wuhan Institute of Virology director Wang Yanyi says the highest similarity to COVID-19 of the 3 strains of live coronaviruses from bats 'only reaches 79.8%'

WUHAN LAB. An aerial view shows the P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Phivolcs warns Ambo might trigger Mayon Volcano lahar

May 13, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Phivolcs calls for vigilance, warning that volcanic deposits from Mayon's 2018 eruption could mix with rainfall from Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong), possibly resulting in lahar

MAYON VOLCANO. A farmer walks along a rice field near the foot of Mayon Volcano in Albay on December 11, 2014. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks Occidental Mindoro

May 10, 2020 - 10:08 AM

The earthquake is felt in parts of NCR, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, and Aurora

Public should balance 'news diet' during coronavirus pandemic

May 08, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'Your life depends now literally on the information that you are receiving…. The people need to act like their lives depend on the information they are getting,' says Steve Herman of Voice of America

Bank group raises questions on debt relief for poorest countries

May 05, 2020 - 11:20 AM

The Institute for International Finance praises the move to grant debt relief to vulnerable countries, but highlights the challenges

HAITI ECONOMY. People sell merchandise near the State Hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 26, 2020. Photo by Pierre Michel Jean/AFP

RITM among beneficiaries of €2-million grant from France to fight coronavirus

May 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM

The grant will support the COVID-19 response of 7 frontline laboratories in the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Photo from RITM

German virus spread worsens as lockdown eases

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Rising infection and mortality rates could pose a puzzle for authorities, as a population chafing at lockdown measures begins to enjoy some refound freedoms and an initial united front in politics and media crumbles

EASING THE LOCKDOWN. A family poses for a selfie in front of elephants on April 28, 2020 in Berlin's Zoo as it partially reopens for the public amid the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

RITM: 38 personnel fully recover from coronavirus

Apr 28, 2020 - 3:17 PM

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine says 7 other staff members who are still recovering from COVID-19 are in stable condition

CORONAVIRUS TESTS. A hall inside the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine. Photo from RITM

[FIRST PERSON] A day in the life of NKTI's frontliners

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:52 PM

This 7-minute film shows what frontliners of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute have to go through each day – what goes on in their minds, and what bigger problems we have to face as a nation

27 more female inmates test positive for coronavirus – BuCor

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:51 PM

The Bureau of Corrections says that they are 'well and asymptomatic'

NKTI wins award for innovative multi-organ failure treatment

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Asia recognizes excellence in the Asia Pacific's healthcare sector, through the Healthcare Asia Awards 2020

18 more Correctional inmates, 1 health staff test positive for coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The Board of Pardons and Parole is 'formulating interim guidelines' to urgently release old and sickly convicts – a regular course for the board

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Senior high school students struggle to write in English – report

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:52 PM

What do you think can be done to improve the SHS curriculum in the country?

File photo of high school students

43 RITM staff infected with coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Dr Celia Carlos, director of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, says they are scaling down operations after 43 employees tested positive for the virus

Photo from RITM

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:56 AM

'There's no way this virus came from us,' says Wuhan Institute of Virology director Yuan Zhiming

WUHAN LAB. An aerial view shows the P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Rappler+ Webinar: Preparing for the pandemic’s impact using data

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:40 PM

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Elderly correctional inmate tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:27 PM

(UPDATED) The female inmate is 72 years old, has pneumonia and has been transferred to the Sta Ana Hospital in Manila

CORRECTIONAL. Inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City on March 4, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler PLUS Webinar: Making sense of the pandemic’s scale

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Let's talk about data on Friday, April 3, 10 am

PH kits for 120,000 coronavirus tests available by April 4

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The DOST and the UP National Institutes of Health Project will prioritize 1,300 kits – good for 26,000 tests – to be distributed to 6 hospitals in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao

TEST KITS. File photo of test kits for the novel coronavirus disease

About 75% of cities, towns in Philippines lack health workers

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:33 PM

A study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies suggests policy actions to address the uneven distribution of healthcare workers

Image from Shutterstock

5.5 million Filipinos over age 60 'most vulnerable' to coronavirus – study

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:23 AM

A research brief released by the UP Population Institute says 5.5 million Filipinos are most vulnerable to COVID-19 because aside from being among those aged 60 and above, they also have existing high-risk conditions

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. A supermarket in Barangay Highway Hills in Mandaluyong City, on March 17, 2020, taped lines on the pavement to ensure that physical distancing norms are followed. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Clerical oversight’: RITM says congressman Yap ‘remains negative’ for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) The fact remains, however, that Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist, while a person under investigation, broke quarantine protocols and exposed several high-level government officials in the process

RITM urges 'utmost diligence' in setting up coronavirus testing centers

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:57 PM

'Not all laboratories can be COVID-19 testing centers,' says RITM Director Celia Carlos amid offers from local governments and private laboratories to set up their own testing centers

Photo from RITM

DOH eyes Quezon Institute, Philippine Red Cross as quarantine facilities

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:13 PM

The Department of Health is also looking into the possibility of transforming evacuation centers in schools into quarantine facilities for persons under monitoring and those probed for the coronavirus

QUEZON INSTITUTE. Photo from the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc Facebook page

RITM chief stays, but senior DOH official coming in to ‘assist’ testing gridlock

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:46 AM

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III still vouches for the technical expertise of RITM director Celia Carlos, but says she needs help in expanding the country's COVID-19 testing capacity

MORE TEST KITS NEEDED. Boxes of novel coronavirus test kits are donated by the Office of the Vice President to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine on March 19, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo's office donates extraction kits worth P5.3M for coronavirus tests

Mar 20, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The office of Vice President Leni Robredo says an extraction kit is an essential part of the full coronavirus test kit. Its procurement from a local supplier was requested by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s primary testing center.

ASSISTANCE FROM ROBREDO. Staff from the Office of the Vice President deliver coronavirus extraction kits to the RITM on March 20, 2020. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Taal Volcano downgraded to Alert Level 1

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) 'Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased,' says Phivolcs on Thursday, March 19

TAAL VOLCANO. A view of the volcano in the province of Batangas. Rappler file photo

4 more PH laboratories to start coronavirus testing on March 19 – WHO

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:54 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests

COVID-19 TEST KIT. A sample of the UP-developed novel coronavirus detection kit as presented to media during a press briefing held at Philippine Gerome Center on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Where are testing centers for coronavirus in PH?

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:57 PM

(25th UPDATE) As of July 11, tests are conducted at full scale in 63 laboratories nationwide and in 22 labs using Gene Xpert. At least 93 other laboratories are being prepared to handle tests.

Image from Shutterstock

SM Group donates P100M worth of medical supplies to RITM, PGH

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:01 PM

The group is also helping to improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 for Kanlaon Volcano

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Kanlaon Volcano is now 'at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest,' says Phivolcs on Wednesday, March 11

ACTIVE MOUNTAIN. Mount Kanlaon in an undated photograph. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

'Uyghurs for sale': Your gadget may be a product of forced labor

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:26 PM

Let's discuss forced labor practices in China and how such practices impact the technology sector

4 more Philippine laboratories may soon test samples for coronavirus – DOH

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 PM

Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization

MORE LABS EYED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Top brands accused of using forced Chinese labor

Mar 02, 2020 - 3:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Chinese government has transferred 80,000 or more Uighurs out of camps in Xinjiang and into factories across the country

FORCED LABOR? This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows a facility believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, north of Akto in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits Leyte

Mar 02, 2020 - 10:07 AM

The jolt was felt all the way in Cebu City and towns across the northern end of the island

Syrian journalist Raed Fares receives 2020 Courage in Journalism Award

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:37 PM

'Fares was keenly aware of the risks he was taking but continued to use his voice to build the foundations for a free, democratic Syria,' says the Legatum Institute of Raed Fares, who was killed on his way to cover a protest in November 2018

Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes for 'racist' runway show

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The school's president Joyce Brown issues the apology after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist