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[OPINION] A tribute to our silent heroes

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:47 PM

'They are the ones who remain when others leave us. They are the ones who offer consolation when the world rejects us.'

[OPINION] National Baptist Day: Laughing instead of mourning

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:26 PM

On social media, Kristoffer Pasion, a Filipino historian, minces no words: 'As a Baptist, I denounce this and the disgusting hypocrisy of these church leaders who invited Duterte and laughed at his curse-laden speech'

[OPINION] Red is the color of Christmas

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

People may not realize it, but the first Christmas was revolutionary. Red, representing valor, was its color through and through.

[OPINION] Apollo Quiboloy, stop!

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:22 PM

There’s nothing funny about Pastor Quiboloy. Nothing is funny when religious work perpetuates people’s ignorance.

[OPINION] Divorce, death penalty, and the dangers of religious fundamentalism

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Violence exists in households around the country. The death penalty is ineffective in deterring crime.

[OPINION] Woke and elitist

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The moment when a collective struggle becomes a battle over personalities is exactly the moment the work for social justice begins to fall apart. This is why celebrating the woke among us is such an unwoke thing to do.

[OPINION] Put Bato in his place

Aug 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

It’s time that we put the neophyte senator in his own place, where he must learn the most basic of all lessons: Respect is earned

[OPINION] A prayerful Congress

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Podiums will become pulpits

[ANALYSIS] Sodom, Gomorrah, and the fate of gender equality

Jun 25, 2019 - 8:04 PM

At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil

Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

[OPINION] Whom exactly are the youth voting for?

May 04, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The idealism accorded to young people might all be wishful thinking

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.

[OPINION] Alternative candidates (and what we can do to help them)

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.

[OPINION] There's no chilling effect. Here’s why.

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.

[OPINION] Weaponizing the National Youth Commission

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Nowhere in the law does it say that the NYC must be the mouthpiece of the sitting president

[OPINION] Duterte and the hypocritical Church

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Every time he attacks priests for their hypocrisy, President Duterte echoes the sentiments of many

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

[OPINION] Live by the sword, die by the sword

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The unfortunate reality is that lies and manipulation are not just innocent fantasies to pursue one’s interests. These acts hurt the rest who are doing things the right way.

[OPINION] Forgiveness demands justice

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

What is the relationship between justice and forgiveness? Justice arrests abuse. Forgiveness tempers vengefulness.

[OPINION] Pacquiao’s Christianity and death penalty

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.

[OPINION] God gave us Duterte

Jul 03, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The unfortunate reality is that the biblical injunctions are blind to the social conditions that lead to the proliferation of drug use and criminality in our society

Thou shall not kill? Why Christians support a deadly drug campaign

Jun 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says some Christians see President Rodrigo Duterte as a God-sent figure to bring justice to the Philippines – even if this means deaths

DIVINE LEADER? President Rodrigo Duterte is seen by some Christians as chosen by God. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Duterte and the defensive Catholic Church

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.

[OPINION] The persistence of blaming the poor

May 07, 2018 - 4:15 PM

In a highly stratified society like ours, what we need to argue about is whether the success of the few have been achieved at the expense of the many

[OPINION] Divorce and the religious response

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The realities that necessitate divorce include: violence, infidelity, and abandonment. Instead of providing comfort, religion brings only oppression when often a romanticized image of the family is used against even the most dysfunctional relationships.

[OPINION] Youth as troublemakers

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:29 AM

In the final analysis, these youth are fighting not just for themselves, but also for the rest of us. Whether or not we agree is secondary. The least we could do is to listen to their wisdom.

[OPINION] The last prejudice

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We must stop considering couplehood as the pinnacle of love and devotion. It’s 2018. It’s time to democratize relationships.

Why do Filipinos love to celebrate Christmas?

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Sociologists explain why the holiday season is so widely celebrated in the country

HOLIDAYS. Majority of Filipinos anticipate Christmas and expect the season to be happy, results from an SWS survery show. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria

[OPINION] Part 2: Rethinking religious education

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth

[OPINION] Rethinking religious education

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Without intending it, religious education could become more preoccupied with religious truth than with the actual issues of its intended audience – the youth

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is Islam violent?

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:32 PM

With Islamophobia rising worldwide, two social scientists team up to shed light on the sensitive topic of Islam and violence

Duterte ‘more comfortable’ in 2nd SONA

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte puts some people and institutions on the spot in his SONA 2017

RELAXED. President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24.

Duterte used SONA 2017 as bully pulpit – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Analysts say the SONA was a missed opportunity for the President to lay out policy statements and his administration s development plans

BULLY PULPIT. Analysts say President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA lacked policy statements. Rappler photo

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one s vote

VOTE SELLING. Among the poor communities, those struck by disasters (represented by Tacloban City) do not believe that accepting money means selling their vote. Screengrab from IPC

The implicit religion that is #AlDub

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

But any religion that does not compel us to question the fundamental issues of social life – maleducation maldevelopment corruption – is in Marx s terms an opium of the people

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

INC stages biggest event to woo non-members

Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Speaking to Rappler Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Brother Edwil Zabala says this is the biggest evangelical mission in the INC s 101 year history

BOOSTING MEMBERSHIP. The Iglesia ni Cristo is holding its biggest grand evangelical mission on September 26, 2015, to boost its membership in the face of its worst crisis. File photo by Rico Cruz in 2014  BOOSTING MEMBERSHIP. The Iglesia ni Cristo is holding its biggest grand evangelical mission on September 26, 2015, to boost its membership in the face of its worst crisis. File photo by Rico Cruz in 2014

Q and A: ‘Magtatagumpay ang Iglesia ni Cristo’ nguni't...

Aug 15, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Pero meron pa ring hamon sabi ng sociologist na si Jayeel Cornelio Dagdag niya The social media element is a game changer for the Iglesia ni Cristo

'THEY'VE ARRIVED.' The Iglesia ni Cristo will grow 'much stronger' in the next 100 years, sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says in an interview with Rappler 2014. Photo by Rico Cruz/Rappler

PODCAST: Saan patungo ang Iglesia ni Cristo?

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion si Jayeel Cornelio

Show us the Pope, people tell Church, government

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:34 PM

He should meet the people before anything else those who have not gotten a glimpse of the Pope say

WATCHING, WAITING. Unable to get close enough, Filipino Catholics watch the papal Mass from afar. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

God save the Pope

Jan 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM

To attempt to redeem the Pope from misinterpretations of his statements or to umask his conservatism misses the point of why he matters

EYE CONTACT. Pope Francis, who stresses the need to show compassion 'in the flesh,' wants at least 'eye contact' with the families he will meet in the Philippines. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Pope in the Philippines: 'A friend visiting a friend'

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Advocates of the Catholic faith see Pope Francis Philippine visit – especially to disaster hit Leyte – as a powerful gesture that will bring comfort and hope to Filipinos

OLD FRIENDS. Pope Francis (right) greets Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, in October 2014. File photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

HANGOUTS: Why does #PopeFrancisPH matter?

Jan 06, 2015 - 10:57 PM

We talk with people from different faiths about the coming papal visit

'Think twice' before calling PH a 'Catholic nation'

Nov 25, 2014 - 11:06 PM

A Jesuit priest says a reimagining of the country can no longer be founded on an uncritical account of Christianity s history in the Philippines

'CATHOLIC NATION'? The feast of the Black Nazarene, which attracts millions of devotees every January 9, is one of the major events in the Philippines. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Forum set: What Church will Pope see in Philippines?

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Moderated by Rappler a forum at the Ateneo de Manila University aims to discuss topics such as religion and politics and the role of women in the Catholic Church

CHURCH AND FILIPINOS. A Filipino baby is raised during prayers as devotees wait for a replica of the Black Nazarene outside Manila's downtown Quiapo Church on January 7, 2011. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Philippine Arena shows INC's 'global' stature

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:22 PM

They re not a religion in the Philippines They re a religion in the world

The rise of INC: 'Stricter religions grow stronger'

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo stresses obedience even if it goes against your personal wishes – a strictness that a sociologist sees as part of the reason for its success

Think beyond the parish

Apr 13, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The statistical data are clear: At a national scale the pews of the Catholic Church are emptying

The privatization of the Catholic faith

Feb 04, 2013 - 4:47 PM

This is an invitation to academics theologians ministers youth leaders and the youth themselves to start engaging in a dialogue My only hope is that in these conversations the technocratic voice of the adult experts will not drown out the very voice of the people we wish to represent