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Rappler's latest stories on struggle


Gab Valenciano opens up about 'darkest, most painful' 2018

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:23 AM

'If there’s one thing I got out of all this, it is empathy,' Gab says of his struggles in 2018

The burden of TRAIN law on Filipino mothers

May 13, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs

A Filipino mother masked with a crying face poses like a balancing weighing scale, during the small protest held on Thursday, May 10 at Mendiola, Manila, to appeal to the government to review the TRAIN law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Ailing political prisoner from Samar released

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Eastern Visayas NPA leader Renato Baleros Sr and his other comrades are closer to attaining freedom after the historic Oslo peace talks

What you didn’t know: Pro-Marcos propaganda too hip for its own good

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:05 PM

To the pseudo hipsters and contrarians knowing bad history is not hip; it’s just stupid Wanna be better than others? Read more and read right Because in the end the truth is always sexier

What Mujiv Hataman’s reelection means for ARMM and PH

May 15, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Hataman can continue the once impossible mission of reforming a failed experiment

Photo of ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman from his Facebook page.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'angry at being interviewed by Muslim'

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Peter Popham writes about the outburst in an article for The Independent published online Friday March 25 and says it was relayed to him by a reliable source

 Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after meeting with newly-appointed minister from National League of Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 25, 2016. Photo by Hein Htet/EPA

Written in blood: 48 years since the Jabidah Massacre

Mar 18, 2016 - 5:51 PM

For the many injustices that are neither remembered nor addressed there are wounds on the collective psyche of the Moros that must be healed The first step is remembering

From The Revenant to Mad Max: Why we all love a story of survival

Feb 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The 3 films with the most Oscar nominations are all about survival – The Revenant Mad Max and The Martian

Screengrab from YouTube/20th Century Fox

Small-town girl dreams big

Jun 26, 2015 - 10:54 PM

For 16 year old Zharina Nikko Tomas Casil her humble beginning is not stopping her from achieving her biggest dreams

If not BBL, what?

May 13, 2015 - 10:10 AM

On the Bangsamoro Basic Law it is prudent to take a stand only after knowing all the facts Let us resolve never to open our mouths or rant in social media without doing our homework

Universitas Brawijaya larang film Alkinemokiye, Samin vs Semen

Apr 22, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Pelarangan pemutaran film Alkinemokiye dan Samin vs Semen dinilai sebagai pemangkasan kebebasan berekspresi

ISIS loses ground in Syria's Yarmuk camp

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Palestinian sources say jihadists from ISIS have lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria s Yarmuk camp

AFTERMATH. Graffiti on a wall in the Palestinian al-Yarmuk refugee camp south of Damascus, Syria, 09 April 2015. Photo by Youssef Badawi / EPA

MILF invites Cayetano to coffee in Maguindanao camp

Mar 13, 2015 - 5:31 PM

We are inviting Cayetano to come and visit us in Camp Darapanan There we can talk calmly over a cup of coffee says MILF leader Ghadzali Jaafar

'COME AND SEE.' The MILF wants Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano to meet with its leaders in Camp Darapanan in Maguindanao. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

What do the youth know about BBL?

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Press release: A student organization in UP Los Banos is set to hold a lecture series on the Bangasamoro Basic Law to cater to the questions and reactions of students

Women rebuild their lives in world’s youngest nation

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Women struggle in different countries have their own specific features Each has its own particularities of issues and struggles

Fil-Ams tell parents migration to America 'not in vain'

Mar 08, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Being raised in the United States brings with it a certain cultural responsibility to exemplify what being both a Filipino and an American truly is

The Moro struggle as myth and as historical reality

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:24 PM

A major reason behind the inability to come up with a lasting peace plan for Mindanao has to do with an orthodox explanation that promotes a historical narrative of an unceasing resistance by a unified Muslim minority against the state and the Christian majority

Distorting Moro Mindanao, Part 2

Dec 05, 2014 - 3:20 PM

There was not a single nationalist sentiment in the Moro revolts against Americans They were not widespread either

Distorting Moro Mindanao

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The absence of the historian in the world of punditry and policy has fostered a series of ill conceived notions about Muslim Mindanao the most serious of which being the Moro armed struggle and the causes behind it

Disappointment greets Jokowi's cabinet structure

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Jokowi promised during the campaign that he would build a lean and professional cabinet but he announced on Monday a cabinet structure that closely resembles the current one

IN TRANSITION. President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists after a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in Jakarta on August 12, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Technocrats, politicians top online poll for Jokowi cabinet

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:11 AM

The initial phase of the online poll carried out by the Jokowi Center a volunteer group receive inputs from 109 075 participants

CLOSE ADVISOR. President-elect Joko Widodo (L) chats with campaign spokesperson and advisor Anies Baswedan while waiting for the election official count announcement in Jakarta on July 22, 2014. Anies is widely expected to be included in Jokowi's cabinet. File photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Germany seeks to maintain ban on Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

Jun 26, 2014 - 11:34 PM

The book which translates to My Struggles contains Adolf Hitler s railings against the Jewish peril

ANTI-JEWISH. This first edition copy of Mein Kampf, signed by Adolf Hitler, fetched EU 35,700 at auction Wednesday June 15, 2005. The book, signed by the Nazi leader in ink on the inside, was probably removed from one of Hitler's offices at the end of the 2nd World War. It was first published in two volumes and the book which sold today was the first volume. It was sold along with a signed portrait postcard of Hitler and a signed thank you card from him. EPA/HO

A letter to Tatay

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:09 PM

I wish you were here to give your opinion about my professional and personal issues – from mundane office concerns and painful emotional skirmishes with past girlfriends to my own contradictions and inanities

Indonesian presidential favorite picks running mate

May 19, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Joko Widodo picks Jusuf Kalla chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross and Indonesian vice president from 2004 to 2009 to be his vice presidential candidate

TEAM-UP. Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo (L), his wife Iriana, his vice presidential candidate Jusuf Kalla (R) and his wife Mufidah in Jakarta, May 19, 2014. Mast Irham/EPA

Indonesia races to count parliamentary poll results

May 09, 2014 - 2:51 PM

If the officials cannot finish counting the remaining votes the election commission will need to file a request for an extension

Islamic parties bounce back in Indonesia

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Indonesia s Muslim parties get a jump in support in legislative elections though analysts put it down to anger with corruption in the ruling party

INDONESIAN ELECTIONS. An electoral official records the temporary result of the voting during a vote counting at a polling station in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April 9 2014. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Indonesians vote in parliamentary elections

Apr 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED Indonesia s vote is expected to bring Jakarta governor Joko Jokowi Widodo a step closer to becoming the country s next leader

PICKING A NAME. A man looks at a list of party candidates at a polling station in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 9, 2014. Adi Weda/EPA

At Bangsamoro signing, Muslims tearful, speechless

Mar 28, 2014 - 9:04 AM

At the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the people of Muslim Mindanao have difficulty finding words to explain their emotions as the promise of peace was sealed

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Suharto nostalgia grows as Indonesia heads for elections

Mar 27, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Nostalgia for better times leads many in Indonesia to remember Suharto ahead of its upcoming elections

HOW ARE YOU BRO? In this photograph taken on March 9, 2014, a poster bearing the portrait of the late Indonesian dictator Suharto with a slogan "How are you bro? Still better in my time, no?" is displayed in Karanganyar town in central Java island. Anwar Mustafa/AFP

On Jamalul Kiram III, Nur Misuari and colonial mentality

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:38 AM

Kiram s death the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga siege serve as reminders of how colonial our mentality about our nation can sometimes be

Heavy metal-loving governor tipped for Indonesian presidency

Sep 29, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Just one year after being elected the man who was born in a riverbank slum is favorite to become Indonesia s next president at elections in 2014

ROCK STAR GOVERNOR. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (C), is mobbed by rock fans as he arrived to watch a concert of the rock band Metallica at the Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, August 25, 2013. AFP / Olivia Rondonuwu

Workers find ways: The farm worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Farm worker wins lawsuit against hacienda boss in Negros

UPHIL BATTLE. Jolu shares experiences in asserting his rights as sugar farm worker in Negros. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The coop worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Young cooperative worker in Negros reflects on her father s murder after a successful and profitable land reform process

THREATS AND SUCCESS. Cherry Pie reflects on her father's murder. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The ship builder

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

A ship builder speaks out on workplace safety

SAFETY. Marste speaks out about safety in the workplace. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The factory technician

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme

June of Federation of Coca Cola Unions

Workers find ways: The volunteer nurse

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Volunteer nurses pay hospitals to work

PAY TO WORK. Erik says volunteer nurses like him pay hospitals to work. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The domestic helper

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Domestic worker takes Hong Kong employment agency to court

Jasmine of the Progressive Labor Union

Workers find ways: The agency worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Agency worker helps form the first union in an industrial estate in Cebu

A FIRST. Eddie helps form the first union in a Cebu industrial estate. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The OJT student

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:45 AM

A migrant student who is on the job demands more school and less work

Josephine of National College of Science and Technology

Workers find ways: The factory worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice

RISK AND SACRIFICE. Ninoy, a factory worker, says labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The BPO worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:30 AM

BPO workers form labor association to get pay back

Sylvio of the Inter-Call Center Association of the Philippines

Workers find ways: Tara, break muna

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:15 AM

Is it fun to be a worker in the Philippines?

Workers Find Ways: Tara, Break Muna

Rory: Consistency is overrated

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Rory McIlroy is preparing for his fifth Masters campaign on the back of a dismal run of results but insists that consistency is vastly overrated

Bad year for TV as ABS-CBN net income drops 25%

Apr 13, 2012 - 6:02 PM

2011 ad revenues fell amid a rocky global economy but ABS CBN is eyeing aggressive spending for 2012