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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

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:11 AM

'The rule is really, really cruel,' says one student from India

CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 30: Pedestrians walk into the Harvard Yard at Harvard University on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. Justice Department sided with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/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

[OPINION] Stranded scholars: An inconvenient truth

Jul 04, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'As I wait for our repatriation flight to the Philippines (after 7 ticket cancellations), I remain hopeful and try to remember that day I arrived as a scholar'

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

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

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?

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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

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Lorenzana denies Chinese vessels hampered Pag-asa Island construction

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:24 PM

'Although there are always Chinese ships in the vicinity of Pag-asa, they have never in any way interfered with the rehabilitation of the island,' says the defense chief

PAG-ASA ISLAND. This satellite image from June 2019 shows construction work on Pag-asa Island, the Philippines' main outpost in the West Philippine Sea. Photo from AMTI-CSIS

LOOK: Despite swarm of Chinese boats, PH building up Pag-asa Island

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Satellite photos from a US-based think tank show progress in runway repairs and beaching ramp construction even as Chinese militia vessels surround the Philippines’ main outpost in the West Philippine Sea

PROGRESS. THIS photo from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (AMTI-CSIS) shows the progress of repairs and construction on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Photo from AMTI-CSIS

More gov't programs for special education students, mobile schools urged

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies says lack of transportation, basic facilities, and infrastructure are major challenges in providing education to children with disabilities

Digital transformation for SMEs pushed

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:30 PM

‘This must be done, or else a company will be left behind,’ says Institute of Corporate Directors president Alfredo Pascual

Gov’t urged to promote creative industries for economic growth

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The state think tank says copyright-based industries should be promoted, particularly those with outputs that can be delivered through the internet

Gov’t should provide ‘offsetting compensation’ to farmers – PIDS study

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:07 PM

“The analysis clearly points out the loss suffered by palay farmers. They have a point when they ask, ‘Why are we [going to] take a hit for the Filipino consumer?’ If the consumers really benefit, maybe they [rice farmers] can share in the benefit."

LOWER INCOME. In this file photo, a farmer in Pugo, La Union show off high grade palay amid concerns over the negative impact of the rice tarrification law on palay prices. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Have you ever tried inventing your own word?

Dec 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Did you know that the Greeks have a word that means 'a hunger for disaster?' Or that the Germans have a term for when you dread getting what you want?

U.S. calls on China not to interfere in Taiwan election

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The top US diplomat for Asia says that tensions between Beijing and Taipei have historically risen whenever Taiwan goes to the polls

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (2nd L) and former premier William Lai (R) display a certificate after registering as presidential and vice presidential candidates for the upcoming election at the Central Elections Committee in Taipei on November 19, 2019. - Taiwan will elect a new president and parliament on January 11. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

Call for submissions: 11th International Conference on Philippine Studies

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission is on January 31, 2020

Rappler featured in Reuters report on fighting online toxicity

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Rappler, along with South Africa’s Daily Maverick and India’s The Quint, is featured in a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Intentional? Chinese ship in Recto Bank incident 'explicitly connected' to Beijing

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:29 AM

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says its new findings strongly suggest that the Chinese ship does not operate solely as a commercial fishing ship and 'raises the question of whether the collision with the Gem-Ver was intentional'

SUNKEN. Fishing Boat Gem-Vir in the West Philippine Sea after it was attacked by a Chinese fishing vessel. Sourced photo

Malaysia, Vietnam show PH can stand up to China

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:41 PM

'When claimants stand up for themselves and refuse to be intimidated, Beijing most often backs down rather than uses force,' says Gregory Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. A Philippine Coast Guard ship (R) sails past a Chinese Coast Guard ship during a joint search and rescue exercise between Philippine and US coast guards near Scarborough Shoal. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Higher biodiesel blend pushed as copra prices remain low

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Industry stakeholders say even a 1% increase in coconut methyl ester in diesel can help bring up copra prices, which have been declining

Public and private vehicle owners form long lines at a gas station to avail of current lower gas prices as a 12 midnight big time oil price hike of 220 pesos for diesel and 150 pesos for gasoline looms. January 14, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:15 PM

According to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the country is on its way to becoming an ageing society. What does this mean for Filipinos?

SLOWLY AGEING. A recent study has shown that the Philippines is on its way to becoming an ageing society.

Robots to take 20M jobs, worsening inequality – study

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The study highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while offering economic benefits, are disproportionately killing low-skill jobs and aggravating social and economic stress

China urges students to weigh 'risk' of studying in U.S.

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:42 PM

The Chinese education ministry says students applying to US universities should brace themselves for visa troubles and 'strengthen risk assessment...and make relevant preparations'

STUDYING IN US. In this file photo, students pass through Sather Gate, a landmark leading to the center of the University of California, Berkeley campus. Image via Shutterstock

Groups hit 'pattern of attacks' against democratic institutions

May 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

'Papatayin nila ang demokrasya kaya anyone who helps in strengthening democracy...sisirain nila kasi media is one of the pillars of democracy,' says Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas

TRUE MATRIX. Some of the individuals linked to the so-called "Oust-Duterte matrix" gathered at the University of the Philippines Diliman for a forum organized by the Third World Studies Center on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

PIDS to DepEd: Review teachers' workload to improve quality of education

May 03, 2019 - 8:29 PM

A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies warns actual teaching hours have been 'increasingly sidelined' by the heavy workload teachers had to deal with

TEACHER QUALITY. A study from the Philippine Institute of Development studies urges the education department to review workload of teachers in order or improve teaching in public schools. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

2020 Japanese government scholarship applications now open

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Japanese government is now accepting applications for scholarships

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

Apr 18, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples, says Liu Jizhong, head of China's Exploration and Space Engineering Center

NEXT FOR CHINA. A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province early on December 8, 2018. China now spends more on its civil and military space programs than do Russia and Japan, and is second only to the United States. File photo by STR/AFP

Taiwan president says U.S. trade deal would boost security

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says the US and Taiwanese economies are 'complementary' and that a trade pact could provide a model for the Indo-Pacific region

STOPOVER. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a conference between Taiwan and China relations organized by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taipei on October 26, 2017. Photo by Sam YEH/AFP

Women's unpaid work worth trillions of pesos – PIDS study

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The monetary value of the time women spend on housework can make up about 20% of the country's gross domestic product, PIDS senior research fellow Michael Abrigo says

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Advocates push for fair representation of women in politics

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Ahead of the elections, Angat Bayi fellow Mayen Juico says that proper representation of women in politics is essential in nation building

WOMEN AND THE ELECTIONS. Dr. Nathalie Verceles sits down with Canadian Ambassador John Holmes, Ilocos Sur Councilor Joanne Valdez, Quezon City Councilor Mayen Juico and Angat Bayi mentor Dr. Carol Sobritchea on a roundtable discussion on women and the elections. Screenshot from Rappler Talk.

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths prizes

FIRST TIME. This handout photo taken on March 18, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey and released on March 19, 2019 by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study shows scientist Karen Uhlenbeck. AFP PHOTO / The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study / Andrea KANE

North Korea rocket site appears 'operational' again – U.S. experts

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:41 PM

'Given that construction, plus activity at other areas of the site, Sohae (Satellite Launching Station) appears to have returned to normal operational status,' says specialized website 38 North

SOHAE. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Love’s dark (open) secret

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beneath all the fluff, love remains conditional. A recent study by Closeup found out why.

Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

As a research professor in the field of nutrition and dietetics, I am convinced that findings from our work, along with other published current evidence, show that the concept that dietary fat is 'toxic' is very much outdated and misguided

BALANCED MIX. A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying. Craevschii Family/Shutterstock.com

WATCH: Get study tips from Ateneo's Isaac Go

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Two-time UAAP champion Isaac Go shows us his study habits that helped him nab back-to-back first honors in Ateneo

2018: Year of China military deployments in South China Sea – U.S. think tank

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In 2018, China entered a new 'phase' in its militarization of the South China Sea, including the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea, says AMTI director Gregory Poling

Newsrooms told: Stop obsessing about 'bright, shiny things'

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

A report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism says it's time for news organizations to focus on more sustainable long-term strategies

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

PH internet economy to grow from $5B to $21B by 2025 – Google

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Collectively, Southeast Asia's internet economy will grow from $72B to $240B by 2025, according to Google's report


[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: Sign blindness

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the prevalence of ads masquerading as road signs, Metro Manila's shopping malls have become key landmarks in a metropolis that has no defined center

Journalists, media groups and advocates slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle

North Korea slams sex abuse report

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Korean Association for Human Rights Studies says the 'preposterous' report was a part of political scheme fabricated by the hostile forces to 'tarnish the image' of North Korea

RAMPANT ABUSE. File photo of women wearing traditional Korean dress at a roadside during an 'international march for peace, prosperity, and reunification of Korea' at the outskirts of Pyongyang. Phot by Ed Jones/AFP

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says in a speech in Washington DC: 'Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will step down from their pedestal and walk with the last, the least, and the lost'

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Vice President Leni Robredo, flanked by former president Fidel Ramos (to her right) and President Rodrigo Duterte, at the Armed Forces of Philippines change of command ceremony on April 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the OVP

Extracurricular activities help keep kids in school – expert

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Extracurricular activities give students more reasons to keep attending school beyond classes and tests, says an expert

ELEMENTARY. Majority of poor students are unable to graduate from basic education. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Rappler sits down with UNDP's Andrew Parker and statistician Dr Jose Ramon Albert

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security – PIDS

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' report lays out the landscape of jobs in the Philippines as automation threatens to displace workers

ROBOT WAITER. In an example of possible automation in the food service industry, this little robotic waiter at ROBOT.HE restaurant in Shanghai wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, 'Enjoy your meal.' AFP Photo


UST Creative Writing center to launch 3 books

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies launches 3 books in an event titled 'Lumugar Ka! Ang Lokasyon sa Pagsasalin, Talambuhay, at Kritisismo' on October 2

Journalism is in a tough place, but it's better than ever too – Oxford professor

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Journalism is more diverse, accessible, and more informative than ever, says Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, the Director of Research for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University

RASMUS NIELSEN. The director of research the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism acknowledges the need to find new business models, and ensure editorial independence while remaining sustainable. Screenshot from Rappler video


'Inequality to worsen if Bangsamoro literacy, infrastructure not improved'

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy's Amina Rasul Bernardo calls on the government to prioritize illiteracy and the lack of infrastructure in Mindanao

GAP. Literacy and infrastructure woes need to be addressed to make sure Filipinos in Mindanao will not be left behind.