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24:02 | Jun 12th

What is Pride all about? In this podcast, Rappler's Bea Cupin talks to Juan Miguel Severo (@therainbro on Twitter) about why Pride matters, how the LGBTQ+ community is (and isn't) being protected in the country, and how you can be a real ally.

16:13 | Jun 11th

Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido tells Rappler about how the Walled City is being protected and what new heritage projects Filipinos can look forward to.
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18:49 | Jun 9th

Why does poetry matter and why is reading so important? We talk to Juan Miguel Severo to answer a short but difficult question: Who is the Filipino?

20:08 | Jun 5th

Rappler reporter Aika Rey, who covered the national budget issues, talks to business reporter Ralf Rivas about the winners and losers in the 2019 P3.662-trillion national budget.

13:03 | May 28th

In this podcast, we explain the unfolding saga of the 'ouster plot' diagrams where President Rodrigo Duterte accuses journalists of trying to unseat him

16:21 | May 11th

Rappler kicks off its business section's podcast by breaking down some of the numbers candidates need to focus on

12:58 | May 10th

Kada kampanya, balik-balik ra ang mga kandidato sa lalawigan sa Sugbo aron pangulitawhan ang mga Sugbuanon. Ngano kaha? Paminawa ang podcast diri.

08:25 | May 9th

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan nila Rappler election reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan kung paano bumoto at iba pang paalala sa eleksiyon.

26:49 | May 7th

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan ng police reporter na si Rambo Talabong, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang kabuuang paghawak ng mga awtoridad sa kontrobersiyang kalakip ng Bikoy videos.

22:51 | May 7th

Independent candidate Grace Poe has consistently placed 'number one' on senatorial surveys, despite a big drop in voter preference. Reporter Aika Rey tells us about her 2019 campaign.

07:24 | May 6th

May paraan pa ba para matigil ang talamak na pagbili at pagbebenta ng boto sa Pilipinas?

08:00 | May 1st

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan nila education reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan kung ano-ano ang responsibilidad ng mga titser tuwing eleksiyon, bakit sa kanila itinalaga ang gawaing ito, at ano-ano ang hamon na kanilang kin...Show More

07:46 | Apr 27th

Ano ang dapat gawin kapag ang isang namayapa ay nasa listahan pa rin ng mga botante sa eleksiyon?

30:33 | Apr 27th

Opposition candidates have a lot going against them in this campaign. Compared to PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, they have no big machineries and have so much fewer local support. President Rodrigo Duterte has also taken a liking to hitting each...Show More

15:16 | Apr 24th

Pag-uusapan nila Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang proseso ng pagboto at bakit importante ang pagkakaroon ng party-list representatives sa Kongreso

20:58 | Apr 17th

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan ng police reporter na si Rambo Talabong, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer na si Jodesz Gavilan kung gaano kaimportante ang mga dokumento na ilalabas sa pagkamit ng hustisya para sa libo-libong namatay.

16:05 | Apr 16th

Davao del Norte Governor and Duterte ally Anthony del Rosario seeks to unseat former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in May. Will he succeed?

17:21 | Apr 16th

'Sara fever' and the domination of Hugpong Ng Pagbabago senatorial bets in surveys is making party officials think of a new plan for 2022, says its secretary-general Anthony del Rosario.

24:35 | Apr 13th

Rappler's 4 campaign reporters cut through the gimmickry and showbiz of senatorial candidates and assess them based on their platform and track record. What specific laws do candidates want to pass? Are their promises realistic?

17:42 | Apr 13th

Who are the senatorial candidates we can expect won't say "yes" to everything President Duterte wants? Rappler's 4 campaign reporters also talk about the challenges that will face opposition candidates if they win a Senate seat.

14:45 | Apr 12th

In this podcast, justice reporter Lian Buan takes you to Baguio where the Supreme Court holds its annual summer sessions.

12:03 | Apr 12th

Unsa ang implikasyon sa coverage ban sa sitwasyon sa free press sa Pilipinas? Giistoryahan nila petitioners Ralf Rivas, business reporter, ug Bobby lagsa, Mindanao correspondent, nganong niadto silag Korte Suprema para iingon ning mga isyu, unsa ang ...Show More

10:15 | Apr 12th

Iti daytoy a podcast, agtugaw diyay maysa nga petitioner, ni Raymon Dullana nga correspondent iti Cagayan, ken Rappler managing editor Glenda M. Gloria tapno mapagtutungtungan dagiti banag a nangiduron kadakuwada nga agpetisyon, no kasano nga naapekt...Show More

16:35 | Apr 11th

Ano ang implikasyon ng coverage ban sa pangkalahatang sitwasyon ng malayang pamamamahayag sa Pilipinas?

15:54 | Apr 9th

Sapat ba na solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ni Duterte?

29:11 | Apr 6th

Unprecedented support of a no-holds-barred President and vast resources have led to Go's unprecedented rise in pre-election surveys. Listen to Rappler reporters Paterno Esmaquel II and Pia Ranada discuss the Duterte aide's campaign.

25:10 | Apr 2nd

Lumantad si Eduardo Acierto at sinabi na hindi pinansin diumano ng administrasyon ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang kanyang intelligence report kay presidential economic adviser Michael Yang. Gaano ito katotoo?

24:04 | Mar 30th

In part 2 of Campaign Convos' second episode, we talk about the most charismatic and controversial Otso Diretso and Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates.

28:02 | Mar 30th

In this 2nd episode, Otso Diretso campaign reporter Mara Cepeda and Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign reporter Pia Ranada dissect the campaign elements of the two senatorial slates.

15:35 | Mar 22nd

In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service. But how can their victories be celebrated beyond their bubble?

14:00 | Mar 20th

Sa podcast na ito, hihimayin ng business reporter na si Ralf Rivas at researcher-writer na si Jodesz Gavilan ang isyu tungkol sa krisis ng tubig, kung may paraan ba para maiwasan ito, at kung ano ang mga dapat abangan sa susunod na mga araw.

18:20 | Mar 19th

What did Sara Duterte mean when she said honesty is a non-issue? What's Malacañang's stand on honesty? Rappler's Lian Buan and Pia Ranada discuss the issue in our new podcast series, Campaign Convos.

16:58 | Mar 14th

Ang pagkalas ni Duterte at Pilipinas sa International Criminal Court by Rappler

15:25 | Dec 30th, 2016

Impunity: The Church of the Resistance by Rappler

05:21 | Dec 23rd, 2016

The city of Aleppo in Syria is facing a humanitarian disaster: thousands of civilians are in danger of air strikes and attacks from government forces intent on flushing out rebel forces in the city. The United Nations wants to send observers as thous...Show More

05:27 | Dec 16th, 2016

In San Miguel, Zambales, 74-year old Magdalena sleeps with her husband Julian under a tent under the stars. Life was hard, says Magdalena, but love was easy. Julian was her first love, and he will be her last. Read the full story on Rappler: http://...Show More

12:52 | Dec 14th, 2016

The Philippines' war on drugs has claimed hundreds of lives – from the policemen conducting operations, to the suspected drug users killed in police encounters, to those deemed victims of extrajudicial killings. The death toll has continued to climb...Show More

09:12 | Dec 9th, 2016

In the government's bloody war against drugs, at least 3,841 were victims of extrajudicial or vigilante-style killings. Many of the victims were found with cardboard signs beside their bodies, proclaiming them drug addicts or drug pushers. In recent...Show More

09:18 | Dec 2nd, 2016

More than two weeks since Jerico Camitan, 21, and Angel Fernandez, 17, were executed one night in late October in Quezon City, the two were finally laid to rest. Read the full story on Rappler: More

10:39 | Nov 25th, 2016

Rumors are rife among the residents of Riverside about the events surrounding the deaths of Jerico Camitan and Erica Fernandez, even as investigators try to piece together the details behind the killings. The cops earlier told Jerico's father had eli...Show More

08:39 | Nov 18th, 2016

The boys of Riverside tell many stories about their friend, Jerico Camitan. They say he fell hard for Erica Fernandez, called Angel, when he first laid eyes on her. They tell stories of the couple: how they loved each other, how they fought, how th...Show More

07:09 | Nov 11th, 2016

The boys of Riverside have one rule: a brother stands for a brother. So on the night Jerico Camitan, 21, was gunned down by unidentified men fleeing on motorcycles, one of the boys snatched away the sign that said Jerico was an animal and a drug deal...Show More

13:32 | Nov 4th, 2016

On the eve of Halloween, 6 unidentified men walked into Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City, their faces covered by motorcycle helmets. In a matter of hours, 5 people lay dead on the bloodied floors of a house of one of the victims. Police said drug ...Show More

04:53 | Oct 28th, 2016

Noong Hulyo, pinagbabaril ng isang di pa nakikilalang gunman ang 26-anyos na si Lauren Rosales. Hirap tanggapin ni JR, ang nakatatandang kapatid ni Lauren, ang pagkamatay ng nag-iisang kapatid. Walang kamuwang-muwang si JR na pareho ang kanyang kah...Show More

17:06 | Oct 26th, 2016

How 911 saved lives during Super Typhoon Lawin, Rescue 1 by Rappler

05:40 | Oct 21st, 2016

Sa mga madalas gumamit ng Facebook, maaaring napansin mong may mga post at istorya na palaging lumalabas sa news feed mo. Dati, sunud-sunod ang paglabas ng mga post sa news feed, depende kung kailan ito ipinost. Pero mas kumplikado na ang proseso n...Show More

02:30 | Oct 14th, 2016

Sa unang sandaang araw niya bilang Pangulo, ilang lider ng ibang bansa ang minura na niya. Isa sa mga napuruhan na – si US President Barack Obama. Sabi ng mga kaalyado ng Pangulo, wala naman daw masama. Hindi naman daw pati niya trabaho ang maging d...Show More

16:40 | Oct 7th, 2016

In Philippine cyberspace, paid trolls sow disinformation, fear, and hatred. Rappler takes a look at the black propaganda taking over social media. Read the full story on Rappler: More

00:55 | Oct 4th, 2016

Menteri KKP Susi Pudjiastuti mempertanyakan tujuan sebenarnya dari pembangunan tanggul raksasa di Pantai Utara Jakarta.

00:22 | Oct 4th, 2016

Menteri KKP Susi Pudjiastuti menjelaskan mengapa Jakarta selalu dilanda banjir.

13:17 | Sep 30th, 2016

The Philippines' war on drugs has claimed hundreds of lives – from the policemen conducting operations, to the suspected drug users killed in police encounters, to those deemed victims of extrajudicial killings. The death toll has continued to climb...Show More

05:36 | Sep 23rd, 2016

To some, the martial law years represented the Philippines' "golden age" – supposedly a period of peace, discipline, and prosperity. But human rights abuses were rampant, the country's coffers plundered – and the victims have never forgotten. Welcom...Show More

15:26 | Sep 16th, 2016

In the Philippines' bloody war against drugs, it's not just drug users and pushers whose lives are at stake. In every buy-bust operation where anything can happen, police too find themselves putting their lives on the line. Welcome to Newsbreak Read...Show More

39:28 | Sep 10th, 2016

Sex and Sensibilities was in Denmark for a Women’s Forum to discuss how Filipino immigrant women may be especially vulnerable to intimate partner violence

09:05 | Sep 8th, 2016

Wrong place, wrong time. This is the story of 20-year-old Oman Manaois, killed by unidentified gunmen and, his relatives say, wrongly tagged as a drug user. Welcome to Newsbreak Reads – audio recordings of select in-depth stories and long form piece...Show More

01:56 | Sep 3rd, 2016

PAKINGGAN: Pagbasa ni Gary Granada ng 'Bahay' by Rappler

07:43 | Sep 2nd, 2016

She was smart, she was talented, and she was not supposed to be part of the 'collateral damage' of the war against drugs. This is the story of 22-year-old Rowena Tiamson. Welcome to Newsbreak Reads – audio recordings of select in-depth stories and l...Show More

06:49 | Aug 20th, 2016

In this podcast interview, MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with CPP top leader Benito Tiamzon about his first international trip for the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels.

15:46 | Aug 16th, 2016

Pidato Presiden Jokowi di Sidang Tahunan MPR RI 2016 by Rappler

15:25 | Jul 4th, 2016

Big E of the Tag Team Champions The New Day speaks with Rappler about the WWE's upcoming visit to Manila and more

21:16 | Jun 18th, 2016

Vince Lazatin of MediaNation and TAN says it's time for the media to look beyond his expletives

22:14 | May 28th, 2016

Historian Manolo Quezon's take on incoming President Rodrigo Duterte: he is ‘unfiltered’ and is ‘breaking down taboos’

21:05 | May 19th, 2016

Leni Robredo’s spokesperson calls for vigilance in the lead up to the canvass of votes

12:25 | May 11th, 2016

Two years ago, Islamist militant group Boko Haram tore through the Nigerian town of Chibok, torching buildings, killingvillagers and snatching almost 300 school girls from their dormitory beds. The brutality of the attack and the mass abduction spark...Show More

58:12 | May 6th, 2016

Peraih nobel perdamaian Ramos Horta memberika kuliah umum tentang kebebasan dan perdamaiam di pembukaan Asean Literary Festival, Kamis, 5 Mei 2016.

24:08 | May 3rd, 2016

Academic Filomeno Aguilar dispels notion that the poor are not thoughtful voters

22:41 | Apr 19th, 2016

Last stretch of campaign, says political scientist Julio Teehankee, is the ‘hour of peril’

22:41 | Apr 12th, 2016

Inside Track: Ferdinand Topacio on the RCBC money laundering case by Rappler

18:32 | Apr 6th, 2016

There are some things people just don't really talk about – how sweaty you really get at a job interview, messing up so bad at work you fear getting fired, what it's like to royally mess up an important job interview. Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan...Show More

23:27 | Apr 6th, 2016

Former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo proposes an int’l probe on the $81-million stolen by hackers

25:28 | Mar 12th, 2016

Peter Tiu Laviña, Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson, talks about mobilizing volunteers in the digital age

22:29 | Mar 3rd, 2016

In the face of legal challenges, TV ads tell voters Grace Poe is still in the race for the presidency

21:43 | Feb 26th, 2016

Roxas’s spokesman Barry Gutierrez talks about a 2nd phase in campaign focusing on candidate

06:16 | Feb 26th, 2016

Did you know that the Philippines has a national law on HIV/AIDS? Jonas Bagas talks about it on this week's episode

41:28 | Feb 6th, 2016

US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy W Berry discussed about efforts to strengthen the global commitment to protecting and promoting the rights of LGBTI people across Asia and globally. He also shared about his current trip to...Show More

51:19 | Feb 5th, 2016

In this week's episode, Ana Santos talks to Dr. Genesis Samonte, head of the DOH HIV/AIDS Monitoring Unit

22:40 | Jan 16th, 2016

Inside Track: Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Duterte’s ‘unorthodox campaign’ by Rappler

00:06 | Jan 16th, 2016

'Bahrun Naim' bantah jadi dalang teror bom Sarinah by Rappler

1:08:22 | Jan 9th, 2016

Where do broken hearts go? To court? Let's talk about annulment in the Philippines

04:45 | Jan 2nd, 2016

What happens when love and faith collide? More #UnsentLetters curated by Shakira Sison:

54:34 | Dec 29th, 2015

When you hear that someone is positive for HIV, do you think that person probably deserved it? Do you think that person is dirty?

23:24 | Dec 26th, 2015

Inside Track: Mon Ilagan on how VP Binay reclaimed the top slot in the polls by Rappler

05:03 | Dec 26th, 2015

A man speaks up on love lost and a wish to start anew

05:15 | Dec 26th, 2015

When you remain married only on paper, it feels like you are languishing in marital purgatory.

08:41 | Dec 26th, 2015

Some people would hire someone to kill to get out of a bad marriage

45:59 | Dec 19th, 2015

Inside Track: Christian Lim on challenges facing COMELEC by Rappler

03:30 | Dec 12th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. More on Rappler:

03:28 | Dec 6th, 2015

#UnsentLetters: The Weeks After I Lost You by Rappler

36:36 | Dec 6th, 2015

Inside Track: Ace Durano on how legal hurdles bring out Grace Poe's character by Rappler

04:10 | Nov 28th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. More on

29:35 | Nov 27th, 2015

In this interview, Rappler editor at large Marites Danguilan Vitug talks to David about the “non-conventional” track of the Roxas campaign, its nuances and how it works

32:45 | Nov 27th, 2015

Did you know that sharing needles and syringes contaminated with blood infected with HIV is the most effective way of transmitting the virus?

03:32 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. More on

03:06 | Nov 15th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. More on

03:43 | Nov 8th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. More on

47:07 | Nov 2nd, 2015

In just 5 years, the Philippines has reported over 20,000 new HIV infections

28:17 | Oct 11th, 2015

Inside Track: Greg Garcia on imaging, packaging, messaging by Rappler

27:53 | Oct 9th, 2015

Rappler columnist and podcaster Ana Santos talks to writer Wanggo Gallaga, an HIV/AIDS advocate who has been living with HIV for nearly 7 years:

05:26 | Oct 9th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. Check it out at

03:47 | Oct 5th, 2015

Novelis Ayu Utami mengatakan bahwa Sitok berhak tampil di Singapore Writers Festival.

04:14 | Oct 3rd, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments gathered from reader submissions. It features unsent letters to real and imagined lovers. Check it out at

04:42 | Sep 28th, 2015

#UnsentLetters: The First Letter by Rappler

04:18 | Sep 18th, 2015

"Sinubukan ko ilapit sayo ang sarili ko. Sinubukan ko kaso ikaw kusa ang nagpapalayo. Hindi ko maisip kung bakit. Hindi ko maisip kung dahil saan. Hindi ko maisip, ganoon nga ba talaga ako kadali layuan?" #UnsentLetters on Rappler: http://www.rapple...Show More

27:57 | Sep 16th, 2015

Samson says, 'I believe that after this huge challenge, once the Iglesia is cleansed, it will become stronger'

03:10 | Sep 11th, 2015

This week on #UnsentLetters, curated by Shakira Sison

03:10 | Sep 4th, 2015

"I have always believed there are only two types of girls in this world: You, and girls who are not you. So in my head I call them by your name and fervently pray that when I open my eyes, the name will match the face and magically I am with you agai...Show More

35:42 | Aug 30th, 2015

In this podcast, Baligod talks about his future actions on the PDAF misuse and how other people also took advantage of it

04:43 | Aug 29th, 2015

"I've heard your fears. I've seen your ghosts. I've felt them shake you - how they're pushing yet pulling, keeping you standing where you are. They're the same things that are keeping me still." #UnsentLetters, curated by Shakira Sison. http://www...Show More

43:40 | Aug 22nd, 2015

David says he has been raising qualification issues against Poe but nobody seems to be listening or paying attention More on Rappler:

04:57 | Aug 15th, 2015

Minsan nga andaming kong what if. What if ganito ginawa ko, o what if ganito sinabi ko, baka hindi mo ako iniwan Read the full letter on Rappler:

23:25 | Aug 14th, 2015

Rappler editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug speaks with Congressman Fredenil Castro, author of the anti-dynasty bill and chairman of the suffrage and electoral reforms committee, to get an update on the contentious measure

02:32 | Aug 7th, 2015

Sometimes, letting go feels like having to bleed out the memory of a lost love #UnsentLetters on Rappler, curated by Shakira Sison

30:13 | Aug 7th, 2015

Saan patungo ang Iglesia ni Cristo? by Rappler

03:23 | Aug 2nd, 2015

How do you deal with the loss of your beloved father? One writes an unsent letter Read the full text on Rappler:

41:10 | Jul 31st, 2015

A woman who is soon pushing 30 shares her tales of dating boys barely 20 and men hitting 50. Does age matter in relationships? More on Rappler:

03:12 | Jul 24th, 2015

"Walang imposible kapag nangangarap ka pa lang." #UnsentLetters. Curated by Shakira Sison. Read and listen on Rappler:

26:36 | Jul 19th, 2015

What are the challenges facing the justice department in the PDAF or pork barrel scam cases, described as the biggest corruption case in recent Philippine history? Listen to the podcast here:

04:13 | Jul 18th, 2015

Unsent Letters is a newsletter curated by Shakira Sison featuring unspoken sentiments to real and imagined lovers. Rappler publishes Unsent Letters every Saturday. Read and listen to more here: THIS AUDIO CLIP CONTAINS PROFAN...Show More

02:31 | Jul 11th, 2015

#UnsentLetters: Loving you is a vice by Rappler

33:18 | Jul 6th, 2015

In this podcast interview, Tioseco shares some secrets of her trade, as well as some trade secrets in the media industry. She also discusses media bribery during election campaigns Read the full story on Rappler: More

03:47 | Jul 3rd, 2015

How do you deal with a ghost from the past that continues to linger?

33:38 | Jun 27th, 2015

Political tactician, strategist and consultant Perry Callanta shares his more than 30 years experience of running a political campaign Read the full story on Rappler: More

04:36 | Jun 26th, 2015

Would you gamble your heart again? This #UnsentLetter writer went through the high-stakes game of falling in love. #UnsentLetters. Curated by Shakira Sison​.

20:01 | Jun 20th, 2015

Pulse Asia Research Director and professor Ana Maria Tabunda answers some of the basic questions about surveys: how much surveys cost, how samples are selected, the process involved, and the challenges the industry faces Read the full story on Rappl...Show More

02:14 | Jun 19th, 2015

#UnsentLetters: The greatest loss by Rappler

04:23 | Jun 12th, 2015

Tapos na tayo. At kahit balikan mo pa ang pahina kung saan nakasulat ang kuwento natin, hindi mo na mababago iyon.

05:30 | Jun 5th, 2015

For someone who promised me rainbows, you made pins and needles rain from the sky. You hurt me. I hurt you. We hurt people around us. We hurt ourselves. We called it love.

55:44 | May 30th, 2015

Sex and Sensibilities: Dating in the digital age by Rappler

33:44 | May 29th, 2015

In this podcast interview, News for Sale author Chay Hofileña and current head of Rappler’s investigative team, tackles a range of ethical violations in journalism, from accepting bribes to endorsing products, and clarifies gray areas. Read the full...Show More

23:37 | May 25th, 2015

Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine discusses the Rohingya refugees and the Davao summary killings

39:36 | May 24th, 2015

In this podcast, Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta shares why she decided to defend Cristina Sergio, the woman tagged as the recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso Read the full story on Rappler: More

07:41 | May 22nd, 2015

Idina Menzel taks to Rappler’s Maria Ressa about her powerful roles, the challenges of making it big, and her Filipino fans. Photo by Larry W Smith/EPA

33:12 | May 16th, 2015

In this podcast interview, Mary Jane Veloso's lawyer Edre Olalia takes the cudgels for the Veloso family and narrates how they were treated by the Philippine embassy in Indonesia. Read the full story on Rappler: More

47:38 | May 16th, 2015

In this week's episode, a woman who chooses to be childless speaks up Follow Rappler on Social Media: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - h...Show More

2:26:49 | May 4th, 2015

Join RGL.AZ and RGL.Lentropy as they discuss the big pre-TI5 DotA2 patch from Valve. We'll have discussions about the implications on the current metagame, redefinition of varying game phases and all those Aghanim's upgrades!

51:10 | May 1st, 2015

Sex and Sensibilities: We need to talk about HIV by Rappler

27:05 | May 1st, 2015

Rappler Talk: The perfect timing of Mayweather vs Pacquiao by Rappler

29:23 | May 1st, 2015

Rappler Talk: Creativity and the human mind by Rappler

29:40 | May 1st, 2015

In this podcast, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency spokesperson (PDEA) Director Derrick Arnold Carreon says the amiable personality and trustful nature of Filipinas make them easy targets of small-scale West African drug syndicates. Read the full s...Show More

50:35 | May 1st, 2015

In this first episode of the #BalikBayan podcast, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac talks about systems in place to protect the interest of OFWs in the recruitment process

22:41 | Apr 25th, 2015

Liberal Party stalwart Edgar Erice believes that Mar Roxas and Grace Poe will be the team to beat in 2016 Read the full story on Rappler:

34:24 | Apr 22nd, 2015

Can we still #SaveMaryJane from the Indonesian death row? Celia Veloso, mother of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) on Indonesian death row, Mary Jane Veloso talks to Rappler about it More

38:42 | Apr 19th, 2015

What do Filipino voters look for in a presidential candidate? For political analyst and strategist Angelito Banayo, it’s character, competence and compassion. Read the full story on Rappler: More

17:49 | Apr 18th, 2015

Lito Banayo says Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is still testing the waters by going around the country before he throws his hat in the presidential derby. The Inside Track is a podcast series spearheaded by Rappler's investigative journalists Ch...Show More

1:02:20 | Apr 17th, 2015

On this week’s Sex and Sensibilities podcast, we are talking about coming out — from the perspective of both the child and the parent.

41:06 | Apr 17th, 2015

Rappler talks to Binay spokesman Rico Quicho about how the latest accusations against the Vice President is affecting his run for the presidency in 2016 Watch the full video on Rappler: More

34:12 | Apr 16th, 2015

Government Peace Panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer discussed the challenges facing the peace process in the aftermath of the Mamasapano clash. Watch the full video on Rappler: More

35:24 | Apr 16th, 2015

Is the Philippines ready for a divorce law? Click here to watch the full interview:

32:28 | Apr 16th, 2015

Rappler talks to Cherian George, a Singaporean writer and academic based in Hong Kong, to assess Lee Kuan Yew's legacy and to take a peek at what's ahead for Singapore Click here to watch the full interview:

05:41 | Apr 15th, 2015

Are municipal mayors endorsing Mar Roxas for President? The Foreign Affairs department says Mohagher Iqbal has a valid Philippine passport. Watch Floyd Mayweather workout in front of the media Watch The wRap in full here:

07:38 | Apr 14th, 2015

The Ombudsman challenges the restraining order on Binay’s suspension. Janet Napoles gets a life sentence for illegal detention. MMA’s Ronda Rousey visits Manny Pacquiao Click here to watch The wRap: More

06:10 | Apr 13th, 2015

Hillary Clinton announces she’s running for US president. Senator Trillanes says Vice President Binay’s camp bribed two Court of Appeals justices. Manny Pacquiao releases a new music video Watch The wRap in full here:

05:42 | Apr 10th, 2015

A Filipina and two Australians on Indonesian death row ask for another review of their case. Interior secretary Mar Roxas says he will not be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in 2016. Britain’s Prince William and Duchess Kate prepare for t...Show More

05:35 | Apr 9th, 2015

The Boston bomber is found guilty and faces life imprisonment. Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo asks for house arrest. New HIV cases in the Philippines hit an all time high in February at 646 Watch The wRap in full here: More

08:32 | Apr 8th, 2015

The police and military clash in a House hearing, giving conflicting versions of the Mamasapano operation. Singapore charges a Filipino nurse with sedition for social media posts. Roach says Pacquiao has hostile feelings towards Mayweather’s history ...Show More

05:48 | Apr 7th, 2015

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Aquino. Plunder charges against former President Arroyo will move to the trial phase. The official Mayweather-Pacquiao ad is out Watch The wRap in full here:

04:52 | Apr 6th, 2015

A Kenyan official’s son – one of the gunmen in the Garissa attack. The Philippine National Police declares terrorist Marwan dead. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather’s preferred boxing gloves Watch The wRap in full here:

52:05 | Apr 3rd, 2015

Is monogamy the only way to go? Yes for some, no for others. It depends on the couple, says Rappler columnist Ana Santos.

31:56 | Apr 3rd, 2015

This week, multi-awarded investigative journalist and Rappler's editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to investigative desk head Chay Hofileña about her first foray into investigative reporting, how she pieced together some of her stories, her motivati...Show More

07:18 | Apr 1st, 2015

The Philippines braces for Typhoon Maysak... which is just 5 kph short of a super typhoon. Philippine President Aquino praises renovations made to the country’s main international airport. Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao in the fight against Mayweath...Show More

33:13 | Mar 31st, 2015

How will technopreneurship affect economic progress in the Philippines? Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about it:

06:04 | Mar 31st, 2015

The parents of the Filipino drug mule on Indonesia’s death row say she was duped by a friend. Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan says the extra years in the K-12 system are worth it. The Germanwings pilot who crashed the plane was...Show More

06:45 | Mar 30th, 2015

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s immigration lookout bulletin. The all-out offensive against the BIFF ends today. The world says good-bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew. Click for more of The wRap: More

07:37 | Mar 27th, 2015

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression. A boxing announcer says Mayweather-Pacquiao could end in a draw. Click for more of The wRap: More

07:01 | Mar 26th, 2015

President Aquino asks for ‘understanding.' A pilot on the Germanwings plane that crashed was not in the cockpit. The Mayweather Pacquiao fight will be on free TV. Click here for more of The wRap: More

07:22 | Mar 25th, 2015

No survivors from the Germanwings flight. Miriam Santiago endorses Manny Pangilinan. Watch Mayweather destroy his sparring partner. Click here for more:

07:17 | Mar 24th, 2015

Jeane Napoles is back in the Philippines. What is Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy? Bob Arum says the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight could earn more than $400 million Click here for more of The wRap: More

37:32 | Mar 23rd, 2015

From a former police chief’s perspective, how should the President explain his actions regarding the Mamasapano carnage? Click here to watch the full interview:

08:25 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew dies. Ping Lacson says President Aquino should take responsibility for Mamasapano. Mayweather shows his sparring partners no mercy Click for more:

46:06 | Mar 21st, 2015

How do you talk about sex with your kids? Sexual health advocate Ana Santos discusses how

04:30 | Mar 20th, 2015

The military wants to dismantle an MILF camp. A solar eclipse casts a shadow on Earth. One Direction is scheduled to arrivein Manila Click here for more:

04:55 | Mar 19th, 2015

The Senate report on Mamasapano says the Moro Islamic Liberation Front committed the “first sin.” A survey shows Filipinos don’t want President Benigno Aquino to resign. Duchess Kate says she’ll be giving birth by the end of April. Click here for mo...Show More

09:38 | Mar 18th, 2015

Board of Inquiry chief Benjamin Magalong says President Benigno Aquino was “hurt” by the Mamasapano report. Filipino Muslims commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Jabidah massacre in Corregidor. A strip club offers the winner in the Pacquiao-Maywea...Show More

06:49 | Mar 17th, 2015

The senate report on the Mamasapano clash is out, and it says President Aquino should take responsibility. Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte is number 3 in a poll on presidential preferences. Floyd Mayweather hacks a log during training. Click here f...Show More

05:10 | Mar 16th, 2015

A court stops Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension. Government troops arrest terrorist Usman’s coddler. Tennis superstar Andy Murray says Mayweather has the edge against Manny Pacquiao. Click here to watch the wRap in full: More

20:53 | Mar 16th, 2015

AFP chief Gregorio Catapang on the arrest of Usman's alleged coddler by Rappler

08:21 | Mar 16th, 2015

Makati mayor Junjun Binay issues a statement on the Ombudsman's preventive suspension order against him – and the TRO he filed in response

06:38 | Mar 13th, 2015

The Board of Inquiry report says President Aquino broke the chain of command in the Mamasapano clash. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front invites Senator Alan Cayetano to coffee in Maguindanao. Manny Pacquiao’s old foe Erik Morales… roots for him in th...Show More

07:53 | Mar 12th, 2015

The police’s board of inquiry on the Mamasapano clash reports resigned chief Purisima ‘acted without authority.’ Makati Mayor Junjun Binay refuses to step down. Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather face off in a press conference in Los Angeles....Show More

07:16 | Mar 11th, 2015

The Ombudsman suspends Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. Senator Alan Cayetano asks the MILF to submit to the judicial process. UFC fighters say Manny Pacquiao can floor Floyd Mayweather. Click here for more: More

05:01 | Mar 10th, 2015

President Aquino says Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas tricked him. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says the MILF is not a terrorist group. Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is unimpressed by Mayweather’s knock out of a sparring ...Show More

05:32 | Mar 9th, 2015

The Board of Inquiry asks President Benigno Aquino: what happened in Mamasapano? Four Filipinos are kidnapped from a Libyan oilfield. Former boxing champ Antonio Tarver says Manny Pacquiao will give Floyd Mayweather a hard time in the ring. Click he...Show More

38:26 | Mar 9th, 2015

How will new Special Action Force chief Moro Lazo uplift his unit's faltering morale? Click here to watch the full interview:

42:55 | Mar 9th, 2015

Armed Forces chief Gregorio Catapang talks to Rappler about recent events that shook the Philippine military, and what can be done to move forward. Click here for more:

06:41 | Mar 6th, 2015

A think tank report says Marwan was never a top-level terrorist and bomb maker. Oxford University alumni confirm Senator Bongbong Marcos did not complete a bachelor’s degree. Harrison Ford survives a plane crash. CLICK HERE FOR MORE: http://www.rapp...Show More

27:10 | Mar 6th, 2015

Rappler talks to think tank director Sidney Jones – was Marwan really the dangerous terrorist he was made out to be?

06:30 | Mar 5th, 2015

Military chief Gregorio Catapang looks back at the Mamasapano clash – says there was failure in planning. The Malampaya plant powering half of Luzon will shut down on March 15. On his third training day, Manny Pacquiao says he feels slow. Click here...Show More

05:57 | Mar 4th, 2015

President Benigno Aquino appoints a new Special Action Force chief. Henry Sy is the richest Filipino in Forbes’ 2015 billionaires’ list. Manny Pacquiao prepares for what he says is the “fight of his life Click here for more: More

05:23 | Mar 3rd, 2015

A family spokesman says Jolo Revilla’s condition is deteriorating. The Philippine military captures an explosives factory run by a breakaway rebel group in Maguindanao. To avoid distractions... boxing coach Freddie Roach will lock down Manny Pacquiao...Show More

05:12 | Mar 2nd, 2015

After Jolo Revilla gunshot wound –his father, detained senator Bong Revilla wants court permission to visit. Senator Bongbong Marcos’s half-truths about his educational background – a “political attack”? Samsung unveils the latest smartphones from it...Show More

10:53 | Mar 2nd, 2015

Freddie Roach says he will lock down the Wild Card Gym to limit the distractions once Manny Pacquiao begins training for his May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Read more: More

04:23 | Feb 27th, 2015

France offers the Philippines a loan for disaster risk management. China builds 3 artificial islands in disputed waters. And, who is Jihadi John? Click here for more: More

07:06 | Feb 26th, 2015

In a state visit to the Philippines... French President Francois Hollande calls for decisive action from governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Former chief justice Renato Corona says, “Oust President Aquino.” Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is ru...Show More

07:04 | Feb 25th, 2015

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses. The military declares all-out war against BIFF. Click here for more: More

08:01 | Feb 24th, 2015

An army general turns emotional over the blame game in the aftermath of the fallen 44. The Philippine police’s Board of Inquiry goes to Mamasapano. Taylor Swift is the world’s top-selling artist for 2014. Click here for more: More

08:19 | Feb 23rd, 2015

Witnesses say the lone survivor of the Mamasapano clash killed 4 unarmed rebels and a civilian. An Olongapo City court enters a not guilty plea for US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. Trainer Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao lost his killer instinct. ...Show More

04:19 | Feb 20th, 2015

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front says it can’t guarantee the surrender of its troops involved in the Mamasapano clash. The Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS-COV is now clear of the virus. The latest word on the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight: It may...Show More

07:17 | Feb 19th, 2015

State investigators say the killer of a Special Action Force trooper in a viral video might be from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. US President Barack Obama urges leaders to unite against the "false promises of extremism." A Philippine Bask...Show More

07:15 | Feb 18th, 2015

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front returns 16 firearms seized from the police’s Special Action Force. Senators says allies of the Vice President may be liable for money laundering. The United States pays the Philippines more than P87 million for damag...Show More