Breaking news from the Philippines and around the world!

Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change. Rappler comes from the root words "rap" (to discuss) + "ripple" (to make waves). It's a new world of limitless collaboration enabled by new technology and connected by social media.

We at Rappler promise uncompromised journalism that - hopefully - inspires smart conversations and ignites a thirst for change.