A moody Pride Month playlist for the sappy sapphic

Pride Month feels incomplete without music to pump the queers up. So here’s a playlist made for that purpose and just that purpose alone – but really, not exactly, because we’re all-inclusive here. These songs by some of the most talented queer artists may mostly be about women-loving women (WLW), but they’re for everyone to … Read more

Grab Philippines celebrates road safety month with first ‘Ka-Grab Safety Ambassador Boot Camp’

Grab Philippines – with the support of the MMDA, HPG, LTO, and road safety experts – rolls out the pilot driver training and education program Editor’s note: This press release is sponsored by Grab and was handled by BrandRap, the sales and marketing arm of Rappler. No member of the news and editorial team participated … Read more

A month before stepping down, Duterte blames his failures on ‘lack of time’

MANILA, Philippines – With a little over a month to go before his presidency ends, the legacy he will leave behind is very much on Rodrigo Duterte’s mind. On Monday, May 23, President Duterte defended his administration against criticisms of its failures, insisting they were not a product of negligence but simply of a lack … Read more

A month into Ukraine’s war with Russia, gravediggers of Lviv mourn the dead

LVIV, Ukraine – On a warm March day that has all the signs of early spring, three burly men lift their shovels from a truck and begin covering a row of fresh graves with sand. Stefan Ivanchuk, a 60-year-old groundskeeper at Lychakiv cemetery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, is already sweating as he … Read more

A month into war, communicator-in-chief Zelenskiy strives to keep eyes on Ukraine

The props were simple, the message was clear. In a video address to the nation this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held up his smartphone to the camera and started a timer app while an air raid siren blared. “It lasted 20 seconds,” Zelenskiy said, after the wailing subsided. “And we hear it for hours, … Read more