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#Proudnotproud: Exposing our collective hypocrisy

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The author explores the double standards hypocrisy and racism of Filipinos

I fell in love with a seminarian

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:43 PM

You need to go I am letting you go Slowly but surely I am And as I let you go I want to see that God is the reason and I will be at peace

What I do not understand about mothers

May 10, 2015 - 4:57 PM

I do not understand how my mother can be stern and gentle but manages to command love either way

Ellen Allanegui embracing the first year of motherhood in 1991.

If SIM cards could talk

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:03 PM

I am what my user chooses to make of me and that begins when you start to share your life to create my own

#SHEro: 13 years

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:42 PM

You were born 13 years too early or maybe I was born 13 years too late but the difference rarely matters when we coexist

What my father's death means to me

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Death while killing and taking a part of us also rejuvenates another part

Is an ASEAN identity possible?

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:27 AM

Imagining ourselves as one ASEAN community does not call us to ignore our differences in languages ethnicity religion and everyday lived experiences

Isang liham mula sa #Fallen44

Feb 12, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Hindi kami ang unang nagsakripisyo nguni t sana kami na ang huli

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Going home: A story inspired by the 44 PNP SAF officers

Jan 30, 2015 - 3:19 PM

We’re men We’re not supposed to cry or weep or get lonely But we do

A relative mourns next to the flag-draped coffin of one of the slain members of the SAF during the arrival honors at the Villamor Airbase on January 29, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Mercy and compassion when it hurts the most

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:03 PM

My father has a bitter sweet mantra that he says to himself to stay sober: ‘Just for today I wont drink Bahala na bukas

Models and mentors

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Thank God for seniors like them we may yet give retirees another reason to keep working and not throw in the towel just yet

Netizens: Support, don't stereotype teachers

Dec 23, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Teachers should be supported and not ridiculed netizens say

Teachers' big, bulky bags: secrets revealed

Dec 21, 2014 - 2:30 PM

What s inside those huge bulky bags carried around by teachers?

What's your favorite MovePH story?

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Tell us the stories that moved you the most

The Philippines and traffic jams

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:55 PM

At the end of it all I still wonder – both metaphorically and literally – where in the world was the traffic light?

Solving the energy crisis by empowering the people

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Dear President Aquino: Your administration can be remembered for making the Philippines a leader in climate adaptation – but first cut the red tape

Natural resources: The curse of developing countries?

Aug 05, 2014 - 12:46 PM

People die sitting atop the riches of their lands not because nature does not provide enough but purely because of unrestrained human greed

Why I choose to love this country

Jul 31, 2014 - 2:49 PM

I know that as in any superhero story our own heroes will come in and save the day hopefully sooner than later

Palestine was a paradise

Jul 24, 2014 - 1:28 PM

This time they might fight back They will always fight back for they will endlessly imagine life in paradise

OPERATION. Israeli artillery positioned at the Israeli border with Gaza, shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 12 July 2014. Israel moved three infantry brigades closer to the coastal enclave in preparation for a possible ground offensive. Photo by Atef Safadi / AFP

What does it mean to be Filipino?

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Filipinos are said to suffer from identity crisis but what s wrong with that?

Finding the 'man' in superman

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM

I never thought of myself as daddy s little girl until I finally got to know him

A queer way to grow up

May 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

What others may see as strange she sees as totally normal

Filipino youth: Safeguard your ‘patrimoney’!

May 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

With no SK elections this year the youth need to know how money meant for them will be spent by barangays all over the country

Someone to roll my eyes with

May 05, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Despite society s judging gaze and just the ups and downs of a relationship two people celebrate 17 years of happiness

Looking for an entrePinoy on the street

Apr 26, 2014 - 1:56 PM

More than just foreign investments what we need to have a sustainable economic growth in this country is a solid base of entrePinoys to provide more jobs to the unemployed


#BrgyAssembly: We could've done so much better

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Not many citizens realize the power to implement change at the community level is already in their hands

#BrgyAssembly: When theory does not equal practice

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:20 PM

March 29 was barangay assembly day What you didn t know? Don t worry you aren t the only one

'Let it go' - how to deal with cyber bullies

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Sometimes the best thing to do about cyber bullies is to do nothing at all

A place called home

Feb 11, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Gloria Melia s house was damaged by the Bohol earthquake and is in danger of collapsing but she refuses to leave the place she calls home Can we blame her?

BROKEN. the neighbourhood in Barangay Baguhan, Inabanga has left houses like these in rubble. All photos submitted by Giano Libot

Good genes, bad genes: Decreasing cancer risk

Feb 03, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Learn about the genes that predispose a person to cancer and the tumor suppressor genes that help protect us from cancer

Genes and cancer. How do these two interplay? Image from Shutterstock

iRant: Online NBI application process is pointless

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:22 PM

Who else thinks the NBI clearance application process needs to be fixed?

No electricity? No problem! - A classroom on the go

Jan 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

A young engineer sets out to bridge the digital divide and teach kids about the wonders of sciene

KIDS AND SCIENCE. The young children are all engrossed in the simple yet fascinating wonders of science. Photo by Marc de Leon

Bullying: When quitting was my last option

Jan 25, 2014 - 9:14 PM

I’m writing this to share what I experienced – that there’s always hope for change growth and success

The other side of Dasmagate

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:15 PM

This isn’t about a random act of kindness a sob story or even a tale of two cities

A RAY of hope for Yolanda survivors?

Dec 23, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Here are 5 steps in which the RAY Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda plan can be improved

How Yolanda cancelled progress on poverty reduction

Nov 30, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Anti poverty measures will have a limited impact unless they take into account the growing threat of extreme disasters in the coming years

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

Dear good and honest Congressperson

Aug 25, 2013 - 2:00 PM

I enjoin others to try to fill up the blank below and send the letter to good and honest Congresspersons you know too

Imperfection, perception and the #RapplerDebate

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:51 PM

The RapplerDebate went well but could have been better for the political landscape Victor Barreiro Jr chimes in with his thoughts

#RAPPLERDEBATE. Was the Rappler Senatorial Debate worthy of praise or deserving of criticism? Photo by Rappler/Jodesz Gavilan