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‘Mas dapat magalit’: Filipino youth face dangerous future with anti-terror bill

Jun 12, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The Filipino youth will bear the brunt of the anti-terror bill's long-lasting effects

'Parada ng mga Parol': Filipinos join worldwide climate strike ahead of COP25 summit

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:54 PM

‘We refuse to inherit a dying planet and a sunken country. We are demanding climate justice,' says strike coordinator Mitzi Tan

Youth Climate advocates and various environmental groups call for a climate justice during the protest in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 29 November 2019. Photos taken by Basilio Sepe/Greenpeace

[OPINION] Why the Filipino youth should care about Sudan

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'We must remember that this present unrest doesn’t only hold the Sudanese hostage; it catches our countrymen, too,' says Aleijn Rio Reintegrado

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagbebrainwash at pagkukorap ng kabataan ang ROTC

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Sa kagustuhang maaagang makontrol ang isip ng kabataan, ipapataw ang isang programang lumalabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga bata

From Luzon to Mindanao, youths vow to fight return of dictatorship under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) Hundreds of Filipino youth gather in key cities across the country on Friday, September 21, condemning the similarities of Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

How Duterte's drug war targets the youth

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

With no law passed to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Duterte administration pushes for mandatory tests for school children as young as 10

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo

Duterte's cursing is affecting the youth, experts say

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

'Because he is President, he should not speak like that,' says former St Scholastica's College president Sister Mary John Mananzan

AFFECTING STUDENTS. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Frances Castro, former St. Scholastica President Sister Mary John Mananzan, St; Scholastica Outgoing Dean of Arts and Sciences Asuncion Azcuna, and Universidad de Manila Dean of Engineering Elmer Pineda say teachers try to teach students how to treat and speak to one another properly. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] Youth as troublemakers

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:29 AM

In the final analysis, these youth are fighting not just for themselves, but also for the rest of us. Whether or not we agree is secondary. The least we could do is to listen to their wisdom.

Filipino youth lead nationwide 'walkout' for freedom and democracy

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:39 PM

'The youth will continue to fight outside the four walls of their classrooms to push for basic socio-economic reforms that are not only beneficial to the youth, but to all marginalized and oppressed sectors of the society,' says Kabataan Partlist representative Sarah Elago

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

[OPINION] Strengthen governance, PH democracy? Invest in Filipino youth

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:32 PM

With a Filipino population of some 50 million under the age of 24, the nation’s decision-makers simply cannot afford to neglect the employment, education, and social needs of this enormous constituency

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

WATCH: What are millennials fighting for?

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Millennials share why they joined the protest on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law

YOUTH POWER. In an evident show of force, millennials troop to Luneta Park on Thursday, September 21, to join the multi-sectoral protest marking the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Rappler

DepEd partners with UNESCO, KOICA on new ALS project

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project will focus on Tacloban City and the municipality of Palo in Leyte

ALS PROJECT. According to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, the initiative aims to tackle gender inequality in education, and help girls to realize their full potential. All photos by Cielo Esmeria

Marawi children need our help

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support They are starting to live in constant fear with a decreasing sense of normalcy

CHILDREN. Rescue workes load children onto a truck after government troops evacuated trapped residents from their homes in the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way

Filipino millennials among most optimistic globally – survey

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

84 of Filipino millennials believe social and political conditions in the country will improve in the next 12 months

POSITIVE OUTLOOK. A recent survey says Filipino millennials are the most optimistic compared tot heir counterparts.

Sulu youth leaders learn about diversity, unity in Malaysia trip

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines brings 50 youth leaders from Sulu to Malaysia to teach them about living in a multi cultural society

FRIENDS. Al-Fatima Tudzjahara Malik (right) and Babylyn Nisal (left) during their visit to Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Carol Ramoran.

From selfies to squad goals, millennials can build better PH future

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Why I am confident our youth will make this country maybe even the world a better place

Truth about the youth: The difference of the Filipino millennial

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:11 PM

A new study by McCann Truth Central highlights how Filipino millennials stand out from their global peers on their view of social media adulthood and social responsibility

Why do some millennials choose government?

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:08 PM

The millennials reputation of being a disconnected generation seems to betray their close identification with public service and civic engagement

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT. Bea Orante, Tricia Villaluz, and Anna Motohara Venturina work in the government for different reasons.

Project MOVE: Filipino youth and entrepreneurship

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Catch the Project MOVE online discussion on Filipino youth and entrepreneurship on Sunday August 21

Duterte appoints Aiza Seguerra as new NYC chairperson

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM

National Youth Commission Assistant Secretary Earl Saavedra announces the appointment of Aiza Seguerra as new NYC chairperson during the celebration of International Youth Day

NYC CHAIRPERSON. Aiza Seguerra is the incoming Chairperson and CEO of the National Youth Commission.

Filipino youth fear disenfranchisement in October polls

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:37 PM

October 31 marks the first Sangguniang Kabataan election after 3 years

Groups urge youth to make change come in SK

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:03 AM

The upcoming Sanngguniang Kabataan elections is the first one after the RA 10742 or the SK Reform Law was signed on January 15 2016

CHANGE. Groups urge the Filipino youth to register for the Sangguniang Kabataan

Kerry to Filipino youth: Lead ocean conservation efforts

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on the Filipino youth to make a difference by leading the fight against threats to world s waters

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with YSEALI alumni in Manila to talk about the Our Ocean launch. Photo from John Kerry's Twitter account

WATCH: Youth's message for President Duterte

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:24 AM

What do the Filipino youth want to tell President Rodrigo Duterte as he starts his 6 year administration?

2016 ELECTIONS. The 2016 presidential elections highlighted the role of the youth in nation-building

The answer is yes: Questions for young leaders

May 30, 2016 - 11:08 PM

You can write the story of our future You understand that everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities

Young and gone too soon: How martial law took our future

May 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Now more than ever the youth have the responsibility to be the leaders we lost in the dark years

Filipino youth to next leaders: 'We want jobs, education, and healthcare'

May 05, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The voice of the youth must be at the heart of every conversation regarding their future

Image courtesy Nico Aquino / Rappler

Filipino youth to tackle SDGs, voter education

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Join Youth Vote Philippines and the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday April 30 at SM Aura in Taguig City

The country's next leaders should focus on the youth

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Reaping the fruits of a demographic dividend is not too late for the Philippines but it will not happen without investing in and involving the youth

Honasan to young voters: ‘Educate’ yourselves on EDSA history

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:07 PM

EDSA military man and now senator Gringo Honasan also tells the youth to be responsible social media users

'Sabi nung iba, ‘yung generation niyo malambot. ‘Di kasi kayo nagdaan sa giyera, sa laban, sa pinagdaanan namin nun. I disagree,' says EDSA military man and now Senator Gringo Honasan. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Poe runs to SC, Kalayaan camp-out, one-child policy | 12PM wRap

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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How young Filipinos are making local governments work

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM

In these crucial times when democratic spaces in the country have opened the youth are venturing into an area where many of them have never gone before – the local governments

CYAN CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT. Prior the opening of classes, youth and Students, led by the National Anti Poverty Commission Youth and Student Council, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, invited government agencies to discuss student issues and proposals. Photo by Justine Balane

#SONA2015: Reflections from Cambodia

Aug 02, 2015 - 6:19 PM

In both Cambodia and Philippines we are optimistic about the future yet every single youth just needs to do more to make our collective future brighter

SONA PROTESTS. Thousands of protesters converge in Commonwealth Avenue near the Batasan where the president is delivering his State of the Nation Address. Photo by: Monyneath Reth and Mono Khan/

Dear PNoy, from the boy in your SONA photo

Jul 31, 2015 - 8:24 PM

At a time when people think there is no hope for our country I am reminded not to believe that because I’ve seen that hope first hand; and it’s rooted in its people

When weather makes you tougher

Jul 29, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Youth representatives will be included in the planning process identifying strategic efforts mobilizing communities and making risk preparedness and disaster resiliency a part of Filipino culture

Paul George puts on show, scrimmages with PH youth

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The two time All Star participated in all the drills and was seen speaking to almost every Filipino youth offering his advice and mentoring them

Paul George interacts with Filipino youth during the Rise program. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Mary Jane writes to Filipino youth, women

Apr 26, 2015 - 4:18 PM

In her letter she discourages Filipino women from leaving the country no matter how difficult life could be

In praise of the rebel

Apr 04, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Being born into a system doesn’t mean they have to go along with it

Sustaining the springtime of life

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The author dares other young Filipinos to participate in the upcoming elections and become a significant part of the nation s history

Why we need a mental health law in PH

Mar 13, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Every Filipino should be entitled to mental health programs and services Mental health problems in the country has long been dismissed and not given any priority at all

Dingdong Dantes: Youth need to act on climate change issues

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Dantes and other youth leaders agree that the youth need to take more action to address climate change issues and use social media to spread awareness

Pope Francis: Reality is superior to ideas

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Speaking extemporaneously to the Filipino street children Pope Francis says The reality you have is superior to the paper I have in front of me

PAPER INFERIOR. Pope Francis says he spoke spontaneously to the Filipino youth because 'reality is superior to ideas.' Rappler photo

PH youth urge Pope Francis: ‘Hear our true story’

Jan 15, 2015 - 8:47 AM

In an open letter to the Catholic leader a nationwide coalition of youth groups details the challenges faced by Filipino youth from the peace process and disasters to corruption in government

Most PH Catholic youths want Church out of political issues

Jan 02, 2015 - 7:30 AM

While they strongly identify with the Church most Filipino Catholic youths draw the line on certain political issues like the RH law

ACTIVE YOUTH. Filipino students paint a wall in preparation for Pope Francis visit, in Manila, Philippines, 25 November 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Hope in our youth

Dec 31, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Much work still needs to be done – by the youth themselves and by those who hold the keys to their political and economic education – to mobilize young Filipinos as a potent force for progress