Filipino families - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino families


[OPINION] How I learned to say 'I love you' to my mom

May 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'

[OPINION] Filipino family dynamics in times of crisis

Apr 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Filipinos consider the family as a primary social support system in times of adversity. Conversely, the family may also be a source of anxiety.'

[OPINION] #CourageOn: A daughter gives her kidney to her father

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:36 PM

His melancholic voice woke me in the middle of my deep sleep. 'Inday, pwede ba naku pangayuon imung kidney? (May I ask for your other kidney?)'

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

Family drama in the boardroom? Here's how to prevent costly feuds

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:55 PM

An expert gives family-run businesses tips on how to keep their company alive – for everyone's sake

Filipino arrested in U.S. for illegally recruiting OFWs

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Maria Luisa Estrella Jaidi and Ramon Singson Estrella face a maximum sentence of 10 years for visa fraud

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

P42,000-budget for a family of 5 not official NEDA estimate – Pernia

Jun 08, 2018 - 1:43 PM

National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia says at least two family members should work to allow the family to live a comfortable life

[OPINYON] All you NEDA is love

Jun 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Hindi ko masisi ang NEDA people. Paano nga naman nila kikinisin ang magaspang na epekto ng buwis bunsod ng Train mataas na inflation rate? Hey, okey lang 'yan. Hindi 'yan masakit. Hindi ka naghihirap.

How much does a family in the PH need to live decently?

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Socioeconomic Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the agency only knows about Filipinos' aspirations – which would cost a family around P120,000 a month

POVERTY. Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Crazy hope' for missing kin in Philippines' Marawi

May 22, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Families of the scores still missing are the overlooked victims of the Philippines' deadliest confrontation with Islamists.

MISSING. In this photo taken on April 2, 2018, (L-R) Alma Tome, Evelyn Powao, and Melgie Powao, whose husbands are still missing one year after the Marawi siege, show photos of their husbands during an interview with AFP in Iligan city on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

How OFW parents make up for lost time

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:49 AM

More than the toys and gifts, it's the little things that Pedro and Morena do for their son whenever they're at home that count

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

A modern Filipino family

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM

For Audie Gemora and his adopted son Richard, love has nothing to do with blood

Filipino families who consider themselves poor rise to 10.9M

Dec 02, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that as of September, 47% of Filipino families rated themselves as poor, up by 3 percentage points from June

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families rises in September 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gambling addiction responsibility of individuals, families – Pagcor

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The state can only do so much says Pagcor boss Andrea Domingo in the wake of the Resorts World Manila attack

GAMBLING NEEDED. PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo defends the gaming industry saying that it contributes much to the Philippine economy. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Lessons from my father

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:50 AM

President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong He does not command my obedience nor adulation It is the nation and not one person that commands me

Why miners are not ready for Gina Lopez

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Mining industry players did not invest enough in building goodwill And this explains why they were not prepared for someone like Gina Lopez

The unspoken role of a seaman’s wife

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:19 PM

A seaman’s success cannot be attributed to the hardworking husband or to his good wife alone It’s a team effort

WONDERMOM. Charito Estillo takes care of her children while her husband's on board.

Green vs greed? The Lopezes' new family saga

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is leading her entire clan in a familiar battle that involves politics and business

Religious and environment groups pray over DENR secretary Gina Lopez during a mass at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City in support to her advocacies and effort for the environment on February 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

OFWs on money spending: Learn to say ‘no’ to extended family

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Why should overseas Filipinos workers learn to manage and limit the remittances they send to their extended families back home? Two migrants share their stories

OFWS. Emerjon Regala with his wife and son. Photo from Emerjon Regala

Senate bet Dante Liban: We need a department focused on PH family

Apr 22, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The former Quezon City representative says his proposal will actually be an improvement of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

FAMILY-ORIENTED. Former Quezon City representative Dante Liban talks about his proposed office for Filipino families at the 3rd Rappler debate on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Make your way back home

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Financial tips to help OFWs come back home

DOH: 'Broken homes' not in profile of HIV patients

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

However Health Secretary Janette Garin agrees that to a huge extent values formation has something to do with the rise in the number of HIV cases in the country

Pope warns vs threats to families

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Prayers he says are the best weapon against ideologies that go against the basic unit of society citing the problems of migration poverty and disrespect for life

ENCOUNTER WITH FAMILIES. Pope Francis addresses the families in the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 16. Screenshot from Rappler video

Pope Francis now in MOA to meet with families

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pope Francis meeting with Filipino families is his first intimate and long encounter with groups of Filipinos

ECSTATIC CROWD. Filipinos cheer Pope Francis as he arrives at the SM Mall of Asia. Screenshot by Rappler

The Filipino family the Pope will meet

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Filipino Catholic family remains intact but is buffeted by changing norms and standards

#PopeFrancisPH: 4 challenges facing Filipino families

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

During the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 2 Filipino archbishops raise concerns on the biggest challenges and trends affecting Filipino families

HISTORIC MEETING. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (2nd from the right) is one of the 3 presidents-delegate of the Synod of Bishop on the Family that was convened by Pope Francis (center). Photo by AFP/Andreas Solaro

[Dash of SAS] Family ties and the OFW

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Back home in their Philippines they enjoy an elevated status a street credibility that comes with nakapag abroad na or having been abroad

File photo of overseas Filipino workers from AFP

Driver: The story of Mang Owel

May 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Mang Owel s dedication to the Salongas goes beyond the steering wheel Watch the story of how he became a true part of their family

A queer way to grow up

May 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

What others may see as strange she sees as totally normal

The Pope who loved the Filipino youth, family, and chocolate cake

Apr 26, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Always the late John Paul II would ask Archbishop Cruz how the Filipino youth and family are living the faith and would recall the extraordinary welcome he had during his papal visits

POPE JOHN PAUL II. The joint sanctification of popes John Paul II and John XXIII is expected to draw up to 1 million pilgrims and tourists to Rome this weekend. Photo by Ritchie B Tongco/EPA

Financial literacy for overseas Filipinos and kin

Oct 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Nine out of 10 Filipino migrants believe in the benefits of financial education to them and their family members

FINANCIAL LITERACY. The need for a financial literacy campaign rises with the waves of remittances coming in the country. File photo by AFP /Fayez Nureldine

Why do we hate effeminate men?

Sep 26, 2013 - 8:31 AM

When we equate gentleness flamboyance and beauty with inferiority; and when we take softness or eloquence as being emotional and irrational we refuse to let our men have these traits