Life - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Life

ARTICLE FINDER

'Worst trend' in decades: Most Filipinos say quality of life got worse in past year

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:38 PM

In the 135 surveys the Social Weather Stations has run on the same issue over 37 years, the May 2020 probe has the highest percentage of respondents who believe their quality of life got worse

QUALITY OF LIFE. In this file photo, residents look out of windows at an informal settlers' community in Manila on March 18, 2016. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Paragua strikes back, tops Lichess Quarantine Charity chess tourney

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:19 PM

US-based Mark Paragua boosts his bid to rejoin the Philippine chess team

Sign of the times: Funeral parlor announces GCQ

May 30, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Some comments say in jest that St Peter Life Plans and Chapels – more than the government – is 'taking care of us’

Netflix to adapt new, as-yet untranslated Elena Ferrante novel

May 13, 2020 - 10:27 PM

Netflix and Fandango are joining together to develop a series based on the new book 'The Lying Life of Adults'

Google building self-check website for coronavirus

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Verily Life Sciences is testing a 'tool to help triage individuals for COVID-19 testing,' Google confirms on Twitter

'Bad Boys for Life' review: Charming, funny, mostly entertaining

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'There are times when it feels like they made a checklist of things that would make middle-aged nostalgia-driven movie-goers laugh, and they just went through the list'

FOR LIFE. Old and new converge in the newest movie from the franchise. Photo from the movie trailer

Sun Life celebrates 125th anniversary with 5 million insured Filipinos

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:28 PM

A grand concert musical written and directed by Floy Quintos was also held to celebrate this milestone

WATCH: Volunteers serve hot meals to Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32 PM

Adding a human touch to food relief – a warm, freshly cooked meal instead of sardines in a can – goes a long way to uplift evacuees' spirits, volunteers say

HOT MEALS. Volunteers cook and serve comfort food to Taal Volcano evacuees in Batangas. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Trump to become first U.S. president to attend anti-abortion March for Life

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Abortion rights activists accuse Trump of an anti-abortion agenda, and express anxiety that the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion is under threat

TRUE PRO. A supporter of the US president wears a t-shirt reading "pro God, pro gun, pro life, pro Trump" as he attends a "Keep America Great" rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on October 17, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

Fame, infamy, and everything in between: Philippine showbiz newsmakers of 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here's a roundup of Philippine showbiz news in 2019

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Alien life is out there, but our theories are probably steering us away from it

Jan 04, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What we notice depends, quite heavily sometimes, on our theories, concepts, background beliefs, and prior expectations

IN MEMORIAM 2019: Farewell to the veterans

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Their legacy lives on forever

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

8 history-makers in politics, climate and humanitarian activism, music, and astronomy who were unknown in 2018

THE BRAVES. This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across7 districts. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

LIST: 8 new international restaurants that Filipinos lined up for in 2019

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM

2019 was definitely a year of food for Manila's most rabid, patient foodies – the lines for these international food chains say it all

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

2019: A year in showbiz kalat

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Or the year that made us all wish we still had 'The Buzz'

Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

LOOK: These 7 milk tea-flavored treats are for the milk tea-obsessed

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

From wintermelon donuts, milk tea cheesecake, and milk tea bingsu – it's 2019, and we still can't get enough of milk tea!

BTS, EXO most tweeted about K-pop groups in PH for 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:22 PM

In 3rd place is BLACKPINK! Did your favorite group make it to Twitter Philippines' list?

Maine Mendoza, Maymay Entrata most tweeted about PH celebs of 2019

Dec 12, 2019 - 8:14 PM

The two are followed by Kisses Delavin and Alden Richards

Hotpot vs bread: the culinary symbols of Hong Kong's political divide

Nov 30, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Activists bring loaves of 'Life Bread' – a local brand beloved by Hong Kongers – to demonstrations, or leave them next to protest walls after a video of a police officer taunting protesters went viral

LIFE BREAD. A man wears a 'Winnie the Pooh' mask and hold a loaf of Life Bread as he joins others in a lunchtime flash mob rally in the Cheung Sha Wan district in Hong Kong on November 29, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Coldplay's no-tour decision highlights growing climate change awareness

Nov 23, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The band's recent cancellation of their tour over 'environmental concerns' is the latest sign of climate change activism in the music industry

Titan: First global map uncovers secrets of a potentially habitable moon of Saturn

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Understanding the distribution of landscapes documented in the global map is a vital step towards understanding the environments and history of this amazing world

TITAN. Titan imaged in the near infrared by the Cassini orbiter on November 13, 2015. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho

Coldplay cancels tour over 'environmental concerns'

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'We're taking time to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable but how can it be actively beneficial,' Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says on the band's concerns over the 'environmental impact of concerts'

Drug overdoses driving down U.S. life expectancy – health officials

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Americans have lost almost 4 months of longevity since 2014, the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says

[OPINYON] Isinulat habang nakahiga sa banig ng karamdaman at natauhan

Oct 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Hindi masama ang matauhan. Katunayan, dapat ngang paminsan-minsan ay matauhan tayo mula sa, halimbawa, lubos nating sinasambang pulitiko. Lumayo sa ideyang tagapagligtas ang pinuno.

'Killings continue': Rights group urge ICC to open investigation of drug war

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The group also urges the ICC prosecutor to 'cooperate' with the United Nations Human Rights Council which is conducting its own inquiry into the drug war killings in the Philippines

EJKs. Families of victims of extraudicial killings call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pursue an investigation into the rising drug war deaths in the Philippines. Photo by Micah Guiao/Rappler

[OPINION] UP’s Kobe Paras and the struggles of American life

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The way Kobe described his US life is what the vast majority of OFWs/immigrants experience: unending challenges, isolation, despair, hope, trials, momentary success, and seizing of the few available opportunities

ROUNDTABLE: How partnerships enrich lives

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

No one makes it through life alone – having a partner can make life more fulfilling! Watch our roundtable discussion on September 30, 4 pm onwards.

The only piece of advice you’ll need if you’re adulting

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:39 PM

We know it’s hard. Here’s a way to cope with it.

The trouble with YOLO

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Time will always move regardless of what we do. But this tyranny of the present is cutting us off from the future we want.

Moon rocks can help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Moon craters can hold the key to explaining how complex, multi-cellular organisms evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, affording unimaginable insights into our planet’s biological past

Not sure about the life path you’re on? Here are some things you need to know

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Choosing which way to go can be tough. To make things a little easier, read up on some life lessons from Bianca Gonzalez and Globe’s #PaanoBaToLive.

Globe's Paano ba 'To with Bianca Gonzales in Taguig City on August 16, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Educating for Life holds 'No Place Like Home' convention 2019

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Educating for Life, in partnership with Moneygment and SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, presents this year the No Place Like Home Philippine Homeschool Convention

Itching to explore options outside of your day job? 53.7% of Filipinos feel the same

Aug 14, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Why 'Fine, but could be better' shouldn't be enough

Why you need a life partner – and not necessarily the romantic kind

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

We all value independence. But there are some things we can’t do alone.

A layer of 'aerogel' could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here's why we should wait

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Ideas for changing or 'terraforming' Mars, by introducing an atmospheric greenhouse effect to warm it, have been around for a long time

Artist concept of settlement on Mars. NASA

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Jul 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'We were ready to let him go,' says his nephew Francois Lambert

END OF LIFE SUPPORT. A picture taken on July 11, 2019 shows the Sebastopol hospital in Reims, eastern France, on the day Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade has died. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

International laws spell out duty to rescue persons at sea

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:19 AM

This duty 'can be considered as another side of the right to life, which every individual enjoys under human rights law,' according to a 2016 paper

'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Duterte Youth's Cardema already proclaims himself congressman on Facebook

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LIFE UPDATE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema declares himself a congressman though the Comelec en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. File photo of Cardema by Rappler

Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?

May 18, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Forty-six years after its landmark Roe v Wade decision, the high court is at the heart of a heated offensive led by states with conservative majorities who oppose the voluntary termination of pregnancy

PROTEST. Activist Tamara Stevens with the Handmaids Coalition of Georgia leaves the Georgia Capitol after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) addressed an event to speak out against the recently passed "heartbeat" bill on May 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by John Amis / AFP

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000 – World Health Organization

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide

World Bank to aid Philippines in fight against plastic

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Amid the government's ongoing rehabilitation activities in Manila Bay and its tributaries, the World Bank is stepping in to help as well

PLASTIC IN THE SEA. Several sachets of toothpaste, shampoo, coffee and food seasoning, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins and generic plastic bags pollute the area along the Verde Island Passage on March 7, 2019. Photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace