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#Women2020 summit celebrates Filipina changemakers of the next decade

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Press release: The summit aims to spark conversations on the intersectional issues that women in the Philippines and Asia are facing

Women's org launches pledge site for girl empowerment

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Teen pregnancy and mental health seminars, sports clubs, and capacity-building workshops are among the initiatives the public can pledge funds to

INVEST IN HER. Spark Philippines launches their pledge website for women-oriented initiatives on October 10. Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

QC, SEAOIL Foundation, SPARK! launch development guide to good GAD governance

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Since its launch in 2017, LIPAD Pinay has engaged over 50 barangay leaders and empowered 160 women micro-entrepreneurs

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT. Women micro-entrepreneurs with QC Mayor Joy Belmonte and Maica Torres of SPARK! Philippines at LIPAD Pinay Replication Manual Launch on October 4. Photo courtesy of SPARK! Philippines.

SPARK! Philippines to hold mental health talk series on women, LGBTQ+

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors

[OPINION] Ride and prejudice

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Transportation brings us to places and thus, we move forward. I hope that we all move forward to a society where there is no prejudice of who does what.

Roche to buy US gene therapy group Spark for $4.3 billion

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Spark Therapeutics specializes in gene therapies for genetic diseases such as blindness, hemophilia, and neurodegenerative diseases

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears.

LGBTQ+ community takes pride to Mindanao

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'I believe that it’s about time to rise together against discrimination, exclusion, and violence,' says Mindanao Pride founder, Hamilcar Chanjueco

MINDANAO PRIDE. The logo of Mindanao Pride. Image from Mindanao Pride Facebook page

PH football club Meralco Manila ceases operations

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Team leaders including Azkal Curt Dizon, former azkals Simon Greatwich and Daniel Gadia will be seeking new teams as FC Meralco closes down

CEASING OPERATIONS. FC Meralco Manila has folded up after several years as one of the top pro clubs in the Philippines. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

Finals berth, AFC Cup slot at stake as Sparks and Global clash

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The match on December 9, 7 pm in Rizal Memorial is the second leg of a semi-final encounter between Meralco and Global

CLASH. Spark Connor Tacagni duels for possession with Cebu's Wesley Dos Santos.

Rappler wins global content marketing awards

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Rappler’s marketing arm, BrandRap, wins at The Spark Awards 2017 and Native Advertising Awards 2017

WATCH: Alisah Bonaobra returns to 'X Factor UK' as wildcard entry

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Alisah performs Jordin Sparks' 'This Is My Now'

The persisting culture of sexism towards the WNBA

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Instead of people commenting praises for the Minnesota Lynx's championship victory, Facebook soon became a hotbed for machismo-driven witticism

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The Minnesota Lynx won their 4th WNBA championship, but they couldn't escape the typical chauvinistic comments on social media which seek to minimize the achievements of female athletes. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

The Spark Project to offer new crowdfunding methods in March 2017

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Starting March the Spark Project is set to offer donations based and investment type crowdfunding methods

CROWDFUNDING. The Spark Project Team, headed by CEO and Founder Patch Dulay (leftmost), is ready for its ‘best year yet’, 2017. Photo by Angela Casco/ Rappler

Football: So, how's that national league coming along?

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The upcoming Philippines Football League is getting closer to becoming a reality

NEW LEAGUE. The Loyola Meralco Sparks hold tryouts on Wednesday at McKinley Hill Stadium in preparation for the upcoming Philippines National League. The league is "90 percent" certain to push through this season, says Nonong Araneta, signaling a transformation for Philippine club football. Image by Bob Guerrero

IN PHOTOS: Stars attend Obama's farewell party at White House

Jan 08, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Nick Jonas Jordin Sparks Usher Kelly Rowland Olivia Wilde and more attend the party held before the Obamas move out

WATCH: A crowdfunding platform for PH start-ups

Dec 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

By bridging the gap between idea and capital The Spark Project is helping a new generation of entrepreneurs develop ventures that go beyond profit

Move Awards 2016: Millennials who #InspireCourage

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Last November 11 Rappler recognized 5 exemplary individuals who have made waves in their fields and communities

WNBA admits ref mistake helped decide championship

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:20 AM

A missed shot clock violation in the final 75 seconds helped the Los Angeles Sparks win the WNBA Finals

CHAMPIONS. The Los Angeles Sparks prevailed in 5 games over the Minnesota Lynx with some luck from the refereeing. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

WNBA: Sparks topple Lynx to claim elusive WNBA title

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Candace Parker scores 28 and Nneka Ogwumke drills the game winner to lead the Sparks to the title

Estrada to Duterte: Push for nationwide curfew on minors

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada makes the suggestion after the Supreme Court issued a TRO on curfew ordinances in Manila Navotas City and Quezon City

NATIONWIDE CURFEW. Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) says if President Rodrigo Duterte implements the curfew on minors, all local chief executives would have to follow it.

Youth group asks SC to stop curfews in 3 cities

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The ordinances in Manila Quezon City and Navotas are curtailing a person’s right to liberty and travel says the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan

Youth group camps out in QC Hall to protest curfew on minors

Jul 03, 2016 - 7:43 AM

Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan protests the implementation of various ordinances in Metro Manila dubbed as Oplan RODY or Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths

FOR THE KIDS. Youth activists light candles in Quezon City Hall on Friday, July 1, to protest against curfews on minors. Photo by Dwight de Leon/ Rappler

Gameplan: Football clinic urges peace among different religions

May 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Two hundred kids from Mindanao arrive in Manila and discover the unifying language of football

UFL Cup quarters preview: Why a little bit of hatin' is good

Mar 31, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The UFL Elite Eight is on this weekend and one match stands out as a tasty derby contest: Kaya versus Loyola

Share the Spark!

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Join the Belle de Jour Power Planner’s 10th year Edition Launch on October 18 at SM MOA Music Hall

[Executive Edge] Succeed, fail as entrepreneur via a board game

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The UPSTART board game tries to capture the real life experience and struggles of setting up a business and more

Do you want to save a heritage house?

Jun 28, 2015 - 7:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The group envisions Kasa Boix to be adaptively reused as a community cum creative space for the residents of Quiapo and to serve as a model of conserving other heritage sites

Unlock your entrepreneurial dreams through 'The Spark Project’

Jun 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM

For over two years now the Spark Project has raised P2 2 million for 21 projects from more than 1 000 backers

UFL Cup adds a different flavor to Pinoy club football

May 21, 2015 - 1:34 AM

Leagues require teams to be consistent Cups ask for teams to be perfect or perfectly lucky

Global's Marco Casambre (in blue) battles for possession against two Nomads players in UFL Cup action over the weekend. Photo by Bob Guerrero

‘The Longest Ride’ Review: Shallow Sparks

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:10 PM

The latest in the seemingly endless series of Sparks spawned vanilla romances is as reliant on conveniences and cheap emotional tugging as the rest writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Clark powers Kaya in win versus Global

Mar 08, 2015 - 5:36 AM

Louis Clark scores two goals to lead Kaya FC past Global FC in United Football League action

KAYA MO YAN. Kaya FC's Louis Clark scored two goals to lead Kaya past Global. File photo by Mark Cristino

Loyola ships Hartmann to Global for Dizon

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Matt Hartmann will be reunited with his brother Mark Hartmann in Global after the deal between the two big clubs

GLOBAL FC BOUND. Matt Hartmann will be sent to Global FC in exchange for Curt Dizon. Photo from Hartmann's Facebook page

Phil Younghusband optimistic about Loyola's title chances

Feb 17, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Bucking a slow start Phil Younghusband believes the Loyola FC has a good chance the UFL title as he returns from a hamstring strain

Loyola FC's Phil Younghusband dribbles the ball. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino/Rappler

Loyola, Stallion slip past UFL foes

Feb 09, 2015 - 9:35 AM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Stallion FC both slashed three points onto their belts after inching away from their opponents

Loyola Meralco Sparks bag PFF-Smart national title

Feb 01, 2015 - 1:36 AM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC capped off an impressive run by snatching the 2014 2015 Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship trophy away from Global FC by the score of 2 0

The Loyola Meralco Sparks celebrate their PFF championship win. Photo from Loyola's Facebook <span class="attribution"></span>

Global, Loyola set for PFF-Smart finals showdown

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Global FC and Loyola Meralco Sparks FC overcame their foes in the semi final round to arrange a showdown on Saturday for the PFF National title

Mark Hartmann of Global FC attacks against Ceres. Photo from PFF

Loyola, Ceres advance to PFF semis

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Ceres La Salle FC have qualified to advance to the semis of the Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship after finishing as the two two teams of Group A

NEXT ROUND. Ceres FC has advanced to the semis after making the top two of Group A. Photo from Ceres Facebook

Loyola takes top spot in Group B with Ceres win

Jan 25, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Phil Younghusband scores the only goal of the match

Loyola FC's Phil Younghusband dribbles the ball. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino/Rappler

Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks, wife break up

Jan 07, 2015 - 10:46 AM

This of course was not a decision we ve made lightly he says

Your business dreams can come true with crowdfunding

Dec 27, 2014 - 7:46 AM

Learn how 5 entrepreneurs pursue their business ideas by raising capital through crowdfunding

Global, Ceres to meet in UFL FA League Cup final

Nov 05, 2014 - 12:59 AM

Reigning UFL champions Global FC will face Ceres La Salle in the inaugural UFL FA League Cup final

Loyola's Phil Younghusband is dejected after Global FC eliminates his team from the UFL FA League Cup. Photo by Mark Cristino

Phil Younghusband scores brace as Loyola escapes Stallion

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:42 AM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC outran Stallion FC in the dying minutes of their goal clad match to end their UFL FA League Cup group stage campaign on a high note

SPARKED. Phil Younghusband of Meralco scored two goals to lead his team to victory. Photo by Mark Cristino

‘The Best of Me’ Review: Here's another Nicholas Sparks movie

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:25 PM

It’s a love story that is about as formulaic as powdered milk but made with a lot less love writes Zig Marasigan

DAWSON. James Marsden plays the grown-up Dawson in the movie

Ceres slips past Loyola in UFL FA League Cup

Oct 03, 2014 - 3:46 AM

Ceres FC’s Kim Jin Ho scored the game s only goal as his team earned a narrow victory over Loyola Meralco Sparks FC

Ceres players celebrate after Jin Ho Kim's goal against Loyola. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PH companies win big in Spark Awards

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Philippine companies bag awards in this year s Spark Awards celebrates best practices in media solutions products and services

Rappler bags triple win in Singapore Spark awards

Aug 29, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Rappler s WHIPIT campaign beats social media titans Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn in the Best Media Solution – Social Media category and bags double bronze awards for Best Content Team and Best Media Solution – Online

SPARK AWARDS. Vying against bigwigs like Facebook and Linkedin and other media outlets in Southeast Asia, Rappler emerged victorious with one gold and two bronzes

National Football Club Championship kicks off August 22

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The Philippine Football Federation announced the launch of the 2014 National Football Club Championship which kicks off August 22

From left to right: PFF tournaments department head Cyril Dupitas, General Secretary Edwin Castanes and Smart Sports Senior Marketing Manager Christopher John Quimpo answer questions from the media. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

UFL: Kaya, Stallion snatch early lead in Charity Cup semis

Jul 20, 2014 - 3:07 AM

Stallion FC and Kaya FC each earned an early lead after sneaking past their rivals in the first leg of the semifinal round of the UFL Football Alliance Charity Cup

UNRELENTING. Kaya FC's Thomas Taylor pounding the stifling defense of Loyola FC en route to a hat trick. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Healing the wounds of Haiyan through art

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A group of volunteers use art as a tool for healing the trauma of Typhoon Haiyan