Youth - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Youth


Youth groups vow to fight implementation of anti-terror law

Jul 04, 2020 - 11:03 AM

'Kakalampagin natin ang Korte Suprema. Lalaban ulit tayo sa Kongreso,' says Katapat, echoing fellow youth groups in the country following the signing of the anti-terror law

YOUTH FIGHT BACK. Student activist from various schools join militant groups for the Grand Mañanita protest rally at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC on June 12, 2020 as the contry celebrate its 122nd Independence Day. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Masungi reforestation project shortlisted for international sustainability award

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Masungi Geopark Project is the lone finalist from Asia for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award

FINALIST. Masungi Geopark Project is one of 5 global finalists for the WIN WIN International Youth Sustainability Awards. Photo fromMasungi Georeserve Foundation

Indigenous youth find ways to help communities hit by pandemic

Jun 13, 2020 - 3:32 PM

Several indigenous youth in South and Southeast Asia take the challenge of responding to the needs of their communities

AID. Young people provide food aid to Karen communities living in n Northern Thailand in May. Photo from Phnom Thano of the Indigenous Media Network

‘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

Virus fallout takes heavy toll on young workers

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A study indicates that a majority of young people expect to suffer the consequences of the coronavirus crisis in the future – more than any other generation

Retail workers move rails of clothes between stores on Oxford Street in London on June 12, 2020, as non essential retailers, made to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare to re-open on June 15. - Britain's economy shrank by more than a fifth in April from March, official data showed Friday, as the first full month of coronavirus lockdown ravaged activity. Gross domestic product nosedived by a record 20.4 percent from the previous month, after a 5.8-percent contraction in March, the Office for National Statistics said. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Youth groups demand NYC chair resignation

Jun 08, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Youth groups say the National Youth Commission 'should not be led by an individual who gravely misrepresents the Filipino youth and shows no clear concern for their welfare'

Photo from National Youth Commission website

Police take down post red-tagging youth journalist

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:24 PM

But Youth Act Now Against Tyranny Baguio says the takedown is 'too late'

National Youth Commission employees demand a competent leader

Jun 06, 2020 - 3:28 PM

In a statement addressed to the youth, the NYC Employees Association says that the agency faces a challenging time with Ryan Enriquez as chairperson

Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-seok's newest series will stream on Netflix

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:20 AM

The new series will premiere outside of South Korea via Netflix

UPCOMING SHOW. Park So-dam, Park Bo-gum, and Byeon Woo-seok will star in 'Record of Youth.' Photo via Netflix/courtesy of each talent's management

Pandemic creating 'lockdown generation' as 1 in 6 youths stop work – U.N.

May 27, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Young people are facing a 'triple shock' from the coronavirus crisis, which is not only destroying their employment but also disrupting education and training

NOW JOBLESS. Jace Gentry, 21, from Hornbeck, Louisiana, is pictured in front of his trailer in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on May 6, 2020. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

Cebuano youth seek to help local communities understand COVID-19

May 20, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Visayan Youth Matters makes it their mission to help local communities better understand the current health crisis by translating important information about COVID-19 in local languages

HELP. Visayan Youth Matters distributes brochures along with relief goods to help promote a better awareness of the coronavirus crisis. All photos from Visayan Youth Matters

Children deal with abuse, fears of coronavirus in 'Houses of Hope'

May 19, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Rights groups call for the urgent release of children dealing with abusive conditions in some youth detention centers, now compounded by the coronavirus threat

Cordillera youth seek to protect frontliners with improvised face masks amid shortage

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Cordillera Youth Brigade hopes that through their simple efforts, frontliners will have ample protection so they can go home to their families safely

All photos from Cordillera Youth Brigade

U.N. warns of virus impact on swelling youth unemployment

Mar 10, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The International Labour Organization warns there would be 'severe consequences for young people in terms of job opportunities' if the virus-related consumption squeeze continues

A group of activist demostrating against unemployment in Nairobi, Kenya on October 9, 2019. - A lack of jobs, especially for youth, has slowed down the economy to a point where unemployed adults depend on the small working class group that is stretching family resources and consuming savings for future investments. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

These Filipinas use their passion to empower marginalized women

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Three Filipina changemakers share their inspirational journeys in making it their mission to empower women and provide them with more opportunities in the face of discrimination, violence, and gender inequality

Photos from Djonald Andrade, Atilano's Instagram account, and Rappler

Indigenous youth in Asia Pacific find strength in unity

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:32 AM

'It’s your community that gave you identity. It should be a self-obligatory response to give back to them,' shares Jal Mustari, an indigenous youth from Marawi City

Comelec affirms Duterte Youth's Cardema ineligible to sit in Congress

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:05 PM

The Commission on Elections en banc puts to rest contentious issues raised by Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's attempts to sit in Congress as a youth representative

INELIGIBLE. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema in a press conference in August 2019. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program

PH speed skater Julian Macaraeg eyes first Winter Olympics medal

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Teen speed skater Julian Macaraeg targets a bigger goal despite falling short of a podium finish in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

BIG DREAMS. Filipino Julian Macaraeg makes history as the country's first speed skater in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Philippine Short Track Speed Skating team

Youth Olympics ceremony performer improving after horror fall – IOC

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:49 PM

The condition of a figure skater who fell from 16 feet during rehearsals of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics opening ceremony has 'improved a little'

Photo by Fabrice/Coffrini/AFP

Youth Olympics ceremony performer's life 'in danger' after horror fall

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:56 AM

A female skater suffers severe injuries after falling to the ice from 16 feet during rehearsals of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games opening ceremony

UNFORTUNATE. The International Olympic Committee says it's 'saddened' of the accident. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

[OPINION] To improve the Philippines, Filipinos should have something to live for

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Do you have any intention or ambition to contribute to the country?

Malaya FC bags 4 titles in YFL Season 3

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Malaya FC dominates the under-11, under-15, under-17, and under-19 categories of the Youth Football League

DOMINANCE. Malaya FC becomes a force to be reckoned in the Youth Football League. Photo from release

Makati FC vies for Asiana Cup boys under-11 title

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The multi-titled youth football team looks to pick up another crown after ruling the Borneo Cup

WINNING WAYS. Makati FC hopes to cap the year with another crown. Photo release

Comelec to hear petition seeking to cancel Duterte Youth registration

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Petitioners say Duterte Youth is the only organization since the institution of the party list to have been granted registration without completing publication and hearing requirements

LEGAL BATTLES. Duterte Youth's seat in the 18th Congress remains vacant as the party faces several complaints filed against it at the Comelec. Photo by Jire Carreon

'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

Comelec summons Cardema over 'misrepresentation' for trying to be youth nominee

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Commission on Elections' Law Department issues a subpoena ordering Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema to attend a hearing, after a complaint was filed against him for material misrepresentation

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections headquarters at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police form task force to investigate Pasay youth disappearances

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Pasay City police see a pattern in the case of the missing youth

TASK FORCE. File photo of a police station in Pasay City. From the PasayPulis Facebook

Comelec's Guanzon: 'No legal basis' to accept Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 27, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon maintains that Ronald Cardema's notice of withdrawal cannot be valid in the first place since it was filed 4 months past the deadline

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's withdrawal of his nomination was done past the deadline at the close of polls on election day. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec accepts Duterte Youth chair Cardema's withdrawal of nomination

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Despite this, Duterte Youth will not yet be able to assume a seat in the House of Representatives as the Commission on Elections has yet to issue the group's certificate of proclamation

OUT OF HOUSE. Former Youth Commissioner and Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema earlier moved to withdraw his nomination despite months of asserting its validity before the Comelec. File Photo by Jire Carreon

DigiCon 2019 highlights bravery and digital transformation in the post-digital world

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Ready for DigiCon 2020? Tickets are on sale now!

Youth organization to hold SDG Bayanihan Summit

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With 'bayanihan' at the core of our culture and identity, 2030 Youth Force Philippines aims to gather hundreds of advocates and partners to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Creating the next digital pros: IMMAP holds Digital Youth Congress 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Gen Z may have been born into digital. But can they tell why and how things work in this landscape?

Greta's truth-telling and Bolsonaro's politics of denial

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Climate change, the Amazon, and Metro Manila congestion

'Kapag may isa, maraming sumusunod': Leading a Philippine youth climate strike

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg captured the world’s attention with her solo protest and chilling speeches. Five Filipino activists tell their stories on how they gained courage in one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Photo by Bea Tulagan

Poll lawyer vows to challenge Duterte Youth's moves 'till the end'

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'Never nangyari na ganito kasama 'yung situation na binaboy nang husto 'yung party list system,' Eeection lawyer Emil Marañon says of the Duterte Youth's attempts to enter Congress

POLL LAWYER. Election lawyer Emil Marañon in a Rappler Talk on September 23, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

Not yet proclaimed, Duterte Youth uses House seal to represent itself

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:20 PM

This is a misrepresentation, considering that the Comelec has yet to issue the group's certificate of proclamation, which is a requirement for a nominee to assume a seat in the House

EMBATTLED PARTY. Duterte Youth members and party chair Ronald Cardema (front, center) hold a press conference on August 17, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon

Poll lawyer urges Comelec: Rectify errors with Duterte Youth

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:12 PM

'We keep on making a lot of exceptions to accommodate certain people and because of this, what will happen to our rules? Who will respect it?' says election lawyer Emil Marañon

IN LIMBO. Duterte Youth's seat in the House of Representatives remains vacant pending several petitions lodged against it and its nominees.  File photo by Jire Carreon

The tale of the disappearing ube jam

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The favorite pasalubong from Baguio brings home the argument about climate change

Guanzon: Travesty to allow new Duterte Youth substitutes

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The Commission on Elections 'must, with all its might, resist any attempt at manipulation by those who are consumed by their own ignoble self-interest,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec approves Duterte Youth's new substitute nominees

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) This comes despite Comelec rules stating the deadline for withdrawals and substitution of nominees of party-list groups is before the close of polls on election day

DUTERTE YOUTH. The Comelec approves the second wave of substitute nominees for Duterte Youth. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Election lawyer Emil Marañon on what's next for Duterte Youth's Cardema

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon opposes Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's congressional bid. Watch Rappler's interview with him on Monday, September 23.

Be decision-makers, ex-New Zealand PM Clark urges youth

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'You have to start looking at how you can enter the political structures, how you will bring your ideas into them,' former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark tells young citizens

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photos by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

Ex-poll chair Brillantes urges Comelec: Don't act on Cardema's withdrawal yet

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Former poll chair Sixto Brillantes Jr and election lawyer Emil Marañon also ask the Comelec to probe into Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema's allegations against Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth's nominee

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid, citing Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon's 'public harassment' as the reason for his withdrawal

WITHDRAW NOMINATION. Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema makes a move to end his own congressional bid. Photo by Jire Carreon

LIST: Mobilizations for 2019 Philippine climate strike

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Environmental groups lead the call for climate justice through climate strikes happening around the country

Comelec asked to disqualify Duterte Youth from party list

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The petitioners argue Duterte Youth's party-list registration should be deemed void from the beginning as it failed to meet jurisdictional requirements of publication and public hearing

'VOID AB INITIO.' Youth leaders files their petition seeking to cancel the registration of Duterte Youth on September 3, 2019. Photo from election lawyer Emilio Marañon III

Guanzon vows to file libel case vs Cardema

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'You can file libel within 365 days so I'll file libel on the 364th day so that it will give him suspense,' says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LEGAL ACTION. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Guanzon on speaking out vs Cardema: 'It's my duty to defend Comelec'

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:19 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon addresses Duterte Youth chair Ronald Cardema' allegations against her, saying he's only trying to distract everyone from the fact that he is unqualified to sit in Congress

DEFENDING COMELEC. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a Rappler Talk interview on August 23, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler