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Rappler animated film about Filipina jailed with her baby wins Best Documentary Award

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:26 PM

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas chooses the Rappler animated film best documentary on migration. Awarding ceremonies will be on December 17.

Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Kylie Verzosa enjoys the life of a multihyphenate

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Rappler Talk: #RiseUpTogether and becoming better LGBTQIA+ advocates

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:31 PM

How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?

Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

Kaya Natin holds music festival and advocacy fair on January 26

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership will hold a music festival and advocacy fair at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden on January 26

How inclusion empowers artists with autism

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The products’ designs are seen to spark hope for people with special needs by including them in this endeavor

Megan Young says no marriage plans yet for her and Mikael Daez

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Megan talks about life and her new advocacy on World Smile Day

Moropreneur: Weaving a brighter future for Maguindanao

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:13 PM

By carefully weaving together the natural gifts of the people and the region’s rich culture interventions anchored on empowering communities and the common aspiration to uplift lives a better Maguindanao is possible

#OFWRights: Align OFWs' repatriation with PH economic plans – experts

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity

JOB SEARCH. OFWs search for jobs online inside POEA.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How can we ensure onsite protection for OFWs?

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:14 PM

One suggestion is to leverage the demand for Filipino migrant workers when going into multilateral or bilateral negotiations with host governments

MIGRATION. In this file photo, hundreds of Filipinos line up at a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) where they will register to go overseas to work for better pay in Manila on August 5, 2010. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

#OFWRights: Duterte's migration policy

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:56 PM

More than a year since he sat in office what has President Rodrigo Duterte done to stay true to the promises he made before OFWs?

PH has 'fastest growing' HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:36 PM

85 of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24 year old males having sex with males

PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Collaboration powered by social media

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:27 PM

How crowdfunding and online campaigns contribute to community building – and why you should be part of it

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:31 AM

For one you can’t make a baby without sperm

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:47 PM

They are not going to destroy the corals says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts

TOURISM CHIEF. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says a Nickelodeon theme park will soon rise in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Presidential Photo

Fidget spinners pose choking hazards – environment group

May 20, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Fidget spinners are fun to play with But their small parts may not be tightly secured can come off and get ingested by kids warns environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

We re getting to know the first Mister Gay World titleholder from the Philippines – tune in

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

UPDATED Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and reproductive health

After Women’s March Jakarta, here are 10 ways feminists can stay active

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:01 PM

One of the Women s March organizers gives tips on how to stay involved and how to keep the momentum going in your daily lives

NO TO VIOLENCE. 'However we dress, wherever you go, yes means yes and no means no.' Photo by Diego Mahameru Batara/Rappler

WATCH: Young athletes use sports to teach kids discipline

Feb 21, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Youth Sports Advocacy uses sports to transform kids to become better individuals Some of their trainees have become varsity players in their respective schools

TEAM WORK. Youth Sports Advocacy coaches give basketball drills to children. Photo courtesy of YSA

MovePH 2016: Online campaigns and the communities they served

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:10 PM

As 2016 ends we in MovePH highlight the online campaigns we’ve launched and their impact on the communities that we continue to serve

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE. Rappler's 20 core Movers with the MovePH team pose for a photo after the 3-day training. Photo from Rappler

The long road to education

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:37 PM

In Tarlac’s Sitio Burog Elementary School Aeta students willingly make a long trek across mud and dirt just to learn

#ShareLove this holiday season, one good deed at a time

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Check out this list of organizations with charitable activities you can join this Christmas

Rappler Talk: Millennials, technology, advocacy

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Clarissa Delgado of Teach For The Philippines and Gian Dela Rama of Innovantage Inc discuss working with millennials and how this generation is shaping the future Watch our live interview on September 13 1:30 pm

Rappler Talk: Robin Padilla – from 'Bad Boy' to advocate

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Actor Robin Padilla talks about his advocacies and other issues that matter to him

Rebel or missionary? 'Senior NPA member' arrested in Cebu

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The police arrest Adelfa Toledo an alleged senior NPA member in Cebu City but the suspect and her supporters claim she is Amelia Amy Pond a missionary and educator to Lumads

Iloilo advocacy groups commit to use X

Aug 15, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Iloilo will be the first city outside of Luzon that will take advantage of X During the event MovePH partners with the the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines – Iloilo chapter for the HIV AIDS advocacy in the region

X MARKS THE SPOT. Advocacy groups in Iloilo commit to use X for the advocacies. Photo by Carlo Evidente/Humans of Iloilo

DLSU CommCon 2.0: How stories, communities can spark change

Aug 01, 2016 - 3:34 PM

The narrative of a story really changes as more people get involved with it You don’t even attempt to contain it it gains a life of its own…so how it is framed and received is critical

STORYTELLING. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks about how communities and creative storytelling can change the status quo. Photo by Janelle Paris/ Rappler

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

#StrongerTogether: Student councils to hold national Youth Rights Assembly

Jul 22, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Chairman Chito Gascon of the Commission on Human Rights is keynote speaker

ASEAN architect urges Filipino colleagues to be 'globally competitive'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Only 52 out of the 39 000 registered architects in the Philippines are accredited to practice in other ASEAN countries

Recall Teehankee DFA appointment, labor groups ask Duterte

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

UPDATED Teehankee says No harm was intended and all wages as sanctioned by Philippine and Swiss regulations have been long paid and settled

DFA USEC. Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee photo from his Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach visits UN headquarters in New York

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Pia attends the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS plus meets Department of Health secretary Janette Garin

The 'OFWS' agenda: Recommendations for next president

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Migrants rights groups propose an agenda for OFWs meant to guide voters and candidates in the May 2016 elections

From Basilan to Forbes: The young scientist behind biodegradable plastic bags

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Forbes Magazine s young game changers under 30 include Amin Hataman the ARMM governor s 15 year old son who invented biodegradable bags made from coconut by product

Celebrity climate advocates use star power to boost UN talks

Dec 09, 2015 - 2:04 PM

The likes of Alec Baldwin and Leonardo DiCaprio are using their influence to magnify the significance of the global meeting in France

Actor Alec Baldwin speaking to a journalist at the sidelines of the UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, France, December 8, 2015. KD Suarez/Rappler

Miss Possibilities: Where every girl gets a crown

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:03 PM

As the first pageant for girls with special needs in Asia Miss Possibilities celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each participant

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

From medicine to movies: Aspiring doctors make advocacy film

Oct 08, 2015 - 12:26 PM

A group of Ateneo medical students produce their own film entitled Mga Kwentong Tsubibo to explore the very context in which health is accessed and delivered the social cultural and economic factors

#COP21 climate action: 1 million voices from PH to Paris

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The pledges to be gathered will be presented by the youth commission s Dindong Dantes and climate change commission s Lucille Sering to French President Francois Holland at the Paris climate summit

‘Lending a paw’ is easier than you think

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Take a photo with your pet and help another animal in need

How to fight HIV: Show you care or sow fear?

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Educating people encouraging them to practice safer sex and making HIV testing and condoms widely accessible are more sustainable solutions to stopping HIV

AGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan TanAGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan Tan

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

PH team reaps medals at Thailand Karate Open

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:39 PM

The Philippine karatekas who competed against 600 athletes from 30 other countries win a total of 4 gold 8 silver and 12 bronze medals

PH TEAM. The 50-member delegations pulls off a good performance at the Thailand Karate Open. Photo courtesy of Reymund Lee Reyes

When is it your story?

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:56 PM

MovePH as Rappler s civic engagement arm embraces people who have stories to tell and helps them with their advocacies

CBCP on gay marriage ruling: Church cares for all

Jun 28, 2015 - 12:28 AM

While sticking to Church doctrine Catholic bishops vow to revisit our concepts and presuppositions after the US Supreme Court favored same sex marriage

PRIDE MARCH. Filipinos join a march to celebrate gay pride in the Philippines on June 27, 2015, a day after the US Supreme ruled that gay marriage is legal. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

12 best quotes, excerpts from #LoveWins decision

Jun 27, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The Court s opinion articulates why the law could no longer block what the justices call a fundamental right See 12 quotes and excerpts here:

Iloilo rides for a human trafficking-free Philippines

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Over 300 cyclists enthusiasts and advocates gather at the provincial capitol grounds in Iloilo to campaign against human trafficking

More than 300 cycling enthusiasts and advocates join the campaign to end human-trafficking. All photos by Lea Prodigo

Inter-university debate on legalization of medical marijuana

May 30, 2015 - 4:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This interactive exhibition debate serves to generate discourse and create awareness on House Bill No 4477 or The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act

EU business leaders present ‘wish list’ to PH gov’t

May 12, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The European Union releases its first industry driven advocacy paper addressing specific regulatory issues that hamper a more favorable market environment The Philippine government vows to heed the appeal