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U.S., German spies plundered global secrets via Swiss encryption firm – report

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Crypto AG was secretly owned by the US Central Intelligence Agency together with Germany's BND Federal Intelligence Service, reports say

ENCRYPTION SCANDAL. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Lawmakers mull over ages 16 or 18 for minimum age of sexual consent

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:51 PM

One thing is for sure – lawmakers agree the minimum age of sexual consent must be raised from 12 years old, which is the lowest in Southeast Asia

[OPINYON] Bago ka magtanong ng ‘Ilang taon ka na?’

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Tinanong ko, in a very polite manner, kung ilang taon na ang tsuper. Naglitanya si kuya. Kesyo nakakainsulto na raw. Napataas pa ang boses. Nagalit yata sa akin dahil sa pagiging mausisa ko.

[OPINION] Let's talk about aging

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'It's only now that I’m older, with a few more years of life experience under my belt, that I’m beginning to understand that actually, we really ARE all in this together'

What does it mean to regret? How do we get over our regrets?

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?

Miado scores impressive KO victory, stuns Chinese foe

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:16 AM

Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado unleashes a lethal flying knee that brings Chinese Miao Li Tao to dreamland

KILLER BLOW. Jeremy Miado (right) delivers the lone win for the Philippines after knocking out Miao Li Tao. Photo release

Dark magic and puppets: A chat with Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal' creators

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:21 AM

We talk to executive producer Lisa Henson and director Louis Leterrier, the visionaries behind Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' prequel puppet series

Malaysian MPs back lowering voting age to 18

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The Southeast Asian nation is one of a handful of countries around the world that limits voting to those aged over 21, and the change still has to be debated and passed in the country's senate before it can become law

Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:15 PM

According to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the country is on its way to becoming an ageing society. What does this mean for Filipinos?

SLOWLY AGEING. A recent study has shown that the Philippines is on its way to becoming an ageing society.

Sotto refiles bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:08 PM

In refiling the bill, Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the law should be further amended 'to adapt to changing times'

NO TO LOWER MINIMUM AGE. Children'€™s advocates and other groups hold a protest at the main gate of the Senate on January 25, 2019. They are against the bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 years old to 12 years old. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2019 SEA Age Group: PH swimming records best haul in 9 years

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:33 PM

The Philippine swimming team doubles its gold medal haul in the 2019 edition of the regional age group contest

DOUBLE THE GOLD. The Philippine national junior swimming team bags 8 gold medals in the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships. Photo courtesy of Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

PH swimming targets podium finish in 2019 SEA Age group

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The Philippine junior swimming team hopes to surpass its 13-gold medal haul in 2010

PROMISING. Philippines sends 70 junior tankers to the 43rd SEA Age group swimming championships. Photo from Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

PH bags 5 golds in 2019 ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Vic Glysen Derotas and Mark Jay Bacojo sweep their divisions to banner the Philippines' golden haul

CHAMPION. Vic Glysen Derotas sweeps her division to bag one of the Philippines' 5 gold medals. Photo from Facebook

Narrowly getting plane tickets, Filipinos fly for ASEAN chess tilt

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:09 PM

A 57-man Philippine delegation will compete in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Myanmar

YOUNG MINDS. Al-Basher Buto, seeing action in the Under-10, and Jean Antonette Brade, competing in the Under-8 division, wave as they make their way to the ticket counter at NAIA Terminal 2. Photos sent by Bong Buto


WATCH: Teaser trailer for 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

May 31, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The puppet-animated series is set to premiere on Netflix in August

PUPPET ANIMATION. 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' features classic puppetry and cutting-edge visual effects. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Anne Curtis continues to speak up against lowering the age of criminal responsibility

May 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The actress reiterates her stand to instead fully implement the existing Juvenile Justice Welfare Act

CHILDREN NOT CRIMINALS. Anne Curtis speaks out once more against the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

[OPINION] I'm for lowering the minimum age of criminal liability

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Maybe if we have raised conscientious children with morally upright values, even if the minimum age of criminal responsibility is lower than 12 years old, we won't have anything to fear

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Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

Go after syndicates, not children in conflict with the law – Colmenares

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Senatorial candidates Neri Colmenares and Sonny Matula both oppose lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility

NO TO LOWERING MACR. Leftist leader Neri Colmenares is against lowering the minimum criminal liability age. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Why lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility is false compromise

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'

Child Rights Network: Catriona Gray speaks more sense than Panelo on criminal liability age

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:43 AM

The beauty queen earlier said the country should instead address the reasons why children commit crimes

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray attends her homecomin parade on February 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Panelo says Catriona Gray may be 'misinformed' about bill on criminal liability age

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Miss Universe Catriona Gray should not be swayed by administration critics who oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Catriona Gray homecoming

Think twice about lowering age of criminal responsibility – Catriona Gray

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:41 PM

The Filipina beauty queen has worked with and for children in impoverished communities in the past

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines poses for photos during a press conference in Manila on February 20, 2019. - A parade in Gray's honour will be held in Manila on February 21. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Senate bets agree: Bahay Pag-Asa funding needed for children in conflict with law

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Senatorial candidates are divided on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability

WRONG MOVE. Human Rights Watch urges lawmakers in the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.

Children in conflict with the law: On finding hope and fighting fate

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:21 PM

As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law

[OPINION] Don't terrorize children

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Do our lawmakers know that they are trying to pass a law that would demonize angels? Do they know what they are doing?

Leveling expectations between the sexes on Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'

Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Moves to lower the age of criminal liability run counter to the spirit of various Philippine laws which recognize the vulnerability of minors

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Anne Curtis, Daphne Oseña-Paez on lowering age of criminal responsibility: Make current law work

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Anne and Daphne says there is no need in lowering the age from 15 to 12 years old

No time for Congress to pass bill on age of criminal liability before polls

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But there is still a chance for the bill's approval because the 17th Congress is set to resume one last time from May 20 to June 7

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Goin’ Bilibid:' Netizen hits bill lowering age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 8:34 PM

'Anong nangyari sa hustisya? Bakit bubwit ang nagdurusa? Sa mga salot at disgrasya na dulot ng mga daga,' says Lolito Go in his parody song

Sotto hits critics: Lowering minimum age of criminal liability is 'pro-poor'

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Heated debates are expected as the proposal reaches Senate plenary

Senate President Vicente Sotto III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

Watchdog to PH: Don't lower age of criminal responsibility

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Human Rights Watch says such proposal will only expose more Filipino children to a 'broken and debilitating' criminal justice system

PROTECT CHILDREN. Child rights defenders hold a protest action as the House of Representatives debated on proposed legislation to lower the minimum age criminal responsibilty of children. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The pink rooms where cops keep children accused of crimes

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Children accused of crimes stay with cops in these rooms while waiting to be turned over to social welfare offices

SMALL ROOM. The pink room of the Anonas police station only fits two desks for two cops working at a time. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Portrait of the Filipino child as a criminal

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here lies the basic senselessness, ludicrousness, indeed immorality in Gordon’s proposition: How could a nation get built at the cost of the very future, if not the very lives, of its own children?

[OPINION] The duty of the conscious grown-up

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:24 PM

We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless

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11 senators sign recommendation to lower age of criminal responsibility | Midday wRap

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Bea Cupin

Seeing the silver lining in the kids of Tondo

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Let’s stop seeing kids as potential criminals, and instead help them to discover their potentials

PROJECT PINTA. White shirts get colors as children paint their dreams in life. Shirt phtos by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler; logo photo from Project Pinta Facebook page

LOOK: Senate committees recommend 12 years old as minimum age of criminal liability

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:13 PM

(UPDATED) A copy obtained by Rappler shows 11 senators have signed the committee report prepared by Senate justice committee chairperson Richard Gordon

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] 'We have to stand up for the children'

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:18 PM

After performing for prisoners in New York, it broke my heart when one of them said, 'we have nothing but time'

DSWD backs lowering criminal liability age to 12

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:18 PM

'The position of DSWD is aligned with the position of the lawmakers,' says Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista, adding that emphasis should be on rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

VULNERABLE. Children's rights groups warned lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility would leave more kids vulnerable to gaps in the juvenile justice system. Photo from Shutterstock

LIST: How the House voted on lowering criminal liability age

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:03 PM

(UPDATED) Only 34 legislators have said no to the bill that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 12 years old

LOWERING MACR. The House of Representatives approved HB 8858 on 3rd and final reading on January 28, 2019.

Majority of Filipinos want 15 as minimum age of criminal liability – SWS survey

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:38 PM

An SWS survey shows majority of those who disagree with jailing minors say minors should be instead placed under the custody of the social welfare department or its local counterparts

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lawmakers: lowering criminal liability age breaks Filipino core values | Midday wRap

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Gelo Gonzales

PH not civilized if kids treated as criminals – CBCP

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'There is no way we can call ourselves a civilized society if we hold children in conflict with the law criminally liable,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

CBCP OFFICIALS. Officials of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines led by its president, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center), hold a press conference after the CBCP's 118th plenary assembly in Manila. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

What do taking 1st Communion and committing crime have in common?

Jan 29, 2019 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Ex-drug addict and syndicate-member-turned-congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr argues for the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility

WRONG ANALOGY? Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr thinks the First Communion is comparable to lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Screenshot from HOR's YouTube account

[OPINION] A class war masquerading as a war on crime

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:52 AM

The lowering of the age of criminal liability is a draconian effort to control and repress the poor – backed by our society’s upper and middle classes

Guevarra on sending away 12 year olds for drugs: Better sheltered than on streets

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:20 AM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sends its recommendation to Malacañang, backing the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old

JUVENILA JUSTICE. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra backs the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler