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LOOK: Max Collins, Pancho Magno introduce son Skye Anakin

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:58 AM

The couple welcome Skye Anakin on July 6

Johnson & Johnson told to pay $2.1 billion over cancer-causing talc powder

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The Missouri Court of Appeals upholds the awarding of damages, saying Johnson & Johnson 'knowingly' sold products with asbestos

BABY POWDER. In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson's baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson sits on a table in San Anselmo, California, on October 18, 2019. Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ trailer brings the 90s classic back

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:48 PM

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are headed to our screens soon!

FRIENDS FOREVER. 'The Baby-Sitters Club' returns for a new generation of viewers. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Hug me tender: Scientists unlock the secret to the perfect cuddle

Jun 11, 2020 - 1:05 PM

Scientists believe that the perfect hug is considered to be medium pressure from a parent

Japan newborn gets liver stem cells in world first

May 21, 2020 - 2:36 PM

The newborn is suffering from urea cycle disorder, where the liver is not capable of breaking down toxic ammonia

U.S. births hit 35-year low, part of larger 'baby bust'

May 21, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The US birth rate has mostly declined since the 2007-2009 global economic downturn, with millennials forming families at slower rates than their predecessors

Johnson & Johnson to stop sales of talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada

May 20, 2020 - 9:55 AM

Johnson & Johnson cites declining sales in the United States and Canada, where there have been fears its baby powder causes cancer. The company maintains its product is safe.

SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 18: In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson's baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson sits on a table on October 18, 2019 in San Anselmo, California. Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Johnson's baby powder, announced a voluntary recall of 33,000 bottles of baby powder after federal regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in a single bottle of the product. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WATCH: ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ is coming to Netflix in July

May 13, 2020 - 9:35 PM

Kristy, Mary-Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are back!

BABY-SITTERS CLUB. A new show based on the hit novels by Ann M. Martin is set to launch in July. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Here’s how you can help baby Kobe, newborn coronavirus survivor

Apr 30, 2020 - 8:09 AM

The Manjares family is currently staying at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, after which they will be allowed to go home to Batangas

SURVIVOR. 16-day-old baby Kobe, who survived COVID-19 after 11 days of confinement, was received by his father at the lobby of the National Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, April 28. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tamayo records 20-20 game as NU completes UAAP juniors sweep

Mar 09, 2020 - 7:33 PM

The NU Bullpups duplicate the feat achieved by the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the NU Lady Bulldogs, who also went unbeaten in 16 games earlier in the season

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Carl Tamayo gets named the Finals MVP after dominating inside for NU. Photo from UAAP

Inside the Industry: Documentary filmmaking with Baby Ruth Villarama

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:09 AM

In Part 1 of our podcast with Baby Ruth Villarama, we talk about her origins as a filmmaker, telling stories from "kanto to palasyo," and why "time makes a documentary"

NU crushes FEU to move on cusp of UAAP juniors sweep

Mar 06, 2020 - 6:10 PM

The NU Bullpups bounce back from a lethargic start to move one win away from winning their second straight UAAP boys' basketball crown

LEADER. Terrence Fortea leads the NU Bullpups' fightback. Photo from UAAP

FEU clamps MVP Figueroa, clinches finals slot vs unbeaten NU

Feb 28, 2020 - 7:13 PM

Behind Penny Estacio, the FEU Baby Tamaraws shackle rookie MVP Jake Figueroa and the Adamson Baby Falcons

HOT TAM. Penny Estacio unloads 18 points to power the Baby Tams. Photo release

Adamson stuns Ateneo in UAAP juniors semis turnaround win

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Rookie MVP Jake Figueroa takes over as the Baby Falcons oust the Blue Eaglets in the UAAP boys’ basketball stepladder semifinals

TURNAROUND WIN. Jake Figuerao (center) lifts the Baby Falcons out of a double-digit hole. Photo release

Adamson rookie Jake Figueroa snags UAAP boys' MVP

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:23 PM

A 17-year-old find from Pampanga, Adamson's Jake Figueroa quickly dominates UAAP juniors basketball

PRIZED FIND. Jake Figueroa averages a double-double for the Adamson Baby Falcons. Photo release

Dominant NU Bullpups sweep elims, earn outright finals berth

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The NU Bullpups make another successful trip back to the UAAP juniors basketball finals

LEADER. Terrence Fortea lead the NU Bullpups to another UAAP juniors basketball finals appearance. Photo from release

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.

A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:26 PM

The adorable green creature from Disney's live-action series 'The Mandalorian' has stolen millions of hearts around the world

Generation Z taunts old-timers with 'OK boomer' jibe

Nov 09, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'OK boomer' has become the retort of choice for Gen Z kids exasperated with the views of their elders

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: OK Boomer

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Usapang 'generation gap' sa loob at labas ng social media

How to shut down a mature adult who's behaving badly? 'Ok boomer'

Nov 07, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Gen YZ's new put-down for the out of touch and close-minded adult over 50

Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members

How first notes could rescue your first days

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are

LOOK: Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' Baby Ziggy is the kind of adorable we all need

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The couple's second child is just as precious as his Ate Zia!

Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Found stranded on a beach in May at 6 months old, the ocean mammal has been receiving daily care from park officials, local conservation groups, and veterinarians at Phuket Marine Biological Center

CONSERVATION. This picture taken on May 23, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Center on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. File photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Shay Mitchell pregnant with first child

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:39 AM

'There is something in the oven and it's not my pizza,' the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘You’ actress shares on her Youtube channel

After viral photo, father who sells banana cakes gets help for son's liver transplant

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) Baby Aki will undergo a liver transplant operation in India once all required laboratory tests are cleared

Photo taken from Jenny Sumalpong's (left) and Jabee Detablan's (right) Facebook page

'Baby India': Video shows newborn found in plastic bag

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Police body camera records Forsyth County Sheriff deputies discovering on the night of June 6 an infant tied up in a bag and left by a roadside

BABY INDIA. Screenshot of Youtube video of Forsyth County Sheriff's Office .

Embattled Czech mogul PM survives confidence vote

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The opposition fails to reach the 101 votes needed in the 200-member parliament to topple the cabinet

BABIS. Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives for an European Council Summit at The Europa Building in Brussels, on June 20, 2019. File photo by Julien Warnand/Pool/AFP

Embattled Czech mogul PM expected to survive confidence vote

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Speaking in parliament ahead of the vote, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis dubs the move an 'attempt to destabilize the country' as he vows not to budge

BABIS. In this file photo taken on April 25, 2019 Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives for a meeting with Prime Ministers of the Visegrad group countries (V4) at Bratislava Castle in Bratislava. File photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:40 AM

Protesters want Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over allegations of graft, with media claiming the protests drew some 250,000 people

PROTESTS. A giant Czech flag hangs at a house during a rally demanding the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on June 23, 2019 in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Andi Eigenmann's baby shower

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Actress Andi Eigenmann, who is due to give birth soon, celebrates with her family at a baby shower which also doubled as her birthday party

Geoff Eigenmann, Maya welcome son

Jun 16, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Arabella is now an ate!

Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla is pregnant again

May 11, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The baby is Mariel's second child with husband Robin Padilla

EXPECTING. Mariel Padilla announces her second pregnancy. Screenshot from

Britain eagerly awaits royal baby name

May 07, 2019 - 7:06 PM

UK royal names are normally chosen from a relatively restricted pool of those used by past kings and queens. But Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anything but normal royals.

Prince Harry 'over the moon' as Meghan gives birth to a boy

May 06, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,' a beaming Prince Harry tells reporters in Windsor

ROYAL COUPLE. In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Why free play is important for your baby's motor development

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Here’s how you can make sure your child’s active time goes unhindered

Kean Cipriano, Chynna Ortaleza expecting baby number two

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Stellar is going to be a big sister

LOOK: Meet Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' son Sixto

Apr 21, 2019 - 12:57 PM

'Si Dong, si Letizia at si Sixto — sila ang aking buhay,' says the actress

Filipina OFW fired for cancer in Hong Kong awarded damages

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Baby Jane Allas and her former employer reach a settlement of HK30,000 ($3,800) at Hong Kong's labor tribunal for sickness allowance, medical fees and wages in lieu of notice

SETTLEMENT. Baby Jane Allas, a Filipina domestic worker who was sacked after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, reacts after a hearing at the Labor Tribunal in Hong Kong on April 15, 2019, which ordered her former employer to pay a settlement of 30,000 HKD (3,827 USD) in damages. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Saab Magalona is pregnant

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:46 PM

It's going to be Kuya Pancho Burrito from now on

CONGRATS, BACARROS. Pancho is going to be a kuya! Image from Saab's Instagram

WATCH: Behind the scenes of Marian Rivera's maternity shoot

Apr 07, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Marian also answers questions about her pregnancy

Andi Eigenmann is expecting a baby girl

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Andi's daughter Ellie is getting a younger sister soon!

Fired Filipino cancer patient exposes plight of Hong Kong's foreign maids

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Baby Jane Allas' employers end her service after she is diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer in January

THE PLIGHT OF BABY JANE ALLAS. In this picture taken on March 5, 2019, Baby Jane Allas, a 38-year-old mother of five Filipina domestic worker who was sacked after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, cries during an interview with AFP in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Rappler animated short 'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' to be screened in Chicago

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:00 AM

'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' is set to be shown on March 7 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference

LOOK: Eric Tai, Rona Samson-Tai welcome son

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Meet the couple's son Legend

Netflix to remake ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:05 PM

The baby-sitters of Ann M. Martin's famous novel series are coming to Netflix

Mini miracle: 'Record-breaking' premature baby leaves Tokyo hospital

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The tiny tot weighed just 268 grams – under 10 ounces -– when he was delivered at 24 weeks, reportedly after he stopped growing in the womb. He was so small he fit in an adult's cupped hands.

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a five-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. A baby born in Tokyo weighing less than 300 grams (10 ounces) has gone home healthy, become the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s son turns 1

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Happy Birthday Pancho!

FIRST BIRTHDAY. Pancho Bacarro turns 1. Screenshot from