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[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Blind Stereo Moon

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The indie pop band from Bulacan is performing at Rappler HQ

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: Sign blindness

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the prevalence of ads masquerading as road signs, Metro Manila's shopping malls have become key landmarks in a metropolis that has no defined center

Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Five blind or visually impaired women have been specially trained to use their fingertips to detect breast cancer, one of Colombia's biggest killers

'SEEING' CANCER. Visually impaired, medical tactile examiner, Francia Papamija, 35, performs a breast exam on a patient at a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on November 8, 2017. Leidy Garcia and Francia Papamija are two of the five visually impaired women who were trained with the method of German doctor Frank Hoffmann as Medical Tactile Examiners. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

#GameNight: Get Even

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Try not to get too freaked out as we head into our blind playthrough of Get Even a psychological horror first person shooter game


Kalah dari Bulgaria, Danny Blind dipecat

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:12 PM

Tim nasional Belanda telah memecat Danny Blind setelah dua tahun menjabat sebagai pelatih

Dutch national soccer team head coach Danny Blind arrives at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on March 26, 2017 a day after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying group A football match between Bulgaria and the Netherlands in Sofia. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Robin van Lonkhuijsen / Netherlands OUT

WATCH: Alicia Keys turns for 'Voice' contestant who sings 'If I Ain't Got You'

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Everything means nothing if I ain t got you Lauren Alicia sings to The Voice contestant Lauren Diaz

ALICIA KEYS. 'The Voice' coach Alicia Keys turns for Lauren Diaz, who sings Alicia's 'If I Ain't Got You.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Voice

WATCH: Third Eye Blind trolls Republican convention delegates in concert

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:26 AM

In a charity concert in Cleveland where the Republican National Convention was held Third Eye Blind aired their views repudiating the GOP s platform and its nominee Donald Trump

Screengrab from Instagram/@thirdeyeblind/@fireman402

'Blind Messi' sees Paralympic gold for Argentina

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Blind since birth Silvio Velo has led his team to virtually every other conquest and sets his target on Paralympic gold next

BLIND MESSI. Argentina's Silvio Velo (R) hasn't allowed his blindness prevent him from enjoying the Beautiful Game. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

The 1975, James Bay, Panic! at the Disco are coming to Manila

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Third Eye Blind Elle King and Twin Pines join the 3 at the In the Mix concert

'IN THE MIX.' The 1975 is set to headline the 'In the Mix' concert in Manila this August. File photo shows frontman Matthew Healy at Laneway Festival SG 2016. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rapper

Forget faces often? You may be 'face blind'

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Face blindness is an actual condition that people like Brad Pitt suffer from

Blind Palaro athlete has clear vision for future

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Maria Ellyza Espieras who became blind after an accident is among the young athletes seeking victory at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The technology can recognize what s in photos and then describe them aloud

Netizens use X to share stories of love, determination

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:08 PM

X users have a lot of nice stories to tell Here are just 4 of them

'Love is Blind' Review: Love is arbitrary

Feb 11, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Oggs Cruz writes Love is Blind is a film of questionable morality which isn’t necessarily a problem if it weren’t played out as a feel good romance that champions personality over looks

Screengrab from YouTube/Regal Entertainment, Inc.

Exes Derek Ramsay, Solenn Heussaff on working together 9 years after breakup

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Derek and Solenn open up about working together for the first time since they ended their 4 year relationship 9 years ago in 2006

TOGETHER AGAIN. Solenn Heussaff and Derek Ramsay both star in 'Love is Blind,' their first project together since they broke up 9 years ago. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler


Dec 28, 2015 - 12:40 AM

Things have a way of catching up with you

#PugadBaboy: Blind Faith

Nov 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Blind Faith punchline 2

Nov 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Blind Faith punchline 3

Nov 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Laga pemain Manchester United saat ‘international break’

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Bagaimana kegiatan para pemain bintang Manchester United saat tak bertanding untuk klubnya? Simak kesibukan Schwensteiger Rooney Mata Depay dan lainnya

OLD TRAFFORD. Kandang kesebelasan Manchester United. Foto dari Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Tu Youyou is the first Chinese woman national to win a Nobel prize in science and only the 12th woman to win the medicine prize among the 210 laureates honored since 1901

The portraits of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize 2015 (L-R) Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China's Youyou Tu are displayed on a screen during a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 5, 2015 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

The blind traveler

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Most of us would think that traveling with a person who has a disability in one sense would be a deduction from the total sense of the world Not in the case of James Holman the quintessential traveler

Why the Deaf and Blind are vulnerable during disasters

Jul 06, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Deaf and blind people are particularly vulnerable in times of disasters This articles explores the unique challenges they face and what must be done to help them

The crowd that turned up for Binay

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:46 PM

In the end these people are all hoping for progress Umaasa po kami na sa kanya magmumula ang pagbabago

Members of Kaibigan ni Jojo C. Binay wait in line outside the Makati Coliseum where the UNA was launched on July 1, 2015. More than 40 of them came from Laguna, while close to 3,000 supporters came from all over the country. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Bamboo to this young 'Voice Kids PH' contestant: 'I'm so in awe of you'

Jun 28, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Sim covers Sam Smith s Stay With Me and joins Bamboo s team on The Voice Kids PH 2

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year

New sight hope for 6 left blind by India cataract surgery

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:16 PM

While at least of the 20 people blinded by the botched free surgery could get their sight back local media say the number of people blinded could range from 30 up to as much as 60

At least 11 Indians blinded after cataract surgery

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Eleven people are now blinded after a free cataract surgery initiative with potentially more people at risk for blindness

10 amazing 'Voice PH' blind auditions

Dec 01, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The competition is going into the battle rounds so we take a look back at some beautiful blind auditions

Director Lou Ye's 'Blind Massage' sweeps Chinese 'Oscars'

Nov 23, 2014 - 1:07 PM

The movie wins 6 awards out of 7 nominations

Rachel Alejandro on cousin Nino's 'Voice PH' audition

Nov 20, 2014 - 9:06 PM

‘I ve witnessed Nino suffer disappointments and heartaches in his career and personal life but his positive attitude and resilience never waned ’ Rachel says

When love is truly blind

Oct 02, 2014 - 8:32 AM

For a blind woman like Hannah going out of her way to find a romantic partner and explore her sexual orientation is no small feat Hannah s courage not only helped her come to terms with herself it also helped her find love

Tennis for the blind

Jun 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

In tennis the player must have eyes on the ball at all times But for the blind their dedication and acute sense of sound matter most

WebHits: How the blind enjoy movies

May 21, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Ever wondered how blind people enjoy movies? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences offers an answer

'Equal opportunity to prove ourselves is all we ask for'

May 04, 2014 - 9:47 PM

A blind woman s open letter to employers

The story of Hannah: The blind girl on Twitter

May 03, 2014 - 1:04 PM

This is the story of Hannah the blind girl who tweets works and dreams

Watch people hear, see, walk, and taste for the first time

Apr 12, 2014 - 5:39 PM

YouTube is a wellspring of firsts captured on video but this collection consists of truly memorable moments

WebHits: Nun Cristina Scuccia impresses at The Voice Italy

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Singing nun surprises coaches of The Voice Italy

Pinoy joins 'The Voice of Ireland'

Jan 21, 2014 - 6:14 PM

After X Factor Israel s Rose Fostanes will Roel Villones be the next international Pinoy star?

ROEL VILLONES. A Filipino is a potential winner in 'The Voice Ireland'. Screen grab from YouTube (RTETheVoice)

Special UPCAT for the disabled offered Aug 7, 9

Aug 03, 2013 - 12:34 AM

The University of the Philippines conducts a Special UPCAT for high school students with disabilities on August 7 and 9

'The Voice' of pop culture?

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:35 PM

More than a singing contest TVOTP has become an ice breaker on a national scale

[Science Solitaire] A science story of love and light

Jul 05, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The regions of the brain that process visual information do not permanently die if you are born blind

Chinese activist's brother flees village

May 24, 2012 - 6:53 PM

The older brother of Chen Guangcheng has escaped his guarded home in a village in China and is now in Beijing

Palaro, sports and the physically challenged

May 07, 2012 - 5:47 PM

Rappler intern Benise Balaoing blogs about visually impaired athletes who play in Palarong Pambansa 2012 and her own struggles in sports

China indicates will allow activist to leave soon: US

May 04, 2012 - 11:10 PM

China had indicated it would let blind activist Chen Guangcheng and his family to leave the US says

A ray of light for the blind

Dec 28, 2011 - 12:14 PM

21 students of a UP Interior Design class undertake a huge task: conceptualizing raising funds and renovating a dilapidated center for the blind the Ephpheta Foundation in Quezon City Rappler Voltaire Tupaz reports

REVIVED. A training center for the blind on the verge of closure is saved through the intervention of a UP Interior Design class.