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Trump says he will create path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Hours after Donald Trump spoke, the White House releases a statement that seemed to walk back his remarks on creating a path to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries

TRUMP TALKS. US President Donald Trump speaks following a briefing on Enhanced Narcotics Operations at the US Southern Command in Doral, Florida, on July 10, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end 'Dreamer' immigrant program

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:21 PM

The high court says Trump's 2017 move to cancel his predecessor Barack Obama's landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was 'arbitrary and capricious' under government administrative procedures

DREAMERS. In this file photo, young immigrants and supporters walk while holding signs during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program held in Los Angeles, California, on September 1, 2017. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:23 AM

President Donald Trump moved in 2017 to end the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals program

People take part of the "Home Is Here" March for DACA and TPS on November 10, 2019 in Langley Park, Maryland. They begun a march from New York City to Washington DC, to the US Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy on November 12. Jose Luis Magana / AFP

Getting measles wipes out immune protection for other diseases

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Scientists says the findings 'means the (measles) vaccine is that much more valuable'

A child reacts during a Philippine Read Cross Measles Outbreak Vaccination Response in Baseco compound, a slum area in Manila on February 16, 2019. - A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

The antidote to nagging childhood pain

Feb 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our childhood years quickly give way to the teenage years, and it is at this stage that the effects of childhood adversity usually take their toll

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Jul 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM

How does stress turn cells from Jekyll to Hyde?

LOST CHILDHOOD. A Rohingya refugee receives an oral cholera vaccine from a Bangladeshi volunteer at the Thankhali refugee camp in Ukhia district on October 10, 2017.  Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

We are losing these 'old friends'

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives

French boy's rare disease fight leads family to Canada

Jun 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Julien was born in 2002 in Perpignan, in southern France. Right away, his parents Melanie and John Ferrer said they noticed some issues.

Melanie Ferrer helps her son Julien with an injection to help treat his genetic disorder hypophosphatasia, in Winnipeg, Canada, on May 17, 2018. Born in France, Ferrer's family moved to Winnipeg to experiment with a cure for hypophosphatasia. At birth, doctors gave Julien Ferrer only a slim chance of surviving a rare childhood bone disease. Fifteen years on, the French teen is living a normal life in Canada, where he received cutting-edge treatment -- and new hope for the future. Clément SABOURIN / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:20 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss this Tuesday

U.S. Supreme Court snubs Trump over 'Dreamer' immigrants

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:35 AM

The Obama-era DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – program will stay in place, even if recipients are still in legal limbo

FOR DACA. In this file photo, young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederic J Brown/AFP

Second U.S. judge blocks Trump order to end 'Dreamer' program

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:16 AM

On February 16, the Supreme Court will consider whether to take on the issue. If the high court accepts the case, a decision is unlikely until late spring.

PROTEST. A marcher passes the tents of homeless people at an encampment as thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Trump says immigration deal 'probably dead'

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:41 PM

United States President Donald Trump blames Democrats for the 'death' of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program

Trump scrambles as 'shithole' slur fuels outrage

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:17 PM

(UPDATED) African countries at the UN call for a retraction and apology, saying they are 'extremely appalled' at the 'racist and xenophobic remarks'

Trump calls US courts 'unfair' after 'Dreamers' ruling

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The White House calls the Tuesday ruling by US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco 'outrageous,' coming the same day Trump met lawmakers from both camps on the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

ENDING DACA. Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the White House on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump's migration demands throw Dreamer deal into doubt

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Trump presents Congress with a list of hardline immigration demands as a quid-pro-quo for protecting the so-called 'Dreamers'

In this file photo, young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

No deal on DACA after meeting with Democrats, Trump says

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Trump tweets: No deal was made last night on DACA

FOR DACA. In this file photo, immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Hotel on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump, claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Police arrest Harvard, Boston school professors at DACA protests

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:36 AM

University students faculty and staff march to protest the end of an amnesty program that protects about 800 000 young immigrants in the US

Protest rally at Harvard for DACA. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico condemns Trump's decision to end immigrant amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:51 AM

Presidnet Enrique Pena Nieto: The Mexican government will urge US authorities to find a swift permanent solution that gives legal certainty to the young people of DACA

SUPPORTING DACA. 'Dreamers' protest against the cancellation of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program in front of US embassy in Mexico City on September 5, 2017.  Yuri Cortez/AFP

Q&A: What happens to 'Dreamers' after Trump revokes their residence rights?

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

What s next for the Dreamers ?

KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER. Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Hotel on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs wages and security for American workers and their families Trump says in a written statement

Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his hands

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:01 PM

The prospects of a badly divided Congress reaching a compromise in months on a subject that has eluded agreement for years – immigration – seem dim

Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

Trump to end protections for young immigrant 'Dreamers' – report

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation while deferring enforcement for 6 months Politico reports

SAVE DACA. Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on August 30, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Steven Adams on what it's like to grow up the youngest of 18 siblings

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder center during his visit to Manila to promote NBA Philippines 3X shares tidbits about his childhood

YOUNGEST OF 18 KIDS. Steven Adams of the OKC Thunder shares tidbits of what his childhood was like. Photo by Sophanna Roath/Rappler

Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Trump poised to move on Mexican border wall

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED Experts have voiced serious doubts about whether a wall would actually stem illegal immigration or if its worth investing billions in such a project

View of the border line between Mexico and the U.S in the community of Sasabe in Sonora state, Mexico, on January 13, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

What do prominent mentors have to say on nurturing your child’s gift?

Dec 21, 2016 - 12:46 PM

A talent development camp mentored by industry greats capped off to thundering applause last November 12 as moms and families celebrated their children’s talent on stage

[What I Ate] This milkshake is made of every candy from your childhood

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Find all sorts of childhood treats in this frappe

Be the boss of your dreams: How to make it happen

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Owning a business can enable you to tick off several items in your bucket list

Muhammad Ali's childhood in the segregated US south

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:00 PM

To understand what made Muhammad Ali tick it helps to look at the roiling social turmoil of his childhood in the segregated US south

HOMETOWN HERO. A mural of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky, hometown of the boxing legend. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Rody Duterte: The rebellious son, the prankster brother

May 20, 2016 - 11:05 AM

What was it like growing up with the next president of the Philippines? His younger sister Jocellyn Duterte shares their story

THE POLITICIANS. Rody Duterte (right) would follow the footsteps of his governor father Vicente Duterte (left). Photo courtesy of Davao City government

National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hunger malnutrition is a man made problem we create this situation and it s completely preventable says Save the Children

Child obesity an 'exploding nightmare' in developing world – WHO

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Dieting and exercise alone is not the solution We have responsibilities on behalf of the world s children to stop them from being overly obese says Peter Gluckman co author of the UN report

OBESITY IN CHILDREN. The World Health Organization says childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and has become an 'exploding nightmare' in the developing world. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images North America/AFP


Dec 06, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Joshua thinks his kiss made Lili pregnant Now he’s ready for fatherhood

SHORT FILM: Papa Jesus

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 PM

A robber meets a boy who changes his life

5 Classic Filipino games to teach your kids

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Do you still know how to play these traditional Filipino street games?

7 things that motherhood changed for the better

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:16 AM

It will change your body your views your LIFE

What matters most in childhood

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What have we learned in science so far about childhood and how much of it we bring to adulthood?

SHORT FILM: Grains Of Love

Jun 28, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Whenever Joanne sees a bowl of rice memories of her deceased grandfather come rushing back

SHORT FILM: The Promise

Jun 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this Singaporean short film an umbrella symbolizes the promise between father and son

SHORT FILM: 'The Gift'

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

This boy never saw his dad as an inspiration until he found out his big secret

#PlayForReal: Encouraging sensory play for better learning

May 13, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Here’s how sensory play can help your kids learn more about the world around them

The few times I saw my mother

May 10, 2015 - 1:33 PM

I do not know when we will see each other again

MEMORIES. My mother, me, and my lola in Luneta Park, circa 1987. This is the only picture of me and my mother together that I can find.

How a mother’s touch helps you grow

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Leila de Guzman shares how she takes care of her child and the importance of being aware of the benefits of proper nutrition and stimulation

Goodbye, Letty

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM

She fell ill shortly after our elementary graduation The illness did not have a name back then or at least the adults dared not name it in front of us kids

40K Filipinos now eligible for Obama's deportation shield – study

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:22 AM

An additional 30 000 undocumented Filipino immigrants in the United States are seen to benefit under US President Barack Obama s new immigration plan data from the Pew Research Center reveals