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Rappler's latest stories on colorism


Detours from home: It’s a dark time, so I color

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:24 AM

In which a fangirl colors manga pages to cope with the pandemic stress

Pantone's 2020 color of the year is a calm and classic blue

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Everyone loves a classic

A CLASSIC. Pantone announces its 2020 Color of the Year. Image from Pantone

Bianca Gonzalez on being morena: 'Hindi kami kawawa'

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The host talks about taking pride in her dark skin, saying, 'Maganda ang kulay namin'

BIANCA GONZALEZ. The host takes pride in her brown skin. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Glutamax ad slammed for discriminating vs morenas

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'Unfair, 'di ba,' that some brands take a jab at skin color for the sake of profit

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year: 'Living Coral'

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:56 AM

What do you think about 'Living Coral', the orange-pink hue inspired by nature?

Anne Curtis says skin color does not define the Filipina woman

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'It’s sad but eventually they will be proud,' Anne says

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

Scientists perform first-ever color X-ray on a human

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:51 PM

A CERN statement says, 'This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses'

This handout picture released on July 12, 2018 by MARS Bioimaging Ltd shows a 3D image of left view of an ankle with bones in white and soft tissue in red. Image from MARS Bioimaging Ltd/AFP

Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming – report

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Three new iPhones are expected this year: a 6.1-inch entry level model, a 6.5-inch 'plus' version, and an upgraded iPhone X

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming this year are expected to come at several price points but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo

The nostalgic items we secretly wish were making a comeback

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:22 PM

We’ve been missing our tamagotchis and multi-colored pens

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities perform during EDSA anniversary

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Color It Red, Inang Laya are among those who came to commemorate the 1986 People Power Revolution

Color It Red, Inang Laya and Lea Navarro perform on stage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Get in on the Gen Z Yellow trend with these 7 items

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Millennial pink is so 2017 – it's Gen Z Yellow now

Luxe buys for 2018's lucky colors

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Just because you're done with holiday parties doesn't mean your wardrobe has to suffer for it

Ultra violet: 10 ways to work Pantone’s 2018 color of the year into your life

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The color authority names Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet as their color of the year

One year late, a chipper Beck ready with new album

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Beck s back: album is set to come out on October 13

BECK. The rocker's new album teases a more upbeat mood from his more somber record in 2014. Photo from

Facebook samples China's potential with sneaky app

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:47 PM

According to San Francisco firm App Annie Colorful Balloons ranks 46th in the photo and video category for iPhone apps in China and is a lowly 758th among all apps

COLORFUL BALLOONS ROLLOUT. Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg discusses Messenger and other platforms at the leading social network's annual developers conference in San Francisco on April 12, 2016. File photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP

The week in photos: June 10-16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:11 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VEGAN ZOMBIES. Protestors dressed as zombies demonstrate in front of a KFC outlet in Sydney, Australia on June 15, 2017. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Paul Soriano: Visionary

May 18, 2017 - 2:01 PM

For film director and producer Paul Soriano it s important for people to experience every detail of his films the way he imagined it

Pinoy producer Jhett Tolentino wins first Grammy

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Jhett Tolentino was born and raised in Iloilo and has previously won 3 Tony awards

Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:34 AM

Pantone s color for 2017 is a fresh and zesty yellow green shade

'GREENERY.' Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 is 'a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade.' Photo from Facebook/Pantone

Konser Air Supply di Jakarta ditunda

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Duo Air Supply dijadwalkan tampil kembali di Jakarta pada bulan Maret 2017

POSTER. Poster konser duo Air Supply yang seharusnya tampil di Jakarta pada Sabtu, 3 Desember. Foto oleh Twitter Full Color Entertainment

CA to Muntinlupa court: Rule on color coding in Ayala Alabang Village

Aug 09, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The Court of Appeals wants the Regional Trial Court of Muntinlupa to resolve a petition that questions the legality of a color coding scheme in the posh village

AYALA ALABANG VILLAGE. Image taken from AAVAI website at

Taiwan party organizer guilty over fireball that killed 15

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:35 PM

But families of the victims are pushing for a new investigation saying that 8 others must also be punished over the tragedy

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 28, 2015 shows two insurance investigators checking the site of where an explosion killed 15 and injured hundreds of others at a waterpark in New Taipei City. The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark leaving 15 dead was found guilty of negligence on April 26, 2016 and jailed for almost five years, as the court paid tribute to the "excruciating pain and torment" of the bereaved. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

Coloring book craze poses headache for crayon makers

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Crayon and colored pencil makers question whether the current boom in demand is just a passing fad or a sustainable trend

Get things done: tips to stay organized for busy times

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Check out how Rapplers use planners to fulfill their goals and tasks

HIV+ hairdresser wins labor case vs Ricky Reyes

Feb 07, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Ricky Reyes is ordered to pay Renato Rene Nocos more than P615 000

ADVOCATE. Now an advocate, Rene Nocos calls for an end to the stigma against HIV. Photo sourced from Rene Nocos

Check out the new 'Harry Potter' magical creatures coloring book

Feb 02, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Amazingly complex artwork of Dobby Kreacher Buckbeak Fluffy the Centaurs and more to fill with color

Pantone names 2 'Colors of the Year' for 2016

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:46 PM

Rose Quartz and Serenity are 2016 s Colors of the Year

COLOR OF THE YEAR. For the first time, Pantone names two 'Colors of the Year:' Rose Quartz and Serenity. Screengrab from Instagram/pantone

French colors shine in media center for APEC

Nov 16, 2015 - 7:17 PM

We stand shoulder to shoulder with you says a scrolling message in the light display outside the International Media Center for APEC

COLORS OF FRANCE. The colors of the French flag light up the International Media Center for the APEC Summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 16, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

2nd death after Taiwan water park disaster

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:56 AM

UPDATED 19 year old Liu Chih wei who suffered 95 burns died in the early hours of Thursday July 2

2ND DEATH. A handout photo released by the Military News Agency on June 28, 2015 shows soldiers carry an injured person onto an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, June 27, 2015. File photo by Military News Agency/Handout/EPA

HIV+ hairdresser speaks out vs 'discriminatory' salon

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:33 PM

UPDATED Rene Nocos who was terminated from Ricky Superstyle Color Salon considers himself an advocate raising awareness to stop the social stigma surrounding HIV Ricky Reyes Corporation denies the discrimination claims

Taiwan water park fire scene like 'hell' - witness

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:15 AM

Joy quickly turned to terror at a Taiwan event where over 500 people were injured due to a fire

BURN VICTIMS. Life guards carry a young woman suffering from facial burns to an ambulance at the Formosa Fun Coast park in the Bali District of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, 27 June 2015. More than 200 young people suffered burns, some seriously, when a fire and explosion occurred during an event in Taiwan. EPA

US activist Rachel Dolezal speaks: 'I identify as black'

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:52 PM

A US civil rights activist who resigned from her post at the country s leading African American advocacy group amid allegations that she has masqueraded as a black woman for years says she identifies as an African American

‘BLACK.’ This photo obtained June 16, 2015, courtesy of Anthony Quintano/NBC News shows former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal while being interviewed by Matt Lauer about allegations she lied about her race, on the Today Show. Photo by Anthony Quintano / NBC / AFP

Chrome updates, Americans choose Android, cooking in space | SciTech4u

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Also ever wondered why The Dress color tricked our eyes? Watch it in this week s episode

How color tricks the eye and brain

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Our brains see color in context

How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Pagasa uses a new set of color coded rainfall advisories composed of 3 colors: Yellow Orange and Red The darker the color is the more dangerous it gets

#StopColorism: Panawagan ng isang babaeng kayumanggi

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Skin color is only color It’s only a speck in the spectrum of beauty What power does it hold to hold us back?

Starting a revolution through song

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Watch the making of the Bayan Muna music video featuring OPM legends led by Gary Granada

Tacloban to launch 'color-coded' evacuation plan by June

Mar 05, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The system based on a JICA survey of the area gives families in coastal areas IDs that match with specific evacuation centers

CROWDED EVACUATION CENTER. Residents seek refuge in a temporary evacuation center in Tacloban City, Leyte. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Color Trend 2015: Express your personality through color

Feb 07, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch how color can add life to your space or home

2015 color of the year: Marsala

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Photos of the deep warm beautiful shade of red

Adolf Hitler painting goes under the hammer for 130,000 euros

Nov 23, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The buyer wishes to remain anonymous according to auction house Weidler

Things to do: August 29-September 4

Aug 28, 2014 - 10:28 PM

From book signings to concerts here s this week s list of events

Rekindling the Filipino idealism

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM

We used to be envied by countries in the Orient They dreamed of becoming a prosperous and promising nation like the Philippines But what happened?

After I moved abroad, I learned to love my brown skin

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:14 AM

All those years of self loathing blowing cash on whitening products not enjoying the beach… how could I have lived like that for half my life?

IN PHOTOS: Celebrating the Holi Festival in Manila 2014

Mar 17, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The 2nd annual Holi Festival was held at SM Mall of Asia By the Bay last Sunday March 16 to celebrate unity and brotherhood

Holi Festival 2014: Bring color to the Philippines

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:44 PM

The Holi experience is coming to Manila on Sunday March 16 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the SM Mall of Asia by the Bay

Miami artist smashes $1-M Ai Weiwei vase in protest

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:59 PM

A Miami artist follows Ai Weiwei s footsteps in destroying valuable vases to make a point – why are Florida museums spending on international artists?

BROKEN. A museum patron stands near the exhibit by artist Ai Weiwei: "According To What?" at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) on February 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP