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PH ranks first in Asia for gender diversity in the workforce – report

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:14 PM

The Philippines has the most female industry leaders in Asia. But even at its best figure, women still do not make up more than a third of leadership roles across Asia.

[OPINION] How our native languages benefit society

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions

Gender diversity good for businesses and economies – U.N.

May 23, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The survey says nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%

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Women, minorities make modest gains in Hollywood - report

Feb 22, 2019 - 10:27 PM

The annual 'Hollywood Diversity Report' is released before the Oscars on Sunday in the US

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

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

'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity

Wider Davao River bridge opens to motorists

May 24, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Expect faster travel time along the widened Davao River bridge

Six Lane Davao River Bridge opens. Photo by Anna Mae Lamentillo

Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Gene drive advocates and critics square off in Montreal this week in an obscure working group under the Convention on Biological Diversity

GENETIC LAB. In this file photo, doctor performs laboratory tests in the Genetic Research Center of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) Microbiology Research Institute in Tegucigalpa on February 5, 2016. Orlando Sierra/AFP

[OPINION] Part 2: Rethinking religious education

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth

Google fires defender of tech gender gap – U.S. media

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Google chief executive Sundar Pichai while supporting the right of employees to express themselves says To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Embracing 'DiBearSity' at the Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:50 PM

It s very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it says an advocate for LGBTQ inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY. Ian Carandang (left) advocates for inclusivity at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Adrianne Diaz

Manila-bound flight diverted to India as passenger goes into labor

May 05, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Cebu Pacific says an emergency medical team met the passenger upon arrival in Kolkata India and rushed her to the nearest hospital

NEW AIRCRAFT. This is the 3rd of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year, Cebu Pacific announces on Monday, September 28, 2015. Photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

The rise of the Indonesian conservatives

Dec 14, 2016 - 1:34 PM

To those of you who are wondering what’s going on with the Ahok rallies and trial here’s my simple explanation: The Indonesian conservatives are on the rise

PROTESTS. Protesters have staged a series of demonstrations against Jakarta governor Ahok, including this one pictured in Jakarta on December 2. ANTARA FOTO/Hermanus Prihatna

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

We may have the same religion, but our religious views could be different

Nov 23, 2016 - 3:46 PM

In the Islamic elementary school I attended after religion class I always went straight to the mushola prayer hall to pray because I was scared of going to hell I was only 7 years old

Microsoft leaders to see pay tied to diversity gains

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The company is making a bid to increase the number of women and minority workers in its ranks

Pledging unity in diversity: 88 years later

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Today what does ‘unity in diversity’ mean in a country with a population of 260 million rich with culture traditions and beliefs? Discrimination and intolerance exists because it is being allowed to exist

UNITY. Indonesian students and military personnel look at a giant Indonesian national flag hoisted on the National Monument, locally known as Monas, during a flag raising ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 December 2014. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Remains of helicopter crash victims recovered – CAAP

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The remains of Captain Miguel Logronio and aircraft mechanic Jay Gregorio have been airlifted to Villamor Air Base says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Photo of crash site from CAAP

2 bodies found in rescue helicopter crash site in Quezon

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:18 PM

CAAP says the helicopter was on a mission to rescue stranded personnel working at the Sumag diversion tunnel in General Nakar when it went missing on August 22

Photo of crash site from CAAP

1 dead, 5 missing in Sumag tunnel flash flood in Quezon

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED Another worker is rescued after flood waters filled a diversion tunnel being built in General Nakar Quezon

Fight in flight: Aussies' drunken brawl causes plane to divert to Indonesia

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The men were removed from the flight due to their behavior

DEPLANED. A Jetstart flight was forced to divert to Bali due to a rowdy brawl among Australian passengers. Photo by Jetstar

Rappler Talk: Surprises from the Benham expedition

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Watch Rappler s interview with marine scientist Marianne Pan Saniano here live

Latest Benham Rise expedition reveals vast coral ecosystem

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Collectively among the decades of experience studying the ocean that we have aboard the ship no one has ever seen reefs like this says Margot Stiles of Oceana Philippines

'VAST AND PRISTINE'. Marine scientists head to Benham Rise for a week-long expedition. All photos from Oceana Philippines

Graft, malversation charges filed vs JV Ejercito

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:48 AM

4th UPDATE The Ombudsman has denied the motions for reconsideration filed by the senator and 19 others paving the way for the filing of charges with the anti graft court over the alleged misuse of San Juan s calamity fund

CHARGES. Senator JV Ejercito faces graft and malversation charges over alleged fund misuse when he was San Juan mayor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Robert Downey Jr praises son Indio for remaining sober

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Congrats are in order for my firstborn and I’m proud to oblige Robert Downey Jr writes after his son Indio has successfully completed a drug diversion program

'CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER.' 'Iron Man' star Robert Downey Jr congratulates his son Indio for successfully completing a drug diversion program. File photo by Kim Hee-Chul/EPA

Syria ceasefire, Madonna PH ban, Oscars 2016 | 12PM wRap

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

2 Air France flights from US to Paris diverted by 'bomb scare'

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Both aircraft – flight 65 out of Los Angeles and flight 55 out of Virginia – have landed safely

Jokowi: Indonesia berniat gabung Kemitraan Trans-Pasifik

Oct 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM

Menurut analis ini merupakan keputusan yang tepat Jika tak bergabung Indonesia terancam oleh trade diversion

Jokowi saat berikan keterangan pers perihal kebatalannya mengunjungi San Francisco, 26 Oktober 2015. Foto dari setkab.go.id

Faces of diversity at US Internet giants

Sep 06, 2015 - 10:12 AM

White or Asian men are the typical employees in major US technology firms and this has changed little since the first wave of diversity reporting last year

Female, male, or both? We need to talk about intersex persons

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Do you know what the I stands for in LGBTQI?

Two women in love: From Pampanga to Manila and back

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:10 PM

An office romance brings two women to two cities They end up at the altar

Growing up Tboli and gay

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:27 AM

A young Tboli man shares how he rises above multiple layers of discrimination rooting from his identity class and sexuality

Valkyrie lifts no-cross-dressing policy

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:09 PM

To all my LGBT friends I am happy to announce that we are all welcome to enter the club

Valkyrie Club apologizes to transgender fashion designer

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:21 PM

One of the nightclub s co owners celebrity host performer Vice Ganda threatens to pull out his shares

TOP DESIGNER. Veejay Floresca’s creations receive international acclaim, reaching Japan, United Kingdom, USA, and China. Photo from Floresca's Facebook account

Aquino to Fil-Chinese: Help build a stronger PH

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:10 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the contributions of the Filipino Chinese community to the country on the eve of the Chinese New Year

DIVERSITY. Filipino dancers perform a Dragon Dance on the eve of the Chinese New Year, in Manila on 18 February 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Longer travel time for Leyte pilgrims due to road repairs

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The rerouting and road repairs will most likely lengthen the travel time of thousands of papal pilgrims entering Palo and Tacloban City

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ arrival speech, Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:12 PM

All must be prepared to accept one another to respect legitimate diversities and learn to live as one family Pope Francis says

COLORFUL WELCOME. Pope Francis and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pass through dancers in Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, 13 January 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Pope urges respect for rights, diversity in Sri Lanka

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM

In his first speech in Sri Lanka Pope Francis tells the island nation: The process of healing also needs to include the pursuit of truth

ARRIVAL CEREMONIES. Pope Francis and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (right) look on during a welcome ceremony at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Growing food demand threatens more species – IUCN

Nov 17, 2014 - 1:30 PM

IUCN: We urgently need to impose strict limits on harvesting and take appropriate measures to protect habitats

A girl looks at Pacific bluefin tunas swimming in an aquarium in Tokyo, Japan, 27 June 2013. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Q and A: Sheila Coronel on diversity and the digital ‘eruption’

Oct 27, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Sheila Coronel talks to Rappler about the need for diversity in newsrooms and how the changing media landscape affects news and investigative journalism

'POST-ERUPTION.' As academic dean of the Columbia Journalism School, Sheila Coronel explores ways to promote diversity in a changing media landscape. Photo courtesy of Columbia University

UN biodiversity meet commits to double funding

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:47 AM

The gathering in South Korea agrees to use average annual biodiversity funding for the years 2006 2010 as a baseline to be doubled by 2015 and then maintained through 2020

LIMITED RESOURCES. An Indian farmer leads a pair of oxen past cotton fields in Warangal District. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM

Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Rising acidity will have damaging consequences for shellfish corals and other calcium making organisms which play a vital part in the food web

PEEK-A-BOO. This photo taken on September 22, 2014 shows fish looking out from the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. William West/AFP

UN biodiversity meet warns of unmet targets

Oct 06, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Governments meet in South Korea to analyze progress since they agreed four years ago on 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss

A picture made available on 20 June 2014 shows an elephant dust baths at sunrise at the Tsavo wildlife lodge in Voi, Kenya, 19 June 2014. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Rizal's legacy: Multiplied by languages

Apr 23, 2014 - 2:04 PM

To be multiplied by languages means to resist the oppressive orthodoxy of a single view

Piers Kelly

Australia recognizes 'neutral' third gender

Apr 02, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Australia s High Court recognizes a third non specific gender that is neither male nor female

NON-SPECIFIC. Norrie, who uses only a first name and does not identify as either male or female, speaks at a press conference with her lawyer Scott McDonald in Sydney on April 2, 2014, after Australia's highest court recognized the existence of a third gender

Pinay wins int'l photo contest on sexuality

Jun 22, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Cindy Aquino s intimate portrait bags first place in Pride Photo Award

PHOTO FINISH. Cindy Aquino's photograph wins best over-all single photo in the 3rd annual Pride Photo Award. Screenshot from www.pridephotoaward.org

Your dominant hand affects your health

May 15, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Right or left handed? Here are do s and don’ts for your health

TRUE NORTH. Right-handed people are more energized when oriented to the north, while for left-handed people, it is the south. Photo by Steve Snodgrass, Flicker, Creative Commons

The corporate Pinay

Apr 23, 2013 - 1:30 PM

I had to conform to what both cultures demanded of me lest I risk destabilizing the cultural status quo

Mothers as micro-entrepreneurs

Mar 12, 2013 - 8:54 AM

They are exceptionally driven individuals who want to give their families all the best that they can give

World pledges more money to protect biodiversity

Oct 20, 2012 - 7:49 AM

Efforts to reverse the worrying loss of Earth s dwindling natural resources receive a substantial boost when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries

HEED THEIR MESSAGE. If trees can speak, what would they say?