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[Letters from Mama] Your hugs make me braver, stronger

May 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Divine Lee Go writes to her two kids about the importance of a hug from both child and parents

[Letters from Mama] Family is what makes this chaotic time bearable

May 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mozzy Ravena writes to her superstar children about the quiet time they're spending together while under lockdown

PHENOMS. Mozzy Ravena with her two sons –basketball superstars Kiefer and Thirdy. Photo from Kiefer Ravena's Instagram

[Letters from Mama] Mama will always be there for you

May 10, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mila writes to John Paul about her fears, worries, and hopes as the world battles a pandemic

[Letters from Mama] Thankful for our happy moments

May 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Marideth writes to Dylan about the time they're spending together while on lockdown

[Letters from Mama] Worry not, your dream will be fulfilled

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon writes to her son Ijah, who flew home from the US to be with family during the pandemic

[Letters from Mama] The great honor and privilege to be your mother

May 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The Marikina City 2nd District Representative writes about the extraordinary times her children are growing up in – and what they should learn from it

Leyte mayor slammed for mowing trees, plants in road clearing operations

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:51 PM

A directive by the Department of the Interior and Local Government says that local government units should not destroy plants and structures along sidewalks, only along roads

RAMPAGED. Plants are mowed and uprooted in the name of road clearing operations. Photo from the Ponferrada family

[OPINION] It’s time to stop investing in climate change

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:28 PM

By continuing to finance coal, Philippine banks will only muddle the conscience of their many depositors who love the Earth and their fellow Filipinos

‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Beyond good intentions

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'My Letters to Happy' is thankfully a film that doesn’t use its good intentions to bandage its flaws and deficiencies

Alyssa Valdez 'nervous, but fulfilled' in upcoming film debut

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez stars in 'My Letters to Happy'

ACTING DEBUT. Alyssa Valdez (center) takes a shot at acting together with TJ Trinidad (left) and Glaiza de Castro (right). Photo from Alyssa Valdez' Instagram

Adulting 101: How to write a good cover letter (and why it's important)

Jun 14, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Hoping to get hired? Tip #1: Don't attach your resume to an empty email. Cover letters are very important!

Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1 million

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Auction house Christie's says the handwritten letter by the legendary physicist is expected to fetch between $1 million to $1.5 million

The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Albert Einstein Memorial is a monumental bronze statue depicting Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand by sculptor Robert Berks. It is located on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Julia Barretto pens open letter to fans on tough showbiz journey

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:49 PM

'I wanted my hard work to get the credit and not my last name. I wanted to make a name for myself,' says Julia, as she tells fans how much of herself she put into her role as Zoey in the film, 'I Love You, Hater'

An open letter to my childhood molester

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

To many people who still think that forgiveness is the only way I can move on and retrieve the part of myself that my molester took from me, I say be quiet and listen

Rare letter details Juan Luna’s life in prison

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Read the artist's letter in full here

JUAN LUNA. The painter pens a letter from a Parisian prison. Photo of letter courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

Termites sacrifice their elderly in ant wars – study

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Researchers say in life-or-death battles with ants that invade their nests and eat their friends, termite fighters have adopted a military strategy very unlike that of humans

3 rare handwritten letters by Andres Bonifacio up for auction

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Also up for sale are important artworks by Jose Joya, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, and Ang Kiukok

Arrest warrants, travel bans issued against Bohol officials

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The Bohol officials are facing criminal charges because they approved two resolutions allowing the late Governor Erico B. Aumentado to buy heavy equipment

TOP OFFICIALS. Among the respondents of the cases filed at the Sandiganbayan were incumbent Bohol Vice-Governor Dionisio Balite and former Bohol Vice-Governors Julius Caesar Herrera and Concepcion O. Lim – the highest-ranking officials in Bohol. File photos

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' guide on charter change

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

What ethical norms must govern changing the Constitution?

PASTORAL GUIDE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas offers guidelines for his flock, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, to help in understanding charter change. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Maine Mendoza asks fans for 'freedom' in open letter

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:05 AM

'I feel like I’m living in box,' the dubsmash queen writes in a blog post, where she also says that she and Alden Richards are just friends

MAINE MENDOZA. The actress gets honest in a blog post addressed to fans. File photo shows Maine at the Jolly 20th anniversary where she is introduced as the brand’s ambassador. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Del Rosario's open letter to leaders, allies of ASEAN

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:58 AM

'The challenges that we presently face may be attributed to a lack of emphasis on the importance of international law,' says former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

OPEN LETTER. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario reads an open letter to the leaders of allies of ASEAN in a Stratbase-ADR Institute event on November 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation not 'irrevocable'

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's brother, Martin Bautista, urges the elections chief to withdraw his resignation after the House voted to impeach him

BAUTISTA RESIGNATION. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista gestures while answering questions from the media during a weekly forum in Manila on October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live

Judge halts auction after Madonna objections

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The items include a letter from Tupac Shakur one of the defining figures of hip hop with whom Madonna had a relationship that was little known publicly until recently

Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:01 PM

In his letter to Congress President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22

REQUEST FROM CONGRESS. President Rodrigo Duterte explains in a letter to Congress why he is requesting for an extension of martial law until December. Malacañang file photo

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires

DUTERTE'S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte (center, in white) is flanked by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at Malacañang on July 17. Photo from Malacañang

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for carrying fake or unverified contents

On Father's Day, a letter to Tatay

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

As the world celebrates Father’s day, it may sound cliche, but let me tell you that you’re the best father on earth

3 cara terbaik untuk menulis surat pengunduran diri

May 10, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Jika sudah mantap untuk mundur dari pekerjaanmu saatnya menuliskan surat pengunduran diri

An open letter to Globe customers

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:03 AM

We are not being allowed to construct cell sites or the smaller ODAs roll out fiber optic cables and other telecommunications facilities in your area which are necessary to improve mobile signals and provide access to internet services

[OPINION] Choosing between Hell with Duterte and Heaven with the CBCP

Feb 12, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Unless we discern the straight and narrow path enlightened by God, we are doomed to bring the death penalty onto ourselves

Duterte, Trillanes, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Indonesian girl writes Obama about Trump fears, gets response from POTUS

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:18 PM

An 8 year old Indonesian girl receives a letter from President Barack Obama after she writes about her concerns on president elect Donald Trump

FULL TEXT: Robredo's letter of resignation from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 05, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Remaining in your Cabinet has become untenable Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte in a 5 paragraph resignation letter

BETTER DAYS. This photo dated July 11, 2016, shows President Rodrigo Duterte welcoming Vice President Leni Robredo to her first Cabinet meeting. File photo by Cado Ninal/Malacañang PPD

Robredo to Duterte: Remaining in Cabinet 'untenable'

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED In her resignation letter Vice President Leni Robredo cites President Rodrigo Duterte s directive for her to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings

BETTER DAYS. This photo shows Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte during their first public appearance on July 1, 2016. File photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Imelda Schweighart's letter resigning from Miss PH Earth duties

Oct 31, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Though Imelda quits Miss PH Earth follows the release of an embarrassing viral video showing her criticizing a Miss Earth winner s looks her resignation letter makes no mention of the incident

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena receives shoes, letter from LeBron James

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:05 PM

You want to become the first Filipino player to make it to the NBA Don t let the dream go LeBron James tells Kiefer Ravena in a letter

GIFT FROM THE KING. Kiefer Ravena gets a pair of shoes and a letter with a motivating message from 'The King' himself LeBron James. Screengrab from Ravena's Instagram account

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax frustrations voiced online

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The Tax Whiz answers questions from social media users on several issues such as BIR audits and proposed tax reforms

No due process for presidential appointees told to resign – Lagman

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman compares President Rodrigo Duterte s memorandum to a similar letter issued by Ferdinand Marcos in 1972

UNFAIR MEMO? President Rodrigo Duterte makes a gesture during a post-Cabinet meeting in Malacañang's State Dining Room on August 22. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

#AnimatED: God! We hate martial law!

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

We are not treating this as a joke an exaggeration or as one of your rhetorical devices We hate martial law the way you hate drugs Mr President

FULL TEXT: Sereno's letter to President Duterte

Aug 08, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Chief Justice reminds the President that the Supreme Court is the sole entity tasked to discipline judges

What do we do with UP's registration problems?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:40 PM

A UP teacher talks about the problems in the registration procedures and proposes solutions

LONG QUEUE. Students line up before sunrise to enlist GE classes at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Photo by Kevin Brandon Saure

LOOK: Drug convict sentenced to death writes heartbreaking letter to President Jokowi

Jul 28, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Merry Utami 42 whom activists say was used as a drug mule without her knowledge writes a last minute plea to the Indonesian president to spare her life

NBA legend Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Michael Jordan pledges 2 million toward efforts to build trust

SPEAKING OUT. NBA great Michael Jordan, seen in this 2015 file photo, is speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America, pledging millions of dollars in pursuit of a solution. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

Too few applicants: UST cancels 2 programs for 2016-2017

Jul 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Journalism and Legal Management programs of the University of Santo Tomas are cancelled due to the low number of enrollees – an effect of the K to 12 program

Beyoncé pleads to end 'war' on minorities after shootings

Jul 08, 2016 - 11:35 AM

This is a fight for anyone who feels marginalized who is struggling for freedom and human rights Beyoncé writes in a letter in the aftermath of police brutality incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota

File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

UP seeks online donations for razed faculty center

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The Faculty Center also known as Bulwagang Rizal Rizal Hall was home of UP’s brightest artists and intellectuals

Here's Chris Evans internship cover letter from when he was 16

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Chris says the hilarious cover letter came with a humiliating headshot – but did he actually get the internship?

CHRIS EVANS. The 'Captain America' actor posts a cover letter he sent out to casting directors in 1998. File photo shows Chris attending the European Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' in London. Photo by Hannay McKay/EPA

Archbishop in Mindanao slams Duterte over killings

May 05, 2016 - 12:15 PM

In one of the strongest pastoral letters on the May 9 polls Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma also condemns adultery as sinful and immoral

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma slams Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for extrajudicial killings in his own city. Photo of Ledesma (left) courtesy of CBCP News

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 9PM

May 02, 2016 - 8:59 PM

BSP and AMLC deny leaking bank documents Grace Poe takes her homestretch effort to her bailiwick Luzon Archbishop Tagle says voting is a ‘holy duty’