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Ateneo blueRep's Spring Awakening musical hopes to empower youth

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Spring Awakening runs from March 29 to April 14 at the Hyundai Hall, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University

LOOK: Cast of Spring Awakening together with director Missy Maramara. Photo by Ateneo blueRep

Iloilo cyclists ride vs ‘anti-biking’ ordinance

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Dubbed the 'Ride to Liberation,' nearly 600 local cyclists wear black and join a 24-kilometer circuit around the city to push for their right to pedal

Ilonggo bikers gather and register themselves infront of the Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand along Muelle Loney Street in Iloilo City, before the start of the "Ride to Liberation" event on Monday.

‘One Big Pride': Ateneo LGBTQIA+ community calls for acceptance on women’s month

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'It's important for us to stand together because it amplifies our voices,' says student government President Hyacenth Bendaña

#BilangBabae: Roundtable discussion on women and the elections

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting women and the elections on Monday, March 18

The youth behind coal-free Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Behind the strike against coal in Negros Occidental is Youth for Climate Hope, a coalition pushing for climate justice and environmental protection

YOUTH. San Carlos Diocese Bishop Gerardo Alminaza poses with protesters in Youth Strike for Negros on March 6 at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol while holding the Executive Order declaring the province as coal-free. Photo by Rexor Amancio/ The Climate Reality Philippines

Be discerning of news sources, journalists urge students

Mar 17, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'You should know the legitimate media from the illegitimate ones,' says educator Marissa Balidoy at #MoveCavite

VIRAL: Cancer survivor is now a doctor

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:27 PM

'Basta 'wag kang susuko at tuloy ang laban. Magtiwala tayo sa plan ni God para sa 'tin,' Albien Emmanuel Gacias, now a doctor, tells fellow cancer survivors

[OPINION] An open letter to President Duterte

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:25 PM

'Just as you take seriously your duty to protect the country, priests are earnestly committed to defending the Word of God,' students tell President Rodrigo Duterte

Priests photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler; Duterte photo from Malacañang

Sonny Angara under fire for ‘#ShowerTogether’ tweet amid water crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Netizens are quick to point out the insensitivity of the joke during a water crisis that is affecting not just households, but also businesses, hospitals, and schools

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Crab trapped in #PlasticMonster goes viral

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Diving in waters around Caban Island for the Greenpeace #BreakFreeFromPlastic campaign, Noel Guevara captures a photo of a crab trapped in a single-use plastic cup

SNAGGED. A crab floats inside a plastic cup along the Verde Island Passage on March 7. Photo courtesy of Noel Guevara.

Understand platforms, content to fight disinformation – experts

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

#MoveDiliman, the fourth leg of MovePH’s series of forums, tackles the role of legislation in combating disinformation

Duterte Youth offers P50,000 reward to catch Cebu rape-slay culprits

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Duterte Youth President Billy Villareal will double the reward if the suspects are caught dead

TIPS: How to conserve water

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Here are some practical tips from the EcoWaste Coalition

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

Baguio journalists urge youth to help fight disinformation

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'In the battle for truth, truth is your only weapon,' says Kimberlie Quitasol, Editor-in-Chief of the 'Northern Dispatch'

AGAINST DISINFORMATION. Rappler reporter Ralf Rivas, along with Baguio journalists Kimberlie Quitasol, Diwa Donato, and Frank Cimatu are the panelists at #MoveBaguio: Social Good in the Digital Age forum on March 8, 2019 at Saint Louis University. Screenshot from Rappler video

[OPINION] Protests and university education

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

To instruct the youth not to be involved in public and civic affairs is not only unconstitutional, but directly runs contrary to the various ways the youth can be involved in nation-building

Photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION] Pleading for the oceans, pitching for the future

Mar 12, 2019 - 11:36 AM

'Plastic pollution is an issue that urgently needs policy and power to ultimately change its path of destruction,' Antoinette Taus says

Rape jokes? These women aren't laughing

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:16 PM

On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment

Cagayan de Oro writers’ group removes writer with false credentials

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

NAGMAC clarifies to Rappler that Alton Melvar Dapanas is no longer listed as their board member and is barred from attending any of their internal or external events

FALSE. The press release featuring Alton Melvar Dapanas contains literary claims proven false. Screenshot from Mindanao Gold Star Daily

[Right of Way] Road Signs 101

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:23 AM

In this episode, we learn how road signs ought to be made – proper fonts, standard colors, material reflectivity

NYC chief defends Sara Duterte: Honesty remark 'taken out of context'

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:24 PM

National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was angered by the attacks against her father's administration

Woo mankind, woman!

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:42 PM

This women’s month, tune in to this playlist and channel the queen within you

Donations pour in for Grade 2 student who uses makeshift pen

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:36 AM

After seeing his photos on social media, concerned netizens did not hesitate to help 8-year-old Jan Kim Enario and his classmates at the Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar

U.P. revisits history in Diliman Commune Tour

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) The tour, offered until March 29, celebrates the spirit of the 1971 Diliman Commune and serves as a tool to educate the youth amid the historical revisionism on social media

UP Commune Tour. Photo by Sofia Virtudes/Rappler

Women's rights groups to hold united action against misogyny on March 8

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) In an 'unprecedented coming together of women,' advocates will gather for a united women's action against misogyny on March 8 at La Madre Filipina Statue in Rizal Park, Manila

EMPOWERED. Women advocates pose to stand against misogyny in a press conference held at St. Scholastica’s Archives Museum College on March 6. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino

#MoveCavite: MovePH, DLSU-D hold Social Good in the Digital Age forum

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

VIRAL: Father sells banana cake for son's liver transplant

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Antonio Detablan sells homemade banana cakes for P120 each to fund a P1.6-million liver transplant for his infant son

MovePH goes to U.P. College of Law for #MoveDiliman

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:13 AM

MovePH will be at the UP College of Law on March 12! Tickets for the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Laguna newspaper out to prove print is not dying

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:57 PM

While newspapers are moving online, a media start-up in Laguna ventures into the print business

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is EDSA Metro Manila's biggest ticket trap?

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Do you realize that you are, technically, breaking the law by driving through a gas station along EDSA?

Xavier University slams red-tagging of its faculty, immersion program

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:31 PM

University president Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, denounces the red-tagging incident as an orchestrated effort to intimidate faculty members and undermine its programs.

VIRAL: Grade 2 student from Samar uses makeshift ballpen for school

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Jan Kim's photo using an improvised pen for school, uploaded by his teacher on Facebook, has gone viral online. Netizens reach for ways to help.

Grade 2 student from Sta. Rita, Samar uses makeshift ball pen for his schoolwork.

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Is this a ticket trap?

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Right of Way's Vince Lazatin and VISOR's Frank Schuengel talk about notorious ticket traps in Metro Manila

‘Don't be a headline reader’: Cagayano journalists speak up against disinformation

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Seasoned and campus journalists discuss the importance of verifying and fact-checking during the #MoveCagayan forum at Cagayan State University

[OPINION] Holding the line against fascism

Mar 01, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The crucial signs and their contextualized explanations tell us that the current government has been extensively using fascist politics and tactics which is, ironically, possible to do under democratic rule

‘Tay, may abogado ka na:' Lawyer pays tribute to taho vendor

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:20 PM

In a now viral post, Alex expresses her immense gratitude to Tatay Dong, a taho vendor whom she met in her first year of college

REUNITED. Alex and Tatay Dong reunite take their first ever photo together after 2 years at the UP Sunken Garden on February 23, 2019. Photo from Alex Castro

Laguna-based rehab center champions mental health through comic book

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind

DEDICATION. The One Algon Place Foundation launches Cyber Brain comic book on February 22, 2019 at New World Hotel, Makati City. (From left to right: Dr. Eric Tayag, Mr. Rudin Gonzalez III, Atty. Toni Umali). Photo by Nicole Anne Del Rosario/Rappler

[OPINION] Why lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility is false compromise

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'The kind of protection that’s needed is the actual and effective implementation of the current Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act'

Filipina game changers share what it takes to be leaders in science, tech

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Four women who have made a mark in science, technology, engineering, and math recount their journeys, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead

GAMECHANGERS. 4 Filipina leaders in the field of science, technology, math and engineering talk about their journey and challenges in a forum by International Labour Organization on Friday, February 22. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

MovePH heads to Saint Louis University for #MoveBaguio

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:49 AM

MovePH will be at Saint Louis University on March 8! Tickets for the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Photo from Saint Louis University website

[Right of Way] Contesting the MMDA’s yellow bus lane policy

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Have you encountered the same problem while driving along the bus lanes?

IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area

DUCK. Local army and police officials duck, cover and hold during a simulation at the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler

NDRRMC to hold 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm

PREPARED. Kindergarden school children from the San Vicente Elementary School in UP Diliman in Quezon City participate in the school's regular earthquake drill aimed at keeping the kids ready and disaster prepared on February 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Traitor to youth': Groups slam NYC chief’s proposal vs 'anti-government' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Students of the Philippines says National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema should resign for making such a proposal

[OPINION] How to give China pause in the South China Sea

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:40 AM

What we can do is try to make China's occupation of the South China Sea a direct threat to other great powers

Pinoy app global finalist at NASA Space Apps Challenge

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:07 PM

The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.

GLOBAL FINALIST. Team iNON (It's Now or Never) is behind the ISDApp. Photo courtesy of Michael Lance Domagas

MovePH 2019 workshops series to kick off with #MoveCagayan

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Tickets to the public forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

WATCH: Pinoys invent app to help kids with autism

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Named Emerald District, the app aims to bridge health practitioners and people with autism

Screenshot from Rappler

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila students hit admin over claims of repression

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:45 PM

As students wear black shirts and armbands for a silent protest, they find themselves under fire by the school's administration.

PROTEST. Following the Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila adminstration's response to a silent protest in the morning, students organized a rally against student repression on February 15, 2019. Photo from Anakbayan-PLM

Youth groups call out 'orchestrated attack' against Rappler, media

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions

PROTEST. Youth groups conduct quick reaction mobilization to condemn the sudden arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa and continous threats of the Duterte government against the right to press freedom at University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler