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Animal cruelty video angers netizens

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:23 PM

A disturbing video showing cruelty to an animal enrages netizens But no one knows who the maker of the video is

Unearthing the golden days of Ilocos Sur

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:03 AM

A new book from the UST publishing house takes a look into the pre Spanish era of trade and life in Ilocos Sur then an important maritime trading center

What we can learn from Brigada Eskwela

May 30, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The Brigada Eskwela is proof that an effective partnership between the government and citizens is possible

Students and community members in action. All photos by Makati High School - Supreme Student Government

Healing the wounds of Haiyan through art

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A group of volunteers use art as a tool for healing the trauma of Typhoon Haiyan

#SpeakOutZambo: A platform for Zamboanga youth engagement

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:42 PM

The old challenge the young to be more proactive and demand greater accountability

POWER TALK. Youth from different sectors engage with ZAMCELCO General Manager Engr. George Ledesma in a TalkCloud to seek light on the power supply situation of the city. Photo by Christian Olasiman

A day of giving: Call center agents join Brigada Eskwela

May 20, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Volunteer call center agents join hands in rehabilitating two public elementary schools in Manila

HAND ON THE SAND. Volunteers smooth out the students’ desks with sandpaper before applying a fresh coat of paint. All photos by Donatela Manlongat/

Giving the gift of light to typhoon-struck Malapascua

May 13, 2014 - 11:14 AM

In Malapascua Cebu donated solar lamps are helping a community affected by Typhoon Haiyan recover

In the company of mentors

May 12, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Soldiers help an orphaned child finish his high school education and learn about caring for the next generation in the process

Life is hard for displaced Zamboanga residents

May 12, 2014 - 2:20 PM

The everyday challenge of enduring lengthy lines and sanitation measures in the main evacuation site worsened matters for internally displaced people of Zamboanga

Filipino youth: Safeguard your ‘patrimoney’!

May 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

With no SK elections this year the youth need to know how money meant for them will be spent by barangays all over the country

The rise of Santa Fe

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:45 PM

The UNDP s cash for work program is helping families affected by Haiyan rebuild their interrupted lives

SURVIVING. Trinidad Bato-Balono smiles with her family after a clean-up operation in Santa Fe, Cebu. All photos from Anna Lamentillo

Haiyan widow honors the dead by moving on

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Women in Haiyan affected areas are learning to stand on their own feet after the deaths of their loved ones

Makati produces first senior high school graduates

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:03 AM

The senior high school graduates from the Higher School ng UMak are the first and the largest batch to graduate in the Philippines

Women who inspire change

Mar 28, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Meet six Magsaysay laureates who inspired tremendous changes in society for both men and women

Citizens wanted: Attend your barangay assembly day

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Billions of pesos are at stake at this year s first barangay assembly

FROM DILG. A poster on the Barangay Assembly. Linked by Luisito Gepuela

Law school jitters

Mar 18, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The real adventure of lawyers begins on the first day of class

The glorification of busy

Mar 13, 2014 - 6:40 PM

We are walking machines on busy streets not having even the luxury of looking at the people we come across We are busy we are productive but we are not present

Getting back up on her feet

Mar 02, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Football player Margarette Sosing has had enough of Super Typhoon Yolanda This time she is putting up a fight for survivors

UP elections conclude with low voter turnout

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:20 AM

Only 48 07 of UP Diliman students voted in this year s student council elections

Women launch movement for peace participation in Mindanao

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Women should have a seat at the table of decision makers who will build the peace in Mindanao

No electricity? No problem! - A classroom on the go

Jan 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

A young engineer sets out to bridge the digital divide and teach kids about the wonders of sciene

KIDS AND SCIENCE. The young children are all engrossed in the simple yet fascinating wonders of science. Photo by Marc de Leon

A 'dignified' housing alternative

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:45 PM

After Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house Nonoy and his family lived in a pigpen offered by a neighbor

A chapel rises after Typhoon Yolanda

Jan 05, 2014 - 6:24 PM

As the chapel rose from destruction so did the community

LIGHT IN THE DARK. The community celebrates the rebuilding of their community chapel as parish priest Fr. Gerry Sabado shares his reflection. All photos by Br. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR

UP lantern parade: lighting the way for Yolanda recovery

Dec 19, 2013 - 1:47 PM

This year’s theme “Maalab Na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus” is in solidarity with the recent tragedy that struck the nation

Strength in loss: A Yolanda survivor’s tale

Dec 17, 2013 - 8:00 AM

I realized that life is so fleeting I wish I was able to tell my mother how much I love her

LAST MOMENTS. Days before typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban in Leyte, Kathleen Geremias (2nd from right) was smiling with her friends. Photo submitted by Janessa Tek-ing

10 things you didn't know about Carlos P. Romulo

Dec 15, 2013 - 6:20 PM

On his 28th death anniversary we commemorate the life of Carlos P Romulo with this list of 10 things you may not know about him

Colonel Romulo. CPR served as a colonel in the US army and aide-de-camp to General MacArthur. All photos courtesy of Liana Romulo

Remembering Sendong through arts

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Sendong survivors commemorate their experience during the catastrophe through “Straight from the Art

Improving education: The Jesse Robredo way

Nov 03, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Mayors from all over Luzon came together to learn about good governance social accountability and leadership

Kerry speaks with ASEAN young leaders

Oct 30, 2013 - 4:56 PM

U S Secretary John Kerry talks to ASEAN youth during his recent visit to Brunei

Aftershock: A visita iglesia

Oct 16, 2013 - 11:32 AM

The earthquake destroyed heritage churches that were set for repair and rehabilitation

DISHEARTENING. This is how Eliza Macalandag describes the damage she saw in her province.

From small to big ideas: Why things matter

Oct 14, 2013 - 10:34 AM

From music to maps the speakers of TEDxDiliman talk about their passions and why they matter to our society

Teach peace to build a culture of peace

Oct 02, 2013 - 4:55 PM

What is peace? Is it simply the absence of conflict? For Bai Rohaniza “Honey” Sumndad Usman peace is a way of life

Foreign students in the PH share scholarship tips

Sep 29, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Three Southeast Asian students in the Philippines share tips on how to successfully apply for a scholarship

An afternoon on courage

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Readers and fans of Palanca award winner Shakira Sison gather the courage from her words on love relationships and staying true to yourself

Beauty in chaos

Sep 08, 2013 - 3:28 PM

A freelance photographer shares in photos and words his anger at the corruption laden Pork Barrel system

Challenges and barriers in Manila: A Cambodian worker’s story

Sep 02, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Though many Cambodians choose to work in the Philippines most of them don’t last too long because they feel lonely

Retracing Jesse’s last route

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:33 PM

For the first time since her husband s death Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo visits the crash site

REMEMBER JESSE. Camarines Sur Rep Leni Robredo lays white flowers at the site of a plane crash where her husband and two others perished to commemorate his 1st death anniversary. Photo by Raffy Magno/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro officials sworn in

Jun 30, 2013 - 2:54 PM

Top officials of Cagayan de Oro city take their oaths of office on June 30

Relocated families return to vote

May 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM

On election day Nancy says 150 voters return to their former neighborhood to vote

Election disturbances reported in Zamboanga City

May 13, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Most polling centers in Zamboanga City were marred with problems brought about by malfunctioning precinct count and optimal count PCOS machines with the exception of barangays Pasonanca and Tugbungan

Pagadian Comelec: 'We're 100% ready'

May 13, 2013 - 4:00 AM

Pagadian City Zamboanga del Sur all set for May 13 elections

Comelec urges election vigilance in Calamba

May 13, 2013 - 2:20 AM

Laguna Comelec officials urge voters to report vote buying and election related violence

IN PHOTOS: Paper politics

May 12, 2013 - 8:39 PM

Philippine elections are as colorful as the campaign posters that advertise tomorrow s leaders

Discreet vote-buying cases reported in Dumaguete

May 10, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Negros Oriental election supervisor admits cases of vote buying in the province

Tagbilaran City set for elections

May 09, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Local Comelec officials say that Bohol is ready for elections

IPs seek leaders who recognize their rights

May 09, 2013 - 8:56 PM

Dumagats of Tanay Rizal seek better representation in order to defend their rights

Bohol tower housing signal jammer?

May 09, 2013 - 1:22 AM

Illegally constructed tower in Bohol alleged tool for election transmission disruption

Kagay-anons run for free, fair elections

May 05, 2013 - 9:11 PM

There have been alleged cases of fraud as CF cards were found in a dumpsite while votes were being counted in the May 2010 elections

Power failure threatens election operations in Zamboanga

May 04, 2013 - 9:35 AM

While the Comelec asserts they are prepared for election day power failure that lasts up to 8 hours remains a threat

10 Things to remember on Election Day

May 04, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Election Day is the only day when everyone is truly equal One vote per person regardless of social status or intellectual capacity