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When he called her 'Papa,' she promised to be the best father

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:05 PM

'Binuo ni Lorenz 'yung pangarap kong maging ama. Natutuwa lang ako kasi nangyari 'yun kahit hindi ko siya kadugo,' says 32-year-old lesbian Roanne Oca

UST student who endured daily long commutes graduates magna cum laude

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Mark James Operiano Capulong of the University of Santo Tomas ranks 3rd in the Economics department and is off to Spain for a contract as a language professor

Meet Angelo Casimiro, promising young Filipino innovator

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:06 PM

'Failure is your best teacher,' says Angelo Casimiro, who is known for his insole power generator and the life-size BB-8 projects

FILIPINO INNOVATOR. Know more about Angelo Casimiro in this #InspireCourage story. Photo from Angelo Casimiro/Facebook

'Sponge boy': 13 years of selling dish cleaners pays off

May 27, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Melvin Chua was 9 years old when he started selling dish sponges to send himself to school. He now works at a multinational company in posh Bonifacio Global City.

WATCH: Meet hardworking lolo, lola in Los Baños

May 13, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Rene Mojado is already 82 years old, but he still drives a jeepney to and from the UP Los Baños campus. By his side all day is his wife Aida, 76.

'King of the road': Meet the heir to the iconic Sarao jeepney business

May 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

For Ed Sarao, the jeepney is the lifeblood of the Philippines

WATCH: Woman officer trailblazes gender equality in the Philippine Army

Apr 29, 2018 - 5:57 PM

What does it take for a woman to succeed in the military? What does it take to achieve gender equality in a male-dominated world?

WATCH: E-jeepney lady driver on the joys of driving

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Meet Maria Theresa Castañas Centeno, a former lady guard at a Parañaque warehouse, who shifted to driving an e-jeepney

‘Humans of New York’ features inspiring story of Filipino soon-to-be teacher

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way

COURAGE. Despite trials, JP Villanueva kept going to support his family. Photo from Humans of New York/Facebook

Holy Week reflections: From drug addiction to priesthood

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:20 PM

For Fr Flavie Villanueva, a former drug user, faith is one of the reasons why he was able to get out of the vicious cycle of addiction

VIRAL: Story behind working student’s broom graduation photo

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Dahn Saliendra, a graduating student from Notre Dame of Marbel University, talks about his inspiring Facebook post

WORKING STUDENT. Balancing work and studies is not a piece of cake but Dahn proved it is possible to do so. Photo from Dahn Saliendra's Facebook

Sunflower farm in Quezon plants seeds of hope for PWDs

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi

Rappler to Malacañang: Don't use power to obstruct

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

We encourage the government to answer these uncomfortable questions and avoid using its immense power to obstruct and harass

#InspireCourage: Stories that inspire courage and resilience

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Amid the vitriol-fueled posts, we have seen several stories of resilience and courage online – stories that go against the narrative of division and hatred dominating our online landscape

Jovellar’s river guide: How an ecotourism project brought a former maid home

Oct 29, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Visitors from far places go to Jovellar, Albay, to experience the hidden underground river. Why should Annaliza Broqueza leave her hometown?

FORCED. As the new breadwinner of the family, Annaliza Broqueza is forced to leave her hometown in Jovella, Albay. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Taxi driver from Bohol helps save lives in Las Vegas shooting

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:12 AM

'He makes every Filipino and Boholano proud of his action,' local journalist Alan Nalzaro Dalagan of Loboc says

HEROIC DRIVER. Taxi driver Winifredo Maquindang is praised for helping save lives after the Las Vegas shooting incident. Photo from Maquindang's Facebook page

#IAmHampasLupa: Promoting farming, mindful eating on social media

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change

#InspireCourage: Giving hope to the hopeless

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:00 AM

'Try to see who is the most hopeless around you, and be that hope to that person,' Father Flavie Villanueva says at the Social Good Summit

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Lies about foreign ownership a form of harassment - Rappler

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:56 AM

We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual

WATCH: Nanay Ely, the 82-year-old crocheter of Tayuman

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Nanay Ely is just one of thousands of Filipino indigent seniors who continue to work to make ends meet

Amid harassment, Rappler vows to #InspireCourage

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Rappler is not alone in this challenging environment. Other journalists and media companies have been subjected to covert and overt forms of harassment.

Household helper graduates cum laude

May 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lucille Guiquin shares her inspiring story–from being a household helper to finishing as cum laude at the STI College in Cubao with the support of the family she works for

A Kagay-anon’s leadership journey to empower the youth

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kagay anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation building

YOUTH LEADER. Ernesto Neri's definition of becoming a man for others for the greater glory of God equates to advocating for social good.

WATCH: How shoeboxes bring hope to remote, conflict-hit schools

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Since 2012 the Philippine Army Civil Military Operations Group s Project Shoebox has given school supplies to about 300 000 students from Abra to Jolo

HOPE IN A BOX. Basilan youth receive their shoeboxes with school supplies from the Philippine Army's Civil Military Operations Group. Photo from Project Shoebox

#InspireCourage: Selling bottled water helps Cebuano student graduate

Mar 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

This bubbly street vendor brings joy to passersby in Cebu City with his jokes and colorful costumes

INSPIRING. Jay Krummer "Dodoy" Teberio graduates from college after years of selling bottled water on the streets for a living. Photo courtesy of Jay Teberio

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar

LOCAL HEALTHCARE. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health doctors currently working in the district and provincial hospitals in Northern Samar pose for a photo in front of the Tan Memorial Hospital. (L to R) Dr Alfonso Miguel Regala, Dr Terrence Antonio, Dr Raymond Luzarraga, Dr Ezekiel Valera, Dr Sophia Caranay, Dr Sherry Mombay, Dr Merlin Sanicas. Photo courtesy of Mixie Baduria

WATCH: Giving hope for a brighter future to street children

Mar 01, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Since it officially became a registered non profit organization in 1995 ChildHope Asia has helped more than 10 300 street children in Manila get a brighter future

STREET EDUCATION. Childhope Asia brings a mobile classroom to street kids in different areas. Photo courtesy of Childhope Asia

WATCH: Young athletes use sports to teach kids discipline

Feb 21, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Youth Sports Advocacy uses sports to transform kids to become better individuals Some of their trainees have become varsity players in their respective schools

TEAM WORK. Youth Sports Advocacy coaches give basketball drills to children. Photo courtesy of YSA

McDonald's ad features Cebu street boy's story

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Daniel Cabrera now 11 was captured in an inspiring viral photo in 2015 while studying outside the fastfood chain s branch in Mandaue City at night Watch the video here

#InspireCourage: The education of Daniel Cabrera

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Ever since a photo of Daniel studying on a sidewalk went viral his life has changed He now has a scholarship and his family now has a place to call home

EDUCATION. Daniel Cabrera visits the Mind Museum to learn more about science. Photo by Abigail Abigan/ Rappler

Move Awards 2016: Millennials who #InspireCourage

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Last November 11 Rappler recognized 5 exemplary individuals who have made waves in their fields and communities

Jimmy Alapag: At the end of the day, it's all courage

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:00 PM

We ask Jimmy Alapag about his thoughts on InspireCourage

MIGHTY MOUSE. Jimmy Alapag, the beloved basketball star of Filipinos, has proven time and again that you don't have to be tall to achieve great things in life – you must only have courage. File Photo from FIBA.com

Rappler thanks community, partners at #InspireCourage

Nov 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM

We believe courage is viral

#AnimatED: Inspire courage amid the despair

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We face vastly changing times and they demand more from us as citizens

#InspireCourage: Default on courage

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Courage constitutes a predisposition to do the right thing no matter – especially no matter – if doing the right thing does not redound to one’s benefit or credit

#InspireCourage: Our pledge

Nov 12, 2016 - 5:36 PM

In Rappler we stand for many freedoms But we do not stand alone

LIVE: #InspireCourage and Move Awards Night

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:14 PM

On Friday November 11 we’re holding a special night of celebration with friends and partners at the Ayala Museum in Makati City We will also be announcing the winners of the 2016 Move Awards

#InspireCourage: Tempered rage, courage in journalism

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

It is tempered rage inspired idealism and a firm anchor that sustain journalists through the toughest and most trying of times

#InspireCourage: It's a constant, ready for you to rouse

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Whatever environment the threats take place – under a dictatorship or a polarized environment high on impunity – this virtue remains

#InspireCourage: What does courage mean to you?

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:03 PM

What have you learned about yourself from taking on intimidating challenges?