Rappler's latest stories on #InspireCourage
During the #InspireCourage session, speakers will answer basic questions: What do they do exactly? Why are they passionate about this initiative? How can other people help?
'No Aeta had imagined that they could become a doctor. We’ve been experiencing discrimination in the lowlands for so long that we’ve grown to fear studying with non-Aetas,' says 18-year-old Mary Rose Alejo
Little acts of kindness go a long way this Christmas 2018
Let's look back at some of the stories that renewed hope and inspired Filipinos in 2018
66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books
'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
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
'Failure is your best teacher,' says Angelo Casimiro, who is known for his insole power generator and the life-size BB-8 projects
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.
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.
For Ed Sarao, the jeepney is the lifeblood of the Philippines
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?
Meet Maria Theresa Castañas Centeno, a former lady guard at a Parañaque warehouse, who shifted to driving an e-jeepney
JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way
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
Dahn Saliendra, a graduating student from Notre Dame of Marbel University, talks about his inspiring Facebook post
’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi
We encourage the government to answer these uncomfortable questions and avoid using its immense power to obstruct and harass
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
Visitors from far places go to Jovellar, Albay, to experience the hidden underground river. Why should Annaliza Broqueza leave her hometown?
'He makes every Filipino and Boholano proud of his action,' local journalist Alan Nalzaro Dalagan of Loboc says
Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change
'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 the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit
We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual
Nanay Ely is just one of thousands of Filipino indigent seniors who continue to work to make ends meet
Rappler is not alone in this challenging environment. Other journalists and media companies have been subjected to covert and overt forms of harassment.
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
Kagay anon youth leader Ernesto Neri believes in the importance of enabling the youth to engage in local governance and nation building
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
This bubbly street vendor brings joy to passersby in Cebu City with his jokes and colorful costumes
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
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
Youth Sports Advocacy uses sports to transform kids to become better individuals Some of their trainees have become varsity players in their respective schools
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
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
Last November 11 Rappler recognized 5 exemplary individuals who have made waves in their fields and communities
We ask Jimmy Alapag about his thoughts on InspireCourage
We face vastly changing times and they demand more from us as citizens
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
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
It is tempered rage inspired idealism and a firm anchor that sustain journalists through the toughest and most trying of times
Whatever environment the threats take place – under a dictatorship or a polarized environment high on impunity – this virtue remains
What have you learned about yourself from taking on intimidating challenges?