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Post-pageant life, Katarina Rodriguez remains committed to charity work

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

From HIV/AIDS awareness and peace education, the former Miss World Philippines 2018 queen now takes on the cause of teenage pregnancy with Save the Children

Italian child sex offender arrested in Davao City

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Lorenzo Marchesi 'was believed to be engaging children online to lure and groom them for both online and in-person sexual exploitation,' says the International Justice Mission

ARRESTED. Police handcuff Lorenzo Marchesi at the holding facility of the Bureau of Immigration in Davao City. Photo from International Justice Mission

Pneumonia epidemic is deadliest child killer – aid groups

Nov 12, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Pneumonia is preventable but still kills more children – 800,000 under the age of 5 last year – than any other infection, says UNICEF in a joint statement to mark World Pneumonia Day

Turkey rules 'Rebel Girls' children's book be treated as porn

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:41 AM

'Some stories will have a detrimental influence on the minds of those under the age of 18,' the Turkish government says about 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls', a series of inspiring stories about women of history for young children

House bill seeks to protect husbands, same-sex partners from domestic abuse

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004

Rappler Talk: A message to #WhenElaiMetBoyet on its social media post

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Advocates encourage celebrities to stop using people on the spectrum for entertainment

Imee Marcos questions need for children's welfare body

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Senator Imee Marcos asks: 'Relevant pa ba 'yan?'

ACCOMPLISHMENT? Senator Imee Marcos presses the Council for the Welfare of the Children to tell the committee about its 'most important accomplishment.' Photo by Angie de Silva

'Maggie, blaze the trail for illegitimate children such as you'

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:32 PM

A hearing at the Supreme Court turns emotional as petitioner Maggie Ho Aquino claims her right to inherit from her grandfather, and is urged by a justice to see the case through

INHERITANCE RIGHTS. The Supreme Court tackles the constitutionality of Article 992 of the Civil Code which says illegitimate children cannot inherit from the legitimate relatives of her parents or vice versa. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Elderly members of 'Protect the Children' march to mediate between police and demonstrators, and buy protesters time when the cops start to charge

DEFIANT SILVER HAIRS. This picture taken on September 7, 2019 shows "Grandpa Wong," 85, shielding protesters from the police by holding his walking stick up along with other "silver hair" volunteers in the Tung Chung district in Hong Kong. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP)

Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

Experts to SC: Strike down law that discriminates vs illegitimate children

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:44 PM

PSA data says that in 2017, there were more illegitimate children than legitimate children in the Philippines

Hundreds of Manila minors taken into custody for staying out past curfew

Sep 03, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's curfew memorandum seeks to penalize parents for their perceived neglect of underaged kids

‘RESCUED.’ Manila police report that they ’rescued’ minors, especially those from Tondo, who were caught violating the curfew ordinance from September 2-3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. to allow indefinite detention of migrant children – DHS

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:38 PM

The move is aimed at deterring migrant expectations that they will be released after being arrested by the US border authorities and able to disappear into the US population

MIGRANTS. This file photo shows Central American migrant children traveling to the United States, play at a temporary shelter in downtown Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on December 26, 2018. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Binibining Pilipinas queens visit Philippine Children's Medical Center, spends time with kids

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The queens spend time with the children of Philippine Children’s Medical Center

Israel delays deportation of Filipina worker, Israeli-born son

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The lawyer for Rosemarie Perez and her 13-year-old son Rohan has requested an urgent hearing on their status in a bid to have them remain in Israel

Supreme Court tackles inheritance rights of illegitimate children

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) The High Court is set to discuss Article 992 of the Civil Code which says an illegitimate child has no right to inherit from the legitimate relatives of his father or mother

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Our results suggest that young children must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it

CHILDHOOD LESSONS. Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair. Natalia Lebedinskaia/Shutterstock.com

Born in Israel, hundreds of Filipino children risk expulsion

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The United Children of Israel says some 600 families could now face expulsion over a loss of residency status

ISRAEL IS HOME. Filipino children carry a banner which reads in Hebrew 'Don't deport me' during a protest against deportation in Tel Aviv on August 6, 2019. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Europe's most wanted online child sex offender nabbed in Cebu

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The arrest of Nelson Siacor Torayno, a 32-year-old Filipino, was kept from the public for months following his arrest due to ongoing investigations, according to the International Justice Mission

FACE OF EVIL. Nelson Torayno allegedly raped his child victims, filmed the attacks, and sold the videos on the dark web. Photo from the International Justice Mission

INFOGRAPHIC: Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip to Singapore

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Are you into sports, food, or the arts? You’ll surely make memories you’ll never forget!

Tom Holland visits patients at Seoul Children's Hospital

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:57 PM

'Spider-Man' actor Tom Holland gives kids a superhero surprise of a lifetime!

U.S. border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:56 AM

John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5

Migrant children from different Latin American wait to receive food at the Casa del Refugiado, or The House of Refugee, a new centre opened by the Annunciation House to help the large flow of migrants being released by the United States Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 2019. The 125,000 foot space will accomodate about 500 migrants, with plans to expand for up to 1,500. While this is larger then other centres in the El Paso area, Father Ruben Garcia the director of Annunciation house says that they will still rely on churches around the community for help housing migrants. According to the CBP, border patrol agents apprehended 92,607 people along the southwest border in March, up from 66,884 in February. US President Donald Trump, who has made immigration the core of his message to his conservative base, said on Twitter that "a very big Caravan of over 20,000 people" is making its way through Mexico toward the United States. Paul Ratje / AFP

Call for entries to the Asian International Children's Film Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:05 PM

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

U.S. axes non-essential services for kids at migrant shelters

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:08 PM

President Donald Trump's administration cancels special care in the from of classroom, soccer fields, and art studios, citing a lack of funding

SERVICES CUT. This file handout photo courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services dated June 20, 2018 shows unaccompanied alien children at an Office of Refugee Resettlement funded shelter in Homestead, Florida. Handout/US Department of Health and Human Services/AFP

Katarina Rodriguez is new Save the Children Philippines Ambassador

May 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Katarina is the first ambassador of the organization for the Philippines

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school

May 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual

May 16, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The guide is put together by British aid agency Save the Children and experts at Imperial College London at the request of Syrian medics working in the bloody 8-year civil war

Tummy timetables: WHO has lifestyle advice for kids

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The guidelines from the World Health Organization may read to some parents like common-sense practices, including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens

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'No obligation' to explain 6-fold increase in wealth, says Sara Duterte

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The President's daughter says she will only respond to questions about her wealth if a complaint is filed alleging violations of the law

Canada's new caregiver program raises more questions than answers

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Since the Canadian government has not laid out the criteria for the new program, it has raised a lot of uncertainty about who will qualify for it

NEW PROGRAM. Care workers attend an information session about the Trudeau government's new caregiver program. Photo by Marites Sison

Children not spared by California's homelessness crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The numbers are sobering in a state that is home to the world's fifth-largest economy but has the highest poverty rate in the US when cost-of-living is factored in

Telfair Elementary School Principal Jose Razo hands out "Thank You" notes for his students to write after a morning at Operation School Bell on February 8, 2019 in Pacoima, California, some thirty minutes drive north of downtown Los Angeles, where the children received new items such as backpacks, shoes and clothing. For Jose Razo, principal at Telfair Elementary School in Los Angeles county, his students should spend their time worrying about homework, their grades or playdates. But the harsh reality for more than a quarter of the 720 children at the school is otherwise."Food, somewhere to sleep, something to put on their back: those are the challenges our students are facing," says Razo. "Someone seven or eight years old should not have to worry about that."  Frederic J. BROWN / AFP

Davao Badjaus get birth certificates through mobile registration

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community

PH among top countries with highest increase in measles cases – Unicef

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore warns 'alarmingly high levels' of measles cases worldwide will have 'disastrous consequences' for children if not enough is done to strengthen immunization campaigns

HOSPITALIZED. Patients stricken with measles fill the pediatric ward of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on February 11, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

5 children killed in attack in Yemen's Hodeida – U.N.

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Unicef says the 5 children were "playing at home" when they were killed. It did not give details on the nature of the attack or the perpetrators.

Duterte vetoes bill banning corporal punishment for children

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) In his veto message, President Duterte says corporal punishment can be administered in a way 'that the children remember it not as an act of hate or abuse, but a loving act of discipline that desires only to uphold their welfare'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the 25th anniversary of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 19, 2019. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child exploitation

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.

NEW CENTER. The Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Center is inaugurated at the Philippine National Police national headquarters Camp Crame. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

The antidote to nagging childhood pain

Feb 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our childhood years quickly give way to the teenage years, and it is at this stage that the effects of childhood adversity usually take their toll

Baguio council proposes no-romance zone at children's park

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:14 PM

'These inappropriate acts are inimical to the welfare and moral of the children visiting the park, hence, it must be regulated,' says Councilor Joel Alangsab

Burnham file photo by Rappler

Children in conflict with the law: On finding hope and fighting fate

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:21 PM

As lawmakers debate on the MACR they think children deserve, kids continue to be exposed to environments that put them on a collision course with the law

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

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How joking around with your brothers and sisters shapes your sense of humor

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Our research has taken us a step closer to finding out just how important sharing humor with a sibling may be

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[OPINION] 'We have to stand up for the children'

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:18 PM

After performing for prisoners in New York, it broke my heart when one of them said, 'we have nothing but time'

Duterte urges Filipinos to have their kids vaccinated

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Dengvaxia scandal should not scare Filipinos from vaccinations against measles, polio, and tetanus, says President Rodrigo Duterte

FIGHTING MEASLES. Mothers with their children crowd health workers as they avail of the free anti-polio and anti-measles vaccination at a health center in Quezon City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rights groups protest outside Senate vs lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Child rights' groups including the Council for the Welfare of Children and Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns appeal to senators to focus on the proper implementation of the law instead

Children'€™s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Criminalization is not what we owe our children

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'It is unacceptable to tag a child as a criminal as if we adults and this society have no accountability for their action.'

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

DSWD to 'rescue' homeless kids, IPs begging in streets during holidays

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The DSWD says it is closely coordinating with local government units on the effort

Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens' brains – study

Dec 10, 2018 - 8:52 AM

The study indicates 9 and 10-year-old kids spending more than 7 hours a day using smart devices or playing video games show signs of premature thinning of the cortex, the brain's outermost layer that processes sensory information

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023