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Older dads' kids run higher health risks at birth – study

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Babies of fathers 45 and older are more likely to be underweight or wind up in intensive care, says a research published by The BMJ

5 gifts your dad wants to get for Father's day

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Is your dad a #Lazaddict? Perfect!

'Mr Bean' actor Rowan Atkinson to be a father again

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:19 PM

The actor is expecting a child with actress Louise Ford

British actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic stadium in London. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

North Korea missile tests 'disturbing' for PH – expert

May 06, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Korea expert Robert Kelly says the real concern for the Philippines is being on the flight path of North Korea s missile tests

TOP CONCERN. Robert Kelly, political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, says the Philippines should be concerned about North Korea's missile tests. Rappler photo

WATCH: Meet Star-Lord's dad in new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Star Lord Gamora Drax Rocket and Baby Groot are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Julia Montes meets her biological father, Martin Schnittka

Dec 27, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Hindi ko aakalain na darating ang araw na ito makikita at makakasama ko siya Julia says after meeting her father

Screengrab from Instagram/montesjulia08

Australian dad jailed for raping, pimping daughter

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:15 PM

He arranged for 6 other men to have sex with his young daughter while he watched or participated

Palaro Bicolano brothers play basketball for OFW mom and diabetic dad

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Inspirasyon namin ang aming parents gusto naming maging proud sila sa amin

BROTHERS. Rufino B. Sablaon III, 14, and brother John Remo B. Sablaon, 12, of Polangui, Albay show off their basketball skills to Albay’s Schools Division Office employees. Photo by Sercy Sallao

Lea Salonga's father Feliciano Salonga dies

Jan 31, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Rear Admiral Feliciano Salonga dies at the age of 86

Robert Kiyosaki: ‘Biggest’ market crash likely in 2016

Dec 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The bestselling author details why stock market manipulation may result in a crash bigger than in 2007

GLOBAL WARNING. Kiyosaki (center)  says that part of the reason he travels and gives talks around the world is to warn people of what is happening in the global economy. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Robert Kiyosaki: Traditional school is useless

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The bestselling author tells Filipinos why doing well in school no longer works and why savers are losers

OUTSPOKEN. 'The most stupid people today are going to school working hard, investing long term in the stock market, and paying off school debt,' says Robert Kiyosaki. Photos courtesy of Laurus Enterprises

Dingdong Dantes: Vote based on issues, not just emotions

Sep 01, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Dingdong discusses responsible voting plus more on Starstruck 6

When one is distant from a father

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:09 AM

There is no shame on my part in sharing the fact that I never really became close to my father

'Dad bods' conquer Cannes

May 23, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Stars ranging from Colin Farrell Joaquin Phoenix and Gerard Depardieu sport dad bods as a bit of male flab has come to be known in well received movies premiering at cinema s top showcase

DAD BOD. In Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man', Phoenix stars as a world-weary – and distinctly unsporty – philosophy professor who proves irresistible to a smart female student played by Emma Stone. Screengrab from Irrational Man trailer

The 'dad bod' is about the woman

May 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM

It is really about how the dad bods make women feel better about themselves This confidence boost is rooted in the man’s averageness

A cheat sheet on last minute gifts

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:58 AM

It’s not always easy thinking of gifts for people especially those who have it all so here are a few clever suggestions

Go Daddy-o: Video evidence of the best dads ever

Jun 15, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Youtube bears evidence of some of the best daddies in the world

A letter to Tatay

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:09 PM

I wish you were here to give your opinion about my professional and personal issues – from mundane office concerns and painful emotional skirmishes with past girlfriends to my own contradictions and inanities

5 things dads say (and what they often mean)

Jun 14, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Some dads may hold their feelings back but it doesn t mean they don t love you

#AskMargie: Dating single parents

Jun 07, 2014 - 4:00 PM

What should we remember when dating a single parent?

Which 'HIMYM' scene was too 'gut-wrenching' to make the cut?

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Attention How I Met Your Mother fans: could this tidbit change how you feel about the ending?

HARD TO SAY GOODBYE. Would the addition of a short scene change how you feel about the show? Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Meg Ryan joins cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff

Apr 24, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Meg Ryan will voice Future Sally in the upcoming show How I Met Your Dad

'Thor' actor Hemsworth welcomes newborn twins

Mar 22, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Chris Hemsworth is now a dad to two baby boys His wife Elsa Pataky delivered the twins last Thursday

NEW PARENTS! Actor Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcome newborn twins! AFP File Photo

Meet the Mother: Greta Gerwig cast in ‘How I Met Your Dad’

Feb 12, 2014 - 3:53 PM

This time we’ll meet the mother first while the identity of the dad remains a mystery

Casting underway for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

Feb 01, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Details about the group of friends featured in the reported HIMYM spin off have emerged Could anyone ever replace Ted Robin Marshall Lily and Barney?

9 SEASONS. The cast of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ seen here in this 2006 photo taken at a press tour for the show

Justin Bieber, dad, manager tweet after star's arrest

Jan 25, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Justin Bieber thanks his Beliebers while his manager and his dad tweet their support

KING OF POP? A photo posted by Bieber on Instagram after his arrest appears to compare Bieber to the late Michael Jackson. Screen grab from Justin Bieber's Instagram account

Webhits: How to fight a baby

Dec 05, 2013 - 8:10 AM

This dad takes baby care to a whole new level

Notes on an old soul

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Or reflections on my dad and his projection in his children and grandson

OUR FAMILY'S PILLARS. Papa and Mama, now retired in the US. Photo by Mariela Palomo

Bonding with your kids through reading

Jun 16, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Literature is is a portal especially for families to discovering new worlds along with each other’s ideas and opinions

BONDING TIME. 'For generations, fathers have normally been viewed as distant and only fulfill the role of provider. Having him read to the kids breaks this distance and creates a great bonding time with the children.'

Happy even after: The Daddy-Mommy

Jun 16, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Looking back, I can say that I never imagined how much I enjoy being a being a solo mom and the lessons it has taught me

FAMILY OF TWO. It’s not the breakup of a marriage or relationship that makes you a failure, it’s what you make of yourself after it that does

There’s a father in here somewhere

Jun 16, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Parents aren’t born fully formed and with super powers Most of the time we’re grasping in the dark

THIS FATHER CARES. How important is breastfeeding to a dad? Marc Fong tells us.

Family finance: Raising stock market kids

Jun 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Edward Lee and Eleanore Teo the father daughter tandem of online stockbroker COL Financial promote the cause of saving and investing among children

TEAM EFFORT. Eleanore Teo and Edward Lee of COL Financial. All photos by Edric Chen

What I inherited from my Dad

Jun 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hajji Alejandro’s secret to being youthful is no big mystery at all It’s simply his attitude toward life

FATHER OF THE BRIDE. Hajji at my wedding in Boracay. Photo courtesy of Raymund Isaac

My dad, the adventurer

Jun 16, 2013 - 9:23 AM

His sense of wonder and easy delight never left him despite the troubles that came his way

AN ADVENTUROUS SOUL. This dad remains game for anything. All photos courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang

Be a father (even when you are not one)

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Whether you are happily married or a single mom all mothers should know how to sometimes be a father to their children

IMPORTANT ROLE. There are nights when my son could not sleep, or when he’d be struggling with a difficult situation in school. When he needs to talk, sometimes about seemingly unimportant matters, I would sit down with him and talk.

Celebrating Father’s Day without a Father

Jun 16, 2013 - 6:20 AM

By recognizing he is still with us no matter what we learn to honor him

VICTORIA AND HER ANGEL. Victoria and her dad shortly after she was born. Photo courtesy of Victoria Herrera

On Father's Day: 'How do I love thee?'

Jun 15, 2013 - 10:42 PM

On Father’s Day I am grateful for my true partner in parenting because if it takes a village to raise a child it’s much easier to manage the madness when you know you have a teammate and partner by your side

NINO AND GELLIBEAN. 'He loved the daughter we were given, enough for both of us.' Photo by Joy Jesena-Barcelon courtesy of Mish Aventajado

The ideal Father’s Day gifts

Jun 15, 2013 - 9:51 PM

If we strip away the consumerism of Father’s Day here’s what Rappler’s resident dad thinks should be left behind

BEYOND THE CLICHÉ. The necktie is a universal symbol for fatherhood. But what will we find out about fathers behind the symbol?

Pamper products just for Dad

Jun 15, 2013 - 5:53 PM

On Father s Day give him something he won t expect: beauty products

AFTERSHAVE BALM. Even dads need to take care of their skin. All photos courtesy of Marks & Spencer

If I were a Mother

May 12, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Rappler’s resident Dad attempts – albeit awkwardly – to thank his wife for being a great Mom

MOTHER’S LOVE. There is no other love in this world as strong as a mother’s love for her children. Photo by Praisaeng/

Family food from a food family

Oct 30, 2012 - 10:33 AM

In case you re staying in the city with your family during the break here s where you spend some family fun time while enjoying good food too

(FROM LEFT) BOKIE VILLAVICENCIO, Cara V. Espinosa and Mara Villavicencio. All photos by Jyle Sulit

The evolution of diaper changing

Oct 28, 2012 - 4:44 PM

Another piece from one of Rappler s resident contributor dads

'DIAPER DAD' MICHAEL WITH his mini-me. Photo from Sharon Pe Yu's Facebook page

This charming man

Jun 28, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Faint memories may be all that Rick Rocamora has of his father but he knows his dad is alive in him

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Rick Rocamora inherited his dad's magnetic personality. Photo by Coricks Ibarra

[Family] Simple super man

Jun 22, 2012 - 6:54 AM

A father s greatness can be found in his simplest acts of love

[Family] My father's daughter

Jun 21, 2012 - 10:58 AM

A daughter adopts her father s daughter Confused? Read their story

A BONDING MOMENT with dad in one of the beaches back home. Photo from Gemma Dagaas

[Family] Coming full circle

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Love works in mysterious ways and across generations

NO BOND LIKE THEIRS. Life has a way of fixing things, including family relationships. Photo from Bubbles Salvador

[Family] The son who returned

Jun 19, 2012 - 9:36 AM

The story of the prodigal son is not uncommon — in various forms — even in Filipino families

A STEADFAST GUIDE. My father never stopped giving us helpful reminders even if we ignored him. Photo from Patrick Taguibao

[Father's Day] Give your dad a break

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:49 AM

It wasn t until her mom died that she realized how much her dad has given them

A FATHER'S STRENGTH sometimes forces him to hide his pain, but children always feel, always know. Photo from Juna May Yanoyan

[Father's Day] Adventure dad

Jun 17, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Adventure time with dad can NEVER go wrong

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE. In our family's case, we choose our adventures together. Photo from Keisha Halili