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Do you want to help 'inspiring' student Jeric Reyes of Atimonan, Quezon?

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:57 PM

As others prepared for Typhoon Ompong, Grade 11 student Jeric Reyes stayed in school for a few more hours to finish his homework because they had no electricity at home

Father who walked daughter down the aisle in viral photo, passes away

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

'Yung pagmamahal mo, hindi lang ako ang nakakaramdam ngayon, but a lot of people. Madami ang naiinspire sayo. Salamat sa pagtitiis sa lahat ng sakit,' says Charlotte Villarin

'Your fight is mine': This dad's pride story will leave you in tears

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March

Scavenger to degree holder: The story of Jeb Bayawon

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Jeb Bayawon used to live in a landfill in Cagayan de Oro City until he got help to return to school 10 years ago. This year, he marches with fellow graduates of the Mindanao State University – Naawan, bringing him closer to his dream of becoming an educator.

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: 'Anak, pasado ka!' and other victorious 2017 Bar moments

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Parents wait under the heat at the Supreme Court to deliver the good news to their children

BAR VICTORY. Editha Billones calls her daughter Zandalee to inform her she has passed the 2017 Bar Examinations. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

‘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

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

#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

Do you have the grit for success?

Jul 17, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut gives tips for success – not just in career but in life

How this UP engineering grad juggled school, work as a call center agent

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:22 PM

It s not always easy to juggle school studying civil engineering and work at a call center with its various demands – but Karla Gonzales made it happen

Photo via Kalibrr  Photo via Kalibrr

A quiet Internet shop

Feb 10, 2015 - 10:19 AM

As the owner of a computer shop in Krus na Ligas Jenny Buriel finds happiness in keeping her customers truly connected