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US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:14 PM

'I'm disappointed I won't be able to compete with the Pride for the remainder of 2019 due to a knee injury I've been managing since the World Cup,' writes Alex Morgan on Instagram

PREMATURE EXIT. Alex Morgan is set to sit out for rest of the 2019 National Women's Soccer League season. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram

Milliam, Maneja to represent PH in WTA Future Stars

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Alexa Joy Milliam and Justine Hannah Maneja rule the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls' Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament

UP-AND-COMING. Alexa Joy Milliam (left) and Justine Hannah Maneja will don the national colors in the WTA Future Stars. Contributed photo


Meet 'Mariang Pulis': Philippines' first all-women police station in Siquijor town

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Siquijor top cop Colonel Angela Rejano says the all-women police station in Maria town 'signals the time to move forward' in strengthening the role of women in Philippine law enforcement

ALL WOMEN. The Maria police station on Saturday, September 14. PNP photo

Syd Hartha speaks out on alleged abuse by father

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:33 PM

The daughter of Eraserheads guitarist Marcus Adoro opens up about her experience of being abused

SYD HARTHA. The singer opens up about being abused by the man she's been told is her father. Screenshot from Instagram.com/syd.hartha

Petro Gazz Angels to represent PH in Taiwan tourney

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference winners hope to bring their champion form in their first international tourney

PROMISING. The Petro Gazz Angels are ready to step into the international stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

In 'Ms Monopoly,' women make more money than men

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The latest update of the classic board game features 'Ms Monopoly,' an advocate who invests in female entrepreneurs

NU Lady Bulldogs extend UAAP win streak to 82

Sep 07, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Rookie Camille Clarin drops 23 points to power the NU Lady Bulldogs past the Adamson Lady Falcons

YOUNG SENSATION. Camille Clarin leads the NU Lady Bulldogs to a 2-0 start. Photo release

Eya Laure, Jovelyn Gonzaga make SEA Grand Prix lineup

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team fields a mix of veterans and young talents in the SEA Grand Prix for its 2019 Southeast Asian Games buildup

STANDOUT ROOKIE. Eya Laure is set to debut for the senior national women's volleyball team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: NU trounces FEU, cruises to 81 straight wins

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

In an early rematch of last year's finals, defending champion NU Lady Bulldogs dominate the FEU Lady Tamaraws anew in the season opener

PERFECT. Jack Animam leads the NU Lady Bulldogs' offense with 17 points. Photo from release

2019 SEA Games: Kalei Mau targets women's volleyball gold

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fresh off a conference MVP stint, Kalei Mau believes the Philippine women's volleyball team can make it far in the 2019 SEA Games

WINNING IT ALL. Kalei Mau awaits her national team debut. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Gilas girl Fajardo relishes victory over China in FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

'Having to play China for the third time, what were the odds to win against them?' recalls FIBA 3x3 U18 bronze medalist Ella Fajardo

PROMISING TALENT. New Jersey-based Filipina Ella Fajardo contributes to the Philippines' bronze medal finish in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 Women's Asia Cup in Malaysia. Photo from FIBA

U.S. women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

Aug 20, 2019 - 1:58 PM

'We have every confidence that these world champion athletes will get what they legally deserve – nothing less than equal pay and working conditions,' says the US women's football spokesperson

ON THE MOVE. US women's football star Megan Rapinoe and her team dedicate their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup win to their fight for equal pay. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

SPARK! Philippines to hold mental health talk series on women, LGBTQ+

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors

WATCH: Meet the new March sisters in the ‘Little Women’ trailer

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh bring the beloved March sisters to life in Greta Gerwig's take on the classic novel

MARCH SISTERS. Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen play the iconic sisters in Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age novel. Screenshot from Facebook.com/LittleWomenMovie

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Shouting 'Justice!', around 250 people, mostly women, take to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico

A group of activists take part in a protest called by civil organizations against the police, after four police officers had been accused of raping a minor las t weekend in their patrol car in the Azcapotzalco neighborhood, in front of the Ministry of Public Security in Mexico City on August 12, 2019.  ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP

Osaka returns to No. 1 in WTA rankings

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Naomi Osaka regains the top spot to end the seven-week reign of Ashleigh Barty as world No. 1

BACK ON TOP. Naomi Osaka holds a slim advantage over Ashleigh Barty in the world rankings. Photo from Twitter/@WTA


PH women's rugby tops 2019 7s Trophy Series

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine Lady Volcanoes get promoted to the top-tier Asia Rugby Women's Series

CHAMPIONS. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes go undefeated in the 2019 Asia Rugby Women's 7s Trophy Series. Photo from Philippine Rugby

Emily Ratajkowski bares body hair, pens essay on women's right to choose

Aug 09, 2019 - 8:13 PM

'Women should be able to represent themselves however they want,' writes the model

TAKING A STAND. Emily Ratajkowski shows off her body hair as she stresses the importance of a woman's right to choose in an essay for Harper's Bazaar. Screenshot from Instagram.com/emrata

PH women's rugby shoots for gold in 2019 Trophy Series

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'This year, we are looking to replicate that performance and go one step further,' says women's coach Chris Everingham

FOR THE GOLD. (from left to right) Happy Denuyo, Maia Sobejana, PRFU general manager Jake Letts, coach Chris Everingham, Lily Smythe and Rassiel Sales of Philippine Volcanoes grace the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. Photo from release

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male 'guardian' approval

Aug 02, 2019 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) The landmark reform erodes the longstanding guardianship system that renders adult women as legal minors and allows their 'guardians' – husband, father and other male relatives – to exercise arbitrary authority over them

TRAVEL. Saudi Arabia will allow women to obtain passports and travel abroad without approval from a male 'guardian,' the government says on August 2, ending a longstanding restriction that drew heavy international criticism. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

U.S. coach Ellis resigns after second Women's World Cup win

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:04 AM

After steering Team USA to another World Cup crown, Jill Ellis steps down with an incredible 102-7-18 win-loss-draw record

ON TOP. Jill Ellis believes the US team will remain at the pinnacle of women's soccer. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Retooled Gilas women to pounce on elusive SEA Games gold

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:55 PM

With foreign exposure and Fil-Am reinforcement, the Gilas women's squad looks poised to clinch its 1st SEA Games gold

1ST GOLD. The Gilas women's team looks to bag the elusive SEA Games gold medal once and for all. File photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Groups push for stronger legal protection for the environment

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity

NATURE HAS RIGHTS. The groups call for the recognition and passage of 'Rights of Nature Law' on July 22, 2019. Photo by Kale Luaton, PMPI

‘Boracay girls wait for you’: Duterte’s sexist remarks in SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the State of the Nation Adress at House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras Rappler

Women subjected to shaming, harassment the most under Duterte gov't – expert

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:52 PM

'At no other time have women been subjected to shaming, humiliation, harassment, with immunity [and] impunity by a sitting president than now," says regional gender and governance adviser Socorro Reyes

For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM

First-time directors Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez bring a sexually-charged film that speaks of women empowerment

MALAMAYA. Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda play lovers in the upcoming film. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CinemalayaOfficial

Panelo: Duterte 'never bastos,' you women should know that

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

U.S. World Cup champ feted with confetti, chants of 'equal pay'

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'This group is so resilient, is so tough, has such a sense of humor, is just so bad ass,' women's football captain Megan Rapinoe on Team USA

WONDER WOMEN. Megan Rapinoe (center) flashes her iconic goal-scoring pose as she celebrates with teammates (from left) Ashlyn Harris, Alex Morgan, and Allie Long. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Rapinoe: World Cup champions USA to snub White House invite

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color,' Team USA star Megan Rapinoe tells President Donald Trump

POWER PAIR. Team USA, bannered by Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan, says it doesn’t want to lend the platform it 'worked so hard to build.' Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Women's World Cup victory a big win for gay community

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

According to Outsports, around 40 of the women who played in the World Cup are members of the LGBTQ community

BREAKTHROUGH. (from left to right) Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and defender Ali Krieger are vocal about their LGBTQ pride. Photo from Megan Rapinoe's Instagram

US rejoices after women's football World Cup win

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The USA women's football team captures its second consecutive World Cup and a record-setting fourth overall

BACK-TO-BACK. The USA women's football team defends their throne in the FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@alexmorgan


Trump congratulates US women's team on World Cup win

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

US president Donald Trump tells the US women's football team the country is 'proud of you all'

CHAMPS. Megan Rapinoe and USA capture another FIFA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@FIFAWWC


Rapinoe shines brightest at story-packed women's World Cup

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:24 PM

From winning the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot to the way she handled being attacked online by Donald Trump, Megan Rapinoe steals the show

FOOTBALL QUEENS. Megan Rapinoe leads USA to their fourth World Cup in 8 editions. Photo from FIBA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)


Rapinoe bags Golden Ball and Golden Boot at Women's World Cup

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:54 AM

Playing what may have been her last World Cup, Megan Rapinoe proves yet again that she’s a star on and off the pitch

GOLDEN. Megan Rapinoe whoops it up with her teammates after emerging as the tournament’s best player. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

USA retains World Cup as Rapinoe, Lavelle sink Dutch

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Behind star captain Megan Rapinoe, Team USA turns back the Netherlands to capture a record-setting fourth overall Women's World Cup crown

PHENOMENAL. Team USA celebrates after completing its back-to-back World Cup title bid. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Rapinoe blasts lack of respect for women's game before World Cup final

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:15 AM

‘There are two other finals going on but this is the World Cup final, this is like, cancel-everything day,’ says Megan Rapinoe

READY FOR ACTION. Megan Rapinoe assures fans that she will see action in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Photo from the US women's national team Instagram

Morgan, USA hoping for more celebrations vs Dutch pretenders

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:59 PM

After all the talk on Alex Morgan's tea-sipping goal celebration, Team USA can't wait to put on a show

TEA TIME. Team USA star Alex Morgan says she’s surprised that her goal celebration turned controversial. Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Seoul dissolves Japan fund for World War II 'comfort women'

Jul 05, 2019 - 3:28 PM

It is not clear what will happen to the money intended to compensate so-called 'comfort women' – a euphemism for those forced to provide sex for Japanese troops during World War II.

PROTEST. South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former 'comfort women,' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul.  Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

'Uniquely American' Rapinoe unfazed by Trump spat

Jul 04, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'I know I'm not perfect but I think that I stand for honesty and for truth,' says Team USA captain Megan Rapinoe after being blasted by President Donald Trump

United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring a goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and USA, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Netherlands to face USA in World Cup final

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:44 AM

An extra-time strike by Jackie Groenen lifts the Netherlands past Sweden in a grueling semifinal showdown

GLORIOUS. Netherlands midfielder Jackie Groenen (left) celebrates with  teammate Lieke Martens. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Injured Rapinoe 'expects' to be fit for World Cup final

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Megan Rapinoe looks to see action after missing out on the semis clash against England

READY FOR ACTION. Megan Rapinoe assures fans that she will see action in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Photo from the US women's national team Instagram

Morgan takes USA to World Cup final as England misses penalty

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Team USA captain Alex Morgan scores the game-winner on her 30th birthday

BIRTHDAY GOAL. Alex Morgan celebrates her 30th birthday with a goal that powers Team USA to the 2019 Women's World Cup final. Photo from FIFA World Cup Instagram

Destiny? England eye World Cup final over U.S.

Jul 02, 2019 - 5:31 PM

England is not planning to fall short in its 3rd straight semifinal at a major tournament

DEFYING ODDS. Lucy Bronze hopes England can get past a streaking US team for a 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final berth. Photo from Lucy Bronze' Instagram

Alex Morgan 'happy' to sacrifice Golden Boot for team glory

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:09 PM

'It would be a great accolade but that's not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup,' says Team USA star Alex Morgan

FOR USA. Alex Morgan does not mind winning the Golden Boot, but sets her eyes on the 2019 World Cup title. Photo from Alex Morgan's Instagram (@alexmorgan13)

Netherlands reaches 1st women's World Cup semifinal over Italy

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Netherlands' 1st ever semis berth nails them a slot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

61. Vivianne Miedema scores her 61st international goal in only 80 appearances for the Netherlands. Photo from Instagram (@oranjeleeuwinnen)

Megan Rapinoe accepts House invite after snubbing Trump

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Megan Rapinoe is heading to the House of Representatives as she accepts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' invitation

STANDING FIRM. Megan Rapinoe stars with a brace in the quarterfinal match against host France. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

'Nothing about us without us:' Youth advocates on reproductive health rights

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Youth delegates at the Women Deliver Conference call for more than the usual lip service as they asked to be involved in planning public health policy that will directly impact them

CHARTING THE FUTURE. Youth leaders (L-R) Anthony Lopez, Jo Turalde, and Neil Lomibao attend the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Screenshot from videos by Ana P. Santos/Rappler

Trans indigenous women eke out a tough living in Colombia

Jun 29, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Colombia's constitution recognizes the rights of LGBTQ people, but indigenous communities have been slower to accept them

[OPINION] The choice to be childless: Being the woman I used to fear and despise

Jun 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'A woman has to want [a child] for herself.... Otherwise, how horrible it would be to bring forth a child into the world only to regret it,' says Lot Ramirez

After Trump spat, Rapinoe powers U.S. in World Cup thriller

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Fiery Megan Rapinoe sinks host France as USA sets up a semifinal showdown against England

UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. Megan Rapinoe and Team USA deliver a ruthless performance against France to keep their title defense going. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP