Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

PH has slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:41 PM

The global average internet connection speed is 7 2 Mbps but the Philippines falls short with an average of 5 5 Mbps

Indian politician nabbed over illegal adoption ring

Mar 01, 2017 - 5:17 PM

The head of the adoption center at the heart of the scandal Chandana Chakraborty tells investigators Juhi Choudhury of the Bharatiya Janata Party had been involved in child trafficking for several years

Madonna felt 'compelled' to adopt twins – court papers

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The High Court in the Malawian capital Lilongwe grants the singer permission to adopt twins Esther and Stella

Madonna in Malawi to apply to adopt 2 more kids – court

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Mlenga Mvula spokesman of the Lilongwe High Court says they are looking into whether Madonna can adopt two more children

Duterte on BPO, war on drugs, new UN secretary-general | Midday wRap

Dec 13, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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DepEd: P28.8B donated to public schools from 2011-2015

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:27 PM

The education department gets financial support from the private sector and other program partners through the Adopt A School Program

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Foundlings are Filipino citizens? No basis for it

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:14 PM

I do not follow the reasoning that draws from the proposition that foundlings are under these laws presumed to be natural born Filipinos

push for rural development - Senator Grace Poe gestures as she hammers a point on why rural development must be a top priority of the government in addressing poverty and raise the standard of living, in a forum in cagayan de Oro city on Tuesday, May 26,2015. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Sereno to Poe camp: Show possible implication of case on foundlings

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED We have to be careful that we are not by a rigid reading of what we consider a failure to enumerate foundlings we are going to create unintended consequences says the Chief Justice

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The interpellation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, January 26 caps the 3-hour oral arguments on the disqualification case against Grace Poe at th Supreme Court. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Welcome to the family: Adult adoptions in corporate Japan

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:02 PM

A century old tradition keeps family run companies alive

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Stop calling Grace Poe a 'foundling': Drop the 'F' word

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Why can t they recognize Philippine film icons Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr as her parents? Must they keep calling them her adoptive parents 40 some years later?

File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Poe’s adoption case, PDAF charges, Google’s new logo | 6PM wRap

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

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WATCH: Grace Poe cries as she talks about her parents, adoption

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe insists she will not back down from the fight against those questioning her citizenship as this would only allow the further discrimination of other abandoned children

EMOTIONAL. Senator Grace Poe breaks into tears as she pays "homage" to her adoptive parents, movie stars Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr.

Have coffee, pet a cat

Aug 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The ‘catvocacy’ of Cat Café Manila is to let new guests experience how puspins or pusang Pinoy can be great pets and be adopted by responsible pet owners

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Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

Aug 02, 2015 - 10:02 AM

August is Charlize s second adopted baby after son Jackson

Use tech to scale up CSR

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Groups in the Corporate Social Responsibility space should not think of technology as something that s isolated from what s happening in the world today says technopreneur Manny Ayala

Not just Grace Poe, but about us

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM

To say that a foundling cannot be considered a Philippine citizen is a violation of a child’s and a human being’s basic and inalienable human right to bear a nationality from birth

India police break up adoption racket of stolen babies

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Police in the Indian capital say they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples

THE STOLEN. An Indian child joins others as they shout slogans while taking part in an anti-trafficking march in Kolkata, 25 February 2007. Photo by  Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP

'Drop the A word': Grace Poe and PH adoption stigma

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The ‘ampon’ adopted child is some kind of an elephant in the room in some Filipino families

'ANSWER ALLEGATIONS.' Senator Grace Poe challenges Vice President Binay to answer corruption allegations against him. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Quake-hit Nepal suspends adoptions

May 27, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare says it is imposing the ban as part of a package of measures after rescuing more than 50 children

In this file photo, an injured boy takes rest in a temporary shelter camp after his home was destroyed in the 25 April earthquake, near Kathmandu, Nepal, April 28, 2015.  Abir Abdullah/EPA

DA to roll out ‘Green Super Rice’

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The agriculture department will roll out a program distributing the newly approved rice breed along with hybrid rice and certified inbred seeds to help farmers hit record harvests

Metal body for Samsung Galaxy S6, Snapchat and strippers, Internet's great debate (Techrap)

Mar 02, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Samsung is about to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapchat and strippers were they made for each other? And Internet’s great debate in 2015 erupts over a dress

Internet adoption slows for 4th year in a row –

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

According to the report Internet adoption slows from 14 7 in 2010 to just 6 6 in 2014

STATE OF CONNECTIVITY. Image from Facebook Newsroom.

Consider adopting a child, gov't asks couples

Feb 23, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Have you ever though of adopting a child? The government asks potential parents

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:28 PM

People seeking surrogacy in the country will have to prove that they are unable to bear children and have no relatives to act as surrogates on their behalf

Slovaks vote on same-sex marriage, adoption ban

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:39 PM

In this predominantly Roman Catholic member of the EU many see equality and diversity as liberal values imported from the West to undermine the traditional nuclear family

BAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE? A man casts his ballot for a referendum on the protection of the traditional family and maintain a ban on same-sex marriage at a polling station in Bratislava, Slovakia, 07 February 2015. Photo by Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Give adoption a chance

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Perhaps it’s absolutism that prevents people from adopting the narcissistic belief that our bloodline is so important and that a child lacking our genetic make up is not a perfect child

Custody battle forewarns moms yielding child for adoption

Sep 30, 2014 - 8:42 PM

The 9 page decision is penned by Associate Justice Martin Villarama in a case that is one of its kind

Metro creeks: Less trash, but water quality not improving

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In Metro Manila 70 of households depend on septic tanks which may leak human waste into underground aquifers or don t have septic tanks and get rid of waste unregulated means

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after 6-year ban

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Americans have been unable to adopt from Vietnam since a 2008 ban imposed due to US embassy concerns that many adoptees had been trafficked or given up after their families were coerced

Six-month-old girl Bui Thi Lien lies plays on a bed at an orphanage 24 February 2004 in Northern province of Hoa Binh. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Marina Cruz: From artist to investor

Aug 18, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Acclaimed Filipino artist Marina Cruz shares her insights about her craft her family and providing for the future

[Two Pronged] Adoption woes: Part 2

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM

A couple adopts a child – but the mother cannot get along with the little girl The father is caught in the middle How can they navigate this tricky relationship?

[Two Pronged] Adoption woes: Part 1

Jul 20, 2014 - 10:57 AM

We have tried our best to do our best for her but after 5 years we re not seeing any real change in her personality worries one adoptive father

DSWD celebrates Adoption Consciousness Week

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:10 PM

There are over 2 million orphans in the Philippines What can you do to help?

NO HOMES, NO FAMILIES. The Adoption Consciousness Week aims to raise awaraness about the importance of adhering to the legal procedures of adoption in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Woman behind 'Philomena' film meets Pope Francis

Feb 06, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The woman behind the movie Philomena which tells the story of how her son was taken away by the Church meets Pope Francis

WOMAN WITH A CAUSE. Philomena Lee visits the office of Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to discuss a new adoption initiative, The Philomena Project, at the Hart Senate Office Building on January 30, 2014. AFP File Photo

The ingenuity of the Filipino spirit

Dec 25, 2013 - 10:41 AM

It is not because Filipinos are naturally resilient but maybe because to be strong is the only option left for them and their loved ones to survive

FILIPINO INVENTOR. A fisherman fashions together two refrigerators in this makeshift boat. Photo by Anton Mari Lim

Aquino on gay marriage: Is it good for their children?

Dec 03, 2013 - 5:01 PM

President Benigno Aquino III asks whether being raised by same sex couples is a desirable environment for a child

UNDECIDED. President Benigno Aquino III says he is unsure about how children will be affected by gay marriages, thus undecided on his stance. Malacanang Photo Bureau

Over 18,000 Haiyan survivors flock to Manila

Dec 01, 2013 - 11:27 PM

This is based on recent data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Lawaan mayor thankful for MMDA's 'adopt-a-town' scheme

Nov 16, 2013 - 6:30 AM

Yolanda hit Lawaan town is getting a little help from a friend: Navotas City

REBUILDING EFFORTS. In Eastern Samar, towns need help rebuilding what has been lost. All photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Breasts for rent — for breastfeeding

Aug 07, 2013 - 3:28 PM

A nurse rents her breasts for 100 euros a day for babies of gay men

AN UNUSUAL OFFER. Despite a health law against selling breast milk, an unnamed nurse rents her breasts to breastfeed babies of gay men

Dine with PAWS: Dining with my best friend

Apr 07, 2013 - 6:28 PM

After spending a few moments with Rosie Sharon Cuneta immediately said she would adopt her that she would sponsor all of her needs together with some of the special needs dogs at the PAWS shelter

ANIMAL LOVING BEAUTIES. (From left) Karylle with Shih-Tzu Lucky, Carla D., and Joey Mead King with Hershey. All photos courtesy of PAWS

Australia formally apologizes for forced adoptions

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The adoptions driven largely by religious groups in the post war period created a lifelong legacy of pain and suffering

Forever homes, loving families

Mar 17, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Complete papers pedigree and a high price don’t make for a better pet — a loving family and space to roam do

MEET MOMO. Momo is from the Mandaluyong Animal Shelter (MAS). PAWS helps MAS by spaying and neutering the dogs, a few at a time, to get them ready for adoption. Momo had leg surgery and is ready to go to a loving home. All photos courtesy of Kathy Moran

Vatican approves 'Adopt a Cardinal' website

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The Vatican gave its blessing to a new German website called Adopt a Cardinal that is encouraging the faithful to pray for individual cardinals chosen at random by a computer program

Russia worried orphan 'harmed by lesbian couple'

Feb 20, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Unlike some US states Russia does not recognise same sex marriages

Putin signs law banning US adoptions

Dec 28, 2012 - 9:12 PM

President Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on the adoption of Russian children by American families

Putin vows to sign anti-US adoption bill

Dec 27, 2012 - 11:39 PM

The move adds new strains to the uneasy relations between the former Cold War foes