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Detours from home: Baking to feel a little less lonely

May 27, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Seeing the yeast bloom, smelling vanilla, touching the fermenting dough brings me comfort

Taking care of mental health ‘selfish?’ Netizens slam ‘distasteful’ ABS-CBN post

May 01, 2020 - 1:38 PM

‘It is insensitive to anyone experiencing mental health problems when they oftentimes feel like a burden to those around them,’ one netizen says

Earth Day 2020: Climate action in the time of the coronavirus

Apr 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'Crises don't happen in a vacuum and that the issues we're confronting now, from climate to wildlife to public health, are related,' says Beatrice Tulagan of climate movement 350.org

Overcome anxiety and stay productive with these brain hacks

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Here are some psychology-driven techniques and tools to help you stay productive and feel better about working from home

'I basically slept for almost 3 years:' Ellen Adarna opens up about depression, anxiety, PTSD

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The actress reassures her followers that she is '101% okay now'

ELLEN ADARNA. The actress opens up about her mental health struggles. Screenshot from Instagram.com/maria.elena.adarna

Feeling down? Psychometricians make online test to check well-being during lockdown

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:50 PM

The free online well-being self-assessment website hopes to help people who might be wondering if the emotions they're feeling are normal during these challenging times

Photos from LifeRisks

Keep calm and cope: How to stay mentally healthy during coronavirus crisis

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Feeling a bit anxious lately? Don't worry, that's normal – here are simple but helpful tips on how to stay sane amid these trying times

Nadine Lustre talks about late brother, mental health, breakup in 'Mega' documentary

Mar 02, 2020 - 10:22 PM

'I'm always going to be thankful that that guy came into my life, no matter what happens,' says Nadine

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Archdiocese of Cebu to hold climate emergency convention

Jan 29, 2020 - 6:11 PM

'We must act together in the face of climate emergency,' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma

HOLY CHILD. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma argues that Cebuanos should love the environment as much as the Santo Niño. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Michelle Dee named goodwill ambassador for Autism Society of the Philippines

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:55 AM

The reigning Miss World Philippines carries out an advocacy close to her heart

ADVOCATE. Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee is named goodwill ambassador for the Autism Society of the Philippines. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michelledee

What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:51 PM

The association of disaster responders from the towns and cities of Albay province has come up with a list of local governments' daily priorities for 4 months following a volcanic eruption

Jobert Sucaldito slammed for joking about suicide

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:14 PM

These 'jokes' are never okay

[Right of Way] A feel good year-ender with Kuya Bernard and his road safety manual

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Taxi driver Kuya Bernard shares his own initiative on road safety

What the Philippines' CHR findings on polluters' liability mean for loss and damage negotiations at COP25

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Establishing successful legal cases could be the way to start putting pressure on rich polluting countries to finally make an action on loss and damage

Visitors arrive at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 3, 2019. Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

CHR: Big oil, cement firms legally, morally liable for climate change effects

Dec 11, 2019 - 10:19 AM

'We have found, based on the evidence presented before us and also our own research, that carbon majors may in fact be held morally liable and legally liable,' says the Philippines' Commission on Human Rights

CLIMATE ACTION. Demonstrators demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit, in Madrid, Spain on December 6, 2019. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

Leonardo di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Actors Leonardo di Caprio and Joaquin Phoenix join former US vice president Al Gore in seeking solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Advocates say ‘clean coal’ a false solution to Philippine climate crisis

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'There is no such thing as clean coal [when] it still emits carbon dioxide and other pollutants,' Rodne Galicha, lead convenor of Living Laudato Si Philippines, says

ECO NOT EGO. Some students join the Global Youth Climate Strike at Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City on Friday, September 20. The strike is a call for climate justice from government and companies. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

Kalamidad at social media

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Kailangan lang mai-channel ang ating pagkahumaling sa social media for the greater good, lalo na para sa mga nasalanta at naapektuhan ng bagyo. Puwedeng mag-fundraising, puwedeng makibalita sa relief operations.

QC children's agenda will address mental health, LGBT discrimination

Nov 29, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Other items on the agenda include bullying, teenage pregnancy, and sexual harassment, among others

NEW CHILDREN'S AGENDA. The children of Quezon City identified emerging issues that will be included in the city's governance agenda, such as mental health and LGBT discrimination. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Taclobanons urge community to combat disaster-related hoaxes

Nov 28, 2019 - 9:20 PM

During the #MoveTacloban forum, journalists, student leaders, and local government officials point out a rise of disaster-related hoax cases after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines

Journalists, student leaders, and local government officials discuss how everyone has a role to play in fighting disaster-related disinformation during #MoveTacloban at the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College on November 27. Photo by Angel Anthony Tobes/UP Vista

Private and public sector leaders gather for disaster risk reduction and management forum

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:14 PM

This is the 8th Top Leaders Forum organized by the National Resilience Council and ARISE Philippines

HANS SY. All Photos by Lisa David/Rappler

Meet the PH’s first trans woman flight attendants

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Jess Labares and Mikee Vitug now embark on their new journey as flight attendants – with flying rainbow colors

Paulo Avelino opens up about ‘dark period' in his life

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:56 AM

'Even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to have it all might be going through their own struggles,' Paulo says on Instagram, speaking up about 'fighting his own demons'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate to prioritize creation of disaster department after budget deliberations

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says that discussions on the proposed disaster resilience department can start by November 25, when the bicameral conference committee convenes to tackle the 2020 budget

POWERFUL QUAKE. A series of magnitude 6 earthquakes rocked Cotabato in a span of two weeks late October. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

How one family endures generations of depression

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Zena Bernardo has clinical depression. But what makes her depression even more difficult is that it is something three whole generations of her family experience.

Photos from Zena Bernardo

What it’s like going for a consultation at the National Center for Mental Health

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The place they call 'sa loob' is one of the most affordable places to go for psychiatric consultations

PEACE AND QUIET. The mental health institution located in Mandaluyong provides affordable psychiatric consultation services for people who have mental health conditions. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Amid rise in suicides, Iloilo to strengthen mental health crisis response

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The province records 67 deaths due to suicide from January to September 2019

Why climate migration is a human rights concern

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'Adaptation and mitigation are not enough. We need climate justice,' says United Nations special rapporteur Cecilia Jimenez Damary

ANGELINA ECHALAS. The elderly survivor found a temporary shelter in their Barangay Hall in Maynonong, Tiwi, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Ice Seguerra opens up on depression: 'I’m just happy to feel things again'

Oct 03, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The singer talks about his mental health struggles on Instagram

ICE SEGUERRA. The singer, seen here at an event in 2017, gets candid about his experience with depression. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Stella McCartney tells fashion industry to 'wake up' after deal with fashion's richest man

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:34 AM

'The world is crying out for change and it is our responsibility to act now,' says the British designer

British fashion designer Stella McCartney acknowledges the audience at the end of her Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 1, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Selena Gomez opens up about depression, anxiety: 'Scariest moments of my life'

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Selena Gomez shares her mental health struggles after accepting the McLean Award, a yearly distinction given to individuals who have 'raised awareness about mental health'

With new building, UP Resilience Institute hopes to take lead in disaster preparedness

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'

GROUNDBREAKING. University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion, along with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and other officials, join the groundbreaking ceremony of the UP Resilience Institute building on Wednesday, September 25. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

[OPINION] Woke and elitist

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The moment when a collective struggle becomes a battle over personalities is exactly the moment the work for social justice begins to fall apart. This is why celebrating the woke among us is such an unwoke thing to do.

What does it mean to go on strike for the climate?

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Responding to the leaders' lack of action on the climate crisis, voices of the youth are slowly amplified through the global climate strike

HEAR THE YOUTH. Chito Gascon speaks in front of youth members during the global climate strike at the Commission on Human Rights on September 20.

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth call for urgent action as global climate strike begins

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The global climate strike urges everyone to join the youth in demanding climate justice, and put pressure on politicians and companies to set more effective measures to preserve the environment

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photo by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

Company volunteers band together for environment in SERVATHON 2019

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With the theme 'Hands on, Hearts out for the Environment,' this year’s SERVATHON will gather company volunteers to create sustainable environment projects

LIST: Mobilizations for 2019 Philippine climate strike

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Environmental groups lead the call for climate justice through climate strikes happening around the country

[OPINION] Why the Philippines should declare a climate emergency

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:13 AM

For the Philippines, the climate crisis is a biodiversity crisis, a food and water crisis, and an existential crisis, affecting millions of Filipinos, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, now and in the future

For fans, Mike Shinoda's struggles are theirs too

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM

During the Manila stop of his tour, one fan talks about how Mike Shinoda's music – and his struggles – helped him overcome his too

MIKE SHINODA IN MANILA. The singer and songwriter stops by Manila for his album tour. Photo by Paul Fernandez/Rappler

[Right of Way] A simple request: Clarity on MMDA's PUV lane policy

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:15 PM

How could the public, with all the outrage and frustration and venting online, translate words into action?

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

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

'Ridelihood' launched to train motorcycle couriers for free

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The first batch of riders will be trained on Sunday, August 18

[Right of Way] Why Metro Manila traffic will never be solved

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The status quo won't get us anywhere

PODCAST: Battling depression and anxiety

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The majority of people know at least one person who may be dealing with a mental health illness or even unstable mental health. But what do we really know about it?

P773 billion worth of Philippine natural wealth 'sold out' by Duterte gov't

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:41 PM

A network of environmental groups says 3 years of the Duterte presidency has resulted in the selling out of at least P773 billion worth of the Philippines' sovereign mineral, water, wildlife, and marine resources

Photos by Shutterstock, Angie de Silva and Cherline Trajano/Rappler.

Phivolcs unveils app that maps out hazards in the Philippines

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

HazardHunterPH gives a summary of hazards in the user's chosen location, along with an explanation and recommendation to help people better understand the findings

DEMO. People check out a demonstration of HazardHunterPH in its launch on Tuesday, July 16. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

[Right of Way] The city's most dangerous job?

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Road workers, such as traffic enforcers and street sweepers, face not only the hazards of getting run over by reckless motorists, but also long-term blood poisoning and hearing loss

[OPINION] Presence and present: The Philippines in climate talks

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:07 PM

'I challenge Locsin to stop hiding behind a desktop or mobile screen and his awful tweets, and start giving the Philippines the kind of climate diplomacy it truly deserves'

Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Are we deaf to noise pollution?

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:54 PM

We've been taking action against air and water pollution, but noise pollution has serious – and irreversible – consequences, too