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Rappler's latest stories on bayanihan


A new bayanihan: Filipinos use social media to help people in 2019

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:57 PM

At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good

Youth organization to hold SDG Bayanihan Summit

Oct 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With 'bayanihan' at the core of our culture and identity, 2030 Youth Force Philippines aims to gather hundreds of advocates and partners to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

PH team wins top prize in Brazil folk dance competition

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bayanihan bests dance groups from all over the world, making this their 13th international victory

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind

[OPINION] The bad economics of Duterte’s draft constitution

Jul 14, 2018 - 2:07 PM

It appears that not much thought was given to the provinces' readiness for federalism, nor to federalism’s ultimate impact on regional growth and development

Why we're looking forward to Summer Komikon 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Get your geek on for the love of local comics!

'Beautiful' Billy Suede crowned PWR champion at 'Bakbakan sa Bayanihan'

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:12 PM

A beautiful victory for new PWR Champion Billy Suede Plus a vacated title all out brawls and more

'BEAUTIFUL' WIN. Fil-Canadian wrestler 'Beautiful' Billy Suede defeats Chris Panzer at PWR Live: Bakbakan sa Bayanihan on July 23, 2017, to become the new PWR Champion. Photo from PWR's Twitter account (@pwrofficial)

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

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Feb 08, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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A military that fights with its heart

Jan 29, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Writes a retired general Our sad experience on the misuse of military capability against our own people has generated lasting conflicts which will take generations to heal

Photo courtesy of Richard Falcatan

AFP chief: Reds should work with military in new campaign plan

Jan 09, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año talks about the military s new campaign plan DSSP Kapayapaan

DSSP KAPAYAPAAN. The military presented to President Rodrigo Duterte its new campaign plan during a command conference on January 6, 2017. Malacañang photo

Oplan Bayanihan ends as Duterte orders AFP to support NDF talks

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The communist rebels have long called for the abolition of Oplan Bayanihan which they claim is behind alleged human rights abuses committed by the military in the countryside

SUPPORT TALKS WITH LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the military to support his peace initiatives with communist rebels. Rappler photo

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin Haima members of some of the hardest hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts

NDF warns of peace talks spoilers after US embassy dispersal

Oct 20, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Condemning the bloody dispersal of protesters in Manila the communist rebels political arm calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to rein in his troops

PEACE TALKS. The government and the NDF held second round of talks in Oslo October 6-10 to agree on the framework of the peace agreement. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

CONVERSATION: ‘Bayanihan’ in the modern age

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:13 PM

What will it take to WinTogether as a community? See the highlights of our Twitter conversation here

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Parts of Roxas Blvd closed on April 3

Apr 02, 2016 - 3:42 PM

From 3 am to 8 am parts of the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard will be closed for a road sharing activity

ROAD CLOSURE. Parts of Roxas Blvd will be closed on April 3 for a road sharing exercise. Photo from Wikipedia

WATCH: Digital communications as tools for climate action

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This session of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will teach the fundamentals on participating collaborating and partnering online

PANEL DISCUSSION. Philippine Red Cross secretary general Gwen Pang, e-Bayanihan lead developer John Noel Victorino, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation communications officer Migel Estoque, MovePH director Zak Yuson, and MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz discuss online and onground platforms for climate action. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:53 PM

A look at Batanes vibrant art scene and how locals promote their culture through art literature and music

All of these artworks are for sale. Perfect for tourists who would want to bring a piece of Batanes back in their hometown.

During disasters, help is now just one text message away

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Smart Talk Text and Sun subscribers can now send info rescue and relief reports to Agos via text messages during disasters

A history of forgetting

Feb 23, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Mythologizing historical figures to the point of sainthood or supervillain only softens the edges of the past and removes any nuance or lesson to be gained


Farmers turn Typhoon Yolanda wastes into livelihood

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Green charcoals are still black in color but are more friendly to the environment

Army: NPA reasons for Otaza killings 'lies'

Oct 25, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Philippine Army brands as deceitful and superficial the motives behind the killing of Loreto town Mayor Dario Otaza and his son by the New People s Army

LIES. The Philippine Army said Agusan del Sur mayor Dario Otaza (2nd from right) was killed because he turned his back to the NPA. Photo from Otaza's Facebook account

NPA admits killing Agusan del Sur mayor and son

Oct 24, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Slain mayor Dario Otaza is accused of establishing and building intelligence networks within NPA territories in Agusan del Sur for AFP counter revolutionary operations

ADVOCATE. Malacañang says Agusan del Sur mayor Dario Otaza (2nd from right) was an 'invaluable partner' for peace in the region. Photo from Otaza's Facebook account

Lumad to Winnie Monsod: 'Visit us to know our plight'

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:30 PM

This comes after the outspoken UP professor asserted in her column that the Lumad are being exploited by leftists

New Army chief vows to crush armed communists down to 1,000

Jul 15, 2015 - 2:36 PM

Major General Eduardo Año says he will send the best commanders to eastern Mindanao where about half of the strength of the New People s Army is concentrated

VETERAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER. Major General Eduardo Año. Malacañang photo

Cebu street child story gets UN education envoy’s attention

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown says the story of Daniel highlights the great paradox of global education today: more young people want to learn but adults aren t making this possible

WONDER BOY. The young boy studies in deep concentration along one of the sidewalks in Cebu City. Photo from Joyce Torrefranca's Facebook account

Marriott Manila opens PH’s largest ballroom

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The new ballroom features 8 000 square meters of function space and is aimed as top venue for MICE – meetings incentives conventions and exhibitions industry

Philippine Women's University calls all alumni home

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:08 AM

The main event is on February 28 Saturday The PWU Grand Alumni Homecoming at the Le Pavillon on Roxas Blvd Pasay City

5 most walkable, bikeable PH cities

Nov 27, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Vigan Iloilo Pasig Marikina and Cebu are taking great strides in making their cities friendly to pedestrians and cyclists

'We need prosperity to sustain peace'

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says achieving peace is not the end but the first step

PEACE AND PROSPERITY. AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says it is both peace and prosperity that establishes the groundwork for economic development in the country. File photo

Bring 'the Butcher' to justice!

Aug 21, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The author gives voice to environmental advocates who were alleged victims of retired General Jovito Palparan s systemic violation of human rights

New AFP chief tells troops: Ignore politics, no HR violations

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Catapang who assumed command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines last week starts his tour of military camps

BACK IN TARLAC: New Armed Forces chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang Jr visits the Northern Luzon Command

Fast Facts: Helena Zoila Benitez is 100 years old

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08 AM

In 100 years she has been senator educator founder of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and head of significant UN organizations

HIGHLIGHTS: Voices for Visayas

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Watch the Voices for Visayas benefit concert here on Rappler

[Executive Edge] Fund raising through crowdfunding

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:48 PM

A successful crowdfunding campaign tailors message to 3 types of backers: project advocates patrons and walk ins shares Spark Project founder

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IN PHOTOS: Finding purpose in helping others

Jul 20, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Angelo Valencia finds purpose in shifting from corporate law to building classrooms for the benefit of children in far flung areas

Allegations of human rights violations declining – AFP

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:58 PM

The military claims allegations of mission related human rights violations have been continuously declining since President Benigno Aquino III assumed power in 2010

DECLINED: AFP claims allegations of human rights abuses have continuously gone down. Screenshot of AFP presentation

Kayanihan: One nation, one song

Jun 16, 2013 - 4:58 PM

The Kayanihan Project: Bayanihan para sa Awit ng Filipino seeks to unite the nation through one song

THE KAYANIHAN PROJECT. Uniting the nation through music. All photos from The Kayanihan Project Facebook page

Well-spent 200 hours

May 24, 2013 - 1:03 PM

At night the war room was a big pressure cooker everyone was working so fast

PE supervisors paint, landscape Mabinay classrooms

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:41 PM

DepEd PE and Sports supervisors held a Gawad Kalinga Bayanihan Build two days before the Palaro

Edna Vida Froilan: Beyond ballet's legacy

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Rappler celebrates Women s Month with stories on inspiring women ladies who make a difference Be prepared for a fearless femme overload

SHE STILL HAS IT. Edna Vida Froilan strikes a dance pose in this photo posted September 2012. Photo from Edna Vida Froilan's Facebook page

Army meets Pop Princess: 'Bayanihan' 'to

Nov 28, 2012 - 7:02 PM

The Philippine Army launches Sarah Geronimo s Bayanihan music video as part of its campaign for peace

BAYANIHAN. The cover image of the Bayanihan single

Pinoys in US Midwest prepare for 'Sandy'

Nov 01, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Filipino community in the area is advised to stay indoors and avoid coastal areas in the Great Lakes

BAYANIHAN. The home of a Filipino family, one of a few that still has electricity in storm-ravaged Jersey City in New Jersey, serves as a charging station for the mobile devices of other Filipinos in the area. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General New York)

Should Filipinos thrive only in tragedy?

Aug 11, 2012 - 9:37 AM

Filipinos are waterproof Stormproof even But while laudable how long can we remain so?

The stars fell on Summer Komikon

Jun 21, 2012 - 1:03 PM

Ahead of the typhoons it rained comics fans and stars at this year s Summer Komikon

COMICS THIS TIME, although a little cosplay was, well, involved. Photo by Jerald Uy