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Facebook groups open more channels for PH cybersex trade – study

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Easy access to social media also enables teenagers to be 'freelancers' in sex trafficking, according to the study

CYBERSEX. A new study by Plan International finds that 6 out of 10 of their respondents resorted to online means in seeking sex predators to trade children as young as 11 years old.

Ayo, bantu korban kebakaran Kampung Adat Tarung di Sumba Barat

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Puluhan keluarga menjadi korban kebakaran di Kampung Adat Tarung, Sumba Barat, NTT. Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik menggalang bantuan untuk mereka

Kampung Adat Tarung di Sobawawi, Sumba Barat, habis dilalap api. Foto dari kitabisa.com

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker indicted over P10-M PDAF scam

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is the Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children under the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the implementing agency of her alleged ghost projects

NEW POSITION. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy takes her oath in Malacañang in July 2017 as the new Executive Director V of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Photo from CWC website

Bill imposing curfew for children passes House panel

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The bill 'aims to ensure the safety and self-esteem of children, prevent them from being used to commit crime, and protect them from abuse and exploitation'

CHILDREN'S WELFARE. A bill that would impose a curfew on children for their safety passes the House panel's scrutiny. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Why it’s okay to make a mess sometimes

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:49 PM

When you have kids, stains are inevitable. Parents, here’s why you should let them be

Football for Peace continues to live up to its mission on 6th year

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'We want to empower the children to become leaders someday,' says Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Cabanlet, founder of the Football for Peace Movement





FOR PEACE. Around 700 students participated in the 6th Football for Peace Festival in Luuk, Sulu. Photo courtesy of Col. Stephen Cabanlet

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' hero was originally a black boy

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

It was Roald Dahl s agent that reportedly scrapped the idea

CHARLIE BUCKET. Author Roald Dahl’s wife reveals that the main hero in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ played by Freddie Highmore in the 2005 film adaptation by Tim Burton, was originally written as black. Screengrab from Willy Wonka on Youtube

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

VIRAL: Toddler with no helmet behind motorcycle rider

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The motorcycle rider draws flak for exposing the child to unsafe conditions and violating the Children s Safety on Motorcycles Act

UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL. A video showing a baby riding the motorcycle without a helmet violates the Children's Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015. Screenshot from Pinoy Law Breakers Facebook Page

Human rights and children's groups alarmed at teenager killings

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:09 AM

Protesters cry out for justice for the consecutive killings of teenagers all over the country

JUSTICE. The groups say justice is something to be fought for. It does not fall from heaven. Photos by Jerome Ignacio

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No winner for the Short Story for Children category at the Palancas

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

We didn t want to compromise the integrity of Palanca says one of the judges this year

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students

Wake up! Kian’s death shows us drug wars can’t be won

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Let s stop pretending that we can ever win this war on drugs or that there s such a thing as a non violent war on drugs

Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Janno Gibbs' daughter Alyssa is engaged

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Alyssa daughter of actors Janno Gibbs and Bing Loyzaga is engaged to Anton Cruz

'Is he my son?' Maute child soldier resembles missing boy

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabar appeals for information about a Maute child soldier who she said resembles the son she lost in July 2010

MISSING BOY. A mother begs for information about a Maute child warrior who resembles the son she lost in 2010

IN PHOTOS: Protesters hold Commander-in-Chief accountable for Kian's death

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Rights groups and individuals hold protests on the eve of Kian delos Santos funeral

Member of Unchain Chidren express sympathy with the Family of Kian Loyd Delos Santos as well the families of more than 30 children who have been arbitrarily killed under this bloody inhumane war against drugs. Boy Scout Circle QC. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

JV Ejercito urges passage of child safety inside cars bill

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The senator is proposing to impose drivers of covered vehicles to secure their children on a child restraint system

ROAD SAFETY. Senator JV Ejercito spoke at the Asia Forum on Road Safety at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 22. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Leave the children alone

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We need to create zones of peace around children in any conflict – whether this be armed parental or political

Duterte: Give me evidence that Paolo Duterte is corrupt

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:32 PM

The President says he ll step down if anyone can show him an affidavit proving his son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is involved in smuggling

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message during the Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) Children's Cancer Institute (CCI) Thanksgiving and Open House at the SPMC in Davao City on August 10, 2017. Also in the photo are SPMC Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega and CCI Head Dr. Mae Dolendo. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to fire gov't officials who connive with his children

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

This is how the President responds to allegations that his eldest son Paolo Duterte is being name dropped by personnel at the Bureau of Customs

President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

'Bakwit school' for Lumad children opens in UP

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Indigenous peoples have set up camp at the state university campus in Diliman after tribal schools in Mindanao were burned or occupied by government troops

BAKWIT SCHOOL. An alternative learning venue opens up for Lumad children who have set up protest camps at the University of the Philippines Diliman. All photos by Mark Saludes

Children in Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:43 PM

The children in the Philippines are not spared from Duterte’s war on drugs

More rehab homes for child offenders to be built in 2018

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council is set to get the biggest budget among the attached agencies of the DSWD to build 4 more Bahay ng Pag Asa

Marawi kids undergo psychosocial treatment

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:29 PM

At least 70 child refugees participate in a series of activities aimed at entertaining and empowering the kids staying in evacuation centers

EVACUATION CENTERS. Through the psychosocial program, the soldiers hope to help divert the children’s attention away from the trauma caused by the war.

Marawi kids who idolize ISIS undergoing debriefing – AFP

Jul 28, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The military says it is working with NGOs to help children from Marawi better understand the conflict

Soldiers walk past Islamic State (IS) group graffiti in Marawi on on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

'Dear Digong': Lumad children ask Duterte to end martial law, violence

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Lumad children write their appeals to President Rodrigo Duterte ahead of his second State of the Nation Address

DEAR DIGONG. Lumad children ask the Chief Executive to end martial law in Mindanao Photo by Angie de Silva

Bedtime stories: 7 PH children’s books that even adults will enjoy

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:31 PM

No matter how old you are these whimsical books are sure to delight

CHILDREN'S BOOKS. These children's books can be enjoyed by kids and kids at heart. Photos from Tahanan and Adarna websites

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls among them two minors who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment aged 3 to 36 years old

READING FOR KNOWLEDGE. A storyteller narrates the story of a mother to a group of children with exceptional needs to commemorate National Children'™s Book Day. Photo by Hannah Mallorca/Rappler

Combating malnutrition: The key to the Philippines’ long-term success

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Members of the private sector and the government need to invest in nutrition to secure a better future for the next generation

Iran cancer researcher says he was denied entry to U.S.

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The US government with the new restrictions on Iranians did not let us enter although the goal of our trip was scientific and our research was aimed at saving cancer patients cancer researcher Mohsen Dehnavi says

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Panelists of the first ever Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness talk about what makes certain sectors of Philippine society highly vulnerable to climate change

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

If the media you re already consuming starts to address these issues you re going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Getting more girls into science and tech

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Professor Didith Rodrigo approaches her task in part by showing that science is not all in the lab

What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Coco Alcuaz finds out the big idea behind Professor Didith Rodrigo's children's books written for young girls

Marawi children need our help

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support They are starting to live in constant fear with a decreasing sense of normalcy

CHILDREN. Rescue workes load children onto a truck after government troops evacuated trapped residents from their homes in the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Children as combatants in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

To stop the recruitment of children the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter radicalization programs

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

WATCH: Can boys play with dolls?

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

Meet Angelo an 8 year old boy who loves art books and dolls Here’s why children should be allowed to express themselves free from all forms of discrimination

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

1 in 5 children in developed world in relative poverty – UN

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:45 PM

A report from UNICEF also finds that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the world for people aged 15 to 19

Deadly highways: What makes Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash related deaths in 2014 but if numbers are divided by population Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash prone

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Region 2 is the most affected population in road crashes.

2-year-old victim of online sex trafficking rescued in Iligan

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Authorities catch the suspects live streaming sexual abuse of Filipino minors

RESCUED. Minors ages 2, 6, 8 and 13 are rescued from this online sex den in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 2, 2017

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Resorts World shooting incident in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.