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Sanofi admits Dengvaxia doses imported into PH before contract

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:50 PM

A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:58 AM

8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

TOP SOURCE. Unicef says the Philippines is a leading global source of child pornography.

Kids, parents learn how to recognize Marawi bombs that didn't explode

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

As Marawi residents head back home, they are taught how to recognize improvised explosive devices that the armed conflict left behind

Photo by Ana Santos/Rappler

PCMC director grilled for P3-B dengue vaccine purchase

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Philippine Children’s Medical Center chief Julius Lecciones says the hospital made the procurement only upon the order of then Health Secretary Janette Garin

WILL IT WORK? A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Doctors tell 15,000 cops, civilians who got Dengvaxia not to worry

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Philippine Children's Medical Center, whose doctors administered the vaccine, assures the police of free hospitalization should they contract severe dengue

The ups and downs of playtime

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Playtime and socialization is very important to a child’s development – it’s also a very crucial stage in a parent’s journey

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

IN PHOTOS: Kids kick off Silahis ng Pasko festivities in Baguio

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Children dressed as stars, angels, and candy canes open the month-long Christmas celebration in Baguio City

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Are children simply adults waiting to happen?

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?

Philippines declared free of maternal and neonatal tetanus – DOH

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The maternal and neonatal elimination status is achieved when there is less than one case of the disease per 1,000 live births in every region

MATERNAL CARE. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a disease that indicates lack of access to proper healthcare.

Online child exploitation rampant in Cebu

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Easier access to the internet has aided online child exploitation in the outskirts of Cebu province, say child's rights advocates

PROTECT CHILDREN From left, CLB Project Coordinator Earl Anthony Tapayan; Stephanie Lim, litigation and advocacy staff of CLB; and 888 News Forum host Art Barit. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Accused of sexism, Duterte vows to fight for women's rights

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:53 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte creates 'a culture of violence that endangers women and children,' says the activist group Akbayan Women

WITH THE PEOPLE. Duterte listening to a Davao City resident in his office. Photo by Davao City Government

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Things-to-do with your kids: Let’s get creative!

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Check out this list of activities you can do with your kids to make every bonding moment special this coming week

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

THE CHIEF. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones holds a press conference on November 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[OPINION] Unspeakable tragedy as Rohingya refugees flee to safety

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:00 PM

More than 600,000 stateless Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh to escape escalating violence in Myanmar since late August 2017. They need our help.

COUNSELING. A UNHCR psychologist counsels Nurus in Kutapalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh. Photo by Roger Arnold/UNHCR

Why Lumad groups are camping outside DepEd

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATE) DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones explains that Lumad schools applying for a permit should go through the process required by the department

CAMP OUT. Lumad groups are calling on the Department of Education to grant their permits t

9 children rescued from 'child pornographer' in Leyte

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The suspect allegedly abused 9 children, including her 8-year-old daughter

RESCUED. A child is escorted by a social worker. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

Rappler Talk: Saving kids from drugs, criminality

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Rappler talks with Council for the Welfare of Children Executive Director Mitch Cajayon-Uy regarding the current state of Filipino children, as well as the council's campaign to save kids from criminality

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

Are minors now safe in the Philippines?

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Are minors now safe after President Duterte transferred drug operations from the PNP to PDEA?

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

American nabbed for booking Filipina minors to reenact ’Fifty Shades of Grey’

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Philippine cops catch Robinson Alderman before he gets the chance to have 3 Filipino teenage girls mimic sex scenes from the popular film

PPSUPT. Villamor Tuliao of PNP-Anti-Trafficking in Person Division (right) and PSUPT. Shiela Portento of Women's and Children Protection Center presents to media to media at Camp Crame on Thursday, the sex toys paraphernalia, laptops and other e-gadgets confiscated from a 58 years old, American Yoga Instructor Robinson Hoyt Alderman upon his arrival at NIA on October 15, 2017. Hoyt was accused of hiring and obtaining a minor for the purpose of pornography and sexual exploitation in violations of the expanded Anti-Human Trafficking Law of the Philippines. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

In a time of 'pervasive' violence, build 'caring communities' for children

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Clinical psychologist Maria Lourdes Carandang says parents should be good role models to their kids to counter what is happening in Philippine society today

'PLIGHT OF CHILDREN.' Clinical psychologist Lourdes Carandang delivers her lecture at the Ateneo Professional Schools on October 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Rappler journalists among 2017 Save the Children Media Awards finalists

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Sara Duterte leads launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The coalition is composed of politicians and groups who support President Rodrigo Duterte to unite Filipinos and put an end to 'destructive politicking'

Sara Duterte to run for House seat in 2019 elections

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Amid rumors she may seek to be her father's successor, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says she is not interested in a national post

FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte delivers her speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

Tindig Pilipinas can join pro-gov't coalition – Sara Duterte

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM

After previously calling Tindig Pilipinas a 'power-hungry group,' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio now invites them to 'turn this country around and do everything for the Philippines'

'JOIN US.' Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte holds a press conference after the official launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Tapang at Malasakit coalition calls for end to 'destructive politicking'

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the launch of the new group, which is also attended by key allies of the President like Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos

NEW GROUP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (3rd from left) leads the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance of the Philippines in Taguig, October 23, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cybersex traders nabbed in Manila

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Police catch the suspects offering P9,000 to a 17-year-old girl in exchange for sex during a sting operation

SEXUAL ABUSE. Two Filipino cybersex traders are arrested in the US FBI's cross-country operation.

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