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Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

Doctor at Philippine Children's Medical Center dies of severe dengue

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The hospital notes an 'upsurge' in acute dengue cases since May 2018

'Different perspectives': Director for Robin Padilla's Marawi movie resigns

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'Children of the Lake,' produced by Robin Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Joyce Bernal, is about the 2017 Marawi siege

Fil-am actor Joshua dela Cruz is host of ‘Blues Clues’ reboot

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Blue is skidooing with someone new

BLUE'S CLUES. Joshua Dela Cruz is the new host of the reboot of the classic children's show. Screenshot from Facebook.com/NickSplat

Read the letter Lucy Torres-Gomez wrote for daughter Juliana 16 years ago

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:18 PM

‘Enjoy your first kiss but don’t get swept off your feet,’ she writes, among other things

BIRTHDAY WISHES. Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrates her daughter Juliana's 18th birthday. Screenshot from Instagram.com/gomezjuliana

US moves to remove limits on detaining immigrant children

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The Department of Homeland Security files a proposal in the Federal Register indicating it would end its adherence to the Flores Settlement, a 1997 agreement with a federal court to not detain children separated from their parents for more than 20 days

CHILDREN'S FATE. This June 21, 2018 file photo shows security personal standing before shoes and toys left at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. government still holds 565 immigrant children

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:53 AM

The Office of Refugee Resettlement says that parents of 366 of the 565 children are outside of the United States, some of which were against reunification with the children or were flagged as threats

A Mexican woman holds a doll next to children at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, in the US-Mexico border in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 20, 2018.  US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would sign an executive order to keep migrant families together at the border with Mexico, amid an escalating uproar over the separation of children from their parents. / AFP PHOTO / HERIKA MARTINEZ

Walk in the woods: Japan toddler missing for 3 days found alive

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The toddler's miraculous survival is all the more astonishing given the hot weather in Japan in recent weeks

Children’s council chief charged over P10M worth of ghost projects

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon Uy used as conduit an NGO previously linked to a pork barrel scam

CHARGED. Former Caloocan Representative Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is charged with graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation thru falsification of public documents over P10 million PDAF scam. Photo from CWC website

700 separated children still in U.S. custody after deadline

Jul 27, 2018 - 1:44 PM

US officials tell a California court 1,442 children aged five and older had been reunited with their parents, but more than 700 children remain in custody

POOR KIDS. This June 21, 2018 file photo shows security personal standing before shoes and toys left at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults.Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

COA says children's council paid P1 million to dzMM reporter

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Radio dzMM vows to investigate the issue, saying it 'takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously'

FLAGGED PAYMENT. The Commission on Audit flags the irregularity of the Council for the Welfare of Children or CWC's P1.05 payment to a radio reporter for the coverage of the national children's month.

Here's how to get your kids to play outside

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Time to put down the gadgets!

Less than half of 102 migrant children to rejoin parents by deadline

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Ordered by a judge to reunite all children under the age of 5 with their families by July 10, officials say 4 have already rejoined their parents and another 34 reunifications will take place through the day

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Raising a gender-fluid child

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

U.S. judge extends deadline for reuniting migrant children

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The decision comes after a government lawyer says around half of the 102 young children could be placed back with their parents by the previously given deadline of Tuesday, July 10

DROPPED OFF. In this file photo taken on June 17, 2018 immigrants wait to head to a nearby Catholic Charities relief center after being dropped off at a bus station shortly after release from detention through 'catch and release' immigration policy in McAllen, Texas. File photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

'Sagip Batang Solvent': PDEA wants to take in street children for rehab

Jul 10, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants to set up 'homey facilities' for street children addicted to solvent, where they can learn skills and receive counseling

PREVENTIVE MEASURE. PDEA wants street children to be rehabilitated and educated early against illegal drugs.

LOOK: Meet JC de Vera's daughter, Lana Athena

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Lana Athena is JC's daughter with girlfriend Rikkah Alyssa Cruz

Hope as divers find possible opening to rescue Thai children

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The harrowing around-the-clock search is hampered by torrential rains and fast-flowing flood waters that have cut off rescuers from where the boys are believed to be stuck

THAI RESCUE. British cave-diver Robert Charles Harper explores an opening in the mountain during rescue operation for a missing children's football team and their coach in Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai province on June 29, 2018.Photo by Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn/Thai News Pix/ / AFP

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers

200 OFW 'baby cases' in Dubai in Q1 2018 – PH consulate

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:14 PM

'They know the culture. They know the rules. They know it’s illegal, yet they still do it,' says Vice Consul Von Ryan Pangwi

Some U.S. migrant children shelters accused of violations – report

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The new report cites government and other reports for accusations of physical and sexual abuse, and violations of standards for children's safety and care. The alleged breaches occur at privately-run shelters where migrant children receive long-term housing.

TENT ENCAMPMENT. Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

New York receives separated children, prepares to sue U.S. government

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:31 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweets: 'We know of at least 70 children who are being held in federal facilities across New York State. That number is expected to increase.'

MIGRANT CHILDREN. Protestors demonstrate against the separation of migrant children from their families on June 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at U.S. border

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

HUMAN RIGHTS. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

Trump defends border policy as UN says childrens' rights violated

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the 'zero tolerance' policy is legal and necessary to deter the thousands of families crossing the border and asking for asylum each month

BORDER POLICY. The Trump administration defends its policy of separating illegal immigrant children from their parents. File photo by AFP

1.2 billion children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination – study

May 31, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Save the Children study entitled 'Many Faces of Exclusion,' ranks 175 countries in terms of the threat of child labor, exclusion from education, child marriage and early pregnancy

DISPLACED. In this photograph taken on May 30, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan girl looks on at her inside temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

How the women of Marawi weave hope through textiles

May 23, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Sinagtala is not about its textiles but the stories of its female weavers who persevere despite all odds

Sharon Cuneta on being mom to KC Concepcion: I wanted her to grow up independent

May 17, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'I love being with my girls. I admittedly didn’t have this kind of relationship na with KC after she turned 13'

COA questions Dengvaxia procurement process

May 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The Commission on Audit also notes a discrepancy on the shelf life of the vaccine in the procurement documents

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Stop the silence

May 05, 2018 - 9:54 AM

'These are stories of children we cannot be silent about,' Bahay Tuluyan says in its compelling video depicting the devastating impact of child abuse

Canada presses Pope Francis over apology to indigenous communities

May 02, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Lawmakers are seeking 'official papal apology for the role played by the Canadian Catholic Church in the development, operation and abuse of residential schools'

APOLOGY? In this file photo, Pope Francis delivers his message as he leads the holy mass to mark the world day of peace, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on January 1, 2018. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

China gives 'subversive' Peppa Pig the chop

May 01, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The People's Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, says the innocent pig 'had become an unexpected cultural icon' for a 'subculture' of idle youth

JOLLY DR. BROWN. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. Photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

LOOK: Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi's twins attend prom

Apr 30, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Mavy and Cassie Legaspi are all grown up!

Alfie Evans, British toddler at center of legal battle, dies

Apr 28, 2018 - 3:01 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Doctors have withdrawn life support for the baby with a degenerative medical condition. His case has attracted attention from people around the world, including Pope Francis.

ALFIE EVANS. A bus passes balloons and posters left in support of British toddler Alfie Evans, on a bus-stop opposite Alder Hey childrens hospital in Liverpool, north-west England on April 26, 2018. Alfie Evans, who is 22 months old, has a rare degenerative neurological condition which has not been definitively diagnosed. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Cops catch mother selling her own children for sexual exploitation

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'

RESCUE OPERATION. Cops and social workers save children from being sold for sexual exploitation. Photo by International Justice Mission

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler launch new legal bid

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Doctors have removed the ventilator support of British boy Alfie Evans, who suffers from a rare neurological disease, but he has continued breathing independently for more than a day

TERMINALLY ILL. Supporters of seriously ill British toddler Alfie Evans demonstrate outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, northwest England.  Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon

Kris Aquino lashes out at James Yap over birthday message for son Bimby

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are missing out on experiencing what a caring, generous, polite [and] lovable boy Bimb is – and it is your loss,' Kris tells her ex-husband

This champ uses jiu-jitsu to help victims of child sex abuse

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:31 PM

World champion Meggie Ochoa finds her life's purpose in jiu-jitsu

CHAMPION. Meggie Ochoa is not just a champion in jiu-jitsu but also a champion of children who have been abused and traumatized. Photo by Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Marjorie Barretto's youngest daughter Erich celebrates birthday

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Erich celebrates with a Vampirina-themed party

Guevarra on DOJ, IHS on Quiboloy Foundation, Cimatu on Boracay casino | Evening wRap

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Ed Lingao launches group in honor of late daughter

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The group launches two books – 'What Do You See Ellie' and 'Appreciating Art'

Hawaii NGO accuses Quiboloy foundation of fraud

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:45 AM

In an email to Rappler, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's lawyer responds by saying 'jealousy' can often lead groups to make 'disparaging comments about others'

FRAUD ACCUSATION. The Hawaii-based Institute for Human Services (IHS) provides a sample picture of the badge used by volunteers of Children's Joy Foundation allegedly claiming they're raising funds for IHS. Photo courtesy of IHS

Children, due process died in Duterte drug war – Human rights group

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The CLRDC records 54 minors killed in just the first year of President Duterte's war on drugs

DEAD AT 17. Kian delos Santos was killed by police in an anti-illegal drugs operation in August 2017. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

World's largest publisher of children's books holds warehouse sale

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Scholastic has a 3 for P100 promo on selected books

A modern Filipino family

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:34 PM

For Audie Gemora and his adopted son Richard, love has nothing to do with blood

LOOK: Kim Kardashian's first photo of daughter Chicago

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Kim shares the photo of her 3rd child on Instagram

Hot Wheels turns 50

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Here’s how the toy line is celebrating

Garin, 7 officials file libel complaint vs ‘DOH mafia’ accuser

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Physician Francis Cruz, the whistleblower of the VACC, faces several libel complaints from health officials he accused of benefiting from the Dengvaxia mess

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler