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App assesses mental health based on how you use your phone

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The app monitors how you type, tap, and scroll in other apps to assess the state of your mental health

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WATCH: What can you do to prevent suicide?

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Getting rid of the stigma towards mental illness starts with you

Typhoon Paeng exits, tropical depression heads for PAR

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Paeng (Trami) is now out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but a tropical depression which would be named Queenie might enter on Tuesday, October 2

Plant-rich diets may help prevent depression – new evidence

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The growing evidence for nutritional psychiatry suggests that general practitioners and mental health professionals should now seriously consider including dietary counseling for patients who are at risk of depression

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Low pressure area outside PAR becomes tropical depression

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:40 PM

This tropical depression might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday, October 2. Meanwhile, Typhoon Paeng (Trami) is on its way out of PAR.

ITCZ to trigger more rain in PH on September 22

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Aside from the intertropical convergence zone, PAGASA is also monitoring a tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Depression Neneng out, Typhoon Mangkhut heads for PAR

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:20 AM

But Neneng's trough or extension will continue to trigger scattered rains even if it is already out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Batanes still under Signal No. 1 due to Neneng

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Tropical Depression Neneng is hours away from leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Depression Neneng slightly intensifies

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The tropical depression is bringing light to heavy rain to Northern Luzon

LPA now Tropical Depression Neneng

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:10 PM

PAGASA also continues to monitor Typhoon Mangkhut, which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Depression Luis leaves PAR

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:45 PM

But Luis will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon even if it has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Depression Luis set to leave PAR

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:05 PM

PAGASA says Luis will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility either on Friday night, August 24, or Saturday morning, August 25

Tropical Depression Luis weaker, but still enhancing monsoon

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The southwest monsoon is bringing moderate to heavy rain to Ilocos, Cordillera, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands

Tropical Depression Luis slows down; LPA seen off Aparri

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Aside from Luis, PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area 1,000 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan

Tropical Depression Luis to enhance southwest monsoon

Aug 23, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The southwest monsoon will bring scattered rains to Ilocos, Cordillera, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands

Tropical Depression Luis enters PAR, may enhance monsoon

Aug 23, 2018 - 1:10 PM

PAGASA says Luis already made landfall in Taiwan, which is inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Phelps: Saving a life more important than a gold medal

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps opens up again on his ongoing battle with depression

STRUGGLES. US sports icon Michael Phelps admits he recently ‘went through a scary depression spell’ again. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Rain in parts of Luzon expected on August 16

Aug 15, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The southwest monsoon will affect Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos, Cordillera, Zambales, and Bataan

Tropical Depression Karding slightly strengthens

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The southwest monsoon is also affecting the entire country on Wednesday, August 8

Tropical Depression Karding hardly moving over PH Sea

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Karding is located 1,160 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan, as of Tuesday evening, August 7

Anne Curtis' advice for those dealing with depression: Don't be ashamed, seek help

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:46 PM

'But I think when you have the perfect support team around you and you don't let it eat you up inside, you'll be able to get through it'

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LPA now Tropical Depression Karding

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Karding won't hit land, but it's expected to enhance the southwest monsoon

LPA outside PAR becomes tropical depression

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:25 PM

PAGASA says the tropical depression only has a slim chance of entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility. But if it does, it would be named Karding.

1 dead, 1 missing due to monsoon rains in Zambales

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Olongapo City rescue officials identify the fatality as Maria Veronica Rafael of Otero Avenue in Barangay Mabayuan

FLOODED BRIDGE. Bajac-Bajac Bridge in Olongapo City is flooded. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

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Jul 23, 2018 - 3:31 PM

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Tropical Depression Josie exits PAR, LPA to enter

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:45 AM

A low pressure area could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday, July 23, and possibly become a tropical depression

Tropical Depression Josie off to Taiwan, monsoon rain to persist

Jul 23, 2018 - 5:30 AM

There's also a low pressure area which could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday, July 23

Tropical Depression Josie set to exit, but potential Karding seen

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:40 PM

There's a low pressure area 1,295 kilometers east of Southern Luzon which could become Tropical Depression Karding. The southwest monsoon is still bringing rain, too.

Tropical Depression Josie moving away, monsoon threat remains

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Expect more monsoon rain in Metro Manila, the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Western Visayas

LOOK: Floods hit parts of Luzon

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The floods are triggered by heavy rain from the southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by Tropical Depression Josie

Tropical Depression Josie on way out, but still enhancing monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Luzon and parts of the Visayas continue to experience moderate to heavy rain from the southwest monsoon

Josie-enhanced monsoon triggers intense rain

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Luzon and the Visayas are experiencing heavier rain from the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Josie on Sunday, July 22

Tropical Depression Josie heads for Philippine Sea

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:40 AM

While Josie is moving away from land, it is still enhancing the southwest monsoon

Tropical Depression Josie, monsoon dump heavy rain

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:50 AM

Josie is already over the Luzon Strait before dawn on Sunday, July 22, as it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon

Tropical Depression Josie crossing Babuyan Islands

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:30 AM

Josie also continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, which is triggering rain in other parts of Luzon

Tropical Depression Josie threatens Babuyan Islands

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Josie is 65 kilometers west southwest of Calayan, Cagayan as of late Saturday evening, July 21, heading for the Babuyan Group of Islands

Tropical Depression Josie spares Ilocos from landfall

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Josie only comes close to Negra Point and Mayraira Point in Ilocos Norte. But moderate to heavy rain is expected to continue.

Tropical Depression Josie nearing Ilocos Norte

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:50 PM

PAGASA warns Josie is 'about to make a close approach' to the Burgos-Pagudpud area in Ilocos Norte, where it may or may not make landfall

Dagupan City under state of calamity

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue

STATE OF CALAMITY. City officials of Dagupan meet on July 21, 2018, after the city was put under state of calamity following heavy rains. Photo from Mayor Belen Fernandez' Facebook Page

Tropical Depression Josie threatens Ilocos provinces

Jul 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Josie, which slightly intensified early Saturday afternoon, July 21, could make landfall in the vicinity of Ilocos Norte within the next 6 to 12 hours

LPA now Tropical Depression Josie, enhancing monsoon

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:55 AM

There are 6 areas under signal no. 1 due to Tropical Depression Josie, which is also enhancing the southwest monsoon

Kiana Valenciano opens up about anxiety and depression

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The singer shares her mental health struggles on Instagram

KIANA VALENCIANO. The singer talks about suffering from anxiety and depression. Screenshot from Instagram.com/kianavee

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Jul 18, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, July 19

Jul 18, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, July 19

Tropical Depression Inday slightly strengthens

Jul 18, 2018 - 5:35 PM

More rain is expected as Inday continues to enhance the southwest monsoon

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:12 PM

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At least 206 families, 829 individuals evacuees in Barangay Silangan in Quezon City on Wednesday, 18, 2018 who gather at the Barangay covered court for shelter due to continues downpour enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry that left their houses flooded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams gets help for mental health

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The singer opens up about her mental health issues on Instagram

MICHELLE WILLIAMS. The singer gets honest about her struggle with depression. Photo from Instagram.com/michellewilliams

LPA now Tropical Depression Inday, enhancing monsoon

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Moderate to heavy monsoon rain will hit the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, and Bulacan

Tropical Depression Henry on way out, but monsoon brings rain

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, and Western Visayas are rainy due to the southwest monsoon

Tropical Depression Henry makes 3rd landfall in Cagayan

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Henry continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, which is bringing rain to Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, and Western Visayas