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'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

BOOK LAUNCH. Marilen Dañguilan launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises.' Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Filipino short film nominated in U.S. film festival

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:23 PM

'The Pleasure of Being Served' is nominated for Best Screenplay while Angelita Esperanza is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in New Jersey

Sison on NPA, Doctors’ group on Dengvaxia, Democrats on Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

'Panic' over Dengvaxia harms other vital vaccination programs, health experts say

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:28 AM

58 doctors & experts, in a statement, slam the 'unsubstantiated' claims being made against Dengvaxia and DOH officials that is causing parents to slowly lose faith in other government health programs

CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM. In this file photo, a student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia in 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

These characters from 90s Filipino screens were oozing with kindness

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:19 PM

On World Kindness Day, let’s take a look back at these '90s characters who proved that you can be kind and cool at the same time

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

Former Caloocan Rep Baby Asistio indicted over P8M PDAF scam

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Also indicted is former Social Welfare secretary Esperanza Cabral for facilitating the anomalous transaction

PORK BARREL SCAM. Former Caloocan 2nd District Representative Luis “Baby” Asistio allegedly funneled P8 million worth of his pork barrel to an NGO with direct links to him. Photo from Luis Asistio's Facebook Page

PAGASA on Metro Manila class suspensions: Don't compare cities

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Hindi naman dapat ikumpara eh Sa atin kasi nagsisisihan tayo says PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano on the Quezon City WalangPasok issue

Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City, wade the knee-deep flood in Veterans Village Thursday, brought by Habagat southwest monsoon, while Tropical Storm "Gorio" was estimated at 595 km East Norteast of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum sustained wind of 85km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Ombudsman charges ex-Cotabato lawmaker for P19.4-M PDAF scam

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:19 PM

The Ombudsman files two sets of graft charges against former North Cotabato representative and current Vice Governor Gregorio Ipong involving TLRC and DSWD as implementing agencies

Groups want TRO on implants lifted, ask to be intervenors in SC case

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Reproductive health advocates claim that keeping the temporary restraining order in place would deprive millions of Filipino women access to contraceptives

RH advocates endorse Robredo for VP, 3 senatorial bets

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as unworthy of the people s vote

PURPLE VOTE. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral (2-R) leads the endorsement of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros (3-R), Walden Bello, and Leila de Lima, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Eastern Visayas officials penalized for fake receipts, bid documents

Feb 15, 2016 - 3:38 PM

One is found selling fake attendance certificates at the Philippine Councilors League meeting 6 have authorized the purchase of a truck without bidding

Spain ruling party official quits over graft scandal

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Esperanza Aguirre says the gravity of the allegations though not proven forced her to quit

epa05160480 Madrid Popular Party leader Esperanza Aguirre adresses to the media during a press conference held in Madrid, Spain on 14 February 2016 where she has announce her resigned after the search of the Spanish Civil Guard in the headquarters of the ruling party, Popula Party, in order to take the computer of the former manager of the party Beltran Gutierrez Moliner last 11 February. The operation was ordered by judge Javier Lopez during the operation 'Punica' , which began last October 2014 after investigated several Spanish mayors from four Spanish regions for their alleged involvement in a network for collecting commissions to award contracts, worth at 250 million euro. EPA/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI

RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

Rappler Talk: Clearing hurdles on the RH law

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:39 PM

What s the next step for advocates of the controversial RH law after the budget cut?

New election issue: RH and the P1-B budget cut

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:08 PM

RH advocates believe the budget cut is now water under the bridge but they can fight back with their most important weapon : their votes

Typhoon Lando may 'linger' over N. Luzon for days

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:14 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA bares the possible scenario as it urges affected communities to prepare for the typhoon

Image from PAGASA

Unidentified plane crashes in Sultan Kudarat

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Residents of Esperanza town say they saw the plane explode in mid air before crashing

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:05 PM

We have historical data that the storm surge prone area over Aurora is Baler Bay says a PAGASA official

Strengthen PH defense vs Ebola first – doctors' group

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Philippine College of Physicians says the country must start preparing its health workers and health facilities for Ebola cases

#MarioPH floods up to 25% of Metro Manila, but worst is over

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:42 PM

The rainfall warning signal has been lowered from red to orange as Mario continues to move northward

NDRRMC briefing: Recorded rainfall in Metro Manila

Cedric Lee moved to city jail; Deniece Cornejo to follow?

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:51 PM

As a Taguig Regional Trial Court denies the motion of Deniece Cornejo to remain at the CIDG building and not be moved to the Taguig city jail she is reunited with her father

SuperLiga: Petron stays unscathed while Army takes care of AirAsia

Jun 09, 2014 - 4:27 AM

Din Din Santiago propelled the Petron Blaze Spikers past the RC Cola AirForce Raiders while Generika Army defeated AirAsia in 4 sets

BLAZING SPIKE. Gretchen Ho of Petron spikes the ball against Iari Yongco of RC Cola. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz

Miss World organizers say Bali final 'impossible'

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:32 AM

Just getting the venue and all the accommodation is impossible with APEC here

ENJOYING THE COMPANY. A pic posted by Miss Kosovo Antigona Sejdiu with Miss Philippines Megan Young in the former's official Facebook page. While organizers finalize the venue of the finals, the candidates are busy with daily activities.

Welcome back, Mutya Datul!

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Mutya s Supranational crown is dedicated to her family

A LEAP FOR THE PHILIPPINES. Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul [right] with Bb Pilipinas pageant director Madame Stella Marquez-Araneta. All photos by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Megan Young makes cut in Miss World 2013 beach fashion

Sep 10, 2013 - 8:47 AM

The winner of the Beach Fashion competition will be announced on Sept 28

BEACH FASHION FINALIST. Megan Young with Miss World 2011 1st Princess Gwen Ruais in an Instagram pic posted by Gwen

Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul returns to Manila

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The Filipina and first Asian to win the Miss Supranational title is en route to Manila

CINDERELLA STORY. Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul [center] with 1st runner-up Miss Mexico and 2nd runner-up Miss Turkey. Photo from the Miss Supranational Facebook page

Miss World 2013 begins despite Muslim hardline protests

Sep 09, 2013 - 8:43 AM

As contestants took part in the opening ceremony around 100 police patrolled around the building where the contest was being held

SO IT BEGINS. Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young in a YouTube screen grab of her official Miss World profile video

IN PHOTOS: Megan Young's 1st week in Miss World

Sep 07, 2013 - 11:37 AM

See her first week in photos

ROOMMATES. Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young with her pageant roommate Miss Japan 2013 Michiko Tanaka. Check out all the photos Megan posted on her official Facebook page in her first week in Indonesia!

Mutya Datul is Miss Supranational 2013

Sep 07, 2013 - 2:13 AM

Miss Philippines gets the crown

CONGRATULATIONS, MUTYA! Miss Supranational 2013 is Philippines' Mutya Datul. Screen grab by Kai Magsanoc/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Supranational 2013

Sep 07, 2013 - 12:22 AM

Will Miss Philippines Supranational Mutya Datul bring home the crown?

STRAIGHT FROM MINSK. Watch the coronation night in Belarus only here on Rappler. Image from the Miss Supranational Facebook page

Megan Young leaves for Indonesia

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:01 PM

A vote for Megan is a vote for the Philippines

SUPPORT SYSTEM. Megan Young with her number one fans, Victor and Lauren. All photos by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Megan Young ready for Miss World 2013

Aug 31, 2013 - 1:14 AM

The beauty queen meets the press before she leaves for Indonesia on September 3

PICTURE OF CONFIDENCE. Although sick and exhausted, Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young flashes a warm smile to the media at her official sendoff party. All photos by Bruce Casanova/OPMB

Indonesian minister wants cancellation of Miss World

Aug 30, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Local organizers of the pageant say the show must go on

WILL SHE HAVE A SUCCESSOR? Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia. Photo from the Miss World Facebook page

Indonesian rights official rejects Miss World

Aug 30, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Police on the resort island of Bali where the activities begin on September 8 have deployed 1 000 officers to secure the event and escort contestants

HEADED TO INDONESIA. Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young [left] and Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman. Photo by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Megan Young 2nd in Ms World app poll

Aug 29, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Use the app to vote for Miss World Philippines Megan Young

VOTE FOR MEGAN. Miss World Philippines Megan Young is number two in the Miss World App votes. Image from the #MeganMW2013 Facebook page

Mutya Datul is Miss Personality at Supranational 2013

Aug 29, 2013 - 11:43 AM

We re not too surprised that Mutya Datul has caught the attention of judges as early as now

MISS PERSONALITY. Miss Philippines Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul [second from left] with the 3 other winners of Miss Supranational 2013 special awards. Photo courtesy of Global Beauties

Mutya Datul off to Ms Supranational

Aug 14, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The Pinay beauty queen is off to Minsk Belarus to compete in Miss Supranational 2013

GOODLUCK, MUTYA! Miss Philippines Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul (center) with (from left) Bb Pilipinas 2013 1st runner-up Pia Wurtzbach, Bb Pilipinas-Tourism Joanna Cindy Miranda, Bb Pilipinas-International Bea Rose Santiago and Bb Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida. All photos by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Beauty pageant 101: The other pageants

Aug 13, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Get to know the Filipinas competing in lesser known beauty pageants

PROUD TO REPRESENT. Bb Pilipinas Supranational Mutya Johanna Datul at the Parade of Beauties last April 6 at the Araneta Center, Cubao. Photo by Edric Chen

NPA fighters kill 2 soldiers in Agusan del Sur

Jun 22, 2013 - 9:27 PM

The encounter occurs just days after communist rebels killed 5 workers of Shannalyne Corporation in the same town Esperanza

Contemporary jazz intoxication with Esperanza Spalding

Oct 09, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Contemporary jazz fans who pinned hopes on Norah Jones will find yet another glimmer of hope in Esperanza

THE NEW 'ESPERANZA' OF jazz. Esperanza Spalding performs in Italy for her Radio Music Society World Tour. Photo by Fabrizio Fenucci, from Esperanza Spalding’s Facebook page

Sotto's mixed messages are sowing confusion

Aug 16, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Users of mixed messages themselves may be unaware of their own inconsistencies But if the messenger knows what he s doing he is most likely a manipulative and untrustworthy cad

Ex-DOH chiefs: RH bill for social justice, health

Aug 06, 2012 - 4:12 PM

Former Health Secretaries Esperanza Cabral and Alberto Romualdez said the RH debate must go beyond population control

"I don't know anyone to blame except me" says Former Health Secretary Romualdez on health gap

Dec 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Former health secretaries voiced regrets from their terms

RH bill takes center stage at PopDev Awards

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

House Minority Floor Leader Edcel C Lagman calls for RH advocates to be patient over Lent