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Rappler's latest stories on friendship


[OPINION] U.S. Independence Day: Foundational freedoms for the future

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'Friends help each other in times of need, or as I’ve heard here, the weight becomes lighter when we help each other – Ang mabigat ay gumagaan, kapag nagtutulungan'

Why my only New Year's resolution is to be a better friend

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:40 PM

This 2020, avoid being the "panira ng usapan" and start giving your barkada the care they deserve

[Two Pronged] My friend confides to me – not his girlfriend

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'How can I emancipate this person without him being hurt again?'

Japan PM Abe to make rare China visit

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Shinzo Abe will visit from October 25 to 27 and mark the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two nations

ABE IN CHINA? This file photo shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership during the 31st ASEAN summit at Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City Manila. File photo by Russell Palma/Pool photo

'Lasting friendship': Philippines-Israel relations

Sep 04, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Philippines and Israel share a deep history as allied countries, beginning as early as the 1930s

Filipino-Chinese 'friendship dome' to rise in Marawi

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:10 PM

11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome from Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Domingo Yap II during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. Joining the President are Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Party games to keep your barkada off their phones

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:52 PM

First one to use their phone treats everybody!

Xi Jinping touts Vladimir Putin ties as U.S. tensions bring them closer

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:23 PM

'This medal of friendship represents the Chinese people's lofty respect for President Putin, and symbolizes the profound friendship between China and Russia,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping

FRIENDS. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8, 2018. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/POOL/AFP

JICA opens poster-making contest for Grades 7-12 in Northern Luzon

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline of entries for the contest of the Japan International Cooperation Agency is on July 16

[Two Pronged] How to help a friend with depression

May 27, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Jack asks our columnists how he can help a friend suffering from depression

Understand your BFF: What their zodiac sign says about your friends

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Always in sync with your best friend? Your compatibility may have been written in the stars!

De Lima says no regrets in love, no fear of death

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:44 PM

'I fell in love. I fell out of love. We were happy for a time,' says Senator Leila de Lima about Ronnie Dayan, her former lover turned accuser

ONE YEAR. The photo taken a year ago on February 23, 2017, during Senator Leila de Lima's press conference after an arrest warrant was issued against her. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

7 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your squad

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Make Leslie Knope proud!

The signature of friendship

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

When we consider someone our close friend, we know that it is because of deeper reasons other than the circumstances of our birth. What could it be?

Philippines and Japan: ‘Images of a Better Tomorrow’ photo contest winners

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Here are the winning photographs in the competition celebrating Philippine-Japan Friendship Month by JICA. Rappler was a media partner in the contest.

‘MOTHER AND CHILD’  by Jaime S. Singlador, JICA Philippines Photography Competition 2017 grand prize winner

IN PHOTOS: Budding friendship between Trump and Duterte

Nov 13, 2017 - 9:10 PM

US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte evidently hit it off as the two shared conversations and laughs over the last few days

FRIENDS. Trump and Duterte sat next to each other at the 31st ASEAN gala dinner where Duterte sang at Trump's request. Photo by Russell Palma Pool Photo

[Two Pronged] Is it shyness?

Oct 29, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rita asks our Two Pronged duo if her shyness caused the tension between her and her friend Becca

#FridayFeels: Wer na u?

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Friday night traffic ulan = Sa bahay lang ako bes

Photo contest on PH-Japan friendship accepting entries until September 15

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Press release: This the first photography contest by the Japan International Cooperation Agency mark the Japan Philippines Friendship Month in July

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

May 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Both leaders try to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO s leading power and its biggest Muslim member partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

FRIENDSHIP. US President Donald Trump (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan deliver their joint statements after a bilateral meeting at the White House on May 16, 2017. Screengrab from White House video

Hontiveros urges women to unite vs 'growing culture of misogyny' in PH

May 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM

It s when we allow one two or 3 offhand remarks to pass and say he didn t mean it that we give another power over us says Senator Risa Hontiveros at the She for She forum

MISOGYNY. Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the culture of misogyny in the male-dominated politics of the Philippines.

[Two Pronged] What do I do about my disloyal friend?

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Nina feels her ex boyfriend s sister – who happens to be her friend – betrayed her What does she do in this situation?

[Two Pronged] Should I mind my own business?

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:33 PM

When your friend asks you to interfere directly in her problems with her husband should you do so or leave it between them?

Plaridel Bypass Road ready by end-2017 or early 2018

Feb 23, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Construction is ongoing for Phase II of the Plaridel Bypass Road which will link Central Luzon provinces to the North Luzon Expressway cutting travel time by up to 50 minutes

ARTERIAL ROAD. The DPWH shows the progress on the construction of the Plaridel Bypass Road. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

[Two Pronged] My friend's boyfriend hit on me

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:56 PM

After her friend s boyfriend makes a pass at her a woman wonders what she should do and why men put other women in similar situations

[Two Pronged] Nosy friends

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:28 PM

May nangyari ba sa inyo? One woman is tired of facing this intrusive question from her overbearing friends

Angelica Panganiban on friendship with ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Siguro ang masasabi ko lang ay masaya ako ngayon and masaya siya Angelica says of her relationship status with John Lloyd

IN NUMBERS: Philippines-China relations

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:38 PM

UPDATED Although the two countries have been locked in territorial tug of war issues they have maintained ties Here s a quick overview of their relationship – as told in latest available figures

North Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

Sep 24, 2016 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED North Korea holds the two day Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival at the newly refurbished Kalma Airport completed last year to boost tourism in the area around the eastern port city of Wonsan

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Who will sit on the throne of Cagayan de Oro City?

May 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The face off for the seat of the Gateway to Northern Mindanao revolves around a re electionist an incumbent representative and a former mayor

3 suffer minor injuries as Palaro cauldron overheats, cracks

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Due to overheating of concrete coupled with the 41°C heat index the 2016 Palarong Pambansa cauldron suffers some damage

DAMAGED. Cracks on the upper concrete lip of the 2016 Palaro cauldron is seen after it overheats. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

The best tweets from our #FriendsShare Twitter convo

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:12 PM

Friends help us survive heartbreak single awareness and more Here are the best examples of how FriendsShare the love during our Twitter convo last month

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

Pope Francis hits ‘utilitarian friendships’

Sep 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

’Before considering someone your friend let time test him ’ Pope Francis says as he describes friendship as ‘very sacred’

TIME FOR PRAYER. Pope Francis leads special prayers marking a day he has dedicated to praising and protecting nature's marvels in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, on September 1, 2015. Photo by Maurizio Brambatti/EPA


Aug 30, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Two races came together but something sinister threatened their peace

Kid Peña to visit Binay-time relocation site in Laguna

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña plans to continue providing services to the relocation site in Calauan Laguna which a Binay critic alleged was overpriced

Farewells in a wired world

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Farewells are almost unnecessary in a smaller world where social networking makes it impossible to say goodbye

Fourth of July: Red, white, blue and brown

Jul 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Beyond the barbecue and after the fireworks he will cherish belonging to a nation bound not by race or religion but of shared values of freedom liberty and equality

#UnsentLetters: The greatest loss

Jun 21, 2015 - 4:04 AM

I m sorry I even crossed that line with you now that I know it means I may never hear your easy laugh again I have lost you in the saddest and most absolute ways

China to PH: We can properly handle differences

Jun 09, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua hopes for a bright and prosperous future for the two countries relations as they mark 40 years of diplomacy

Aquino's 'Nazi' jab spoils PH-China ties' 40th anniv

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines and China mark 40 years of diplomacy as a sea dispute brings them to the lowest point of their relationship

ENVOY NOT THERE. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III attends the Independence Day celebration of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc on June 8, 2015. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua doesn't attend the event. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Derek Ramsay opens up on friendship with Kris Aquino

Apr 29, 2015 - 11:07 AM

‘Totoo siyang tao ’ Derek says of Kris

Makati Home Ville: Where lies the truth?

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Many of the residents actually agree that their life is better at Makati Home Ville

THE NEXT PHASE. The housing units at Phase 3 of the relocation site are completed only 4 years after the first relocatees arrive in Makati Home Ville.

PODCAST: Coming out to my parents

Apr 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM

What to do when my child comes out of the closet?

Critic: Binay relocation program overpriced but...

Apr 16, 2015 - 4:05 PM

How did lawyer Renato Bondal come up with the P1 billion overpricing estimate? We have a pretty good feeling there is overpricing

'WE HAVE A FEELING.' Vice President Jejomar Binay's critic Renato Bondal tells senators the Makati relocation project was overpriced by P1 billion but offers no proof. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

How the right friends bring out your #BestBeautiful

Apr 07, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Here are some beauty tips that friends can bond over

Dear friend: When it’s time to say goodbye

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Leave the negatrons Read on what people have to say about friendship

Goodbye, Letty

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM

She fell ill shortly after our elementary graduation The illness did not have a name back then or at least the adults dared not name it in front of us kids

Surviving cancer through faith and friendship

Jan 19, 2015 - 4:29 PM

A cancer survivor talks about living with cancer and faith that can move mountains

FIGHTER. Rosalie Llapitan, from Marikina, is a cancer survivor who believes seeing Pope Francis will help cure her ailment. Photo by Sarah Jayne Olan/Rappler