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3 ways companies can promote SOGIE equality in the workplace

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:56 PM

‘Other issues might take precedence over this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t push for it…. All rights are important,’ Cogencia chief executive officer Paulo Edrosolano says

Pia Wurtzbach calls on Philippine Senate to pass SOGIE equality bill

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'There is a misconception that the bill goes against our religious beliefs, our religious freedom, but that is far from the truth,' says Pia

[OPINION] Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:29 AM

I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being

Puerto Rico allows transgender people to fix birth certificates

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The latest victory for the LGBT community leaves just 3 US states that prohibit amending the gender marker on the official identification documents: Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee

PRIDE. File photo shows a reveller takes part in the Gay Pride 2018 parade in Madrid, one of the world's biggest. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Portugal parliament approves new gender change law

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Portugal becomes 'the 6th European country to grant the right to self-determination of transgender identity... without the guardianship of a third party and without a diagnosis of identity disruption'

CHANGE. File photo of the Portuguese Parliamnent which passed the 'gender change' law. Photo by Partricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

LGBTQ+ community takes pride to Mindanao

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'I believe that it’s about time to rise together against discrimination, exclusion, and violence,' says Mindanao Pride founder, Hamilcar Chanjueco

MINDANAO PRIDE. The logo of Mindanao Pride. Image from Mindanao Pride Facebook page

Christian groups troop to Senate vs landmark SOGIE bill

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

‘Black Panther’ is a lesson on how to reclaim native culture via the mainstream

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:44 PM

‘Black Panther’ sends an empowering message on postcolonialism

Mestiza in Manila: What no one tells you when you move to the homeland

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'

DOJ orders probe into Mandaluyong shooting mess

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked to conduct the probe, and file appropriate charges

SOCO and police investigator inspect the bullet riddled SUV of victims in a shooting incident at Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City on Friday. The shooting incident left two people dead, and two others in critical condition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bohol bishop targeted on Facebook with identity theft

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The fake account contains a picture of Uy in his priestly garb as the profile photo and a picture of him with a group of nuns as the background image. The fake account is reportedly soliciting donations in his name.

ABET UY. File photo from Abet Uy's Facebook account

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) Germany is the 15th European nation to legalize gay marriage, but advocates say the battle for equal rights continues

EQUALITY. Germany is the 15th European country to legalize same sex marriage.

Tragedy in Tramo: The wrong boy killed

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayross 'Utoy' Brondial, 13, is killed by a motorcycle-riding, masked gunman, whom neighbors believe was after another neighbor – Gary 'Gayi' Alandra, who is on top of the barangay drug watch list

INNOCENT. Neighbors and barangay officials vouch for the innocence of Jayross ‘Utoy’ Brondial, who was killed by a gunman on September 24, 2017, while sitting outside their house. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

House approves SOGIE equality bill on 2nd reading

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:14 AM

This is the farthest the bill has gone in the legislative process since it passed on 3rd and final reading during the 11th Congress

EQUALITY CHAMPS. Legislators celebrate after the SOGIE Equality Bill is approved on 2nd reading. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisostomo

Becoming Maranao

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay Villar Kaka Bag ao and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

EQUALITY CHAMPS. SOGIE Equality Act co-authors and Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Geraldine Roman listen as House women and gender equality chairperson Emmeline Aglipay Villar sponsors the bill on 2nd reading. Photo from Bag'ao's office

Transgender students decry 'dangerous' Trump decision

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:20 AM

They warn there is a higher risk that transgender youth would be exposed to violence after the Trump administration overturned Obama era federal protections

People take part in rally outside the Stonewall Inn, a landmark of the gay rights movement, on February 23, 2017 in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, demanding to maintain protection for transgender and gender non-conforming people. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

Barbers files ethics complaint vs Pichay for illegal mining, disorderly conduct

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Representative Prospero Pichay Jr says a thorough and impartial probe would show that Representative Robert Ace Barbers was motivated by partisan politics when he made the allegations against him

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers files an ethics complaint against Surigao del Sur 1st District Representative Prospero Pichay Jr. Photo of Barbers from his Facebook page, photo of Pichay from HReps Media

The U.S. elections, Jakarta protests and identity politics

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:27 PM

As an Indonesian student whose program finishes in 2018 I am terrified by the chance of Donald Trump winning While my paperwork is intact his victory would further give blood to xenophobia and racism

VIOLENCE. An Indonesian man hurls a rock at police near the presidential palace in clashes that marred an otherwise peaceful rally against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian accused of insulting Islam, in Jakarta on November 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Emotional Roman urges Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

Sep 19, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman the country s first transgender congresswoman recalls how her late macho politician father fully supported his transgender child

FIRST SPEECH. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman delivers her first privilege speech on September 19. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' website

Making a case for the selfie

Aug 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Sometimes selfies mean more than OOTDs and obligatory daily social media updates

WATCH: Matt Damon on 'game-changing' Jason Bourne role

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Matt Damon talks about the role that changed his career as the 5th Bourne movie is released

'JASON BOURNE.' Before the latest 'Jason Bourne' movie is released, Matt Damon talks about how the role changed his career in 2002. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

SC disbars lawyer involved in identity theft to get law degree

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:44 PM

The High Court says Richard Caronan made a mockery of the legal profession by pretending to have the necessary qualifications to be a lawyer

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Jun 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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'Imprints of history': PhilPost holds heroes stamps exhibits

Jun 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history

FILIPINO IDENTITY. The PhilPost Heroes Exhibit attracts young crowds in SM City Manila. Photo by Renzo Acosta/ Rappler

Christina Grimmie alleged killer identified

Jun 12, 2016 - 9:08 AM

The suspect traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

The gift of language

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children

#PinoyPride: Fil-Am sociologist wins prestigious fellowship

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Why aren’t there more Filipino American professors? Filipino American political leaders? There is still way more work to be done and complacency is the enemy of progress

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:09 PM

The security feature is slowly making its way to the 400 million users of the service

What does Mandaue's LGBT ordinance mean for gender rights?

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

A gender rights advocate in Cebu says Mandaue s city ordinance is a victory for the entire LGBT community

HISTORIC. Advocates herald Mandaue's city ordinance as 'historic' for providing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Image courtesy of the Mandaue Public Information Office

A tale of two passports: A balikbayan reacquires citizenship

Nov 14, 2015 - 5:30 PM

It’s not the same world as before when being hyphenated was something to be ashamed of

Thirteen years a Fil-Am

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:19 AM

It hasn t been easy and there have been times where it seemed that the only feasible option was to give up But I didn t

Shame and pride: A millennial's take on Heneral Luna

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Heneral Luna made me experience something for the first time ever – it made me feel both proud and ashamed to be Filipino

WATCH: Growing up as a Pinoy transman

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Deiniel a 22 year old Filipino transman shares how self discovery helps him go through life

Notes on crossing the border

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:41 AM

I have learned that it s easy to judge others for their decision to leave the Philippines from one s corner where they belong where everything is familiar and where they can coast and survive I was one of them until I had to be on the other side

Baldwin notes Gilas progress: ‘Now we know who we are’

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The dark cloud hovering over Gilas Pilipinas seemingly dissipated significantly on Wednesday night August 26

GILAS IDENTITY. Head coach Tab Baldwin (center) believes Gilas Pilipinas now has a better understanding of its identity. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipinos slam offensive Toronto story on Pinoy food

Aug 26, 2015 - 2:45 PM

One Filipino letter sender says The writer Rosemary Counter unfairly framed the article by highlighting each dish’s ick factor

GRADERSCON 2015: Trailblazing a Filipino identity in global society

Aug 24, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The Children s Museum and Library Inc will teach young people what it means to be a Filipino in today s world

What makes one Indonesian?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:06 PM

I now live in Indonesia It s a journey that begins with a personal story

Netizens react: Is it time to let go of 'Ma'am, Sir'?

Aug 14, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Are these honorifics badges of our oppressive colonial past or a unique part of our culture?

Foreigners speak 'beki', 'kanto' Filipino in Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In their videos an American and his foreign friends explore Manila through language food culture and crazy antics

'Pretty Little Liars' finally reveals identity of 'A'

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:52 PM

PLL s season 6 answers one of the show s biggest mysteries

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. Aria, Spencer, Mona, Emily, and Hanna find out who A is in the show's season 6 mid-season finale. Screengrab via Facebook/Pretty Little Liars

Female, male, or both? We need to talk about intersex persons

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Do you know what the I stands for in LGBTQI?

Rush to put death records online lets anyone be 'killed'

Aug 08, 2015 - 3:49 PM

A rush to go digital with the process of registering deaths and births makes it simple for maliciously minded folks to have someone who is alive declared dead or birth someone out of thin air

On Grace Poe's citizenship: Migrating is not 'convenient'

Aug 01, 2015 - 9:15 PM

To be fair to all Filipino expats I believe what Grace Poe did was brave

Revisiting my Tsinoy dilemma: A response to F. Sionil Jose

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Kathleen Yu is Chinese Filipino and doesn t think anyone has the right to treat Chinese Filipinos any differently She is after all a Filipino too