Rappler's latest stories on inspiring stories
'No Aeta had imagined that they could become a doctor. We’ve been experiencing discrimination in the lowlands for so long that we’ve grown to fear studying with non-Aetas,' says 18-year-old Mary Rose Alejo
A viral post has enabled many benevolent people to reach out to local artist Larry Casinao
27-year-old Thomas John Tenedero says he owes his success to his parents, who exhausted all means for his studies
‘Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo. Walang tatalo sa tatay na katulad mo!’ says Ryan Russel Reyes
'To be of a certain faith, may it be Christianity or Islam, is to be human,' says 21-year-old Jomana Lomangco
Every graduation, Atenean seniors are told to go 'down from the hill.' This year, perhaps it is time to ask why there is even a hill at all.
She’s a crazy rich Asian with a big heart for animals
A young artist celebrates his bond with his senior high school class in a unique and personal way
'I am fueled by my dreams, dreams which Ateneo’s generosity nourished, in a country whose problems are partly caused by the same inequalities that created the Ateneo'
Joem Periña has been teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School in Tiwi town for only 6 months, yet the local community has already felt the 'good changes' he has implemented in the school
Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones
'Yung effort ng anak ko, talagang it paid off,' says Emma Dublin, the proud mother of national team member now also a lawyer Maria Rodielita A. Dublin
A sympathetic resident relates the incident on social media and netizens take time to help
The togas cost her around P7,600, more than her monthly take-home pay of P6,600
Two board topnotchers prove that there are different ways to achieve success
'Basta 'wag kang susuko at tuloy ang laban. Magtiwala tayo sa plan ni God para sa 'tin,' Albien Emmanuel Gacias, now a doctor, tells fellow cancer survivors
After seeing his photos on social media, concerned netizens did not hesitate to help 8-year-old Jan Kim Enario and his classmates at the Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar
Antonio Detablan sells homemade banana cakes for P120 each to fund a P1.6-million liver transplant for his infant son
Jan Kim's photo using an improvised pen for school, uploaded by his teacher on Facebook, has gone viral online. Netizens reach for ways to help.
In a now viral post, Alex expresses her immense gratitude to Tatay Dong, a taho vendor whom she met in her first year of college
'I wanted to give them something special. That way they will be inspired to study harder,' says Roselyn Barcoma of the the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao
Ginebra San Miguel’s 'Ginebra Ako' celebrates modern heroes
Let's look back at some of the stories that renewed hope and inspired Filipinos in 2018
Take some time to hug a loved one today!
66-year-old Hernando Guanlao wants to empower people by giving them unlimited access to books
As others prepared for Typhoon Ompong, Grade 11 student Jeric Reyes stayed in school for a few more hours to finish his homework because they had no electricity at home
'Yung pagmamahal mo, hindi lang ako ang nakakaramdam ngayon, but a lot of people. Madami ang naiinspire sayo. Salamat sa pagtitiis sa lahat ng sakit,' says Charlotte Villarin
'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March
Jeb Bayawon used to live in a landfill in Cagayan de Oro City until he got help to return to school 10 years ago. This year, he marches with fellow graduates of the Mindanao State University – Naawan, bringing him closer to his dream of becoming an educator.
'Binuo ni Lorenz 'yung pangarap kong maging ama. Natutuwa lang ako kasi nangyari 'yun kahit hindi ko siya kadugo,' says 32-year-old lesbian Roanne Oca
Mark James Operiano Capulong of the University of Santo Tomas ranks 3rd in the Economics department and is off to Spain for a contract as a language professor
'Failure is your best teacher,' says Angelo Casimiro, who is known for his insole power generator and the life-size BB-8 projects
Melvin Chua was 9 years old when he started selling dish sponges to send himself to school. He now works at a multinational company in posh Bonifacio Global City.
Rene Mojado is already 82 years old, but he still drives a jeepney to and from the UP Los Baños campus. By his side all day is his wife Aida, 76.
For Ed Sarao, the jeepney is the lifeblood of the Philippines
Parents wait under the heat at the Supreme Court to deliver the good news to their children
JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way
Dahn Saliendra, a graduating student from Notre Dame of Marbel University, talks about his inspiring Facebook post
’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi
Amid the vitriol-fueled posts, we have seen several stories of resilience and courage online – stories that go against the narrative of division and hatred dominating our online landscape
Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut gives tips for success – not just in career but in life
It s not always easy to juggle school studying civil engineering and work at a call center with its various demands – but Karla Gonzales made it happen
As the owner of a computer shop in Krus na Ligas Jenny Buriel finds happiness in keeping her customers truly connected