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Makabayan lawmakers push higher budget for CHR amid 'climate of injustice'

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:37 PM

'Gusto po sana naming maging priority ng gobyernong ito ang pangangalaga at pagtatanggol sa karapatang pantao,' says Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas

CHR along Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG, local officials support postponing barangay, SK elections to 2023

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Government officials agree that rescheduling the polls would give barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials elected in 2018 more time to complete projects

POLLS PUSHED BACK. Both government and elected local officials support moves to postpone the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto's 9th week was a huge shoutout to the youth

Sep 01, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The 30-year-old mayor caps off his last ‘Linggo ng Kabataan’ as an officially ‘young' person by urging students to storm city hall with their ideas and suggestions

SPEAK UP. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto urges students to get involved with the city government's education programs, as he speaks at a forum on August 31, 2019

DOJ summons leftist representatives over student recruitment

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The complaint mistakenly identifies Tom Villarin as Anakbayan representative. Villarin is a member of Akbayan, which is from a different faction of the Philippine Left.

NOT KIDNAPPED. Anakbayan youth member Alicia Lucena faces the media together with members of the progressive Makabayan bloc. Photo from Makabayan bloc

‘Crumbling democracy’: Groups call for end to attacks against the youth

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Youth groups highlight the need for Filipinos to speak up against injustice, pointing out how the oppression of student rights may later lead to the oppression of citizens

PROTEST. Various youth organizations stage a protest outside Gate 2.5 of ADMU to condemn human rights violations occurring nationwide. Photos by Casey Mateo/Rappler

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

FALSE: Photo of Kabataan party 'supporting ROTC'

May 27, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The photo is a manipulated version of Pinoyweekly's 2015 photo showing Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago and other members of the party protesting tuition hikes

Quezon City to set up youth desk

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The new Quezon City ordinance provides for a Sangguniang Kabataan desk where information on youth-related projects and programs can be obtained

File photo of QC City Hall

IN PHOTOS: Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:04 PM

More than a hundred activists hold a Holy Week-themed protest to highlight the suffering of the urban poor, farmers, and students

STOP THE KILLINGS. A performance artist lay in the pavement to symbolize the peoples suffering during the Kalbaryo ng Mamamyan protest in Manila on April 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila students hit admin over claims of repression

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:45 PM

As students wear black shirts and armbands for a silent protest, they find themselves under fire by the school's administration.

PROTEST. Following the Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila adminstration's response to a silent protest in the morning, students organized a rally against student repression on February 15, 2019. Photo from Anakbayan-PLM

NYC chief asks SKs nationwide to fight leftist youth groups

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema urges Sangguniang Kabataan officials to report all anti-government propaganda and clean up leftist vandalism

YOUTH VS THE LEFT. National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema makes announcements during a Malacañang press conference. RTVM screenshot

INKFest 2018: Exhibit, demos, talks, sale by children's illustrators on Oct 20

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The one-day event will feature talks, artist merchandise, live art demo, an exhibit, portrait sessions and portfolio reviews

Kabataang Barangay: Get to know the forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Kabataang Barangay, headed by Imee Marcos, was established during Martial Law to develop young people according to the 'guiding philosophies of the New Society'

Opposition tells Imee Marcos: Move on? You're remorseless

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:30 PM

'How can those who were unjustly detained, tortured, and murdered move on when there is...not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan

MARCOS, DICTATOR. Several protesters attend a rally on November 25, 2016 against the hero's burial for the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Youth group slams school official who burned students' bags

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan says there are 'no amount of words to condemn the dastardly act' of Bicol Central Academy administrator Alexander James Jaucian, whose rage was caught in a viral video

BURNT. School bags and their contents are reduced to ashes on the BCA campus grounds. Photo of burned bags by Earl Vincent Cañaveral

Youth commission gives SK leaders '24 steps' for reforms

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The National Youth Commission has tasked Sangguniang Kabataan officials to carry out 'small transformations' in their barangays each month, starting with eradicating vandalism

CDO city election commission suspends overage winning SK candidates

May 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Fourteen winning SK candidates from the city will have their proclamation suspended, or will be reported by the COMELEC to the Regional Department on Interior and Local Government (DILG) for proper action

DILG to Comelec: Hold special elections for barangays without SK candidates

May 16, 2018 - 7:46 PM

There are 39 barangays with no candidates in the Sangguniang Kabataan election 2018 according to the DILG

SPECIAL ELECTIONS. Poll watchers gather in front of Board of Election Inspector on the ongoing mannual counting of ballots on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the precinct in Barangay, Pasong Tamo during the SK-Barangay elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SCHEDULE: Mandatory training for new SK officials 2018

May 15, 2018 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) Required under the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act, the training will cover SK history, decentralization and local governance, meetings and resolutions, planning and budgeting, and ethics

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

LOOK: Ateneo's Ish Polvorosa elected SK chairman in Cavite

May 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The decorated Best Setter of the UAAP will now give back as a public servant of Imus, Cavite

TRUE LEADER. It's now Ish Polvorosa's time to prove that he can be a leader back in his hometown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

First-time voters ‘excited, confused’ during 2018 barangay, SK elections

May 14, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Voters as young as 15 years are able to vote in the Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the first youth polls held in 8 years

Photos by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte skips barangay elections, Defector on North Korea, Gary V discharged from hospital | Evening wRap

May 14, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Barangay & SK elections, Angara dies, Bello on Kuwait deployment ban | Midday wRap

May 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Malacañang hits killing of ex-La Union congressman Eriguel

May 13, 2018 - 7:46 PM

'Political violence has no place in society,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, as he denounces the killing of former congressman Eufranio Eriguel

PALACE REACTION. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denounces the killing of former La Union representative Eufranio Eriguel. Malacañang photo

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All systems go for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 12, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Monday's elections will be the first in 5 years for the barangays and in 8 years for the Sangguniang Kabataan

Last day of campaign for the May 14 Barangay and SK elections in Sampaloc Manila on May 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Groups decry Sereno ouster as 'clear violation of the Constitution'

May 11, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The groups also see the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno as a 'degradation' of the judiciary, 'bending to the biddings' of President Rodrigo Duterte

VILLAIN. Sanlakas depicts President Rodrigo Duterte as Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos who amassed the "infinity stones": the Office of the President, House of Representatives, Senate, and now the Supreme Court after CJ Sereno's ouster on May 11, 2018. Photo from Sanlakas

#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, April 30-May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Here are the must-watch videos this week!

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Government mulls 3 possible solutions for barangays without SK bets

May 05, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says there are less than a hundred youth posts with no candidates

YOUTH PARTICIPATION. Simulation of Barangay and SK Elections at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Candidates sign covenant for peaceful May 14 polls in Samar hotspot

May 05, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Candidates and local authorities hope the peace covenant would help change the reputation of Calbayog City as a hotbed of election-related violence

PEACEFUL ELECTIONS. Candidates sign the covenant for peaceful and orderly May 14 elections  in Calbayog City, Samar on May 4, 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How Filipinos can win the barangay, SK elections 2018

May 04, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Rappler talks to DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya to ask how Filipinos can make the most of the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls

Malacañang declares May 14 non-working holiday

May 02, 2018 - 5:55 PM

May 14, the date of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, is declared a non-working holiday 'to enable the people to fully exercise their right to suffrage'

ELECION PREPARATIONS. Workers repaint old ballot boxes inside the COMELEC Warehouse in Port Area, Manila on April 12, 2018 as they prepare for the coming SK and barangay polls on May 14.   Photo by Ben Nabong

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

16 Batangas barangays without candidates for SK kagawad

Apr 29, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) There are also 5 barangays in the province with no candidates for the position of SK chairman

COC FILING. A Comelec-Manila staff encodes the certificates of candidacy they received on April 20, 2018 for the May 14 barangay and SK elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EcoWaste Coalition warns May 14 poll bets against using 'harmful' tarpaulins

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Cadmium, which is present in PVC plastics, may have dangerous effects on the kidney, and skeletal and respiratory systems

Nat'l Youth Commission's SK spending: Consultants lacked docs, deliverables delayed

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Commission on Audit also hits non-implementation of Sangguniang Kabataan activities, and over P268,000 worth of snacks for unofficial meetings

SK SPENDING. The National Youth Commission's spending for the Sangguniang Kabataan in 2017 is flagged several times in the 2017 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

Rules on campaign ads, materials for barangay, SK elections 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The campaign period for the village and youth council polls is from May 4 to 12

CAMPAIGN SEASON. In this file photo during the 2016 elections, a man walks past campaign banners of local politicians at Fairview in Quezon City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

NIGHT NO MORE. PNP bans Oplan Tokhang from being conducted at night. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Perks of Sangguniang Kabataan officials

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) are entitled to free tuition in public tertiary schools, among other privileges given by the law

Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The village and youth council polls will be on Monday, May 14

[OPINION] Practical questions on the Sangguniang Kabataan law's anti-dynasty provision

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous

Filing of candidacies, gun ban as barangay, SK election period kicks off

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:18 PM

One punong barangay, 7 kagawads, one Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson, and 7 SK members will be elected in each barangay on May 14

COC FILING. Aspirants to barangay and SK positions crowd the Comelec-Manila office as they file their Certificates of Candidacy (COC) on the first day, April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Año to drug-linked barangay bets: 'Don't even consider running'

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año gives the warning on the eve of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

'NO NARCO-POLITICIANS'. DILG OIC Eduardo  Año speaks at the PNP Academy Alumni Homecoming 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva