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It's the simple life for Gwen Zamora, David Semerad, and baby Cooper

May 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The actress talks about life in their 'cabin' and watching Cooper grow up before her very eyes

[Letters from Mama] Your hugs make me braver, stronger

May 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Divine Lee Go writes to her two kids about the importance of a hug from both child and parents

Sharon Cuneta's Mother's Day concert raises P2 M

May 11, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Proceeds from the concert go to ABS-CBN's Pangtawid Pag-Ibig program

IN PHOTOS: How your favorite stars celebrated Mother's Day 2020

May 10, 2020 - 10:20 PM

These stars celebrate Mother's Day all in the comfort of their own homes

[OPINION] It's a daunting task to be a mother in these perilous times

May 10, 2020 - 8:26 PM

Indeed, mothers do not only see the big picture. We also understand the interconnectedness and importance of making sacrifices now in the hope of something better in the end.

INSPIRATION. Senator Leila de Lima says she continuously draws 'strength and inspiration from other detained mothers.

[Letters from Mama] Family is what makes this chaotic time bearable

May 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mozzy Ravena writes to her superstar children about the quiet time they're spending together while under lockdown

PHENOMS. Mozzy Ravena with her two sons –basketball superstars Kiefer and Thirdy. Photo from Kiefer Ravena's Instagram

WATCH: Erwan Heussaff, Nico Bolzico pay tribute to Anne, Solenn on Mother's Day

May 10, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The brothers-in-law share touching videos of their wives on their first Mother's Day as parents

Lockdown survival: What I learned from my mom

May 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM

What lessons have your own mother taught you?

[OPINION] How I learned to say 'I love you' to my mom

May 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'

[Letters from Mama] Mama will always be there for you

May 10, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mila writes to John Paul about her fears, worries, and hopes as the world battles a pandemic

[Letters from Mama] Thankful for our happy moments

May 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Marideth writes to Dylan about the time they're spending together while on lockdown

[OPINION] How do we mourn the death of a peasant woman political prisoner?

May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'

[Letters from Mama] Worry not, your dream will be fulfilled

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon writes to her son Ijah, who flew home from the US to be with family during the pandemic

[Letters from Mama] The great honor and privilege to be your mother

May 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The Marikina City 2nd District Representative writes about the extraordinary times her children are growing up in – and what they should learn from it

Make mom feel special this month of May

May 08, 2020 - 7:14 PM

You can have items such as baby care needs and kitchen supplies delivered to your home

Promo codes: Where to buy your gifts and food for Mother’s Day

May 08, 2020 - 4:11 PM

Your family can enjoy this special day no matter the budget

Smart celebrates Mother’s Day with a big Signature Sale from May 6 to 15

May 05, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Get exclusive gadget deals and freebies at the Smart Online Store

[Letters from Mama] Optimism, thanks to my children

May 04, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The Philippines' Tourism Secretary writes about finding hope through her children

TO MAIA AND VITO (AND BIGGIE TOO). The tourism secretary with her children – fur baby included. Photo from Berna Romulo-Puyat's Instagram

Sharon Cuneta to hold Mother's Day concert online

Apr 30, 2020 - 2:31 PM

The Megastar's concert is for the benefit of ABS-CBN Pantawid Pag-Ibig

Healing priest Fernando Suarez dies at 52

Feb 04, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Fr Fernando Suarez was playing tennis at the Alabang Country Club when he suddenly collapsed

PASSED AWAY. File photo of Filipino priest Fernando Suarez. From the FB account fatherfernandosuarez

LOOK: Judy Ann Santos meets with Mother Lily for producer's bio film

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

'Mother (The Story of Mother Lily Monteverde)' will be directed by Erik Matti

[OPINION] We need to tackle the pregnancy crisis

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:06 PM

'Fornication is not pleasing to the Lord,' we tell them. Well, these kids will gladly go to hell to be with their Romeos and Juliets.

67-year-old becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The hospital in Zaozhuang says it could not confirm that Tian had conceived naturally as she was already pregnant when it took her as a patient

Women urge Pope Francis for Church voting rights

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Ecuadorian nun Ines Azucena Zambrano Jara says women took an active part in the synod, with some of them defining themselves as 'synod mothers'

NUNS. Pope Francis his greeted by nuns during his weekly general audience in the Vatican's Saint Peter square on September 25, 2019. AFP photo

[OPINION] Our languages are in trouble, so what?

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

Erik Matti to make movie about Regal Films producer Mother Lily Monteverde

Aug 04, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde will work on the movie based on the life of the movie producer

[OPINION] The bitter pill: The mother who I thought held me back

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:26 AM

It seems unfortunate that I had forgiven her only when she had departed from the physical world

Filipina nun declared venerable, moves closer to sainthood

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo is the founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena

VENERABLE. Servant of God Mother Francisca de Fuentes. From the Mother Francisca website

On Independence Day, mother who lost son to Oplan Tokhang calls for 'true freedom'

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:28 PM

A woman who lost her son due to 'Oplan Tokhang' chooses to head to the streets and protest on Independence Day

WATCH: 5 things Julia Barretto learned from her mom

May 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The actress shares a special message for her mom Marjorie Barretto on Mother's Day

JULIA BARRETTO. The actress shares the lessons she learned from her mom Marjorie. Rappler screenshot

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

7 non-material Mother’s Day gifts for the mom in your life

May 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you can’t put in a box

5 Mother's Day gift ideas P1500 and under

May 04, 2019 - 5:53 PM

From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

Number of teenage moms decreasing in Cordillera

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.

EDUCATING TEENS. Advocate Chi Vallido (in photo), along with Kevin de Vera of Forum for Family Planning and Development and Karen Gaqui of Dep-Ed Provincial Health Office, speak to teachers and students of Tublay School of Home on how to prevent teenage pregnancy. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Secret houses, mother as Navy supplier? Trillanes denies Duterte claims

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns President Rodrigo Duterte not to drag his ailing mother into their fight: 'Kung may problema siya sa akin, stick with me dahil kaya ko ito eh'

Sen. Trillanes’ reaction of the one-on-one interview of Atty. Salvador Panelo with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

A love letter to single moms from a single mom

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:51 AM

For her first vlog, a single mom shares three important lessons on love and life

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED)The government directive comes after police earlier this month arrested a nun and a worker at one of the Missionaries of Charity order's homes over allegations that at least 5 infants were sold for potentially thousands of dollars

SUSPECT. An Indian nun (center) with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state. AFP Photo

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:28 PM

'It is against our moral convictions. We are carefully looking into the matter. We will take all the necessary precautions that this kind of incident never happens again,' a statement from the Missionaries of Charity organization says.

BABY SELLING. An Indian nun with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state, on July 5, 2018.  Photo by AFP

Multinationals are top plastic polluters in the Philippines – report

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'It's time we hold these companies accountable. They cannot continue raking in money and then passing on the responsibility and costs of cleaning their mess to cities and Filipino taxpayers,' says environmentalist Froilan Grate

LOOK: Summer cult favorites you should try out

May 27, 2018 - 4:25 PM

And Beauty Bar now offers online shopping. Does it, well, deliver?

SUMMER PROOF! Heat- and sweat-proof cosmetics are a must in this heat. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte, Leila de Lima on lessons of motherhood

May 13, 2018 - 10:04 PM

We also ask our readers to tell us what being a mom has taught them

[OPINION] Gising na, anak

May 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.

Kobe Paras to mom Jackie Forster: 'I will never ever let you go'

May 13, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The young man pens sweet messages for his mom on Mother's Day

These stars are celebrating their first Mother’s Day

May 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Extend your Mother’s Day 2018 greetings to these new moms!

MOTHERS DEAR. These celebrities are celebrating their first Mother's Day as moms. Screenshots from Instagram.com/saabmagalona, Instagram.com/mitch_madrigal, and Instagram.com/isabelledaza

How my mom chose to say goodbye

May 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In a state outside herself, mom was deeply engaged in a soliloquy with a recurring theme that painted a picture of eternity: that she had conquered pain, that Jesus was with her, that a gathering of people would be made in her honor

MOTHERLY LOVE. The author with his mother, and other photos with the family. All photos courtesy of Erick Mendiola

5 fun bonding activities to celebrate Mother's Day

May 11, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year!

20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas

May 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Love ya mom!

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON