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Rappler's latest stories on orphans


Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to local mothers and American GI fathers, from a country that emphasized ethnic homogeneity

This picture taken on July 31, 2019 shows Korean-American adoptee Glenn Morey during an interview with AFP at an exhibition hall for his latest film project on adoption in South Korea, Side x Side, in Seoul. International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to Korean mothers and American GI fathers, from an ethnically homogenous country with widespread racism. More recently the main driver has been babies born to unmarried women, who still face stigmatisation in a patriarchal society. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

[OPINION] Let our people go

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno asks: considering the manner by which government has executed the war on drugs, who will take responsibility for the orphaning of children?

DSWD condemns 'Showtime' joke about adoptees

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:19 PM

'The words "ampon ka" is discriminatory and has [a] negative connotation. Even if the statement was delivered in a manner of joke and/or for entertainment purpose, the show and the network ha​ve the full responsibility over it,' says DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo

Theater therapy heals widows, orphans of drug war victims

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Theater 'is a viable means' to help heal the widows and orphans of drug war victims, says Father Flavie Villanueva, who created Program Paghilom for them

A group of widows and orphans perform at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City, Monday, June 4. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Should Grace Poe be allowed to run for president? Netizens weigh in

Oct 15, 2015 - 11:49 AM

We asked Twitter users about Grace Poe s candidacy woes and here s what they had to say

CONVERSATION: Should Grace Poe be allowed to run for president?

Oct 07, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The citizenship issue has made voters look closely at the constitutional requirement for national office Join Rappler s Twitter conversation on Thursday October 8 at 8 pm

House OKs comprehensive policy for patients with rare diseases

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:16 PM

WHO says there are 7 000 known rare diseases in the world with up to 70 affecting children In PH a disease is considered rare when it affects one patient in every 20 000 population

Insha'Allah: Muslim orphans hope for peace

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Abdul is one of the 57 Muslim orphans at a private institution helping orphans whose parents are killed in armed conflict in Mindanao

Most of the children's parents at the foundation are killed during armed encounters between AFP and MILF. Photos by Joan Cordero

India police break up adoption racket of stolen babies

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Police in the Indian capital say they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples

THE STOLEN. An Indian child joins others as they shout slogans while taking part in an anti-trafficking march in Kolkata, 25 February 2007. Photo by  Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP

Orphans, streetkids live Navy dream for a day

May 16, 2015 - 8:15 PM

The Philippine Navy lets 40 orphans and street children experience the life of Navy personnel for a day

Me, 'orphan' diseases, and Capiz

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:00 AM

In Capiz people with XDP are often mistakenly thought of as aswangs Learn about the truth behind orphan diseases like XDP

Volunteerism: Changing the world one child at a time

Feb 08, 2015 - 7:00 AM

On weekdays Te Candano works at a bank processing remittances from seafarers On weekends she serves as a volunteer helping put a smile on kids faces

Bye, Pope Francis! See you in the peripheries

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Moving moments of his visit to the Philippines according Pope Francis What other moments touched or made you reflect? Tell us about your experience

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Tacloban City Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

Jan 04, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The impact of development aid has been limited with infrastructure and social care still feeble even in the cities

WAR’S VICTIMS. In this photograph taken on January 2, 2015 an Afghan internally displaced woman carries her child outside their shelter on the outskirts of Jalalabad, in Nangarhar province. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada, AFP

Tsunami orphans give back, thanks to flip-flops

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:00 AM

A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan are now successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them

FLIP-FLOP KINGS. Paul (L) and Rob Forkan, founders of sandal-making firm Gandys Flip Flops, pose for pictures with their products in south west London on December 17, 2014. A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami, the Forkan brothers are successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them by building an orphanage. Justin Tallis/AFP

Rare Pairs: A charity dinner for orphan disorders

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:04 PM

With the lack of support from the government it is our responsibility as private citizens to contribute and support this ignored sector of our society

IN PHOTOS: Alone #AfterYolanda

Nov 08, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Unicef says 66 children lost one or both parents in the disaster – and they’re still struggling to cope with the memory of what happened that day

Angara bill to help patients with ALS, rare diseases

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Aside from filing the bill Senator Sonny Angara also accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge

Christian leader appeals for missing Iraq nuns

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Militants led by the jihadist Islamic State group overrun Mosul and parts of the surrounding province in an offensive that began June 9 alarming world leaders and displacing hundreds of thousands

WOMEN. Iraqi Christian women fleeing the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kms east of the northern province of Nineveh, are pictured speaking to a nun upon their arrival at a community center in the Kurdish city of Arbil in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 26, 2014. Photo by AFP/Safin Hamed

A fighting chance for patients with rare diseases

May 08, 2014 - 9:42 PM

In the Philippines those who suffer from rare diseases depend on government for their expensive treatment Lawmakers are trying to address the patients needs further

DREAM: DOCTOR. Patients like Ziv Morejon (R) who are diagnosed with rare diseases can also enjoy a decent quality of life if the right support system is in place. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DSWD celebrates Adoption Consciousness Week

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:10 PM

There are over 2 million orphans in the Philippines What can you do to help?

NO HOMES, NO FAMILIES. The Adoption Consciousness Week aims to raise awaraness about the importance of adhering to the legal procedures of adoption in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

A small smile from Tacloban's children

Feb 04, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Anne Lagamayo shares her heartwarming experience with Typhoon Yolanda child survivors

LOST. Unicef estimates 1.8 million children have been displaced since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DSWD to foster parents: Register Typhoon Yolanda orphans

Jan 09, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification Program of DSWD and UNICEF is pleading for foster parents to register children orphaned by typhoon Yolanda

REGISTER NOW. Support programs for orphans in Tacloban. Photo by Franz Lopez

DSWD to foster families: Legalize 'adoption' of typhoon orphans

Jan 03, 2014 - 4:58 PM

No confirmed reports of human trafficking in Leyte so far Soliman says

Leaving your mark

Dec 20, 2012 - 3:56 PM

Making a mark in the world doesn’t have to be grand Big or small it still counts We can all be people who make a difference in someone’s life