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Microsoft to require US suppliers to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The new policy applies to US suppliers with 50 or more employees who do substantial work for the company

MICROSOFT. The tech giant, whose logo and CEO Satya Nadella appear in this photo, is demanding more progressive work conditions from its suppliers. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


These moms want you to know it's okay to breastfeed in public

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'This is a get-together of moms—moms coming together. Isn’t that what is important? It is the essence of bringing back the culture of breastfeeding'

Photo courtesy of Breastfeeding Pinays

Life as pet parents, as told by Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How do you keep it real when you – and your pets – are social media stars?

Mommy diaries: How I prepared for breastfeeding

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A first-time mom shares her breastfeeding journey with her little one

GROWING UP. Raya makes faces while playing with her Tatay. All photos courtesy of Ana-Liza Ani Bojocan.

Things you can do to be a supportive parent

Jul 20, 2018 - 1:26 PM

You can't take on their problems — they need to face it themselves. But here's how you can guide them

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

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Raising a gender-fluid child

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

Jun Lana, Perci Intalan: 'Full acceptance,' not just tolerance for LGBTQ community

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The directors, who married in 2013, talk about tolerance and being parents to two boys

Duterte conduct bad for kids? Roque leaves it to parents to teach good values

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Most Filipinos already 'accept' President Rodrigo Duterte's propensity to use cusswords and hurl insults at his critics, claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at U.S. border

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

HUMAN RIGHTS. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

When you're expecting: 7 tips for first-time parents

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:30 AM

First-time parents Mark and Ana walk us through things every new parent should know

Photos courtesy of Ana-Liza and Mark John Bojocan

Emptying the nest: U.S. couple gets court to evict 30-year-old son

May 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Michael Rotondo, who is still living in his parents' home in New York state at the age of 30, argues he isn't a burden to them, saying they 'don't provide laundry or food'

7 useful things you need to have before welcoming your first pet

May 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Get ready to be a pet parent!

What Drew Arellano has learned about parenting from wife Iya Villania, mom Bernie

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Drew gets candid about being a dad, and why he considers Iya as a 'natural mom' to son Primo

Why playing with your child is more important than you think

May 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Play time prepares them for growing up, and you need to be a part of it

How OFW parents make up for lost time

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:49 AM

More than the toys and gifts, it's the little things that Pedro and Morena do for their son whenever they're at home that count

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

Get a chance to win prizes by joining the Pampers Go Galaw contest

Apr 02, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Moms, you can win special gift packs and P100,000 in cash!

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Ateneo de Davao to file complaint vs parent who threatened professor

Mar 22, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'When a parent accompanied by relatives and bodyguards comes in brandishing statements like ‘We are a family of lawyers and killers!’ or ‘We can take down this school’ – these are statements the ADDU as a University can only take very seriously,' says ADDU president Father Joel Tabora SJ

Join the Pampers Go Galaw contest!

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM

If you’re a Filipina mom 20 years old and above with a baby 3 years old or younger, you can join the Pampers Go Galaw contest from March 17-May 16, 2018!

Saggy diapers can affect your baby's development – study

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:10 PM

A survey by Rappler reveals that most parents don't know their choice of diaper can hinder their child's mobility

Investing for your child and Paying it Forward

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The GradMaker app from Manulife gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child’s future and Pay It Forward to children in need

A mom’s guide to feeding her baby during the first year

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Learn what kinds of nutrients babies need, and when you can introduce them to solids

The art of letting go: Truths about parenthood

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Holaina Tan, mother of 4-year-old Aki, shares her own journey as a parent and how it changed her life

Life lessons children and parents learn before school

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:07 PM

When you nurture your child’s success as early as possible, you grow as well

Roger, over and out

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'Thank you, Dad, from the deepest places in my heart, for launching the Apollo in me.'

The ups and downs of playtime

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Playtime and socialization is very important to a child’s development – it’s also a very crucial stage in a parent’s journey

Things to do with your kids: It’s Christmas time!

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Check out this list of activities you can do with your kids to make every bonding moment special over the holidays

Things to do with your kids: Pre-holiday festivities

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Check out this list of activities you can do with your kids to make every bonding moment special

Things-to-do with your kids: Let’s get creative!

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Check out this list of activities you can do with your kids to make every bonding moment special this coming week

Nikki Gil, BJ Albert welcome baby boy

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:46 PM

This is the couple's first child

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits parents' grave after Undas

Nov 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's youngest son Sebastian Duterte joins this year's visit to the grave of the late Vicente and Soledad Duterte

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. All photos from Malacañang

In a time of 'pervasive' violence, build 'caring communities' for children

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Clinical psychologist Maria Lourdes Carandang says parents should be good role models to their kids to counter what is happening in Philippine society today

'PLIGHT OF CHILDREN.' Clinical psychologist Lourdes Carandang delivers her lecture at the Ateneo Professional Schools on October 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Imprisoned: Raising my baby behind bars

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:00 PM

In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment

House committee pushes travel tax exemption for all OFW kids

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:24 PM

A bill seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 to extend travel tax exemption to children of both solo and married OFW parents

When are stains a good thing?

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:08 PM

More than something that’s unsightly, a stain on your child’s shirt can symbolize something good

Sharing the load in the Filipino home

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Raising a family should be a team effort between the Juans and Marias

In praise of mama’s cooking

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:20 PM

For my mama cooking is more of an expression of love and less of an obligation

How one father single-handedly raised three teens

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

One daughter celebrates her father’s selflessness and resilience YakapStories

Duterte, Aguirre, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

A mother overcomes struggles with the help of insurance

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Motivated by her kids Charlene did everything she could to keep them in school after her husband passed away

How Manay Judy Taguiwalo inspired me as a DSWD employee

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

No other secretary has given solo parents a hundred percent support and recognition as Manay Judy did a government social worker writes

MANAY JUDY. In this file photo,  Judy Taguiwalo speaks to members of the media and guests following the launching of the ASEAN 2017 Cultural Community (ASCC) Pillar at the Marquee Mall, Angeles City in Pampanga on January 24, 2017. Malacañang Photo

DSWD employees 'confirm' Taguiwalo after CA rejection

Aug 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

They deprived us of a principled humble caring compassionate public servant like Manay Judy says a long time DSWD employee

FAREWELL. DSWD employees visit outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo in her office. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

#LoveThatProtects: A Twitter conversation on parenting realities

Jul 28, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Every parent’s journey is unique What have you learned along the way? Here s what other parents have to share about their own experiences

5 cara menjadi orang tua bijak dalam urusan teknologi

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Saat perkembangan teknologi berjalan pesat orang tua juga dituntut harus terus mengikuti

The little, big ways preemie moms and dads can show their love

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

In the life of a premature baby the parents’ smallest gestures show the biggest love

Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

How do dads show their love?

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:39 AM

McDonald’s celebrates the patience of dads everywhere in time for Father’s Day