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[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

Malta PM Muscat is 'Person of the Year' in organized crime, corruption

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project says Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's actions 'constituted the most extreme form of corruption' among the other world leaders considered for the title, including US President Donald Trump

'PERSON OF THE YEAR.' Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat earns title of "Person of the Year" in organized crime and corruption in 2019. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Here’s how you can champion kindness this holiday season

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The #PayMayaItForward movement aims to inspire Filipinos to give back to underprivileged communities

[Two Pronged] I'm separated and he's married

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?

Greta Thunberg slams 'misleading' climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:27 AM

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the Time magazine person of 2019, says the UN climate forum has become an 'opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and avoid raising their ambition'

MISLEADING. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers a speech during a high-level event on climate emergency hosted by the Chilean presidency during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition center, in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

Greta Thunberg makes history as youngest TIME 'Person of the Year'

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:24 PM

'Meaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth’s existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,' says TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal

[OPINION] Dancing onstage while on the autism spectrum

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Sometimes, I do odd stuff such as stomping my feet loudly or rubbing my hands to combat my nervousness. I wish that one day, I get to really control this stage fright and rediscover my talents anew.

[OPINION] Life with Noonan syndrome: If others can, then why can't I?

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

I have imperfections, but that doesn't mean I can't make my life meaningful

[OPINION] From physical therapist to PWD: How one father dealt with dermatomyositis

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The tides had changed. From being a physical therapist, I was now the patient who had to be lifted from bed.'

Virtual boyfriends a match for China's single women

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Single Chinese women are paying 'virtual boyfriends' to keep them company online – from wake-up texts, video calls, to friendly advice

[OPINION] Rejection is the norm for PWDs, especially in the job market

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'Over and over I’d hear lines of rejection from one employer after another. I was rejected not once, not twice, but more than 30 times!'

[OPINION] Muscles shrinking, hope expanding: A life of physical paralysis

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:51 AM

'I know that in our little way we can still do something, that we can have jobs and earn a living, but for a time I only believed this to be a dream'

[OPINION] Seeing the good in me: My achievements as a deaf man

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:28 PM

When I was a child, I enjoyed listening to beautiful melodies – I loved this so very much. So when I became deaf at 8 years old, I didn't want to accept it. It was difficult.

[OPINION] A bigger monster to fight: Depression and living with HIV

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'Yes, I fell in love with someone who was HIV-positive, and despite warnings from other people to just end the relationship, I chose to stay'

[OPINION] My life as a completely blind Filipino entrepreneur and tech developer

Dec 03, 2019 - 1:25 PM

When Marx was a 23-year-old UP student, he was gunned down by a stranger, an attack that left him completely blind. Years later, he is a tech entrepreneur making bold solutions for fellow blind Filipinos.

[OPINION] What it's like to live with hearing loss

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:44 AM

We don’t want to be laughed at just because we misheard a conversation. You give us respect, and respect will be earned.

[OPINION] The stain in my blood: Thoughts of a person living with HIV

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We don't discriminate against people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, so why would we discriminate against people who have HIV?

See a friend sharing fake news? Here’s what to do

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:41 PM

How do you engage with people who may have fallen victim to disinformation? Here are 3 tips.

Adulting 101: What to do with your 13th month pay

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Part of adulting is learning how to spend your Christmas bonus wisely

Crossing the ‘Great Wall’

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Love will never be enough, but through mutual effort it can persist

1 prisoner dies in Bilibid every day, says new chief doctor

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Only 13 physicians attend to 47,326 prisoners in the country's 7 penal colonies

BILIBID. Bayan Muna Representatives Carlos Zarate and Ferdinand Gaite, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro, and KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim visit the prisoners inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on October 29, 2019, amid allegations of worsening prison conditions. Photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

More than 500,000 Filipinos save money to celebrate PH’s first ever GCash World Savings Day

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:31 PM

An astounding feat made possible by GCash app's Save Money feature, powered by CIMB Bank Philippines

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

WATCH: GCash World Savings Day celebration

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Watch our live coverage of PH’s first ever celebration of World Savings Day on October 31

How to be financially independent and prepare for retirement the right way

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Research has shown that Filipinos lack the proper preparation for their retirement years

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Sibling rivalries

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Is it you? Or is it ate, kuya, or bunso? May ganitong experience na ba kayo?

[OPINYON] Pinoy love in the time of hashtag

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Paano tuluyang lumimot kung marami kayong mutual friends sa Facebook? Lalo kung ang nakaraang gusto mong ibaon sa digital Hades ay isang terrabyte ang kabuuang sukat ng mga larawan, kanta, laro, video na pinagsaluhan?

GCash’s #LetsSaveTogether campaign urges Filipinos to kickstart their saving habit

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The campaign leads up to the first World Savings Day celebration in the PH on Oct 31

#LETSSAVETOGETHER. (L-R) GCash President and CEO Anthony Thomas, AVP for Financial Services Kim Seng, and Head of Savings Jerome Avan Lim formally launch the #LetsSaveTogether campaign. All photos by Lisa David

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to raise the funds you need to grow your business

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Lacking the funds to finally expand your business? Here’s what you can do.

Finding it hard to save despite a regular source of income? You’re not alone

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Posts using the hashtag #PlsSaveMe by GCash are giving hope to Filipinos online

QUIZ: How financially-savvy are you?

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Do you think you’ve got a good handle on your finances? Test your financial know-how through this short quiz.

Congresswomen push bill vs child marriage: ‘We owe it to young girls’

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba

#GIRLDEFENDERS. Congresswomen, government officials, advocates, and young advocates come together to push for the bill aiming to end child marriage. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

ROUNDTABLE: How partnerships enrich lives

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

No one makes it through life alone – having a partner can make life more fulfilling! Watch our roundtable discussion on September 30, 4 pm onwards.

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 'The One' na dapat iwan

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dates that shouldn't have happened

Finovation 2019: for stronger collaboration and greater credit access through upgraded fintech

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:02 PM

With the theme "Real Problems, Real Solutions," the summit was held on September 25 at The Peninsula Manila

#AskTheTaxWhiz: VAT exemptions, discounts for PWDs

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the discounts available to persons with disabilities and which items are exempt from value-added tax

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

INFOGRAPHIC: How to avoid credit card rejection and get #AcceptED

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Education is the first step. Here are the common reasons why applications are rejected and what you must do to get #AcceptED.

WATCH: ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’

Sep 12, 2019 - 2:55 PM

This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war

CHILD BRIDE. Fatima* was just 14 years old when she was forced to marry a stranger. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The only piece of advice you’ll need if you’re adulting

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:39 PM

We know it’s hard. Here’s a way to cope with it.

Too young to marry

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why finance experts should challenge mutual funds in PH

Aug 30, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Have you invested in mutual funds in the Philippines? This episode explains how and why you are being shortchanged.

Isko Moreno, fast food chains sign pact to employ seniors, PWDs

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila

MORE SENIORS. Jollibee and other fast food chains commit to employing more senior citizens in Manila. Rappler file photo

Why some of your colleagues and boss are paid more than you

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Traditional salary models rely on the so-called 'tournament theory,' but new research suggests that it may be unfair and lead to unhealthy competition

[OPINION] Unsent letter from a person living with HIV to his mom

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:27 AM

It breaks my heart that I can’t allow you yet to love me more because I might scare you

Lorenzana slams communists' recruitment of minors

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The defense chief hits the communist rebellion for allegedly luring students into joining groups that incite them to fight the government

CONDEMNATION. Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana at a press conference in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

CIDG files kidnapping charges vs Anakbayan leaders over 'missing' teen

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Anakbayan leaders Vencer Crisostomo and Einstein Recedes are accused of kidnapping and other crimes after a 17-year-old recruit left home

PARENTS. Distressed parents of minors who joined leftist groups spoke at the Senate hearing of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

‘With education comes empowerment’: We asked experts how to avoid getting #RejectED

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:16 PM

We talked to finance experts about financial inclusion and the credit landscape in the PH

Why you need a life partner – and not necessarily the romantic kind

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

We all value independence. But there are some things we can’t do alone.