Rappler's latest stories on persons
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.'
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
The #PayMayaItForward movement aims to inspire Filipinos to give back to underprivileged communities
Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?
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'
'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
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.
I have imperfections, but that doesn't mean I can't make my life meaningful
'The tides had changed. From being a physical therapist, I was now the patient who had to be lifted from bed.'
Single Chinese women are paying 'virtual boyfriends' to keep them company online – from wake-up texts, video calls, to friendly advice
'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!'
'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'
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.
'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'
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.
We don’t want to be laughed at just because we misheard a conversation. You give us respect, and respect will be earned.
We don't discriminate against people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, so why would we discriminate against people who have HIV?
How do you engage with people who may have fallen victim to disinformation? Here are 3 tips.
Part of adulting is learning how to spend your Christmas bonus wisely
Only 13 physicians attend to 47,326 prisoners in the country's 7 penal colonies
An astounding feat made possible by GCash app's Save Money feature, powered by CIMB Bank Philippines
Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11
Watch our live coverage of PH’s first ever celebration of World Savings Day on October 31
Research has shown that Filipinos lack the proper preparation for their retirement years
Is it you? Or is it ate, kuya, or bunso? May ganitong experience na ba kayo?
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?
The campaign leads up to the first World Savings Day celebration in the PH on Oct 31
Lacking the funds to finally expand your business? Here’s what you can do.
Posts using the hashtag #PlsSaveMe by GCash are giving hope to Filipinos online
Do you think you’ve got a good handle on your finances? Test your financial know-how through this short quiz.
'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
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.
Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.
With the theme "Real Problems, Real Solutions," the summit was held on September 25 at The Peninsula Manila
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the discounts available to persons with disabilities and which items are exempt from value-added tax
Education is the first step. Here are the common reasons why applications are rejected and what you must do to get #AcceptED.
This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war
We know it’s hard. Here’s a way to cope with it.
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
Have you invested in mutual funds in the Philippines? This episode explains how and why you are being shortchanged.
Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila
Traditional salary models rely on the so-called 'tournament theory,' but new research suggests that it may be unfair and lead to unhealthy competition
It breaks my heart that I can’t allow you yet to love me more because I might scare you
The defense chief hits the communist rebellion for allegedly luring students into joining groups that incite them to fight the government
Anakbayan leaders Vencer Crisostomo and Einstein Recedes are accused of kidnapping and other crimes after a 17-year-old recruit left home
We talked to finance experts about financial inclusion and the credit landscape in the PH
We all value independence. But there are some things we can’t do alone.