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Are you an engineer for social good?

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Be the next Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence awardee and get a chance to promote your social development projects

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

#HackSociety 2018: What to expect

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(Updated) On Monday, October 29, at least 22 groups of students and young professionals will be in the Rappler newsroom for a two-day ideathon, where they will think, create, and make the first step in building their innovative ventures

Philippines joins countries in committing to end global TB epidemic by 2030

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hopes to treat at least 2.5 million Filipinos with tuberculosis by 2020, but advocates say that the country's response to the disease is still lacking

END TB. Of 1.7 million recorded Tuberculosis deaths in 2017, 25,000 are Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock

Most nations to miss U.N. target on chronic diseases – study

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016

JICA extends deadline for digital art contest on SDGs for college students

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Deadline for submission of entries has been extended until September 30, 2018. Rappler is a media partner for the 'Building An Inclusive Future' contest.

2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

How these millennials are fighting mental illness with art, Scripture

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Representing the Philippines, the team of Where There Is Hope will be highlighting their advocacy for mental health awareness at the United Nations Youth Assembly this coming August

In fight vs plastic, 'challenge is changing people's mindset, lifestyle'

May 26, 2018 - 6:16 PM

A study shows that the Philippines generates 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage every year

Biodiversity Day Press Con.

Palawan pangolin habitat eyed for conservation

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. The Palawan pangolin or Balintong is a burrowing mammal found in the province’s secondary forests, grassland, open country, thick bush, shrubby slopes and subsistence farming areas. Balintong acts as pest control, regulating the population of termites and ants in the wild. Photo courtesy of PCSDS

PH 'not performing well' in fight vs different forms of malnutrition

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We remain to be challenged both for stunting, also for malnutrition of mothers, malnutrition of adults, malnutrition of children,' says National Nutrition Council Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. File photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH lags in providing pension amid increasing life expectancy – ILO

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The International Labor Organization says that from 2000 to 2015, life expectancy in the Philippines grew by 5 years – the fastest increase observed since the 1960s

SOCIAL PROTECTION. The Philippines lags behind its Asian neighbors in providing adequate social pension for senior citizens.  Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

From Yolanda to Marawi: What gov't must consider in rehabilitation

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City

Ayo, #Ngobrolin2030 sambil keliling Jakarta

Nov 20, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Apa sih #Ngobrolin2030? Ada apa dengan angka 2030 sampai harus diobrolin segala?

Anak-anak muda peduli SDGs saat mengikuti #Ngobrolin2030. Foto dari Indonesian Youth for SDGs

Southeast Asia's poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The report notes, however, that extreme poverty in the region dropped to 7% as of 2013 from a high of 17% in 2005

A man living under the Estero de Vitas bridge washes clothes at his home in Tondo in Manila on July 16, 2017. The Philippine economy has sustained one of the fastest growth rates in Asia, official data showed on May 18, 2017 which analysts said signalled strong economic leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte even as he wages a deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

1 in 4 social enterprises in PH led by a millennial – study

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Millennials, or those born in the 1980s to 1990s, drive about 24% of the current pool of social enterprises

MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI  MORE THAN JUST FISHING. Jhonie Salcedo's seaweed harvest as supported Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi social enterprise. Photo from CSO-SEED/SPPI

Mengampanyekan pentingnya SDGs dengan berjalan kaki di Car Free Day

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:20 PM

AIESEC Indonesia mengadakan kampanye WALK 4 SDGS di 12 kota pada 29 Oktober 2017

Para pemuda berpartisipasi dalam Walk 4 SDGs yang digelar oleh AIESEC Indonesia pada 29 Oktober 2017. Foto dari AIESEC Indonesia

[OPINION] World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:21 PM

As disasters compete for our attention, they make it harder for people in poor, marginalized and war-torn regions to access adequate food

IMPOVERISHED. In this file photo, Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery – ILO

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

7 in 10 victims are women and girls, while 25% are children

152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

#2030NOW: Curbing hunger and restoring children's dignity

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:33 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals include achieving zero hunger, minimizing stunting by 40%, and reducing childhood wasting to less than 5%

UNITED FOR NUTRITION. Eunice Braga of Ogilvy & Mather presents United for Healthier Kids battle against malnutrition. Rappler photo

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

WATCH: 2017 #InspireCourage +SocialGood stories

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the #InspireCourage segment at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

#2030NOW: How an app safeguards women's reproductive health

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Zarina San Jose of the World Youth Alliance Philippines promotes an app that can help women monitor their menstrual health

Meet the speakers and guests at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The 2017 Manila Social Good will explore the purpose of innovation and will push back to the center stage the massive and urgent needs that the society faces

UN honors Zobel de Ayala as pioneer of sustainable development

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala becomes the first business leader from the Philippines and Southeast Asia to be recognized by the United Nations for efforts in championing sustainability

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – study

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:12 AM

Overall only a fifth of 37 health related targets set under the UN s Sustainable Development Goals SDGs adopted in 2015 are likely to be met

WATCH: How a barrio teacher made learning science easy

Sep 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Teacher Jennifer Rojo is one of the recipients of the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos award

SCIENCE MADE FUN. A Teacher in Tagaytay City makes learning science fun to students. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Philippine Social Good Summit 2017 will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Growing old in PH margins: Gutom, malasakit, at diskarte

Aug 17, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines’ older adult population is faced with issues that transcend desires for self actualization as it combats the threats of food insecurity house tenure and health care inaccessibility

#2030Now: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The 2017 Social Good Summit in the Philippines will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Why development work is more than just the numbers

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty we always give face to these numbers

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Authorities say the cargo of critically endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Authorities identify the illegal haul as critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Photo from Frederic Cayao's Facebook page

Coron mayor: No permit applications yet for Nickelodeon theme park

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Coron Mayor Ajerico Barracoso says the planned 400 hectare theme park and resort remains just a plan

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water the World Health Organization says urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water

4th Powering Progress Together Forum happens in Singapore

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Shell took its annual forum to Singapore with the theme “Cleaner Energy Moves Asia ” focusing on how the continent can address the challenge of shifting towards cleaner energy

THE NEXT LEADERS. Students and millennial startups shared their ideas for a tech-driven, progressive future

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On March 8 International Women’s Month Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The agriculture sector which employs more than 85 000 children has the highest incidence of child labor in the country

BIGGEST CHUNK. The agriculture sector has the most number of child laborers with more than 85,000 kids employed under it.

Gov't, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Their campaign 1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025

1 MILLION FREE KIDS. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not 'private' properties

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The local government of Coron a tourism town in northern Palawan says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction

VIRAL: Environmentalists gather signatures to protest Nickelodeon park in Palawan

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Why does Coron and the Philippines need artificial attractions? Coron is already so beautiful in its natural state says Save Philippine Seas executive director Anna Oposa

Breakwater made of 'dead corals' mine – Palawan governor

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:08 AM

The governor however says the breakwater in San Vicente town is made of carefully piled limestone and not dead corals

Image courtesy PNNI

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

Bulk of world's child deaths in just 10 countries – study

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Accelerated investment in child survival is imperative to meet the UN s Sustainable Development Goals authors of the study say

EU lagging on climate targets – study

Nov 08, 2016 - 1:46 PM

The EU as a bloc has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 by 2030 compared with 1990 levels