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London police arrest 5 teens over attack vs lesbian couple

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The teenagers are suspected of ganging up on a lesbian couple for refusing to kiss each other for entertainment

BEATEN. Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris after being attacked by a gang of males aboard the London night bus. Photo from Geymonat's Facebook page

WATCH: The 'Sabrina' season 2 trailer is out

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Check out the trailer for the second season of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', flying our way this April

Number of teenage moms decreasing in Cordillera

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.

EDUCATING TEENS. Advocate Chi Vallido (in photo), along with Kevin de Vera of Forum for Family Planning and Development and Karen Gaqui of Dep-Ed Provincial Health Office, speak to teachers and students of Tublay School of Home on how to prevent teenage pregnancy. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

The antidote to nagging childhood pain

Feb 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Our childhood years quickly give way to the teenage years, and it is at this stage that the effects of childhood adversity usually take their toll

U.S. teen found alive 3 months after parents shot dead

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old missing since October 2018 after her parents were shot dead, was found alive

FOUND. This file photo shows missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Closs, missing since October 15, 2018, now found alive. HO/Barron County Sheriff's Department/AFP

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

Masked gunman kills 13-year-old Tondo boy

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Thirteen-year-old Aldrin Pineda was supposed to graduate from grade school in April

ANOTHER TEENER DOWN. Aldrinne Pineda, 13, was shot and killed by a masked man in  Vitas, Tondo, Manila. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Half-empty homes: The teenagers killed in 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Rappler revisits the homes of some of the slain teens and reconnects with the people they left behind

KIAN LOYD DELOS SANTOS. Kian's portrait in his home

PH, Thailand emerge as overall champions in 2017 Int’l Teenagers Math Olympiad

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: About 500 contestants and coaches from 16 countries joined this year’s contest

The mysterious murder of Mark Salonga

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

No one in the close-knit community of Barangay Palingon-Tipas in Taguig can think of any motive for Mark's murder. He was only 14.

REST IN PEACE. Photos of Mark Lorenz Salonga are displayed on top of his casket. All photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Carl Arnaiz buried: 'Salamat sa mga naniniwalang inosente siyang tao'

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:03 PM

On the day of the 19 year old s burial the Arnaiz family gets an assurance from Malacañang that there will be an impartial and transparent probe into his death

LAID TO REST. Relatives and friends on September 5, 2017, bury Carl Arnaiz, the 19-year-old former UP student who was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Youth-oriented films to watch over the long weekend

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 12 final entries carry out youth issues including child labor youth in conflict with the law out of school youth teenage pregnancy and mental health

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

'The Teenage Psychic': Ketika cenayang remaja juga ingin kehidupan normal

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Cenayang Xiao Zhen mencoba untuk menjalani kehidupannya sebagai remaja biasa Akankah ia berhasil?

CENAYANG REMAJA. Xiao Zhen adalah seorang cenayang yang ingin menjalani kehidupan normal seperti remaja seusianya. Foto oleh HBO Asia.

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

Briones: Condoms won't be given out like leaflets in schools

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Hindi naman sa tatayo sila diyan sa pinto bawat pumapasok bibigyan kagaya ng nagbibigay ng leaflet diyan… Hindi ganoon It has to be done very carefully says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

PREVENT HIV/AIDS. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the plan to distribute condoms in schools should be done carefully and with great sensitivity. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Teen arrested in Sri Lanka for hacking President's website

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:44 PM

A boy hacks the site to demand the postponement of an exam

STERN REPRIMAND. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, seen here speaking during the Sri Lanka Economic Forum in Colombo on August 2, 2016, acts fast on one teen's hacking activities. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girls

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:58 PM

There are schools which automatically kick out children who get pregnant and automatically also destroy their lives says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

SEX EDUCATION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones rebukes schools that kick pregnant girls out of school.

UN agency: Harnessing young girls' potential key for PH

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:45 PM

They hold enormous opportunity to transform the future of the Philippines but this can only happen if they have the right information and skills says UNFPA Country Director Klaus Beck

Over 1 in 10 teenage girls have already experienced giving birth, according to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study in 2013.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' Review: Stale improvement

Jun 02, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Out of the Shadows evidently caters to boys fantasies the same way Michael Bay s Transformers films do writes Oggs Cruz

2 young Filipinas speak up for girls' rights in Denmark

May 22, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Zamboanga City natives Rosie and Fahada strive to become the face of the figures and statistics being tossed around during the policy discussions at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen Denmark

EMPOWERED. Youth advocates Rosie and Fahada with Glee star Dianna Agron at Women Deliver in Copenhagen. Photo by Plan International Philippines

[Dash of SAS] Bring back our girls

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Some of the girls manage to escape some of the men and boys too Some are rescued Many find that they are no longer welcome in their villages

BRING THEM BACK. In this file photo, Kenyan activists hold up placards in front of the Nigerian High Commission, during a demonstration to protest against kidnapping of Nigerian school girls by Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram, in Nairobi, Kenya, 15 May 2014. Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Teen pregnancy down in Asia-Pacific, except PH – report

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:13 PM

There s been little change in the number of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines says a UN agency

India train runs over teenager taking selfie

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Media reports say the 16 year old boy walked in front of the train and waited for it to get closer

[DASH of SAS] Her name is Rosalie and she has 17 children

Jan 21, 2016 - 9:44 PM

The scrapping of the P1 billion DOH budget for contraceptives will affect about 4 million women who are among the poorest of the poor

JEREMY. Young parents like Jeremy are sometimes unaware of the need for family planning. Photo by Ana Santos

Filipino math wizards win 26 medals, awards in Malaysia tilt

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine students win at the International Teenagers Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia

WINNERS. Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers' Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of MTG

Here's a confession: I don't like praying or going to church

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Here s some advice for someone who does not enjoy religious rituals

'Virginity is overrated': To have or not have sex before marriage?

Nov 27, 2015 - 11:13 AM

When you make a decision consciously like this and based neither on individual impulses nor external pressure but on your own personal values you will never regret it as long as you understand the consequences


Nov 22, 2015 - 11:46 PM

How will this couple deal with an unplanned pregnancy?

I lost my virginity at 16: So what?

Nov 13, 2015 - 3:35 PM

I understand that of course some people would want to wait until marriage and that’s perfectly fine It is up to each individual when they would like to have sex or not What is wrong is when your opinion of when to have sex is forced on someone else

Here's why you're still single

Nov 05, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Does this sound familiar? Here are some reason why you or your friend are perpetually single

The lost art of the personal email

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:00 AM

As many as 59 of teenagers stop using email altogether considering the medium too formal lengthy and unnecessary when texts and chat messages are the norm

How to build 'psychological resilience' among the youth

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Do you have a young friend or loved one who is depressed? Here s how you can support them

Shooting of two students by police sparks outcry in Indonesia

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Police officers raided a residential building in Timika where a group of high school friends were socializing and opened fire on two teenagers who ran for their lives killing one

SHOOTING VICTIMS. One high school student is dead and another is in critical condition after being shot at by security forces in West Papua. Photo from Shutterstock

SHORT FILM: The Rule Breakers (Part 1)

Sep 06, 2015 - 10:02 PM

3 high school boys learn what s worth fighting for

No teen dating after dark? Politician threatens ban

Sep 03, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Dating just got harder for Indonesian teenagers in West Java with a local leader threatening to ban late night trysts of young couples caught out after dark

NIGHT DATING BAN? An Indonesian politician threatens to marry off young couples in West Java who are caught out together at night.

Less deaths, but world still misses MDG on maternal health

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:07 PM

In 2013 about 289 000 mothers died worldwide That s 800 women dying each day due to preventable causes

[Bodymind] The teenage brain

May 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM

While teens may be frustrating to us think of how frustrating we and the rest of the world can be to them

Duterte vs de Lima, wiretapping for drug traffickers, Rohingya in PH | 6PM wRap

May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Roxas and Duterte, teenage terrorist, BB King | 12PM wRap

May 27, 2015 - 1:02 PM

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The case of the missing teenage brain

May 22, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Why do teenagers generally have very unique self defeating solutions to their own self formulated problems?

The 'teenage mothers' of Guimaras

May 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

In a village in Guimaras people say that when a girl reaches the age of 19 and she is still single she is already considered a spinster

Barangay Hoskyn in Jordan, Guimaras has a reputation of being a hub for teenage mothers. Photo by Irish Claire Salubre

God, sex, babies: Is learning safe sex unsafe?

May 02, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Some Filipinos learn about safe sex only after having several unsafe encounters

SEXUALITY EDUCATION. Which is better?For the Filipino youth to understand safe sex, or for them to remain clueless? Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:19 AM

Registration for the writing workshop is now open for teens 13 to 17 years old

PODCAST: Parents, how do you talk about sex with your kids?

Mar 21, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Did you know that 1 in every 10 Filipino women aged 15 to 19 is already a mother or pregnant with her first child?

[Dash of SAS] A mother, miles away

Feb 04, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Ana Santos shares the hardest part about being on assignment: being away from her daughter

DOH looking into plagiarism allegations

Dec 11, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says that while the controversial public service announcement went through a process the health department is sensitive to the negative reactions the song elicited