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Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rody Vera launches book and first Filipino online playwriting course

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The back-to-back launch is part of the 15th celebration of Virgin Labfest, a Filipino playwrights-led festival of unstaged works, under its first Playwrights' Fair on June 29 at the CCP Dream Theater and Little Theater lobby

Eastern Manila police general fired for abusing woman cop

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Eastern Police District chief Christopher Tambungan has been relieved from his post after physically assaulting a policewoman who disobeyed one of his orders

SACKED. Eastern Police District chief Christopher Tambungan. PNP photo

Women's World Cup: Norway in last 16, France and Germany top groups

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Norway edges out South Korea for a spot in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

NEXT ROUND. Norway defeats South Korea 2-1 in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Caroline Graham Hansen's Twitter

Record-breaking Lloyd propels USA into FIFA World Cup last 16

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Carli Lloyd now holds the distinction as the first player to score in 6 consecutive women's FIFA World Cup matches

SCORING MACHINE. Carli Lloyd adds another two goals to her tally. Photo from FIFA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)


13-0 win 'part of growing the game,' says USA football captain

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Team USA records the biggest win in Women's World Cup history as Alex Morgan scores 5 goals in a 13-0 demolition of hapless Thailand

DISRESPECT? Alex Morgan (center) and Megan Rapinoe (right) whoop it up after a goal, but the Americans have also received criticisms for their wild goal celebrations in the one-sided game versus Thailand. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

The future of work in the age of automation

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

A McKinsey Global Institute report released at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference examines the impact of automation in 6 mature economies and 4 emerging economies

JOB SURIVIVAL. For workers to survive the age of automation and artificial intelligence, they have to acquire new skills and be more tech-savvy, says a June 2019 McKinsey Global Institute report. Image from Shutterstock

Trudeau announces landmark investments in women's sexual health rights

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government would raise its funding to support maternal and newborn health around the world. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Delegates lament absence of PH health officials at Women Deliver conference

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:06 AM

Delegates representing Philippine NGOs say the absence of health officials at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference signifies that 'this administration really doesn't care about women's rights'

WOMEN DELIVER CONFERENCE. Several heads of state, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, and global leaders join the opening of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest gathering on the rights, health and wellbeing of women and girls. Photo from the Siate House of Kenya

Groups hold donation drive for Samar children affected by militarization

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:37 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The groups are accepting school supplies and cash donations for the children of Northern Samar and Samar until the end of June

Lee6 wins first major title at 2019 US Women's Open

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:12 AM

The South Korean rakes in $1 million, the biggest single-tournament payout in women's golf history

SUPRISED. Jeongeun Lee6 admits she did not imagine winning the title. Photo from LPGA's Twitter account (@LPGA)


[OPINION] Why we need to stop excusing boys for being boys

Jun 02, 2019 - 1:15 PM

It makes my blood boil to see boys sharing nudes of their classmates among themselves and having no respect whatsoever for the women in those photos

Naomi Osaka still atop WTA rankings

May 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Japanese tennis wonder maintains her lead over Petra Kvitova and Simon Halep

ALL SMILES. Naomi Osaka has every reason to be happy as he keeps hold of the top spot in the WTA rankings. File photo by David Gray/AFP


PH women’s ice hockey tops 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Philippine women’s ice hockey team sweeps the tournament's Division 1 to gain promotion to the 2020 Challenge Cup of Asia

GOLD. The Philippine women's ice hockey team sweeps the competition for the gold. Photo by Yuka Fukuma.

Saudi court resumes high-profile trial of women activists

Apr 17, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The 11 activists face charges that include contact with foreign media, diplomats and human rights groups

FIGHTING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Women's rights activists hold signs as they take part in a demonstration organized by Amnesty International outside the Saudi Arabia embassy in Paris, on March 8, 2019 during International Women's Day. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

PH Softball to join 3 major tournaments in 2019

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:17 PM

RP Blu Girls and the RP Blu Boys are in for a busy 2019

RESURGENCE. Philippine Softball is aiming to make a grand comeback to the world stage. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Advocates call for women empowerment in disaster response

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:10 PM

In the 1st National Womenitarian Summit, advocates emphasize how communities thrive when women are empowered to actively participate in decision-making

EMPOWERED. Women-led organizations and human rights actors together with Senator Risa Hontiveros (7-R) call for empowerment of women leadership during disasters in the 1st National Womenitarian Summit in Diliman, Quezon City, on April 11, 2019. Photo by Isabel Lupac/Rappler

Red-hot Lady Tams target top 2, twice-to-beat edge

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Picking up late in the season, FEU shows why it has a shot at booking a return trip to the UAAP Finals

CHARGING. Jerrili Malabanan and the FEU Lady Tamaraws aim to sweep their remaining elimination games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Women In The World Summit 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Watch this gathering of female leaders live

PH women's football team ends 2020 Olympic bid

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine women's football team fails to advance to the third round of the Olympic qualifiers

BOWING OUT. The Philippines national women's football team caps off its Olympic bid with a 7-0 drubbing of Palestine. Photo from Qatar FA

Parañaque ousts Laguna in inaugural WNBL opener

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NBL kicks off its women's amateur basketball league

PROMOTING WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. There is now an amateur women's basketball league in the Philippines. Photo from release

Osaka maintains slender lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

The Japanese holds a 185-point advantage over the Romanian

YOUNG GUN. Naomi Osaka keeps her spot at the top of the world rankings. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP


Women's unpaid work worth trillions of pesos – PIDS study

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The monetary value of the time women spend on housework can make up about 20% of the country's gross domestic product, PIDS senior research fellow Michael Abrigo says

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Titas of Manila: 40 and 'looking for someone to love'

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What's it like being a single lady in your 40s?

Soaring Buitre steps up for injured Molde

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

UP veteran Marian Buitre delivers just as coach Godfrey Okumu predicted

TAKE CHARGE. Marian Buitre and the Lady Maroons claw past the UE Lady Warriors in a five-set escape. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Titas of Manila: Single and in your 40s

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Are you happy and single too?

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PH's Yuka Saso to complete unfinished business in Japan tilt

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 17-year-old will compete in the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship, where she will try to bag the title she fell short of winning last year

YOUNG SUCCESS. Yuka Saso is coming off a successful title defense in the Philippine Ladies Open. Photo from Roco Communications


The women behind the games

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Get to know some of the Filipinas helping to shape the future of the video game industry

[ANALYSIS] Contextualizing Sara Duterte’s courage

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Is the Davao mayor the courageous woman leader that this country needs? How about Vice President Leni Robredo and her 'quiet courage'?

PH women's football sees solid shot at Olympic qualifiers

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The national women's football team believes it has a legitimate shot at advancing to the third round

UPHILL CLIMB. Veteran keeper Inna Palacios believes that the team can advance to the next round. Photo by Mia Montayre/Philippine national women's football team

My life, my choice: 'Why I chose not to have children'

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice.

WATCH: UP athletes lead campaign to end violence against women

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The UP men’s basketball team and UP Pep Squad collaborate to battle violence against women, sexism and misogyny

AMBASSADORS. Members of the UP Fighting Maroons and the UP Pep Squad team up to promote safer campuses for women, the LGBTQ, and other vulnerable groups. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Advocates push for fair representation of women in politics

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Ahead of the elections, Angat Bayi fellow Mayen Juico says that proper representation of women in politics is essential in nation building

WOMEN AND THE ELECTIONS. Dr. Nathalie Verceles sits down with Canadian Ambassador John Holmes, Ilocos Sur Councilor Joanne Valdez, Quezon City Councilor Mayen Juico and Angat Bayi mentor Dr. Carol Sobritchea on a roundtable discussion on women and the elections. Screenshot from Rappler Talk.

LIST: 15 great movies about and by women

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Celebrate Women's Month with this roundup of movies with exceptional women subjects, stellar actresses, and women-led filmmaking

How K-pop girl group LOONA pushes for women empowerment in 'Butterfly'

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This K-pop group has been making waves with the song 'Butterfly'

#BilangBabae: Roundtable discussion on women and the elections

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting women and the elections on Monday, March 18

Finals rematch: Motivated FEU eyes upset vs La Salle

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:56 PM

As FEU gears up for defending champion La Salle, the Lady Tamaraws hope to ride on a recent confidence booster

PRIDE. FEU middle blocker Celine Domingo focuses on UAAP first before thinking about national team duties. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dream come true: Isa Molde returns to PH team

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The University of the Philippines standout accepts the role as team captain of the national Under-23 squad

BIGGER RESPONSIBILITY. Isa Molde accepts the role as the team captain of the national Under-23 squad. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rape jokes? These women aren't laughing

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:16 PM

On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment

In conservative Mauritania, confronting sexual violence laws

Mar 09, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Women in Mauritania are fighting an uphill battle to see tougher penalties for sexual violence and discrimination in a conservative state where criminal law is derived from Sharia

A picture shows the feet of the daughter of Zahra (not her real name) in the office of the president of the Association of Women Heads of Family (AFCF) in Nouakchott on January 28, 2019. Zahra related how a neighbour snatched her five-year-old daughter from her home while she was sleeping, and then raped the girl. Feminists in Mauritania are fighting an uphill battle to see tougher penalties for sexual violence and discrimination in a conservative state where criminal law is derived from Sharia. Women's groups have helped to draft legislation to combat gender-based violence, calling for stiffer penalties for rape, criminalisation of sexual harassment and the creation of specific courts to handle sexual violence.  SEYLLOU / AFP

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Catriona Gray's open letter on International Women's Day: Get tested for HIV/AIDS

Mar 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'HIV is just a status: it doesn’t define you as a woman, more so as a person,' says Catriona

2018 Catriona Gray pays a courtesy call to Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Maria Tan

Violence against women an 'epidemic' in PH – expert

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Sylvia Claudio, dean of the University of the Philippines' College of Social Work and Community Development, says one way to address violence against women is to start tackling the issue at home

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Data as of 2017 showed at least 1 in 20 women aged 15 to 49 said they experienced some form of sexual violence.

[OPINION] This is what we want for our women

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Much remains to be done before the Philippines can truly claim to have attained Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Why were Fajardo, Dy left out of PH women's volleyball pool?

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Kim Fajardo and Kim Kianna Dy may be notably missing from the national volleyball pool, but coach Shaq delos Santos says the door remains open for their comeback

SIDELINED. Kim Dy (left) and Kim Fajardo remain doubtful for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photos from the 2018 Asian Games media pool

Robredo urges women: Be fearless in fighting for what is right

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'This is not the time to hide behind the curtains and let fear cave us into silence,' Vice President Leni Robredo says on International Women's Day

WOMEN'S DAY. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a keynote address at the International Women's Day Summit 2019 held at Samsung Hall at SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

SEA Games 2019: Valdez, Santiago banner PH volleyball pool

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 2019 SEA Games buildup gets going as Philippine volleyball forms a 22-strong women’s training pool

MAINSTAY. Volleyball phenomAlyssa Valdez stays in the national team. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Russians splurge on flowers for International Women's Day

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:27 AM

A legacy of the Soviet era, March 8 is widely celebrated and a public holiday in Russia.

A woman walks next to a tulip stand at a flower market set up in a luxury department store in central Moscow on March 7, 2019, a day before International Women's Day.  Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Woo mankind, woman!

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:42 PM

This women’s month, tune in to this playlist and channel the queen within you

Women's rights groups to hold united action against misogyny on March 8

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) In an 'unprecedented coming together of women,' advocates will gather for a united women's action against misogyny on March 8 at La Madre Filipina Statue in Rizal Park, Manila

EMPOWERED. Women advocates pose to stand against misogyny in a press conference held at St. Scholastica’s Archives Museum College on March 6. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino