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NU denies FEU comeback in UAAP women's finals opener

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The National University Lady Bulldogs move within a win of a fifth straight UAAP women's basketball championship

MVP FORM. Jack Animam stars with another all-around performance in Game 1 of the Lady Bulldogs' title duel against the Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

The week in photos: November 24-30, 2018

Dec 01, 2018 - 12:34 PM

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

WOMEN VS WOMEN. A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

French chef Dominique Crenn is first woman to earn 3 Michelin stars in U.S.

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'Who knew that one day Dominique Crenn will get 3 Michelin stars with her team,' says Crenn

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

Thousands protest in 'feminist tidal wave' against sexist violence

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Tens of thousands rally across Europe on the eve of the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

PROTEST. Participants walk with a banner 'We want to be free' as they take part in a rally in Paris on November 24, 2018, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Photo by AFP

What happened after I wrote articles on abortion

Nov 22, 2018 - 11:21 PM

In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails

South Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:48 PM

South Korea announces the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves – the so-called 'comfort women'

South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former "comfort women", who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly anti-Japanese demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on November 21, 2018. South Korea on November 21 announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours.  Jung Yeon-je / AFP

5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

U.S. midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Here are the key factors in the battle for political control in Washington and across the country

ISSUES. AFP looks into the key factors in the battle for political control in Washington and across the country. Shutterstock; Trump file photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP; Border file photo by Orlando Estrada/AFP; Shooting file photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA, WNBA players go beyond game skills in first PH visit

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Former NBA player Cherokee Parks and Los Angeles Sparks' Alana Beard inspire young Filipino ballers

[ANALYSIS] Women, women, women in economics: Where are you?

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We need to eliminate barriers to women in economics from entry level to leadership roles

Women in coffee: Their roles, triumphs, and challenges

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Meet 4 women who share their love for coffee this Philippine Coffee Month

WOMEN IN COFFEE. (From left) Meet Jenn, Iana, Vian and Bea. Photos courtesy of Goldweene Quetulio and Keith Dador

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why Pia Cayetano's defense of Duterte is personal

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting

The evolution of the medieval witch – and why she's usually a woman

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

By the end of the Middle Ages, a view of women as especially susceptible to witchcraft had emerged. The notion that a witch might travel by broomstick underscores the domestic sphere to which women belonged.


Opposition coalition, Isidro Lapeña, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Ralf Rivas

Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Sloane Stephens silences the error-prone Naomi Osaka in the Singapore WTA Finals

COMEBACK. Japan's Naomi Osaka loses to by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The German improves to her highest ranking since July 2017

CLOSING IN. Angelique Kerber lurks behind world No. 1 Simona Halep. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP

PH Lady Volcanoes snare silver in 2018 Asia Trophy Series

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Undefeated throughout the tournament, the Filipinas stumble in the finals to give up the gold medal to Malaysia

TRIUMPHANT. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes showcase their wares in the 10-country tournament with a silver-medal finish. Photo from the Philippine Rugby Football Union

Joy Pinaroc: Championing women's rights in the workplace

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

P&G's Joy Pinaroc is a mom of 3, a CFO, and manages to squeeze some yoga in between it all. This is how – and why – she does it.

'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

BOOK LAUNCH. Marilen Dañguilan launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises.' Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Lady Volcanoes all set for Asia Trophy Series

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The Philippine women's rugby team also sees the tournament as buildup for their SEA Games campaign

READY. Dixie Yu of the Cebu Lady Dragons looks to play a key role in the Lady Volcanoes’ campaign. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

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

Grassroots groups to hold a night of music for peasant women

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on October 16 at Jerome's Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City

Chicago protest targets Trump's 'anti-woman agenda'

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The Chicago rally is among the first signs of the political fallout from the deeply partisan fight to confirm Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court despite sexual assault allegations

PROTEST. Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on October 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Nobel prize winner Donna Strickland was praised 'for inspiring other women and young girls to dream without limits and pursue the careers of their choice'

NOBEL LAUREATE. Professor Dr. Donna Strickland is applauded during a news conference at the University of Waterloo to field questions about her shared Nobel Prize in Physics, October 2, 2018 in Waterloo, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team wraps up its AVC campaign with a victory over Kazakhstan

Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Korea outworks Philippines in AVC classifications

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The loss relegates the Philippines to a battle for ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

OUTMATCHED. Korea proved too much for Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine spikers. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Itogon women trek a mountain to feed families as men dig for missing

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:59 PM

'Tumutulong sila doon kaya kami ang umakyat dito…. Mga babae, nandito kami lahat para sa pagkain at tulong, kasi wala na sa amin,' says 30-year-old Elizabeth Coslengan

FOR THE FAMILY. Elizabeth Coslengan climbs to higher ground from their mountainside community to get help from the government. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PH exacts revenge on Kazakhstan for 1st win in AVC Cup

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team defeats Kazakhstan this time as they lost to the Central Asians in the Asiad

BREAKTHROUGH. The Philippine national women's volleyball team earns its first win in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls to Iran in AVC Cup

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs another heartbreaking five-set loss

GO-TO GIRL. Alyssa Valdez continues to lift the Filipina Spikers in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. File Photo by 2018 Asian Games media pool

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Filipina spikers blew a two-set advantage against the Aussies

SCHEDULE: PH in 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team is up for another challenge in the AVC held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

NEXT STINT. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will start its Asian Women's Volleyball Cup campaign against Australia.  Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Stewart powers Storm to WNBA title

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Breanna Stewart stars as the Seattle Storm complete a title-series sweep of the Washington Mystics

TITLE SWEEP. The Seattle Storm celebrate after capturing their third WNBA crown. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:05 PM

House Bill No. 6769 seeks to penalize those who would favor male over female employees in the assignment of duties in the workplace

NO TO WOMEN DISCRIMINATION. Lawmakers are backing a bill that would increase prohibited discriminatory acts against women in the workplace.

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kazakhs push PH spikers down to battle for 7th

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs a five-set heartbreaker against Kazakhstan in the 2018 Asian Games classification round

HIT. Mylene Paat tries to get one past the Kazakh's defensive wall. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Victim-blaming’ Duterte should apologize for rape remark

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is rape because there is a rapist, not because of anything about the victim,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is again under fire for making another rape joke. Malacanang photo

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women

China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH volleyball team bows to host Indonesia

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Filipina spikers fall short of their bid for back-to-back triumphs

TOUGH DUEL. The Philippines' Majoy Baron fires off a Kim Fajardo dish versus a solid Indonesia side. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Indonesia's Manganang a threat for PH volleyball team

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippines will face the Aprilia Manganang-led squad for the first time since 2015

MOMENTUM. The Philippine Spikers look to continue their winning momentum into the game against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers score breakthrough Asian Games win

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team bounces back against Hong Kong after back-to-back losses

SWEEP. National spikers (from left) Kim Fajardo, Alyssa Valdez and Cha Cruz orchestrate an attack against Hong Kong during the Philippines' straight-set win. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Overpowering Japan drubs PH in Asiad women’s volleyball

Aug 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

After a straight-set loss to Southeast Asian giant Thailand, the Philippine women's volleyball team bows to another powerhouse

Photos from Asian Games media pool

Liza Maza: I don't agree with drug killings, Duterte's anti-women remarks

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:43 PM

What kept the former NAPC head from resigning at the height of these two controversies was hope in the peace talks between government and the Left

PH volley debut: Mylene Paat gets a taste of Thailand

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The former Adamson star relishes her first international volleyball stint

Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients