FEU Lady Tamaraws rout UE Lady Warriors

Feb 24, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The winless UE Lady Warriors are currently managed by interim head coach Rod Roque

STREAK. The FEU Lady Tams defeat the Lady Warriors who slump to a 0-6 record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers still not back 100%

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Lady Spikers are struggling particularly in the 3rd set relative to their previous games

NOT ENOUGH. Head Coach Ramil de Jesus would want to see more from the DLSU Lady Spikers if they want to retain the crown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers recover from first loss with sweep of UE

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:31 PM

The Lady Spikers are back to their winning form after absorbing their first setback from NU

BOUNCE BACK. The DLSU Lady Spikers sweep the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo's slow crawl back to the top: 'Unti-unti kami umaangat'

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Ateneo finally wins its first 5-setter of Season 80

'TOO EAGER'. Jho Maraguinot makes up for her mistakes for being too eager to top score for the Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles hold off Adamson for 3rd straight win

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles escape Adamson's floor D in 5 sets

3 GAMES. The Ateneo Lady Eagles set a 3-game winning streak. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Nabor seizes command in NU's 4th straight win

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Despite having only 10 players in the lineup, the NU Lady Bulldogs exhibit strong character and teamwork

TEAM WORK. Jasmine Nabor's connection to everyone on the court was pure magic for the Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated, stain DLSU's record

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs are the sole undefeated team in the league

UNDEFEATED. The PVL champions best the UAAP defending champions to stand at 4-0. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Pons takes back seat as FEU bounces back to winning momentum

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Bernadeth Pons produces a single-digit outing of 9 points compared to her double-digit numbers in the past 3 games

RELIEVED. Bernadeth Pons feels happy that her team is slowly stepping up. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws break losing skid in straight sets over UP

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws finally secure a victory after losing two straight games

SWEEP. The FEU Lady Tamaraws earn their first sweep of the season. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The report in the journal Transgender Health describes a 30-year-old transgender woman who was born male and had been taking feminizing hormone therapy for six years

BEST FOR BABIES. File photo of a mother breastfeeding. AFP Photo

DLSU's 5-setters are a 'good sign' for Coach De Jesus

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Ramil de Jesus is given the opportunity to test DLSU's different rotations

STEP UP. Arriane Layug and Aduke Ogunsanya step up to give DLSU another victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers turn down FEU's late spark in 5-set thriller

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Lady Tamaraws are on a two-game losing skid

UNDEFEATED. The DLSU Lady Spikers are tied with NU at 3-0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons soar to greater heights with love in the air

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate Valentine's Day with a sweep and a positive outlook to the season

TOPSCORER. Coach Air Padda praises Mylene Paat for bearing fruit off her hard work in serving. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts

Adamson Lady Falcons sweep UP Lady Maroons for second straight win

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Adamson is looking to build a winning streak after its previous victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws

SECOND WIN. The Adamson Lady Falcons are still flying high from their first win against FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Wind causes alpine chaos as slalom postponed

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Strong winds buffet the Rainbow course in Yongpyong, making it unsafe to hold the race

From 'fragrant' Filipinas to shooting vaginas: Duterte's top 6 sexist remarks

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Being the father of the nation has not changed President Rodrigo Duterte when it comes to using misogynistic language

HRW: Duterte's 'shoot women in vagina' remark violates int'l humanitarian law

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:38 PM

The Commission on Human Rights and Gabriela Women's Party say President Rodrigo Duterte's latest lewd remark 'openly encourages violence against women'

SHOOT THEM. President Rodrigo Duterte criticizes female rebels for joining the armed conflict when they should be home taking care of their families. Malacañang file photo

Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies – family

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) Jahangir braved death threats, beatings and imprisonment to win landmark human rights cases and stand up to dictators

HUMAN RIGHTS. In this photograph taken on October 4, 2014, Pakistani human rights activist and Supreme Court lawyer Asma Jahangir gestures during an interview with AFP in Lahore. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

Former Mayon victims provide fresh vegetables for Mayon evacuees

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The 'Women for Progress' movement continues to tend the communal garden amid Mount Mayon's eruption, generating income and providing fresh vegetables for some of the 19,520 families housed in various evacuation camps in Albay

TARANUMAN SA BARANGAY. This food sustainability program brings smiles and purpose. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles return with young but renewed team

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The Lady Eagles leave a tragic 2017 behind and look forward to what Season 80 has in store for them

RETURNING VETERAN. Jho Maraguinot is onto her last playing year with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VIRAL: Siargao resort draws flak for promoting island to foreigners seeking partners

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

In an interview with Rappler, resort owner Andreas Mikoleiczik explains that the description written on the website does not aim to promote the island for sex tourism

Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender beauticians

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Police lop off some of the beautiicians' long hair with scissors as well as force the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice

Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

Duterte's '42 virgins' joke an insult to Filipinas, says Akbayan Women

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:55 PM

'We deserve a president who can represent Filipinos: men, women, and LGBT alike abroad,' says the activist group

DUTERTE IN INDIA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the presentation of business agreements after the Philippines-India Business Forum at The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, India on January 26, 2018. Photo by Malacañang

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women

TOWNS back Maria Ressa, Patricia Licuanan: ‘We will not be intimidated’

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The TOWNS awardees say there is a frequent harassment of the Duterte government against women leaders 'who are doing their jobs with competence, dignity, and integrity'

WOMEN LEADERS. TOWNS awardees support resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa amid intimidations against women by the government.

Pope urges end to violence against women

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'

POPE IN PERU. Pope Francis waves to the crowd inside the Cathedral of Trujillo during his visit to the Peruvian city of Trujillo, on January 20, 2018. Vincenzo Pinto/Pool/AFP

Protestors flock in droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Jan 21, 2018 - 7:42 AM

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States for a second Women's March opposing the president – one year to the day of his inauguration

RESISTANCE. Protesters, part of a 500,000 strong crowd, attend the Women's Rally on the one-year anniversary of the first Women's March in Los Angeles, California on January 20, 2018. Mark Ralston/AFP

Kerber crushes Sharapova in ex-champs showdown at Open

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Kerber makes it to the last 16 in straight sets over Sharapova

LAST 16. Angelique Kerber defeats Maria Sharapova in the battle of ex-champs. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Halep survives 3-hour duel to join Pliskova in last 16

Jan 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Simona Halep prevents exit from the Australian Open to join Pliskova and Garcia is the last 16

3 HR 44 MIN. Simona Halep finishes the tiring 3-set match, 15-13, over Lauren Davis. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sixth seed Pliskova battles into last 16 in straight sets

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:01 PM

Pliskova continues her campaign for a first Grand Slam title

ROUND OF 16. Karolina Pliskova makes it to the round of 16 in straight sets against Lucie Safarova. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. It's prohibitive for me to do that,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells MindaNews

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of comfort woman along Manila Bay generated controversy after Japan complained about it. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jr. WNBA graduate Arielle Lanot pushes for women's basketball in PH

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Lanot recalls her struggles as a young woman baller in the Philippines

WOMAN BALLER. Arielle Lanot dreams of more opportunities for girls like her who love basketball. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Wozniacki scrapes through Australian Open epic

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki continues her quest for a first Grand Slam title

QUEST. Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki reacts after beating Croatia's Jana Fett in their women's singles second round match. Photo by William West/AFP.

Konta sees positives in 'open' women's Grand Slam

Jan 14, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Konta reminds everyone to acknowledge the many great players in the Grand Slam despite the absence of Serena Williams

COMPETITIVE. Konta will be facing a number of great players despite the absence of Serena Williams. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Cayetano: Japan ties at stake over comfort woman statue

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'You can't strengthen your relationship long term if you keep bringing up things that you think are settled,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard has generated controversy since it was inaugurated on December 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Moon calls for 'heartfelt' Japan apology for WWII sex slavery

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:12 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-In calls for a 'heartfelt apology;' from Japan to the victims of wartime sex slavery, condemns a 2015 agreement as a 'wrongful' solution

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. Protestors sit next ot the statue (L) of a teenage girl symbolizing former 'comfort women,' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly anti-Japan rally near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on January 10, 2018. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 80 Men's and Women's Volleyball round 1

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The season begins on February 3

PH women's sports teams and athletes on the rise in 2018

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Get to know the prominent women in PH sports today

Japan’s discomfort with history and the PH dilemma

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 PM

Japan should just allow the Filipinos the liberty to commemorate their history the way they want to, while it continues to do some soul-searching on how to come to terms with its own past

Comfort women

South Korea's Moon says 'comfort women' deal seriously flawed

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:03 PM

South Korea President Moon Jae-In says the 2015 deal with Japan over the 'comfort women' issue was faulty and had 'failed to reflect the victims' views'

ASEAN TIES. South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks before the ASEAN-South Korea 2017 Summit in Manila. Screenshot from the ASEAN live feed

What's wrong with this statue of a comfort woman in Manila?

Dec 26, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Here are 3 issues surrounding the controversial statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard

CONTROVERSIAL STATUE. This statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard has generated controversy since it was inaugurated on December 8, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2017 dynasties in UAAP Sports

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Get to know the UAAP Sports teams who are establishing an era of excellence

SC petition wants to require gov't to address dengue vaccine risks

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The petitioners – activists, mothers, and children – want the Supreme Court to compel the departments of health, education, and local government to provide information and free medicines, among others

PETITION. Gabriela Women's Party files a petition before the Supreme Court urging it to compel the government to address dangers of Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo from Gabriela

Duterte threatens communist rebels who 'molest women'

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he received reports that some New People's Army members have been committing sexual abuse

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 7th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Davao Year-End Gathering at the Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao City on December 17, 2017, gestures as he reiterates his vow to stop graft and corruption as well as to eradicate the scourge of illegal drugs in the country. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration

STORY OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa at Assumption Iloilo, Iloilo City on November 15. Photo by OVP

Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Five blind or visually impaired women have been specially trained to use their fingertips to detect breast cancer, one of Colombia's biggest killers

'SEEING' CANCER. Visually impaired, medical tactile examiner, Francia Papamija, 35, performs a breast exam on a patient at a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on November 8, 2017. Leidy Garcia and Francia Papamija are two of the five visually impaired women who were trained with the method of German doctor Frank Hoffmann as Medical Tactile Examiners. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

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

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide