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Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

May 19, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Those arrested are facing accusations such as making 'suspicious contact with foreign parties', providing financial support to 'hostile elements abroad', and recruiting government workers

Ateneo names Oliver Almadro as new women's volleyball coach

May 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The former Ateneo men's volleyball mentor succeeds Thai champion coach Tai Bundit

CHAMPION FORM. Coach Oliver Almadro hopes to work his magic again with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work

May 18, 2018 - 5:33 PM

By reinforcing opportunities for higher-income women and extending them to poorer women, the Philippines could add $40 billion to its annual GDP in 2025

The Philippines leads the Asia Pacific region in terms of gender equality in work, a study found. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Duterte on women, Richest senators, Trump and Cohen | Evening wRap

May 17, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Top Spain academics vow to boycott all-male panel discussions

May 16, 2018 - 11:39 PM

The manifesto reads: 'The members of this list publicly pledge not to participate as speakers in any academic event or round table of more than two speakers where there is not at least one woman as an expert'

UNPRECEDENTED. File photo of 3 women attending the massive one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Barcelona, on March 8, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

TOWNS awardees urge PET: Apply 25% shading threshold in VP poll protest

May 16, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'We believe that indiscriminately and arbitrarily changing the rules in the middle of the game is tantamount to stealing the votes of the Filipino people,' say The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service awardees

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo gives an update on the accomplishments of her Angat Buhay program. Photo from OVP

Japan MP under fire for saying single women a 'state burden'

May 12, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The lawmaker later retracts his remarks

Saudi Arabia says driving ban on women to be lifted June 24

May 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia in the summer. Photo by Yousef Doubisi/AFP

Fitting farewell: La Salle’s top trio leaves with 3 crowns and 3 MVPs

May 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Majoy Baron find championship formula in sheer hard work

STAR-STUDDED TRIO. DLSU captain Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy enjoy their last moments with the Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Pascua eager to see Pons, Atienza in FEU coaching staff

May 02, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Graduating players Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza have yet to accept the offer, but both promise they'll always be at FEU's side

NATURAL LEADER. FEU captain Bernadeth Pons proves to Pascua that she has the potential to lead the team as a coach. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: La Salle Lady Spikers celebrate sweet 3-peat

May 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Lady Spikers' dominance comes in full show again in the UAAP Women's Volleyball finals

De Jesus glad to see DLSZ players Macandili, Dy graduate with a crown

May 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Both Dawn Macandili and Kim Dy have been training with De Jesus since high school

NEW CHAPTER. Dawn Macandili (center) and Kim Dy (right) will be starting a new chapter in volleyball as they join F2 Logistics. Photos by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Still peerless, DLSU Lady Spikers reign as 3-peat UAAP champions

May 02, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) After an incredible first-set turnaround, La Salle completes sweep of FEU for 11th UAAP Women's Volleyball title

VOLLEY ROYALTY. There’s still no stopping Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Kim Dy and the rest of the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2018

May 02, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE BLOG: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 01, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned for the 3rd consecutive year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

Crown in sight for DLSU, but FEU likes comeback chances

May 01, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Although the Lady Spikers remain favored, the Lady Tamaraws still have hopes of turning the title series around

FINALS DUEL. Head coaches Ramil de Jesus (left) of DLSU and George Pascua of FEU are up for another thrilling finals showdown in Game 2. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bids goodbye to Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Thai tactician steered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first UAAP championship

Ateneo de Manila University formally bids goodbye to Lady Eagles head coach Tai Bundit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda


Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Woman officer trailblazes gender equality in the Philippine Army

Apr 29, 2018 - 5:57 PM

What does it take for a woman to succeed in the military? What does it take to achieve gender equality in a male-dominated world?

Duterte on comfort woman statue: 'You can place it somewhere else'

Apr 29, 2018 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is not the policy of government to antagonize other nations,' says the President who repeatedly slams the US and the EU over a host of issues

In this photo taken April 20, 2018, A backhoe is seen beside the Comfort Women Statue along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The controversial statue was removed late Friday night April 27, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Playing in unfamiliar finals territory, FEU turns error-prone

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The Lady Spikers gain early momentum as the Lady Tamaraws commit half of their 34 errors right in the first set

SO CLOSE. The FEU Lady Tamaraws were actually keeping up with DLSU, but numerous errors canceled the chances they created. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Comfort woman statue in Manila removed

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:59 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Photos show a backhoe digging at the site of the statue

REMOVAL. A backhoe is seen at the site of the 'Comfort Woman' statue along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Grateful for La Salle coach's trust, low-key May Luna delivers when it matters

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The substitute outside hitter withstands finals pressure to deliver what coach Ramil De Jesus asked of her

SPARK PLUG. May Luna comes off the bench to prove her worth in the DLSU rotation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Championship poise spells difference as DLSU takes Game 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

(3RD UPDATE) La Salle trips FEU to move within a win of a 3rd straight UAAP Women’s Volleyball title

ON TARGET. The DLSU Lady Spikers stretch their winning streak to 10 games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Madz Gampong proves to be NU's secret weapon against Ateneo

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The NU opposite spiker settles in perfectly in the open spiker position against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

SECRET WEAPON. Madz Gampong makes immediate impact against Ateneo for the second time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cops catch mother selling her own children for sexual exploitation

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'

RESCUE OPERATION. Cops and social workers save children from being sold for sexual exploitation. Photo by International Justice Mission

HIGHLIGHTS: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 1

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The DLSU Lady Spikers and the FEU Lady Tamaraws will clash on Saturday, April 28, 4pm, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Ruthless FEU looks to dethrone reigning champ DLSU

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:07 PM

UAAP Women's Volleyball title showdown: Which team will draw first blood?

BEST SCORERS. Kim Dy (left) and Bernadeth Pons are leading their respective teams in scoring. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler (Dy) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Pons)

Women listed as inventors in third of global patent filings – UN

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:18 PM

New data from the World Intellectual Property Organization shows that women are listed in 31% of the some 224,000 international patent applications it published last year

Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The NU star player will be pursuing her opportunities in both the local and international scenes

NO REGRETS. Jaja Santiago does not regret staying with the NU Lady Bulldogs until the end. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ramil De Jesus reigns with a decade's worth of UAAP finals appearances

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Veterans Kim Dy and Dawn Macandili are motivated to honor their coach by winning a 3rd straight UAAP championship

MAGIC 10. Ramil de Jesus holds the record of the longest finals appearance streak in the Final 4 era. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers march to UAAP Finals for 10th straight year

Apr 22, 2018 - 5:34 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The defending champions trip the NU Lady Bulldogs and arrange a title showdown vs the FEU Lady Tamaraws

RIGHT ON COURSE. The DLSU Lady Spikers stay on track of their bid for a 3rd straight title.

WATCH: Bea de Leon remains proud of Ateneo Lady Eagles despite UAAP exit

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The 4th year middle blocker is also uncertain of her future with the blue and white

GOAL ACHIEVED. Bea de Leon had her own doubts of making it to the Final 4, but she is glad that the Ateneo Lady Eagles proved her wrong. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jhoana Maraguinot bids goodbye to UAAP, Ateneo Lady Eagles

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

The outside hitter's decision to forego her final year of eligibility is reinforced by Ateneo's semis exit from Season 80

GLORY DAYS. Jho Maraguinot will miss seeing her teammates fight together and help each other until the end.  Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Finals-bound FEU Lady Tams find a hero in Toni Rose Basas

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:32 PM

FEU head coach George Pascua encourages the opposite hitter to step up her game

X-FACTOR. Chinchin Basas tallied 17 points to help bring the FEU Lady Tamaraws to the finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon

Coach Tai Bundit leaves Ateneo Lady Eagles' nest

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:22 PM

'Not going back,’ the champion Thai coach says on future with Ateneo

LAST FLIGHT. Coach Tai Bundit ends his stint in the UAAP after 5 years with the Lady Eagles. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch UAAP Finals berth over Ateneo

Apr 21, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(3RD UPDATE) This marks the end of the Ateneo vs La Salle era as both teams have battled it out in the women's volleyball championship in the last 6 seasons

FINALS BOUND. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are in the UAAP finals again after 9 seasons. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU out to stun defending champ DLSU in semis matchup

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Will the Lady Spikers march back into the UAAP finals or will the Lady Bulldogs pull off a surprise?

STANDING TALL. Middle blocker captains Majoy Baron (left) and Jaja Santiago will go out to limit each other on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU, Ateneo semis clash may be the game changer of UAAP volleyball

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The Lady Tamaraws look sharp enough to snap the 6 straight Ateneo-La Salle title showdown

HUNGRY. Both captains Bernadeth Pons (left) and Maddie Madayag want to get into the Finals. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tahnai Annis plans to move forward with PH women's national football team

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Despite the setbacks in and around the tournament, the Fil-Am captain wants to represent the country again

Sisi Rondina leaves UAAP frustrations behind, sets sights on PH debut

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Even with veterans around, the UST star shows them her fiery form

FIRE POWER. Sisi Rondina shows the national team hopefuls, including the veteran players, that she's unstoppable on the court. Photo by Joaqui Flores

Mika Reyes, Denden Lazaro lead 11 new hopefuls in PH volleyball tryouts

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:33 PM

First-day participants Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and other Ateneo players skipped day 2 due to prior commitments

HOPEFULS. Players present in day 2 of the LVPI women's national team tryouts. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH Women’s Football team bows down to S. Korea, fails to qualify for World Cup

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:01 AM

The Philippines finishes the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with just one win and 3 losses

CRUSHED. The Philippines Women's National Football team fails to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo by Mia Montayre/Philiippine Football Federation

WATCH: E-jeepney lady driver on the joys of driving

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Meet Maria Theresa Castañas Centeno, a former lady guard at a Parañaque warehouse, who shifted to driving an e-jeepney

Loss to La Salle won't dampen Ateneo confidence in Final 4, says Madayag

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

'We're not gonna be complacent but we're going to be confident despite the loss. We just need to play happy,' says Maddie Madayag about their Final 4 clash vs FEU

SAME MENTALITY. Maddie Madayag says the Ateneo Lady Eagles will still carry the same confidence in the Final 4 even after suffering a sweep from La Salle in the last game of the eliminations. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Cobb to embrace her role as DLSU Lady Spikers peak in Season 80

Apr 15, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The younger Lady Spikers like Michelle Cobb look to give their seniors the grandest exit

WINNING WAYS. Michelle Cobb aims to embrace her role in the team as they are looking to continue their winning ways. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers sweep Ateneo, go undefeated in 2nd round

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) With the Ateneo Lady Eagles' loss, the FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch the twice-to-beat advantage

TOP SEED. The DLSU Lady Spikers are undefeated in the second round, proving why they are the top team of the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler