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[PODCAST] Making Space: Children having children

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:31 PM

What can be done about the alarming rates of adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines? We explore the topic with insights from Oxfam Pilipinas' Erika Geronimo.

[PODCAST] Making Space: Lumad schools face challenges after government-ordered closure

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:30 AM

What challenges lie ahead for indigenous children in Mindanao after the government closed down 54 Lumad schools? Rius Valle of the Save Our Schools Network give us some answers.

[PODCAST] Making Space: Sexual harassment survivors 'fighting to fight'

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:40 PM

What is it like to take your abuser to court? This is one woman's story.

WATCH: Lumad children want to be back in classrooms

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Will students from indigenous communities be able to return to their schools now that martial law in Mindanao has been lifted?

[PODCAST] Making Space: Are your kids vaccinated?

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:06 PM

How is the Philippines dealing with outbreaks in 2020? Health reporter Janella Paris talks to researcher Vernise Tantuco about it on this episode of 'Making Space'

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:52 PM

In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'

2020 budget: A year of compromises

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?

2020 budget: Where will the money go?

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Most departments gain substantial increases in 2020's P4.1-trillion national budget, as the government recuperates from the effects of the 4-month budget delay in 2019

Biggest fears for 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

What are yours?

7 Filipino-made tech and products hoping to hit the market in 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says DOST has started to promote their technologies in specific forums catering to different sectors, technologies, and products

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

Rice tariffication: Birth pains force farmers' kids out of school

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:05 PM

They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?

Fame, infamy, and everything in between: Philippine showbiz newsmakers of 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here's a roundup of Philippine showbiz news in 2019

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Tokyo 2020: 10 sports to watch in PH Olympic drive

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:32 PM

With the Olympics just around the bend, the Philippines turns to 10 sports in its bid for Tokyo 2020 berths

In 2020, we will tell more people stories

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of

Philippines 2019-2020: Hard Truths, Tough Calls

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:19 PM

A review of 2019, an outlook of 2020: News, analyses, and in-depth reports

Are we hopeful for 2020? We have to be.

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How to move on from the #Facepalm year that was 2019

What to expect as gov't operates on a reenacted budget

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) All new government projects will be delayed and expansion plans for some key services and programs will be affected until the 2019 budget is passed

RECYCLED. The government operates this year with a budget enacted for 2018.

Dennis Uy's growing empire (and debt)

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Dennis Uy is on a buying spree for companies. But can he sustain it?

Will Facebook's 2019 continue the failings of 2018?

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Zuckerberg's promise this year? To keep working on the unfinished business of 2018

Achieve your New Year resolutions with the help of these apps

Jan 02, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Whether it's to improve your fitness, mental health, or crazy spending habits, we've got a list of apps to help you get your life together

Giving back: Holiday social initiatives fuel Movers’ 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:45 PM

'When one steps up to the challenge and others pledge their help, we can put smiles in the faces of the children,' says Mover Dandreb Arro

What’s in the stars for 2019?

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:40 AM

How will 2019 start for you?

How to start achieving common New Year's resolutions

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New year, new you? It’s time to do something about those resolutions.

NEW YEAR. What are your resolutions this 2019?

The wRap 2018

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:37 AM

A review of 2018, an outlook on 2019: News, analyses, and in-depth reports

EU drifts toward rocks on populist tide

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'2019 will be a pivotal year with major challenges,' says Jonathan Faull, a former senior administrator at the European Commission

10 major world events coming up in 2019

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:47 PM

From Brexit to Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication, here are 10 major events taking place around the world in 2019

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

Beautiful and underrated: 8 PH destinations to visit in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM

These aren't your usual tourist spots, but they're just as breathtaking

Spotify's top 10 workout songs in the Philippines

Jan 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

New year, new you – here's the soundtrack to your next workout!

Cosmic forecast: here's what’s written in our stars for 2018!

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Is 2018 going to be a better year than 2017?

Entertainment newsmakers of 2017

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

John Lloyd and Ellen, Miss Universe, Anne Curtis' wedding, K-pop highs and lows, and sexual harassment allegations are among the top entertainment headlines for 2017

Remove hatred, spread love, says June Mar Fajardo as new year begins

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Kraken's advice is to leave hatred behind in 2017

SPREAD LOVE NOT WAR. June Mar Fajardo believes that one will not earn anything from hate. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The 12 best Filipino films of 2017

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Have you seen them all?

Is it too late now to say sorry?

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'The question remains: is it enough to say sorry, now that the physical and psychological damage has been done?'

And they all fall down

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:50 AM

The Hollywood men accused in 2017 of sexual misconduct

That's so 2017: 7 trends we can't wait to leave behind this year

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder

The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of the 2017 pageant queens

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines is still a powerhouse in the world of pageantry

7 Pinoy New Year’s Eve superstitions

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Want health, wealth and happiness into your life? Read on

Luxe buys for 2018's lucky colors

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Just because you're done with holiday parties doesn't mean your wardrobe has to suffer for it

2017's cybersecurity issues: The future's new normal?

Dec 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

As we move into the new year, let's look at some of the major issues surrounding the world of cybersecurity as it relates to the world at large. It's very likely at least one of the following issues will be a part of your future.

Philippines 2017-2018: Insights, Prospects, Recap, Forecasts

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Policy and governance; justice, security, and human rights; science, health, and the environment; poverty and development; global affairs and diplomacy; technology and social media; sports, life and style and entertainment; citizen engagement

Your astrological life lesson for 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is Saturn telling you about the year ahead?

10 perfect planners for achieving your 2018 goals

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:05 PM

It's time to plan out how you're going to be your best self!

Ultra violet: 10 ways to work Pantone’s 2018 color of the year into your life

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The color authority names Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet as their color of the year

Content marketing in 2017: 5 trends that will change the PH landscape

Dec 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Where will you get your next Big Idea? For 2017 we’ve identified key trends that will impact content marketing in the Philippines

5 sports scandals to watch in 2017

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Corruption and doping – what sports scandals can we expect to follow in 2017?

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP