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PH gymnasts seek Youth Olympic Games berth in home competition

May 15, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Philippines hosts Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games for the first time

YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIER. Colombian Katish Hernandez performs in the artistic gymnastics women's trampoline competition, during the XVIII Bolivarian Games 2017. File photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Unify Youth

May 15, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The gospel rock band is performing at Rappler HQ

SCHEDULE: Mandatory training for new SK officials 2018

May 15, 2018 - 7:33 PM

(UPDATED) Required under the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act, the training will cover SK history, decentralization and local governance, meetings and resolutions, planning and budgeting, and ethics

10M out-of-school children worldwide to get primary education

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:39 AM

In Asia, 3.2 million children will benefit from the program of Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation

EDUCATION ABOVE ALL. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, announces that 10 million out of school children will receive primary education. Screenshot from Instagram/educationaboveall_eaa

Want to train with German club Bayern Munich? Try futsal

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Allianz launches a nationwide futsal youth tournament where selected players get a chance to train with Bayern Munich in Germany

KICK OFF. Allianz, together with the Philippine Football Federation led by Mariano "Nonong" Araneta (back row, fifth from left), launch the event that will give young Filipino footballers a chance to train with the top German club. Photo by Bob Guerrero.

2 Filipino boxers qualify in World Youth Championships

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Brothers Criz Russu and Christian Pitt Laurente secure berths after advancing to the Asian Youth Championships semi-finals

YOUNG STANDOUT. Light flyweight Criz Russu Laurente outclasses Indian Shagolshem Barun Singh. Contributed photo

Filipino pugs advance to Asian Youth Boxing Championships quarterfinals

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The regional tournament serves as the qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October

FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES. All 3 boxers sent by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines defeat their respective opponents in the second round of preliminaries. Photo by Shutterstock


Nat'l Youth Commission's SK spending: Consultants lacked docs, deliverables delayed

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Commission on Audit also hits non-implementation of Sangguniang Kabataan activities, and over P268,000 worth of snacks for unofficial meetings

SK SPENDING. The National Youth Commission's spending for the Sangguniang Kabataan in 2017 is flagged several times in the 2017 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

National Youth Commission cuts ties with TAYO Awards

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The NYC, under Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Gian Cardema, would rather that the funding for the TAYO Awards go to 'The President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Youth Leadership Awards'

At 17, Miciano set to become International Master of PH chess

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

John Marvin Miciano has a one-point lead over 4 rivals in the Asian Youth Chess Championship Under-18 division, including 14-year-old Daniel Quizon

File photo from Shutterstock


Youth leaders harassed online after seeking Mocha Uson’s dismissal

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed

FIRE MOCHA. Student leaders of Akbayan Youth file an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on April 2, 2018. Rappler photo

John Marvin Miciano keeps 1-point lead in Asian Youth Chess

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Miciano takes on kababayan Daniel Quizon in penultimate round of the elite Under-18 division

Miciano leads Asian Youth Chess Under-18 with 5/5

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:25 PM

John Marvin Miciano paces the youth chess meet in Thailand with 5 wins in as many rounds

Daniel Quizon stuns top seed in Asian Youth

Apr 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The 13-year-old Quizon shares the lead with two points with compatriot John Marvin Miciano, Arya Omidi of Iran and Timur Nurzanov of Kazakhstan

STUN. Daniel Quizon defeats Vietnamese International Master Tran Tuan Minh in 53 moves of a Sicilian Defense. Photo from Facebook

DFA on Demafelis, Akbayan Youth files complaint vs Uson, Kim Jong-un attends concert | Evening wRap

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:36 PM

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Youth group to Ombudsman: Dismiss Mocha Uson over fake news

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) The complainants say Uson's propensity for fake news makes her guilty of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service

Student leaders of AKbayan Youth Show copy filed an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson. Leaders filed cases of gross misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to service at Ombudsman in Quezon City. Rappler Photo

Mabinay 6: Youth activists now ‘targets of government crackdown’

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.

MABINAY 6. The 6 youth activists were tagged as part of the New People's Army following an "encounter" with the military. Photo from Kush Felisilda/Aninaw Productions

PH startups win international youth competition

Mar 28, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

YOUTH CO:LAB. Philippine representatives won the UNDP Youth Co:Lab Regional Social Innovation Challenge in Bangkok. Photo by Maria Luisa Isabel Jolongbayan/UNDP Philippines

Pope Francis urges young people not to remain silent

Mar 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, so often corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?' Pope Francis asks

Davao Aguilas YFL aims for grassroots growth in Visayas, Mindanao

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Aside from aiming to win the PFL, Davao Aguilas has taken its efforts to the grassroots level

PIONEERS. From left to right: YFL Chairman Christopher Hagedorn, YFL President Miguel Atayde, Davao Aguilas FC Chairman Jefferson Cheng, Davao Aguilas General Manager Michael Shaw. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

Duterte on ICC, CIDG on Kerwin Espinosa, Stephen Hawking dies | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss this Tuesday

A man wades through a lake at sunset in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil on March 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Ice Seguerra resigns as National Youth Commission chief

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Ice Seguerra's work as NYC chairperson will formally end on April 5, or over a year and a half after he joined the Duterte administration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with National Youth Commission (NYC) Chair Aiza Seguerra and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair Liza Diño at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on January 19, 2017. Also in the photo is the President's partner Honeylet Avanceña. Malacañang Photo

National Youth Commission celebrates women's month with march, forum

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:43 PM

On March 8, various sectors and women organization will hold a nationwide protest for rights, freedom, and democracy

NYC Young Woman Inspiring Woman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION] Youth as troublemakers

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:29 AM

In the final analysis, these youth are fighting not just for themselves, but also for the rest of us. Whether or not we agree is secondary. The least we could do is to listen to their wisdom.

What's next for youth after walkout for democracy?

Feb 25, 2018 - 3:45 PM

After the youth-led protest last Friday, February 23, 'an even bigger protest' is lined up for March 8, International Women's Day

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Filipino youth lead nationwide 'walkout' for freedom and democracy

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:39 PM

'The youth will continue to fight outside the four walls of their classrooms to push for basic socio-economic reforms that are not only beneficial to the youth, but to all marginalized and oppressed sectors of the society,' says Kabataan Partlist representative Sarah Elago

From UST to Morayta. Photo of students shaking hands with farmers from Eastern Samar. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join nationwide walkout vs Duterte

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Thousands of protesters march the streets in various cities around the country to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged repressive policies against the poor, and to fight for press freedom and human rights

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#WalkOutPH trends on Twitter as millennials fight for press freedom, human rights

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Martial Law survivor Boni Ilagan also talked to students from the College of Mass Communication and advised them to 'create their own First Quarter Storm'

More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – UNICEF

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Children are exposed to a wealth of benefits but also to harm such as sexual exploitation, abuse, and cyberbullying

NET CAFÉ. Boys of different ages play online video games inside a darkened back room of an Internet café on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. Photo by Joshua Estey/UNICEF


Daniel Quizon nabs silver in China chess tourney

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:21 PM

13-year-old Daniel Quizon scores 7.5 out of 9 rounds to finish second to grandmaster Bai Jinshi of China

SILVER. Daniel Quizon is one of the promising juniors in the Dasmariñas chess program. Photo from Facebook

[OPINION] Strengthen governance, PH democracy? Invest in Filipino youth

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:32 PM

With a Filipino population of some 50 million under the age of 24, the nation’s decision-makers simply cannot afford to neglect the employment, education, and social needs of this enormous constituency

Dogs shield South Africa's youth from violence

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Project 'Funda Nenja' – Zulu for 'learn with the dog' – help to nurture kinship and respect between humans and their dogs in a township in South Africa

BEST FRIENDS. Boys sit against a wall with their dogs outside the Zamuthule Primary School at the Mpophomeni township in Kwazulu-Natal, on September 22, 2017. Children from the area of Mpophomeni in KwaZulu-Natal province take part in the Funda Nenja dog training initiative which seeks to teach children in the township dog handling skills. Photo by Tadeu Andre/AFP

PH mental health startup wins int'l prize

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler-UNDP #HackSociety 2017 winner AroogaHealth wins at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia

HACKSOCIETY. AroogaHealth awarded as top 3 ASEAN startup at Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia. Photo by Dominique de Leon/Rappler.com

Indonesian Youth Conference 2017 ajak anak muda saling kolaborasi

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Indonesian Youth Conference 2017 digelar di Cilandak Town Square, Jakarta, pada Sabtu, 16 Desember

ILUSTRASI. Delegasi Indonesian Youth Conference 2016 di atas panggung. Foto dari IYC

LIST: Bonifacio Day activities, protests

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Several protests and activities are lined up on Thursday, November 30, to mark Bonifacio Day not just in Metro Manila

BONIFACIO DAY. In this file photo, youth leaders observe Bonifacio day in 2016 through an anti-Marcos protest action at the Peoples Power Monument. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Meet this 11-year-old advocate against Manicani mining

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Even if he did not grow up in the island of Manicani in Eastern Samar, young Fidelino personally visits the area with his family almost every year

Couple behind Albay ecotourism center sends scholars to college

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center in Albay becomes a blessing for out-of-school youth

AN ADVOCACY. It is the advocacy of the Newhall couple to send kids to school out of the revenue of the Mirisbiris Nature Center. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Students write letters to undecided senators, hoping to convince them to support the move to raise the levy on sin products, especially tobacco

GIVING A TRY. Students from different organizations write personal letters to the senators who have yet to decide on the tax reform bill to convince them to champion the increase of tobacco tax

Mugabe ousted as ruling party chief as end nears

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The ZANU-PF party also says it will impeach Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe if he does not resign by Monday, November 20

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses party members and supporters gathered at his party headquarters to show support to Grace Mugabe becoming the party's next Vice President after the dismissal of Emerson Mnangagwa November 8 2017. Zimbabwe's sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said on November 8, 2017, he had fled the country, as he issued a direct challenge to long-ruling President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

ASEAN leaders adopt declaration on youth development in region

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

'We are optimistic that this ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index will translate into the formulation of more relevant youth policies,' says National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra

ADOPTED. National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra announces the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index.

Former PBA, RP Youth player Norberto 'Norby' Rivera dies at 65

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Norby Rivera's basketball career in the NCAA, PBA and the Philippine team is in the history books

FORMER STALWART. Once a PBA and RP Youth team player, Norby Rivera succumbs to cancer at 65 years old. Photo from Facebook

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

Mengampanyekan pentingnya SDGs dengan berjalan kaki di Car Free Day

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:20 PM

AIESEC Indonesia mengadakan kampanye WALK 4 SDGS di 12 kota pada 29 Oktober 2017

Para pemuda berpartisipasi dalam Walk 4 SDGs yang digelar oleh AIESEC Indonesia pada 29 Oktober 2017. Foto dari AIESEC Indonesia

#ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:04 PM

With political issues polarizing society, PH netizens come out united to thank their teachers

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

Memorial service set for Miriam Santiago's 1st death anniversary

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The event at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on Friday, September 29, is open to the public

IRON LADY. Family and friends are set to commemorate the first death anniversary of esteemed senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday, September 29, 2017. File photo