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The youth behind coal-free Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Behind the strike against coal in Negros Occidental is Youth for Climate Hope, a coalition pushing for climate justice and environmental protection

YOUTH. San Carlos Diocese Bishop Gerardo Alminaza poses with protesters in Youth Strike for Negros on March 6 at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol while holding the Executive Order declaring the province as coal-free. Photo by Rexor Amancio/ The Climate Reality Philippines

Duterte Youth offers P50,000 reward to catch Cebu rape-slay culprits

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Duterte Youth President Billy Villareal will double the reward if the suspects are caught dead

NYC chief defends Sara Duterte: Honesty remark 'taken out of context'

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:24 PM

National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was angered by the attacks against her father's administration

Papal Nuncio misses plane, skips Bicol Youth Day

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The absence of Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia disappoints over 3,000 youth delegates from all over Bicol

SUBSTITUTE. Bishop Joel 'Bong' Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi officiates the mass celebration on Saturday afternoon during the Bicol Regional Youth Day. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Ronald Cardema once consulted Joma Sison on forming ‘patriotic’ paramilitary group

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'Cardema has been carried away by the anti-communist and anti-democratic witchhunt under Duterte regime,' the exiled communist leader says about the National Youth Commission chief

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to look into Duterte Youth's party list campaign

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Kontra Daya raises potential conflict of interest if National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema is still involved in Duterte Youth, which has also nominated his wife and another relative

SUPPORTERS. Duterte Youth, a group composed mostly of ROTC cadets gather at the Luneta on November 25, 2016 to express their support to the president and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo to NYC chief: We don't want young Filipinos to be mere puppets

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'Kailangan na ba tayong matakot na iyong mga namumuno ng ating mga kabataan, ganyan na iyong pag-iisip?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo, referring to National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

DUTERTE YOUTH. NYC Chair Ronald Cardema (extreme right) leads a pro-government rally at the Luneta on November 25, 2016,  expressing their support to Duterte and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Briones hits NYC chief's proposal: Scholarships based on academics

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:20 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says part of an education is encouraging students to think critically about issues

EDUCATION SECRETARY. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says good academic standing is the 'bottomline' when it comes to awarding scholarhsips. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Traitor to youth': Groups slam NYC chief’s proposal vs 'anti-government' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Students of the Philippines says National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema should resign for making such a proposal

Panelo: Joining rallies alone not enough basis to revoke scholarships

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Malacañang says existing laws already penalize any person, including students, proven to be part of efforts to oust the government

CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSAL. National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema suggests an executive order stripping public school students of their scholarships if they are 'anti-government.' Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Guevarra rejects pitch to revoke scholarships of 'rebellious' students

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Universities 'should be proud that they are producing young people who are socially aware,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SOCIALLY AWARE. Student protesters at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senators hit NYC chief for targeting 'rebellious' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

Nerwly appointed National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema takes his oath before House Speaker Gloria Arroyo witnessed by congressmen on September 5, 2018, at the Speakers Office in Congress. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NYC chief asks Duterte to remove scholarships of ‘rebellious students’

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema asks youth leaders to report 'rebellious anti-government scholars' with supposed links to leftist groups

NO SCHOLARSHIPS. This is not the first time National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema calls for coordinated action against leftist groups, targeting the youth. RTVM screenshot

PH skater Julian Macaraeg qualifies for 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Julian Macaraeg makes history as the first Filipino to qualify for the Winter Youth Olympics

HISTORY. Julian Macaraeg becomes the first Filipino to qualify for the Winter Youth Olympics. Photo from Philippine Skating Union

Pope winds up World Youth Day in Panama with giant mass

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Pope Francis tell youth: 'Go back to your parishes and communities, to your families and your friends, and share this experience, so that others can resonate with the strength and enthusiasm that is yours'

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims as he arrives in the popemobile to give an open-air mass at the Campo San Juan Pablo II on the outskirts of Panama City, on January 27, 2019. Pope Francis winds up a global gathering of young Catholics on Sunday with a giant open-air mass for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims before leaving Panama. Marvin RECINOS / AFP

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

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

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Pope slams 'fear' over migration as he begins World Youth Day trip in Panama

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The festive 5-day youth meeting offers Pope Francis a brief respite from a torrent of Church sex scandals that have jolted his papacy

WYD 2019. Pope Francis waves to the crowd of faithful from the Popemobile, after landing at Panama's Tocumen International Airport on January 23, 2019. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Panama youth meeting offers pope respite from scandals

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The festive 5-day meeting with an expected 200,000 young people from around the world offers the 82-year-old pontiff a brief respite from a torrent of sex scandals that have jolted his papacy

EASTER. Pope Francis waves from the Popemobie after the mass of Easter on April 1, 2018 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Change.org petition: ‘No to lowering age of criminal responsibility’

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:46 PM

The petition, started by Child’s Right Network and the Philippine Action for Youth Offenders, asks Congress to withdraw the bill seen as a threat to children's rights

PETITION. Rights groups started a petition asking the Philippine Congress to withdraw its bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

[OPINION] An open letter to fellow Bangsamoro youth on upcoming plebiscites

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

This is our future. It is but right that we be the driving force that will make it happen.

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s 'billboard' | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:28 PM

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Rock and roll nuns to perform for Pope Francis in Panama World Youth Day

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:03 PM

It may be rock and roll, but Twisted Sister they ain't, and sex and drugs are not an option for the Sisters of the Servants of the Plan of God. They play their brand of melodic rock in their traditional habits.

SERVANTS. Eight of the9 members of religious musical band "€œSiervas"€ (Servants), known as the 'rock nuns'€ pose for a picture during a rehearsal in Lima on January 14, 2019. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Former NYC chairman Gio Tingson slams current youth chief Ronald Cardema for a resolution calling the senatorial candidate ‘Pambansang Kuya ng Kabataan’

ENDORSING GO? NYC chief Ronald Cardema at the Sangguniang Kabataan National Summit in 2018. NYC photo

[OPINION] Weaponizing the National Youth Commission

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Nowhere in the law does it say that the NYC must be the mouthpiece of the sitting president

NYC chief asks SKs nationwide to fight leftist youth groups

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema urges Sangguniang Kabataan officials to report all anti-government propaganda and clean up leftist vandalism

YOUTH VS THE LEFT. National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema makes announcements during a Malacañang press conference. RTVM screenshot

Filipino students win 33 awards at India math contest

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team finishes first runner-up at the 8th International Youth Mathematicians Convention in Lucknow, India

WINNERS. The victorious Philippine team at the awarding ceremony of the 8th International Youth Mathematicians Convention in Lucknow, India. Photo courtesy of MTG

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.

Panama prisoners build confession boxes for papal visit

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Pope Francis' visit to Panama in January 2019 is the first to the Central American country since the late John Paul II made the trip in 1983

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis will visit Panama for the  Catholic World Youth Day festival. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Malaya FC shines at 2018 Youth Football League

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The JPV-Malaya Football Club delivers a dominant performance to complete a twin title run

CHAMPS. Malaya FC emerges as the best under-11 squad in the 15-team field.

Youth groups slam electioneering of Bong Go, Ejercito at NYC event

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders

Boracay closure affected Christian Tio's Youth Olympics training

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The country's lone medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games says the closure of Boracay prevented him from training in the island

BANNED. Water sports continue to be banned as Boracay Island opens on October 26. Photo courtesy of International Olympic Committe

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Despite no medals on last day, PH satisfied with Youth Games campaign

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio is the lone medalist from the Philippines in the Junior Olympics

ONE SILVER. Members of the Philippine YOG team (from l-r) Golfer Yuka Saso, chef de mission Jonne Go, PSC executive director Merly Ibay, Philippine ambassador to Argentina Linglingay Lacanlale, archer Nicole Tagle and Jann Mari Nayre of table tennis. Standing behind them are golfer Carl Janno Corpus, kiteboarder Christian Tio and fencer Lawrence Tan. Photo from PSC-POC Media Group

Christian Tio bags PH's 1st 2018 Youth Olympic Games medal

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio rides to a silver medal finish in the junior Olympics

PODIUM FINISH. Christian Tio impresses as the Philippines crashes into the medal board of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Christian Tio's Facebook

Youth Olympics: Pinay archer reaches quarterfinals

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Philippine bet Nicole Tagle and partner Hendrik Oun of Estonia advance to the archery quarterfinals of the mixed international team event

PH swimmer Nicole Oliva bows out of Youth Olympics

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The 16-year-old fails to secure a medal but her sixth-place finish gives the Philippine swimming team hope for the future

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso blows medal chance

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The 17-year-old Filipino-Japanese had an opportunity to cop a bronze medal for the Philippines in women’s individual golf

MISSED OPPORTUNITY.  Yuka Saso fails to replicate her Asiad winning run. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso falters but still in medal hunt

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The Asian Games champion compiled 145 over two days, 5 strokes off the women's golf tournament leaders

BOUNCE BACK. Yuka Saso looks to rebound after a tough Day 2 in women's golf action. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jann Mari Nayre falls out of Youth Olympic Games medal contention

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino ace bows to the world's best junior table netter Kanak Jha

MEDALLESS. Jann Mari Nayre fails to advance to the round of 16, ending his 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign. Photo by Ting Ledesma/PTTF

Yuka Saso banners PH bets in 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Sep 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Seven Filipino athletes will see action in the junior Olympics this October in Buenos Aires, Argentina

CHALLENGE. Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso will be competing in the world stage this time around. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Baguio bags Batang Pinoy 2018 overall crown

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Host Baguio City rules the multi-sport event for the second straight year

PODIUM FINISHERS. Baguio City’s Dayshaun Ramos (center) rules the boys triathlon 11-12 category, while Aklan’s Michael Gabriel Lozada and Tandag City’s Lawrence Uy round out the top three. Photo from PSC

From Luzon to Mindanao, youths vow to fight return of dictatorship under Duterte

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) Hundreds of Filipino youth gather in key cities across the country on Friday, September 21, condemning the similarities of Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte

Baguio gains Batang Pinoy 2018 overall lead

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Host Baguio inches closer to defending its overall crown after collecting 46 gold medals

YOUNG CHAMP. Eleven-year-old John Paul Jallorina of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya rules the 9-11 boys cycling race. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] What 'Goyo' teaches us about leadership, youth, and patriotism

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'Watch it because we are all Goyos in a way: young, foolish, idealistic, uncertain, selfish, imperfect, vain, and incompetent'

#HackSociety 2018: Build Tomorrow

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

How can we build the future through accountable innovation? How can we design scalable solutions and achieve impact without 'breaking things'?

Kabataang Barangay: Get to know the forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Kabataang Barangay, headed by Imee Marcos, was established during Martial Law to develop young people according to the 'guiding philosophies of the New Society'

Duterte Youth's Cardema named National Youth Commission chairman

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Cardema, who has been National Youth Commission officer-in-charge since Ice Seguerra's resignation, is expected to champion mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps

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[OPINION] Power to the young

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The young must now stand up and be counted to ensure that Asia's star continues to shine

ASEAN-Korean Centre announces short film competition

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Calling all budding filmmakers!