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LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

GAME SCHEDULE: Gilas Youth at FIBA U19 World Cup 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 5:22 PM

The tallest Gilas Youth team sizes up to lofty expectations in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup

PODCAST: Makakalusot ba si Ronald Cardema ng Duterte Youth sa Kongreso?

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan nila Comelec reporter Sofia Tomacruz at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang iba't ibang panig ng isyu tungkol kay Ronald Cardema na hindi pa nareresolba kahit papalapit na ang pagbukas ng bagong Kongreso

Comelec to withhold Duterte Youth's certificate of proclamation

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the poll body will hold off on issuing a certificate of proclamation to Duterte Youth until petitions vs party chairman Ronald Cardema are resolved

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (extreme right) faces petitions filed before Comelec challenging his bid for a party-list seat in Congress. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ice Seguerra calls out Cardema's Congress bid

Jun 18, 2019 - 5:08 PM

'Ito lang masasabi ko, you have to be accountable for what you did to the NYC to achieve your political plans,' says singer and former National Youth Commission Ice Seguerra

ACCOUNTABILITY. Former NYC chair ICe Seguerra says Duterte Youth's Ronald Cardema should be held accountable for possibly using his government position to campaign for the party in the lead up to the 2019 elections. Photo of Seguerra by Martin San Diego/Rappler; Photo of Cardema from National Youth Commission

Another petition vs Duterte Youth's Cardema filed with Comelec

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Millennials PH asks the Commission on Elections to cancel Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for a party-list seat, citing his 'attempt to mislead, misinform, or hide the fact that he is ineligible'

OPPOSTION FILED. Another opposition vs Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema was filed before the poll body on June 17, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-poll chief Brillantes, Macalintal back calls to junk Cardema's Congress bid

Jun 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Veteran election lawyers throw their support behind the petition seeking to cancel Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination and withhold his certificate of proclamation

ELECTION EXPERTS. Veteran election lawyers (L-R) Romulo Macalintal and former poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr support calls urging the Comelec to reject Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's bid for Congress. Photo of Macalintal by Angie de Silva/Rappler; Photo of Brillantes by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Too old to be youth official, Cardema now says he represents ‘professionals’

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination should be cancelled due to the misrepresentation

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is pictured at the proclamation of winning party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec's Guanzon: Duterte Youth's accreditation can be canceled

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon issues the warning after Duterte Youth fails to publish its new set of nominees 5 days after it received the poll body's resolution

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Duterte Youth can loose its accreditation if it did not comply with order to publish its new set of nominees. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec hears petitions vs Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The Commission on Elections en banc tackles oppositions filed against Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema and his qualifications to be a representative in Congress

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections holds a hearing on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Fie photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Former NYC execs urge Comelec to junk Cardema's bid for Congress

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Former National Youth Commission chairpersons and commissioners agree with election experts that Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet qualifications to become a youth representative in Congress

DUTERTE YOUTH. In this file photo, Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party lists in 2019 elections even without a Comelec decision on his substitution bid. The Comelec eventually approves the bid on June 4. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardema's party should have been dismissed – Comelec's Guia

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Commission on Elections Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group Duterte Youth should not have been accredited in the first place

GUIA'S STAND. Comelec Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says Ronald Cardema's party-list group, Duterte Youth, should not have been accredited in the first place. Photo courtesy of Comelec

Comelec's Guanzon: Cardema cannot sit in Congress until age issue resolved

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

'Walang uupo na rep ang D Youth (Duterte Youth) until the DQ (disqualification) versus Cardema is resolved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

QUALIFIED? Experts argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is not qualified to serve as a representative for the youth sector in Congress as he is 4 years over the age limit. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Where’s the credibility, Comelec?’

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Filipinos react to the Commission on Elections' decision approving the last-minute bid of Ronald Cardema to become a party-list nominee

Duterte Youth's Cardema to remain on PMA board of advisers

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

PMA Spokesman Major Rey Afan says Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema will keep his seat in the school's board of advisers 'per protocol'

ADVISER. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (front, 3rd left) stands as a member of the Philippine Military Academy over a decade after he was dismissed as a cadet. Sourced photo

Comelec's Guanzon dissents, says Cardema bid mocks democracy

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections 'cannot sit idly by and allow this unabashed mockery and assault to our democratic processes and institutions to go unchastised,' says poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon

INDEPENDENT VOICE. Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is the lone dissenter in the Comelec resolution giving due course to the nomination of Ronald Cardema as substitute nominee of Duterte Youth. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema attends House party-list bloc meeting

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Ronald Cardema meets with other party-list lawmakers on the same day the Comelec grants his petition to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth in the 18th Congress

NOT A CONGRESSMAN YET. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is seen at the party-list bloc's meeting at Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Comelec approves substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The poll body's decision means Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is a step closer to assuming the post as party-list representative in the incoming 18th Congress

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists on May 22, 2019 despite the poll body still having to release a decision on his substitution bid Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

COA orders National Youth Commission officials, employees to refund excess pay

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Audit flags unauthorized extra pay and excessive reimbursements

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagbebrainwash at pagkukorap ng kabataan ang ROTC

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Sa kagustuhang maaagang makontrol ang isip ng kabataan, ipapataw ang isang programang lumalabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga bata

Progressive groups need to align agenda with youth's practical concerns – Villarin

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'I think the future of progressive politics in the Philippines rests with the youth, with our young generation,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

YOUTH POWER. Youth groups march to Mendiola in Manila on May 24, 2019, to call for government action on climate change. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Dismissed as PMA cadet, Duterte Youth's Cardema now school's adviser

May 31, 2019 - 8:46 PM

He has been named to the Philippine Military Academy board of advisers in his former capacity as National Youth Commission chairperson

ADVISER. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema (front, 3rd left) stands as a member of the Philippine Military Academy nearly a decade after he was dismissed as a cadet. Sourced photo

27 youth campers rushed to Benguet hospital due to severe diarrhea

May 30, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The campers reportedly ate champorado for their afternoon snack

ADMITTED. Twenty-seven youth campers have been admitted to the Benguet General Hospital after suffering severe diarrhea. File photo from Benguet province's website

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang garapal na oportunismo ni Ronald Cardema

May 27, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Isang surot si Cardema na nagsasamantala sa marupok na sistema ng eleksyon

YouthWorks PH bridges youth skills from school to work

May 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'The project is all about enhancing the skills of the youth to be employed,' says Philippine Business for Education Chair Ramon del Rosario

Petitions vs Cardema pour in as Comelec decides his fate

May 24, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Commissions on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez says more than 10 petitions have been filed opposing Cardema's substitution as nominee of Duterte Youth in the party list

PETITION CHALLENGED. Over 10 groups have filed petitions opposing Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The dangerous Cardema precedent

May 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The fact that he also used his position as NYC chair to campaign for Duterte Youth and other Duterte-endorsed candidates is also a possible election offense

Bacolod youth coalition heeds global call to strike for climate justice on May 24

May 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Istorya Klima, an interactive community event at the Bacolod Public Plaza, aims to start conversations in compelling and innovative ways through art, music, and storytelling

Graphic from Youth for Climate Hope

After party-list proclamation, still no Comelec decision on Cardema petition

May 23, 2019 - 1:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'I have not signed a reso (resolution) about giving due course to Cardema’s application for substitution,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

DUTERTE YOUTH. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema attends the proclamation of winning party-lists in 2019 elections even without a Comelec decision on his substitution bid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Election lawyers, youth leaders to Comelec: Reject Cardema's substitution bid

May 22, 2019 - 3:55 PM

They also ask the poll body to cancel Duterte Youth's registration and investigate Ronald Cardema for alleged violations of the Omnibus Election Code

POLL COMISSIONERS. In this photo, 3 of 7 Comelec Commissioners observe canvassing of votes for senators and party-lists in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec’s Guanzon questions substitution bid of Duterte Youth's Cardema

May 22, 2019 - 9:10 AM

(3rd UPDATE) ‘In the certificate of candidacy form of a Cardema, he stated that he is qualified. But is he not over 30 years old?’ says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

POLL COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon raises questions on Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's qualifications to become a youth sector representative in the Lower House. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang probes Cardema for 'leading NYC meeting' after party-list bid

May 21, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ronald Cardema should not have led a National Youth Commission meeting after formalizing his bid to become a Duterte Youth party nominee, says the Palace

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Dingdong Dantes blasts NYC chair Cardema's party-list bid: 'Circumventing system'

May 20, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Two former NYC officials express dismay over the current chairman's actions

Duterte Youth's Cardema already proclaims himself congressman on Facebook

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LIFE UPDATE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema declares himself a congressman though the Comelec en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. File photo of Cardema by Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Duterte Youth Cardema's bid for substitution: Questions for Comelec

May 19, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The Comelec en banc will need to decide on whether or not Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's filing a petition for substitution is valid and if he meets qualifications to be a youth representative

DUTERTE YOUT. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as party-list nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

Comelec clarifies Duterte Youth's Cardema met deadline for substitution

May 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Comelec Director Frances Arabe says the poll body's Commission en banc is currently tackling Cardema's petition for substitution for the party list's nominees

POLL BODY. The Commission on Elections office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte Youth’s Cardema can't substitute for party list nominee – Comelec

May 17, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'The period for substitution has already lapsed,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

DUTERTE YOUTH CHAIRMAN. Duterte Youth Chair Ronald Cardema sought to substitute his wife, Ducielle Cardema as the group's nominee for the 2019 polls. RTVM screenshot

Youth groups protest against perceived election irregularities offline

May 14, 2019 - 2:24 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Protesters – mostly youth – are raising doubts over the integrity of the elections following the back-to-back transmission delays, technical glitches, and cases of election violations

Students and youth leaders from various progressive organizations gather outside the Gate 2 of University of Sto. Tomas in Manila on Tuesday, May 14 to protest the perceived irregularities in the midterm elections. Photo by Jomar Villanueva/Rappler

Young voters value human rights, press freedom – Dakila

May 13, 2019 - 3:22 PM

The group says the Filipino youth know exactly what changes they want to see in their communities

Diokno votes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Despite the ifs and buts, millennials should go out and vote

May 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM

By carefully choosing the right people who will occupy positions in the government, we are strengthening the foundations that hold our institutions, and our country as a whole, together.

Rappler Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

Duterte Youth wants death penalty for heinous crimes

May 07, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Duterte Youth, one of the party-list groups in the 2019 polls, claims the death penalty would deter crime, though there is no strong evidence to back this

PARTY-LIST GROUP. Duterte Youth party-list group wants to revive the death penalty if it gains a seat in the Lower House in the 2019 midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Duterte Youth

Trade association brings first Digital Youth Congress to Cebu

May 07, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Digital YouthCon is also launching first Sprint: Digital Marketing and Creative Student Competition

‘Zero vote:’ Youth groups slam Imee Marcos’ dishonesty

May 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The groups ask fellow voters to exert an effort to reach other electorates and educate them about the characteristics leaders must possess

TWO FACES. Various youth groups call on Filipinos not to vote for Imee Marcos at the "Zero Votes for Imee Marcos" unity declaration event in Quezon City on Monday, May 6. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

[OPINION] Whom exactly are the youth voting for?

May 04, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The idealism accorded to young people might all be wishful thinking

Youth and elections: Is there such a thing as a 'youth vote'?

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Among the important factors that shape the youth's attitudes on politics are education, religion, family, and class

Quezon City to set up youth desk

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The new Quezon City ordinance provides for a Sangguniang Kabataan desk where information on youth-related projects and programs can be obtained

File photo of QC City Hall

Choose candidates with environmental agenda – youth leaders

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Youth climate advocates from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao challenge candidates to help stop using coal energy and producing single-use plastic, among others

CALL TO ACTION. Youth leaders from across the Philippines gather in a unity declaration protest to stop environmental destruction. Photo by Claudia Gancayco