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For parents, ‘to love’ is the ultimate role

When it comes to raising children, it doesn’t matter who does what, or how  Krista Garcia @kristamgarcia Published 11:59 AM, June 21, 2017 Updated 11:59 AM, June 21, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – How far will parents go for their children? On Father’s Day, Eden released “Drayber,” the 2nd installment of the #YakapStories online series. It featured a person shuttling from job to job in a single day – first as a tricycle driver, then as a market vendor, and finally as a car washer. At the end, the person is revealed to be a mother, and we learn why she has…

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5 fun bonding activities to celebrate Mother’s Day

By Alexis Betia Published 3:48 PM, May 11, 2018                       Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it means that the race is on for the Offspring of the Year award this 2018. (READ: 20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas) Kidding (and competition) aside, there’s no gift better-suited for this holiday than spending some quality time with the mothers and mother-figures in your life. Now, you may not win any awards with the following 5 ideas, but they’re…

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Why Holy Week has no fixed dates

Compared to holidays like Christmas, Holy Week doesn’t have fixed dates. Know the reasons behind Holy Week’s seemingly random feast dates. https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/55209-why-holy-week-no-fixed-date Nigel Tan March 23, 2018 PALM SUNDAY. A layman of the Roman Catholic Church blesses palms during Palm Sunday celebrations in Bulacan, north of Manila on April 9, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP    Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in April 2014. Rappler is updating and republishing this to mark Holy Week 2018. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Compared to holidays like Christmas, Holy Week doesn’t have fixed dates. For instance, Holy Week in 2018 runs…

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The Role of Social Media in Women Empowerment

Natashya GutierrezNatashya Gutierrez @natashya_g Rappler May 17, 2017 Social media has swiftly, and widely spread feminism ideologies. Hashtags and online campaigns have given women around the world a voice. Social media has shed light on women’s issues not covered by mainstream media.       This text was delivered as a speech on Tuesday, May 16, at the #SheForShe forum of the French Embassy in the Philippines during the “Women Empowerment through the Media” section. The forum highlights different initiatives of women supporting other women in various fields, and explores the current situation of women in the Philippines. A few years…

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Women’s month: Making change work for women

Rappler.com Published 4:17 PM, March 01, 2018 Updated 4:17 PM, March 01, 2018 Here are the events and activities you should watch out for to join in the month-long celebration of women        MANILA, Philippines – How have women positively shaped the Philippines? The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has announced that the 2018 National Women’s Month celebration will have the theme “We Make Change Work For Women.”  This month aims to celebrate the achievements of women and girls in various fields and recognize their contributions in our society. Here are the events and activities you should watch…

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Patriarchy, Manny Pacquiao and Madonna

Nikki Luna March 22, 2016 Rappler.com In the Philippines, we hardly hear the term patriarchy. It is not a common term. Patriarchy is described as “a social system that values masculinity over femininity. This type of social system dictates that men are entitled to be in charge and dominate women. And it implies that the natural state of gender relations is a dynamic of dominance and submission.” As indicated, patriarchy demands that women be submissive and dependent on men, while men are expected to be physically and emotionally strong. Patriarchy is global but it is more prevalent in a society influenced heavily…

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Filipinos are 3rd Most Ignorant of Key Issues – Report

              According to Ipsos MORI’s ‘Perils of Perceptions 2017,’ Filipinos rank as the third most ignorant people in the world in terms of knowledge on key issues such as murder, terrorism, health, and religion, to name some. Gelo Gonzales Published 5:42 PM, February 08, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – A study revealed that Filipinos are the 3rd most ignorant people in the world in terms of their knowledge of key issues. In other words, when it came to important topics, Filipinos are either ignorant of the facts or misinformed. The revelation came from a study…

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TRIVIA: Mothers and Mother’s Day

Dada Grifon Published 8:30 AM, May 11, 2014 Updated 6:28 PM, May 6:28 PM, May 12, 2014 As we celebrate Mother’s Day, Rappler lists some interesting facts about mothers and this celebration. MANILA, Philippines – For this year, the annual Mother’s Day celebration falls on Sunday, May 11. This celebration is an intimate occasion for Filipinos, as most families reunite and bond for a fun weekend. Part of the tradition in observing Mother’s Day is the giving of flowers, cards and gifts or even treating mothers to a “day off.” Some settle for watching a movie or having a fantastic…

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What’s keeping the Philippines from exclusive breastfeeding?

Rappler August 14, 2014 The Philippines is one of the top nations with the least number of exclusively breastfed children despite its full implementation of the Milk Code TSEK. The Department of Health promotes breastfeeding through its many campaigns. Photo by George Moya/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The situation of the Philippines’ breastfeeding culture is ironic. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the Philippines is one of the 37 countries that fully implements the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes through its Milk Code. The International Code maintains that there should be no form of advertising or promotion of milk formula to…

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National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Nico Aquino April 21, 2016 http://www.rappler.com/ ‘Hunger, malnutrition is a man-made problem, we create this situation and it’s completely preventable’ says Save the Children. CHRONIC MALNUTRITION. Malnutrition in the Philippines is at its worst in 10 years, and it may get worse unless serious steps are taken. Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal MANILA, Philippines – Filipino children are more malnourished than ever. The Philippine chronic malnutrition rate among children aged 0-2 was at 26.2%, the highest in 10 years, according to a recent survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)….

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