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Why poverty is not a choice

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is

Why poverty is not a choice

Rappler Talk: Public opinion on President Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rappler talks to Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda about President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and approval ratings, and the continued support of Filipinos for the war on drugs

Rappler Talk: Public opinion on President Rodrigo Duterte

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Urban poor commission chief Terry Ridon says, however, that the bloody campaign against drugs has affected many of the poor as the operations are done mostly in their communities

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Bad or good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Government forces foil an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol. But it's hard to cheer when they let a notorious terrorist leader slip through.

Bad or good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol

IN PHOTOS: 'Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan'

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The Monday protest dramatizes the poor's struggles

IN PHOTOS: 'Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan'

Rappler Talk: Kadamay's #OccupyPabahay: Anarchy or just cause?

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM

MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, talks to Kadamay secretary general Carlito Badion and Sayreen Grapinag, one of the occupiers who was recently freed from detention

Rappler Talk: Kadamay's #OccupyPabahay: Anarchy or just cause?

Duterte lets Kadamay have Bulacan housing units

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The President promises cops and soldiers that he will personally supervise a new housing project for them in exchange for the units to be given to Kadamay

Duterte lets Kadamay have Bulacan housing units

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges 'war on poverty'

Feb 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM

'I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges 'war on poverty'

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:20 PM

From 40 nursery scholars, Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo, Manila

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120,000, payable in 30 years

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor issues a moratorium on demolitions around the country until January 2017

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Duterte, De Lima, Yahoo | 6PM wRap

Sep 23, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Pia Ranada

Duterte, De Lima, Yahoo | 6PM wRap

Philippines' crime war a risk for economy – ratings agency

Sep 21, 2016 - 5:53 PM

(UPDATED) S&P maintains its stable outlook for the Philippines, but highlights a range of 'weaknesses' under the Duterte administration

Philippines' crime war a risk for economy – ratings agency

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude oil prices are low and impact on inflation is almost negligible

Poor to be shielded from fuel excise tax increase – DOF

Robredo eyes private partnership to address housing backlog

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Vice President, who is also the new housing chief, says this will allow families to afford houses while private firms also earn

Robredo eyes private partnership to address housing backlog

To my first boss, former VP Binay

Jul 09, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A former media relations officer writes about his first boss, the former vice president Jejomar Binay

To my first boss, former VP Binay

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Five NAPC officials urge the new lead convenor of the anti-poverty body to defend the integrity of the agency amid attacks by her colleagues in the Left

NAPC officials to Maza: 'Consider facts' before judging agency's performance

VLOG: Duterte caps inauguration with solidarity dinner with the poor

Jul 01, 2016 - 7:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have dinner in Delpan but his first Cabinet meeting finished late

VLOG: Duterte caps inauguration with solidarity dinner with the poor

Aquino: 81 bills rejected in 6 years

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Among all the presidents after Martial Law, it was Aquino who vetoed the most number of bills, followed by President Fidel Ramos

Aquino: 81 bills rejected in 6 years

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

'As we commemorate Independence Day 2016, it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice-presidency'

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

May 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey reflect an improvement in self-rated poverty in all regions except in Mindanao, the lowest in over 4 years

SWS: 10.5M Filipino families identify as poor in Q1 2016

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now

May 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM

For now, Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch all keep the country’s credit rating at investment grade as the country prepares for a Duterte presidency

PH keeps investment grade ratings – for now

Cebuano supporter on her vote for Roxas: 'I want continuity'

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Liza Morga, a 56-year-old Cebuana, clings to Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas' promise to continue the Aquino administration's flagship poverty alleviation program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Cebuano supporter on her vote for Roxas: 'I want continuity'

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one's vote

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank

PH credit ratings at risk if 'wrong' leaders elected – Palace

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:17 PM

The Palace says economic improvements made in the past years will only be put to waste if Filipinos elect the wrong leaders on May 9

PH credit ratings at risk if 'wrong' leaders elected – Palace

S&P affirms PH’s BBB rating, projects incomes to rise

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:01 PM

S&P projects growth in real per capita income to rise from the 4.1% recorded last year to 4.4% this year

S&P affirms PH’s BBB rating, projects incomes to rise

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation, the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer. How feasible those promises are is another story.

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Standard & Poor's says the Chinese government is facing more economic and financial risks

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

2016 VP race, PH economic reforms, Maria Sharapova | 12PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

2016 VP race, PH economic reforms, Maria Sharapova | 12PM wRap

S&P: Change in PH leadership unlikely to reverse economic reforms

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:34 PM

The credit rating agency and local and US-based business leaders express confidence the country's next leaders will not disrupt economic momentum

S&P: Change in PH leadership unlikely to reverse economic reforms

'Gapok': Voice of the urban poor amplified in play

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Gapok, which can mean brittle or weak, is used as a metaphor to describe how the urban poor are treated by the government and the private sector

'Gapok': Voice of the urban poor amplified in play

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:54 AM

With this latest credit rating action from NICE, Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Robert Kiyosaki: ‘Biggest’ market crash likely in 2016

Dec 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The bestselling author details why stock market manipulation may result in a crash bigger than in 2007

Robert Kiyosaki: ‘Biggest’ market crash likely in 2016

Robert Kiyosaki: Traditional school is useless

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The bestselling author tells Filipinos why doing well in school no longer works, and why 'savers are losers'

Robert Kiyosaki: Traditional school is useless

APEC 2015: Robust Internet needed to link MSMEs to global supply chain

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:26 PM

The Philippines' slow Internet bandwidth could be putting the brakes on its own attempts to push its micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to the forefront of the Asia-Pacific region

APEC 2015: Robust Internet needed to link MSMEs to global supply chain

Gov't asks village residents to help validate list of poor families

Nov 11, 2015 - 5:56 PM

The social welfare department has conducted an assessment of households nationwide, and wants to make sure it has an 'accurate, complete, and reliable' final list of those needing assistance

Gov't asks village residents to help validate list of poor families

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Inflation continues to drop, hits 0.4% in September

Oct 06, 2015 - 3:11 PM

The low inflation environment in the first 9 months of 2015 is seen to persist throughout the rest of the year, the NEDA chief says

Inflation continues to drop, hits 0.4% in September

The clothespin makers of Bocaue

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

For more than a year, the clothespin makers of Bocaue, Bulacan, have been earning a meager P2 per kilo. Most of them receive less than P200 from producing 3 to 5 sacks per week.

The clothespin makers of Bocaue

S&P lowers anew GDP forecast for Philippines

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:32 PM

S&P cuts the gross domestic product growth forecast for the country to 5.6% this year and 2016

S&P lowers anew GDP forecast for Philippines

Urban poor's #TheLeaderIWant: Consult, listen, deliver

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:41 PM

According to urban poor community leaders, the next Philippine president should push for an inclusive and participatory approach to ending poverty

Urban poor's #TheLeaderIWant: Consult, listen, deliver

How poverty affects street children psychologically

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

'To break the cycle of poverty, the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological'

How poverty affects street children psychologically

4 urgent economic concerns for Aquino's successor

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:30 PM

President Aquino failed to address these, economists say

4 urgent economic concerns for Aquino's successor

Aquino: PH will be 'first-world' within generation if reforms continue

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:00 PM

'This is just the beginning, you haven’t seen anything yet,' President Aquino says as he details in his last State of the Nation Address the economic gains under his watch

Aquino: PH will be 'first-world' within generation if reforms continue

S&P cuts 2015, 2016 PH GDP forecast

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Standard & Poor's lowers its forecast for the country to 6% this year and the next, citing a phase of ‘steady state of slower growth’ in the Asia-Pacific region

S&P cuts 2015, 2016 PH GDP forecast

[Executive Edge] Mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Former Ateneo De Manila University president Fr Bienvenido Nebres SJ says uplifting the poor should be a concern of every Filipino

[Executive Edge] Mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The latest upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency is the 22nd positive rating action for the country from international credit rating agencies like S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Street-smart Cebu student gets help from donors

Jun 28, 2015 - 10:43 PM

After a photo of him studying outside a fast food chain goes viral, 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera gets new school supplies and lights to help him study better

Street-smart Cebu student gets help from donors