There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is
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
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
Government forces foil an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol. But it's hard to cheer when they let a notorious terrorist leader slip through.
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
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
For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome
'I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says
From 40 nursery scholars, Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo, Manila
National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120,000, payable in 30 years
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The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor issues a moratorium on demolitions around the country until January 2017
(UPDATED) S&P maintains its stable outlook for the Philippines, but highlights a range of 'weaknesses' under the Duterte administration
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
The Vice President, who is also the new housing chief, says this will allow families to afford houses while private firms also earn
A former media relations officer writes about his first boss, the former vice president Jejomar Binay
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
President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have dinner in Delpan but his first Cabinet meeting finished late
Among all the presidents after Martial Law, it was Aquino who vetoed the most number of bills, followed by President Fidel Ramos
'As we commemorate Independence Day 2016, it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice-presidency'
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
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
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
The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one's vote
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
S&P projects growth in real per capita income to rise from the 4.1% recorded last year to 4.4% this year
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.
Standard & Poor's says the Chinese government is facing more economic and financial risks
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The credit rating agency and local and US-based business leaders express confidence the country's next leaders will not disrupt economic momentum
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
With this latest credit rating action from NICE, Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines
The bestselling author details why stock market manipulation may result in a crash bigger than in 2007
The bestselling author tells Filipinos why doing well in school no longer works, and why 'savers are losers'
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
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
This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives
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
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.
S&P cuts the gross domestic product growth forecast for the country to 5.6% this year and 2016
According to urban poor community leaders, the next Philippine president should push for an inclusive and participatory approach to ending poverty
'To break the cycle of poverty, the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological'
President Aquino failed to address these, economists say
'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
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
Former Ateneo De Manila University president Fr Bienvenido Nebres SJ says uplifting the poor should be a concern of every Filipino
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
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