National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza talks to MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz on Monday, July 17. Watch the interview here.
Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development
Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty, we always give face to these numbers
'It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers, even in small ways'
The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families
2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program, and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide
'It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough. That's why, for them, it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs'
Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House
No one should be discriminated against on the basis of what he or she has achieved because most of the time, achievements are made possible by opportunities, which not a lot of us have
Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City, and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill
During the campaign, President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days. Congressmen are getting in the way.
Another opposition lawmaker, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises
When cops learn about the effects of drugs on users' mental health, 'they are kind with the mentally ill, they refer them correctly' for rehabilitation
President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist
Data from the Bureau of Working Conditions show 48,116 of the regularizations were results of efforts done in 2016; the 1,277 were from the 2017 assessments
President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas. What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?
The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region. Conflict and corruption, however, are getting in the way.
The administration's aim is not only to build homes for the poor but to build them within urban centers. It's a challenge on which past governments failed.
A report from UNICEF also finds that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the world for people aged 15 to 19
For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough
Decades of armed conflict have hampered development in Mindanao, where most of the Philippines' poorest regions are located
'There's no point in praying and fasting when a neighbor goes hungry,' says a fast-food restaurant owner in Tripoli
The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China's Shanghai Nanjiang Group
'There are still over 300 million people living in poverty in this region, and poverty reduction through sustainable and inclusive growth remains an important agenda to us,' says the Crown Prince
Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1
There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is
Which country in ASEAN has the worst traffic? Which has the most powerful passport? Which nation is considered the most corrupt? The statistics may surprise you.
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
A young humanitarian shares her experience that reminded her how so much more needs to be done to put an end to the armed conflicts in the Philippines and to improve the quality of life of Filipinos
The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty
Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte was once the Philippines' poorest municipality. But 7 years ago, the town came together and literally drew a plan for their future.
(UPDATED) The lender says governments in some of the poorest countries in the world should invest in everything from transport, telecommunications, power and water and sanitation
'I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says
Through the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the Duterte administration aims to boost GDP growth to 7-8% and reduce the overall poverty rate to 14% in 6 years
From 40 nursery scholars, Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo, Manila
Crime is a more complex and nuanced issue than many of our politicians will care to admit
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) instead
National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120,000, payable in 30 years
'It is the welfare of the Filipinos, in their millions, that is at the core of the peace negotiations,' reads a joint statement from Rafael Mariano, Judy Taguiwalo, and Liza Maza
People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top, according to a large-scale study
(UPDATED) The budget will be used for NAPC's pilot anti-poverty programs and the services of national government agencies that need more funding
'We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign...to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game-changing policy in higher education,' says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan
The wealth of the world's poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of 6 American businessmen, one from Spain and another from Mexico
'Ituro kung papa'no si Hesus tumanggap sa iba't ibang tao, lalo na sa mga hindi minamahal ng lipunan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says
The DSWD announces on January 3 that it has started providing medical assistance for the poor with funding from President Rodrigo Duterte's Social Fund
The money will be used to fund livelihood programs and strengthen anti-disaster and relief programs, says the social welfare department
There are more than 12,000 families out in the streets of Metro Manila alone
Tycoons like Manny V. Pangilinan, Ramon Ang, and Lucio Tan declare their support for the Duterte administration's bid to unleash the economic potential of violence-stricken Sulu
Recent poverty reduction in the Philippines is certainly encouraging, but there is still a lot of work to do
Once dominated by hacienderos and held back by difficulty in securing loans, sugarcane farmers haven’t had a sweet deal, but some programs aim to change their situation in 2017