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Rappler Talk: NAPC chief on Duterte administration's anti-poverty priorities

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:30 PM

National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretary Liza Maza talks to MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz on Monday, July 17. Watch the interview here.

Rappler Talk: NAPC chief on Duterte administration's anti-poverty priorities

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

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

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Why development work is more than just the numbers

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty, we always give face to these numbers

Why development work is more than just the numbers

What if our farmers give up on us?

Jul 09, 2017 - 3:15 PM

'It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers, even in small ways'

What if our farmers give up on us?

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

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

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'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'

Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

I’m not from one of the best schools. So what?

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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

I’m not from one of the best schools. So what?

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

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

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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.

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

What happens when police get basic understanding of drug addiction?

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

What happens when police get basic understanding of drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:07 PM

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

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas. What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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.

Development under Duterte: Why he can't fail Mindanao's youth

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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.

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

1 in 5 children in developed world in relative poverty – UN

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:45 PM

A report from UNICEF also finds that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the world for people aged 15 to 19

1 in 5 children in developed world in relative poverty – UN

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

FAST FACTS: Poverty in Mindanao

May 28, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Decades of armed conflict have hampered development in Mindanao, where most of the Philippines' poorest regions are located

FAST FACTS: Poverty in Mindanao

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

May 27, 2017 - 5:16 PM

'There's no point in praying and fasting when a neighbor goes hungry,' says a fast-food restaurant owner in Tripoli

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China's Shanghai Nanjiang Group

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

May 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'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

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

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

Traffic, crime, passport: Which Southeast Asian country has it worst?

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM

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.

Traffic, crime, passport: Which Southeast Asian country has it worst?

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?

Surviving poverty and conflict in Northern Samar

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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

Surviving poverty and conflict in Northern Samar

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Once PH's poorest, town literally draws path out of poverty

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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.

Once PH's poorest, town literally draws path out of poverty

Asia must spend $26-T on infrastructure by 2030 – ADB

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:06 PM

(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

Asia must spend $26-T on infrastructure by 2030 – ADB

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'

NEDA Board approves dev't plan, vows 'inclusive growth' under Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

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

NEDA Board approves dev't plan, vows 'inclusive growth' under Duterte

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

Why the death penalty is unnecessary, anti-poor, error-prone

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Crime is a more complex and nuanced issue than many of our politicians will care to admit

Why the death penalty is unnecessary, anti-poor, error-prone

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

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

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

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

Leftist Cabinet members: Continue peace talks for benefit of the poor

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'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

Leftist Cabinet members: Continue peace talks for benefit of the poor

Low social rank bigger health risk than obesity – study

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:40 AM

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

Low social rank bigger health risk than obesity – study

Pagcor income to augment NAPC funds

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:02 PM

(UPDATED) The budget will be used for NAPC's pilot anti-poverty programs and the services of national government agencies that need more funding

Pagcor income to augment NAPC funds

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'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

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

8 men own half the world's wealth – Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

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

8 men own half the world's wealth – Oxfam

Cardinal Tagle, priests baptize 400 kids from Manila slums

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

'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

Cardinal Tagle, priests baptize 400 kids from Manila slums

DSWD implements free medicine program for indigents in 5 regions

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:18 PM

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

DSWD implements free medicine program for indigents in 5 regions

DSWD gets P100M from China for anti-poverty programs

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:25 PM

The money will be used to fund livelihood programs and strengthen anti-disaster and relief programs, says the social welfare department

DSWD gets P100M from China for anti-poverty programs

DSWD urges other gov't agencies to help save homeless families

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:25 PM

There are more than 12,000 families out in the streets of Metro Manila alone

DSWD urges other gov't agencies to help save homeless families

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

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

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Can we end poverty in the Philippines through cash transfers?

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Recent poverty reduction in the Philippines is certainly encouraging, but there is still a lot of work to do

Can we end poverty in the Philippines through cash transfers?

Negros sugarcane industry: A bittersweet Christmas symphony

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:41 PM

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

Negros sugarcane industry: A bittersweet Christmas symphony