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IN PHOTOS: Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:04 PM

More than a hundred activists hold a Holy Week-themed protest to highlight the suffering of the urban poor, farmers, and students

STOP THE KILLINGS. A performance artist lay in the pavement to symbolize the peoples suffering during the Kalbaryo ng Mamamyan protest in Manila on April 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

Kadamay members leave gov’t housing site in Bacolod

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Over a thousand informal settlers vacate the site after a dialogue with local executives, housing officials, and police and military representatives

GOING HOME. Informal settlers leave the government housing site in Bacolod City Friday afternoon, August 31. Photo courtesy of Merlinda Pedrosa

Kadamay members camp out at housing site for cops, soldiers

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Informal settlers from different areas in Negros Occidental are looking to occupy the housing units which have remained mostly unoccupied for years

HOUSING WOES. Informal settlers from all over Negros Occidental at a housing site for cops and soldiers at Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City on August 30, 2018. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

HOAX: Kadamay's Arellano asks Duterte to prioritize basic needs over boxing

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:43 PM

There are no official reports of Kadamay Chairperson Gloria 'Ka Bea' Arellano asking President Duterte for free water, food, and electricity

Screenshot of a July 17 Facebook post claiming that Kadamay Chairperson Gloria 'Ka Bea' Arellano asked Duterte to give them free water, electricity and food

Kadamay members fueled violence – NutriAsia

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:28 PM

NutriAsia spokesperson Thelma Meneses says they have not sued any Kadamay members. She also insists that the condiments company does not engage in illegal labor practices.

[OPINION] Why the hate on the homeless?

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Kadamay’s continued actions, have forced us to take a look at the homeless and re-evaluate our own situation

Duterte to order SAF vs Kadamay if they occupy more gov't housing

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Pagka lumaban kayo at namatay kayo, problema ninyo 'yan,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells urban poor group Kadamay after they attempt to occupy housing units in Rizal

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

IN PHOTOS: Kadamay march to oust Duterte

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The urban poor group cites President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-poor policies and his failed promises to resolve homelessness, job insecurity, contractualization, and rising prices of basic goods

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leftist groups on Piston leader's arrest: Gov't obviously paranoid

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay

STRIKE. In this file photo, Piston leader George San Mateo was talking to Quezon City police during the October 2017 transport strike. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Long wait for new homes leaves some Kadamay members jobless

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Kadamay members who joined the Occupy Bulacan movement in March say they can't complete the requirements for job applications because their barangay won't issue them residence certificates

9 MONTHS. Kadamay members' ownership of the housing units they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan remains pending 9 months since they staged their movement. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Kadamay calls for swift action on idle houses for police, soldiers

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:26 PM

It's been 9 months since the urban poor group took over thousands of unoccupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan

Violence marks ASEAN 2017 protests in Manila

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:16 PM

More than a hundred protesters are injured from the protest actions during the 31st ASEAN Summit

Various protest groups roit near the US Embassy to protest US Pesident' Trump's visit to the Philippines during the ASEAN Leader's Summit on November 13, 2017

Homeless protesters have boodle fight while ASEAN leaders hold gala

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The protesters at Mendiola Bridge prepare steamed rice, dried fish, fish crackers, and instant noodles at the same time ASEAN leaders and guests are served a 4-course dinner

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

SCHEDULE: Protest activities during ASEAN Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) They will raise policy issues that they believe to be 'inappropriate for the country' during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit, November 12-14

'P15-B ASEAN summit budget should have gone to the poor' – Kadamay

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Militant group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap says the P15-billion budget for the ASEAN summit could have been used to provide basic social services for the poor

Beneficiaries waive ownership of nearly 2,000 Bulacan housing units

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Beneficiaries from the AFP, PNP, and BJMP waive ownership of the housing units – majority of which are occupied by Kadamay – but a joint congressional resolution is still needed to allow redistribution

HOUSING. Kadamay members who occupied idle housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Night King

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Artists and activists burn a Game of Thrones-inspired effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte in a protest rally against extrajudicial killings and Martial Law

DSWD calls for release of minors detained in Pasig facility

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Two minors – aged 12 and 13 – have already been released while 8 are still detained without a court order

BARIKADANG BAYAN. Residents of East Bank Floodway in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City set up barricades at the entrance of their community as defense of their homes against demolition threat on August 31, 2017. Photo by Kathy Yamzon

41 Kadamay members arrested in Pasig over protest vs demolition

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Kadamay members protest the impending demolition of their houses in the Manggahan Floodway area

NHA faces P10 billion cut in 2018 proposed budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog

BUDGET CUT. The National Housing Authority will suffer a P10 billion budget cut in the proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says he is just waiting for Congress to pass a joint resolution allowing the distribution of the houses before the turnover of the units to the families

PANDI. Housing site occupied by urban poor group Kadamay in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte warns Kadamay not to repeat occupation of houses

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Either batutain kayo o pag lumaban kayo ipagbabaril ko kayo the President tells Kadamay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma: Go Negosyo Kapatid for Marawi' ceremony at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 25, 2017, reassures the families of the law enforcers that he will raise a P50-billion trust fund to cover the educational expense for their children. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MAP: Where are the unoccupied housing sites for police and soldiers?

May 30, 2017 - 9:05 PM

76 housing sites have been built for the police and the military across the Philippines but they have an occupancy rate of only 13

How incentives drive Duterte policies on drugs, housing, China

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens governments can also dangle incentives to other governments

Kadamay takeover poses threats to security, democracy – Alejano

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:57 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano claims Kadamay set up checkpoints inside the government housing project in Bulacan making it difficult for beneficiaries and local officials to enter the premises

KADAMAY THREAT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano joins other lawmakers in a press conference after inspecting NHA housing sites in Pandi, Bulacan a few weeks after thousands of Kadamay on April 25. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

VLOG: Inside a housing unit in Pandi, Bulacan

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The National Housing Authority says a housing unit s land area is 40 square meters while the floor area of the house is 20 square meters

Members of Kadamay will now enjoy living at the government low cost housing they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan the after president Rody Duterte announce Tuesday, at the Philippine Army anniversary to award the to Kadamay members. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bulacan housing payments drop after Kadamay takeover

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Housing officials tell lawmakers some residents refuse to pay the P200 monthly amortisation in Pandi town since Kadamay members are living there for free

GOVERNMENT HOUSING. People go about their day at a governrment housing site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11

KADAMAY. Members of urban poor group Kadamay in a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't employees, informal settlers to get idle PNP, AFP houses – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The National Housing Authority asks Congress to approve the re awarding of more than 55 000 idle houses as these were specifically meant for cops and soldiers under the law

RE-AWARDING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says idle housing units for the PNP and AFP personnel will be given to government employees such as public school teachers and municipal and barangay employees. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Bulacan informal settlers urge NHA to approve housing applications

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Members of Partido Manggagawa in Bulacan say their applications have been pending with the National Housing Authority for two years and counting

LEGITIMATE. Informal settlers in Bulacan urge the National Housing Authority to approve their application that has been pending since April, 2015. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Detained Kadamay members freed on bail

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The release of the 40 detained Kadamay members comes ahead of the courts’ closure for the Holy Week

SENIOR CITIZENS. DSWD Undersecretary Malou Turalde appeals for the release of the senior citizens for humanitarian reasons. Photo from DSWD

Daughter of oldest detained Kadamay member seeks mother's release

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Epifana Rufa 83 is the oldest Kadamay member detained in Camp Karingal over charges of trespassing and coercion

SENIOR. Epifana Rufa, 83, is the oldest detained Kadamay member in Kamp Karingal, Quezon City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Occupy Bulacan: How the urban homeless won shelter

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:58 AM

After the successful takeover of idle government housing in Bulacan urban poor group Kadamay sets its eyes on other sites in the province

OCCUPY BULACAN. Members of urban poor group Kadamay occupied idle housing sites in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Ruy Martinez/Rappler

Taguiwalo appeals for release of detained elderly Kadamay members

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Senior citizens have been arrested with a group for occupying a site from which they were evicted They sleep on pavements wooden planks at Camp Karingal

FREE THE ELDERLY. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo calls on Quezon City authorities to release the detained senior citizens who are among those arrested in a movement organized by Kadamay.

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:22 PM

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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

PROMISE TO SOLDIERS. President Rodrigo Duterte promises soldiers he will give them bigger houses in exchange for the homes to be given to Kadamay. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government subsidized homes only to realize it s a burden

RESETTLEMENT. A housing project of the National Housing Authority in Caloocan City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kalbaryo ng maralita

Mar 24, 2016 - 1:17 PM

An annual protest uses the traditions and symbols of the Holy Week to depict the every day struggle of the poor for better lives

PEOPLE'S CALVARY. Kalipunan Ng Damayang Mahihirap parades a 12-foot installation sculpture of visual artist, Toym Imao during today's ?#?Kalbaryo2016?. The artwork depicts the economic hardships of poor Filipinos. Photo by Kathy Yamzon

Kalbaryo protest seeks Aquino's resignation

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:26 AM

For urban poor groups kalbaryo – suffering – is not only recalled during the Lenten season but defines their life under the Aquino administration

Year of the poor: Meet Nanay Mameng

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Nanay Mameng isang dula is a play centering on 86 year old Mameng in her hospital room Mameng meets Sakit a creature representing her diseases and that of society

Protest art: The effigies of PNoy in 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 1:48 PM

From a lapdog to a pig faced pork barrel king activists depict President Benigno Aquino III through different images mirroring his supposed failures in office

Road widening shoos Tondo informal settlers

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:16 PM

When the road widening project is completed there will be 6 lanes each in the northbound and southbound directions

Demolition attempt turns violent in QC

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Informal settlers along Agham Road throw rocks broken glass and feces at policemen who were carrying out demolition plans