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Rappler's latest stories on PSF


COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

People's Survival Fund now open to poor, climate-vulnerable LGUs

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:58 PM

After 3 years since its creation the PSF is now operational Local governments and groups are asked to submit project proposals that can help their communities adapt to climate change

VULNERABLE. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Albay, on December 7, 2014. Photo by Zalrian Z Sayat/EPA

People's Survival Fund to be operational by December

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:05 PM

A board member of the fund says a call for proposals from LGUs for climate adaptation projects may be released in August

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS. High waves caused by strong winds pounded the seawall of a port as Typhoon Yolanda hit the city of Legaspi, Albay. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Charism Sayat

P500M allotted for People's Survival Fund, ecotowns

Nov 25, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Local government units have to apply and get their plans approved by a board composed by scientists and experts before they can get funding

WORKING TOWARDS ECOTOWN. San Vicente local government officials mapped out their town's natural resources and vulnerabilities to climate change and disasters. Photo courtesy of Climate Change Commission

CHED to PDAF scholars: We'll take care of you

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The Commission on Higher Education is looking at 3 funds to tap to cover the 400 000 college scholars who used to be funded by lawmakers pork barrel

FINDING WAYS. The Commission on Higher Education will tap in at least 3 funds to sustain the education of about 400,000 PDAF scholars. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

SolGen to SC: Lift TRO on pork barrel

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:09 PM

The government s chief lawyer says the anomalies in the use of the PDAF Malampaya fund and the President s Social Fund are political issues and should not be decided by the court

HANDS OFF, PLEASE. The Office of the Solicitor General asks the Supreme Court not to touch the PDAF and Malampaya fund issues, which are political rather than constitutional. File photo of the Supreme Court justices. Rappler file photo

Best of PH Speculative Fiction: Highly selective

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:13 AM

This collection brings out the best in all possible worlds

A MUST-HAVE. 'The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010' is your ticket into this realm of the fantastic, the strange and the extraordinary. Cover image courtesy of Gabriela Lee from

3 books, one community, countless stories

Jul 29, 2013 - 1:02 PM

It’s not your usual book launch — there was dancing involved And possibly dragons

BOOK LAUNCH WITH DANCING. The launch of 3 books last July 27 coincided with National Dance Day. So what did the authors do? They danced, of course. Image from the PSF Facebook event page courtesy of Gabriela Lee