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Most OFWs in Dubai opt to share living quarters to save on rent. They also become more vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.
As President Rodrigo Duterte prioritizes stranded OFWs, 'probinsyanos' stranded in Metro Manila struggle to find ways to return home
The longtime Duterte aide, criticized for being 'epal,' is featured in almost every episode of Laging Handa PH, a public briefing supposed to be dedicated to COVID-19
With the pandemic, the Department of Transportation finds a golden opportunity to push the controversial PUV modernization from the back burner
Where government falls short of providing aid to the poor and vulnerable, private donors step in
There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence
The risks are aggravated by how workers may lose their jobs if they fail to report to work
(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms
The coronavirus pandemic unmasks yet again the abusive relationship between the police and prostituted women. Local governments have not been of much help.
(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers
BPO workers who get exposed to the virus while on the job have to quarantine themselves without regular pay
Rights groups call for the urgent release of children dealing with abusive conditions in some youth detention centers, now compounded by the coronavirus threat
Months after the Duterte government launched its cash aid program, there are still persons with disabilities – the target priorities for the program – who have yet to receive a peso
If the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sees the ABS-CBN shutdown as a counterinsurgency issue, that's because the task force is meant to sniff out 'rebel influence' from anywhere
Supposedly at the helm of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, the PCOO reposts misleading content against media from an anti-communist government page
At least 60 Filipino health care workers have died from the novel coronavirus disease, as the United States continues to grapple with the pandemic
Despite her fears, Dr Judith Jimeno's clinic in Leganes town, Iloilo remains open for non-coronavirus patients. It's part of her passion to save lives.
A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities
With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest
More than 3 months into the coronavirus crisis, Duterte’s messaging is just more of the same. But a crisis often demands flexibility and the willingness to communicate what people need to hear.
Outside of the health care profession, these young Filipino-Americans work silently day in and out, putting their lives on the line to serve others
Owing to the couples' frontline experience, a father and his son recovered from the potentially fatal disease
(UPDATED) Neglecting migrant workers for decades catches up with Singapore as it battles the coronavirus
It took a pandemic for the national government to realize the need to buy directly from farmers
Alquin Flores knows there are people who look down on his job. But he vows to keep on collecting their trash to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Lupus patients struggle to find supplies of a drug they've taken for years when it becomes a potential cure for COVID-19
After President Rodrigo Duterte orders soldiers and cops to 'shoot dead' quarantine violators, Filipinos' frustrations reach a tipping point on social media
Advocates and lobbyists urge the UK government to now grant legal status to all undocumented migrants and refugees
Rappler speaks to several Filipinos in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19
Three weeks into the government's emergency subsidy program, around 75% of qualified families nationwide are still waiting to receive aid
Out of a job due to the lockdown, Victor Lero decides to volunteer as a shuttle driver for health workers in Metro Manila. He is scared of COVID-19, but he braves the front lines to keep his family alive and help other Filipinos.
'It's quite a scary and exhausting time to be a doctor. So we just need to protect ourselves and serve who we can,' says a pediatrician whose wedding has been postponed by the pandemic.
There are about 30,000 Filipino nurses in the United Arab Emirates, many of them working in the front lines. One of them proclaims she is an Overseas Filipino Warrior.
Like the prisoners, their families also feel trapped with nowhere to go. Their fear is compounded by the agonizing wait for the Duterte government's action.
A sudden deployment ban on health workers during the coronavirus outbreak exposes once more the plight of Filipino nurses who have fought decades for better working conditions
Funeral homes strengthen their existing protocols in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But with rising number of deaths, some owners hope others will also step up and help.
In the emergency room, Dr Kirstie de Luna is on a race against time to help cure every patient who comes her way. But not all lives can be saved.
As the United Kingdom grapples with the pandemic, Filipino nurses contend with inadequate protection, changing policies, and an uncertain future
Jeprel del Prado is aching to go back home to Pangasinan. But this physician chooses to stay in Manila to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and make sure their small, private hospital does not run out of much-needed staff and supplies.
Barangay officials cry for help in providing relief packs and dealing with confusing messages and guidelines from the administration
Ensuring public health comes with a hefty price tag: job losses, business closures, and a peak in populism
[FRONTLINERS] After being infected, losing a loved one: Cavite doctor won't stop treating COVID-19 patients
The coronavirus brought unimaginable darkness to Dr Cherry Abu's life. She got infected, lost her mother-in-law to the disease, and suffered discrimination. But these won't stop her from returning to the front lines.
Micro enterprises make up 88.5% of businesses in the country and employ as much as 28.9% of total private sector employees. They are struggling to survive as they await government.
In a nation overwhelmed by a pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo shows how government can effectively work with private citizens to fight COVID-19
(UPDATED) It's a choice between a deadly increase in coronavirus cases and needing to restart the economy whose downtime has left thousands jobless and hungry
The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
As Iligan's sole infectious disease specialist, it is Dr Leonell Quitos' duty to protect his people against COVID-19. Every day, he fears for his life.
Rappler speaks with 6 residents from different poor communities. They tell the same story: President Rodrigo Duterte promised them food. But they have received too little to nothing at all.
Former health secretary Manuel Dayrit says the number of cases reported daily is the 'picture 7-10 days ago at best' due to the time it takes to process COVID-19 tests
Some overseas Filipino workers in coronavirus-affected countries deal not only with the fear of getting sick, but also with days of ‘no work, no pay’ that may last indefinitely