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Anti-mining advocates push for 'rights of nature' law

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues

Stop Killing The Environment. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NGO-led crowdfunding app seeks to aid in disaster response

May 16, 2018 - 1:42 PM

SAFER, the country's first locally-led crowdfunding app, provides quick relief and response to disasters and emergencies

Caritas Philippines: ‘A government that curtails press freedom is insecure'

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Archbishop Tirona says, 'the (SEC) action smacks of a reign of terror, an arrogant and high-handed warning to the media practitioners that do not kowtow to the administration'

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Philippines Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

Groups provide relief aid to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippine Red Cross and Caritas Philippines respond to the needs of those affected by Urduja in Biliran

Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:29 PM

An estimated number of 97 788 families from Marawi or 438 701 evacuees are staying with their relatives or friends in surrounding regions

EVACUEES. NASSA/Caritas Philippines during its rapid needs assessment in one of the evacuation areas in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of NASSA/Caritas Philippines

Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi

May 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Caritas Philippines the social action arm of the Catholic Church initially releases P300 000 to support the relief operations of the Diocese of Iligan social action center

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced

FALLEN. A photo of Wilerme Dorado Agorde is placed on his front door during his wake. Photo by Edwin Gariguez

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Caritas Philippines readies P2 million for typhoon Lawin families

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Caritas Manila is ready to distribute relief goods to Tabuk Kalinga and Apayao

MAN VS NATURE. A man surveys the remains of his house after it was destroyed by super typhoon Haima in Cabagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

Caritas and MovePH partner to tell stories of hope and resilience

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:47 AM

The humanitarian and development arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines partners with the civic engagement arm of Rappler

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Fr. Edu Gariguez and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa pose with representatives from Caritas and MovePH. Photo by Caritas Philippines

Rappler Talk: Fr. Edu Gariguez on faith and resilience

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:11 PM

On Friday September 2 Maria Ressa talks to Fr Edu Gariguez the Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines on why faith and resilience go hand in hand

Mayor denies 'eviction' of 3,000 Yolanda families

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualez says this would be untimely as there are not enough shelters for evicted families

DANGER ZONE. A cargo ship remains stranded as of December 5, 2014, in Anibong village in Tacloban City, which was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines in November 2013. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA