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FYI: Kemas persoalan pangan untuk kepedulian anak muda

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Forum for Young Indonesians akan digelar pada Minggu, 22 Oktober, di Main Hall Haji Usmar Ismail, Jakarta Selatan, dan mengusung tema ‘Our Food, Our Future’

Panitia FYI saat gelar konferensi pers di Jakarta pada 18 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FYI

Marawi evacuees to get DSWD aid for 2 months after returning home

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Food packs will be given to those who stayed in evacuation centers and those who fled to homes of relatives or friends

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced residents lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[OPINION] World hunger is increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:21 PM

As disasters compete for our attention, they make it harder for people in poor, marginalized and war-torn regions to access adequate food

IMPOVERISHED. In this file photo, Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

MMDA reroutes PUVs in bid to ease Marcos Highway traffic

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Public utility vehicles are now prohibited from loading and unloading passengers in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta Lucia East Grand Mall

How did the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act help empower the community?

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act

Malaysian firm wants to replicate Putrajaya at New Clark City

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM

MTD Capital Berhad proposes a P121.8-billion, 207-hectare national government administrative center outside the Philippines' capital

CLARK GOV'T OFFICE. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) receives unsolicited proposal from MTD Berhad Capital to establish the New Clark City National Government Administrative Center through a joint venture agreement. Artist perspective of New Clark City courtesy of BCDA

Stranded? Report transportation problems using #CommuterWatch

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and private groups will use the hashtag to monitor reports shared by stranded commuters

SC affirms CA ruling on Smokey Mountain project

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The case involves the 1993 agreement between private firm R-II Builders and government housing agencies to develop the Smokey Mountain landfill in Tondo, Manila

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN. Supreme Court affirms the decision of the Court of Appeals that favored developer R-II Builders on the legal battle over the botched Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Modern wharf for Puerto Princesa Underground River

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The construction of the P100-million Sabang Integrated Wharf Development project will begin in the second quarter of 2018, and is expected to be completed in 5 years

SOON TO RISE. A rendering of the wharf to be built in  Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayuga in Puerto Princesa City. All images from the PPUR Management Office

Pro-poor? Drilon questions 'minimal' increase in social services budget

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:44 PM

'There appears to be a disconnect between the increases in the budget of the social services sector and the infrastructure sector,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says during deliberations on the proposed DSWD budget for 2018

HOPE. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is the main anti-poverty mechanism of the Philippine government. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DSWD to give early recovery interventions to Batangas Clash victims

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The DSWD Calabarzon field office already responded by sending non-food items, composing of 500 pieces of malong, sleeping mats, and kitchen utensils

EARLY RECOVERY. DSWD will provide early recovery interventions to the Batangas Clash IDPs

Alliance Global moves into infrastructure, proposes Skytrain

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Andrew Tan's new infrastructure subsidiary Infracorp Development announces its arrival with an unsolicited bid for a monorail project that would link Guadalupe, Makati to Bonifacio Global City

Drivers-only car ban in EDSA may lead to ‘colorum’ carpools – LTFRB

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says drivers who accept payment from passengers in a 'carpool' should get a franchise

SIT-DOWN NEEDED. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says they need to meet the MMDA to discuss carpooling. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Helping never stops for 79-year-old Tatay Eduardo

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Senior citizen Eduardo Albonia is among the Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda awardees for his volunteer work at Group Home, a shelter for abandoned elderly women

VOLUNTEER. Tatay Eduardo, 79 years old, is a volunteer at a shelter for elderly women. Photo by Iona Mendoza

Ubial, De Lima, Trangia | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

MMDA proposes to ban drivers-only cars from EDSA

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:32 PM

(UPDATED) The proposed 'Edsa ban' is in line with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's plan to encourage carpooling

ADD A PASSENGER. MMDA urges encourages the public to share their rides to reduce traffic. Rappler file photo

'That really happens' says MMDA chair in dip in Duterte's ratings

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:04 PM

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim says the traffic is not the only reason for the 19-point decline in President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating in Metro Manila

'IT HAPPENS'. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says it is normal for ratings to drop. File photo by Rambo Talambong/Rappler

Drilon alarmed by 70% drop in housing budget from P15B to P4B

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proposes that the administration's intelligence funds be slashed to boost the 2018 budget of the housing sector

PUBLIC HOUSING. A government housing site in Pandi, Bulacan. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Classes in all levels suspended in Metro Manila November 16-17

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Metro Manila mayors make the decision in consideration of the ASEAN Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings in November

Ombudsman fines ex-Daanbantayan mayor over Yolanda aid distribution

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Augusto Corro initially disqualified residents of a 'no-build zone' from receiving financial aid, but it is later found that their area is not considered a danger zone

YOLANDA FUNDS. The Office of the Ombudsman finds a former mayor of Cebu guilty of simple neglect of duty for unclear guidelines in the qualifications for a financial assistance. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Is pension for all possible?

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:59 AM

How can the Philippine government implement a universal social pension?

Duterte appoints newly retired Army chief to BCDA Board

Oct 05, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Glorioso Miranda is the latest in the growing list of former military officers in the Duterte administration

NEW APPOINTMENT. Newly retired Philippine Army chief Glorioso Miranda is the latest in the growing list of former military officers in the Duterte administration.

Thinking Pinoy didn't tell Senate he won consultancy at BCDA

Oct 05, 2017 - 2:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Based on a document downloaded by Rappler from a government website, blogger Rey Joseph Nieto clinched a P30,000 ($587) consultancy contract with BCDA

GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT. Blogger Rey Joseph Nieto, also known as Thinking Pinoy, didn't tell the Senate in a hearing on October 4, 2017, that he also won a consultant deal with the BCDA. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rising food prices push PH inflation higher in September

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Faster price increases are recorded for corn, fish, and vegetables, among others, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority

4 in 10 senior citizens still have no access to pension – COSE

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly

STILL WORKING. Senior citizen Arturo Fabular continues to sell ice cream daily to sustain his family's needs.

Pernia wants changes in Senate version of tax reform bill

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

There could be fewer infrastructure projects if the Senate version will be adopted, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

ALMOST HALF. According to DOF estimates, the Senate's version of tax reform would only yield P59.9 billion in total incremental revenues. This is less than half of the P133.8 billion under the version approved by the House of Representatives in May. Rappler graphics

PH plans to lower required capital for foreign retailers

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:15 PM

From the required minimum paid-up capital of $2.5 million under Philippine law, the government wants to make it $200,000 – a 92% cut

RELAX RESTRICTIONS. The plan to liberalize retail trade would form part of the 'shortened' list of investment areas or activities reserved solely for Filipinos, which is set to be released by the government by end-2017. File photo

How to avail of PhilHealth coverage for senior citizens

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Senior citizens may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs or the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas

MANDATORY COVERAGE. Republic Act 10645 provides all senior citizens with health insurance care of PhilHealth.

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LGUs' failure to liquidate funds threatens DSWD’s feeding program

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Over P7 billion worth of funds for the Supplementary Feeding Program remain unliquidated by local government units

NUTRITION. Mothers during a feeding program in Malabon on May 10, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The art and science of ‘hugot’

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For a program to work, and for change to really stick, it never hurts for people working in development to pause and look up from the program framework, do a deep dive in the communities they are working in, and dig deep to unearth the insights that drive behavior

DOTr employees file complaint vs Tugade over Clark transfer

Sep 30, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The DOTr Employees Association accuses Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade of failing to conduct a public bidding for the new office and neglecting to attend to the needs of the affected workers

ACCUSED. DOTr employees sue Secretary Arthur Tugade and undersecretary Glen Guzman for rushing their transfer to Clark. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DSWD to test new equipment for rapid emergency communications

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Newly-acquired communication equipment will be tested during the 3rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, September 27

RAPID COMMS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will test the newly acquired satellites. Photo by DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau

ADB retains PH growth outlook, sees no signs of economy overheating

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Asian Development Bank retains its forecast of 6.5% GDP growth for 2017 and 6.7% for 2018, while noting that infrastructure investment and receding inflation will fuel the economy

Some Marawi evacuees to get temporary housing before Christmas

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:16 PM

HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario says they plan to distribute the first batch of 275 housing units by the middle of December

REMAINS. What's left of Marawi City as the war between the government and terrorists continues. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robinsons Retail Holdings to replace EDC on PSEi

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

This comes as the soon-to-be delisted EDC's public float drops below the 12% minimum requirement

Housing sector’s proposed 2018 budget lowest in 10 years

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The housing agencies will get a budget of P4.7 billion next year – around 92% lower than the P68 billion budget that the HUDCC requested

PANDI. Inside a resettlement site in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

2,000 DSWD positions remain unfilled despite P2-B surplus funds

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Majority of the unfilled positions are memorandum of agreement workers under contract-based arrangements with the DSWD

CONTRACTUAL DESK. DSWD workers manning the crisis intervention unit of the department are employed through contractual arrangements. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Deaf in Albay given 'voice' to fight for their sexual rights

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Manila-based Forum for Family Planning and Development has been holding workshops on reproductive health and rights in Albay province for the past 3 years

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

House to file Bangsamoro commission version of BBL next week

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:54 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

LEDAC MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the  with the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) at the Malacañang Palace on September 20, 2017. Photo by Robinson Niñal Jr/Presidential Photo

Ombudsman indicts Floirendo for graft over Tadeco deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file graft charges against Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr for having financial interest in the government's deal with Tagum Agricultural Development Company

Sept 21 protest organizers to Duterte: Why limit space for rally?

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:52 PM

According to the Movement Against Tyranny, the space assigned by the National Parks Development Committee to the group can only accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 people. The group expects tens of thousands to join its activity.

LIMITED SPACE? The area assigned to the Movement Against Tyranny protest can only accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 individuals.

Senate panel OKs P60-B agriculture budget

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:34 PM

'We'll have to make do with whatever was given to us,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery – ILO

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

7 in 10 victims are women and girls, while 25% are children

152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

Senate OKs bill requiring economic managers to report to Congress

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

The bill will mandate the Department of Finance, National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Central Bank to report biannually to Congress on fiscal and monetary policies

REPORT. The Senate has passed the bill seeking to require the country's economic managers to report biannually to Congress. Malacañang file photo

Fariñas to enforcers: Don't apprehend lawmakers for minor traffic violations

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The House Majority Leader says congressmen should be allowed to proceed to Batasan to work, and Speaker Alvarez will turn them over to traffic authorities after the session

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cities parliamentary immunity from minor traffic violation apprehension in a House transport committee hearing on Monday, September 18. File photo

Megawide's proposed East-West Railway to cost $1 billion

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The railway would be an elevated 9.4-kilometer train line from Diliman, Quezon City to Lerma, Manila

FIRST RAIL DEAL. Megawide will exercise its option to buy up to 60% of the equity of East-West Railway Project upon incorporation of special purpose vehicle. Photo courtesy of Megawide

#2030NOW: Curbing hunger and restoring children's dignity

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:33 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals include achieving zero hunger, minimizing stunting by 40%, and reducing childhood wasting to less than 5%

UNITED FOR NUTRITION. Eunice Braga of Ogilvy & Mather presents United for Healthier Kids battle against malnutrition. Rappler photo