estero - updates

Rappler's latest stories on estero


SM Prime Holdings adopts Parañaque River, estuary

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:40 PM

SM Prime Holdings will help the government improve the water quality of the Parañaque River and Estero de Gallina to the point where they can support aquatic life

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu visits an informal settlement along Estero de Gallina in Pasay City, where some 140 families currently reside in. These families will be relocated by the government. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

Manila to relocate 7,000 families in esteros

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Manila city government is looking into reclaiming a portion of Manila Bay for its housing project with China s Shanghai Nanjiang Group

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Estero kids learn to manage trash through toy libraries

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:21 PM

A group of college students plans to build toy libraries for children living along one of the unsafest canals in Metro Manila

ESTERO DE PACO. A group seeks to build toy libraries for kids living along one of the unsafest canals in Metro Manila. All photos from PACOlayin ang Estero.

What they are hiding from Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Will Pope Francis ever witness the great divide between the country’s rich and poor?

Metro creeks: Less trash, but water quality not improving

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In Metro Manila 70 of households depend on septic tanks which may leak human waste into underground aquifers or don t have septic tanks and get rid of waste unregulated means

Roxas to informal settlers: Don't wait for us to evict you

Jul 25, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Some 75 000 families remain in Metro Manila s danger zones but the DILG secretary says gov t is on track in fulfilling the President s 2013 SONA promise to relocate them

ON TARGET? The gov't says over 75,000 families living in danger zones have yet to be relocated. Photo by Rappler

Families living under Quirino Bridge strive to survive

Jun 04, 2014 - 4:58 PM

For families living in Estero de Pandacan surviving each day is a battle without government support

RISKY PLACE. Shelters made of scrap wood hang only a few feet above the water of Estero de Pandacan.

Aquino: 11,000 Metro Manila families relocated by August

Feb 19, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The relocation will not only bring informal settler families to safer ground it will also help solve the flooding problem in the metro

AT RISK. Informal settler families living on top of waterways are the most vulnerable to floods, earthquakes and disease aside from being major pollutants of the waterways, says the DILG

'Green' houses for Manila's informal settlers

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM

The micro medium rise buildings on Estero de San Miguel can withstand up to magnitude 7 earthquakes

'DANGER ZONES.' A worker collects garbage from an estero in Quiapo, Manila. Families living in Estero de Quiapo will also be moved to "green houses." File photo by EPA

Estero de San Miguel: Where every settler is a Soriano

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Aquino government launches an on site relocation program for informal settlers near Malacañang but rules on choosing beneficiaries are changing

P3.38B released to relocate Metro Manila's estero families

Dec 03, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The amount covers the deficit and cash requirements of constructing housing projects outside the NCR for the months of September and October

MOVING OUT. An initial batch of more than 80 families were relocated from San Juan City to housing projects in Bulacan as part of government efforts to keep civilians away from disaster areas earlier this year. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

55 die daily in PH from lack of proper sewerage

Oct 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM

More than 20 million Filipinos still have no access to proper sanitation and sewage facilities A DENR program aims to address this by 2020

PLAYGROUND. For some kids in Paco, Manila, the flithy creek under Zamora Bridge is their playground. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Palace on relocation critics: We pity 'negastars'

Jun 26, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Lacierda: The government is here to serve to help the people The negastars think everything the government does is wrong

RELOCATION. Earlier this year, the government announced its intention to relocate 100,000 informal settlers living along major waterways. AFP photo

Palace: P18,000 for informal settlers not for 2016 polls

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:46 PM

Malacañang defends Interior Secretary Mar Roxas from concerns that he s using the relocation fund for informal settlers to position for the 2016 presidential elections

MMDA on the hunt for 'lost esteros'

Sep 26, 2012 - 7:00 AM

The Metro Manila Development Authority is searching for lost esteros that are unable to dislodge floodwaters because they have been buried under construction

Estero de Paco today. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Esteros and the river warriors

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The new Estero de Paco showcases how restoring the Pasig River s creeks can help mitigate floods

Estero de Paco today. Photo by Carlos Santamaria