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'Uutang muna': For a hair braider, life goes on after Boracay closure

Apr 29, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months

HAIR BRAIDS. Michelle used to braid hair along the shores of Boracay. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

A cook's plight after Boracay closure: From P3,000 to none

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education

COOK. Hanafi Indar Barani is a cook who moved to Boracay 15 years ago. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DILG to file cases vs Aklan local gov't officials over Boracay neglect

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island

GREEN SHORES. The algae-tinged shores of Boracay is said to be an indication of high levels of water pollution. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Businesses brace for Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown

INFORMAL ECONOMY. A kid builds a sand castle with "Boracay" on its facade, earning a few pesos from his handwork. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Gov't assistance during Boracay closure not enough' – residents

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:53 PM

There are complaints that the transportation allowance granted by the DSWD is not enough, especially to those travelling to places far from Boracay

LONG LINES. Residents affected by the closure line up at the operations center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DILG designates Densing as 'overseer of federalism'

May 05, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs pimaco Densing III is designated to oversee the Local Government Academy particularly in handling federalism matters

Recto: P850M in DOST's 2016 budget for post-grad scholarships

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:08 AM

These MS and PhD graduates in science form the bedrock of our development If we want to grow this is one urgently needed human capital we must develop

Iloilo Yolanda survivors: No use asking gov't for help

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Under the national government s comprehensive plan Iloilo province will need P20 billion in rehab funds Residents say they haven t even received the few thousands of calamity fund since a year ago

STILL IN TENTS. Displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 8, 2013, Ninfa Hablo, 63, and others from Botongon village in Estancia town, Iloilo, are still living in tents. Photo by Julie Silvederio/Rappler

'Last leg' before K to 12: DepEd gets highest budget

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto outlines the crucial initiatives to be funded by the proposed P365 billion DepEd expenditure for 2015

FUNDING EDUCATION. Students at Casili elementary school in San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal carry their own chairs during the opening of class. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Back to school for 20.9M public school students

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Aside from Yolanda rehabilitation efforts the education department is also working on ways to mitigate a common problem of schools in urban areas: overcrowding

DepEd increases subsidy for students outside NCR

May 31, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The government now provides a subsidy of P7 500 to deserving elementary school graduates outside Metro Manila who wish to pursue their secondary education in private schools

Families of 4 Yolanda heroes to each get P100k

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:18 PM

The Civil Service Commission honors 3 fire officers and a PAGASA weather observer who were killed in the line of duty during the strongest typhoon in recent history

PH basic education: 'Cramming' toward ASEAN 2015

Dec 03, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The PH schools should be ready both ways – so it can send students to other ASEAN schools and be absorbed easily and to be ready to accept int l students