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Rappler's latest stories on grassroots


Japan signs P41-M assistance to 5 local government projects

Mar 22, 2019 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) The projects will benefit communities in Aurora, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao

SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT. The Japanese ambassador to the Philippines, Koji Haneda, says the grants should help improve the living conditions of vulnerable sectors. Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Japan-Press

What's so unique about PH football? Just ask Soca Loca

May 19, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Malaysian startup aims to spur the growth of Philippine football with a new mobile app

DEVELOP THROUGH TECH. Sayf Ismail (center) advocates the use of technology to grow the predominantly traditional sport of football. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitationals holds inaugural national championships

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The BBi national tournament will open on Tuesday, March 13 at the Blue Eagle Gym

EXPANSION. The BBi now holds a national tournament for the U-17 and U-12 age groups on its 3rd year. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Jr NBA Philippines 2018 aims for 35,000 Filipino participants

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Jr NBA Philippine recommits to uplift the grassroots basketball program of the Philippines

TIP OFF. Jr. NBA Philippines brings another chance for the Filipino basketball youth to nurture and improve their skills. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lawyers, human rights defenders, advocates back Leni Robredo

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:01 PM

To champion her is to elevate our shared aspirations for gender equality peace and sustainable development the group says

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Kiefer Ravena hopeful 3x3 gets added to UAAP calendar

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Ravena shares the UAAP Board is already considering adding 3x3 basketball to its calendar as early as next season

3x3 IN THE UAAP? Kiefer Ravena hopes 3x3 basketball will successfully make it to the UAAP calendar soon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Coca-Cola Cup harks back to yesterday while building football's future

Dec 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

A new football program recalls the Coke Go For Goal program of the eighties while helping mold new talent

Juliana Macarubbo (white) battles for possession with Junalyn Espritu in red. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Pilipinas Cup shows limitations and promise of PH youth football

Nov 02, 2015 - 1:34 PM

The future of Pinoy football was on display in Nuvali last week There is reason to hope but much work needs to be done

I, Pagasa, in black and green, play the Indonesia U13 team in red. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Outgoing German football consultant has encouraging, sobering words for Pinoy football

Jun 30, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Thomas Roy who has been in the Philippines to help nurture grassroots football says it will be a big challenge to grow the sport domestically

“The coaches are doing their best, but as long as you have few youth players, it's going to be very hard," Thomas Roy says of the grassroots program in the Philippines. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Q and A: Salud believes shooting is the future of Gilas – Part 2

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Salud suggests a strategy for Gilas Pilipinas grassroots recruitment and stresses the importance of improving Filipino players outside shooting for the future

Azkals' Gier launches football program in UK

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Inspired by the Under 11 Azkals training in UK Rob Gier launches Zenith Soccer Tours with hopes of exposing Filipino kids to football in Europe

Rob Gier shakes the hands of Filipino Fans after the Azkals' Suzuki Cup semis match against Thailand.

Philippine Football Federation wins Grassroots Award in AFC Gala

Dec 01, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The Philippine Football Federation bagged the President Recognition Award for Grassroots Football during the awards night gala of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Asian Football Confederation in Manila

AFC President Shaikh Salamn bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (L) poses with PFF President Mariano "Nonong" Araneta at the AFC gala. Photo by Josh Albelda

Imperial Manila? 'Conditional' budget hinders LGUs

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says that instead of empowering LGUs ‘alternative’ but ‘restrictive and conditional’ sources of funds reduce their autonomy

LGU BUDGETING. Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. questions the Interior and Local Government Department's 'alternative' budget programs. October 2014 file photo from Senator Marcos' Facebook page

PH wins Gold Open Gov’t Award in New York

Sep 25, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The Philippines wins an award for its Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program from the Open Government Partnership

RECOGNITION. Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman accepts the Open Government Award awarded to the Philippines. Photo from DSWD Twitter account

Filipino youth: Safeguard your ‘patrimoney’!

May 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

With no SK elections this year the youth need to know how money meant for them will be spent by barangays all over the country

DILG to grant P2 B to CAR for anti-poverty projects

Apr 25, 2014 - 3:05 PM

The projects were identified through the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process GBPB

DILG to prioritize Yolanda areas for anti-poverty projects

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:07 PM

DILG is hoping local governments can draft clear plans for spending the money

PBA, Coca-Cola launch 3rd Youngstars program

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Grassroots program Coca Cola PBA Youngstars returns for a third run aiming to reach out to more than 7 000 aspiring ballers across the nation

YOUNGSTARS RETURN. Atty. Adel Tamano (L) and PBA Commissioner Chito Salud (R) sign the agreement for the third Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Citizens wanted: Attend your barangay assembly day

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Billions of pesos are at stake at this year s first barangay assembly

FROM DILG. A poster on the Barangay Assembly. Linked by Luisito Gepuela

Exciting times for Fil-Ams

Oct 19, 2013 - 2:18 PM

In my journey of telling the Fil Am story I learned we would never be able to protect ourselves if we don t elect people into positions of leadership