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Poorest Filipinos feel inflation at 8% in August 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 5 percentage points in August 2018 compared to the same month last year

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:08 AM

How are your families preparing for a major disaster?

Filipino household workers can fly to Kuwait next week – Bello

May 23, 2018 - 3:58 PM

'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

WORKERS' PLIGHT. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gives updates on the welfare of overseas Filipino workers at a Senate hearing on May 23, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Saudi OFW allegedly forced by employer to drink household bleach

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The DFA says Agnes Mancilla, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, 'remains in serious but stable condition' after her employer allegedly made her swallow household bleach

[OPINION] Challenges in deploying Filipino household service workers to China

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:29 PM

China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino household service workers, but there will be challenges and restrictions

INFOGRAPHICS: Labor orders in 2017 meant to ease workers’ burden

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.

Household helper graduates cum laude

May 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lucille Guiquin shares her inspiring story–from being a household helper to finishing as cum laude at the STI College in Cubao with the support of the family she works for

#ClimateActionPH: How we calculated your household’s carbon emissions

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Here’s the explanation on how we got the values in the Household carbon footprint interactive page

Japan emperor to address nation amid abdication reports

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:50 PM

An Imperial Household Agency spokesman says Akihito s address via video will be broadcast at 3:00 pm 0600 GMT on Monday August 8

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bid Farewell during the send off ceremony Saturday, January 30, 2016 to conclude the state visit to the Philippines. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Japan monarchy roiled over abdication reports

Jul 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

UPDATED The Imperial Household Agency the government body that runs royal affairs offers a categorical denial

NOT STEPPING DOWN. This file picture taken on January 2, 2016 shows Japanese Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers gathered for the annual New Year's greetings at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan Emperor planning to abdicate – media

Jul 13, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Under Japan s current Imperial Household Law which governs the status of the emperor there is no legal mechanism for abdication Any move to step down would therefore require a revision of that law

ABDICATING? A file picture dated January 2, 2015 shows Japan's Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass from a balcony during the New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Bank lending, liquidity up in May

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Domestic liquidity grows by 13 5 to hit almost P8 7 trillion says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Ailing Thai king treated for excess fluid in spine and brain

May 21, 2016 - 9:15 AM

The wheelchair bound monarch has spent most of the past two years hospitalized for a series of ailments with very few public appearances and speeches

AILING KING. Thai well-wishers pray for the health and a swift recovery for King Bhumibol Adulyadej next a picture of they king (C) at the Sahathai Samakom Pavilion inside the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand, February 18, 2016. File photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

DSWD: Over 67,000 4Ps families at risk of reverting to poverty

Apr 05, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Another 983 816 families covered by the second round of assessment for Listahanan are also identified as transient poor

PH banks' lending expands by 15.8% in January

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Loans for production activities rise by 15 6 led by real estate while loans for household consumption increase by 16 3

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:54 AM

With this latest credit rating action from NICE Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines

UP A NOTCH. The upgrade anchors on improved government transparency and enhanced environment backed by expanded infrastructure

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside the poorest PH homes

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:29 PM

The Philippines is praised by other governments worldwide for its booming economy but actual Filipino homes paint a different story

Taiwan increases pay of foreign house service workers

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:20 PM

They deserve the pay raise after [the rate] has remained stagnant for 18 years says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

MIGRANT WORKERS. A known labor-sending country, the Philippines gets a boost in the economy through the remittances of overseas Filipino workers. File photo by Agence France-Presse

#PugadBaboy: Eatiquette punchline 3

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Eatiquette

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Eatiquette punchline 2

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00 AM

'Enhanced' system safeguards Pantawid program – DSWD

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Over 15 million households in the Philippines are expected to be assessed by the DSWD s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The latest upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency is the 22nd positive rating action for the country from international credit rating agencies like S P Moody’s and Fitch

How big is the middle class? Is it benefiting from economic growth?

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In 2012 the income share of the middle class can be estimated at about a third of total household income in the Philippines

PH labor chief defends Filipino helpers vs HK pol's remark

Apr 23, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Labor Secretary Baldoz says Regina Ip Lau Suk yee s remarks that Filipina maids are home wreckers is a personal opinion [and] not perceptions of the general Hong Kong populace

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 7: Tini's lesson on saving

Mar 21, 2015 - 2:17 PM

On the last episode of Kwentong HiganTipid Tini wraps up all that she s learned about being a super saver So how did that work out for her?

Avoid summer burnout: SOS tips for busy parents

Mar 13, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Save on time money and electricity while spending more time with your family

Savings calculator: Peso pinching habits you should know about

Mar 02, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Want to know if you are maximizing your spending? Try out this savings calculator and see how matipid you are

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 6: Tamang pagtitipid

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Tini s got something to share in this week s episode of Kwentong HiganTipid Read on to see what has her smiling

Buying power unchanged for almost half of Filipinos

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:55 PM

A Kantar Worldpanel survey shows 48 of Filipinos saying their buying power is unchanged since 2013 while 19 from class ABC say it decreased last year

Small HiganTipid steps towards big dreams

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Who says big dreams are unattainable? Make a roadmap to your dreams and see how small steps can lead to great benefits

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 5: Tini's challenge

Feb 07, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Looks like Tini and her family are facing a challenging time How can her tipid ways help them out?

Quiz: Are you really being matipid?

Jan 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Take this short quiz to see if your spending habits are really saving you money in the long run

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 4: New year, new Tini

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Has Tini become the tipid mom she aims to be for the new year? Read episode 4 of Kwentong HiganTipid to find out

Holiday Higantipid tips to stretch that peso

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:02 AM

How do you save on household expenses without compromising quality? Read this list for a few tips

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 3: Tini takes control

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Tini s tipid habit have had a negative effect on her household Has she learned her lesson?

Kwentong HiganTipid Episode 2: Aling Tini gets it wrong

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:08 AM

You’ve met the family Now let’s see how certain habits can cause a catastrophe

Fewer Filipinos yielding to 'small scale' bribery – poll

Nov 25, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The results of the survey commissioned by the Office of the Ombudsman also show that poor families are more likely to cave in to solicited bribes at government offices to avail of social services

How spending less is costing you more

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Who doesn t want to save a buck or two? While choosing cheap seems like a good option sometimes it can actually be working against you

How recycling trash puts food on the table

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:08 PM

On World Food Day 2014 find out how a village s organic waste management puts healthy food on the tables of the hungry

Gawad Listahan: DSWD to award top LGU data users

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:43 AM

LGUs with active social protection projects and programs benefiting the Listahanan identified poor are encouraged to enter the competition

Solving the energy crisis by empowering the people

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Dear President Aquino: Your administration can be remembered for making the Philippines a leader in climate adaptation – but first cut the red tape

Nurturing an investment mindset for OFWs

May 20, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Just like anyone who wants to be financially independent OFWs need to nurture an investment mindset Here are some tips to get you started

Labored days

May 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Is the cheap labor of our local economy the way that it should be? And if the Philippine economy could one day pay fair wages to our household help would you be willing to cook clean and do your own laundry?

A housewife's economic theory

Mar 24, 2014 - 11:08 AM

There is something wrong with economic theories that do not quantify and recognize that reproductive work is a crucial input or investment made every day by women

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to lower your electricity bill

Jan 05, 2014 - 4:40 PM

With a little strategy you can greatly lower your energy consumption and your bill

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Clean your cleaning tools: here's how

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:59 AM

As you accomplish your de cluttering routine don’t forget to include those cleaning tools in the list

SUPER CLEAN. Your anti-germ arsenal needs maintenance too.