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Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Sep 25, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Thunberg is honored 'for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,' the Right Livelihood Foundation says

GRETA THUNBERG. Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

After tragic landslide, mayor says Itogon to transition to farming

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining

HELP NEEDED. Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan at the operations and relief center at Barangay Tuding. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DOLE gives P3.2M worth of business kits to skilled workers in Albay

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:48 PM

The business kits consist of tools and equipments that will help the beneficiaries to 'start a livelihood quickly and become self-employed,' says Acting DOLE Bicol Region Director Rovelinda dela Rosa

ASSISTANCE. Gertrudes Rosales receives cooking equipment from the Department of Labor and Employment Bicol region office. Photo by Mavic/Conde

Not enough? A beneficiary's take on Robredo's Metro Laylayan

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

A year after the implementation of program, a 53-year-old beneficiary shares her views on the Metro Laylayan livelihood program of Vice President Leni Robredo

Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

DSWD distributes P19.8-M livelihood assistance to Boracay beneficiaries

May 31, 2018 - 9:38 PM

First batch of support from social welfare agency helps over 1,300 Boracay residents and workers

ASSISTANCE. File of the early days of the closure of Boracay when DSWD gives transportation allowances to residents. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker indicted over P14.7-M pork scam

Jan 26, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approves the filing of one count of graft against former Iloilo 5th District representative Rolex Suplico

OMBUDSMAN. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales wants to file all necessary charges in court connected to the PDAF scam before she retires in July 2018. Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The livelihood assistance may be availed of via the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program

MARAWI CRISIS. Displaced residents line up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal Hall, Lanao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Batangas allocates P200M to revive white elephant livelihood center

Nov 22, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The provincial government gives the green light to turn the unused Batangas Port Livelihood Center into a livelihood and commercial hub

Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The Catholic Church through Caritas Manila is planning to provide livelihood programs to help Marawi victims get back on track

Marawi, Pandesal Forum, Pandesal Forum sa Veritas, Caritas Manila, relief, rehabilitation, livelihood

Anti-martial law protesters in Congress held in Camp Karingal

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Charges of disturbance of proceedings are expected to be filed against the 8 protesters when courts open on Monday July 24

KABATAAN 8. Eight members of youth organizations, including 3 volunteer teachers in Mindanao, are held inside Camp Karingal and are set to face charges of disturbance of proceedings for staging a lightning rally inside the session hall of the House of Representatives on July 22, 2017. Photo courtesy of Jose Mari Callueng

WATCH: Protesters disrupt Congress joint session on martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:09 PM

2ND UPDATE Never again never again never again to martial law shout the protesters as lawmakers tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress on martial law in Mindanao on July 22, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ombudsman: 18 gov't officials dismissed over PDAF scam

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) The dismissed officials are also facing graft and malversation charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11

KADAMAY. Members of urban poor group Kadamay in a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9.3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

CHARGED. Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of public fund misuse. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Douglas Cagas

P20,000 livelihood grant available for vulnerable workers

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The cash aid is available through the Department of Labor and Employment s Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program

INFORMAL ECONOMY. Government estimates that there is around 15.3 million informal sector workers. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

Ombudsman dismisses Jinggoy's aide, 13 others over PDAF scam

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The dismissed officials are facing separate criminal charges for their alleged role in the misuse of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's pork barrel

Ombudsman charges ex-Cotabato lawmaker for P19.4-M PDAF scam

Jan 04, 2017 - 4:19 PM

The Ombudsman files two sets of graft charges against former North Cotabato representative and current Vice Governor Gregorio Ipong involving TLRC and DSWD as implementing agencies

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Livelihood scheme teaches Yolanda survivors better financial management

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Community Managed Savings and Credit Association or COMSCA is a community managed initiative where groups in the community mobilize and manage their own savings and provide loans to members

NORMALCY. Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Estancia, Iloilo attend a program on financial management. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

Luistro on first day of Grade 11 rollout: 'Best class opening thus far'

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

At the central office we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic There s none so far says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

OUTGOING AND INCOMING. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and incoming secretary Leonor Briones visit the senior high school Building and students at the Commonwealth High School in Quezon City on Monday, June 13. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

As we commemorate Independence Day 2016 it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice presidency

Manobo leader faces murder raps over Lumad killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Datu Calpit and 37 others face murder charges for the deaths of a school head and 2 Lumad leaders in Lianga Surigao del Sur in September 2015

SUSPECT. Datu Calpit in a mugshot taken when he surrendered for robbery charges earlier this year. Sourced photo

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

Early registration for public school students on January 30

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM

For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school

EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS. Parents look after their children during the first day of school in Batasan Elementary School on June 1, 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ombudsman dismisses 12 govt execs over P54M PDAF scam

Dec 03, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The Ombudsman says the government officials expedited with indecent haste the release of funds for ghost projects

Farmers turn Typhoon Yolanda wastes into livelihood

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Green charcoals are still black in color but are more friendly to the environment

Want to be a senior high school teacher?

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The education department will hire 30 000 teaching staff and 6 000 non teaching staff every year for school years 2016 2017 and 2017 2018 for senior high school under the K to 12 program

SENIOR HIGH. Because of the K to 12 program's senior high school, the education department will hire 30,000 teachers every year for 2016 and 2017. File photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA

The clothespin makers of Bocaue

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

For more than a year the clothespin makers of Bocaue Bulacan have been earning a meager P2 per kilo Most of them receive less than P200 from producing 3 to 5 sacks per week

Mae Pingol makes clothespins with her brother, Jonathan, whose bronchopneumonia has been recurring over the past four years. Their mother earns P200 a day working at a daycare in the village.

Women’s group protects turtles by turning trash into eco-purses

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The recycling project of a women’s group is not only providing livelihood it is also helping Tawi tawi s green sea turtles thrive

Aquino orders abolition of NLDC

Sep 09, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Memorandum Order 85 justifies that the National Livelihood Development Corporation – which was linked to the multi billion peso pork barrel scam – has overlapping functions with other government financial institutions

What TESDA is doing to prepare for tech-voc in K to 12

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:17 PM

A Teacher Representative Mariano Piamonte Jr wants to know if students in remote areas will have access to more sophisticated livelihood courses

CERTIFIABLE SKILLS. Students of Don Alejandro Roces Sr Science and Technology High School get their hands dirty in technical-vocational laboratories. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

School head, 2 lumad leaders killed in Surigao del Sur

Sep 01, 2015 - 9:02 PM

The victims are known for their firm position on ancestral lands and their campaign against human rights violations targeting indigenous peoples

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison in preparation for their reintegration into society

Presentation at Ateneo de Naga University

The Leader I Want: Mar Roxas’ to-fix list for 2016

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Mar Roxas stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

'CONTINUITY'. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas wants to continue the Aquino administration’s good governance and anti-corruption programs, tagged the 'Daang Matuwid.' Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Jejomar Binay's to-fix list for 2016

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jejomar Binay s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

File photo by Agence France-Presse

[Part 3] The MNLF and the United States

Jun 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The brief episode of US Army rule in Muslim Mindanao left a deep imprint on the Muslim popular mind Muslims were impressed with the American warriors but also valued how the American datus governed them

Greener mountains for an Aeta community

May 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The planting of more fruits and vegetables in their settlement areas can help solve hunger among the indigenous people of Tarlac

NO MARKET. While planting taro is one of the main sources of livelihood by the Aetas, they lack the proper means to sell the crops. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How a Marikina community makes a living from 'pests'

May 14, 2015 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED The effort is part of an inter agency project to control knife fish overpopulation in Laguna de Bay

PH NGO wins at global climate change competition

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Hineleban Foundation a Filipino NGO wins the grand prize at an international climate change competition held in France

COA to agriculture dep't: Account for P1.18B PDAF

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:46 PM

The pork barrel of various lawmakers were released to attached agencies of the Department of Agriculture NGOs and local governments from 2005 to 2013

LIQUIDATION. More than P1 billion worth of lawmakers' discretionary funds that were supposed to be used for agriculture projects have yet to be accounted for, the Commission on Audit said in a 2013 audit report. File photo by Rappler

Mindanao's returnees get help with kelp

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Displaced by conflict some Mindanao residents are trying to get back on their feet through livelihood but the temporary nature of their return still poses problems

Ecotourism can provide sustainable livelihood to Filipinos

Feb 23, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The growing boat manufacturing industry will also help spur marine tourism as well as the fishing sector in the country the president of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines says

A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Not everything is a surfer s paradise in Siargao In poor rural communities away from the surfer s beaches residents are working hard to prevent another environmental disaster

THREATENED PARADISE. Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests are one of the largest in the country. Photo contributed by SIKAT

Smelly, sticky, wet: Making it work in the dumps of Tondo

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:58 PM

It s ironic how something only meant to be a temporary housing site can have such lasting effects

PH social enterprise covers 2.5M poor Filipinos - study

Nov 27, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Some 2 5 million Filipinos benefited from social enterprises in the country But the figure could double if government lends a hand in promoting social enterprises

Voices from the ground: How to overcome hunger?

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:59 PM

One main goal of any intervention is to know and support the solidarity within communities recognizing that they are also active members in their own rights beyond being beneficiaries