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[EDITORIAL] Taal fiasco: Walang plano, kapos sa pondo

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The Philippines is 9th in disaster-risk worldwide, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, visited by 20 tropical cyclones every year, and has 74% of its population vulnerable to disasters. Yet government reduces our calamity fund by P22.9 billion since 2016

Local governments outside Batangas give aid to Taal Volcano eruption victims

Jan 14, 2020 - 9:39 PM

(9th UPDATE) Local governments in Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog provinces, and Mindanao cities send goods, medical teams, and emergency response teams to Batangas

IN NEED. Residents affected by the Taal volcano eruption settle inside an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas on January 13, 2020. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The good mayors need us

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Well-intentioned local chief executives are up against vested interests that reject reforms, as well as temptations that come with power

Young civil servants push for digital transformation in LGUs

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:29 PM

#HackSociety winner AI4GOV wants local governments to use artificial intelligence to improve delivery of services. They also want to empower LGUs to champion digital methods

AI4GOV. Lei Motilla at the #HackSociety pitching emphasizes that 'it's not about simply utilizing available digital tools, but understanding the importance of the 'digital change-management process'


Ombudsman, Panelo, Flynn | Midday wRap

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities

Nov 25, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

RISING FROM DISASTER. Communities in Eastern Visayas rebuild their homes and their lives after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought the region to its knees. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Most Ombudsman cases filed vs LGUs, PNP

Jun 26, 2013 - 8:10 PM

A total of 2 669 cases were filed against LGUs while 1 415 cases were filed against the PNP

COMPLAINTS. Local government officials and policemen had the most number of cases filed against them in 2012. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena