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EXPLAINER: What's in it for us if the PH has good credit ratings?

May 09, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The Philippines has its highest credit rating to date. But what does that mean for Filipinos?

S&P upgrades Philippine credit rating to BBB+

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) S&P upgrades the credit rating of the Philippines to BBB+ with a positive outlook on the back of the country's strong economic growth

Senate approves bill on Magna Carta of the Poor

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Senate Bill No. 2121 seeks to address hunger and ensure that the poor will have full and equal access to basic services

ALLEVIATE POVERTY. The Senate approves on Tuesday, January 29 a measure seeking to create government programs to alleviate poverty. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Arroyo creates committee to check urban poor housing

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo creates the panel after residents of a housing project in Quezon City reported cases of land grabbing

OVERSIGHT. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo shakes the hands of residents of NGC West in Quezon City on January 15, 2019. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

More Filipino families considered themselves poor in 2018 – survey

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that the average self-poverty rate in 2018 was at 48%, up by two percentage points from 2017

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families declines in December 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:09 PM

'Injustice is the perverse root of poverty,' says Pope Francis at a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St Peter's Basilica in Rome

JUSTICE. Pope Francis calls on more people to pay attention to the needs of those marginalized in society. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

Duterte names new NAPC lead convenor, PCUP chairman

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Noel Felongco will head the National Anti-Poverty Commission, while Alvin Feliciano takes over the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Charmalou Aldevera is also appointed assistant secretary at the Office of the President.

Hong Kong nonprofit raises $2M for Philippines' poorest

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

International Care Ministries raised millions of dollars for impoverished communities in the Philippines during its 2018 Stepping Free from Poverty banquet

BIDDING. Professional auctioneer Joff van Reenen coaxing one of the guests to bid more for the VP dinner. Photo courtesy of Daisy C.L Mandap

Foodie destination Peru combats malnutrition in children

Oct 07, 2018 - 6:00 AM

'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra

MALNOURISHED. According to the Demographic and Family Health Survey of the National Institute of Statistics two out of every five Peruvian children under the age of 3 suffer from anemia due to a poor diet. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

Another sacked PCUP commissioner back in government

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Manuel Serra Jr is reappointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, this time as a member of the Philippine Coconut Authority governing board

The burden of TRAIN law on Filipino mothers

May 13, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs

A Filipino mother masked with a crying face poses like a balancing weighing scale, during the small protest held on Thursday, May 10 at Mendiola, Manila, to appeal to the government to review the TRAIN law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Duterte appoints Melvin Mitra as PCUP commissioner

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:10 PM

With Mitra's appointment, Duterte has replaced all the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor officials he fired back in December 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 23rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 5, 2018. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appoints Honeylet's cousin as HUDCC deputy secretary general

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Melissa Avanceña Aradanas returns to the Duterte administration 3 months after she was sacked along with other officials of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Supreme Court flag ceremony, High inflation rate expected, EU fund for PH drug rehab program | Midday wRap

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Metro Manila homes reduced to housing – UP professor

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM

'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum

'WHAT IS A HOME?' UP professor Chester Arcillano asks the audience at the UrbanisMO forum what makes a home. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte names Noel Felongco as PCUP chairman

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Felongco is formerly an environment undersecretary and president of the PDP-Laban Central Visayas chapter

Ramon Magsaysay winner appointed urban poor commissioner

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Randy Halasan, an award-winning public school teacher from Davao City, and Normal Brillantes Baloro as Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor commissioners

AWARDEE. Randy Halasan won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2014 for going "beyond the call of duty" as a public school teacher in a remote village in Davao City. Photo from Randy Halasan FB page.

'Beggars can't be choosers': Netizens assess P200 monthly grant to poor families

Jan 11, 2018 - 5:41 PM

While some netizens find P200 too meager, others say the poor have no right to complain

Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on LGBT, Trump on Mueller | Midday wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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Duterte wants LGBT representation in anti-poverty body

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is looking for a 'bright' and 'honest' person to represent the LGBT community in the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 7th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Davao Year-End Gathering at the Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao City on December 17, 2017, invites the LGBT community to nominate a worthy candidate from their community who is capable of taking a seat at the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Among PCUP execs fired: Honeylet Avanceña’s ‘cousin’

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM

PCUP Commissioner Melissa Aradanas and other relatives have dinner with Honeylet and President Rodrigo Duterte in their Manila residence before the President announces his decision to 'fire' an entire commission

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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Duterte slams Ridon's foreign travels: 'You had too much, too soon'

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) 'He travelled about 7 times and to think that the office is an urban poor agency, I simply cannot,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the PCUP chairman he just fired

PCUP chair Ridon: We served 'with integrity and competence'

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'We performed our mandate to the best of our abilities, with integrity and competence, despite the heavy burden of undertaking genuine reform,' says Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor chair Terry Ridon

ON THE WAY OUT. Terry Ridon, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, is set to be replaced, along with all other commissioners of the PCUP. File photo from the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor,

Duterte to fire all execs of Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:43 AM

(2ND UPDATE) One reason for axing the PCUP commissioners is that they have gone on 'junkets abroad,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

GOODBYE, PCUP. President Rodrigo Duterte sees no reason to keep the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Malacañang Photo

Filipino families who consider themselves poor rise to 10.9M

Dec 02, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that as of September, 47% of Filipino families rated themselves as poor, up by 3 percentage points from June

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families rises in September 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pope slams 'indifference' on 1st 'World Day for the Poor'

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Pope Francis urges people not to ignore poverty by believing that 'it's not my business, it's the fault of society'

'END POVERTY.' Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the first World Day of the Poor, on November 19, 2017 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Rappler Talk: Dr. Wataru Kusaka on why the poor support Duterte

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Watch Rappler Talk with Dr. Wataru Kusaka at 6 pm on Friday, September 29

S&P cuts China's debt rating over 'financial risks'

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

S&P, which downgraded China's debt from AA- to A+, is the second major credit ratings agency to slash the Asian giant's rating

This photo taken on April 25, 2017 shows a general view of the central business district in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Petition to increase taxi flag down rate junked due to technicalities

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Due to petitioners’ repeated failure to comply with the foregoing directives the Court deems it appropriate to dismiss the petition says the Court of Appeals

TAXI. File photo of taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

Honesty prevails as parking boy returns cash to owner

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Andrey Macabuhay returns P7 000 to owner Dindo Lorenzo who dropped the bundle of money at a parking lot

HONEST BOY. Andrey Macabuhay is now famous as the "honest parking boy" from Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Dindo Lorenzo

Urban poor communities file case against police drug operations

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NHA faces P10 billion cut in 2018 proposed budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog

BUDGET CUT. The National Housing Authority will suffer a P10 billion budget cut in the proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Growing old in PH margins: Gutom, malasakit, at diskarte

Aug 17, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines’ older adult population is faced with issues that transcend desires for self actualization as it combats the threats of food insecurity house tenure and health care inaccessibility

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says he is just waiting for Congress to pass a joint resolution allowing the distribution of the houses before the turnover of the units to the families

PANDI. Housing site occupied by urban poor group Kadamay in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Tatay Digong' brand, charisma behind Duterte's survey numbers – analysts

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Despite criticism over the drug war President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy majority approval and trust among Filipinos one year into his term

HIGH RATINGS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures in his speech at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City on July 1, 2017. Malacanang photo

Why poverty is not a choice

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is

Rappler Talk: Public opinion on President Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rappler talks to Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda about President Rodrigo Duterte s trust and approval ratings and the continued support of Filipinos for the war on drugs

Palace downplays eroding trust in Duterte among poor

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Urban poor commission chief Terry Ridon says however that the bloody campaign against drugs has affected many of the poor as the operations are done mostly in their communities

CHAMPION OF THE POOR? President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in front of typhoon victims at Pili, Camarines Sur on December 27, 2016. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Bad or good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Government forces foil an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol But it s hard to cheer when they let a notorious terrorist leader slip through

IN PHOTOS: 'Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan'

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The Monday protest dramatizes the poor s struggles

Rappler Talk: Kadamay's #OccupyPabahay: Anarchy or just cause?

Apr 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM

MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm talks to Kadamay secretary general Carlito Badion and Sayreen Grapinag one of the occupiers who was recently freed from detention

Duterte lets Kadamay have Bulacan housing units

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The President promises cops and soldiers that he will personally supervise a new housing project for them in exchange for the units to be given to Kadamay

PROMISE TO SOLDIERS. President Rodrigo Duterte promises soldiers he will give them bigger houses in exchange for the homes to be given to Kadamay. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges 'war on poverty'

Feb 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM

I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

PRO-POOR. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cites the Duterte administration's pro-poor programs after Vice President Leni Robredo called for a 'war on poverty.' File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

WATCH: Teaching urban poor kids the value of education

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:20 PM

From 40 nursery scholars Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo Manila

TRANSFORMED. Juvi Ann is an example of the impact Project PEARLS has had on the Ulingan community. Photo courtesy of Project PEARLS

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120 000 payable in 30 years

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The National Housing Authority said there are 1.5 million Filipinos living in informal settlements that needs relocation. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

Gov't bans demolitions during Christmas season

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor issues a moratorium on demolitions around the country until January 2017

NO DEMOLITION. The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor bans all demolition activities this Christmas season. Rappler file photo