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Licuanan proud of leveling opportunities in public, private education

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Many of the first batch of scholars in state universities and colleges graduated with honors. It shows that 'talent and intelligence is normally distributed, but opportunity is not,' former CHED Patricia Licuanan says.

LICUANAN's LEGACY. Former chairperson Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about what she believes is her legacy in CHED. File by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program

MORATORIUM. The Department of Social Welfare and Development eyes to lift the moratorium on accepting new 4Ps beneficiaries before Christmas.

'The strength of a people is measured by the welfare of the weak'

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'Throughout the years... the Philippines has never expressed collectively, in its Constitution or any other legal instrument, that our strength as a nation depends on how we look after the weakest part of it'

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

FATHER OF THE NATION. President Rodrigo Dutere attends as guest of honor during the 140th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education UniFAST instead

'FUND UNIFAST'. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia issue a joint position paper on the tuition-free policy. Dominguez file photo from Joel Liporada/Rappler; Diokno and Pernia file photos from Malacañang

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game changing policy in higher education says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

Can we end poverty in the Philippines through cash transfers?

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Recent poverty reduction in the Philippines is certainly encouraging but there is still a lot of work to do

Children of CCT beneficiaries must attend school. Photo courtesy ADB

P2.6 billion spent on CSR programs in 2015 - LCF

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:15 AM

League of Corporate Foundation member companies spent a total of P2 6B for their CSR programs centered around the UN s Sustainable Development Goals

COMMITTED. Members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) receive their plaque of recognition for their many years of membership in the league. Photo by Dulfo P. Dulfo/Rappler

COA scores poor implementation of gov't scholarship program

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Out of over a thousand potential beneficiaries for schoolyear 2015 2016 less than 50 students are covered by the Expanded Students’ Grants in Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation and the Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program due to implementation flaws

Expect higher fees in 304 private colleges in 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017

Cebuano supporter on her vote for Roxas: 'I want continuity'

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Liza Morga a 56 year old Cebuana clings to Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas promise to continue the Aquino administration s flagship poverty alleviation program the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

WARM WELCOME. Cebuano supporters of the Liberal Party (LP) warmly welcome presidential candidate Secretary Mar Roxas during the campaign rally held at Capitol Site, Cebu City on Wednesday, April 27. Photo by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on poverty alleviation

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

All presidential candidates say they will continue the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program But what will the program be like under their administration?

ENDING POVERTY. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development is the flagship social protection program of the Aquino government.

Leni Robredo hopes for anti-poverty job if elected VP

Oct 31, 2015 - 6:43 PM

If I will be given a chance to be elected as VP I want to be on the ground with the common people as this is the closest to my heart Robredo tells local Liberal Party leaders in Albay

Guingona wants Pantawid program beyond Aquino term

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Senate Bill No 2960 seeks to ensure the continuation of DSWD s conditional cash transfer program to improve poverty reduction efforts in the Philippines

Where is money to fight poverty going?

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:42 PM

By letting communities decide what projects to implement DSWD s anti poverty program aims to empower the poorest Filipinos for inclusive growth

Rappler Talk: Ending hunger and poverty in the Philippines

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Rappler talked to the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the World Food Programme on Monday June 29 about the impact and importance of hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation programs in the Philippines

LIST: Private colleges with higher fees in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED A total of 313 private colleges and universities will increase their tuition and other school fees for academic year 2015 2016

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

CONVERSATION: #EndPoverty

Oct 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

From the everyday things like treating everyone equally to problems with government policy netizens gave their two cents on what needs to be done to eliminate poverty

Social entrepreneurship: Ending poverty from the bottom up

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:09 PM

What is important for a social enterprise is that we build a sustainable enterprise something that will last explains Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto

World Bank downgrades PH growth forecasts

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The bank blames this on the economy’s slow start in Q1 and weak government spending

First graduate, beneficiary of CHED grant: I'm teaching in my hometown

May 25, 2014 - 1:43 AM

The first ever college degree holder in her family is grateful for the support she has received from taxpayers money

BIG HELP. Fresh graduate Mayrell Abrogena is grateful for the support given to her by the Commission on Higher Education. Photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

PPP against poverty

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:53 AM

It is in the interest of big business to invest in social marketing initiatives that alleviate poverty

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'Probe P50-M cash transfers to ghost beneficiaries'

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus says recent COA findings support the call made by solons in 2013 to look into government s flagship anti poverty program

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul

CHED: DAP boosts state universities

Oct 29, 2013 - 3:58 PM

The bulk of the DAP allocation for infrastructure and facilities goes to the University of the Philippines and Mindanao State University systems

SUPPORT. The highly-criticized DAP allocation helped boost the capacity of state colleges and universities, Commission on Higher Education chairperson Dr Patricia Licuanan says. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

House approves Magna Carta for the poor

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:29 PM

The measure aims to provide poor families and individuals with sustained opportunities for growth and development