urbanization - updates

Rappler's latest stories on urbanization

ARTICLE FINDER

[EDITORIAL] Bangungot ng Kamaynilaan: Lalong humihirap ang maging mahirap

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Sa gitna ng lumalalang antas ng pamumuhay sa kalunsuran dulot ng congestion at trapiko, at banta pa sa kalusugan dulot ng virus – saan lulugar ang pobreng mahirap?

[OPINYON] Pahayag ng mga maralita sa 'Balik Probinsya' program

May 29, 2020 - 11:16 AM

'Ang Balik Probinsya Program ay dapat na boluntaryo. Hindi dapat pilitin ang sinumang umuwi sa mga probinsya.'

[OPINION] Breaking the wheel: The rise of bicycle-riding

May 25, 2020 - 12:10 PM

'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'

[OPINION] Diary of a wimpy biker in Metro Manila

May 24, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'At the end of the day, we all just want to get to our home safely and quickly.... If we treat others on the roads as enemies, we really are bound to make enemies.'

[FIRST PERSON] Dilemmas for the urban poor in Barangay Doña Imelda, QC

May 22, 2020 - 1:18 PM

'The barangay should have a bulletin board with reliable, complete, and updated information. Otherwise, the spread of rumors and unverified information creates confusion, even fear.'

[ANALYSIS] How Barangay 178, Camarin uses teamwork during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:49 PM

'Will their trust in the government and private sector responses last long enough for them to survive, or will they be left to their own devices? It is the uncertainty that worries them.'

[ANALYSIS] The situation in Barangay 178, Camarin during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 29, 2020 - 12:48 PM

'In Brgy 178, people are divided as to whether the government’s actions...are enough for everyone. The issue is not so much which government actions are correct or not, but rather what is the community’s best strategy for survival.'

How basic urban design can help protect crowded communities during an outbreak

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:37 PM

Local governments play a big role in including urban design in public health policies and protocols especially as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak

PLASTIC WALLS. The parish in Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City put plastic walls for its makeshift drive-thru, where pedicab drivers and garbage traders can get free meals. Photo courtesy of Fr Gilbert Billena

Farmers trash spoiled vegetables while poor go hungry

Apr 06, 2020 - 5:01 PM

The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules

‘Walang-wala na’: Poor Filipinos fear death from hunger more than coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Rappler speaks with 6 residents from different poor communities. They tell the same story: President Rodrigo Duterte promised them food. But they have received too little to nothing at all.

Residents at a depressed area in Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on March 31. 2020, post a message at a barricade that reads “Gutom na Kami.” The residents said that they are still waiting help and relief goods from the LGU and the national government. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte appoints housing secretary, space agency chief

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:20 PM

HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario will head the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development while DOST's Joel Marciano Jr will lead the Philippine Space Agency

HOUSING SECRETARY. New Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario also serves as Marawi rehab czar. Screenshot from Rappler talk

Build, Build, Build? Evict, Evict, Evict!

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?

If real estate developers cared for our mental health

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live

[OPINION] Slowing down the city

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The nation needs strategic pauses. Slowed-down city living should not be available only to the few and affluent who stay in cloistered and gated subdivisions.

Urban Deca, 8990 Holdings fined P27M for imposing internet provider on residents

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The companies will pay P27.1 million to the Philippine Competition Commission, marking the closure of the first abuse of dominance case in the country

New housing department wants P47.5-billion budget in 2020

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Senator Francis Tolentino proposes that housing funds under other agencies be consolidated under the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development instead

HIGHER BUDGET. DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario at the proposed 2020 budget of Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and its attached agencies. September 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#2030Now: To make metro areas more livable, mayors need urban planners

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems

HIRE URBAN PLANNERS. Practicing urban design consultant Paulo Alcazaren believes traffic is not the problem, rather, it is the lack of an integrated, comprehensive mass transport system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] We need parks, and ones we can actually use

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Government officials, please try to delegate urban planning decisions to actual urban planners

Panelo gives own definition of 'Duterte': 'Incorruptible, courageous'

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also slams the Urban Dictionary, saying its process leads to 'inaccurate, illegitimate, and defamatory' definitions

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected officers of the League of Cities of the Philippines and Liga ng mga Barangay at the Malacañan Palace on August 6, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'A scam, a traitor': Netizen defines 'Duterte' in Urban Dictionary

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The crowdsourced dictionary also defines 'Trump' and 'Imeldific'

East Rembo’s mission to grow their own food

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:29 AM

In this hidden corner of Makati, barangay volunteers are growing pechay, sili, kangkong, eggplant, papaya, and an urban farming movement

How do we build cities inclusive of street vendors?

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'

CROWDED. Street vendors are integral to people's everyday lives in Metro Manila. Photo by Ponch Escobar/rRappler

LOOK: 22-story condominium for the poor to rise in San Juan City

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The planned in-city relocation will be 22 stories tall, with units to be as big as 36 square meters

Antitrust body files case against a condo, mass housing developer

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider

New law creates Department of Housing and Urban Development

Feb 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The new department replaces the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board

On a personal initiative, Marawi City Majul Gandamra, his fami ly and friends donated 46 hectares of land for settlements, consisting of temporary shelters in Bo. Boganga. Photo by Ayunan G. Gunting-Al Hadj

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

WATCH: A day in the life of a modern urban dweller

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:15 PM

For Xandra Ortigas, her area enables her to maximize each day

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Let’s explore the possibilities

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM

It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction


[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment

NHA chief designated HUDCC secretary-general

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Marcelino Escalada Jr takes over the functions of the HUDCC secretary-general while retaining his role as NHA general manager, says Malacañang

Marcelino Escalada Jr General Manager of NHA during the Committee hearing on Urban Development, Housing, and Resettlement at Senate on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

CDO needs P26 billion, 350,000 hectares of land to house informal settlers

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:06 PM

On record, Cagayan de Oro has 51,471 families of informal settlers

community work - residents of CdO NHA-Bayanihan Subdivision participates in applying limestones to their muddy main road. the residents here are victims of Sendong. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte fires HUDCC secretary-general Falconi Millar

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Millar, also an official of the Marawi rehabilitation task force, has been accused of corruption, says Malacañang

HUDCC Usec. Falconi Millar says the rehabilitation and reconstruction can be realized by the fourth quarter of 2021, and that residents can return before 2020.

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.

[OPINION] Why we need to make urban planning inclusive

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.

Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

Rappler Talk: Why is it important to #HackSociety

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Rappler talks to previous #HackSociety winners Pamela Mejia and Robi del Rosario at 5pm on Friday, October 5

U.S. agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

An investigation confirmed that Facebook advertisers could exclude categories such as people who expressed interest in assistance dogs, China, parenting, or the Bible

Iran conducts naval exercise in Gulf – U.S. official

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn

IRAN NAVAL EXERCISE. In this file photo, the Iranian Corvette Admiral Naghdi is seen docking in the Red Sea Sudanese town of Port Sudan on October 31, 2012. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s 'most outstanding'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.

We are losing these 'old friends'

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives

'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.

[OPINION] Manila: Black Panther to the rescue? If only.

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:42 AM

There's urban inspiration in Wakanda

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

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

Sara Duterte returns to Japan for urban planning lessons

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency

JAPAN LESSONS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio heads to a nearby river system in Tokyo, during a visit with other Davao City officials to study Japan's urban planning efforts. Photo courtesy of Councilor Maria Belen Acosta

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

You want parks, sidewalks, plazas? DBM has P2.5B for interested cities

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Interested city governments can submit conceptual designs of proposed projects, which will be evaluated by a team in June

RIVERSIDE PLAZA. A group of students hold a dance rehearsal at the entrance of the Iloilo Esplanade. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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

IN PHOTOS: Australia, PH armies grow closer after Marawi

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The two armies hold the 3rd iteration of the Philippines-Australia Army to Army Exercise at the 10th Infantry Division headquarters in Compostela Valley

Australian Army trains with Philippine troopers March 5 2018. Photos courtesy of the Philippine Army 10ID