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Court orders QC govt to pay P6M to Payatas dumpsite tragedy victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) The court awards P110,000 worth of damages to each of the 56 plaintiffs, relatives of those who died in the tragedy

TRAGEDY. Rescuers retrieve another body from the smoldering heap of garbage that crashed into a cluster of homes at the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City on July 11, 2000. In the background, a backhoe delicately sifts through the rubbish in hopes of finding more survivors. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Fearing big loss, Payatas hog raisers refuse to surrender livestock

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The proposed P3,000 rate does not sit well with hog raisers because full-grown pigs can be sold for P8,000 to P9,000

NO SURRENDER. Barangay Payatas, Quezon City is home to many illegal hog raisers, some of whom refuse to surrender their pigs for the financial assistance to be provided pale in comparison to the income from their livestock. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Field of hope: Young Filipinas inspire in Street Child World Cup

May 28, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Hear the stories of the Filipinas who beat overwhelming odds to succeed in Russia

PH-Payatas misses podium in Street Child World Cup

May 16, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The all-girls Philippine football team bows to England in the battle for bronze

NO REGRETS. The Philippines-Payatas team settles for 4th, but the players receive another big prize in the form of university scholarships. Photo from Team Philippines Street Child World Cup's Facebook page

PH-Payatas falters vs Brazil in Street Child World Cup semis

May 14, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The Filipino all-girls football squad surrenders a late goal against the defending champions

FOR THE PODIUM. The Philippine team can still secure the bronze medal against England. Photo from Team Philippines Street Child World Cup's Facebook page

Payatas kids see treasure in the trash of barangay, SK elections

May 14, 2018 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) Children as young as 7 sell trash from election campaigns at P8 per kilo in Payatas

TREASURE IN TRASH. Children pick up thrown campaign paraphernalia and sample ballots right outside a polling center in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PH-Payatas nails Street Child World Cup quarters berth

May 13, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The all-girls football team battles Mauritius in the next round

NEXT ROUND. The Philippines-Payatas team hopes to go all the way this time after settling for silver in the 2014 edition.

The Fifth Man

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.

The red mark

Nov 30, 2017 - 1:16 PM

For three months in 2017, the Payatas village hall and the police station demanded the profiling and drug testing of residents they believed were drug personalities. Every household that refused was marked red.

This is where they do not die

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend

'Unified decision' needed on Payatas landfill – DENR exec

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

If you consider the environmental aspects we can say na puwedeng i close pero iba naman yung consideration ng MMDA iba rin naman yung consideration ng Quezon City says Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones

Petitioner asks CA to order probe into Payatas body dumping

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Efren Morillo and his parents fear the timing of the dumping of 2 dead bodies near their home It comes 10 days after they filed charges against Quezon City police

PROBING THE PNP. A petitioner is asking the Court of Appeals to compel the PNP to probe 4 policemen. Background photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Human Rights Watch, war on drugs, SWS survey | Midday wRap

Mar 03, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

A gruesome tale of TokHang: 'Sir, may humihinga pa'

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The incident that led to the first ever legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte s Oplan TokHang is a story made for the movies

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QC gov't appeals closure of Payatas landfill

Jan 21, 2017 - 6:41 PM

But an environmentalist group says the the national government has already given too many extensions to the Quezon City government

DENR wants to shut down Payatas landfill by first quarter of 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says they will no longer allow dumpsites near bodies of water

WATCH: Ateneo students help kids with disabilities through dance

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:35 PM

This year s Civic Movers for the 2016 Move Awards turned their class project into an advocacy they all hope can spark change

COMMUNITY. The group aims to reach out to more communities and eventually turnover the program the parent officers of the CBR centers. Photo courtesy of I'MPOWER

Futsal: Two new venues boost the 5-a-side game

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Courts in Payatas and Merville could help spur growth in the small sided game

BRAND NEW. The new futsal court in Payatas for the Fairplay For All Foundation. Photo courtesy of Fairplay For All Foundation

QC gov't saved P246M in garbage hauling cost – COA

Jul 31, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Quezon City which used to be the biggest spender in Metro Manila when it comes to garbage hauling is able to reduce its volume of trash

'Gapok': Voice of the urban poor amplified in play

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Gapok which can mean brittle or weak is used as a metaphor to describe how the urban poor are treated by the government and the private sector

Payatas FC set to unveil a Futsal Court Of Dreams

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:52 PM

The Fairplay for All Foundation s upcoming 5 a side court aims to use football to transform the lives of urban poor

APEC leaders' kin in PH: NGO visit in Payatas, food trip in Tagaytay

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:08 PM

What did the family members of some APEC leaders do while the latter got down to business at the Manila summit?

SIDE TRIP. Akie Abe, wife of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visits Likha Shop, a livelihood project in Payatas, Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Bahay Kubo Organics: Bringing farming to the city

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The goal of the group is to bring aquaponics to places that need it most: places where you thought it was impossible to grow anything in

MUTUAL BENEFIT. The fish waste gives nutrients to the plants and the plants filter out the water for the fish to swim in. Photo by Dindin Reyes

Filipina social entrepreneur makes it to Forbes' list

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Rags2Riches co founder Reese Fernandez Ruiz is among the 30 people featured in Forbes list of social entrepreneurs under 30

Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

Music and nutrition in Payatas

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Music and nutrition are an unlikely pair but to an organization they prove to be an effective tool against hunger in Payatas

Payatas, poverty, and the peanut butter project

Oct 23, 2014 - 6:55 PM

How can peanut butter save the lives of malnourished children in Payatas?

PH girls rise from bottom to Street Child World Cup finals

Apr 06, 2014 - 6:26 AM

They come from the most vulnerable segments of society but the Philippine girls team has captured the hearts of their nation heading into the finals of the Street Child World Cup

Crystal and Agot celebrating their victory over South Africa. Photo from press release

Metal in your gadgets: Why you should be scared

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Lead mercury cadmium and brominated flame retardants found inside laptops television sets and smart phones present health threats

E-WASTE. Circuit boards contain valuable metals but also toxic ones. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

Without RH law, contraceptives will run out in Payatas

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:40 PM

Only P14 million is allotted for Quezon City s health program when the city actually needs P200 million

LAST ONE. Marife Zaragoza says she's already tired of giving birth. Photo by Rappler

[Dash of SAS] RH Law: In limbo

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The fate of the RH Law rests on the Supreme Court

IN LIMBO. Depending on what the SC decides, the RH Law can either turn into a story of triumph or simply be the story about the bill that took 14 years to sign into law and yet, still remains in limbo. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

Time ticking for Payatas landfill

Mar 06, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A new landfill could quadruple Quezon City s expenses on garbage collection

LANDFILL. The QC government's contract for the Payatas landfill ends in June 30, 2014. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rags2Riches: Opportunities through fashion

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:23 PM

Fashion is not just about style It has to be about substance and sustainability

SCRAPS OF CLOTH WITH ARTISAN SKILL. 'It is possible to have a business that is doing well and doing good at the same time.' All photos by Ed San Juan

In Payatas, turning trash into clean energy windfall

Mar 27, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Payatas the first landfill in the country to have its methane gas converted into power as part of a United Nations program aimed at tackling climate change

ALTERNATE FUEL. In this photo taken on February 21, 2013, workers segregating garbage at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Payatas landfill, Quezon City suburban Manila. The sorted recyclable materials are sifted by machine shredder which are then compacted, and wrapped with plastic and convert them into bales, where they are bought by companies to be used as alternative burning fuel. AFP/Ted Aljibe

Payatas FC celebrates one year

Feb 26, 2012 - 2:46 PM

A new drop in center for the children of Payatas opens 365 days after their football club was formed

AZKALS ASSIST. Azkals players Lexton Moy and Nate Burkey help hand awards to the children of Payatas FC. February 26, 2012. Natashya Gutierrez.