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In the face of an unseen enemy, communication down to the grassroots is key, according to the mayors of Odiongan, Romblon; Tabaco, Albay; Barugo, Leyte; Oras, Eastern Samar
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto began his term by cleaning up the local government’s procurement process and auditing its assets. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the city had money to help every household, and then some.
Only 34% of the Duterte administration's flagship infrastructure projects are being implemented, so far
‘The local government should be felt. ’Pag nag-lockdown ka, ’tapos pinabayaan mo ang mga tao, ’wag ka na,’ says Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal
Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’
The House of Representatives passes a controversial bill that could endanger the progressives, Moros, and Lumad among them due to terrorist-tagging
From Washington to Manila, religious freedom is set to become one of the most enduring debates of the coronavirus era
The Filipino youth will bear the brunt of the anti-terror bill's long-lasting effects
While distance learning for basic education students is a challenge, it's even more so for teachers figuring out how best to teach students with disabilities
(UPDATED) The 'Balik Probinsya' and 'Hatid Probinsya' programs are sending coronavirus-positive patients to their home provinces, where healthcare systems are fragile
Theater artists face a tough season as the pandemic rules out mass gatherings, but as the nation itself goes through this difficult chapter, Filipino thespians say the art of storytelling will flourish in adversity
The Philippines is among many governments in the world that had to suspend the processing of freedom of information or FOI requests because of the pandemic
Barangay Addition Hills is a coronavirus hot spot in Mandaluyong City. A huge fire on June 1 leaves at least 1,000 families distraught over what will happen next.
Caught in a maze of tests and government requirements, returning overseas Filipino workers stuck in quarantine are forced to hustle just to get home
More commuters are seen to shift to alternative modes of transportation, as the capacity of public transportation will be reduced come GCQ
UV lights, faucets with motion sensors, and visual cues for physical distancing are just some of the latest trends as businesses reopen
Most OFWs in Dubai opt to share living quarters to save on rent. They also become more vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.
As President Rodrigo Duterte prioritizes stranded OFWs, 'probinsyanos' stranded in Metro Manila struggle to find ways to return home
The longtime Duterte aide, criticized for being 'epal,' is featured in almost every episode of Laging Handa PH, a public briefing supposed to be dedicated to COVID-19
(UPDATED) With the pandemic, the Department of Transportation finds a golden opportunity to push the controversial PUV modernization from the back burner
Where government falls short of providing aid to the poor and vulnerable, private donors step in
There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence
The risks are aggravated by how workers may lose their jobs if they fail to report to work
(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms
The coronavirus pandemic unmasks yet again the abusive relationship between the police and prostituted women. Local governments have not been of much help.
(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers
BPO workers who get exposed to the virus while on the job have to quarantine themselves without regular pay
Rights groups call for the urgent release of children dealing with abusive conditions in some youth detention centers, now compounded by the coronavirus threat
Months after the Duterte government launched its cash aid program, there are still persons with disabilities – the target priorities for the program – who have yet to receive a peso
If the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sees the ABS-CBN shutdown as a counterinsurgency issue, that's because the task force is meant to sniff out 'rebel influence' from anywhere
Supposedly at the helm of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, the PCOO reposts misleading content against media from an anti-communist government page
At least 60 Filipino health care workers have died from the novel coronavirus disease, as the United States continues to grapple with the pandemic
Despite her fears, Dr Judith Jimeno's clinic in Leganes town, Iloilo remains open for non-coronavirus patients. It's part of her passion to save lives.
A drop in reported cases of abuse during the lockdown may not be good news as it could point to victims having a harder time reporting crimes to authorities
With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest
More than 3 months into the coronavirus crisis, Duterte’s messaging is just more of the same. But a crisis often demands flexibility and the willingness to communicate what people need to hear.
Outside of the health care profession, these young Filipino-Americans work silently day in and out, putting their lives on the line to serve others
Owing to the couples' frontline experience, a father and his son recovered from the potentially fatal disease
(UPDATED) Neglecting migrant workers for decades catches up with Singapore as it battles the coronavirus
It took a pandemic for the national government to realize the need to buy directly from farmers
Alquin Flores knows there are people who look down on his job. But he vows to keep on collecting their trash to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Lupus patients struggle to find supplies of a drug they've taken for years when it becomes a potential cure for COVID-19
After President Rodrigo Duterte orders soldiers and cops to 'shoot dead' quarantine violators, Filipinos' frustrations reach a tipping point on social media
Advocates and lobbyists urge the UK government to now grant legal status to all undocumented migrants and refugees
Rappler speaks to several Filipinos in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19
Three weeks into the government's emergency subsidy program, around 75% of qualified families nationwide are still waiting to receive aid
Out of a job due to the lockdown, Victor Lero decides to volunteer as a shuttle driver for health workers in Metro Manila. He is scared of COVID-19, but he braves the front lines to keep his family alive and help other Filipinos.
'It's quite a scary and exhausting time to be a doctor. So we just need to protect ourselves and serve who we can,' says a pediatrician whose wedding has been postponed by the pandemic.
There are about 30,000 Filipino nurses in the United Arab Emirates, many of them working in the front lines. One of them proclaims she is an Overseas Filipino Warrior.
Like the prisoners, their families also feel trapped with nowhere to go. Their fear is compounded by the agonizing wait for the Duterte government's action.