Rappler's latest stories on poor
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?
'Ang Balik Probinsya Program ay dapat na boluntaryo. Hindi dapat pilitin ang sinumang umuwi sa mga probinsya.'
'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
The stable outlook comes from the view that the 'unprecedented' US stimulus package will limit the decline in growth and 'set the stage for recovery in 2021'
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.
Fr Fernando Suarez was playing tennis at the Alabang Country Club when he suddenly collapsed
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?
Standard and Poor's expects low oil prices, the US-China trade war, and political turmoil to hurt Dubai's economy
The planned in-city relocation will be 22 stories tall, with units to be as big as 36 square meters
The Philippines has its highest credit rating to date. But what does that mean for Filipinos?
(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 Bill No. 2121 seeks to address hunger and ensure that the poor will have full and equal access to basic services
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo creates the panel after residents of a housing project in Quezon City reported cases of land grabbing
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
'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
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.
International Care Ministries raised millions of dollars for impoverished communities in the Philippines during its 2018 Stepping Free from Poverty banquet
'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra
President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.
Manuel Serra Jr is reappointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, this time as a member of the Philippine Coconut Authority governing board
Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs
With Mitra's appointment, Duterte has replaced all the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor officials he fired back in December 2017
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
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'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum
Felongco is formerly an environment undersecretary and president of the PDP-Laban Central Visayas chapter
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
While some netizens find P200 too meager, others say the poor have no right to complain
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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
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
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(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
(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
(2ND UPDATE) One reason for axing the PCUP commissioners is that they have gone on 'junkets abroad,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
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
Pope Francis urges people not to ignore poverty by believing that 'it's not my business, it's the fault of society'
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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
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
Andrey Macabuhay returns P7 000 to owner Dindo Lorenzo who dropped the bundle of money at a parking lot
Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities
The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog
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
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
Despite criticism over the drug war President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy majority approval and trust among Filipinos one year into his term
There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is