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Downtown Cebu City sidewalk vendors given Sunday noon deadline to relocate

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:40 PM

The deadline complies with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to remove obstructions by September 29

VENDORS. Market vendors take up part of a road in Cebu City. Photo from Mayor Edgar Labella's Facebook Page

COA questions safety of proposed gov't relocation site in Valenzuela

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Housing Finance Corporation gave the go-signal to start construction of a relocation project for 864 informal settler families from Valenzuela City within a site prone to flooding, tsunami, and unstable ground

UNSAFE? The Commision on Audit questioned the safety of a proposed government site in Valenzuela City.

Rain barrels ease water woes in Marawi relocation site

May 27, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is stepping in to provide a permanent solution to water problems in Marawi City's temporary shelters

Government gives rain barrels to Marawi families in temporary shelters to help ease water problems. Photo taken by Bobby Lagsa on May 22, 2018

85 families in wetlands to be relocated outside Boracay

May 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The environment department is currently studying how to relocate 85 families to Sitio Corong in Barangay Cogon, Malay, which is located in mainland Aklan

ISLAND. There are 9 wetlands in Boracay, but 5 have illegal structures on it. Photo by Adrian Portugal

Vanuatu to permanently evacuate volcanic island

May 21, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The latest evacuation is not compulsory but the government said it wants those who left to stay away for good and resettle elsewhere. The Council of Ministers has approved 4 permanent settlements on the nearby island of Maewo, which it will lease from landowners.

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Apr 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Marawi family pays P100 for water daily in gov't relocation site

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The contractor at the Sagonsongan relocation site has been drilling for deep wells but so far can't find enough water. Alternatives are now being considered but it may take time.

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

41 Kadamay members arrested in Pasig over protest vs demolition

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Kadamay members protest the impending demolition of their houses in the Manggahan Floodway area

WATCH: Meet Mr. Pinoy Hoops, the champion of Tenement residents

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Mike Swift also known to many as Mr Pinoy Hoops believes that every court can dream

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Jul 31, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Bulacan informal settlers urge NHA to approve housing applications

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Members of Partido Manggagawa in Bulacan say their applications have been pending with the National Housing Authority for two years and counting

LEGITIMATE. Informal settlers in Bulacan urge the National Housing Authority to approve their application that has been pending since April, 2015. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Families near Bataan coal plant face displacement

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:21 PM

The provincial government of Bataan says that it would provide housing for 250 affected families within the next 3 to 5 months

COAL PLANT. The SMC Consolidated Power Corp (SMCCPC) plant and a coal-fired power plant of the Petron Bataan Fuel Refinery - both SMC subsidiaries - are located in Limay town in Bataan province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Israeli settlers accept outpost relocation deal

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:20 PM

The settlers who live at Amona Outpost in the northern West Bank approve a revised proposal from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Young Israeli settlers gather around a fire in the settlement outpost of Amona, which was established in 1997 and built on private Palestinian land, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on December 18, 2016.  Hundreds of supporters of Israel's settler movement arrived at the outpost, where some 40 families live, to protest against the Israeli high court order to demolish the place by December 25 because it was built on private Palestinian land. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

Duterte: No demolition without relocation under my watch

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Kasi yung walang mapuntahan sirain mo ang bahay parang aso Eh saan pupunta yung mga tao? says President Rodrigo Duterte

'NO DEMOLITION.' President Rodrigo Duterte calls the practice of demolition without relocation inhumane. File photo by Manman Dejeto

Lost, jobless: Life after relocation from Jakarta's fish market

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:06 PM

321 families from Pasar Ikan were forced to move to low cost apartments and must now find new ways to make a living

Aquino in Casiguran: Time to consider relocation

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The President inspects one of the towns worst hit by Typhoon Lando while Malacañang assures the public there are sufficient calamity funds

INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara's Twitter account

Soliman: We respect Lumad's rejection of housing proposal

Oct 10, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that the proposed transitional shelters was an interim solution while conflict continues in the Lumads area and is not meant to remove them from their ancestral land

The clothespin makers of Bocaue

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

For more than a year the clothespin makers of Bocaue Bulacan have been earning a meager P2 per kilo Most of them receive less than P200 from producing 3 to 5 sacks per week

Mae Pingol makes clothespins with her brother, Jonathan, whose bronchopneumonia has been recurring over the past four years. Their mother earns P200 a day working at a daycare in the village.

6 in 10 expats integrate well in PH – HSBC survey

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey shows that 57 of expats living in the Philippines have found their work to be more fulfilling since relocating here

UN asks EU states to accept 200,000 refugees

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Referring to the pictures of the Aylan Kurdi which had stirred the hearts of the world public Guterres says: Europe cannot go on responding to this crisis with a piecemeal or incremental approach

FIGHTING FOR REFUGEES. Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), speaks at a panel discussion, during the World Humanitarian Day, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 19 August 2015. File Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Makati Homeville families: Leave us out of politics, just deliver services

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña creates a task force that will fast track relocated Makati residents access to water electricity and land titles

KID'S PROMISE. Makati Mayor Kid Peña giving his speech in front of the Makati Homeville residents on August 13. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kid Peña to visit Binay-time relocation site in Laguna

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña plans to continue providing services to the relocation site in Calauan Laguna which a Binay critic alleged was overpriced

Where are we after Yolanda?

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Now is also the time to examine closely what worked and did less so and make the structural fixes required to further enhance capacity to respond and recover in the future

Disaster rehabilitation through proper relocation and housing

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:35 PM

International housing aid group distributes 25 houses to 25 families in Tacloban City

INVESTMENT. Habitat for Humanity CEO Ayco says housing for Yolanda survivors is more of an investment than mere charity. The NGO received funding from energy company AES to build 25 houses for 25 families in Tacloban. Photo by Jed Cortes/Rappler.

200 Japanese firms in China want to move to PH

Jun 05, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Labor strikes wage increase and historical issues are reasons many Japanese manufacturers want to exit China and enter the Philippines

HEAD FOR THE EXITS. The number of Japanese businesses in China that are heading for the exits is a reminder of its tough economic situation. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Informal settlers, police clash at demolition of QC homes

May 05, 2015 - 3:31 PM

The families are relocated to Pandi Bulacan

More than a year after Yolanda: Home sweet home?

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan Tacloban complain of poor quality houses

Makati Home Ville: Where lies the truth?

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Many of the residents actually agree that their life is better at Makati Home Ville

THE NEXT PHASE. The housing units at Phase 3 of the relocation site are completed only 4 years after the first relocatees arrive in Makati Home Ville.

Gov't releases P286.7M for North Triangle relocation project

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Informal settler families living in North Triangle Quezon City will be relocated to give way to a new central business district

Pandacan exit won't affect oil prices – Shell

Dec 07, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Shell s adjustments in distribution costs won t affect its consumer petrol prices which is dictated by the market the company says

Oil price hike, logistics fears over Pandacan depot move

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:52 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla discusses possible repercussions of the Supreme Court decision

SC orders transfer of Pandacan oil depot

Nov 25, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Resolving an issue that 3 administrations failed to address for more than a decade the court gives oil companies 45 days to submit a comprehensive plan and relocated within 6 months

CONTROVERSIAL DEPOT. Energy officials and oil company workers inspect a biodiesel overhead tank inside the Pandacan Oil depot. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Sleeping above tombs and living among the dead

Aug 21, 2014 - 5:25 PM

None of the residents are afraid of the dead There are other things to be afraid of they say like the lack of means to continue living

HOME. A mother plays with her 4-year-old daughter and her young nephew. The tomb made of granite serves as their bed. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Yolanda rehab plan: Gov't to relocate 940,000 survivors

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The government also plans to assist a million homeowners whose houses got damaged due to Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Good-bye, Philippines: How to find the ‘good’ in good-bye

Jun 28, 2014 - 11:11 PM

I realized that good byes were conclusions of something that happened in one’s life So I let those be the endings and accepted that something even better was at hand

Rotten food, joblessness, and other issues 6 months #afterYolanda

May 09, 2014 - 1:09 PM

DSWD answers questions raised by netizens regarding recovery efforts in Yolanda affected areas

After Yolanda: The straight road to recovery

May 07, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Politics contributes and continues to affect the recovery in Leyte and Samar but it would be a serious mistake if we simplify those failures through a distorted analysis based on blame

After Yolanda: Moving in the right direction?

Apr 30, 2014 - 7:06 PM

My worry is that this will not only deny people’s rights to basic information but that it could also lead to failed relocations because communities have not been consulted

WHERE TO GO? Lionel Advincula, Yolanda survivor and father of 9, is wondering what his next move will be. Photo from Oxfam

Is prostitution happening in Zambo evac camps?

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Adding to the bad condition of the evacuation centers an alarming report claims that prostitution is happening in the camps and that cases of sexually transmitted diseases are infecting the IDPs today

The Badjao of Zamboanga: Victims of war and relocation

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Delays mark plans to build bunkhouses for families displaced by the Zamboanga siege Badjao families have another problem: they have to live by the sea but gov t wouldn t let them

Senakulo: Passion and protest

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The Passion play has become a rich source of metaphors to bring forth social political and economic issues

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger poverty and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

Aquino: 11,000 Metro Manila families relocated by August

Feb 19, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The relocation will not only bring informal settler families to safer ground it will also help solve the flooding problem in the metro

AT RISK. Informal settler families living on top of waterways are the most vulnerable to floods, earthquakes and disease aside from being major pollutants of the waterways, says the DILG

'Green' houses for Manila's informal settlers

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM

The micro medium rise buildings on Estero de San Miguel can withstand up to magnitude 7 earthquakes

'DANGER ZONES.' A worker collects garbage from an estero in Quiapo, Manila. Families living in Estero de Quiapo will also be moved to "green houses." File photo by EPA

A place called home

Feb 11, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Gloria Melia s house was damaged by the Bohol earthquake and is in danger of collapsing but she refuses to leave the place she calls home Can we blame her?

BROKEN. the neighbourhood in Barangay Baguhan, Inabanga has left houses like these in rubble. All photos submitted by Giano Libot

Gov't can't punish erring Haiyan contractors

Jan 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson says the government may do away with bunkhouses and just give construction materials to victims to rebuild their homes

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

Bayan ni Juan says project a success

Dec 14, 2013 - 8:17 AM

To expect utopia of any relocation site is not only unfair but unrealistic

Failed relocation in 'Bayan ni Juan'

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Residents are so impoverished sex for food prostitution exists in the community

Parañaque wants to keep informal settlers

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Our preference is to provide them in city relocation so that they are not totally displaced from their current sources of livelihood says Mayor Edwin Olivarez

DANGER ZONES. The Parañaque city government begins talks with informal settler families as the national government's relocation and flood control plan kicks in. Photo by EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Informal settlers: Integration, not just relocation

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:04 AM

For as long as economic activity is heavily concentrated in a few urban areas no one can really blame the poor for wanting to leave their relocation sites in exchange for brighter prospects in the city centers