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How parents can help their young children develop healthy social skills

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Social development skills are just as important as cognitive skills when learning

SOCIAL SKILLS. At two to 3 years, children should be able to play alongside other children with the same toys. Photo from Shutterstock

Activists slam arrest of 13 church, dev't workers in GenSan

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:32 PM

'These individuals were arrested with no weapon on them but their laptops, pens, and papers,' says Deacon Allan Khen Apus of Iglesia Filipina Independiente and convenor of Movement Against Tyranny-Northern Mindanao

DEFIANT. Development workers arrested in General Santos City. Photo courtesy of Karapatan Northern Mindanao Region

Why development work is more than just the numbers

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Development and aid workers should realize that in our effort to provide solutions to poverty we always give face to these numbers

Davao del Sur gov Cagas charged over PDAF scam

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of pocketing P9.3 million in public funds through the pork barrel scam when he was a congressman

CHARGED. Davao del Sur Governor Douglas Cagas is accused of public fund misuse. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Douglas Cagas

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

After DENR's mining audit, what happens now?

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is proposing an area development approach that will help take care of resources in mining areas

Lopez tells big mining firms to improve community dev’t programs

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she wants the DENR mining firms and the host community to jointly manage the Social Development and Management Program fund

2 more ex-congressmen face PDAF scam charges before Sandigan

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Former representatives Alvin Sandoval Malabon Navotas and Arrel Olaño Davao del Norte join the growing list of officials charged before the Sandiganbayan in line with the PDAF scam

Education and the Internet for a sustainable PH

Mar 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Better ICT access means better education for all

Social Dev't Celebration: CSOs to converge for inclusive growth

Nov 10, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Civil society continues to have an active role in the Philippines Many civil society organizations are involved in grassroots work policy and advocacy work and reform agendas

Is there an 'objective' way to assess the State of the Nation?

Aug 12, 2015 - 9:30 AM

What would be crucial is for government to adopt long term targets so that empirical performance of governments may be compared across time in relation to these long term targets

What ever happened to that kid on the street?

Apr 10, 2015 - 2:28 PM

In anticipation of the International Day for Street Children on April 12 the world asks What would you change about your streets?

STREET. The number of Metro Manila’s street families increased by 139% in the past 3 years, according to DSWD. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Spoiler alert for the would-be volunteer

Dec 01, 2013 - 10:30 AM

All these frustrations will sear in you that there is more to volunteer service than just heart warming stories

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel, but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members