urban poor in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on urban poor in the Philippines

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[EDITORIAL] Bangungot ng Kamaynilaan: Lalong humihirap ang maging mahirap

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:05 PM

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?

[OPINYON] Pahayag ng mga maralita sa 'Balik Probinsya' program

May 29, 2020 - 11:16 AM

'Ang Balik Probinsya Program ay dapat na boluntaryo. Hindi dapat pilitin ang sinumang umuwi sa mga probinsya.'

Farmers trash spoiled vegetables while poor go hungry

Apr 06, 2020 - 5:01 PM

The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules

‘Walang-wala na’: Poor Filipinos fear death from hunger more than coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 8:29 PM

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.

Residents at a depressed area in Brgy. Pasong Tamo, Quezon City on March 31. 2020, post a message at a barricade that reads “Gutom na Kami.” The residents said that they are still waiting help and relief goods from the LGU and the national government. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Build, Build, Build? Evict, Evict, Evict!

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:08 PM

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?