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Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

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POWER OF WE. Thousands of protesters gather at the People Power Monument to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Organizers of the rally say 6,000 participated in the ‘Power of We’ protest set on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Thousands of Filipinos commemorated the momentous revolution that toppled the authoritarian rule of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they gathered Saturday evening, February 25, at the People Power Monument on EDSA. Continue reading Despite ‘silent’ celebration, thousands relive spirit of EDSA

Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

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PRO-POOR. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cites the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs after Vice President Leni Robredo called for a ‘war on poverty.’ File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

‘I think it would help the Vice President if she really looks and listens in the right places,’ Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2017) — Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella cited the Duterte administration’s pro-poor programs on Saturday, February 25, after Vice President Leni Robredo urged the President to focus on the “war on poverty.” Continue reading Palace cites pro-poor programs as VP urges ‘war on poverty’

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

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AFTERMATH. Tacloban City after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left a trail of destruction in 2013. Rappler file photo

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4,000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — Vice President Leni Robredo, who chairs the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said Monday, November 7, that they aim to complete resettlement sites for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) by 2018.  Continue reading Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Sumilao farmers, 2016 polls also a fight for a better future

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NO LAND. Noland Peñas is one of the 22 farmers who traveled from Sumilao to Manila. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

The Sumilao farmers, who are supporting vice presidential bet Leni Robredo, hope to see marginalized sectors benefit from the elections

MANILA, Philippines (May 6, 2016) — The story behind Noland Peñas’ name is quite straightforward. Continue reading Sumilao farmers, 2016 polls also a fight for a better future