Category: Other Stories

500 families left homeless in aftermath of Cavite blaze

Wawa 1 is one of the “Direct Impact Areas” affected by Bacoor’s “Green and Blue Network” reclamation program, which will cover a 320-hectare space aimed at “attract[ing] economic development” in the city. Specifically, Wawa 1 is the proposed site of a “river walk” which will threaten to displace the residents in the area.

Palace OKs hazard pay for gov’t employees on duty in time of COVID-19

“We are thankful that the Palace has come to its senses and heeded the call for compensation of the dangers faced by its public sector employees.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – President Duterte approved the granting of hazard pay for government employees who are on duty during the month-long enhanced community quarantine.…

Caring for your mental health in the time of COVID-19

“The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause anyone to feel worried. Get the facts; not the rumors and misinformation.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) worldwide is definitely disturbing. In the Philippines, the government has placed the country in…

Groups use social media to help sectors hardest-hit by COVID-19 pandemic

“This [#BarangayDamayan] aims to unite citizens while we undergo this public health crisis. It is very evident how the government has not provided urgent solutions such as free mass testing, accessible health care and assurance of job security amid the community quarantine. We see these as more tangible solutions rather than troop deployment.”