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Civil society groups urge Philippine Congress to prioritize social enterprise legislation

“At the heart of the proposed social entrepreneurship bill is the aspiration to help members of low-income communities and vulnerable groups"

Aid agencies note spike in dengue cases in Philippines’ typhoon-affected areas

A surveillance report from the Center for Health Development in Caraga region showed that 867 dengue cases were reported from January to May

Pandemic creates new billionaires as more countries log higher poverty rates

573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic, at the rate of one every 30 hours

Oxfam calls for renewable energy shift in Philippines following new climate...

From 1970 to 2019, 75% of deaths caused by weather, climate and water hazards in the Southwest Pacific region were from the Philippines

Study: Filipino women still bear brunt of unpaid care work

“Traditional gender norms or stereotypes surrounding unpaid care work and breadwinning still persist in this day and age”

Oxfam appeals for support in rebuilding Philippines’ typhoon-damaged houses

Initial monitoring showed that at least 400,000 houses were damaged — 127,000 of which were completely destroyed

Catholic churches in southern Philippines open doors to typhoon victims

Humanitarian groups distributed about four million pesos to 2,650 families in 40 villages in several towns as pre-disaster cash aid

Cases of gender-based violence up during pandemic, says new report

The report also shows that not enough countries have acted with sufficient seriousness to tackle the “gender-based violence pandemic”

Philippine House of Representatives passes bill prohibiting child marriage

The bill defines child marriage as the formal marriage between children under 18 years of age, or between an adult and a child

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