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Women-managed areas: Recognizing women’s vital role in the fishery sector

I have spent more than 30 years of my professional life in development work, but it was only last year that I came across the term “women-managed areas” or WMA. It was identified as one of the possible topics for research during a consultation held with our partner nongovernment organizations…

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Strengthen community mortgage program to help DHSUD meet target

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) reports that in the first seven months of its flagship Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Housing (4PH) Project, it has had 17 groundbreaking ceremonies in different parts of the country. More than 80 partnerships with local government units have been forged,…

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Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs

On March 21, 2023, ICSI spearheaded a workshop for the Ateneo de Manila University’s 2023 Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB) Event entitled, “Pakikilakbay at Pakikipagkapwa: Conversations on Faith and Compassionate Approaches to Drugs.” The workshop, attended by xx students, served as an initial pilot run for ICSI’s conversation guide and…

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Illusions of Influence: Clerical Partisan Engagement during the 2022 Election

Eric Marcelo O. Genilo, SJ is a professor of Moral Theology at the Loyola School of Theology. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI), but his views in this article do not necessarily represent, and should not be…

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Housing for those who need it most

Launched as soon as Jose Rizalino “Jerry” Acuzar was appointed head of the three-year-old Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program undeniably created excitement, especially among ordinary Filipinos dreaming to have a home of their own. By tapping funds from the private…

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Ang Tunay na Pag-move on at Pagpapatawad

Paggunita sa Ika-50 Taon ng Pagdedeklara ng Martial Law ni Dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. Limampung taon pagkatapos ng pagdedeklara ng Martial Law ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., noong ika-21 ng Setyembre 1972, marami ang nagsasabing dapat na tayong mag-move on, na ibaon na sa limot ang nakaraan upang…

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Empowered, connected, and respected: how harm reduction can help drug-using women

High-risk behaviors such as using illegal drugs have been one of the common causes of women’s coming into conflict with the law. In the Philippines, the antidrug campaign has resulted in more individuals, women included, getting apprehended, incarcerated, and, in some cases, treated inhumanely and unjustly. As part of the…

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Green Development in Philippine Cities

For its third learning session, the Urban Transformation Working Group (UTWG), which ICSI steers with other member-organizations of the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA), invited Architect Nathaniel von Einsiedel to talk about green development in Philippine cities. The activity is part of a series of learning sessions that…

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