COA flags CHEd’s poor spending of funds for free college tuition

Inquirer.net 08/16/2018

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has used only P1.45 billion out of the P8-billion funding for free tuition in state universities and colleges as of the end of 2017, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).…

Senate committee: Soaring inflation hurts poor families the most

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

THE Senate Committee on Economic Affairs will give priority to identifying measures to mitigate the impact of the soaring inflation. Committee chairman Senator Win Gatchalian said this after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that consumer prices…

Tambay is caused by poor governance

Fernando Fajardo 06/28/2018

The presence of tambays is a sign of poor governance that plagued our nation ever since greedy politicians took over the reins of government after our independence. They are there for the “fund” of it or because…

Poor promises

Editorial 06/18/2018

The next elections are still a good 11 months away but pronouncements by politicians underscore “election” in the phrase “election year” that describes the remaining months to May 2019. Voters therefore cannot be blamed for being doubly…

Agencies urged to release gov’t subsidies to poor families

Inquirer.net 06/04/2018

SENATOR Grace Poe on Monday said she would request concerned government agencies to immediately release the guidelines needed to provide subsidies to poor families and low-wage earners. Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, said…

Poor premise for bashing Rappler, Vera Files

JASON BAGUIA 04/17/2018

The present dispensation’s reaction to the independent selection of Vera Files and Rappler as fact-checkers of content being circulated on Facebook is gauge of commitment to truth and healthy public discourse. The reaction indicates only a flimsy…

With Lim, Espinosa off the hook, drug war clearly targets poor – Bam

Inquirer.net 03/13/2018

Senator Bam Aquino on Tuesday slammed the dismissal of illegal drugs charges against Cebu businessman and self-confessed drug trafficker Kerwin Espinosa as proof that the war on drugs only targets the poor. In a resolution dated on…

TRAIN AND THE POOR

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Doris Mae C. Mondragon 01/04/2018

Cebu economist: Train Law will not benefit the poor Daisy, 21, works for a mall in Cebu City with a minimum daily wage of P366 or P8,064 monthly salary for working 24 days in a month. The…

Clergy told: Leave comfort zones, reach out to poor

Futch Anthony Inso 12/31/2017

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has encouraged members of the clergy to go out from their comfort zones and reach out to the less fortunate people. Palma said in press briefing on Dec. 28, that this would also…

Asean budget could have gone to help the poor, militants say

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, USC Intern Therese Alegado 11/13/2017

IN staging their rally at the dilapidated Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) yesterday, Cebu-based militant leftist groups objected to the billions of pesos spent by the government to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit…

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