The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

Pope urges help for poor at low-key Christmas Eve Mass curbed by COVID

Reuter 12/25/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated a low-key Christmas Eve Mass made somber by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and said people should feel obliged to help the needy because Jesus himself was born a poor outcast. The Mass…

The new normal for Filipino children

Nina D. Resurreccion - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2020

The Philippines is one of the poorest and most unequal societies in Asia. Elite-dominated policymaking and governance positions the poor at a perennial structural disadvantage, as political scientist David Timberman has pointed out. Those of us who…

Gov’t needs P31.7B for cash aid of ‘left-out’ poor families — DILG exec

Consuelo Marquez 04/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government will need P31.7 billion to fund the cash subsidy of poor families excluded from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) list of beneficiaries under the social amelioration program, an official of…

Gov. Garcia tells mayors to also help the ‘middle class’

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the economic and public health crisis due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), even the people in “middle class” may also need a hand. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, during her regular press conference…

Villar still richest senator, De Lima is poorest

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest member of the Senate while Senator Leila de Lima is the poorest, their latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) showed. As of June 30, 2019,…

Trump’s ‘poor leadership’ criticized by ex-leaders’ group

06/12/2019

UNITED NATIONS  — Former Irish President Mary Robinson says President Donald Trump’s “poor leadership” is aggravating the world’s difficulty in uniting to tackle climate change and the threat of nuclear war. Robinson heads a group of prominent…

Tagle to Catholics: Help feed children from poorest communities across the country

PR 03/06/2019

As Catholics enter the 40-day solemn and religious observance of the Lenten season that serves as a reminder of Jesus Christ’s compassion and sacrifices, Church leaders encourage everyone to participate in small acts of charity. “We, Filipinos,…

Palma’s Christmas reminder: Do not forget the poor

Delta Letigio 12/14/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Do not forget the poor. This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Christmas draws near. He urged the people to celebrate Christmas, not only in the context of parties and shoppings,…

Free hospitalization for poor Cebuanos before year-end

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/04/2018

Cebuanos will start availing the services of outpatient department, dental, emergency room, laboratory, delivery and operating rooms and wards of province-owned hospitals free of charge before the year ends. Gov. Hilario Davide III said he will be…

Tumulak: Regulating apartments is anti-poor

Delta Letigio 12/03/2018

Anti-poor. This was how Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak described proposals to regulate apartments and other leased residential properties. He said that if the government will require renters to submit additional requirements such as police clearance, it…

No one is too poor to give

12/01/2018

These other kids have money to spend to give big donations; these came from the excess of what they have. We gave from our own supply of rice, which is a big sacrifice for us. I’ll never…

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