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…

Record hunger in the Philippines as Covid restrictions bite

12/09/2020

Manila, Philippines—Daniel Auminto lost his job and then his home when the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into lockdown. Now he and his family live on the street, relying on food handouts to survive. Charities are struggling…

Study warns of poverty surge to over 1 billion due to virus

Associated Press 06/12/2020

LONDON  — Global poverty is set to rise above one billion people once again as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is reducing the income of the world’s poorest by $500 million a day, according to…

Suba folks worry that COVID-19 infection will worsen their poverty

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Some residents of Barangay Suba in Cebu City lost their source of income with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine  (ECQ) starting on March 28. They now fear that the discovery of a…

Gov’t officials dared: Try living on P71 a day

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/14/2019

Government officials claiming that P10,727 is the minimum amount for a family’s monthly needs should try living on a P71-per-day budget, an opposition lawmaker said on Friday. House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani…

Marawi rehab delay worsens poverty

Ben de Vera, Jigger Jerusalem - Inquirer.net 12/08/2019

The delay in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City has partly caused a slight increase in poverty in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the lone region where poverty incidence rose although the nationwide rate dropped…

Cebuana overcomes financial difficulties; graduates Summa Cum Laude at UP Diliman

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 06/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This 21-year-old Cebuana finished a degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus. Finishing her degree was not an easy feat. But for Weand Serencio…

121st Independence Day Celebration: There is a hero in everyone who serves the community – Briones

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — 121 years have passed since the declaration of the Philippine independence, but many continue to strive for freedom against social problems like poverty, illegal drugs and road congestion. “While our ancestors fought for…

Felongco urge families to adopt gardening, raise hogs to address poverty

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/24/2019

CEBU CITY–The government’s poverty alleviation program has to consider inputs from the marginalized sectors to come up with a wholistic solution to the problem. Secretary Noel Felongco of the National Anti-Poverty Commission said they have been holding…

ZEP2030 movement: Educating the youth, key to lifting families out of extreme poverty

PR 03/12/2019

Extreme poverty is an ailment that continues to afflict the country. In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the subsistence incidence among Filipino families—that is, the proportion of families living in extreme poverty—was at 5.7…

Malacañang: Long-term solutions to poverty problem underway

Inquirer.net 07/22/2018

MALACAÑANG said on Sunday that it is coming up with long-term solutions to solve the country’s poverty problem. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government is addressing the issue, citing its effort to push ‘rice tariffication’ and…

Portions of South Coastal Road to be closed for 10 hours for INC’s walk against poverty

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/04/2018

Anticipating thousands of people to attend a charity walk at the South Road Properties (SRP) on Sunday, the Cebu City Transportation Office will close portions of the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) for at least 10 hours…

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