Let go and let God

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 06/26/2022

Do you easily get upset by people, things, or happenings around you? Remember, when you get UPSET, you have been SET UP by the evil one. —————— In today’s Gospel (Luke 9, 51-62), the disciples James and…

The SWS hunger ‘serye’

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 06/11/2022

The dynamic story of hunger in the Philippines has just been updated by the 96th SWS survey about it since 1998: “First Quarter 2022 Social Weather Survey: Hunger rises from 11.8% to 12.2% of Filipino families,” www.sws.org.ph,…

Watch poverty, not economic growth

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 05/21/2022

Social Weather Stations has just issued the first report from its April 19-27, 2022 survey: “43% of Filipino families feel Poor; 34% feel Borderline Poor, 23% feel Not Poor,” www.sws.org.ph, 5/18/22. It is the 133rd Self-Rated Poverty…

Margot O: Improve lives of informal settlers because they deserve it, not for ‘pretty’ view

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City mayoral candidate, former Councilor Margot Osmeña, of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), said that improving the lives of informal settlers should be a priority for the city government because they…

95 hunger surveys since 1998

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 04/02/2022

The new SWS report on hunger—“Fourth Quarter 2021 Social Weather Survey: Hunger rises from 10.0% to 11.8%,” www.sws.org.ph, 3/25/22—its 95th from July 1998, has 8.9 percent of household heads saying their family experienced involuntary hunger (nakaranas ng…

Drug courier nabbed in Talisay City with P1 million ‘shabu’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — His desire to earn easy money pushed Davisrise Espinosa, 18, to join the illegal drugs trade. But instead of living a good life, Espinosa could end up spending years in jail if convicted…

Hope inside the turbulence

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 03/11/2022

It did appear so powerful when a gang of four put their muscle and money together. They are two past presidents, the son of another, and the current president still sitting and appointing officials in positions of…

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…

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