DSWD-7: Cebu Island has highest number of poor households in C. Visayas

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/01/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Cebu Island remains to have the highest number of poor households in Region 7 or Central Visayas. The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7)  on Thursday, Dec. 1, launched…

Chan opens children’s helpline during SOCA

Futch Anthony Inso 11/30/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan launched on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, a helpline exclusively for concerns involving children during his State of the Children’s Address (SOCA) at Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob,…

Sustaining the momentum of Ledac

Gary B. Teves - @inquirerdotnet 10/31/2022

President Marcos Jr. recently convened and presided over the first Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) meeting under his administration, with Senate President Migz Zubiri, House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez, and key Cabinet members in attendance. The…

Poverty stubborn for two quarters

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2022

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17), the World Bank (WB) issued a Poverty and Equity Brief for the Philippines this week (https://bit.ly/PhJobsineq). It cited the government’s latest poverty number, which refers…

Learning poverty and moral bankruptcy

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2022

The funny part is many do not understand that poverty is not only material or economic but can cover learning as well. So, the term “learning poverty” has long been coined by a group of concerned international…

PH poverty: You’re not poor if you spend more than P18.62 per meal

Kurt dela Peña 08/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines—With the government’s food threshold, Imelda Mendez, 42, who spends P25 for her lunch—a cup of rice and a viand of vegetables—is not considered poor. Last Aug. 15, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the food…

PH poverty: You’re not poor if you spend more than P18.62 per meal

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines—With the government’s food threshold, Imelda Mendez, 42, who spends P25 for her lunch—a cup of rice and a viand of vegetables—is not considered poor. Last Aug. 15, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the food…

Poverty seen from above

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/20/2022

This week, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the national percentage of families below the official poverty line rose to 13.2 in 2021, up from 12.1 in 2018, but down from 18 in 2015. It put…

Poverty seen from below

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/13/2022

The scale of poverty as seen from below, by the people, is very much larger than as seen from above, by the bureaucracy. Nearly half of household heads in the nation rate their families as Mahirap (Poor),…

Waiting to see

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2022

A presidential State of the Nation Address (Sona) is a president’s version of the nation’s journey—where it is now, how it came this way, and where he plans to lead it. A Sona covers whatever a president…

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,…

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