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…

Finance Sec: Poverty in Visayas regions ‘vivid’

Inquirer.net 04/21/2018

Visayas regions were “top of mind” in the Duterte administration’s drive to reduce poverty, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. “When we speak of the need for equitable, more inclusive growth, the Visayas region should be top…

No comfy ride for Duterte’s TRAIN

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 12/26/2017

Not much retort or dissent have been heard about the impending implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) which according to the government is considered as the “Duterte Express to Development” when it only…

Pro-Duterte group to campaign for change, end of poverty

Chris A. Ligan, Migeul Ernest Ermac 10/02/2017

In celebration of their first anniversary, the Kilusang Pagbabago (KP) in Cebu is organizing a gathering on Saturday to especially renew their commitment of support for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. KP will also be launching…

USC forum tackles poverty, inequality

PR 06/13/2017

The Social Psychology Group of the University of San Carlos (USC) tackled poverty and inequality issues and the Filipino political behavior in a series of social psychology sessions at the Michael Richartz Hall of USC Talamban Campus…

Civil society groups hold protest against death penalty, EJK

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/08/2017

More than 100 members of different civil society organizations (CSO) in Cebu staged a protest in front of Cebu Provincial Capitol Monday morning against death penalty and extrajudicial killings. Fr. Robert Reyes, the running priest, led the…

Group warns of workers’ ‘uprising’ over country’s worsening poverty

Inquirer.net 05/01/2017

MANILA — A workers’ group warned of “an uprising among the working poor” if the government would ignore worsening poverty caused by joblessness, insufficient wages and short-term work arrangements. The Associated Labor Unions slammed the poverty and…

Boxers’ escape from poverty

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2017

FOR years, the Team Joeric Boxing Gym has been a refuge for young men who want to escape poverty through their blazing fists. To this day, the small, cramped gym located in Mandaue City continues to mold…

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