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New poverty data: Is poverty falling fast enough?

Oct 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Over the course of almost a decade, we've seen a yearly reduction of the number of poor people by just 80,000 per year

New poverty data: Is poverty falling fast enough?

Beyond the first 100 days: What other ‘wars’ can we focus on?

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Perhaps it’s time for us to initiate the policy process 'from below' – for the people to articulate the policies they would like the Duterte government to act on

Beyond the first 100 days: What other ‘wars’ can we focus on?

DSWD opens livelihood programs to non-4P families

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:24 AM

DSWD Secretary Taguiwalo's announcement comes after a recent Social Weather Station's survey revealed 42% of Filipinos rated themselves as poor

DSWD opens livelihood programs to non-4P families

Agrarian reform chief 'Ka Paeng': Hope for the farmers

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

From peasant leader to agrarian reform chief, Rafael Mariano is now on the other side of the fence. Will he make a difference?

Agrarian reform chief 'Ka Paeng': Hope for the farmers

President Aquino: A reign of contradictions

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Boosters will claim that the economy is doing well. Cynics and critics immediately disagree of course. The portrait however is not black and white – it looks more grayish in color.

President Aquino: A reign of contradictions

APEC: Special lanes for whom?

Nov 14, 2015 - 10:47 PM

There was a time before APEC and before the era of globalization, that people's lives got better, even if slowly and sometimes haltingly, and economic policy was not so methodical in supporting corporate profits and swelling oligarchic wealth

APEC: Special lanes for whom?

Steep prices, Yolanda hike PH poverty incidence in H1 2014

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The country's per capita income increased by 6.4% in the first half of 2014 over 2013, but this gain was eroded by 'very high' food prices, says NEDA

Steep prices, Yolanda hike PH poverty incidence in H1 2014

How conflict can lead to food insecurity and hunger

Feb 07, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Decades-long conflict between the forces of the government and groups like the MILF and MNLF leave a huge part of Mindanao in poverty

How conflict can lead to food insecurity and hunger

Were street families hidden from the Pope?

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

About 400 individuals from street families under the DSWD's MCCT program in Malate are brought to a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas during the papal visit

Were street families hidden from the Pope?

Show us the Pope, people tell Church, government

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:34 PM

'He should meet the people before anything else,' those who have not gotten a glimpse of the Pope say

Show us the Pope, people tell Church, government

Conditional cash transfer program to cover street families

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:09 PM

The government's flagship poverty alleviation program used to benefit only permanent residents of impoverished areas. Now it will cover those who move from place to place or who live in cemeteries, for example.

Conditional cash transfer program to cover street families

Fighting for dignity in Tambakan

Sep 30, 2014 - 1:15 PM

In a land that did not exist, informal settlers of Malabon fight to be recognized

Fighting for dignity in Tambakan

PH poverty incidence on downward trend – NEDA

Apr 29, 2014 - 4:04 PM

NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan says reduced poverty incidence in the first half of 2013 indicates that current development strategies are leading to inclusive growth

PH poverty incidence on downward trend – NEDA

Millions to remain in poverty as gov't revises target

Mar 18, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Economic growth has been strong, but it has failed to lift as many people out of poverty as expected

Millions to remain in poverty as gov't revises target

PH plans to lift millions out of poverty

Jul 05, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Despite achieving the highest economic growth rate in Asia, the Philippines still fails to make an impact on poverty, prompting the government to 'recalibrate'

PH plans to lift millions out of poverty

MAP: The poorest provinces in PH

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:30 AM

There are 16 provinces that have 40% of their population living below the poverty threshold

MAP: The poorest provinces in PH

No reason to doubt poverty stats - NSCB

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:37 PM

NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert stands by the official poverty statistics that President Aquino questions

No reason to doubt poverty stats - NSCB

Aquino doubts official poverty numbers

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:21 PM

President Aquino says 'bloated' population numbers in 2009 may not make it comparable with the 2012 poverty data

Aquino doubts official poverty numbers

NSCB: Many Pinoys remain poor due to disasters

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:45 PM

The agency says disasters caused over P19.8 billion in damage in 2011, H1 2012

NSCB: Many Pinoys remain poor due to disasters

Many poor in PH? NSCB cites dismal agri sector

Apr 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Despite their numbers and importance to daily life in the country, agriculture-based workers receive the lowest salaries and wages in the Philippines

Many poor in PH? NSCB cites dismal agri sector

Poor Filipinos not only income poor

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:10 PM

The poor in the Philippines are also deprived of access to health, education and decent standards of living

Poor Filipinos not only income poor

Govt postpones poverty data release

Mar 28, 2013 - 12:39 PM

The government says it could release the 2012 poverty data by the second or third quarter of 2013

Govt postpones poverty data release

PH shows no improvement in HDI ranking

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02 PM

The Philippines fails to improve its human development ranking

PH shows no improvement in HDI ranking

'PH at risk of prolonged low wages, high unemployment'

Sep 13, 2012 - 3:04 PM

The Philippines is at risk of experiencing prolonged low wages and high unemployment due to weak global trade, says Unctad

PH may fail to reduce poverty by half in 3 yrs

Sep 03, 2012 - 7:36 PM

The Philippines may find it difficult to halve poverty to 16.6% by 2015 from 33.1% in 1991

PH may fail to reduce poverty by half in 3 yrs

Philippines still a long way from licking poverty

Aug 30, 2012 - 7:44 PM

The Philippines still has a long way to go to see significant reduction in poverty

Philippines still a long way from licking poverty