(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
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
DSWD Secretary Taguiwalo's announcement comes after a recent Social Weather Station's survey revealed 42% of Filipinos rated themselves as poor
From peasant leader to agrarian reform chief, Rafael Mariano is now on the other side of the fence. Will he make a difference?
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.
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
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
Decades-long conflict between the forces of the government and groups like the MILF and MNLF leave a huge part of Mindanao in poverty
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
'He should meet the people before anything else,' those who have not gotten a glimpse of the Pope say
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.
In a land that did not exist, informal settlers of Malabon fight to be recognized
NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan says reduced poverty incidence in the first half of 2013 indicates that current development strategies are leading to inclusive growth
Economic growth has been strong, but it has failed to lift as many people out of poverty as expected
Despite achieving the highest economic growth rate in Asia, the Philippines still fails to make an impact on poverty, prompting the government to 'recalibrate'
There are 16 provinces that have 40% of their population living below the poverty threshold
NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert stands by the official poverty statistics that President Aquino questions
President Aquino says 'bloated' population numbers in 2009 may not make it comparable with the 2012 poverty data
The agency says disasters caused over P19.8 billion in damage in 2011, H1 2012
Despite their numbers and importance to daily life in the country, agriculture-based workers receive the lowest salaries and wages in the Philippines
The poor in the Philippines are also deprived of access to health, education and decent standards of living
The government says it could release the 2012 poverty data by the second or third quarter of 2013
The Philippines fails to improve its human development ranking
The Philippines is at risk of experiencing prolonged low wages and high unemployment due to weak global trade, says Unctad
The Philippines may find it difficult to halve poverty to 16.6% by 2015 from 33.1% in 1991
The Philippines still has a long way to go to see significant reduction in poverty