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4 Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million – Oxfam

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:38 PM

In 2016 the collective wealth of the 4 richest Indonesians all men was 25 billion Oxfam says This is more than the total wealth of the 100 million poorest out of a population of 255 million it adds

INEQUALITY. This picture taken in Jakarta on February 23, 2017 shows high-rise buildings behind residential houses in Central Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry / AFP

8 men own half the world's wealth – Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The wealth of the world s poorest 3 6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of 6 American businessmen one from Spain and another from Mexico

CONTRAST. In this file photo, Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. Noel Celis/AFP

World Bank: Inequality threatens fight against extreme poverty

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The World Bank says poverty will persist if gains are not felt by the bottom 40 of the population

A picture taken on March 11, 2016 shows a beggar woman in the streets of Paris. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

IMF's Lagarde warns G20 to avoid 'low-growth trap'

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED Not since the early 1990s has the world economy been so weak for such a long time says the International Monetary Fund s Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, July14, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary of the Center. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

UN Development Fund director Helen Clark says African countries are not harnessing the full potential of women

epa02352077 64-year-old Gladys Bhengu prepares to carry her load of firewood collected several kilometers from her home in Inanda near Durban, South Africa, 22 September 2010. Gender equality and the provision of basic services are two of the issues under discussion at the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council currently underway in Durban. EPA/JON HRUSA

'A social enterprise is a business with a soul'

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:08 PM

I heard what everyone needs to hear from the most unsuspecting rugged looking person who looked at everyone with ease

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund lowers its outlook for economic growth in the United States where 46 7 million people are living in poverty

epa04263269 A homeless man, who did not want to identified, sits on a sidewalk in New York, New York, USA, 16 June 2014. A report released earlier this year showed that nearly half of of the city's population is living near poverty levels. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

1% of world's population holds almost half its wealth – report

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Some 18 5 million households around the world have at least 1 million worth of assets for a total of 78 8 trillion – around 46 of total global wealth leaving the rest to be divided by the other 99 of the world s population

Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

#PHVote: Senatorial debate sparks online discussion on barangay health care

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The exchange on health issues during Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate on Friday April 15 resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care

Social protection key to tackle inequality in Asia-Pacific

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Over the past 20 years the rich in Asia and the Pacific have grown richer at the expense of the poor

Mia Santos, 29, sits on a wooden bed with her husband Elmer Dimasaka, 45, and two babies, at their shack along a street in Manila on January 18, 2016. Elmer earns two dollars a day by picking recycleable materials among garbage that he can sell to junkshops. The Philippine economy grew slower than expected in the third quarter, the government said on November 26 as it warned a leadership change next year could derail momentum in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

Do Southeast Asia, PH have gender equality in education?

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is generally equal for boys and girls – until they reach secondary education

PARITY? Although primary education in the Philippines and Southeast Asia is relatively equal for boys and girls, the gap widens when they reach secondary education

2016 World Day of Social Justice focuses on ‘new economics’

Feb 20, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The United Nations focuses on promoting fair and sustainable economies and societies for the 2016 World Day of Social Justice

SOCIAL JUSTICE. 'New economics' for the United Nations mean people belong to a sustainable and inclusive society. Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal

Indonesians' trust in gov't drops since Jokowi's election

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:44 AM

In Indonesia trust in the government now sits at just 58 a 7 point drop from the levels seen after the election of President Joko Widodo

LESS TRUST. Trust in the government drops in Indonesia since President Jokowi's election. File photo by AFP/Mohd Rasfan

#AnimatED: Fast growth + slow job creation = inequality

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The 2015 UN HDR urges institutional reforms and more equitable access to services These should be part of our campaign discourse

How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared

INEQUALITY. While the recent boom brings greater prosperity to some people in Asia, an even larger number find themselves struggling under their circumstances

62 richest own as much as world's poorest half – report

Jan 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Oxfam: The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months

A homeless man with a sign asks for money on a street in New York on October 14, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

To-Fix List: What issues should 2016 candidates address?

Jan 09, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Rappler prepares an initial list of issues that leaders should discuss as they seek our votes in 2016 What other issues do you want candidates to address?

UNFPA: Ending inequality road to building resiliency

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

To build better and more sustainable communities after disasters the United Nations Population Fund believes gender inequality must be addressed

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

Barong-barong: State of poor man's housing

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:59 AM

With the Philippines being hailed as Asia s rising tiger it might be forgotten that some of its cubs are growing hungrier by the day

The Leader I Want: Miriam Santiago's to-fix list for 2016

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Miriam Santiago s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Jennifer Lawrence tackles Hollywood sexism

Oct 14, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Jennifer Lawrence speaks up about wage inequality in Lena Dunham s online newsletter Lenny Letter

PAY INEQUALITY. Jennifer Lawrence hit out at industry sexism in an essay for the online newsletter, Lenny Letter. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

It's about privilege, not about working or studying hard

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Privilege is the stepping stone that got me to where I am today not my own hard work

PH Commission on Women to political parties: Respect women

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The Philippine Commission on Women also commends those who expressed indignation over the lewd dance performance at the birthday celebration of a Liberal Party lawmaker

RESPECT, PROTECT WOMEN. The Philippine Commission on Women, chaired by Remedios Rikken, called on political parties to respect women following the incident at a birthday party of a lawmaker featuring sexy dancers. Photo from the Philippine Commission on Women Facebook account

#EndDiscriminationNow: On being Muslim and discriminated

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

It is now or never – discrimination has to end Imagine a world where religion and race are no longer issues It is the kind of world I bet we would all want to live in

Despite high economic growth, PH poverty on the rise

Sep 24, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Although Asia as a region has been successful in translating positive economic growth to poverty reduction Philippine poverty is still increasing despite its GDP growth

The Leader I Want: Chiz Escudero’s to-fix list for 2016

Sep 17, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Chiz Escudero s stand on key issues that the next vice president is expected to help the president tackle

VP. Sen. Francis Escudero is set to declare his vice presidential bid on Friday, September 17. Rappler file photo.

How do you feel about Grace Poe's take on issues?

Sep 16, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Click on your mood for where she stands on corruption social inequality climate change and disasters foreign policy OFWs and the peace process and Mindanao

Food security: a daily struggle

Sep 13, 2015 - 2:39 PM

I try to make both ends meet If there is nothing we will not eat breakfast and lunch We will just have the evening meal At least we will not sleep with an empty stomach

In urban poor communities, scarcity on food roots on the problem of unemployment.

Children of the mines

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:01 PM

An 11 year old boy has to work hard just to earn a hundred pesos while the rest of our congressmen are wasting money on substandard infrastructure projects

Kids use a wooden pan to extract gold from a mixture of mud and sand which comes from a pit with up to 8 meters deep. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

How poverty affects street children psychologically

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

To break the cycle of poverty the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological

Photo by Amelie van den Brink

How do you feel about Mar Roxas' take on issues?

Jul 31, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Click on your mood for where he stands on corruption social inequality climate change and disasters foreign policy OFWs and the peace process and Mindanao

The Leader I Want: Mar Roxas’ to-fix list for 2016

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Mar Roxas stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

'CONTINUITY'. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas wants to continue the Aquino administration’s good governance and anti-corruption programs, tagged the 'Daang Matuwid.' Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

When Ramadan ends and charity begins

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:04 PM

A Muslim youth leader and peace activist reflects on the significance of Eid l Fitr in the modern world

UN: 10 more years needed to reach MDG on child mortality

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

About 16 000 children under 5 die every day in 2015 due to preventable causes such as pneumonia diarrhea and malaria

Developing nations give up on global tax plan

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:54 AM

The dispute is at the center of the summit which has been tackling the question of how to plug an estimated 2 5 trillion gap in development financing

INEQUALITY VIEW. Reforms in the Philippines needed to increase investment, enhance competition, simplifying job creation, and protecting poverty rights. These steps will close the inequality gap by giving opportunities to the poor, according to analysts.

'Stand up for equality' - UP Los Baños valedictorian

Jul 06, 2015 - 1:23 AM

UP taught me genuine respect and love and genuine respect for all forms of love

UPLB valedictorian to graduates: Fight inequality

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Find out why this UP student s speech has gone viral

How do you feel about Jejomar Binay's take on issues?

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Click on your mood for where he stands on corruption social inequality climate change and disasters foreign policy OFWs and the peace process and Mindanao

The Leader I Want: Jejomar Binay's to-fix list for 2016

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Rappler PHvote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jejomar Binay s stand on key issues that the next president will have to address

File photo by Agence France-Presse

Measuring national well-being for beginners

Jun 12, 2015 - 5:03 PM

People who live in the happiest countries have built stronger social support and honest and accountable government

A nation of billionaires, dynasties and yayas

May 06, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Breaking out of this inequality trap is going to take brave leaders on both sides of business and politics to open the floodgates for competition

Webhits: To future generations

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Watch spoken word artist Prince Ea in this public apology

The wife, the husband, and the other woman

Apr 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Where do societies lay the blame when it comes to extramarital affairs?

#AnimatED: Yaya meal: Far from the egalitarian dream

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Yaya meal is symptomatic of the unsettling divide between the haves and have nots

Gaps remain as PH misses 2015 education goals

Apr 11, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The country has already put in place the Education for All Acceleration Plan 2015 It will join the rest of the world in setting new education targets for 2030 during the World Education Forum in South Korea

'Meron ka ba?' and other ways women are invalidated

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:40 AM

By saying that an assertive woman must be on her period we invalidate her concerns and declare that she is simply being a girl and therefore does not deserve to be heard

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Actresses Meryl Streep Charlize Theron and Rosamund Pike also sign the petition calling on countries in the G7 summit to lift women out of poverty

FOR WOMEN. Beyonce performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

'Sexist' Indonesian label says washing woman's job

Mar 08, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Give this jersey to your woman IT S HER JOB reads a label inside a football shirt printed by a sports apparel company