Rappler's latest stories on poverty
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It is precisely because we millennials are socially aware and innovative that we are needed in the public sector
Can an average Filipino family of 5 really survive on P10,727 per month?
Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.
With poverty incidence falling to 16.6% in 2018, the Philippine government says it is on track to meet its target of 14% by 2022
Three generations are caught in two conflicting government programs
For as long as Duterte’s drug war continues, existing policies meant to alleviate poverty will only come off as futile, insincere, and hypocritical
It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs
'If fighting continues through 2022, Yemen will rank the poorest country in the world,' according to a United Nations Development Programme report
The DSWD's data collection of the poorest families in the country has not been totally successful because of communication lapses with barangay officials
Scavenging in the European state of Kosovo is often left in the hands of marginalized Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, who earn as little as 8 euros on a good day
Data show government health coverage intended for the poorest Americans weakened in 2018, notably affecting large numbers of children
The plan is for power outages to become a thing of the past, even in remote areas
Based on the results of the March 2019 SWS survey, 9.5 million families consider themselves poor, down from 11.6 million families in December 2018
'Laban ito para ipakita sa kanila na iyong kahirapan...hindi iyan normal,' says Dinagat Islands Governor-elect Kaka Bag-ao
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the budget impasse showed 'how politicking could harm people'
State auditors urge the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to extend the validity of their original agreement to properly use the funding
Together with the prosperity, poverty incidence in the region also dipped to 25% from 35% in 2017
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
It’s high time we updated how we measure poverty in the Philippines
Let us not focus on the trees and not see the forest. We have to get our act together and adopt a whole-of-nation approach to ensure that no Filipino will be in poverty by 2030 or even 2040.
'Poverty has become so normalized that society tends to believe that the only solution to get out from it is hard work – as if being poor is the lack of an individual’s will to get out from poverty'
The government attributes the dip in poverty incidence to sustained economic growth and reforms
The Mangyans, an indigenous group living on the island of Mindoro, see the fruits of their labor with the help of Zero Extreme Poverty 2030
Traditional politicians take advantage of vulnerable individuals who are willing to sell their votes in order to survive
Other senatorial candidates who come from political families – JV Ejercito and Francis Tolentino – have opposing views on creating a law to ban dynasties
Its costs are borne mainly by poor and middle-class Filipinos
Senate Bill No. 2121 seeks to address hunger and ensure that the poor will have full and equal access to basic services
Results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that the average self-poverty rate in 2018 was at 48%, up by two percentage points from 2017
The DSWD's Listahanan helps the government and other groups to focus poverty reduction efforts on those who need assistance most
Noel Felongco will head the National Anti-Poverty Commission, while Alvin Feliciano takes over the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Charmalou Aldevera is also appointed assistant secretary at the Office of the President.
'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'
According to the report, the number of poor worldwide is still 'unacceptably high,' while the fruits of economic growth are 'shared unevenly across regions and countries'
Here’s how poor or hungry Filipinos have perceived themselves to be through the years
World Bank Senior Economist Rong Quan says high inflation is hitting the poor harder as food and transport account for two-thirds of their expenses
'Isang kahig, isang tuka ang mga pamilya ng mga biktima. Mas lalo pa itong lumala nang napatay ang primary breadwinner,' says PhilRights Executive Director Nymia Simbulan
Our roadmap must include a serious reexamination of data on vulnerability, which pertains to the risk of future poverty
Newly resigned Liza Maza speaks to Rappler about her time as a member of the Duterte Cabinet
(UPDATED) NAPC Secretary Liza Maza says she is resigning to protest the cancellation of peace talks with communists and the return to power of the Marcoses
The number of senior citizens, which has grown from 6.3 million in 2010 to 7.6 million in 2015, is expected to reach 11.7 million by 2025, and 22.6 million in 2045
A year after the implementation of program, a 53-year-old beneficiary shares her views on the Metro Laylayan livelihood program of Vice President Leni Robredo
Ronald Lumbao, former leader of Philippine Movement Against Poverty, dies of heart attack
Socioeconomic Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the agency only knows about Filipinos' aspirations – which would cost a family around P120,000 a month
We argue against going after a program that has concretely shown positive impact on the lives of 4.4 million poor households
Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
'Despite the generally good economic performance, poverty remains high and the pace of poverty reduction has been slow,' says the World Bank in its latest report on poverty in the Philippines
Melvin Chua was 9 years old when he started selling dish sponges to send himself to school. He now works at a multinational company in posh Bonifacio Global City.
The Department of Justice, which supervises budget for the Office of the Solicitor General, awards contracts to a security agency owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida
Squatters occupy some 200 buildings in Sao Paulo, a metropolis that is also home to Brazil's billionaires
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