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Catholic Church to highlight large-scale poverty on first ‘World Day of the Poor’

A day for for the less fortunate, the vulnerable and the marginalized will be observed by the Catholic Church in the Philippines on Sunday, as globally initiated by Pope Francis. Caritas Philippines, the social arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), on Saturday called on …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Philippines

Church to recognize marginalized sector in ‘World Day of the Poor’

The National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines, the social arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said on Saturday that “with over 1/2 of the world’s population (over 3 billion people) living in extreme poverty, the Pope’s initiative to honor the poor is both …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Philippines

Pope Francis to feed Vatican’s poor, homeless at special Sunday lunch, Mass

In a letter announcing the day celebrating the poor, Pope Francis called his namesake “an outstanding example” of how deeds, and not just empty words, are needed to address the challenges posed by poverty. St. Francis was the 12th-century founder of th…

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Philippines

Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children – UN

Around 6.5% of Mexico’s 125 million people are indigenous. Most – 61.9% – live in poverty or extreme poverty, according to Tauli-Corpuz. – Rappler.

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Philippines

Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children: UN

Mexican drug cartels are forcing indigenous children and teens to join their ranks, torturing or killing those who refuse, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said she is “particularly worried” about violence against minors after …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Backpedalling in a parallel Thai universe

The sad fact of the world is that poverty can’t be eradicated — minimised, yes, through the fairer distribution of income — and even Sweden has around 6-7% of people living in poverty. To wipe out poverty in a year is something worthy of the Nobel Economics, Peace, Chemistry and Physics prizes rolled …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Thailand

EDITORIAL – Challenges amid growth

Extreme poverty in Southeast Asia has fallen from 17 percent of the population in 2005 to seven percent in 2013, according to the report, but these …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Philippines

Close to 2200 households removed from 4Ps list in Region 12

4Ps is a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to “poorest of the poor” …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Philippines

APEC 2017: Jakarta Post praises Vietnam’s role

… globalization, and economic reform. The paper said Vietnam is undergoing a transformation from an agricultural country to an export-oriented economy, and a country of industrialisation and modernisation. The nation’s progress in poverty alleviation has been shown in the poverty rate reduction from …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Vietnam

Wealth didn’t trickle down to the poor, say Duterte critics

Poverty and unemployment figures are still high and getting worse. Inflation remains high as the peso continues to devalue,” Baguilat said in a …

by · Thursday, 16 November 2017 · Philippines