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The vital necessity of networking

It has led the military sector to seek and build alliances with other sectors in various areas where they operate, in part because of their realization that the problem of insurgency is much more “systemic,” covering the whole gamut of poverty: lack of…

by · Wednesday, 22 November 2017 · Philippines

Regime needs to mind the income gap

And normally when there are improvements in the poverty situation, they are observed at the upper level first before expanding to the grassroots level," he noted. Past governments have failed to tackle economic inequality and income disparity. Lik…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Thailand

UN Security Council approves tougher action on human trafficking

"Preventing the situations that lead to trafficking means addressing poverty and exclusion in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Who keeps track of ‘Asia’s Poorest 50’?

But in much of Asia, that kind of arrangement—so much wealth amid so much grinding poverty—is a perfectly normal living arrangement. One reason why the Asian Great Divide is almost a normal and perfectly acceptable thing, an arrangement that cannot tak…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Villar cites significance of cooperatives

Senator Cynthia A. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food committee, underscored the significant contribution of cooperatives to combat poverty in the Philippines. She noted that cooperatives are truly the government and the private sector’s partners in promoting agriculture-driven growth …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Top palm-oil growers go on defensive against EU curb threat

Malaysia’s commercial palm-oil industry began in 1917, with expansion supported as part of government measures to alleviate poverty by increasing agricultural output. Palm plantations began replacing rubber from 1961 and became Malaysia’s main economic crop in 1989. In terms of net exports, palm …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Malaysia, Philippines

Duterte reforms in coop sector key to poverty alleviation

The fast-track development in infrastructures, industries and agriculture are crucial to reduce poverty, but increasing the pie solves only half the problem; what is lacking is a fair distribution of the pie that can only happen if the poor themselves …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Palafox: Good urban plan for Marawi to attract investors

“We have to pull Mindanao out of the quagmire of poverty and ignorance. But to do this we have to be united, we have to work the full engagement of the community leaders, government and private to support this initiative from the efforts of the Preside…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Public-private cooperation stressed to meet SDGs

The SDGs, a set of 17 goals, are the United Nations universal call to act against 169 targets to end all sorts of poverty, achieve gender equality and …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Nepal

China’s ‘solution’ to the Rohingya refugee crisis ignores persecution

China’s focus on poverty alleviation as a solution to the refugee crisis is consistent with its interest in infrastructure development, but it ignores …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · China, Thailand