Philippines

PH holds USD26.3-T untapped oil deposits

MANILA — The Philippines is virtually “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at USD26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of po…

by · Sunday, 11 February 2018 · Philippines

Ravanera: Waging Coop Revolution Thru Biyaya Ng Pagbabago

Poverty. Hunger. Ecological disasters. Corruption. Violence. Greed and apathy. Social injustice. Gross Inequities. Violent Extremism. Put together, these are the lethal combination that puts a country in disarray, caused by formidable social structures…

by · Saturday, 10 February 2018 · Philippines

Ravanera: Waging Coop Revolution Thru Biyaya Ng Pagbabago

Poverty. Hunger. Ecological disasters. Corruption. Violence. Greed and apathy. Social injustice. Gross Inequities. Violent Extremism. Put together, these are the lethal combination that puts a country in disarray, caused by formidable social structures…

by · Saturday, 10 February 2018 · Philippines

Ravanera: Waging Coop Revolution Thru Biyaya Ng Pagbabago

Poverty. Hunger. Ecological disasters. Corruption. Violence. Greed and apathy. Social injustice. Gross Inequities. Violent Extremism. Put together, these are the lethal combination that puts a country in disarray, caused by formidable social structures…

by · Saturday, 10 February 2018 · Philippines

Microsoft and Gawad Kalinga leave no one behind

As the country moves forward, we mustn’t forget that approximately 21.6% of the Philippine population still live below the poverty line and have limited access to much needed resources. Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines reiterated their commitment to serving the underserved.

by · Thursday, 8 February 2018 · Philippines

P864-M aid given to 4Ps beneficiaries

The MCCT program is meant for the vulnerable poor sectors not included in the 2009 data base of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) for lack of permanent address. CCT or 4Ps is one of the poverty-alleviation programs…

by · Thursday, 8 February 2018 · Philippines

Army steps up counterinsurgency outreach program in Samar

In the 2015 report by the Philippine Statistics Authority, Samar had a poverty incidence of 39.5 percent, while Eastern Samar recorded a 37.4-percent poverty rate. Samar provinces have been a stronghold of armed rebels due to its terrain, which consist…

by · Thursday, 8 February 2018 · Philippines

Digital economy is key to inclusivity

The summit provided a platform for Sweden and ASEAN countries to discuss and share relevant business information and opportunities. During my talk, I shared how poverty, still one of biggest problems worldwide, has affected growth and progress in many …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines

No more maids

It isn’t, it’s poverty. Poverty, as every OFW knows, is what drives them to seek employment abroad even though the work conditions there are abominable. People are poor because there aren’t enough jobs for everybody. So, no more dreams of deploying “super maids” to other countries. We either create …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines

Editorial: Taking stock of shelter backlog

The speed and scale of in-migration poses a challenge that demands quick and decisive actions before the social ills that go hand in hand with poverty and lack of livelihood opportunities settle in. Add to that the worsening extreme weather destructions, a glimpse we’ve seen when Davao River …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines