Philippines

CHR cautions Palace on plan to open Lumad lands to investors

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday reminded the Malacañang to be cautious in its plan to find investors to develop the ancestral lands of the Lumad. “While the president’s intention is to generate economic activity toward alleviating poverty in the Lumad area, it is …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines

CHR cautions Palace on plan to open Lumad lands to investors

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday reminded the Malacañang to be cautious in its plan to find investors to develop the ancestral lands of the Lumad. “While the president’s intention is to generate economic activity toward alleviating poverty in the Lumad area, it is …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines

CHR cautions Palace on plan to open Lumad lands to investors

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday reminded the Malacañang to be cautious in its plan to find investors to develop the ancestral lands of the Lumad. “While the president’s intention is to generate economic activity toward alleviating poverty in the Lumad area, it is …

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Philippines

Where angels fear to tread

Compare this with many LGUs who are entirely dependent on grants and their share from internal revenue taxes (BIR internal revenue allotments.) And so I ponder how the proposed federalism can provide the solution to problems of inequity, poverty, and t…

by · Tuesday, 6 February 2018 · Philippines

Alamon: Drawing the line

In other words, it is more of the same heavy-handed and state-centric approaches that have caused the continuation of the conflicts and the poverty in these areas in the first place. There is an ideology behind this, the contours of which Duterte himse…

by · Monday, 5 February 2018 · Philippines

Alamon: Drawing the line

In other words, it is more of the same heavy-handed and state-centric approaches that have caused the continuation of the conflicts and the poverty in these areas in the first place. There is an ideology behind this, the contours of which Duterte himse…

by · Monday, 5 February 2018 · Philippines

Lumads have final say if they want investors in ancestral domain — Malacañang

Roque explained that the President’s proposal to develop the ancestral domains was aimed to reduce poverty among the lumads. He noted that job generation in the IP communities would also weaken the influence of the communist rebels, who have forced lumads to join their ranks. “The solution of the …

by · Monday, 5 February 2018 · Philippines
Expanding opportunities for urban poor in East Asia and Pacific cities

Expanding opportunities for urban poor in East Asia and Pacific cities

Photo: © World Bank

Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

But for millions lured to these centres for innovation and prosperity, cities can also lead to a …

by · Sunday, 4 February 2018 · China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

Rihanna presses leaders to fund global education

Some 264 million school-age children and youths are living without any education owing to poverty, conflict and social barriers including bias against girls, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. The Dakar conference, which brings together governments and the private sector, aims to raise …

by · Friday, 2 February 2018 · Philippines

Elusive inclusiveness: Will federalism finally bring progress to rural PHL?

In 2015 the country’s poverty rate declined to 21.6 percent, from 25.2 percent in 2015; 26.3 percent in 2009; and 26.6 percent in 2006. While this is impressive, economists believe the Philippines continues to experience challenges in terms of achieving inclusive economic growth. Former Socioeconomic …

by · Thursday, 1 February 2018 · Philippines