Philippines

Asia-Pacific forest and farm producers pivotal to improving smallholder livelihoods

“Producer organisations are strategic partners for FAO in achieving its mandate and SDG targets on food security and poverty reduction,” said Xiaojie Fan, FAO representative in Myanmar. “FAO supports existing dynamics in countries, by strengthening producer organizations’ capacities at global, …

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Myanmar, Philippines

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

Segura, who rose from poverty to win three U.S. Pro Tennis Championships in a row and was one of the world’s greatest players in the 1950s, has …

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Philippines

Who are the poorest in SE Asia?

Filipinos and Indonesians make up 90 percent of the 36-million people living below the poverty line in Southeast Asia, but poverty rates are on a …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Policy calibration to address overheating

Higher growth and social spending would lead to faster poverty reduction than in the baseline scenario. The impact could be larger with well-targeted …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a ‘great sin’

… Basilica, Pope Francis on Sunday denounced those who dismiss poverty as “not my business” and defined indifference to the needy as a “great sin.”.

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines

Sari-sari store owners sign petition vs ‘sweet’ tax

In an open letter, Pasco President Vicky Aguinaldo said the group supports the Duterte administration’s poverty alleviation, but the “sweet tax” is anti-poor. Some 80 percent of the consumers of affected products are low-income earners, while the covered goods constitute 40 percent of the income of …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines

Pope denounces ‘indifference’ on first ‘World Day for the Poor’

Pope Francis called on Sunday to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic Church.

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines

Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

NAYPYITAW — China’s foreign minister said yesterday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · China, Myanmar, Philippines

Pope denounces ‘indifference’ on first ‘World Day for the Poor’

ROME, Italy – Pope Francis called on Sunday, November 19, to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first “World Day for the Poor” by the Catholic Church. Celebrating the event in Rome at a mass attended by about 7,000 poor people at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope urged people not …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines

Pope denounces ‘indifference’ on first ‘World Day for the Poor’

ROME, Italy – Pope Francis called on Sunday, November 19, to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first “World Day for the Poor” by the Catholic Church. Celebrating the event in Rome at a mass attended by about 7,000 poor people at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope urged people not …

by · Sunday, 19 November 2017 · Philippines