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Removing rice QR to cut retail price – DOF

Lifting of the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice imports in favor of tariffs will bring several benefits to the economy, among them, slashing the retail price of the staple food by P7 per kilo and helping free some 730,000 Filipinos from poverty, …

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Philippines

Party General Secretary meets with ethnic minority exemplars

Many programmes and policies targeting them have been issued and carried out effectively, especially those on poverty reduction, infrastructure building, and manpower training. As a result, 98 percent of the communes in mountainous ethnic minority area…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Vietnam

Party General Secretary meets with ethnic minority exemplars

Many programmes and policies targeting them have been issued and carried out effectively, especially those on poverty reduction, infrastructure building, and manpower training. As a result, 98 percent of the communes in mountainous ethnic minority area…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Vietnam

Party General Secretary meets with ethnic minority exemplars

Many programmes and policies targeting them have been issued and carried out effectively, especially those on poverty reduction, infrastructure building, and manpower training. As a result, 98 percent of the communes in mountainous ethnic minority area…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Vietnam

Party General Secretary meets with ethnic minority exemplars

Many programmes and policies targeting them have been issued and carried out effectively, especially those on poverty reduction, infrastructure building, and manpower training. As a result, 98 percent of the communes in mountainous ethnic minority area…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Vietnam

Legarda welcomes offer to head DSWD

The government must sustain its support and facilitate the environment where our poor—those who have been victims of poverty from decades long of poor governance and lack of government interventions—could prosper. We should treat the poor as we would a…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Philippines

DOF: Replacing rice import quota with 35% tariff to slash prices by P7 per kilo

Cash transfers would slash poverty incidence by as much as 3 percent, Beltran said. “Instead of subsidizing imports, the national government could reallocate its funds to invest in public goods and services that directly benefit the farmers. These incl…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Philippines

Mass occupation underscores Brazil’s poverty, creates angst

Improvised homes create the squatter community coined “Povo Sem Medo,” or Fearless People, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, a suburb pf Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sprawling across a roadside area about the size of 10 soccer fields, the latest occupation underscores h…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Nepal

RUN OVER BY ‘TRAIN’ | Labor alliance prods govt to provide social protection for informal sector …

They have no Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, and Pag-ibig, unlike the waged employees. “The TRAIN has no policy or program for them. We urge government to improve its social safety net protection to underground economy workers to save them fu…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Philippines

Removing rice QR to cut retail price by as much as P7 per kilo

MANILA, Dec. 18 – The lifting of the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice imports in favor of tariffs will bring several benefits to the economy, among them, slashing the retail price of the food staple by as much as P7 per kilo and helping free some…

by · Monday, 18 December 2017 · Oman, Philippines