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Philippine independence, 123 years hence

On poverty rate, freedom from hunger and right to employment: Although poverty rate had declined from 24.5 percent in 2016 to 19,8 percent in 2020, …

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Philippines

On the 123rd PH Independence Day celebration, Briones enjoins stakeholders to reflect on the real …

With issues on economic colonization and the scourge of poverty, Briones said that the struggle still continues for many Filipinos. “The struggle to free …

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Philippines

COVID-19 pandemic threatens progress made by Nepal to reduce child labor

“This situation represents an intolerable violation of the rights of individual children, it perpetuates poverty and it compromises economic growth and …

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Nepal

‘Wag tapon nang tapon! Loren Legarda urges Pinoys: Embrace sustainable living

We continue to live in a highly-polluted environment that has placed us in a cycle of disruption, disaster vulnerability, and poverty,” Legarda said.

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Philippines

Poverty disallows former child soldiers to return to schools in South Sudan

Poverty disallows former child soldiers to return to schools in South Sudan. On eve of World Day Against Child Labor former child soldiers say they are …

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Turkey

On Independence Day, Filipinos asked to declare: “Atin ang Pilipinas, China Layas!”

Castro accused government under Duterte of failing to “protect and uphold human rights” as it was also unable to eliminate poverty. Instead, she said …

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · China, Philippines

Togolese parents send children to work to avoid starvation

Coinciding World Day Against Child Labour, activists in Togo say poverty forces children to work in homes, agriculture fields, and mining sector.

by · Friday, 11 June 2021 · Turkey

Poverty forces 53K kids in NorMin to work: DOLE

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 10 (Northern Mindanao) said Thursday poverty remains to be the top …

by · Thursday, 10 June 2021 · Philippines

Solon weighs in on impact of ‘Mandanas’ devolution

He said the Mandanas ruling could improve the delivery of social services and enhance human development and poverty reduction. “There are potential …

by · Thursday, 10 June 2021 · Philippines

Child labor swells for first time in two decades: UN

If the latest projections of poverty increases due to the pandemic materialise, another nine million children will be pushed into child labour by the end of …

by · Thursday, 10 June 2021 · Philippines