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Poverty is not a political commodity

As the election is drawing near, most if not all political parties are making eradicating poverty and closing the economic gap their flagship policy, …

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Thailand

‘PHL must spend more for social protection’

The ADB said that, for one, increasing social insurance coverage to 55 percent, from 32 percent in 2015, will lead to significant poverty reduction.

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Philippines

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor – UN

… said Wednesday, February 13, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty.

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Philippines

‘El Chapo’ leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

“Now that Mr Chapo’s gone, there’s more poverty. People have to leave here to look for work, because things are pretty tough,” says Jorge Valenzuela, …

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Philippines

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

… Grimshaw said in a statement, pointing out that "a full 700 million people are living in extreme or moderate poverty despite having employment.".

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Thailand

China aims to lift at least10 million out of poverty

CHINA will continue to work vigorously to improve livelihoods and lift no less than 10 million people out of poverty this year in order to lay a solid …

by · Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · China

Editorial: Poverty is not an excuse for abuse

While we certainly agree that poverty pushes families to extreme measures to survive, the prostitution of children by their own parents seems, well, …

by · Tuesday, 12 February 2019 · Philippines

Tell it to SunStar: How to solve poverty

Because they have another kind of poverty. They are poor in mind, body and attitude. They don’t know how to handle their financial wealth because …

by · Tuesday, 12 February 2019 · Philippines

Chinese New Year: Leadership and the people

In 2019, the goal is to raise 10 million rural residents above the poverty line. However, China has already set a world record in eradicating poverty, …

by · Tuesday, 12 February 2019 · China, Philippines

The young Cambodian escaping poverty using the beautiful game

Tucked away in a neglected slum area near Boeung Kak Lake, a young aspiring football coach is harnessing the power of sport for social …

by · Tuesday, 12 February 2019 · Cambodia