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Palace concerned over number of poor Pinoys

A third quarter survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations has revealed that self-rated poverty among Filipino families has increased to 47 percent or an estimated 10.9 million in the third quarter of 2017, three points up from 44 percent or 10.1 …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

The relevance of the Communist Party of the Philippines

A few are still holding out, with former Gabriela Representative Liza Masa, head of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, the most prominent. However, she is reportedly marginalized in the Cabinet and not being invited to meetings. This is such a diffe…

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Inflation, peso value blamed for higher poverty rate

A Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll conducted from Sept. 23 to 27 suggested that self-rated poverty in the country rose to 10.9 million families from 10.1 million families in June. Forty-seven percent of the survey respondents considered their familie…

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

No reenacted budget – Palace

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), Andanar said, is the cornerstone of the Duterte administration’s anti-poverty program. “Meron pong ambisyon ang ating gobyerno na maibaba ang poverty rate from 21 percent to 14 percent by 2022. At itong tax reform ay isa sa mga magiging …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

It’s inflation that caused the rise in ‘self-rated poverty,’ says Roque

The increase in “self-rated poverty” was a cause for concern, he said. On the other hand, the administration was “encouraged that the “food-poor” …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

It’s inflation that caused the rise in ‘self-rated poverty,’ says Roque

The increase in “self-rated poverty” was a cause for concern, he said. On the other hand, the administration was “encouraged that the “food-poor” rating was going down. In September 2017, the percentage of families who rated themselves food-poor stood …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace faults inflation for higher self-rated poverty

A Social Weather Stations poll conducted from September 23 to 27 suggested that self-rated poverty in the country rose to 10.9 million families from 10.1 million families in June. Forty-seven percent of the survey respondents considered their families …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace hopes econ gains to lift poor as survey sees rise in self-rated poverty

A family living in a shanty neighborhood in Tondo, Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News. MANILA – Malacañang said Sunday it hopes the poor will soon also benefit from the country’s economic gains, after a survey showed that more families considered themselves poverty stricken. The Social …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace ‘concerned’ with increase of poverty perception in SWS poll

After the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its third quarter survey that says more Filipinos considered themselves poor, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque admitted that they were concerned about the high number but the statistics of food-poor…

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace concerned with poverty perception of Filipinos

“Yes, we’re concerned that the perception of poverty increased. However, take note that iyung (the) food-poor [rating] decreased,” Roque said in a text message today.. Roque said the Palace is encouraged by the decrease in the number of people considering themselves food-poor and hopes that the …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines