Philippines

Philstar.com reporter among finalists for Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award

"Many journalists across Asia fight the injustice of inequality and poverty. Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award, co-hosted by Asia Centre and …

by · Monday, 3 August 2020 · Philippines

‘Farms fared better than others in Q2, but will still shrink’

Data showed the country’s poverty rate was reduced to 16.7 percent in 2018 from 23.5 percent in 2015. In 2018, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data …

by · Sunday, 2 August 2020 · Philippines

Local, foreign biz: Poor to suffer more under ECQ

“[It is] damaging to people’s health, with unemployment and poverty affecting health and wellness and nutrition intake. [It] will affect long-term health …

by · Sunday, 2 August 2020 · Philippines

Death penalty for corrupt gov’t officials pushed

… of Filipinos in poverty. “Corruption should be categorized as a heinous crime and should be penalized by death,” he said. “Ang (gusto namin) noon, …

by · Saturday, 1 August 2020 · Philippines

Steeper climb to human progress

DECADES of hard-won gains in poverty reduction are being eroded by the Covid-19 pandemic, even as governments like that of the Philippines have …

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Philippines

Virus pushing millions more Afghans into poverty: US watchdog

The coronavirus is pushing millions more Afghans into poverty, overwhelming Afghanistan’s basic health care system, and exacerbating food …

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Afghanistan, Philippines

Gloomy mood in war-torn Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

Worn down by conflict, poverty and the pandemic, many Libyans are gloomy this year on the eve of the holy Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha.

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Philippines

After being left with nothing, UP graduate says poverty is a ‘hindrance to success’

At 21 years old, Rene Principe graduated from the country’s premier state university with flying colors, but refused to glorify the “extreme poverty” he …

by · Friday, 31 July 2020 · Philippines

Newly-promoted DAR-NegOcc personnel urged to create ‘impact’

… province by breaking the cycle of poverty through agrarian reform. On Thursday, July 30, 48 newly-promoted and appointed personnel of the agency …

by · Thursday, 30 July 2020 · Philippines

Online sexual abuse cases involving children could swell if left unaddressed – CRN

Confronted with poverty, many parents and their children resort to cybersex trade to survive poverty as exacerbated by the coronavirus disease 2019 …

by · Thursday, 30 July 2020 · Philippines