Philippines

Economic managers tout infrastructure, reform gains to US businessmen

“We seek a more dynamic and competitive economy to bring down poverty rates and create more opportunities for our people,” he said at the …

by · Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Philippines

World Bank making women’s entrepreneurship a priority

Abolishing the myriad of obstacles for African women to become entrepreneurs must be a priority on a continent where poverty continues to grow, …

by · Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Philippines

[ANALYSIS] On poverty lines and counting the poor

We have to get our act together and adopt a whole-of-nation approach to ensure that no Filipino will be in poverty by 2030 or even 2040.

by · Wednesday, 17 April 2019 · Philippines

Belmonte signs covenant with QC’s District 5 homeowners on secured, decent housing

… in the city’s fifth district have signed a covenant that advocates secured housing and decent shelters for the poverty-stricken residents in the area.

by · Tuesday, 16 April 2019 · Philippines

Free sanitary products to be available to girls in primary school to tackle period poverty

Free sanitary products will be available to girls in all primary schools from early next year, the Government has announced. The move follows last …

by · Tuesday, 16 April 2019 · Philippines

Lesser poor Filipinos?

THE release of 2018 first semester poverty statistics by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) last week was met with more negative reactions …

by · Monday, 15 April 2019 · Philippines

More Filipinos saved from poverty

The steady economic growth in the Philippines over the past three years lifted thousands of Filipinos out of poverty. This to me is a validation that we …

by · Monday, 15 April 2019 · Philippines

The Philippines always pays its debts

Debt-for-equity means the debt service or principal amount will be converted into equities in poverty alleviation projects. This is different from debt …

by · Monday, 15 April 2019 · Philippines

Must reading for agribusiness proponents

As pointed out in the Foreword to the book by Dr. Walter Brown and former Secretary of Agriculture Luis Lorenzo Jr., rural poverty is severe in the …

by · Monday, 15 April 2019 · Philippines

Abrigo: PSA’s looping hoax in poverty

The threshold or poverty line for a Filipino family of five according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is P10,481 a month: P7,337 for food and …

by · Monday, 15 April 2019 · Philippines