Philippines

Priest slams crimes against, and abuse of, children

“Government has to address this material poverty but most specially during this time of crisis,” he added. Although it is the primary duty of the government …

by · Tuesday, 26 May 2020 · Philippines

DAR partners with DSWD for supplementary feeding program

“The DSWD is one of our partners in the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program that addresses …

by · Monday, 25 May 2020 · Philippines

Hospitals in the Philippines: Where they are – and aren’t

There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence …

by · Saturday, 23 May 2020 · Philippines

In Brazil, COVID-19 hitting young people harder

… Brazil than other countries, a trend driven partly by demographics — the overall population is younger — but also by poverty and the need to work.

by · Friday, 22 May 2020 · Philippines

‘I had no choice’: Sex for rent rises in US, UK with coronavirus poverty

… report sexual harassment by landlords over fears they could lose their housing, or because they were struggling with other issues such as poverty.

by · Friday, 22 May 2020 · Philippines

Philippines tops world for online child sex abuse: study

The Philippines has become the world’s largest known source of online child sexual exploitation, with endemic poverty helping drive a surge in abuse, …

by · Thursday, 21 May 2020 · Philippines

Stimulus package, big or small, must be focused—experts

Economists believe that the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic will set back the country’s efforts to reduce poverty rate to 14 percent by 2022—but a …

by · Wednesday, 20 May 2020 · Philippines

Abellanosa: Charity and justice in a time of pandemic

The latest self-rated poverty rate is the highest since the 55% in September 2014. Apparently, Covid-19 cannot be faulted for the people’s misery. Many …

by · Wednesday, 20 May 2020 · Philippines

UN chief warns Covid-19 could cause poverty, hunger for millions in Africa

By Agence France-Presse. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that millions of people could be pushed into extreme poverty in Africa due …

by · Wednesday, 20 May 2020 · Philippines

World Bank warns pandemic could push 60 mn into extreme poverty

The head of the World Bank warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis threatens to push some 60 million people into extreme poverty, wiping out the …

by · Tuesday, 19 May 2020 · Philippines