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Philippines | Poverty Asia - Part 74

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Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia – WB

Booming economic growth has lifted millions in the region out of extreme poverty since the 1980s, but the wave of prosperity has not guaranteed …

by · Monday, 4 December 2017 · Philippines

Rising number of poor Pinoys worries Palace

“While we are concerned with the increase in self-rated poverty, we are encouraged by the decrease of families rating their food as poor, which stands at 32 percent in September 2017, lower than the previous administration’s average of 35 percent in 2015,” Roque said. “It is for this reason that while the …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Rising number of poor Pinoys worries Palace

“While we are concerned with the increase in self-rated poverty, we are encouraged by the decrease of families rating their food as poor, which stands …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Asean ignores civil society… again

The official poverty rate may have improved at 14 percent or 90 million people, but is understated as it uses the old World Bank global poverty line of $1.25 rather than the 2015 updated one of $1.90. Over 50 percent of Asean’s workforce suffer from poverty-level wages, with women in a more vulnerable …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Asean ignores civil society… again

The official poverty rate may have improved at 14 percent or 90 million people, but is understated as it uses the old World Bank global poverty line of …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace concerned on Pinoys’ poverty rating

Malacañang on Sunday admitted that it was concerned over the result of a survey showing that a high number of Filipinos consider themselves poor. The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey held from September 23 to 27 showed that self-rated poverty among…

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

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