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World Bank poorly prepared for conflict countries – study


The World Bank’s anti-poverty programs are not well-structured for countries beset by conflict, and do too little for women suffering from violence, according to internal study released Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Albay governor elected chair of UN Green Climate Fund Board

Albay Governor Joey Salceda. FILE PHOTO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has been elected chairman of the United Nations Green Climate Fund Board, the first Filipino and Asian to be elected chair of the 24-man board.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t asked to stop shanty demolitions


The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Boom spreads wealth wider in Philippines

Construction of a hotel-condominium is in progress in Manila. AP

Just three years ago a new car and an overseas holiday were unthinkable luxuries for J. Ante and her family of six. The insurance company manager’s commissions have soared since then as the Philippines, blighted for a generation by venal and incompetent leaders, has unexpectedly boomed, putting middle class comforts within tantalizing reach of many.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Intramuros slum dwellers to start moving out March


The Intramuros Administration will start relocating informal settlers from Manila’s historic Walled City, with the first batch moving to a Gawad Kalinga low-cost housing site in Trece Martires, Cavite province, in March.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »