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Self-rated poverty up in Visayas, Mindanao–SWS

More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: 2.5M Filipinos able to improve lives via CCT program

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President Benigno Aquino lll

President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) said 2.5 million Filipinos were able to uplift themselves from poverty from 2013.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The poor fight, not wait for inclusion

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BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE  This is a portrait of a country wallowing in poverty: A family finds refuge in a pushcart painted like the Philippine flag. Merlisa Villoga, 23, and her children Jerico, 5, and Luigi, 2, stay together in a tiny place they call home on Agham Road, Quezon City, while her husband Larry is away doing part-time work. EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III apparently owes Bernadette Sabalza and Susan Ladan an explanation.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Top one percent control a third of China’s wealth–study

A Chinese man smokes inside his tricycle as he waits for customer outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China on July 16. AP

The top one percent of households in communist-ruled China control more than one third of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 25 percent control just one hundredth, official media said, citing an academic report.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino rating 8 points down vs graft

President Aquino

Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), more Filipinos disapprove of the administration’s efforts in fighting graft and corruption in government, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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