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More gov’t spending seen

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration is expected to hasten and pour more funds into infrastructure development and poverty alleviation towards the end of its term, a Malacañang spokesperson indicated over the weekend.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New DSWD data system to track antipoverty plans

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has launched a database to keep track of the progress of all antipoverty projects in the country.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t adopts holistic approach to problems of poverty, employment

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A “convergence strategy” is taking shape among 10 government agencies to help improve the quality of life of the Philippines’ most marginalized sectors, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said on Thursday.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MV Pangilinan: Allow private sector to actively help end poverty

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A top businessman on Wednesday called on Malacañang to include the private sector in mapping out fresh antipoverty programs as lawmakers blamed income inequality for chronic poverty amid robust economic growth.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pols offer their two cents worth on poverty issue

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A government report showing that the level of poverty in the country remained unchanged over the past six years despite robust economic growth drew various proposals from senatorial candidates and their supporters to address the problem.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »