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More gov’t spending seen

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma 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

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Social Welfare Secretary 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

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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 »

Aquino: Gov’t has no P3 trillion to implement Magna Carta for Poor

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He could have played cute and signed it into law. But without a P3.044-trillion budget to fulfill the basic needs of the poor right away, the government would have been haled to court.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brillantes: Stop relief distribution during election campaign

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To avoid charges of politicking, the Department of Social Welfare and Development should suspend relief operations in disaster areas and conflict zones during the campaign period for local elections, Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo lauds Aquino for PH growth but there’s a rub

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo AP FILE PHOTO

Call it faint praise, but former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday commended President Benigno Aquino III, her former student in economics at Ateneo de Manila University, over the 6.8-percent growth in the country’s gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Santiago urges computerization of CCT

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Tuesday the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program could be digitalized following observations that almost half of the budget for the program in 2013 will just go to overhead expenses, and not to its beneficiaries.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Local polls told to stop claiming credit for gov’t cash doles

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Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo has banned the display of the names and photos of governors and mayors on the posters and streamers of the government’s conditional cash transfer program, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Saturday.

Posted: March 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t allocates P718M for anti-poverty drive in ARMM

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The national government has allocated P718 million for its anti-poverty drive this year in what were formerly strongholds of the Moro National Liberation Front and other conflict areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Social welfare secretary bares CCT scam in Maguindanao

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Some barangay officials in Maguindanao are exacting unauthorized cuts from the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) or cash doles to needy citizens, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t to give in-city housing to over 100,000 urban poor families

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After decades of living precariously close to esteros, rivers and the bay in populous Metro Manila, more than 100,000 urban poor families will benefit from the government’s program to provide permanent city housing for them

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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