Duterte’s biggest challenge: pluck 6M Filipinos from poverty, says Recto

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:48:38 +0000

MANILA,  Philippines— For  Senate  President  Pro Tempore  Ralph Recto,  getting six million Filipinos out of poverty was the “hardest” and “most demanding” challenge President Rodrigo Duterte had laid out in his State of the Nation Address (Sona). Speaking before the joint session of Congress on Monday, Duterte reported that poverty declined in the country. “Poverty […]

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4Ps under Duterte still needs to evolve from ‘mere dole’

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:45:40 +0000

4Ps under Duterte still needs to evolve from ‘mere dole’

Thanks to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Yolanda Mendoza, finally had enough pocket money to treat herself and her family to a few burgers. She stepped into a fast-food joint as a paying customer for the first time—at age 40.

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Rich can leave poor to bear brunt of climate change

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 23:23:48 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — The world is increasingly facing a “climate apartheid” where the rich would pay to escape the worst effects of global warming while the poor would be left to suffer, the United Nations warned.

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