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Duterte signs national feeding program law

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Tuesday, July 3, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11037,...

Improving lives through infrastructure

President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s centerpiece project, the “Build, Build, Build” program aims to usher in the “Golden Age of Infrastructure,” and is known as...

How many Filipinos have been lifted out of poverty because of...

The Philippines' conditional cash transfer program (CCT) program, locally known as Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, or 4Ps, is currently the world’s fourth-largest CCT program based...

WB cites Philippines’ anti-poverty gains, deficiencies

THE PHILIPPINES’ robust economic growth has made a dent on poverty in recent years, such progress pales in comparison to those of neighbors due to low-quality jobs, inequitable access to basic services, and the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, the World Bank said in a report.

DoLE urges informal sector workers to apply for livelihood aid

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has encouraged qualified informal sector workers to avail of a livelihood aid through the Kabuhayan Program. The labor...

Foreign expert says PHL government needs to review CCT’s targeting mechanism

THE GOVERNMENT should revisit its conditional cash transfer program to ensure that they are given only to those who need them, an expert said. “You...

World Bank cites need to address ‘poor quality of jobs’ to...

THE WORLD BANK has labelled the poor quality of jobs in the Philippines as the "missing link" to reducing poverty and inequality in the...

The barometer of economic health

For a country, sustainable economic growth and well-being is something to aspire for. Many societal issues can be addressed with a developed economy, given...

In quest for sustainable social protection

Social insurance institutions: Strengthening social protection Among the other sectors, the poor are more vulnerable to the risks and shocks of volatility in the global...

Gov’t to hand out ‘unconditional’ cash transfers in Q1

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE GOVERNMENT will start handing out cash transfers to some 7.4 million households by March, with the P200...

7.4 million families to get P200 monthly subsidy by March

The government will start handing out cash transfers to some 7.4 million families by March, with the P200 subsidy expected to help poor households...

SWS: Q4 self-rated poverty 3 points down

THE NUMBER of families considering themselves as mahirap or poor dropped 3 points to 44% (est. 10.0 million) in the Social Weather Stations’ (SWS)...

PHL withdraws bid for second MCC aid package

THE PHILIPPINES has withdrawn its application for a second aid package from the US-based agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Malacañang announced on Tuesday, Dec....

Poverty reduction is business expansion

How will poverty reduction impact on businesses’ bottom lines? And why should businesses seek rational spending on poverty alleviation? Here is why. The Philippines had...

How does climate change make people poorer?

BARCELONA -- A new report from the World Bank finds that the poorest people are more exposed to climate-related shocks such as floods, droughts...