Posts Tagged Poverty

48% Filipino families feel poor — SWS June 2021 survey

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The June 2021 national Social Weather Survey found that 48% of Filipino families rate themselves as Poor. The result of the SWS survey further showed that 23%...

NAPC to monitor the effects of TRAIN law on poor people

admin   •   January 11, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) will monitor the effect of the new tax law on the daily lives of around 21.9 million poor Filipinos or those living...

VP Robredo qestions “rushed” arrest of Sen. De Lima

UNTV News   •   February 25, 2017

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday afternoon expressed her support to Senator Leila de Lima who is now detained at the PNP Custodial Center at Camp...

Eight people own half of world’s wealth, says Oxfam

admin   •   January 17, 2017

HO CHI MINH. Vietnam — The gap between rich and poor is far wider than had been previously detailed. This is according to the report of Oxfam, an international confederation...

SWS: More Filipinos consider themselves as poor

admin   •   January 17, 2017

Forty-four percent (44%) or about 10 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, based on the fourth quarter self-rated poverty survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The figure shows a...

Intensified assistance to OFWs seen to help gov’t’s poverty alleviation programs

admin   •   November 3, 2016

  The Duterte administration plans to focus on assisting overseas Filipino workers in establishing small businesses in the agricultural sector. According to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, this is...

SWS: Filipinos claiming they are poor declines in number

admin   •   October 13, 2016

  From 1983 up to the present, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte recorded the lowest number of Filipinos who consider themselves poor. This is based on the latest survey...

Solons urge Duterte admin to present clear policy on poverty alleviation

admin   •   October 8, 2016

  Several lawmakers are satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration during its first 100 days; particularly the government’s effort to push for peace talks with armed groups in Mindanao....

Charter Change can solve poverty – Retired Chief Justice Puno

admin   •   August 4, 2016

MANILA — In the course of the debate on which mode of changing the consitution must be used, the more important question is whether it can solve the country’s problem...

Self-rated poverty drops – SWS survey

admin   •   August 4, 2016

MANILA — The number of Filipino families declaring themselves as poor has slightly decreased. According to the latest survey of Social Weather Stations conducted last June 24 to 25 among...


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