Posts Tagged by poverty

Price of Happiness; The Philippines is 103rd Happiest in world

    WASHINGTON D.C.  How much happiness? If you live in the United States, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion answers that question with a nice, round figure — $50,000.… Read More

Wow Philippines?

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. I spent two weeks in Manila in May to visit family and some R&R. The Filipinos are still there, and in greater numbers. There is a… Read More

Manny vs. poverty


By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. Here we go again, another  Manny Pacquiao win. The living Filipino boxing legend hardly sweated  in a twelve-round match with Shane Mosely that failed to live… Read More

RP anti poverty plan not working

The World Bank said the Philippines remained weak in terms of spreading the benefits of economic growth Related PostsRP children suffer the most Read More

GMU student writes about hunger and beauty in RP

By Jasper Hu FAIRFAX, Virginia – This past summer in 2008, from May until June, I was among a group of American students, both undergraduates and graduates, from George Mason… Read More

Pinoys say lives have gone worse

More than half of Filipinos believe their lives have gone worse compared to last year, a new survey from Related PostsAquino’s lead widens in Philippine opinion poll DoH pushes for… Read More

RP 5th ‘hungry’ in world survey

The Philippines ranked fifth among 55 countries in a recent global hunger survey conducted by Gallup Related PostsAsians Paying Heavy Price in US Recession Peso boosted by optimism over global… Read More

RP lagging in poverty fight -ADB

MANILA – Despite Malacanang’s claim that the Philippines is winning the war on poverty, the Asian Related PostsPresidential style Manila among the worst for driving Solon hits USAID English lessons… Read More

High food prices worsen RP hunger

MANILA = The Social Weather Stations (SWS) say more Filipinos are going hungry because of the rise in food prices. The intensity of hunger has “worsened significantly,” SWS said in… Read More

88.5-M Filipinos and still growing…

MANILA- The population of the Philippines rose to 88.57 million as of August last year and still growing. The number is 15.8 Related PostsPHILIPPINES: Family planning "urgently needed" PH warned… Read More

‘Post’ links RP poverty to high birth rates

WASHINGTON D.C. = The Washington Post links the high rates of poverty in the Philippines to the high birth rates which are due to the Catholic Church’s doctrine against modern… Read More

Philippine official says rice price to go down in coming weeks

A Philippine official said on Thursday prices of rice will go down in the coming weeks as newly- harvested palay from Central and Northern Luzon start to come into market,… Read More

Philippines pushed to accelerate rice self-sufficiency measures

The Philippines, strained by the likely emerging of a rice cartel among Asian rice producing nations, on Friday announced stepped-up measures to achieve the country’s rice sufficiency by 2010. The… Read More

IRRI to help Philippines grow enough rice for itself

The Philippines on Friday signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to help it to grow enough rice to feed its own people within three years. IRRI… Read More

In rice crisis, Philippines remains confident to control budget deficit

Despite a boost in government spending to harness ongoing rice crisis, the Philippine government says it is optimistic about achieving its goal of wiping out budget deficit at the end… Read More

No Rice Crisis

Greg B. Macabenta Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has reassured the Filipino people that there is no rice crisis. Ergo, there is none. After all, would Arroyo lie to us? Related PostsBelated birthday… Read More

Philippines working on rice “access cards” for poors

The Philippine government is drawing up an emergency scheme to offer the poor household the access to the limited government-subsidized rice by issuing out ” access cards”, national newspaper the… Read More

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