Boys of summer (A picture story)
Is the government merely tinkering with figures on poverty and economic growth, or is it honestly and sincerely trying to achieve real economic goals? By SATUR C. OCAMPO / bulatlat.com
By IBON Foundation, Inc.
“The government should cut poverty by increasing the incomes of Filipinos instead of reducing the poverty threshold.”–Ibon Foundation, Inc.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A new poverty index that reconfigured the method of determining the extent of poverty in the Philippines has been criticized as deceptive and can be exploited by the government to declare that life has become better under the Aquino administration, critics said the other day.
PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2011 “Recent events in Egypt and other Arab countries should teach Aquino a lesson: oppressed people don’t just suck it in, they take action.” This was the statement of Terry Ridon, National Chairperson of the League of Filipino Students, directed to Aquino with the formal talks between the GPH (Government of…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
For urban poor group Kadamay, buying an expensive car such as a Porsche is like Aquino saying “I do not care if prices are high for as long as I have the money to buy myself a nice car.” The group also compared Aquino to a father who ate an entire roasted chicken for himself while his children are starving.
Benjie Oliveros | Aquino Government Should Urgently Address Hunger Problem Instead of Denying It Exists
The results of the SWS November 27-30, 2010 survey revealed that the prevalence of hunger worsened in a matter of three months.
Not Quite Le Cirque. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her party spent nearly one million pesos on dinner during their recent visit to New York, ordering such items as caviar and expensive wine. In the meantime, poor Filipinos — like this little girl having lunch, or what passes for it, in Isla Puting Bato, a slum area in Manila — have to make do with what they have, which is often not enough. (By Ayi Muallam)
About 30 million Filipinos living below the poverty-line hound the urban scene of modern-day Philippines. In the heart of Tondo, Manila, one can easily be acquainted with the images of destitute lives of thousands of men, women and children struggling amid the ever worsening situation.