Tags: Urban Poor

A woman doing multiple odd jobs, another managing a small variety store and selling newspapers, the poorest, a scavenger – these three women from poor families are finding it increasingly difficult to make both ends meet. Family survival is a daily struggle for them, and yet, they never lose hope and they always find time to fight for genuine change.

As 2008 nears its end, many Filipinos conclude that their dire plight got unbearably worse this year. More and more urban poor families speak with anguish about their impoverished state while adamantly stressing the need for “radical change”. BY JEFFREY OCAMPO YEAREND REPORT – URBAN POOR (Bulatlat.com) A new year is commencing. Looking back at…

More than three-fourths of Filipinos rated themselves as poor in the latest survey conducted by independent think-tank IBON Foundation. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 26, August 5-11, 2007 More than three-fourths of Filipinos rated themselves as poor in the latest survey conducted by independent think-tank IBON Foundation. Results showed that 76.8…