poor Filipinos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on poor Filipinos


The burden of TRAIN law on Filipino mothers

May 13, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs

A Filipino mother masked with a crying face poses like a balancing weighing scale, during the small protest held on Thursday, May 10 at Mendiola, Manila, to appeal to the government to review the TRAIN law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Filipino families who consider themselves poor rise to 10.9M

Dec 02, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that as of September, 47% of Filipino families rated themselves as poor, up by 3 percentage points from June

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families rises in September 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why poverty is not a choice

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

There are lessons that unpack for us how unsophisticated blaming the poor is

Rappler Talk: Public opinion on President Rodrigo Duterte

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rappler talks to Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda about President Rodrigo Duterte s trust and approval ratings and the continued support of Filipinos for the war on drugs

#AnimatED: Piercing the bubble of PH’s 50 richest

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Filipinos living up there should help lift the poor down below

The costs and benefits of Pantawid Pamilya

Dec 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

There is growing evidence showing positive outcomes for the government s conditional cash transfer

The Binays and crude class analysis

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Vice President Binays evocation of their class origins doesn t speak well of him or his family It speaks of class betrayal

Millions to remain in poverty as gov't revises target

Mar 18, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Economic growth has been strong but it has failed to lift as many people out of poverty as expected

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

MAP: The poorest provinces in PH

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:30 AM

There are 16 provinces that have 40 of their population living below the poverty threshold

No reason to doubt poverty stats - NSCB

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:37 PM

NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert stands by the official poverty statistics that President Aquino questions

NSCB: Many Pinoys remain poor due to disasters

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:45 PM

The agency says disasters caused over P19 8 billion in damage in 2011 H1 2012

Many poor in PH? NSCB cites dismal agri sector

Apr 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Despite their numbers and importance to daily life in the country agriculture based workers receive the lowest salaries and wages in the Philippines

POOREST PINOYS. The poor performance of the agriculture sector keeps farmers and fisherfolk poor. Photo by AFP

ADB: Poor Pinoys have little access to microfinance

Oct 17, 2012 - 1:51 PM

Only 3 million Filipinos have access to microfinance says a study by ADB