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DILG to local governments: Cooperate in DSWD's data collection or face sanction

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The DSWD's data collection of the poorest families in the country has not been totally successful because of communication lapses with barangay officials

DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño at the press hearing for the launch of Listahanan 3 data collection. Photo Courtesy of DSWD

DSWD seeks P2.7 billion for new Listahanan

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The DSWD's Listahanan helps the government and other groups to focus poverty reduction efforts on those who need assistance most

TARGETED ASSISTANCE. The DSWD Listahanan is used for its 4Ps program to provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Persistent high inflation may slow down poverty reduction – World Bank

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

World Bank Senior Economist Rong Quan says high inflation is hitting the poor harder as food and transport account for two-thirds of their expenses

[OPINION] Like a disease, poverty requires cure and prevention

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Our roadmap must include a serious reexamination of data on vulnerability, which pertains to the risk of future poverty

[OPINION] Scrapping 4Ps program doesn't make sense

Jun 02, 2018 - 5:30 PM

We argue against going after a program that has concretely shown positive impact on the lives of 4.4 million poor households

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May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Duterte grassroots movement targets to bring down poverty rate to 14%

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is in Davao City to formally launch the Duterte administration’s Biyaya ng Pagbabago Program on Saturday, December 9

GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT. Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco (right) explains the Duterte government's efforts to bring economic benefits to the grassroots in a press conference in Davao City on December 8, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

PH to receive $366M dev’t loan from ADB, France

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The loan is intended for inclusive growth programs with target disbursement late this year or early next year, says the Department of Finance

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development

ANTI-POVERTY. Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction cluster of the Cabinet conducts an information and assistance drive in Tondo, Manila, July 16 2017. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

May 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

There are still over 300 million people living in poverty in this region and poverty reduction through sustainable and inclusive growth remains an important agenda to us says the Crown Prince

ROYAL REMARKS. Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito delivers a speech at the opening session of the Board of Governors at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on May 6, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

WATCH: It’s a wrap: Dinky Soliman’s report card at DSWD

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

If there is one good thing that we can turn over to the new administration it is evidence based policy making planning and evaluation says DSWD Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman

4Ps GAINS. President Benigno  Aquino III graces the Conference on Sustaining the Gains of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in the Philippines at the Auditorium of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City on January 13, 2016. With the President are ABD president Takehiko Nakao and DSWD head Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman. File photo by Rey Baniquit/Malacañang Photo Bureau

5Ps and CCT: How will candidates' anti-poverty promises be funded?

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

When it comes to promises on poverty alleviation the 6 presidential candidates have a lot to offer How feasible those promises are is another story

File photos by Rappler; Mar Roxas photo from Malacañang

22% of families in Cordillera considered poor

Apr 15, 2016 - 1:29 PM

This is better than the region s previous 33 poverty rate

A boy plays next to his house that sits precariously beside a mountain in Baguio City, Benguet province, north of Manila. File photo byy JJ Landingin/AFP

DSWD: Over 67,000 4Ps families at risk of reverting to poverty

Apr 05, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Another 983 816 families covered by the second round of assessment for Listahanan are also identified as transient poor

Mainstream practice of responsible business – ASEAN forum

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Despite difficulties businesses are looking into more ways to do better say speakers at the ongoing ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

DOING GOOD. Panelists (from left)  Nestlé's Alois Hofbauer; Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia's Marie Lisa M. Dacanay; Top Glove's YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Wee Chai; PTT Group's Santi Wasanasiri; and Intel's Anjan Ghosh, share why doing good is difficult, but beneficial for businesses. All photos by Lynda C. Corpuz / Rappler

You can’t reduce poverty without a strong public health care system

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:00 PM

It’s time to demand of the next crop of leaders some degree of acknowledgement that the healthcare system needs all the attention it can get

'Enhanced' system safeguards Pantawid program – DSWD

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Over 15 million households in the Philippines are expected to be assessed by the DSWD s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction

Pantawid’s promise to reduce poverty

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Does Pantawid deliver the intended results? The evidence says yes writes the country director of the Asian Development Bank

Soliman: DSWD is keeping 4Ps database clean

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:52 AM

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman clarifies that figures in a recent ADB report assessing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are outdated

IMPROVEMENT. Soliman says DSWD is conducting regular spot checks and consultations with partner groups to help improve the 4Ps. File photo by Rappler

Giving back to the poor: Why social enterprises matter

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What are social enterprises and why should we care?

CONVERSATION: #EndPoverty

Oct 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

From the everyday things like treating everyone equally to problems with government policy netizens gave their two cents on what needs to be done to eliminate poverty

Gawad Listahan: DSWD to award top LGU data users

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:43 AM

LGUs with active social protection projects and programs benefiting the Listahanan identified poor are encouraged to enter the competition

Celebrating successes in the fight vs poverty

Dec 21, 2013 - 7:30 AM

All in all not all hope is lost in the country’s overly protracted fight against poverty

How Yolanda cancelled progress on poverty reduction

Nov 30, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Anti poverty measures will have a limited impact unless they take into account the growing threat of extreme disasters in the coming years

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

Rappler Newscast | July 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Photos show Napoles parties with lawmakers Aquino gets “barely passing” grade in poverty reduction Montejo projects 99 connectivity by 2015

Bottom-up budgeting: Moving up, but long way to go

Apr 14, 2013 - 3:13 PM

After rejecting citizen groups proposals for the budget regional officials asked citizen leaders to sign an alternative list the officials themselves drafted

A budget of, by, and for the people

Mar 24, 2013 - 5:51 PM

The people need to be mobilized into crafting the budget themselves

Sen. Teofisto TG Guingona III

18 stories of Filipinos overcoming poverty

Mar 02, 2013 - 11:32 PM

They are citizens who are aware government aid can only go so far and the rest is almost always up to them

DSWD funds 'not really poor' families - COA

Dec 15, 2012 - 5:29 PM

An audit report finds that one in 10 beneficiaries of government s poverty reduction program actually owns a big concrete house or has regular income

Don't have a car? Share a bike

Nov 06, 2012 - 7:31 PM

The Asian Development Bank and the government of Japan formally launch a bicycle sharing scheme which will be tested in 3 cities for possible replication across developing Asia and the Pacific

Poverty, scarcity and the rule of the Catholic Church

Aug 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

The RH bill is opposed mainly by those living in luxury and comfort our bishops and legislators among them