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Rappler's latest stories on social protection


4 in 10 senior citizens still have no access to pension – COSE

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly

STILL WORKING. Senior citizen Arturo Fabular continues to sell ice cream daily to sustain his family's needs.

ASEAN countries urged to boost spending on social protection

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM

A UNESCAP report says expanding coverage for social protection is among the schemes that could distribute economic growth and limit inequality

VULNERABLE. Only two countries in Southeast Asia allocates more than 6% of their GDP for social protection. AFP file photo

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan 72 year old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

NO RETIREMENT. Arturo Fabular walks the stretch of Caloocan City and Meycauayan in Bulacan to sell ice drops.

Asia Pacific lags in social protection spending – UN survey

May 09, 2017 - 10:30 PM

A study by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific notes that enhanced social protection is among the mechanisms to implement inclusive growth

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Social protection key to tackle inequality in Asia-Pacific

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Over the past 20 years the rich in Asia and the Pacific have grown richer at the expense of the poor

Mia Santos, 29, sits on a wooden bed with her husband Elmer Dimasaka, 45, and two babies, at their shack along a street in Manila on January 18, 2016. Elmer earns two dollars a day by picking recycleable materials among garbage that he can sell to junkshops. The Philippine economy grew slower than expected in the third quarter, the government said on November 26 as it warned a leadership change next year could derail momentum in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

World Food Day 2015 to highlight social protection vs rural hunger

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:23 PM

World Food Day 2015 puts the spotlight on the connection between enhancing agriculture through social protection toward zero poverty and hunger

ADB: Social protection spending in PH, neighbors inadequate

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:06 PM

The study shows that Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines are spending only 2 6 of GDP for social protection programs

 INADEQUATE. An Asian Development Bank study shows that countries in the sub-region, including the Philippines, are spending only 2.6% of GDP on average for social protection programs.

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger poverty and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

PH to mentor Myanmar on CCT

Dec 06, 2013 - 3:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says Myanmar can learn from one of the Philippines flagship program against poverty

Social protection for the poor

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:51 PM

It s our apathy towards poverty that is the worst problem we have in the country

World Bank gives CCT thumbs up

Mar 02, 2013 - 10:25 AM

The Conditional Cash Transfer CCT is on track to meet the goals of keeping children healthy and in school says the World Bank