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Framing poverty

Letter to the Editor April 4, 2020 Much as we thank our friends in the media for highlighting the reality of uncertainty, some suggestions should be made in reporting the plight of the urban poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel-good stories that highlight resiliency help sell more papers, provide higher broadcast ratings and generate more… The post Framing poverty appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatApr 4th, 2020

Pandemic places 86M kids at risk of poverty

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday. That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty worldwide to 672 million, […] The post Pandemic places 86M kids at risk of poverty appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Ateneo jin Lopez helps out girls affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Ateneo de Manila University taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez is doing her part to help out girls in vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year joined fellow 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist karateka Joane Orbon in teaming up with FundLife International for the relief effort. FundLife has been providing food relief to families since March. "As we all come to terms with the reality of COVID-19 and staying at home to save lives, I am choosing to stand with all girls who are not lucky enough to have food security, a safe shelter that is free from abuse and violence and who are unable to access education," said Lopez, who won gold in the women’s Under-57 kg. division in last year’s SEA Games. To further talk about the program, Lopez and Orbon will host an Instagram live session on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. “I am using my platform #StandWithGirls and raise awareness for all girls who are living in poverty and/or are at risk of violence in the place where they should feel the safest—their homes," added the 23-year-old jin, the UAAP Season 81 women’s featherweight gold medalist. Lopez took a leave of absence from Ateneo during the last academic year to focus on the SEA Games and the Olympic qualifying tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Pandemic puts up to 86million children at risk of poverty: study

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

ADB extends $400-m loan for PH

The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it approved a $400-million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to strengthen domestic capital markets and reach its development goals of high, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

The US economy: For whom the bell tolls

The inevitable decline of the US dollar is the most awaited event of the 21st century. It may not be as cataclysmic as the wars we experienced, but the demise of the currency is the most traumatic for it could make or unmake nations. Some even view the US dollar as the ultimate substitute to war. Instead of violence, the US dollar has turned an entire population to penury and created unimaginable poverty. Poverty deprived men of their instinct to distinguish what is right what is wrong, hereby transforming violence to one of necessity......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Virus could send millions into ‘extreme poverty’

“Guterres urged “international action to strengthen Africa’s health systems, maintain food supplies, avoid a financial crisis. The post Virus could send millions into ‘extreme poverty’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Muddling through aid distribution mess

Screengrab from GMA News Online.THE EXTENDED community quarantine (ECQ) has pushed more Filipinos deeper into poverty. The government's aid has been slow to trickle down and at the rate that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Surf s up for poor kids seeking a better future in El Salvador

Streaking down the front of a curving wave, the little girl balances fleetingly before tumbling -- she is one of dozens of poor kids in El Salvador getting a tantalizing chance to surf their way out of poverty......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Support and aid to frontliners via Kapuso Foundation

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF)’s Labanan Natin ang COVID-19 campaign, GMA Network’s response efforts to help the nation battle the pandemic, has so far extended help to medical frontliners in 35 public hospitals and 26,349 individuals in various poverty-stricken areas......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Ring matriarch passes away

The boxing world lost a shining light yesterday when Laura Sarreal Elorde passed away of natural causes at home in Sucat, Parañaque, leaving behind a legacy of a matriarch who was an inspiration to her late husband, former world junior lightweight champion Gabriel Elorde, and hundreds of fighters brought out of poverty to live a better life by her family......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

ONE strawweight Robin Catalan and CFS students help out families in need in Makati

Filipino mixed martial artist Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan may not be the biggest star, or even a household name in the industry, but that isn’t stopping him from stepping up and giving those in need a helping hand, like so many professional athletes have done during this COVID-19 pandemic. The ONE Championship strawweight, along with his Catalan Fighting System students, came to the aid of a number of families in Barangay Tejeros, Makati City.  “We went around our neighborhood because there are a few families there who live on the streets,” Catalan shared with ONE Championship. “All of us on the team came from poverty, we all grew up in the provinces, so we all know what it feels like,’ he added. Making the act of kindness even more noteworthy is the fact that in reality, Catalan and his students are also in need, given that sporting events have been put on hold, and mass gatherings in places like gyms have been prohibited, effectively halting fighters and trainers from earning money and making a living. Instead of keeping the relief goods that were meant for them, Catalan and company decided to give them to those who are more in need. “To be honest we have no source of income but knowing what they’re going through, we had to act,” Catalan stated.   “It just so happened that there are some relief packs from our barangay, so we thought of sharing it with the families who live on the streets near our gym, so we can also be a blessing to others,” he added. The 31-year old Iloilo-native is undoubtedly one of the many ONE athletes who can’t wait to return to action, especially since Catalan is coming off an impressive second-round KO victory over Gustavo Balart back in November of 2019. A few more wins and Catalan could also be a top contender in the division, just like his older brother Rene, who challenged for the ONE Strawweight World Championship last year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

NAPC, DA Spread Free Vegetable Seeds

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have begun distributing vegetable seeds in various regions in the country during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). With the DA under Secretary William Dar providing the seeds, NAPC community volunteers are going out to poor barangays. This is now ongoing in the three Visayas […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

National ID vs the “greatest” poverty

P200 billion divided by our population equals P1,800 for every Filipino......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

Wrath of God vs infidels : Terrorists exploiting COVID-19

SINGAPORE – Framing COVID-19 as the “wrath of God” against “infidels,” terrorists have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to spread their ideology, analysts from a Singapore-based think tank warned. Experts from the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), a think tank within the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Gov t ready to 'redo' gains as coronavirus seen to worsen poverty

Newly appointed NEDA chief lists down his marching orders from President Duterte: an economic recovery plan, speeding up infrastructure projects and the roll-out of the national ID system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

Poverty: North-South Divide

Poverty: North-South Divide.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020

The world beyond the lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic will cause a drastic increase in global poverty......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Social amelioration program, inadequate, slow

“More and more Filipino families will be pushed into deeper poverty under the COVID-19 lockdown if government does not speed up and significantly expand socioeconomic relief and response to reach all those needing assistance.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – It has been a month since Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine… The post Social amelioration program, inadequate, slow appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

NGCP gives supermarket GCs worth P5M

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) gave P5 million worth of supermarket gift certificates (GCs) to Project Ugnayan, a multisector coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) poverty relief initiative. In a statement on Thursday, the grid operator said 10,000 of these certificates were turned over to the project, which is an initiative of the Philippine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Addressing post-pandemic crisis

Several economic think tanks are predicting that the coronavirus pandemic will ultimately cause the rise of global poverty......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020