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NORTHERN SAMAR TO USE CLUSTER APPROACH VS POVERTY

Local elected officials of Northern Samar vowed to strengthen the province’s cluster approach to improve the lives of poor families during their three-year fresh term. During his oath-taking recently, Governor Edwin Ongchuan said his second term as a local chief executive will focus on the cluster approach that has been proven to strengthen coordination and collaboration among […]

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ISKO MORENO TO LEAD PH IN WAR VS POVERTY, HUNGER

Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso will wage a war on poverty and hunger and will fight to provide a brighter future for all Filipinos if elected president. This the former “basurero” (trash collector) from Tondo, Manila vowed as he visited towns in Bulacan last weekend to share his plans to address poverty and growing […]

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ISKO TO PRIORITIZE THE WELFARE OF FARMERS

Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno on Sunday wrapped up a three-day sortie of the Cagayan Valley region and Kalinga province by committing to protect the welfare and livelihood of farmers should he be elected to the highest post in the land. Speaking to residents and farmers in Tabuk, the presidential aspirant, who as a teenager […]

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LA UNION STUDES URGED: HELP FIGHT HUNGER, POVERTY

“Agriculture is the pillar of our economy.” This was highlighted by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, as he addressed the officials, faculty members, and students at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) in Bacnotan, La Union, during his conferment as Doctor of Philosophy in Development Administration (Honoris Causa) recently. “Agriculture and food production activities […]

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POVERTY AND THE PANDEMIC THE REAL ENEMIES, NOT PRESIDENTIAL RIVALS, SAYS ISKO

Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the battles that concern him are the ones being waged against the pandemic, poverty, and hunger—not with his competitors in the presidential race. Moreno stressed this on Friday when he and his Team Bilis Kilos barnstormed Navotas and Malabon to present their 10-point Bilis […]

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STOP AGRICULTURE’S ‘CYCLE OF POVERTY’ – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon called on the public and the private sectors to help break what he called a “cycle of disaster and poverty” that has been pulling back the agriculture sector for decades. Gordon, who chairs the Senate government corporations and public enterprises, said the Filipino farmers are always at a disadvantage yearly due to […]

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NOGRALES SUPPORTS MAGNA CARTA FOR THE POOR IRR

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles reiterated his strong personal commitment to “uplifting and improving the lives of our less-privileged citizens” during the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Magna Carta for the Poor last Tuesday, August 21, 2021. In his message, Nograles, who also chairs the government’s Task Force on Zero Hunger, […]

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101 MAASIN CITY FAMILIES CONQUER POVERTY – MERCADO

Some 101 families in Maasin City, Southern Leyte have graduated from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as they conquered poverty after a decade of receiving grants from the national government. The Maasin City government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development held a ceremony recognizing the families who managed to improve their economic […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR CASH AID TO POOR FAMILIES

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is making a stronger push for a third round of cash subsidies to poor and low-income households amid record job losses and faster food price hikes that threaten to shove many highly vulnerable families back to poverty in the face of the long-drawn-out Covid-19 pandemic and its consequent recession. Villafuerte […]

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PLANS VS HUNGER AMID PANDEMIC IN PLACE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview over the weekend that government would concretely address issues arising from the pressing problem of hunger and poverty amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “The hunger problem is worldwide. According to the United Nations, 690 million individuals suffer from hunger on a daily basis, and the […]