Category Archives: Poverty Incidence

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (1)

1st of 10 parts Starting today, Saturday, 20 May 2017, MindaNews begins a 10-part series on the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to stimulate discussion on how this over two-decade threat could be effectively addressed. The author, Vic M. Taylor, originally from Cebu, has been involved in various peace and development activities in Mindanao, particularly in […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Launching of Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for ARMM ..

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK SPEECH OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  DURING THE LAUNCHING OF THE COMPREHENSIVE REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT AGENDA FOR ARMM AND OTHER CONFLICT AREAS IN REGION 9, 10, 12 [Cotabato City | 29 October 2016] Salamat po. Kindly sit down. Secretary Judy Taguiwalo; Secretary Sueno; Secretary Cusi, nagbigay ng ilaw; Commissioner […]

P646-M allocated for electrification projects in ARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) — The Duterte administration will pour in some P646.84 million for a massive electrification project within the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) next year as part of the “peace and development efforts.” At least P610 million, or 94 percent of the total budget will be allotted for off-grid electrification […]

Duterte: “I want hunger stopped….  I will improve the Moroland”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/29 October) –  The country’s first Mindanawon President on Saturday vowed to pour money and resources into the Moro region “to improve the Moroland” because “I want the incidence of hunger stopped” in the five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). “You made me President…. Nangako ako sa inyo na wala na kayong […]

Lower pop’n growth, more infra spending, investments needed to reduce poverty — Sec. Dominguez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 August) – The government needs to increase spending on public infrastructure, check population growth, and encourage more investments to generate jobs in order to lower the 26-percent poverty incidence rate to 17 percent at the end of Duterte administration, Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday. Dominguez said this requires the Bureau of […]

Re-measuring Poverty: Poverty Incidence to Fall Due to Data Manipulation

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/-depth/12/07/11/punto-por-punto-may-himala-sa-survey-sa-kahirapan To show that fewer Filipinos are poor, the government devised a clever way of re-measuring poverty.With the new calculations, “the annual per capita poverty threshold in 2006 (went down) to P13,635 from P15,057 under the old methodology. The threshold for 2003 dropped to P11,197 from P12,309″, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) . In other […]