PSA STAT SLAMS ALVAREZ LIE ON DAVNOR MASSIVE POVERTY VS. GOV. DEL ROSARIO

Former House Speaker Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez has been proven a liar for saying there is massive poverty in the province under the leadership of Governor Anthony del Rosario. The charge is being thrown by Alvarez  … Continue reading PSA STAT SLAMS ALVAREZ LIE ON DAVNOR MASSIVE POVERTY VS. GOV. DEL ROSARIO

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SOLONS: $1B loan to IMF ‘crazy’

MANILA, Philippines – The plan of the Aquino administration to lend $1billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continue to draw jeers, with one lawmaker even calling it “crazy.” “It is plain crazy,” Bayan Muna partylist Representative Teddy Casino said Monday. Another partylist lawmaker, ACT Teachers Representative Antonio said setting aside such huge amount for the international body was the “height of government neglect for education,” which badly needed the resources. President Benigno Aquino III has pledged to pitch in $1 billion (P42.26 billion) from the country’s gross international reserves to the IMF fund to help bail out the Europe … Continue reading SOLONS: $1B loan to IMF ‘crazy’

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13.8 MILLION FILIPINOS JOBLESS

A latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed at least 13.8 million Filipinos, or 34.4 percent of the country’s total population, are unemployed in the first quarter of 2012. The statistics went record high, said the survey. It showed the first quarter data was up by 10.4 points from last year, meaning, 4.1 million Pinoys added to the “jobless list.” The survey was conducted from March 10-13 among 1,200 adults nationwide. The results also surpassed the previous record-high of 34.2 percent in February 2009. Click below for FULL STORY: SWS: Unemployment hits record-high; 13.8M Pinoys jobless Continue reading 13.8 MILLION FILIPINOS JOBLESS

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CAN OF SARDINES, INSTANT NOODLES – Now the Philippine symbols of poverty

FROM DRIED FISH TO GALUNGGONG AND NOW CANS OF SARDINES AND PACK OF INSTANT NOODLES BY ROGER M. BALANZA THE P8 daily wage increase proposed on the average by regional units in the country of the Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) and pushed by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) for government to adopt can hardly buy a can of sardines or a pack of instant noodles—-now the national symbols of poverty in the Philippines. A can of sardines now cost at the minimum of P15 while a pack of noodles is P10. Sardines and noodles throughout the … Continue reading CAN OF SARDINES, INSTANT NOODLES – Now the Philippine symbols of poverty

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POOREST FAMILIES FOUND IN ARMM

inAROUNDMINDANAO  PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO.73, August 8-14, 2011 Muslim region has lowest family income  The poorest families in the country are found in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), surviving on family income less than half earned by families in the National Capital Region. ARMM families posted the lowest average family annual income in the latest survey, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), at P113,000 average compared to NCR where a family earned P356,000, the NSCB 2009 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) showed. POOREST OF THE POOR, families in ARMM survive on less than … Continue reading POOREST FAMILIES FOUND IN ARMM

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Churches picked poorest of the poor fed by City Hall

Does Speaker Prospero Nograles know who were the other people aside from the teachers, who partook of food offered by City Hall as gifts during their Christmas parties? If he does then he knew that his charges that City Hall misused city funds for lavish parties for teachers were unkind, unchristian and anti-poor. Because many of those served food belong to the poorest-of-the-poor identified by different churches which held Christmas parties for them with food contributions from City Hall. Alleging his accusations were backed by a Commission on Audit report, Nograles said Duterte spent P11 million for parties for public … Continue reading Churches picked poorest of the poor fed by City Hall

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GMA’s candidacy filing slammed

IBON survey showed GMA’s plan to run has unpopular support Davao City —- President Macapagal Arroyo’s filing of candidacy for a congressional seat in Pampanga was slammed by more than 3000 members of the Anakpawis Partylist during the 146th Bonifacio and National Trade Union Day protest action here last November 30.   “It is the highest level of mockery of the people’s demand for justice and an end to a corrupt and fascist regime if Arroyo will be allowed to stay in power beyond 2010,” decried Franchie Buhayan, Anakpawis Davao City spokesperson.   Citing a survey conducted by IBON, an … Continue reading GMA’s candidacy filing slammed

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Muslim Mindanao is Philippines’ poorest region

MILF: ‘Imperial Manila’ to blame for ARMM poverty By ROGER M. BALANZA The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said recent government statistics placing the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) at the bottom of the poverty rating is correct. But the secessionist Moro group said “Imperial Manila” should be blamed for what it said is a reality against which Mindanao Muslims should “act decisively and rightly.” Khaled Musa, deputy chairman of the MILF, said he would not wonder why the latest statistics from National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) rating placed the so-called Muslim Mindanao as the poorest region in the … Continue reading Muslim Mindanao is Philippines’ poorest region

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