[In the news] ‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions -PhilStar.com

‘Romanticizing’ poverty? Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s winning answer draws mixed reactions MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ Catriona Gray made her country proud when she bagged the Miss Universe crown but her winning answer did not sit well with some. At the finale of a fierce competition Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok, Gray, 24, edged…

[Video] #AyawNaminSaKarahasan #KarapatanHindiKahirapan -TFDP

Hindi lahat ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao ay palaging madugo… Ang kahirapan ay karahasan din ng pamahalaang dapat nag-lilingkod sa mamamayan. #AyawNaminSaKarahasan #KarapatanHindiKahirapan http://bit.ly/2o5AJau Website: tfdp.net Facebook: @TaskForceDetainees Twitter: @TFDPupdates Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way…

[Press Release] Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country -SPARK

YOUTH GROUPS: HYPE WON’T SOLVE BADJAO GIRL’S PROBLEMS Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country Youth groups expressed concern over the growing hype surrounding rising internet sensations from marginalized sectors in society, particularly Rita Gabiola, popularly known as ‘BadjaoGirl.’ Viral photos of Gabiola, taken while she was begging for alms in…

[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…

[Press Release] Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes – SM-Zoto/KPML

Children from shanty towns present Noynoy their Christmas wishes AS THE Simbang Gabi heralds the commencement of the yuletide season for many Filipinos and with just eight days before Christmas Day, indigent children accompanied by their parents from the Metro’s urban poor communities belonging to anti-poverty groups Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo Organization (SM-ZOTO) and…

[Resources] The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor

The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor University of the Philippines School of Economics; mvtutor@up.edu.ph Abstract Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program provides cash grants to poor households conditional on pre-determined investments in human capital. This study analyzed its impact on consumption using the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. Average…

[Statement] Poverty kills teachers -TDC

Poverty kills teachers The shocking incident in Pangasinan National High School yesterday should serve as an eye opener for all of us. Two major issues of public education sector were put in highlight- violence and poverty. The shooting that resulted to the death of three people, two of them teachers and wounding of several others…

[Press Release] GCAP State of Poverty Address

GCAP State of Poverty Address NO ONE SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND! WALANG IWANAN! This is the cry of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty around the world. In the Philippines, poverty is still very high and it is lagging behind the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) target to eradicate poverty. WALANG IWANAN! is GCAP Philippines’…

[Press Release] Anti-Poverty group reiterate demand of full-disclosure of DAP projects’ details, says devil is in the details -KPML

Allege Massive Cronyism in DAP-infused Projects Anti-Poverty group reiterate demand of full-disclosure of DAP projects’ details, says devil is in the details AN URBAN poor group called on Palace officials to reiterate their call for the full disclosure of the details of projects infused with Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds. They specifically wanted to know…