[People] Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed goals and indicators By Walden Bello

Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed goals and indicators By Walden Bello from my latest piece, “Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed goals and indicators,” which appears in Development, 2013, 56(1), (93–102) © 2013 Society for International Development 1011-6370/13 http://www.sidint.net/development/ In this article, we argue that the MDG process, which has played a vital role in helping create a…

[Press Release] Activists urge Palace to translate 6.6% growth to “household prosperity” -SANLAKAS

Dragon Dance in Mendiola Activists urge Palace to translate 6.6% growth to “household prosperity” Sanlakas slams Aquino’s “exclusive growth”, calls on NEDA Chief to set “equality targets” Celebrating the Chinese New Year with a militant twist, activist group Sanlakas does a dragon dance in Mendiola, urging Palace to start the year of the Snake right…

[In the news] Gov’t to expand poverty alleviation scheme | ABS-CBN News

Gov’t to expand poverty alleviation scheme | ABS-CBN News. Agence France-Presse March 28, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The government plans to expand a landmark poverty alleviation scheme that provides cash aid to the country’s poorest households to benefit nearly 5 million families, an official said Tuesday. Three million households currently benefit from the Conditional Cash…

[Literary] Mga taong pagong ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr.

MGA TAONG PAGONG ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr. dahil sa karalitaan, kawalan ng tahanan naglipana ang mga taong pagong sa lansangan usong-usong yaong karitong nagsilbing tirahan bawat kariton, isang pamilya ang nananahan usong-usong ang bahay saan man sila magpunta modernong pagong nitong lungsod kung tawagin sila saang panig man ng kalunsuran ay makikita sa gobyerno’t…

[From the web] Empower Rural Women –End hunger and Poverty -UN

Empower Rural Women –End hunger and Poverty “Invest in rural women. Eliminate discrimination against them in law and in practice. Ensure that policies respond to their needs. Give them equal access to resources. Provide rural women with a role in decision-making.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Recognizing the critical role and contribution of rural women, the theme…

[In the news] One-third of P1.8T budget allocated for poverty reduction, social services – InterAksyon.com

One-third of P1.8T budget allocated for poverty reduction, social services by Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com January 1, 2012  MANILA, Philippines — The Aquino administration has allocated almost a third of this year’s P1.816 trillion budget for poverty reduction and social services. Budget chief Florencio Abad said P568.6 billion or about 32 percent of thr budget has…

[Event] Training on the Immorality of Debt – FCAID

The Faith-based Against Immoral Debts (FCAID) is a three-year old network of faith-based groups and individuals who envisions a debt burden-free society. Currently, it is on its second phase with the project, “Walking with the Poor: the faith-based sector as a voice of the voiceless for the country’s liberation from immoral debts.” Debt is an…

[In the news] P128-M disbursed for state anti-poverty program beneficiaries – www.sunstar.com.ph

P128-M disbursed for state anti-poverty program beneficiaries http://www.sunstar.com.ph TACLOBAN CITY – Over P128 million in conditional cash grant was disbursed to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Leyte for January to December 2010. At least P7 million have already been released to indigent families in the province for the period of January-April…