A Poverty Resource Hub of Focus on the Global South Philippines

Does Corruption Create Poverty?

Does Corruption Create Poverty?

Jan 14, 2012

Does Corruption Create Poverty? By Walden Bello* The issue of corruption is a very resonant one in developing countries.  In the Philippines, for instance, the slogan of the coalition that is likely to win the 2010 presidential elections is “Without corrupt officials, there are no poor people.” Not surprisingly, the international financial institutions have...

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas

Jan 14, 2012

Policy Initiatives toward Reclaiming Development in the Visayas Buenaventura B. Dargantes Cheryl C. Batistel Maria Aurora Teresita W. Tabada For the past two years, the Development Round Table Series for the Visayas have held discussions in an effort to generate insights into the complex developmental issues affecting central Philippines.  The process was...

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity

Jan 14, 2012

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Mindanao Food Basket: Confronting the Challenge of Policy Reform for Agricultural Activity Salvador H. Feranil Rogelio Abdulrahman G. Teves Context Hunger is widespread and continues to persist in this country.  In 2008, the Social Weather Stations survey showed an alarming 23.7 percent of households reporting hunger, or not...

Treading Troubled Waters

Treading Troubled Waters

Jan 14, 2012

Treading Troubled Waters by Buenaventura B. Dargantes, Mary Ann B. Manahan and Cheryl C. Batistel Context Over the past decades, the Philippine government has under-invested in building water supply and distribution systems, thereby failing to fully provide safe, adequate and affordable potable water to its citizenry.  In 1990, about 87 percent of the...

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens

Jan 14, 2012

In the Midst of Multiple Burdens By Cess Celestino The most recent data of the National Statistical Coordination Board on Women and Men in the Philippines (March 2010) records that the percentage of poor Filipino women is at 30.1%, showing that there are millions of women all over the country that scrimp on extreme levels in order to makes ends meet. With these...

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women

Jan 14, 2012

Crisis, Hope and Change: Focus and Partners Launch Report on Filipino Women by Mary Ann Manahan with Clarissa Militante As poverty and the socio-economic crisis are complex and multi-dimensional, so are the ways of understanding them also varied. Statistics are important especially for government executives and planners, as well as the economists who need to...