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Poverty as Deprivation

Does Corruption Create Poverty?

Posted by on 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...

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Poverty as Disempowerment

Reclaiming Revolution

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Reclaiming Revolution By Focus on the Global South*, 26 July 2005 As the clamor for another president's ouster grows, one wonders why the one place where Filipino protesters have...

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Poverty as Disposession

APECO’s Story: Two Visions of Development Contend in Land Grab Case

Posted by on May 22, 2013

By Jerik Cruz Down at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, sheltered from the Pacific ocean by the San Idelfonso peninsula, the first infrastructures of the Aurora Pacific...

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Poverty as Domination

Reclaiming Revolution

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

Reclaiming Revolution By Focus on the Global South*, 26 July 2005 As the clamor for another president's ouster grows, one wonders why the one place where Filipino protesters have...

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Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends

Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Overall Summary of Trends (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article “Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile”, showcased in Focus-Philippines’ upcoming Poverty Policy Review) This profile of poverty presents a number of patterns and trends which have characterized the experience of Philippine poverty in recent years. The...

Poverty in the Philippines: General and Subsistence Poverty

Poverty in the Philippines: General and Subsistence Poverty

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: General and Subsistence Poverty (Note: This article is a segment from a larger piece "Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile", showcased in Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) The official records attest to countless longstanding impediments in the Philippine’s quest for poverty reduction. More than two decades have...

Poverty in the Philippines: Resource Inequality

Poverty in the Philippines: Resource Inequality

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Resource Inequality (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article "Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile", showcased in Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) Natural Resource Distribution and Landholding Inequality Percent of farms Year Average Farm Size (ha) Above 10 ha. Above 25 ha. Gini Ratio 1960 3.6 5.5 0.5...

Poverty in the Philippines: Income Inequality

Poverty in the Philippines: Income Inequality

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Income Inequality (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article "Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile", showcased in Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) Income Inequality from 1985 to 2009 Year Philippines Urban* Rural* 1985 0.4466 0.4555 0.3796 1988 0.4466 0.4447 0.3891 1991 0.4680 0.4736 0.3941 1994 0.4507...

Poverty in the Philippines: Urban and Rural Poverty

Poverty in the Philippines: Urban and Rural Poverty

Jan 25, 2012

Poverty in the Philippines: Urban and Rural Poverty (Note: This piece is a segment from a larger article "Poverty in the Philippines: A Profile", showcased in Focus-Philippines' upcoming Poverty Policy Review) Urban vs. Rural Poverty Incidence (%) Area 1985 1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2006 2008 Philippines 44.2 40.2 39.9 35.5 31.8 33.7 32.9 - Urban 33.6 30.1 31.1...