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9 richest Filipinos have more wealth than half of Philippine population,...

The poor are unable to recover from back-to-back crises as many continue to suffer from the effects of the pandemic

If not videoed, ‘destroyed’ contraband can be recycled

Something’s missing in the picture. What happened to the onions?

The New Year 2023, more poor than ever, gov’t says

There is always hope for the future. The Filipino is never without it, no matter how unrealistic.

House of Representatives passes bill creating US$2-billion Maharlika Fund

The Senate must pass a counterpart bill for the measure to become law

‘Maharlika’ distracting Marcos from agriculture

In assuming the agriculture portfolio, Marcos Jr. gave food security the cruciality it deserves

Groups opposed to ‘Maharlika’ Fund hold protests, demand withdrawal of bill

The MIF would be seeded with 275 billion pesos from government financial institutions, including two pension funds and two banks

Survey says 30% of Filipinos claim quality of life got better...

Up to 29 percent of the survey’s respondents, however, said their quality of life got worse, while 41% said it was the same

Philippines beats growth forecast despite soaring inflation

The surprising performance was driven by increased spending on restaurants, hotels and travel, as well as investment

Caritas Philippines calls on gov’t to address economic woes, food security...

The government “should not be blind to the woes of its citizens and should implement programs to mitigate the situation”

Governments worldwide, including Philippines, fueled ‘inequality explosion’ during pandemic

The country’s performance under “Reducing inequality through progressive spending” dropped from a rank of 99 in 2020 to 106 this year

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