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The survey estimated that 11.4 million Filipino families felt they were poor in September 2021
“Let us fight any force and structure of oppression, exploitation, and the use of the poor to advance their selfish interests and welfare”
“[Politicians] want people to remain poor so that they can instrumentalize them, use them,” said Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Taytay
Pope Francis emphasized the importance of making “concrete gestures” and drawing close to the poor to “sow hope”
The pope underlined the importance of encountering the poor face to face and learning from their witness to hope
The encounter will take place as part of the Church’s celebration of the 5th annual World Day of the Poor, which falls on Nov 14
The Diocese of Kalookan covers the three cities of Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas in the national capital region
A World Bank study says about 30 percent of Filipino children under 5 years of age are stunted
Pope Francis said the world needs “a farsighted social model capable of countering the new forms of poverty that are now sweeping the world"
"The poor, always and everywhere, evangelize us, because they enable us to discover in new ways the true face of the Father"