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SWS: Filipino families self-rated as ‘Poor’ steady at 51% since December
The estimated numbers of Self-Rated Poor families are 14 million in March 2023 and 12.9 million in December 2022
‘Floating toilets’ help Cambodia’s lake-dwelling poor
The hope is that the more villagers see the toilets in action, the more they will want proper sanitation
Vatican invites Rome poor to a day at the circus
Prisoners, refugees, and families with children from Ukraine, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan were also invited
Pope Francis decries culture that ‘throws away’ unborn children, elderly, poor
Speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace, the pope noted that the “throwaway culture” is predominant in more affluent societies
3 million Filipino families experienced hunger in past three months, survey...
The figure is slightly higher than the 11.3 percent or 2.89 million families who reported the same in a survey released in October 2022
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.
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
Justice for the rich, (in)justice for the poor
"Justice is not just getting a fair hearing in court. That is the least we can expect from society — which the poor do not even get"
Survey says 12.2M Filipino families felt ‘poor’ in second quarter of...
The figure points to an increase from the 10.9 million Filipino families who felt “poor” during the first quarter of the year
Pope Francis: The poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought
In a message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the pope said that it is “the poorest among us who are crying out”