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One peso to do battle with giants

Little deeds of kindness can topple the greed in the world if enough people embrace the needy and the weak with kindness

Pandemic creates new billionaires as more countries log higher poverty rates

573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic, at the rate of one every 30 hours

Extreme temperatures compound poverty in Pakistan’s hottest city

People in Jacobabad live in acute poverty, with water shortages and power cuts compromising their ability to beat the heat

10.7 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, survey shows

The number of those who said they were poor decreased by five percent from 2020 figures

Desperate Afghans resort to selling their kidneys to feed families

The practice has become so widespread in the western city of Herat that a nearby settlement is bleakly nicknamed "one kidney village"

Number of jobless Filipinos up to 3.27 million in December, gov’t...

The unemployment rate also inched up to 6.6 percent, slightly higher than the 6.5 percent recorded in November

Penitential living and service

The pathway to the kingdom demands an uncomfortable recognition of the reality of one’s inadequacies and transgressions

New Delhi’s homeless shiver through harsh cold snap

The bracing chill and blustery rains this month have been an ordeal for many, with Delhi recording its coldest January day in nearly a decade

Opisyal ng Simbahan, nananawagan na tutukan ang pagbangon ng mahihirap

Nangangamba si Bishop Mercado na lalo pang tataas ang bilang ng mga mahihirap, na umaabot na sa apat na milyon

‘COVID-19 pushed 148 million Asians into poverty,’ says Oxfam

The region’s billionaires, however, grew their wealth by US$1.46 trillion, leading to a staggering rise in inequality

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