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Written by Jose Ramon G. Albert, Philippine Institute for Development Studies   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:26

While the Philippines has had robust economic growth since 2010, even despite a weak global economy, it has had little progress in reducing income poverty. Recognising that some segments of society are left out in growth processes, the Philippine government has made inclusive growth the cornerstone of its most recent Philippine Development Plan. 
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Cash Transfer Gives Poor Children in the Philippines Chance of a Good Education PDF Print E-mail
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Written by repost from ADB.org   
Monday, 06 July 2015 10:22

Life is hard for the Ewican family on the Philippine island province of Bohol. Genaro Jr, 45, wakes up at 5 a.m. every day to walk to a nearby rice farm he tends to. Until 7 a.m., when he returns home for a quick breakfast of rice and vegetable soup, he goes about his daily tasks while occasionally driving birds away from the crop with a slingshot. The rest of his day is spent at a coconut plantation, where he also works as a laborer.

His wife Norma, 44, gets up a little later at around 6 a.m. She spends her day keeping the house and cultivating a vegetable patch where she grows most of the food that ends up on the family’s table. When needed, she visits the local barangay, or local authority, where she serves as one of the counselors.
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I’m a 4Ps scholar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by by Rose Bongan (from Inquirer.net)   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:49

They call us the lower class, the twerps, a burden to the government. They dub us dependents, supposedly merely after government doles. They call us the poorest of the poor, the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
 
Let me tell you people, we are less fortunate but we are not stupid. Yes, we are receiving a certain amount from the government, to alleviate our current situation, which is the program’s primary objective. But, is it really a basis for social discrimination and bullying?

I am a 4Ps scholar, one of the beneficiaries of the Expanded Students’ Grant-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA), to be particular about it. So, what do you think? I am giving you the freedom to say something about it. Are you one of those judgmental persons or among the rational ones?
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Toward 'better' families PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rina Jimenez-David, Phil. Daily Inquirer   
Monday, 16 June 2014 17:22

Subic- Leonie Nervida, 47, lives in a tiny, two-room apartment that lies at the end of a row of similarly small apartments in Barangay New Banicain in this city. She shares the single bedroom with her husband Francisco (“Nanie”) who, at 60, is 13 years older than she.

They have eight children (“I had three children when he met me,” Leonie says, “but he accepted them fully and treated them, like the ones we had together, as his own”), only the three youngest live with them at present, all still in school. Her fifth child, says Leonie, is now 15 and should be a freshman in high school but he has yet to return home after taking a vacation with an older sibling. “Pasaway” (hard-headed), she describes the boy, who apparently has no wish to go back to school.
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Rising from ‘poorest of the poor’ in T’Boli PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By Germelina Lacorte, Inquirer Mindanao   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:32

Farmer Johnny Tolentino recalls how he was barely surviving hand-to-mouth when he first received five years ago the P4,000 cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Johhny Tolentino is seen at his farm in T'boli, South Cotabato province.
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