Posts by tag: Poverty

15 years ago

A hard day’s work for Mac Unday

by

Mac Unday,13, pounds on a steel bar, protruding out of a cement post he finds in an abandoned lot on E. Jacinto Extension. If he succeeds in taking it out, the steel bar will sell at P11 per kilo in a junk shop. Mac has seven siblings. His mother, a laundrywoman, and his father, a housepainter, hardly earn anything in a day. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

15 years ago

Will Shelter Code solve Davao’s homelessness?

by

By CHERYLL D. FIEL | Davao Today

Finally signed by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on November 15 this year, the Shelter Code is supposed to address the growing homelessness in the city. Non-government organizations consider the new ordinance a triumph. But what does this new law promise a city, where an estimated half a million people are homeless?

15 years ago

Suicide of 12-year-old girl moves pastor to paint, child worker to compose verses

by

“My Diary” by Pastor Jurie Jaime. (davaotoday.com photo by Cheryll D. Fiel)

By CHERYLL D. FIEL | Davao Today

The suicide of the 12-year-old girl has moved a pastor to paint; a childs advocacy group volunteer to write verses, and government and civil society group to press the government for more attention to childrens rights.

The night after he heard about the girls death from the television news, Pastor Jurie Jaime, of the United Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) in Tibungco, stayed up in his parsonage throughout the wee hours in the morning, crying and angrily splashing paint on his canvass.

15 years ago

Irregularities unearthed in Maguindanao count

by

By TYRONE VELEZ

Lawyers of Bayan Muna and the Genuine Opposition wanted the special canvassing to be declared illegal after discovering the irregularities in the certificates of canvass. They also questioned the nature of the special board and the manner it was created.

15 years ago

Urban centers face disordered sprawl as more people now live in cities

by

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of world population, 3.3 billion people, will be living in urban areas. By 2030, this is expected to reach almost 5 billion. The population of towns and cities in developing countries is set to double in the space of a generation. Poor people will make up a large part of future urban growth.

15 years ago

Misuari, a victim of electoral fraud in Sulu?

by

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO/Bulatlat

It appears that not only opposition senatorial candidates and progressive partylist groups were the victims of electoral fraud and violence in the ARMM. Even Nur Misuari, founder and leader of the Moro National Liberation Front which is strongest in Sulu, Jolo, and Tawi-Tawi, was cheated, said his supporters.