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PH wealth gap seen narrowing

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A Filipino boy stands inside their makeshift house under a bridge in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Oct. 8, 2014. The gap between rich and poor Filipinos remains wide even as wealth inequality in the country has been rapidly declining in recent years, according Credit Suisse Group.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

The gap between rich and poor Filipinos remains wide even as wealth inequality in the country has been rapidly declining in recent years, according Credit Suisse Group.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Belmonte agrees with Bayan Muna on lack of inclusive growth

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has agreed with the view of the political opposition that the Aquino administration has failed to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to majority of Filipinos.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Organ transplant even for the poor

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C. S., A 56-year-old ordinary office employee, was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension 12 years ago. At the time of diagnosis, he was already told that his kidneys were starting to fail most likely due to his previously uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Helping the poor own their homes

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Fifty-four percent of the world’s population—about 3.8 billion—are now living in urban areas. And with almost 200,000 people being added to the world’s cities every day, the United Nations estimates that by 2050 the world’s urban population will stand at over 6.3 billion—nearly double of what it is today.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Agriculture: Still the most potent weapon against poverty

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I was browsing over articles I have written and I stumbled on this piece that I find still very relevant, 15 years after. Here are excerpts from that article published in 1999: “A review of Philippine experience in managing economic development shows a strong bias against agriculture. Since the 1950s, industrialization has been the main […]

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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