By Charles E. Buban
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.
By Jose Rene C. Gayo
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 […]
By Paolo G. Montecillo
In the weeks leading up to the 2010 elections, the campaign of then senator Benigno Aquino III, in an attempt to hold on to its shrinking lead in the polls, included a series of TV ads that proclaimed “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap.” In May that year, 15 million people rallied behind this battle cry to sweep the son of the late Corazon Aquino to the presidency.
Switzerland may be one of the world’s richest nations but as many as one resident in 13 lives in poverty, official data showed on Tuesday.
By Ben O. de Vera
The World Bank has granted the Philippines technical assistance worth $700,615 to study how the sustainable use of the country’s natural resources—specifically mangroves and minerals—could help reduce poverty.