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Topic: Poverty


"Run for Freedom" with Damien Dempsey and Catherina McKiernan

March 13, 2012 · 

PREDA’s “Run for Freedom” with musician Damien Dempsey and athletics legend Catherina McKiernan on Saturday 28th April, 2012 in the Phoenix Park. The “RUN FOR FREEDOM” will take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday April 28th at 1pm with registration also accepted from 11am on the morning of the run.

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Preda and PBM to Conduct Medical Surgical Mission for Deformed Children

March 8, 2012 ·  By Preda Information Office

The PREDA Foundation together with the Philippine band of Mercy (PBM) is organizing in April a free surgical medical mission to repair the facial deformity of children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Poverty strangles city children – UN report

March 2, 2012 ·  By NEIL A. ALCOBER CORRESPONDENT

HUNDREDS of millions of children in cities across the world are growing up in poverty and enduring deprivation, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released on Tuesday. The report said that many children living in urban areas go through, which are in many cases concealed by statistical averages in which […]

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1.7M kids call Metro slums home

February 28, 2012 ·  By Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Barely into his teens, “Dennis” used to retrieve stray balls from a golf course for a fee of P5 each.
That was before he and his fellow street urchins realized that Quezon City was one big quarry for anyone who had their youthful speed and daring.

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The Great Poverty Divide

January 26, 2012 ·  By Fr Shay Cullen

Manuel a semi-illiterate teenager just rescued from the filthy jails of Metro Manila was longing to see his parents and family. He told us that they had no home and lived on the street. They had a food stall near Baclaran Church and lived there under a plastic sheet. They eked out a living selling […]

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The Great Pain of Justice Denied

January 18, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Perhaps there is no greater emotional pain a person can suffer than being severely wronged, hurt, and then denied justice. The pain is all the greater when the evidence is strong and clear and after years of struggle and perseverance, the guilty are declared innocent. The pain of defeat and denial of justice is intensified […]

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Barnardo's says more work needed to tackle child poverty

January 10, 2012 ·  , BBC News

The charity Barnardo’s has said more needs to be done to get children out of poverty. Two areas of Northern Ireland have some of the highest rates of child deprivation in the UK, according to a new report from the Campaign to End Child Poverty. West Belfast stands at 46% and Londonderry 36%. Lynda Wilson, […]

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'Action needed' on child poverty in Scotland

January 10, 2012 ·  , END CHILD POVERTY

Action is needed to tackle “shameful” levels of child poverty in parts of Scotland, campaigners have urged. It comes as figures suggest 13 Scottish councils have wards where more than 30% of children live in pockets of severe poverty.

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The Roots of Philippine Poverty

December 15, 2011 ·  By Roderick T. dela Cruz

WEAK government spending and political uncertainty are just some of the reasons why the Philippines has been outperformed by most of its Asian neighbors, a study sponsored by the International Monetary Fund showed.

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The Judiciary on trial

December 7, 2011 ·  By Samuel V. Señoren, Business World Online

The indictment and forthcoming trial of former President Arroyo has exposed the criminal justice system to international scrutiny in what could very well be an overdue stress test for democracy in the Philippines. Mrs. Arroyo is the main respondent in a criminal proceeding where she stands accused of rigging the 2007 midterm elections. But as […]

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