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This photo taken on October 10, 2017 shows Myrna Albos, 33, carrying her child as she walks down to their house in a slum area in Manila. (AFP PHOTO / Ted ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)

Fewer Pinoys consider themselves poor

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz  Fewer Filipinos are considering themselves poor, down by around 900,000 families, in the fourth quarter of 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS)…

MODERN FAMILY PLANNING – Mary Ann Reyes is surrounded by her four children – aged one to seven years old – in the family’s shanty in Estero de Vitas in Capulong, Tondo. Reyes, who has been on implant contraceptive for six months, and her husband Raffy have agreed that it was high time for them to practice family planning to prevent their brood from getting any bigger. President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed an Executive Order implementing Modern Family Planning by 2018, with the government hoping to reduce poverty to 13 percent by the end of Duterte’s term in 2022. (Camille Ante | Manila Bulletin)

‘Poverty alleviation is path to peace’

By Leslie Ann Aquino Public officials were urged by Catholic prelates in Mindanao to address the root causes of unrest in society, particularly poverty. “Poverty…

The Baclaran Church is filled by parishioners Friday at the start of the ‘Simbang Gabi,’ a series of nine pre-dawn masses that culminate with the Christmas Eve Mass at midnight of December 24. This cherished Christmas tradition is observed in churches all over the country. (Jun Ryan Arañas | Manila Bulletin)

‘Filipino poverty a challenge to Christians’

By Leslie Ann Aquino For the Catholic Church, the report saying Filipinos are among those living below the international poverty line is a challenge to…