Reposted from Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – When Filipinos are asked to describe their financial status, whether based on income or purchasing power, 3 terms are usually heard: mayaman (rich), may kaya (well-off), and mahirap (poor). The boundaries of each classification are often blurry. Arguments have emerged over when one can be considered rich or middle continue reading : Who are the near-poor in the Philippines?
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will conduct the learning forum dubbed as “People at the Edge: Defining the Near Poor of the Philippines” on October 7, 2014 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City. During the activity, DSWD will present the results of the study entitled, “Analysis of the Near Poor Challenge and Strategy continue reading : DSWD to present policy on near poor
The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) presented a plaque of appreciation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the conduct of its special session on the 12th National Convention on Statistics. The session dubbed as the “New PMT Model: Improving Targeting of the Poor for Social Protection” was held on October 1 continue reading : DSWD receives plaque of appreciation on the 12th NCS
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), joins the biggest statistical convention of the year that will tackle the topic “New PMT Model: Improving Targeting of the Poor for Social Protection.” Dr. Dennis Mapa, an expert on poverty, population and economic continue reading : DSWD tackles new PMT model at National Statistics Convention