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Painting rice cakes

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“You can’t dull hunger by painting rice cakes,” says an Asian proverb. That fits the new UP School of Economics paper by Melba V. Tutor titled “The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption.”

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Silver bullet

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“Eradication of poverty is not just about getting to zero,” explains United Nations Development Program administrator Helen Clark. “It’s also about staying there.” That’s the main thrust of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) titled “Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience.” “This is not about rocket science,” Clark adds. “Where people address vulnerabilities, development [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Old scam, new suit

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Are we being set up for another in the unending series of farces that bedeviled the coconut levy and impoverished millions of small farmers?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Perennial issue

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“Sometimes things could be right under your nose. The only problem is your eyes are above it.” Doesn’t this old saw fit the turmoil for democratic space in next-door Hong Kong?

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Uncorking the genie

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Need to update your must-read list? Include the book, launched this week by Asian Development Bank, “Inequality in Asia and the Pacific: Trends, Drivers and Policy Implications.”

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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