Browsing All posts tagged under »poverty«

Graveyard cleaners get second Jollibee treat this time it’s a party

December 3, 2012


THE Ewican family of Consolacion town experienced another Jollibee party courtesy of a senior citizen from Mandaue – this time with party hats, balloons, and a cake. Tessie Vasquez told Cebu Daily News during the lunch at Jollibee Fooda, Consolacion that she responded to the article “Dreaming of Jollibee” that was published on Nov. 2. […]

Rice worth P10M missing in Badian

November 21, 2012


A National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse officer assigned in Badian town, Cebu province was ordered to pay more than P10 million worth of unaccounted imported rice stocks. A copy of the demand letter issued by the NFA central office ordered Badian NFA officer Benedicto Bernal to pay P10,628,095.09 within 15 working days or else face […]

Dreaming of Jollibee

November 2, 2012


As far as he can remember, Luigi Ewican had dreamed of eating at Jollibee, the popular domestic fastfood outlet. He and his siblings never entered Jollibee before. “We wanted to save money so we could eat there but friends said it was expensive so we stopped dreaming and instead focused on our schooling,” Luigi said […]

Council tells official to explain his ‘harsh words’

July 15, 2012


  “YOU’RE not fit to live in the city. Return to your farms, plant camote and bananas. Don’t wait for the heavy equipment to come and strip away your tents and houses.” These words in Cebuano were quoted by Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon, who said City Hall’s chief of the disaster management council, Alvin […]

Parents rapped for tying boy to cart

July 6, 2012


  A ONE-year-old boy was rescued by police after he was found tied to a wooden pushcart in barangay Looc, Mandaue City. A strip of cloth was tied to the boy’s sleeveless shirt on one end and the wooden cart on the other. The mother, who is six months pregnant, told police that she and […]

Woman says P500-boy is her missing child

May 10, 2012


A WOMAN came forward yesterday to claim the 2-year-old boy whom a man tried to sell to a couple in Compostela town, northern Cebu, for P500 last month. The woman’s identity is being withheld to ensure the child’s privacy. She went to the office of the regional Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and […]

Niño’s mother unsure whether to keep him

November 21, 2011


THE mother of baby Niño is unsure if she is ready to get him back after leaving her newborn son in the care of strangers in Cebu City last week. The mother, a 38-year-old laundrywoman, suddenly showed up yesterday, filled with longing for her child but confused. “Gimingaw ko’g insakto niya. Ambi nako’g ma-agwanta ra […]

Baby Niño’s ma identified

November 21, 2011


  After nearly a week since he was left in the bus in Bogo and now in the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development personnel, Baby Niño’s mother was finally identified. The staff of the district hospital of Daanbantayan and the Municipal social welfare officer confirmed on Saturday (Nov. 19) that the […]

DSWD: Limited success in anti-poverty drive

November 14, 2011


by Reporter Candeze R. Mongaya   Poverty alleviation programs and household interventions generally had minimal to no “concrete impact” on the communities in Central Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted yesterday. “The situation of most of the households needs more than one intervention and it has to be sustainable,” Daisy Lor, regional […]

40 Cebu City households are poor DSWD

October 6, 2011


  A DATABASE is being set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to identify poor families in the country and where they live. It shows that at least 40 percent of households surveyed in Cebu City and the region are classified as poor, said Daisy Lor of the DSWD-7 Planning office. […]