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Civil society organizations (CSOs) on Sunday called on legislators to prioritize the passage of the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Bill to help more Filipinos recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT)...
Hundreds of poor families from several flood-prone villages in Cotabato City now have access to high-tech financial services that are compliant with the Sharia Islamic tradition. These project participants of the Strengthening Urban Preparedness through Pre-emptive Action (SUPPA) have previously...
Babu Baikan Tumindeg, 61 years old, lives alone in a house by the banks of Tamontaka River which is prone to flooding during the rainy season. She is one of the recipients of cash assistance from the Strengthening Urban Preparedness through Pre-emptive Action (SUPPA) project in Mindanao. (Photo: Manman Dejeto/Oxfam Pilipinas)
Sixty-one-year-old Babu Baikan Tumindeg spent at least 10 years working as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Qatar. She was on vacation in her hometown of Cotabato City when fate played a cruel joke on her. In late 2019, she lost her right eye to diabetes, a condition that prevented her from...