MS Columns | The world’s small elite of 2,755 billionaires has seen its fortunes grow more during COVID-19 than they have in the whole of the last 14 years—14 years that themselves were a bonanza for billionaire wealth. READ:
'It is tearing our societies apart.' The super rich became super richer and the super poor became super poorer still.
That is one of the most devastating consequences of the two-year-old COVID-19 pandemic.At the same time, per pollster Social Weather Stations in 2021, 82 percent of Filipinos became poor –49 percent felt being poor, and another 33 percent counted themselves borderline poor, meaning poor just the same. In fact, only 17 percent of Filipinos consider themselves “not poor”.
Worldwide, a new billionaire was being created every 26 hours since the pandemic began. The world’s 10 richest men doubled their fortunes, while over 160 million people are projected to have been pushed into poverty, according to Oxfam International, a think tank.Read more: Manila Standard »
Police shoot her son dead. The funeral parlor says he died of sepsis.Joy Anne is forced by the funeral parlor to say her son died of an infection. She knows the police killed him. Read the fourth part of our investigative series by Rambo Talabong.
Cavite drug suspect killed in shootout with copsLUCENA CITY – Police killed a drug suspect during a shootout following a buy-bust operation in Naic, Cavite before midnight Friday, police said Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Diego Flores died after he resisted arrest and engaged policemen in a shootout in Barangay (village) Timalan Concepcion at about 11:45 p.m., Cavite police chief Colonel Arnold Abad said. […] dtmallarijrINQ Hi iampinglacson bakit marami parin shabu sa Cavite? Diba lugar mo yan. Kaya pala sabi mo palpak yong war on drug ni PRRD