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San Francisco’s inner city after the Twitter tax break

Zendesk launched Link-SF, a database of resources for homeless and low-income residents accessible from mobile devices, at a press event last week. Featured from left to right: SF Mayor Ed Lee, St. Anthony Foundation Executive Director Barry Stenger, and Zendesk software engineer Kenshiro Nakagawa.  Click here to see the full coverage of "Old and Poor in Tech City."

Three years after the so-called Twitter tax break – an incentive San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee brokered to lure tech companies into the mid-Market Street area – the once blighted corridor is booming.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »


0105global-ear-Joseph Kennedy Tabor Jr

If there’s anything that our situation has taught me, it is the understanding that poverty is never an excuse for me not to achieve my goals.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Angelhack CEO’s ‘anti-poor’ rants earn ire of SF Fil-Ams

Greg Gopman, courtesy of his Facebook profile

Angered by a tech startup CEO’s tirade against the poor in San Francisco, leaders of nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Filipino immigrants are demanding more than an apology. They want Angelhack CEO Greg Gopman to either leave town or volunteer to help the underprivileged of the city, including struggling Filipino immigrants.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Study: Filipino seniors in Toronto poverty-stricken and de-professionalized

Dr. Roland Coloma led the pioneering study of Filipino elderly in Toronto, Canada. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Despite the promise of universal health care benefits and other social safety net features, many elderly Filipinos don’t have it easy in Toronto, a pioneering joint research by the University of Toronto and the Filipino Centre Toronto found.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU official to visit PH to boost development ties

European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. AFP PHOTO

The European Commissioner for Development will visit the Philippines on Sunday to strengthen bilateral development cooperation between the European Union and the Philippines.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to talk of ‘sustainable’ and ‘inclusive’ growth at APEC summit


Criticized at home for allegedly failing to make a difference in the lives of the poor, President Aquino is set to trumpet on the world stage his administration’s economic gains and the effort to eventually achieve “inclusive growth.”

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No house, no job, no future for Inda in Sabah

Malaysian soldiers atop an armored vehicle move in toward Lahad Datu. MALAYSIA’S THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

She fears for her life and that of her family here in Sabah. But if she goes back to Tawi-Tawi, they will have nothing, too—not a house, not a job, perhaps not a future.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine papal bet wants people power for Church

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle takes a pedicab during his visit in Sto. Niño de Tondo parish in Manila. Photo courtesy of Fr. Edwin Gariguez, CBCP-NASSA

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wants to bring the Catholic Church closer to people, a vision his fans say comes from a genuine passion for helping the poor and one that could make him Asia’s first pope.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Akbayan takes poll campaign to Fil-Ams

Rep. Bello asking support from Fil-Ams in San Francisco

Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »

PH poverty reduction remains dismal, says UN


The Philippines’ performance in meeting its Millennium Development Goals has remained dismal with barely three years into the deadline to achieve the objectives set by United Nations member-states, according to a UN report.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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