MB Daily News Update: Fewer Filipinos consider themselves poor

The number of Filipinos who consider themselves as poor has gone down to 10.7 million in the last quarter of 2021, compared to the 11.4 million households who considered themselves poor in September 2021. This was according to a non-commissioned survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The OCTA Research Group noted the decline in Covid-19 infections in Metro Manila has slowed down, but the region remained at low risk from the virus.

In the continuing mystery over the case of the missing “sabungeros”, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed kidnapping and illegal detention charges against eight suspects.

In foreign news, Ukraine rejected the ultimatum given by Russian President Vladimir Putin to surrender the besieged city of Mariupol.

These are among the top stories this Monday afternoon, March 21, 2022.

FIREPOWER – Philippine Army (PA) soldiers operate one of 12 newly acquired Atmos 155mm/L52 self-propelled Howitzers at the PA Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, during the PA’s 125th pre-anniversary capability display on Monday, March 21, 2022. The 12 Howitzers were purchased from Israel as part of the Philippines’ military modernization plan. (Manny Llanes)
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