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Byline: Kristine L. Alave
ITS ALL TALK.
Following the signing of a $434-million grant from the United States to alleviate poverty in the country, the militant group Bayan pressed President Aquino to reveal his own antipoverty program.
The poverty alleviation program that Mr. Aquino has so far announced consists of the continuation of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) initiated by the Arroyo administration, Bayan said.
Despite all the anticorruption and antipoverty rhetoric from the President, the current governments so-called antipoverty program does not seem to be clear. Its blueprint for addressing poverty seems similar to the previous …