Bicol News Now, News, Poverty

Houses on Stilts by the Sea

8 Apr , 2010  

A boat ride is one way in getting to the city of Masbate and the island province of Masbate from the Bicol peninsula.

Governance, News, Poverty

High Poverty Incidence Prevails in Rural Areas

9 Mar , 2010  

The great divide between the poor and the rich in the country is nowhere more clear than when one goes to the rural areas. In the seaside village of Sabang, more than many nipa houses abound and inhospitable for people to live in. Dilapidated. Frail. Not safe for human habitation. Inadequate.