By George Sison
Your mantra for the week: I bravely live my passion without fear or doubt. Man is faced with five basic fears, we are told: ill health; poverty; getting old; loss of love; and death. I believe that we can transcend these fears in our lives.
Americans don’t trust each other anymore. We’re not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the other fellow — has been quietly draining away.
From a shopping mall in New Jersey to the farm fields of India, experiments show that poverty saps people’s brainpower and may lower IQ by 13 points, scientists said Thursday.
By Karen Boncocan
About a hundred artisans from impoverished communities in the Philippines will be trained to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories after AirAsia Foundation approved a US$13,275 grant to Manila-based social enterprise Rags2Riches Incorporated.
Gut FeelBy Minyong Ordoñez
POVERTY IS the worst and biggest curse of humanity today. Widespread. Systemic. Unsolved. Malignant. It is more evil than war.