An invitation to the book launch of Overcoming Poverty


April 7, 2016



Poverty remains a persistent problem in the Philippines despite episodes of economic growth. More recently, the country has been experiencing a higher level of economic expansion not seen in recent years, with annual gross domestic product growing at more than 6 percent. Unfortunately, the poverty incidence—the proportion of the poor to the total population—has remained at the 20 percent-level over the last few years. Official poverty statistics cannot deny this.

In this book, a diverse group composed of two economists (Fernando T. Aldaba and Ronald U. Mendoza), a medical doctor (Fortunato L. Cristobal), a development manager (Mario A.G. Lopez), a psychologist (Carmela D. Ortigas), and a social anthropologist (Mary Racelis) brings out the multi-dimensional character of poverty. They provide clarity to principles and ways for more effective coordination and multi-stakeholder action.

This book was written especially for NGOs and faith-based development workers, government personnel in anti-poverty work, private sector corporate social responsibility advocates, and the general public interested in understanding poverty and well-being issues and, possibly, how they themselves can sharpen their approaches to addressing and overcoming poverty.

Published for the Ateneo de Zamboanga University by C&E Publishing, Inc.Overcoming Poverty: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives, Principles, and Practices also features Forewords written by Corazon Juliano-Soliman (Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development) and by Fr. Karel S. San Juan, SJ (President, Ateneo de Zamboanga University).

Join us for the book launch on Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the San Alberto Hurtado Hall (formerly the SDC Conference Hall), Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University.

* For inquiries or confirmation of your attendance, please contact Ms Mara Sevilla of the Office of the Dean of School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University ([63 2] 426-6001 ext. 5202; <>) or Ms Shyl Sales of the Institute of Philippine Culture ([63 2] 426-6067 ext. 213; <>)