New leadership: will they address poverty at its roots?> latest Intersect issue now out!

New leadership: will they address poverty at its roots?

Could the change in leadership mean poverty in the country will finally be addressed at its roots?

Intersect, the quarterly magazine of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) in its post-election issue titled “Directions, anyone?,” discusses how the change in leadership will affect poverty alleviation measures, particularly at the local level.

Articles such as: “What Can Our New Leaders Do to Alleviate Poverty?,” tackles how newly elected candidates can sponsor laws and policies to help the poor; “Pushing Local Governments to Work for the Urban Poor,” features how local government units have complied with the implementation of the Local Government Code and the Urban Development and Housing Act; and “Knocking on the Mayor’s Door,” which shows us through the case of Davao City, how a city can prioritize its constituents’ needs.

Read the Intersect now! Call us at 426-6001 to 30 local 4665 or e-mail us at or You can also drop by our office at the 2/F Mayo Hall, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Copies are sold at P80 each. Look for Chayie or Didith. #