Arroyo: Poor must be taken into account in global crisis solution

President Arroyo on Saturday told leaders of governments and industries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland that discussions on resolving the global economic downturn must take into account those who need it most – the poor.

“We must not neglect those who feel the hardship of the global downturn the most and that is the poor. Any solution must take that into the account,” said Mrs. Arroyo in opening her contribution to a session of the WEF.

The Philippine president was one of the members of the panel in the “Rebooting the Global Economy” session held Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.

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