Philippine Poverty

Topics: Poverty, Philippines, Metro Manila Pages: 4 (1119 words) Published: March 25, 2011
Population below poverty line: 32.9% (2006 est.)
|Year |Population below poverty line |Rank |Percent Change |Date of Information | |2009 |30 |73 |  |2003 est. | |2010 |32.9 |59 |9.67 % |2006 est. | |2011 |32.9 |58 |0.00 % |2006 est. |

Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.



A man is rescued as part of an emergency simulation on Manila Bay involving the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, the National Disaster Coordinating Council and the Japanese Coast Guard. The simulation was part of an ASEAN disaster response exercise. Photo: Claire Dennis.

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The Philippines, despite some favourable social and economic indicators, is yet to reach its economic potential. Growth that has not been inclusive, and growth that has been steady rather than dynamic over the past two decades has prevented the Philippines from keeping pace with many of its East Asian neighbours in reducing poverty.

The Government of the Philippines' Midterm Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows the country is on track to meet 2015 targets on reducing child mortality, promoting gender equality, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and...
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