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Philippines | Poverty Asia - Part 86

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Palace hopes econ gains to lift poor as survey sees rise in self-rated poverty

A family living in a shanty neighborhood in Tondo, Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News. MANILA – Malacañang said Sunday it hopes the poor will soon also benefit from the country’s economic gains, after a survey showed that more families considered themselves poverty stricken. The Social …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace ‘concerned’ with increase of poverty perception in SWS poll

After the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its third quarter survey that says more Filipinos considered themselves poor, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque admitted that they were concerned about the high number but the statistics of food-poor…

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Palace concerned with poverty perception of Filipinos

“Yes, we’re concerned that the perception of poverty increased. However, take note that iyung (the) food-poor [rating] decreased,” Roque said in a text message today.. Roque said the Palace is encouraged by the decrease in the number of people considering themselves food-poor and hopes that the …

by · Sunday, 3 December 2017 · Philippines

Number of poor PH families up – SWS

Self-rated poverty increased by 16 points in the rest of Luzon, from 34 percent in June 2017 to 50 percent in September 2017. This is similar to the 50 percent in March 2017. It rose by three points in Metro Manila, from 28 percent in June to 31 percen…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

SWS: 47 percent of Filipinos consider themselves ‘poor’

Overall, the three-point nationwide rise in self-rated poverty rate in the third quarter of 2017 was because of a sharp increase in Luzon and a slight boost in Metro Manila, offset by decreases in poverty in the Visayas and Mindanao. A 16-point increas…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

Self-rated poverty slightly up in Q3 –SWS

MANILA, Philippines — Self-rated poverty in the country slightly increased to 10.9 million Filipino families in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from Sept. 23 to 27 with t…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

10.9 M Filipino families rate selves as poor – poll

The survey also found that the median self-rated poverty gap or the amount poor families lack in monthly home expenses relative to their stated threshold was unchanged at P5,000 or one-half of the self-rated poverty threshold. In the September survey, …

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017

However, it increased sharply to 50 percent in March 2017. According to the SWS survey, an estimated 7.4 million families considered themselves “food-poor” in the third quarter of this year, similar to the 32 percent posted in June. Self-rated food pov…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017

However, it increased sharply to 50 percent in March 2017. According to the SWS survey, an estimated 7.4 million families considered themselves “food-poor” in the third quarter of this year, similar to the 32 percent posted in June. Self-rated food pov…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017

However, it increased sharply to 50 percent in March 2017. According to the SWS survey, an estimated 7.4 million families considered themselves “food-poor” in the third quarter of this year, similar to the 32 percent posted in June. Self-rated food pov…

by · Saturday, 2 December 2017 · Philippines