poorest Filipino households
Almost upper-middle-income country?
July 25, 2021
The government claims that the Philippines is close to being an upper-middle-income country. Yet its use of the very low poverty threshold of only Php71 per person per day or Php10,756 per month excludes millions of Filipinos with little earnings from those counted as poor.
Higher inflation for poorest Filipinos underscores urgent need for continued cash subsidies
July 8, 2020
Higher inflation is problematic but particularly burdens the poorest Filipinos. Inflation rates for the 30% poorest households are higher than the national average. Especially amid historic joblessness, this affirms how the government should continue giving cash subsidies as income support, the group said.
On the sixth week of lockdown: Millions of Filipinos going hungry, suffer amid worst mass unemployment in history
April 21, 2020
Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.