poverty threshold

Poverty isn’t really falling, govt can do more

December 23, 2023

Poverty only seems lower because it’s compared to when the economy was locked down. Compared to the first semester of 2018, poverty is actually growing and shows that government needs to do more.

IBON Poverty Wages Feature

June 25, 2023

Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the rather low-standard official poverty threshold for a family of five. In other words, Philippine minimum wages are family poverty wages.

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages

May 4, 2023

The wages Filipino workers are mandated to receive are below the poverty line.

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages – IBON

April 28, 2023

Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the official poverty threshold for a family of five.

Invisible poverty, trivial solutions

August 22, 2022

The most fundamental cause of poverty is in how the overwhelming majority of Filipinos only have low value-added and low productivity work. This is not for lack of individual effort or capacity but because of the structure of the economy distorted by neoliberal policies.

Don’t insist on low poverty threshold, address jobs crisis, gov’t told

April 17, 2019

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently attributed reduced poverty in the first semester of 2018 to the rising quality of jobs under the Duterte administration. But research group IBON said that dismal jobs creation, the magnitude of joblessness, poor quality work, and meager wages give away the true picture of Philippine poverty. The […]

Family living wage for a family of five members in NCR

April 14, 2019

“The choice of official poverty lines is a political one. Setting a high standard indicates the government having a high level of ambition for poverty eradication. Government, however has chosen to set a low standard – in this case, the Php10,481 per month or Php69.87 per day poverty threshold – which results in tens of […]

Time for govt to come up with realistic poverty threshold – IBON

June 8, 2018

Research group IBON said that it is about time for government to update its poverty threshold to reflect a more realistic poverty reduction target. This is in light of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia’s recent statement that Php42,000 a month is “a decent income at least to live above the poverty […]