Category Archives: NSCB

Re-measuring Poverty: Poverty Incidence to Fall Due to Data Manipulation To show that fewer Filipinos are poor, the government devised a clever way of re-measuring poverty.With the new calculations, “the annual per capita poverty threshold in 2006 (went down) to P13,635 from P15,057 under the old methodology. The threshold for 2003 dropped to P11,197 from P12,309″, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) . In other […]