Category Archives: Poor

TURNING POINT: The Evil of Being Poor

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 October) — In the war to end the drug menace the poor were the first to fall. In the greedy schemes of corruption that have wasted the wealth of a nation the poor were used and suffered the most. In economic recession, the poor were the first to lose their jobs […]

Re-measuring Poverty: Poverty Incidence to Fall Due to Data Manipulation

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/-depth/12/07/11/punto-por-punto-may-himala-sa-survey-sa-kahirapan 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 […]