Poverty Incidence - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Poverty Incidence


Expect increase in poverty as COVID-19 ushers in Duterte's 4th year

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Though survey results for poverty in 2020 aren't in yet, experts say Filipinos will experience an increase in hunger and poverty in the coming months

Poverty in Philippines falls in 2018

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:45 AM

With poverty incidence falling to 16.6% in 2018, the Philippine government says it is on track to meet its target of 14% by 2022

[ANALYSIS] On poverty lines and counting the poor

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Let us not focus on the trees and not see the forest. We have to get our act together and adopt a whole-of-nation approach to ensure that no Filipino will be in poverty by 2030 or even 2040.

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty

DILEMMA. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies despite having the third highest poverty incident rate in ASEAN.

NEDA: Poverty incidence could fall with full implementation of RH law

Nov 06, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The poverty incidence could fall to 13 15 in 2022 from 21 6 in 2015 This estimate also assumes continued economic growth which NEDA expects to remain on track for the 3rd quarter of 2016

NEDA: 1.4 million less poor Filipinos in 2015 than in 2009

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Philippines poverty incidence for 2015 declines to 21 6 compared with 26 3 in 2009

Duterte: Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat will be priority for dev't

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:17 PM

The 2 provinces are on record as having among the highest incidences of hunger

NEDA: PH poverty in H1 2015 lowest since 2006

Mar 18, 2016 - 6:55 PM

NEDA chief Emmanuel Esguerra says the decline in poverty levels could have been faster if not for natural and man made disasters that hit the country

#PHvote: Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:49 PM

As presidential candidates head to Cebu City for the debate a non governmental group asks: What are your concrete plans to alleviate families like that of Daniel Cabrera’s from poverty?

INSPIRATION. Daniel Cabrera pose in front of his medals and certificates in their home in Mandaue City, Cebu. A social media post changed his life in June 2015.

4 urgent economic concerns for Aquino's successor

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:30 PM

President Aquino failed to address these economists say

INCLUSIVE GROWTH? Despite the economical advances, there are still many Filipinos who consider themselves poor. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

What is PH's missed opportunity under Aquino's admin?

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Increasing the salary of Filipino farmers could have reduced poverty incidence in our country in 2014 Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says

MISSED OPPORTUNITY. The poverty incidence in 2014 erased the gains the government made since 2010, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler.com

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

This target is still higher than the country s 2015 Millennium Development Goals which is to halve the poverty rate to 16 6 from 33 1 in 1991

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, December 27, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Steep prices, Yolanda hike PH poverty incidence in H1 2014

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The country s per capita income increased by 6 4 in the first half of 2014 over 2013 but this gain was eroded by very high food prices says NEDA

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

Who are the near-poor in the Philippines?

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:50 PM

DSWD maintains it is important to identify those living a little above the poverty line so they could also be given assistance and be prevented from falling in the poverty trap

LONG LINES. Residents of Guiuan, Eastern Samar endure long lines for 4Ps and UCT pay-out. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

World Bank downgrades PH growth forecasts

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The bank blames this on the economy’s slow start in Q1 and weak government spending

Community-level approach: Answer to PH poverty?

Jun 21, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Communities with high poverty incidence can now escape the trap through projects they themselves propose

HELPING THEMSELVES. Fishing villages can produce boats for themselves through the program. Photo from DSWD

Rappler Newscast | April 29, 2014

Apr 29, 2014 - 8:25 PM

President Obama says the US will defend the Philippines against attacks Poverty incidence in the Philippines is on a downward trend If an election were held today a survey shows Vice President Binay will be the runaway winner

PH poverty incidence on downward trend – NEDA

Apr 29, 2014 - 4:04 PM

NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan says reduced poverty incidence in the first half of 2013 indicates that current development strategies are leading to inclusive growth

Rappler wins award for best online story using gov’t data

Oct 07, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The story recognized at the 5th NSM Media Awards uses government statistics to explain the incidence of poverty and visualize where the poorest provinces are

SWS: Fewer Pinoy families feel poor

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:01 PM

But more claim they lack food according to a June survey by the Social Weather Stations

MAP: The poorest provinces in PH

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:30 AM

There are 16 provinces that have 40 of their population living below the poverty threshold

No reason to doubt poverty stats - NSCB

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:37 PM

NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert stands by the official poverty statistics that President Aquino questions

Aquino doubts official poverty numbers

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:21 PM

President Aquino says bloated population numbers in 2009 may not make it comparable with the 2012 poverty data

Govt to create more agriculture jobs

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:07 PM

The Aquino administration will focus on increasing agriculture productivity to lick poverty

AGRI JOBS. The government is keen on increasing jobs in the agriculture sector to lick poverty. Photo by AFP

UNA: Poverty data debunk Aquino's growth ‘spin’

Apr 24, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Citing government statistics that poverty incidence remained unchanged in years UNA questions the administration s claim that it has alleviated poverty

VLOG: Ilocos Norte under the Marcoses

Feb 16, 2013 - 4:45 PM

The Marcoses are not doing poorly But expectations are higher for a province that got a lot from government

Can we trust our economic statistics?

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Good statistics are necessary for good evidence based policymaking which is largely a garbage in garbage out process

How much does a family need to stay out of poverty?

Feb 10, 2013 - 2:15 PM

A family of five in the country may need around P258 96 per day to keep out of poverty

POVERTY STRICKEN. Poor families resort to begging in the streets just to survive. Photo by AFP

PH may fail to reduce poverty by half in 3 yrs

Sep 03, 2012 - 7:36 PM

The Philippines may find it difficult to halve poverty to 16 6 by 2015 from 33 1 in 1991