Poverty, undoubtedly, has been a serious issue in many countries in the world and has been an obstacle on their path to rapid and sustainable development. The main reasons for global poverty have been identified as all forms of discrimination, illiteracy, overpopulation and environmental factors such as droughts affecting farmers. It is saddening that 49% of Peru’s population, even today, lives in poverty and 15% of the population lives on less than $1 a day . One of the main reasons for these statistics is the unequal income distribution among the people, with 10% of the population controlling 35.4% of the nation’s wealth. Though there is a respectable literacy rate of 88.7% for students of age 15 and above in the country, the high-school dropout rate is an alarming 49%.
To think that poverty hampers solely the lives of those in the rural areas is clearly wrong, inasmuch as poverty in the Philippines, according to Balisacan (1999), is fast acquiring an “urban face”. This suggests that poverty is no longer just a rural phenomenon. Causes of poverty in the country include rapid population growth, unemployment, inadequate education, inequality in the distribution of resources, armed conflict, and even corruption (USAID,
The country also had some of the lowest cigarette prices. The Philippines is home to a lot of major cigarette and cigar manufacturers. In the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Philippines ranks second in number of smokers, and has the highest number of female smokers. The World Health Organization estimates that 10 Filipinos die every hour due to cancer, stroke, lung and heart diseases primarily caused by cigarette smoking. Chapter 2: Demand of Tobacco in the Philippines The Philippines, with a population of approximately 95 million, is the 15th biggest consumer of cigarettes in the world and the largest consumer among the countries who are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The number of the poor population keeps increasing. This increase is often encountered, especially in big cities. The following data from BPS in September 2016, the number of poor population ( the population with per capita monthly expenditure below the poverty line) in Indonesia reached 27.76 million people (10.70 percent), reduced by 0.25 million people compared to March 2016 that conditions of 28.01 million people (10.86%). The percentage of the poor population in urban areas by March 2016 of 7.79 percent, dropped to 7.73 percent in September 2016. Similarly, the percentage of the poor population in rural areas dropped from 14.11 percent by March 2016 becomes 13.96 percent in September 2016.
There were 7.5 million people in the Philippines before the imperialism. The Philippines made a living by working in factories, industry, education Before colonization, the Philippines were composed of many different tribes. Thus, they had different cultures and traditions for each
The lack of development in Philippines causes a domino effect for the public as the government is unable to support its nation. The philippines now face low standard of living and high unemployment rate. The effects of the lack of development in Philippines effects all different groups of people and also leaving a large income gap between them. The skilled doctors are unable to properly practice as they are not provided proper utensils and opportunities to learn, in return the patients in need of treatment are unable to receive the health care they require as all the skilled doctors have migrated away for better opportunities. As the number of medical professionals in the Philippines decreases, so has the local wage rate.
Fast Facts About Newcomers from the Philippines • More than 3 million Americans are of Filipino origin. • Filipino Americans make up four percent of the immigrant population • More Filipinos live in California than any other states • Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Texas are other top states • The average family income is $82000 • About six percent of Filipino Americans live at or below the poverty line What are traditional foods and dishes? • The food and culture of the Philippines is inspired from America, Spain and China.2 • White rice is the main food in the diet. It is usually served three times daily. Fish is the main source of protein in the diet.2 • Vinegar, soy sauce, and fish sauce are used in Filipino cooking.3 • Philippine adobo is often dubbed the national dish.
Arcillas, King B. 2015-03773 Magtangob, Kristoffer Raye 2015-12885 Future of the Philippines: Eradicating Poverty November 19, 2015 Thesis: The Filipino nation can be lifted from poverty by producing quality jobs for employment, reducing inflation rate in the market, and having inexpensive and holistic education through the help of the new leadership in the country. For years, the Philippines has been working towards poverty eradication; this becomes the main goal of the Philippine government to improve the quality of life of Filipinos (Reyes, & Valencia, n.d.). The state has a large concern with regards to reduction of poverty for this will have an impact to the economic growth of the country. A strong and stable economy will open new assets, investments, and even opportunities.
The external debt of the country increased by an annual average rate of 25% and this was from 1970 until 1981. It is given that the Philippines is rich in natural resources, however, according to Zaide,”the masses live in poverty.” Apart from that, he also mentioned that 10% of country’s wealth belongs to the rich oligarchs, while the latter, the 90% of our population are the poor, and most of these are consisting of factory workers, the landless peasants, and most importantly, the jobless people. In Mendoza’s article, the key factors that aggravated poverty and economic contraction were: 1. The state-run monopolies 2. Mismanagement of the exchange rates 3.
Poverty situation In this part of the paper I would like to examine/define the Poverty situation of the Philippines and as well as identify current trends. Over the past decades the current trend in the Philippines has been generally positive. Based on different indicators that will be discussed later on, the Philippines has shown different levels of improvement in the reduction of poverty. Some areas prove to be more drastic while others are more modest. Income-based measures of poverty Ever since 1985 the NSCB has been releasing official statistical data in regards to the poverty rate(income based) in the Philippines.