More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
President Benigno Aquino III in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) said 2.5 million Filipinos were able to uplift themselves from poverty from 2013.
By Volt Contreras; Metro Editor
President Benigno Aquino III apparently owes Bernadette Sabalza and Susan Ladan an explanation.
The top one percent of households in communist-ruled China control more than one third of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 25 percent control just one hundredth, official media said, citing an academic report.
Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), more Filipinos disapprove of the administration’s efforts in fighting graft and corruption in government, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.