PH Poverty Remains the Same Despite Economic Growth

According to the National Statistical Coordination Board, economic growth over the past six years hardly made a dent on poverty in the Philippines, as the percentage of Filipinos living below the poverty line remained practically the same between 2006 and 2012, reports The poverty incidence stood at 27.9 percent in the first semester of 2012—“practically unchanged” from the same period in 2009 (28.6 percent) and in 2006 (28.8 percent).