Essay About Poverty In The Philippines

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A nation is composed of different regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and even barangays especially in the Philippines. The Philippines is experiencing poverty since then and the government officials can't come up with a good solution to eradicate this kind of problem. Sometimes they have a plan to lessen this problem but it is not suitable for the whole nation that's why the problem remains to the country. According to the PSA or Philippine Statistics Office (2016) the poverty incidence among Filipino families based on the first visit of 2015 FIES was estimated at 21.1 percent during the first semester of 2015. All of us have different definition of poverty but in simple words poverty is the incapability of having or supporting their…show more content…
Rick (2018) stated in his article entitled causes and effects of poverty in the Philippines that because of lacking in education, high unemployment rate, job mismatching are present which can cause poverty. Poverty is caused by a number of issues, primary among them unemployment or low-wage employment — not laziness or lack of personal responsibility (Lears,2011). Poverty has also its beginning and according to ADB (2009), the causes of poverty are low to moderate economic growth for the past 40 years, low growth elasticity of poverty reduction, weakness in employment generation and the quality of jobs generated, failure to fully develop agriculture sector, high inflation during crisis periods, high levels of population growth, high and persistent levels of inequality which dampen the positive impacts of economic expansion, and recurrent shocks and exposure to risks such as economic crisis, conflicts, natural disasters and environmental poverty. Based from the World Bank in Ordinario (2016) millions of Filipinos remained poor not because they are jobless, but because they have low incomes. The more people that is unemployed, the more people will suffer from poverty and have trouble accommodating their basic needs (ylagarchitorena, 2015). Financially struggling

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