Poverty is among the major diseases that slowly kills the lives of families, communities, and Filipino people as well as the children born in it. The phrase “Isang-kahig-isang-tukang pamumuhay” (one scratch one peck) still applies to many families even up until this time. To top that off, as per some surveys, as time passes by, the rate of unemployment is seeing a rapid increase.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Philippine Government shows its assertiveness in terms of the national issue we are facing now. They’e saying that the poverty situation in the country will get better because of some government programs. This was backed by a number of releases of surveys displaying that more Filipinos consider themselves poor in the last quarter of last year.
The Poor Family Scale
Based on some surveys, those Filipinos who rated themselves poor, increased from 42 percent in September of last year to 54 percent just last month; as stated by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) nationwide poll that was released this week.
In addition to that, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said that the number translated to about 13.1 million self-rated poor families in December. It was also the highest since the 55 percent was recorded in September 2014.
Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo mentioned the public’s point of view usually “fluctuates.” He said that their definition of poor is reliant and dependent on their present condition.
Spokesman Salvador Panelo, however, asserted that the poverty incidence in the country would definitely decrease because of the state programs and the “competence” of economic managers.
As Spokeman Salvador Panelo said in a radio interview, he said that the Philippine government is set to lessen the severity of these poor family conditions by some government programs that are set to be released.
Remember, we have many incoming projects. Once they start, they will create jobs and many of our poor countrymen will be provided with opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.”
During the interview, Panelo also claimed that the economic managers have managed to pinpoint all the circumstances that confronted the economy and its improvement. Thus, putting an end to all the “nonsense” most Filipino families are saying about the decrease of the poverty rate here in the country.
More and more programs
Just last year, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, more commonly known as the 4Ps, just had the implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) signed and signified by some representatives of the Philippine government.
You can read more about that here: GOOD NEWS: The New 4Ps Rules Signed by Different Government Representatives
In addition to that, many more programs, establishments, and government incentives are being released to show the Philippine government’s support to the poverty rate that has country has known for decades now.
The help from the Philippine government is not just seen by the giving of financial help or funds; Filipino families should also consider the efforts that the government is making in lessening the severity of some families’ conditions.
- Free Education
- More Available Jobs
- Extra Allowances For Public School Students
- Better Tax Rates For Low-Income Earners
- Benefits From Both the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance Program (GSIS)
- And Many More!
To summarize, the Philippine government is always on the hunt to look for the best, most effective, and most feasible possibilities that can fully improve and develop the Philippine economy; so that the poverty rate will somehow see a decrease amidst its continuous skyrocket.
As a Filipino citizen, it is a no-brainer that the Philippine government wishes everyone to take part in paying their taxes properly. To tell it in its easiest term; the taxes are really meant to assist and help the poor; and for them to be able to make and process more projects to surpass the poverty issue of the country.
What do you think about the data coming from the Philippine government? Could we sense better livelihood for most Filipino families living in poverty? Could more projects, government establishments, incentives, and laws make up for the lost reward many Filipino families have been yearning for?
2020 has just started and we all can see the changes that are happening. From the public transport, to the assistance of farmers and the poor, the Philippine government clearly wants the poverty rate decreased.
Let’s wait and see what the resolutions will be for their plans of mending the poverty rate we’re currently experiencing.
Source: The Philippine Star