Poverty Statistics

Republic Act No. 8425 of 1997, which spelled out the Philippine Government’s Social Reform Agenda (SRA), states that poverty takes many forms of deprivation of basic needs, including deprivation in health, food and nutrition, water, shelter and decent housing, education, among others.

Further, the law provides for the official definition of poverty as the lack of income to afford the minimum basic needs of food, health, education, housing and other essential amenities of life.

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