The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) advocacy forum dubbed as,“People at the Edge: Defining the Near Poor of the Philippines”, as awarded as Best Statistical Information dissemination Activity in the 25th National Statistics Month (NSM) Awards. This is the first recognition received by the Department under the NSM awards. NSM Awards is an continue reading : DSWD’s Near Poor Forum wins Best Statistical Activity Award
Reposted from Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – When Filipinos are asked to describe their financial status, whether based on income or purchasing power, 3 terms are usually heard: mayaman (rich), may kaya (well-off), and mahirap (poor). The boundaries of each classification are often blurry. Arguments have emerged over when one can be considered rich or middle continue reading : Who are the near-poor in the Philippines?