Press Release
June 7, 2018


The 'hypothetical' P10,000 per month income for a family of five given by NEDA is fake news.

It is a throwback estimate, meaning it was possible to survive on that amount 15 years ago, before the age of Facebook. Only an economist who has been living under a rock will believe that a family of five can live decently on P334 a day.

That amount will perhaps be enough if the family will go on a forced diet, live off the grid in a lean-to, forego schooling, among other deprivations.

Government officials who would cling to their faulty figure can perhaps prove their thesis by staging a reality show ala Survivor, where they would live on a budget of P10,000 a month.

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