Gov’t needs P435B to fight poverty, hunger

The DSWD listed the things it needs for the next five years:

MANILA, Philippines—The government needs to spend P435.25 billion over the next five years on projects aimed at bringing down the incidence of extreme poverty and hunger, according to the Department of Social Work and Development.

Delilah S. Fuertes, director of the DSWD’s policy development and planning bureau, said in a report that the government needed to spend that much if the Philippines were to boost its chances of achieving the first of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG 1).

MDG 1 is categorized into three sub-goals, with the first on halving by 2015 from the 1990 level the proportion of the population whose income is less than the poverty threshold, which is internationally defined as a dollar a day.

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  • LGA

    This is realistic.