RP sees big cut in poverty by 2015
Bacolod City (20 October) -- A big cut in the number of poor Filipino families by year 2015 is seen by the Arroyo administration as part of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG).
“The government is making a good progress in the pursuit of the MDG as acknowledged by the UNDP country representative Nileema Noble in a recent meeting with President Gloria Arroyo,” a statement from the Place said.
Officials claim the country is on the right track in meeting MDG target to cut poverty substantially by 2015 as income is seen to rise, more jobs available, better schools and improved social services.
“The administration continues to intensify the poverty relief programs such as the ‘Botika ng Bayan’ and ‘Tindahang Bayan’, DSWD’s food for work program, DA-ATIs farm and fishery family extension program, CDA’s cooperative thrusts, and Microfinance schemes,” Malacañang said.
Along with this is the government’s pump priming activities through super region approach, promotion of vocational course through TESDA, ladderized education scheme and financial assistance to poor but deserving students. (PIA-LOL) [top]