There are many different ways of describing what poverty is, whether it is by how you live or how much money you have. If these obstacles that hinders progress in reducing poverty is not overcome, more and more Filipinos will suffer from the horrifying effects of poverty. 9% in 2006, affecting over 4. It depends not only on income but also access to services. The Philippines is a country that is infested with poverty, sickness, and disease. Title: Surviving Poverty in the Philippines Master’s Thesis: SOCM04, 30 hp Preceptor: Malin Åkerström Faculty of Sociology, Spring Semester 2013 Basic human rights are not being met in many parts of the world. homelessness and absolute poverty in the Philippines. Absolute poverty was defined as a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. People in poverty suffer from hunger, ill-health, poor education and low standards of living which negatively affect their well-being. 4% in 2003 to 26. Over half of the population is currently below the poverty line, and almost a third lives below subsistence. The Philippines is still left behind by its neighbouring countries in terms of poverty reduction. Poverty incidence has increased from 24. Poverty In the Philippines The rich, the middle class, and the poor; are described by the way we live and the amount of money one has. Death is an everyday …show more content… The poor have the highest fertility rates and the most children to support. 7 million Filipino families (World Bank 2014) with 36% of those living in rural areas living below the poverty line, primarily because they have minimal access to education, capital & assets, and services (International Fund for Agricultural Development n. d.). What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor?