Philippines Family Planning

Good news: two of every 1,000 previously poor Filipino families have risen above poverty from 2006 to 2009. Bad news: the total number of poor Filipinos rose by almost a million in the same period. According to the latest poverty statistics released by the National Statistical Coordination Board, poverty incidence among families (or the ratio of poor families against total number of families) in the Philippines dipped slightly to 20.9 percent in 2009, from 21.1 percent in 2006.

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