POVERTY and HUNGER
People cannot move out of poverty if their basic needs for nutrition, shelter, healthcare, economic and other supports are not being met. According to Social Weather Station, 14.3% of Filipinos had had less food than they needed. In 2001 it was “only” 11.4%. That’s some 13 million Filipinos who go hungry. Unemployment has risen, from 11.4% to 11.7%.