The Philippines has been on a constant chase of poverty improvement. 5 percent of the total population or an equivalent of 25 million poor Filipinos live below poverty line (NSCB, 2009).
However, with the recent international financial crisis, continuous severe natural disasters, and escalating fuel and food prices, the government’s goal of decreasing poverty is becoming more difficult since these situations have been dragging more individuals into poverty (Rivera, Pizarro, Aliping, Reyes, 2012). Although poverty incidence between families has slightly declined from 2006 to 2009, the scarcity occurrence amongst the inhabitants has improved by 0. And is still comparatively high compared to that of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam as per the reports from the United Nations development Program (UNDP, 2009). And according to the report solitary household per 100 was raised out of foodstuff scarcity between the periods of 3 years. And based on these statistics two families were shifted out of poverty per 1000 in the above period (UNDP, 2009). And based on these data one in 100 Filipinos stepped away from the poverty line during these period (UNDP, 2009).
And he also say that “the subversion of the public weal in the service of private, familial wealth.
” Filipinos also termed this practice as a "Political dynasty", the same with oligarchy in dogmatic discipline.
As Endriga writes that “the outstanding characteristics of the Spanish colonial regime […] was the wide discrepancy between the letter of the law, which upheld idealistic and noble standards, and actual practice, which was repressive and oppressive” and he notes “ [w]e really have a system that is excessively dominated by the presidency, one that is almost a dictatorship”(Endriga, 2001).
In relation to this, according to Mc Coy (1995) it is also a method in which certainly not escape from the harm called “traditional politics” - the idea of civic influence being exercised for the advantage of a few clans and allies.From the time when it gained independence from the United States in 1946, the Philippine economy has been on an unlucky course, going from one of the wealthiest nations in Asia (next to Japan) to one of the poorest.Progress directly after the war was fast, but reduced over time.Years of economic mishandling, corruption and political instability during the Marcos dictatorship regime contributed to economic stagnation and resulted in national instability (United States Department of State) (n. However, economic suffering did not hinder Filipinos from seeking better opportunities elsewhere in the world.This was the starting point for the ongoing growth of the Filipino migration in the Western world.It is a tradition for a legislator's descendant, partner, associate, or relatives, to have or to run the similar or other administrative position (unknown source).Philippines is moving forward from agrarian centered to more on service and industry. 7 percent is on industrial sector and credits for 30 percent of GDP. 5 percent is in the service division and are accountable for 56. According to Aldaba (2009) and Schelzig (2005), some of the main cause of poverty are: High population growth rate; control concerns comprising dishonesty and a frail government; persistent blows and experience to hazards and threats such as financial crisis, conflicts, and natural calamities; failure to develop the agriculture sector.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) defined poverty as “deprivation of essential assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled” (ADB, 1999).Corruption – commonly defined as the misuse or mishandling of civic office for personal advantage (World Bank).In several cases of corruption, the abuse of public power is not necessarily for one’s private benefit but it can be for the benefit of one’s party, class, tribe, friends, family” (Kaufmann and Siegelbaun, 1996).The Philippines is an island nation with the combination of “interracial mixture of prehistoric Negritos, Indonesians, and the Malays, the Filipino people were born” and it’s been a country of interest of other powerful nations (Nebres, Zulueta, 2008) Possibly the reason why the Philippines has never really taken control of its own economic, political, and social liberalisation is that the nation has been attacked with nonstop and unforeseen experience from the plans of other countries.