Poverty In the Philippines Essay

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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. There are many different ways of describing what poverty is, whether it is by how you live or how much money you have. What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor? Not many of us know the true meaning of these terms. Poverty is an issue dealt with throughout the world, but we are not all aware if its conditions. Poverty is a very serious problem around the world. Poverty is defined as the equality to poorness and impoverishment -- (the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions). A question to ask ourselves is: “Should poverty be defined strictly in terms of
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There are many contributing factors that do not help out the Filipino’s when trying to make an income. Luck does not always go their way. Throughout the course of the year the islands are affected by many hazardous natural disasters which all play a significant role in the economy of the country. The Philippines are considered the most disaster prone country on earth including; typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, garbage landslides, and military action against the Muslims. Because of these disasters many people loose their homes and everything they own. They are then left without anything. Soil erosion is also another major concern for the Pilipino people. Because the farmland is one of the major money producing systems in the country loosing that leaves people without jobs and farms. Families are forced to sell their farms. They don’t move away from their farms but the farms then just become extinct. “The Philippines maintains a very large population on a fragile land base. It is among the most densely populated countries in the world. Furthermore, though over half of the land area of the Philippines has been officially designated as suitable only for forests, a large proportion of the population is currently farming these tropical soils on steep slopes.” (Cruz et al 15) This is why it is so important to keep the land available for farming because so many people make their money from farming. Not only do the

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