PH gov’t promises to reduce hunger in the country
A recent survey has shown that in the past three months, there have been a higher rate of hunger incidence in the country. With this, the government has promised to exert more effort into alleviating this particular problem.
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According to Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, the government must still address “long-standing economic backlogs”, having only been in power for six months.
“It’s a gentle reminder that the government needs to continue to work double time to implement socio-economic reforms,” Abella said.
The survey was conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) last year. Its results showed that 3.1 million (13.9 percent) of the 1,500 respondents have experienced hunger at least once, in the last three months of 2016. The number was significantly higher than the poll result in September 2016, wherein there was only 10.6 percent or 2.4 million families who was in the same condition.
Abella said the hunger incidence of involuntary hunger was a result of the “food price inflation”, which was also an effect of the recent weather disturbances.
However, he pledged that “inclusive prosperity” is still part of the President’s agenda.
“It also admitted that there’s a lot of groundwork to be done considering the fact that the administration is new. However, all efforts are being poured towards this,” Abella explained.
Source: Manila Bulletin
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