Slums are now scattered over 526 communities in all cities and municipalities of Metro Manila, housing 2.5 million people on vacant private or public lands, usually along rivers, near garbage dumps, along railroad tracks, under bridges and beside industrial establishments.
Where is the biggest slum in the Philippines?
Tondo is Manila’s largest slum.
What percentage of Manila is poor?
About 34.2 per cent of the total household population or 5.2 million families live below the poverty threshold.
Why is there slums in Manila?
Root causes. Scholars have argued that the development of slums is a byproduct of economic inequality and failed city planning. Urban developments initiatives have prioritised large-scale commercial expansion while failing to provide adequate housing options for the working class.
Is Philippines poorer than India?
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
What is considered poor in the Philippines?
Based on the results of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), the PSA said the poverty threshold per family amounted to P10,481 a month. An income below this amount would categorize a family as being poor and an income above this would mean a family is nonpoor.