Philippines' Anti-Poverty Program Through Peoples' Participation

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PHILIPPINES ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM
THROUGH PARTICIPATORY PLANNING

Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School
University of St. La Salle
Bacolod City

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements In:
Rural Development Management
Professor: Dr. Enrique Paderes, PhD.

Greg C. Villanueva
2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page No.
Title Page ……………………………………………………………………....
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………… 1
List of Figures………………………………………………………………… 2
PART I
A. BACKGROUND OF THE PHILIPPINES’ PREVIOUS AND
CURRENT PHILIPPINE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS……. 3
B. ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT PHILIPPINES ANTI-
POVERTY PROGRAM……….………………………………….. 12
C. CURRENT INTERVENTIONS MADE
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Poverty is more than just the lack of incomes. More generally, it is a state of deprivation in relation to a social standard, the absence of capabilities, opportunities, and power that result in the exclusion of individuals or social groups from productive participation in the economic and social life of the nation. Poverty in the Philippines has deep historical roots, its continuation shaped by the interplay of economic, social, political and ecological factors.
An effective strategy to alleviate poverty in the country must be able to address the following leading causes of poverty: (i) the slow creation of employment opportunities on account of the anemic record of growth; (ii) the inequality in the distribution of wealth and access to resources; (iii) the inadequate provision of basic social services; and (iv) the lack of effective political participation by the citizenry that encourages stopgap measures rather than the fundamental policy reforms that have long-term poverty-reducing impacts.
Past Presidents of the Philippines from 1986 to 2010 have all spelled out goals in very concrete terms: jobs, education, shelter, and food on every table. To attain these goals, the Government will endeavor to (i) provide the enabling environment for poverty reduction through macroeconomic, political, and institutional reforms, including advancing the peace process, and (ii) undertake redistributive reform through

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