A Poverty Profile of Metro Manila
- There are 586 slums in Metro Manila alone. These are homes of the poor. But they remain the frontier for evangelical mission work.
- The United Nations says that any person who lives on less than USD1.25 (Php58) per day is poor.
- In the Philippines, the poverty level is USD 0.76 (Php38) per day.
- 27.6 million Filipinos (33%) live below the poverty standard.
- 12.2 million Filipinos (15%) live below the subsistence standard.