“…the government is spending an average of only PhP2.39 per day for every person for the country’s 104 million people…”
The minimum daily wage in the Philippines is set at PhP491 in Metro Manila, while workers in other regions receive daily wages as low as PhP243. However, a family of six needs at least PhP1088 daily in order to live decently.
Because of its location in the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippines is considered one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.
There are over 3 million homeless people in the Philippines, one of the highest in the world.
The extrajudicial killings of indigenous rights activists and advocates continue
The 2017 May One rally was attended by almost 100,000 workers and labor rights advocates from all over the country.