Causes and Solution of Poverty Problem in the Philippines

You might be wondering despite having a bunch of talented Filipinos, it seems like many of our countrymen are still suffering from poverty. It’s sad to hear that we have skills and capabilities that can compete globally, and there’s no doubt about it, but only few are making it to the top. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the most evident reasons why many of Philippine citizens is still suffering from poverty.

Major Causes of Poverty in the Philippines:

1. Corruption. One of the big factors that contributes to poverty is corruption. A problem that doesn’t seem to end in the Philippines. Because of these corruptions, funds are getting short for health, education, agriculture, and other important matters.

Here are some the things we can do in order to stop these corruptions. One way is to start from ourselves. Do not sell your votes! Don’t exchange the future of the country for just couple of hundreds of peso. Another things is to impose regular assessment/audit of SALNs of public officials. The leaders of the country whether it be local or national level should provide transparency reports.

Next is to provide ways to improve the integrity of the justice system. It always seems that those who are in power can simply get away from trouble by buying the justice system.

There are other many ways. You can comment below if you have some suggestions so we can help our readers more.

2. Lack Of Education. What would you expect? A corrupt leader wants his people to be ignorant so that no one will make any move against him and his corrupt acts. They will not expedite things that are related to developing the education system in our country.

Another thing I’d like to add is the Miseducation. We have been taught the wrong things. We’ve been taught to go to school, get high grades, and we’ll become successful someday. Apparently, this is not true.

I’ve been with those who graduated with honors and worked with them. They got engineering licenses and I don’t yet their only advantage is they have not-so-higher salaries compared to mine.

If we’ve been taught the right things, unemployment rate in the Philippines should be low. Also, why are there many people who did not even graduate from universities yet earning more? There must be something wrong.

Source: Power Pinoys. Date: 6 June, 2016

Causes and Solution of Poverty Problem in the Philippines