P10,000 not enough to feed family of five, group says
A labor group said a monthly income of P10,000 is not enough to feed a family of five in the Philippines, demanding National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to publicly apologize for its calculation.
The NEDA is now under fire after one of its officials said that a family of five can live decently with a total income of P10,000 per month.
Of this, the NEDA official said the budget for food stands around P3,834 a month or P127 a day.
Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said setting the living standard of a Filipino family to the lowest level requires both a retraction and a public apology.
“We condemn this argument as inaccurate and a grave mistake. This is an affront to millions of poor Filipinos,” said Alan Tanjusay, spokesperson of ALU-TUCP.