That is, more Filipinos are dug deep into the poverty threshold.
Even the recent data from the National Statistics and Coordination Board which shows that it only needs Ph P 4869 for a family to stay out of hunger and Ph P 7,017 to avoid poverty – is still, unfortunately, not met and reached by majority of the Filipinos.
About 1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty; before the industrial revolution, poverty had mostly been the norm.
The formal term for the near absolute lack of resources is called Extreme Poverty, while the condition of being below the norms of developed society is called relative poverty.
Worse, they pass this malpractice unto their children. It has already become a common scenario here where the poor are the worse alcoholics, drug dependents, smokers and of course, the families that have the most members/children.
Psychological evidence proves that the aforementioned serve as their outlet in somehow temporarily forgetting their social situation.Empirical and even anecdotal examples from people around would surely testify how these poor people act.For instance, poor people are the ones who like to bet on games of chance gambling, per se.Poverty, in its intrinsic nature is more of a social disease.That is, the poor has the mind-set that will not anymore recover from their current status, and that in practicing such mind-set, they lose their drive and motivation, rely on vices such as alcohol, drugs and smoking and other short-term and also budget draining remedies.Received Date: March 17, 2017; Accepted Date: August 09, 2017; Published Date: August 16, 2017 Citation: David B (2017) Acedia: One Fundamental Cause of Philippine Poverty. doi: 10.4172/2151-6219.1000313 Copyright: © 2017 David B.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.The Philippines has 32.5% of its population living exactly or below the poverty line, which translates to approximately 29 to 30 million Filipinos.Causes of extreme poverty Traditionally, the economy plays a significant role in the increment of poverty, the gap between the rich and the poor is the economic foundations of such, with the middle class at the precarious middle. In addition, certain external interventions and structural predicaments could also be attributed to the widespread manifestation of poverty.But the issue is that by doing such, they tend to spend more, thereby making they fall farther down below the poverty pit.For instance, they will drink all day after receiving a hard earned wage, without remorse for saving.