Photo by Erik De Castro, Reuters
MANILA - A family sleeps on the sidewalk right next to a tarpaulin showing a chef cooking food. The photo was taken by Erik de Castro of Reuters.
At least 11.5 million households in the Philippines consider themselves poor, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey.
Economic officials earlier said they are targeting the lowering of the poverty incidence from 25.2 percent of the population in 2012 to 16.6 percent by 2016.