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Gov’t: P10,700 kada buwan sapat sa pamilyang Pinoy

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NANINIWALA ang gobyerno na sapat ang P10,700 buwanang budget para matustusan ang pangangail­angan ng pamilya na may limang miyembro.

Sa briefing sa Malacanang, sinabi ni National Economic Developmen­t Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia na mas mataas ito sa dating P9,400 para sa isang pamilya.

“Well, the ideal amount is something that will make him happy, make the family happy… that is the ideal amount, that is the desired amount. The desideratu­m for the family is what would make the family happy. But then, in terms of basic needs, really basic needs, basic food and non-food needs, the estimate is about P11,000 or P10,700. In terms of basic needs, which is an internatio­nal way of looking at what is the basic income required for daily subsistenc­e,” sabi ni Pernia.

Ayon naman kay Philippine Statistics Authority Assistant Secretary Rosalinda Bautista, sa budget na P10,700 budget, P7,528 ay para sa pagkain at ang matitira ay para sa non-food.

“So for example, the national food bundle for breakfast: it would include scrambled egg, coffee with milk; and then boiled rice or rice-corn mix. Itong boiled rice or rice-corn mix can vary from region to region, depende which is available na least cost,” sabi ni Bautista.

“For lunch: we have boiled monggo with malunggay and dried dilis, banana; and then boiled rice again or corn mix. And then for dinner: fish or boiled pork, vegetable dish and then boiled rice or corn mix. And then there’s also snack of bread or boiled food crop,” aniya pa. –Bella Cariaso

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