Manila Bulletin

Bataan

- Poverty · Society · Philippine Statistics Authority

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Gov­er­nor Abet S. Gar­cia is eye­ing to achieve a zero poverty in­ci­dence in Bataan. Gar­cia said that the re­cent re­port of Philip­pine Sta­tis­tics Author­ity showed that Bataan has a low poverty rate of only 1.6 per­cent, the sec­ond low­est among all prov­inces na­tion­wide. But the gov­er­nor wants more. He wants that Bataan achieve zero per­cent poverty. He also aired a chal­lenge among the lo­cal lead­ers to set aside pol­i­tics and con­cen­trate more on pro­vid­ing the ba­sic ser­vices to their con­stituents to achieve fur­ther growth in econ­omy. (Mar T. Sup­nad)

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