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Manila Standard Today reports that Quezon City vice mayor Joy Belmonte—in her privilege speech on Monday, March 26—reported the city’s "Socio-Economic Development Action Plan for 2011-2015, Mapping the City’s Integrated Response to Poverty Alleviation." In light of this, she cited the baseline househould survey conducted by Smart Research Inc. covering the period May 2011 to November 2011. The respondents were 319,282 of Quezon City households. According to the survey's results, four out of the 10 households are "not even earning P8,250 a month."
The report quoted Belmonte, who said, "The statistics generated through the survey, therefore, although not representing 100 percent of all households in Quezon City, already provide us with a good profile of the city’s poor—who are the focus of our current efforts." The report noted that the repondents of the survey only made up 72 percent of the total number of Quezon City households.
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