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Two extremes: rich vs poor - WORLD PHOTOS

Jul 25, 2013 | Sapa |   24 comments

Philippine family has 5 housemaids!

The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom.

In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

The Philippines poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half.

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