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GenSan’s poverty incidence drops to 8.8% in 1st half 2023

General Santos City has recorded a significant drop in poverty incidence among families in 2023, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported.

In its preliminary 2023 first semester report, PSA said the city has recorded 8.8 percent, a huge decrease compared to 15.2 and 15.5 percent in 2018 and 2021, respectively.

Across the country, poverty incidence decreased in 15 out of the 17 regions from 2021 to 2023, declining significantly in the National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Soccsksargen, and Caraga.

In a message to Politiko, City Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao affirmed her support to the national government’s poverty-alleviation programs. She also underscored her administration’s commitment of creating a more conducive business environment in order to attract more investments aimed at providing job opportunities and enhancing the lives of her constituents.

“Hangad natin na maiangat ang kabuhayan at pamumuhay ng ating mga kababayan, kaya’t sinisikap natin na mas mapabuti pa ang pamamahala sa ating lungsod ng sa gayun ay magkaroon ng malaking oportunidad ang lahat ng mga pamilyang Heneral,” she added.

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