Where is the biggest slum in the Philippines?
Tondo is the largest of the 16 districts of the City of Manila in terms of population and land area. It is also the second most densely populated district in the city.
Where are the slums in Metro Manila?
Slums are now scattered over 526 communities in all cities and municipalities of Metro Manila, housing 2.5 million people on vacant private or public lands, usually along rivers, near garbage dumps, along railroad tracks, under bridges and beside industrial establishments.
How many slums are there in the Philippines?
Using this broader definition of slum, there are over 4.0 million slum dwellers in Metro Manila by 2010. It is projected to reach 6 million in 2020 and over 9 million by 2050 (Figures 2 and 3). The distribution of slum families in Metro Manila shows that about one in every four (23.3%) live in Quezon City.
Who are considered poor in the Philippines?
The poor in the Philippines are most likely self-employed farmers, fisherfolk, or other agricultural workers. Three-quarters of these people live in severe disaster-risk areas that are highly rural. In 2015, about 58 percent of poor households have more than six members.