family income

Rich people in the Philippines own 1/3 of incomes

An Inquirer article published today reported that the richest 10% of families in the Philippines holds more than a third of the country’s total income.
According to the National Statistics Office, the richest 1.74 million families earned 36% of the aggregate family income of around P3 trillion ($74 billion) in 2006.
Who are these families? Well, they include the Ayalas, the Sys, the Tans, the Tys, and the rest of the 40 richest Filipinos.
How about the family of Juan de la Cruz? According to the same report, the average income of a Filipino family is $12 a day or $4,380 a year, or roughly P180,000 per year.

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