Talk:Income inequality in the Philippines

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PROBLEM: Wrongful information[edit]

From the wikipedia article Income inequality in the Philippines:

"In fact, according to World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi, the Philippines had become a "rising tiger" in East Asia.However, at the same time,during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the increase in the wealth of the richest families in the Philippines, amounting to 47.39%, comprised 76.5% of the GDP increase for that year."

While checking the source for such a broad statement I noticed that there seems to be some mismatchs in the numbers. What the article referenced as the source says is that:

"In 2012, Forbes Asia announced that the collective wealth of the 40 richest Filipino families grew $13 billion during the 2010-2011 year, to $47.4 billion--an increase of 37.9 percent. Filipino economist Cielito Habito calculated that the increased wealth of those families was equivalent in value to a staggering 76.5 percent of the country's overall increase in GDP at the time. "

An article quoting another article is not a good enough source for such claims. And the calculations by the economist Cielito Habito despite being quite interesting are not scientifical facts and should not be presented in this wikipedia page as such.

This article needs further review, both for the sources of the claims and for general grammar issues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.208.39.230 (talk) 13:01, 4 October 2017 (UTC)


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