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A homeless family rests on their cart, which they use to earn their living by gathering recyclable materials, near Manila's Makati financial district April 24, 2013.  Poverty incidence in the Philippines has remained unchanged despite the 6.6 percent economic growth rate that the country posted last year, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) said on Tuesday. In a news briefing, NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert said that poverty incidence among population was estimated at 27.9 percent during the first semester of 2012.

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A homeless family rests on their cart near Manila’s Makati financial district. They use their cart to earn a living by gathering recyclable materials. Poverty incidence in the Philippines has remained unchanged despite the 6.6 per cent economic growth rate that the country posted last year, the National Statistical Co-ordination Board said on Tuesday.