December 15, 2006

$4B vs $730

Sa kasalukuyan, 46% ng populasyon ng Pilipinas ay nagkakasya sa $2 kada araw. $730 kada taon. $2 per person per day ang sinasabing Global Poverty Line.

Sa kalalabas pa lamang na listahan ng Forbes na Top 40 Richest People ng Pilipinas, lumalabas na si Henry Sy, ang mall king of Asia, ang pinakamayamang Pilipino. Ang kanyang net worth, meaning yung kanyang assets less liabilities, ay $4 billion.

Ang net worth ng pinakamayamang Pilipino ay kayang-kayang tapatan ang pinagkakasyang gastos ng halos kalahati ng populasyon ng Pilipinas nang higit isandaang araw.

Ok ba?

Hindi.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir, richest person in the phil. nga ang big boss ko but we're compensated just enough no more no less... in short "kuripot"... but its ok but their company is a good training ground for fresh grad like me :-) i saw him in MOA yesterday with pres.echauz, feu grad ata sya?

Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

my dearest paeng, did you know that my first job is with SM? I was hrd analyst for them and i had the privilege of talking to Tatang (as he is fondly called). I agree with what your student said in his comment. talagang kuripot ang company but is a good trainng ground. pero, driving home to the point, Tatang started out very poor back in his younger days. As in poor talaga sya. but armed with sipag at tiyaga at diskarte and the astute ability to maximize opportunities to borrow money and save, look how he has improved his life from being a seller of old, used shoes. tell you the story when we see each other...