Pernia: TV report, not Neda, said P10,000 spending enough


Pernia TV report not Neda

An erroneous television report spurred hate against the National

Economic and Development Authority (Neda), which supposedly

claimed that P10,000 is enough to sustain the needs of a family of

five for a month.

But Neda never said anything like that, the country’s chief economist

reiterated on Friday.

“I understand and regret that there are those who were dismayed by

the budget figures presented in a press conference last June 5. Allow

me to point out that there was no mention of a decent budget for a family,”

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia, who heads Neda,

said in a statement.

Insignificant ‘case’

Pernia was alluding to the financial group’s declaration of an expansion

rate of 4.6 percent in May, a five-year high.

He said Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon only utilized P10,000 as

“a case” to outline the effect of the swelling rate on a family’s financial plan.

“The common sense of the P10,000 test spending plan is that it is anything

but difficult to increase by any number [such as 2x, 3x, … 10x] relying upon

the genuine spending plan of a family,” Pernia clarified.

Web sensation via web-base

An online report titled “Can a group of 5 make due on P10,000 multi month? Neda indicates how,” turned into a web sensation via web-based networking media under #NEDA10kchallenge and asserted that Neda said that “P10,000 multi month is sufficient for a group of five to live in multi month.”

Refering to a give an account of primetime news program “24 Oras,” GMA’s online story said that “an example family unit spending plan from Neda demonstrated that P3,834 is sufficient to channel a similar group of five for 30 days.”

‘Enough, nice’

In any case, Pernia said that neither Edillon nor Neda said that the sum designated for sustenance was “sufficient” or “conventional.”

A check with the TV report indicated neither sound chomp nor an immediate statement from Edillon that said as much, he said. In any case, he brought up that “the figure refered to was just an example spending plan.”

“This isn’t to ignore the truth that numerous Filipinos work vigorously to accommodate their families,” Pernia said.

Neda clarified last Wednesday that the P10,000 theoretical spending plan was “separated into things ordinarily devoured by a Filipino family unit in view of the customer value record weights distributed by the Philippine Statistics Authority.”

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