The National Economic Development Authority recently released a sample household budget that showed Php 10,000 is enough for a family of five to live for a month. It was just a ‘hypothetical figure’ according to NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon, but the internet wasn’t happy. For the officials to produce a ‘hypothetical’ figure like that, we’re tempted to ask if they are somehow stuck in a previous decade where Php 127/person/day is enough.
Although the internet is mostly angry, the Filipino side of making things light also surfaced. Here’s what the internet has to say about the #NEDA10kChallenge.
1. Kasya naman pala eh?
Kasyang-kasya naman pala eh.
Photo by Pie Santos
Isang buwan daw.
Omigosh. Just done with an interview on national radio. Thanks, DZRH’s Deo and Karen, for letting me share my thoughts on the #NEDA10kChallenge.
The hypothetical 10K figure for a family of five is not hypothetical. It is mythical. It does not exist in the real world.@dzrhnews
— Miss Maggie (@MiaMagdalena) June 6, 2018
As in it doesn’t exist.
Di ganito na lang!..😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/0Ynqx1fkDV
— Mang Jose🍺🚬 (@joalla117) June 7, 2018
But maybe we can make it after all. #TiisTiis
3. It’s a biggest loser challenge in disguise
Prove nyo nga kung posible tong 10k per month na to. Ano to, biggest loser ba? Weight loss challenge?
But seriously, Php 1,288 for house rent? San ka nakatira? Sa tent?
4. Well this made things clearer
Computation para mag kasya ang P10,000 budget kada buwan
Definitely understood what NEDA wanted to happen: lessen the population by giving everybody kidney diseases.