The Internet Has a Lot to Say

About the #NEDA10kChallenge

By Kyzia Maramara

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

Posted by Betsin-artparasites on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Isang buwan daw.


2. Mythical

As in it doesn’t exist.

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?

Posted by Paul Jhon Diezon on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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

Posted by Pag Masakit Ipabunot Mo on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Definitely understood what NEDA wanted to happen: lessen the population by giving everybody kidney diseases.

5. Tough times call for drastic measures

wag palipas ng gotom ha. 🆗🆒

10k monthly pala ha


Posted by T i n a p a y n a p u y a t on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

10k a month Ulam challenge to par…

Posted by Roberto Bedonia on Thursday, June 7, 2018

BRB, will buy Clover and Cheese Rings for ulam.


6. 10k a month to slowly starve us, you mean?

They’re even trying to control our vices! How dare they?


7. But maybe we can give this a try

Starting with the NEDA officials who proposed it! Can we also include online “influencers”? Maybe they’ll be forced to sell their bikinis to live.


8. Every man for himself!

Can you see the future? Kidney disease-riddled, thin-bodied, starving individuals. Maybe that’s a bit too far but so is 10k!


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