Tags: National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

A new poverty index that reconfigured the method of determining the extent of poverty in the Philippines has been criticized as deceptive and can be exploited by the government to declare that life has become better under the Aquino administration, critics said the other day.

Malacañang resorted to statistical trickery to declare on June 15: “Unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent.” But a closer look at the numbers shows that the jobs situation in the country is more dismal than ever. BY SANDRA NICOLAS Bulatlat.com There is, it seems, no end to the half-truths emanating from Malacañang. Amidst serious allegations…