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The Philippines Wealth Gap - 25 July 2013
Reuters photographer Erik De Castro documented the daily lives of two families in Manila, who live on opposite sides of the country's growing wealth gap. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half.
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July 25, 2013
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata, 38, and wife Nancy, 33, pose for a photograph with their four children,...
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Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata and his family pose in their house in a squatter colony in Quezon...
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata, 38, and wife Nancy, 33, pose for a photograph with their four children, (L -R) MaryJoy, MaryJane, MaryJasmine and MaryAngel, in the living room of their house in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Arnold and Nancy Bolata's children sleep in a shared bed at their home in a squatter colony in Quezon...
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The Bolatas' children sleep in a shared bed at their home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila...
Arnold and Nancy Bolata's children sleep in a shared bed at their home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 12, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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July 25, 2013
Ten-year-old MaryJoy, eldest daughter of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, prepares to take a bath before going...
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MaryJoy prepares to take a bath before going to school at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila...
Ten-year-old MaryJoy, eldest daughter of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, prepares to take a bath before going to school at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 12, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
A meal of rice mixed with noodles, dried fish and egg, left over from their previous night's dinner,...
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A meal of rice mixed with noodles, dried fish and egg is seen in the Bolata's home in a squatter colony...
A meal of rice mixed with noodles, dried fish and egg, left over from their previous night's dinner, is seen in the Bolata's home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 12, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY FOOD)

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July 25, 2013
School medals awarded to Arnold and Nancy Bolata's children are displayed on a wall at their home in...
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School medals awarded to the Bolata's children are displayed in their home in a squatter colony in Quezon...
School medals awarded to Arnold and Nancy Bolata's children are displayed on a wall at their home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Nancy Bolata, 33, cooks rice at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013....
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Nancy Bolata cooks rice at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila
Nancy Bolata, 33, cooks rice at home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Nancy Bolata shops for dried fish at a convenience store in Marikina, Metro Manila July 12, 2013. The...
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Nancy Bolata shops for dried fish at a convenience store in Marikina, Manila
Nancy Bolata shops for dried fish at a convenience store in Marikina, Metro Manila July 12, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY FOOD)

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July 25, 2013
Nancy Bolata receives a pedicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro...
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Nancy Bolata receives a pedicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila...
Nancy Bolata receives a pedicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Nancy Bolata receives a manicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro...
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Nancy Bolata receives a manicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila...
Nancy Bolata receives a manicure at a roadside beauty stall in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata is reflected in the side mirror of his vehicle as he waits for passengers...
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Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata is reflected in the side mirror of his vehicle in Quezon city, Manila...
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata is reflected in the side mirror of his vehicle as he waits for passengers at a tricycle station in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 4, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 4, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
MaryJane (wearing a red shirt), nine-year-old daughter of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, plays at Ateneo School...
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MaryJane plays at Ateneo School in a government hall in Quezon city, Manila
MaryJane (wearing a red shirt), nine-year-old daughter of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, plays at Ateneo School in a government hall in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Nancy Bolata carries bags of bananas that she will cook and sell as she walks with her six-year-old daughter...
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Nancy Bolata carries bags of bananas while walking with her daughter MaryAngel in Quezon city, Manila...
Nancy Bolata carries bags of bananas that she will cook and sell as she walks with her six-year-old daughter MaryAngel at a squatter colony neighbourhood in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 4, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
MaryJasmine (R) and MaryAngel, daughters of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, sell sweet banana snacks in a squatter...
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MaryJasmine and MaryAngel sell sweet banana snacks in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila
MaryJasmine (R) and MaryAngel, daughters of Arnold and Nancy Bolata, sell sweet banana snacks in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 5, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY FOOD)

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July 25, 2013
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata pours petrol into his motorcycle outside his house in a squatter colony...
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Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata pours petrol into his motorcycle outside his house in a squatter colony...
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata pours petrol into his motorcycle outside his house in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata (R) sings karaoke while a friend dances during a party at a squatter...
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Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata sings karaoke during a party at a squatter colony neighbourhood in...
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata (R) sings karaoke while a friend dances during a party at a squatter colony neighbourhood in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 7, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 7, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
A waiter at a fast-food restaurant uses a mobile phone to take a photograph of the Bolata family who...
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A waiter uses a mobile phone to take a photograph of the Bolata family in Quezon city, Manila
A waiter at a fast-food restaurant uses a mobile phone to take a photograph of the Bolata family who are celebrating father Arnold's 38th birthday in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines' was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata (C) celebrates his 38th birthday with his family at a fast-food restaurant...
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Tricycle taxi driver Bolata celebrates his 38th birthday with his family at a fast-food restaurant in...
Tricycle taxi driver Arnold Bolata (C) celebrates his 38th birthday with his family at a fast-food restaurant in Quezon city, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)


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July 25, 2013
A poor residential district and squatter colonies are overlooked by high rise residential and commercial...
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A poor residential district and squatter colonies are overlooked by high rise residential and commercial...
A poor residential district and squatter colonies are overlooked by high rise residential and commercial buildings in Taguig, Metro Manila July 4, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 4, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY CITYSCAPE)

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July 25, 2013
Aaron Kasilag (3rd L), 35, who is holding daughter Noelle, his wife Pia (6th L), 39, who is holding son...
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Kasilag, his wife Pia and their four children pose for a photograph with their five housemaids in the...
Aaron Kasilag (3rd L), 35, who is holding daughter Noelle, his wife Pia (6th L), 39, who is holding son Lucio, and their children, Isabel (bottom row R) and Sergio pose for a photograph with their five housemaids in the family home in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Lucio, the two-year-old son of Aaron and Pia Kasilag, sleeps alone in a bed in his room in the wealthy...
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The two-year-old son of Kasilag sleeps alone in a bed in his room in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision...
Lucio, the two-year-old son of Aaron and Pia Kasilag, sleeps alone in a bed in his room in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 14, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 14, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
A housemaid cleans the bathroom, belonging to the two-year-old son of Arnold and Pia Kasilag, in a home...
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A housemaid cleans the bathroom, belonging to the two-year-old son of Kasilag, in a home in the wealthy...
A housemaid cleans the bathroom, belonging to the two-year-old son of Arnold and Pia Kasilag, in a home in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 16, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 16, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Noelle, the four-year-old daughter of Aaron and Pia Kasilag, uses a laptop in her parents' room in the...
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The four-year-old daughter of the Kasilags uses a laptop in her parents' room in the wealthy Ayala Alabang...
Noelle, the four-year-old daughter of Aaron and Pia Kasilag, uses a laptop in her parents' room in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
Lucio, 2, plays with toys in his room with his father Aaron Kasilag in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision...
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Lucio plays with toys in his room with his father Kasilag in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in...
Lucio, 2, plays with toys in his room with his father Aaron Kasilag in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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July 25, 2013
The children of Arnold and Pia Kasilag take part in a Sunday religious class with other children in the...
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The children of the Kasilag family take part in a Sunday religious class with other children in the wealthy...
The children of Arnold and Pia Kasilag take part in a Sunday religious class with other children in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 13, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 13, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY RELIGION)

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July 25, 2013
Pia Kasilag (2nd R) shops for groceries with her son and two housemaids at a supermarket in the wealthy...
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Kasilag shops for groceries with her son and two housemaids at a supermarket in the wealthy Ayala Alabang...
Pia Kasilag (2nd R) shops for groceries with her son and two housemaids at a supermarket in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 8, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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The Kasilag family eat dinner in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 9, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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A breakfast of rice, egg and a sausage is served on a plate at the Kasilag family home in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 16, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY FOOD)

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A housemaid spoon-feeds Sergio, 3, the son of Arnold and Pia Kasilag, at the family home in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 16, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 16, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY FOOD)

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Aaron Kasilag, 35, a senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, cleans his car in his garage in the wealthy Ayala Alabang subdivision in Las Pinas, Metro Manila July 6, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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Aaron Kasilag, 35, senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, lights a cigarette as he takes a break from work at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila July 4, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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Aaron Kasilag, 35, senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, types on a laptop computer as he works in an office in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila July 9, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 9, 2013 REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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Aaron Kasilag, 35, senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, rests inside a steam room at a men's club after work in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila July 15, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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Aaron Kasilag, 35, senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, talks to a client in a bar in Makati, Metro Manila July 4, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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Aaron Kasilag (4nd L), 35, senior marketing consultant at a multinational company, poses for a photograph with colleagues at a bar in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila July 5, 2013. The Philippines was Asia's fastest-growing economy in the first three months of this year, but not all of the population has benefited equally from the boom. In recent years the rich have been enjoying significantly faster growth in income compared with people from middle and low income classes, according to an article by the Secretary General of the country's National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The Philippines' poverty rate was running close to 28 percent in the first half of 2012 - a figure the current government wants to cut by nearly half. Picture taken July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT POVERTY)

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