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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Jennifer A. Ng
The widening disparities in income and social development, weak or absence of governance at all levels and a very high level of population growth threaten the Philippines' ability to fully achieve the human development agenda drawn up by the United Nations (UN).
Despite indications that the country is on its way to reducing poverty incidence by half by 2015, the UN Development Program (UNDP) noted in its report "A Common View, A Common Journey" that there remain threats to the country's efforts to achieve UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
MDGs consist of eight objectives …