Slums are now scattered over 526 communities in all cities and municipalities of Metro Manila, housing 2.5 million people on vacant private or public lands, usually along rivers, near garbage dumps, along railroad tracks, under bridges and beside industrial establishments.
What percentage of Filipinos live in slums?
Population living in slums (% of urban population) in Philippines was reported at 42.9 % in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.
What is slum and its characteristics?
According to UN Expert Group, slum has been defined as an area that combines various features, including inadequate access to safe water, inadequate access to sanitation and other infrastructure, poor structural quality of housing; overcrowding and insecure residential status.