Girl’s suicide linked to Philippines poverty

9 11 2007

Girl’s suicide linked to Philippines poverty

This is awful. the Phillippines is one of the fastest rising economies and it’s standard of living isn’t rising with it.

“MANILA (AFP) – A girl aged 11 hanged herself in a Philippines shanty after leaving a letter and diary depicting a life in rampant poverty, newspapers here reported Thursday.

The case put a human face to poverty blighting the nation, where nearly 14 percent of the 87 million population live on less than a dollar a day even as the government says the economy is on a roll.

“I suspect she did it because of our situation,” the girl’s father, Isabelo Amper, was quoted in the Philippine Daily Inquirer as saying…”

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