At A Glance
- 1.6 million population
- 13 million population (metro area)
- 20-35% share of Metro Manila residents living in slums
- 40-80% share of Filipino residents working in the informal economy
- (Statistics are estimates and compiled from multiple sources)
- Households in informal settlements in Metro Manila increased by 81 percent between 2000 and 2006.
- Though official statistics put Metro Manila’s population at 11.5 million, an informal estimated count of up to 16 million is used by some NGOs.
- Ateneo School of Government (grantee)
- Asian Coalition for Community Action
- Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
- Philippines Homeless People’s Federation