The Philippines on MDGs: Goals 1 and 2 Likely To Be Missed - TH!NK ABOUT IT: "QUEZON CITY, Philippines - The Philippines is racing against time. It is struggling to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. Of the eight goals, the government is unlikely to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and achieve universal education, MDG goals 1 and 2, respectively, based on statistics and indicators as of February 2010.
With only five years left, the government concedes that there are challenges.
Philippine Finance Secretary Margarito Teves said the biggest problem is the lack of funds."