With the promise of strengthened economic foundations, the Philippines is said to be on its way to faster poverty reduction. A lookback from 2015 poverty figures, how far have we come? How did Luzon fair in its economic situation as the seat of the country’s capital and large metropolis? Attracting many tourists, did the islands of Visayas improve economic conditions of its people? Highly rich in resources and culture, how did Mindanao cope with economic problems?