I think you do not expect a wikipedia-copy-pasted definition of the term third world country but a pragmatic definition of the term and facts that will explain how the Philippines falls into the category of a third world country.
The term third world country simply means a poor country. As terms evolve and diction catch up with the times, contemporary writers have developed a growing appeal to terms that are more scholarly, universal, and less discriminating. Contemporary writers prefer the term "developing country" instead of the biting term, "Third World Country." So I stand corrected if I used the term 3rd World instead of developing country which is basically just synonymous to each other.
Facts regarding nutrition, disease, and mortality that are essential to support 3rd world category of the Phil. may be be found in the Wikipedia, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Health Organization, National Statistics Office (of the Phils.), National Economic Development Authority (of the Phis.). Google their websites for your convenience.
P.S. The next pharagraph is copy-pasted from wikipedia
The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned or not moving at all with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World) or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions. Although the term continues to be used colloquially to describe the poorest countries in the world, this usage is widely disparaged since the term no longer holds any verifiable meaning after the fall of the Soviet Union deprecated the terms First World and Second World. While there is no identical contemporary replacement, common alternatives include developing world and Global South and more recently Majority World.. However, there are still scholars who use this term on purpose to point out and challenge the huge gap between the poor and rich of the world.
And "many many many" thanks to you Ceridwyn for always trying to go off topic and respond to messages not directly pertaining to you. Yes, this is a forum and you are free to respond, yet I am speaking to my Filipino country men who are reading this part of the forum, thereby, boosting their confidence so that they will be inspired and still have that burning fire to continue holding on to their dreams. 3rd World wasn't the point or in any way significant to what my previous post was trying to convey. I am so sorry but your lack of reading comprehension made you go off topic and hence made you fail to get to the main topic of my message. That said, I wasn't even in anyway putting my country down. It is how you are biased deep inside to single out from my message the words 3rd World and suggests that I was putting my country down. Because if you go so far as deciphering the idea of my post, I was actually proud to say how we Filipinos are intelligent and actually very qualified to practice elsewhere even without the need of a bridging program. If you go back to my previous posts, I even often get back at some forumers who uses condescending tone and jests about how Filipino culture, education, etc are way behind and less compared to other countries. And another thing... This is how Philippines is spelled out. Thank you.