Poverty Statistics

Republic Act No. 8425 of 1997, which spelled out the Philippine Government’s Social Reform Agenda (SRA), states that poverty takes many forms of deprivation of basic needs, including deprivation in health, food and nutrition, water, shelter and decent housing, education, among others.

Further, the law provides for the official definition of poverty as the lack of income to afford the minimum basic needs of food, health, education, housing and other essential amenities of life.

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Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2020-02
Release Date: January 28, 2020

In 2018, the proportion of families whose income falls below the poverty threshold (poverty incidence among families) in the region was estimated at 17.2 percent. This is significantly lower by 14.8 percentage points from the recorded poverty incidence in 2015 at 32.0 percent. The 2018 poverty incidence of 17.2 percent translates to around 193 thousand poor families in the region.

Table 1 shows that four of the provinces in the region, namely –Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental posted significant decreases in poverty incidences. The province of Bukidnon registered the biggest drop of poverty incidence to 22.2 percent in 2018 from its recorded poverty incidence of 47.1 percent in 2015, showing a drop of 24.9 percentage points in poverty incidence.... Read more about...

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Reference Number: PSAX-PR-2020-01
Release Date: January 28, 2020

The proportion of families whose income fall below the poverty threshold in the region, known as poverty incidence among families, significantly dropped to 17.2 percent in 2018 from the poverty incidence of 32.0 percent in 2015. The 17.2 percent poverty incidence translates to 193 thousand poor families in the region.

Four of the five provinces in the region showed significant decreases in poverty incidences as shown in Table 1. These provinces were Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental. The province of Bukidnon posted the biggest drop of poverty incidence, bringing down the poverty incidence to 22.2 percent in 2018 from its recorded poverty incidence of 47.1 percent in 2015.

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Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2019-17
Release Date: September 3, 2019
The proportion of families whose income fall below the poverty threshold (poverty incidence among families) in the region as of the first semester of 2018 was estimated at 25.4 per cent. During the same period in 2015, poverty incidence among families was recorded at 35.9 percent. 
 
Four of the five provinces in the region showed decreases in poverty incidences as presented in Table 1. These provinces were Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. The province of Bukidnon posted the biggest drop of poverty incidence, bringing down the poverty incidence to 32.1 percent in the first semester of 2018 from its recorded poverty incidence of 54.1 percent in the fir... Read more about...
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Reference Number: PSAX-PR-2019-06
Release Date: September 3, 2019

The proportion of families whose income fall below the poverty threshold in the region, known as poverty incidence among families, was estimated at 25.4 percent as of the first semester of 2018. During the same period in 2015, poverty incidence among families was recorded at 35.9 percent.

Four of the five provinces in the region showed decreases in poverty incidences. These provinces were Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. The province of Bukidnon posted the biggest drop of poverty incidence, bringing down the poverty incidence to 32.1 percent in the first semester of 2018 from its recorded poverty incidence of 54.1 percent in the first semester of 2015.

The proportion of families in the region whose income fall below the food threshold, known as s... Read more about...

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