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.

Latest Releases in Poverty

Highlights of the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates for Northern Mindanao

Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2022-08
Release Date : March 8, 2022

Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental recorded the lowest poverty incidence

In 2018, 31.9 percent of the 91 municipalities and component cities in the region were classified as Level 5, which refers to those with poverty incidences of at most 20.0 percent. This is equivalent to 29 municipalities and cities.  Twenty-one of these cities and municipalities were from the province of Misamis Oriental. The municipality of Opol in Misamis

Highlights of the First Semester 2021 Official Poverty Statistics for Northern Mindanao

Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2022-02
Release Date : January 11, 2022

Poverty Incidence

In the first semester of 2021, a family of five in Region X needed, on average, PhP 11,920 per month to meet their basic food and non-food needs. This is 16.7 percent higher than the monthly average amount of PhP 10,215 needed to meet the minimum basic food and non-food needs of a family of five in the same period of 2018. This amount needed to meet the basic food and non-food needs is called the poverty threshold.

Poor Population in Region X Estimated at 33.8% in the First Semester of 2021

Reference Number: PSAX-PR-2022-01
Release Date : January 6, 2022

The proportion of poor individuals in Region X whose per capita income is not sufficient to meet their basic food and non-food needs or the poverty incidence among Region X population, was estimated at 33.8 percent during the first semester of 2021. This translates to 1.72 million individuals in the region who lived below the poverty threshold estimated at PhP11,920, on the average, for a family of five per month in the first semester of 2021.

Highlights of the 2020 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS)

Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2021-19
Release Date : October 28, 2021
Type of Building/House
About 48 out of 50 families in Northern Mindanao resided in a single type of building/housing unit. The rest of the families resided in duplex houses (1.5%), apartment (1.5%), and in other multi-unit residential building (1.3%). (Table 1)
 

17 out of 100 Families in Region X are Poor in 2018

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

Proportion of Poor Families in Region X drops to 17.2% in 2018

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

25 out of 100 Families in Region X are Poor as of First Semester 2018

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

Proportion of Poor Families in Region X drops to 25.4% in the First Semester of 2018

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