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Press Release
Poverty incidence unchanged,
as of first semester 2012—NSCB
 
(Posted 23 April 2013)

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) releases its latest report today on the state of poverty in the country. The report— using data from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) last July 2012– measured poverty incidence or the proportion of people below the poverty line to the total population.

In a press briefing, NSCB Secretary General Jose Ramon G. Albert reports that poverty incidence among population was estimated at 27.9 percent during the first semester of 2012.  Comparing this with the 2006 and 2009 first semester figures estimated at 28.8 percent and 28.6 percent, respectively, poverty remained unchanged as the computed differences are not statistically significant. [more]


Key Figures

First Semester Per Capita Poverty Threshold
and Poverty Incidence among Families, by Region and Province:
2006, 2009 and 2012

  Per Capita
Poverty Threshold (PhP)
Poverty Incidence
among Families (%)
2006 2009 2012 2006 2009 2012
PHILIPPINES 6,703 8,448 9,385 23.4 22.9 22.3
             
NCR 7,718 9,456 10,084 2.8 3.7 3.8
1st District b/ 7,718 9,456 10,084 2.7 4.4 3.8
2nd District b/ 7,718 9,456 10,084 2.8 3.2 3.1
3rd District 7,718 9,456 10,084 3.2 6.5 4.9
4th District b/ 7,718 9,456 10,084 2.4 2.1 3.8
             
CAR 7,031 8,492 9,734 25.6 22.7 22.6
Abra 7,273 8,753 9,908 41.6 41.8 34.4
Apayao b/ 6,835 8,210 9,336 51.3 43.9 59.8
Benguet b/ 6,744 8,096 9,407 6.1 7.0 4.3
Ifugao 7,183 8,647 9,999 32.8 28.4 47.5
Kalinga b/ 6,518 7,843 8,712 43.6 25.8 29.4
Mt. Province b/ 7,598 9,129 10,573 40.2 42.6 34.8
             
Region I 7,086 8,729 9,224 23.3 18.5 16.7
Ilocos Norte b/ 7,345 8,979 9,313 16.3 14.6 11.0
Ilocos Sur b/ 7,290 9,135 10,406 17.9 14.9 17.1
La Union 7,017 8,607 9,148 21.9 21.4 19.8
Pangasinan 7,031 8,660 8,972 26.5 19.5 17.0
             
Region II 6,984 8,566 9,503 22.0 22.3 19.8
Batanes a/ 9,022 11,084 13,190 0.0 14.3 21.4
Cagayan 7,222 8,875 9,341 25.8 21.3 17.7
Isabela 6,849 8,421 9,564 23.5 26.7 21.7
Nueva Vizcaya b/ 6,802 8,365 9,283 12.4 11.6 17.0
Quirino 6,640 8,141 9,709 12.1 14.5 21.7
             
Region III 7,344 9,251 10,121 13.0 12.5 12.2
Aurora a/ 6,798 8,481 9,429 22.4 20.4 30.7
Bataan 6,874 8,707 9,374 9.4 5.5 7.3
Bulacan 7,204 9,012 9,878 6.8 7.5 6.7
Nueva Ecija 7,908 9,925 10,662 26.3 27.0 23.0
Pampanga 6,850 8,420 9,620 3.3 5.9 6.4
Tarlac 6,910 8,622 9,557 20.7 15.5 14.0
Zambales b/ 7,229 9,086 10,701 17.3 9.4 18.0
             
Region IV-A 6,611 8,481 9,601 10.1 10.8 11.2
Batangas 6,823 8,604 9,895 13.3 14.1 19.4
Cavite b/ 6,576 8,200 9,808 2.9 3.8 4.1
Laguna 6,758 8,631 9,863 5.8 7.4 6.3
Quezon 6,293 7,945 8,949 27.4 22.8 22.6
Rizal 7,356 9,300 10,225 5.5 9.5 7.6
             
Region IV-B 6,238 7,751 8,527 34.1 30.6 28.4
Marinduque 6,296 7,812 8,509 33.0 25.0 29.4
Occidental Mindoro b/ 6,414 7,966 8,484 39.5 28.4 38.0
Oriental Mindoro b/ 6,604 8,207 8,599 33.8 33.0 26.2
Palawan b/ 5,741 7,149 8,168 30.5 29.3 25.2
Romblon 6,298 7,737 9,247 38.4 35.8 29.8
             
Region V 6,618 8,420 9,022 36.2 36.5 34.1
Albay 6,855 8,732 9,363 32.3 33.9 36.1
Camarines Norte b/ 6,439 8,221 9,166 29.5 32.4 24.7
Camarines Sur 6,726 8,578 9,097 38.7 37.2 33.5
Catanduanes a/ 6,469 8,210 9,154 31.2 20.3 27.1
Masbate 6,443 8,194 8,660 47.8 49.8 44.2
Sorsogon 6,389 8,172 8,715 30.6 34.3 32.1
             
Region VI 6,421 8,153 8,957 27.5 26.7 24.7
Aklan 6,680 8,440 8,785 32.3 38.4 21.0
Antique 6,474 8,215 8,308 44.6 34.0 32.1
Capiz b/ 6,794 8,663 9,973 25.6 22.9 25.4
Guimaras a/ 6,429 8,133 9,374 25.4 18.6 26.2
Iloilo 6,367 8,112 9,343 20.8 22.4 21.9
Negros Occidental 6,296 8,002 8,538 28.9 28.3 26.2
             
Region VII 7,269 8,648 9,296 35.0 31.6 28.8
Bohol 7,100 8,399 9,354 41.0 38.6 32.5
Cebu 7,657 9,052 9,436 28.3 26.7 22.4
Negros Oriental 6,668 7,912 9,046 50.3 41.9 45.3
Siquijor a/ 7,068 8,357 8,928 33.3 26.1 24.6
             
Region VIII 6,266 8,107 8,989 33.3 36.2 37.2
Biliran 5,851 7,600 8,553 24.2 34.6 20.7
Eastern Samar 6,566 8,539 10,054 39.4 46.7 59.4
Leyte 6,350 8,276 8,593 33.2 33.1 31.9
Northern Samar 6,601 8,607 9,511 45.1 43.6 43.7
Southern Leyte b/ 6,196 8,078 9,805 21.9 28.2 36.4
Western Samar 5,486 7,155 7,881 29.6 37.4 36.0
             
Region IX 6,159 8,053 8,881 41.0 41.5 36.9
Zamboanga del Norte 6,723 8,717 9,114 61.5 63.6 50.3
Zamboanga del Sur 5,764 7,479 8,883 30.6 29.1 30.1
Zamboanga Sibugay 5,600 7,183 8,160 37.2 40.8 36.8
Isabela City a/ 6,331 8,229 9,674 38.1 23.6 19.4
             
Region X 6,450 8,456 9,604 35.1 35.4 35.6
Bukidnon 6,515 8,588 10,048 40.4 38.8 43.3
Camiguin a/ 5,878 7,834 9,290 27.4 17.2 34.9
Lanao del Norte 6,285 8,302 9,467 36.4 40.4 42.5
Misamis Occidental b/ 6,030 7,941 8,985 37.2 40.1 36.6
Misamis Oriental 6,737 8,861 9,566 29.3 29.0 25.0
             
Region XI 6,721 8,547 9,927 26.9 27.3 28.6
Davao del Norte 6,746 8,580 10,302 32.2 29.2 30.9
Davao del Sur b/ 6,712 8,550 9,639 20.9 20.8 22.3
Davao Oriental 6,565 8,348 9,659 41.8 47.6 48.0
Compostela Valley 6,869 8,752 10,477 29.5 32.7 36.3
             
Region XII 6,619 8,126 9,243 34.7 31.1 37.5
North Cotabato 5,963 7,321 8,969 29.3 24.4 43.9
Saranggani 6,422 7,890 9,303 40.8 45.4 46.5
South Cotabato b/ 6,858 8,439 9,797 28.5 26.8 28.0
Sultan Kudarat 6,925 8,508 8,642 51.9 44.2 41.6
Cotabato City a/, b/ 7,459 9,172 10,168 33.6 24.5 41.5
             
Caraga 6,996 8,905 9,779 43.3 43.3 34.1
Agusan del Norte 6,943 8,860 9,528 37.3 33.5 32.0
Agusan del Sur b/ 7,292 9,251 9,847 45.7 51.3 38.6
Surigao Del Norte 6,980 8,881 10,122 45.3 47.7 34.6
Surigao Del Sur 6,734 8,571 9,636 45.1 43.2 31.8
             
ARMM 6,319 8,257 10,027 43.0 42.0 46.9
Basilan 6,347 8,191 9,541 31.2 37.4 32.5
Lanao del Sur 6,443 8,309 10,970 38.1 51.4 68.9
Maguindanao 6,241 8,048 9,530 47.7 37.6 57.8
Sulu 6,860 8,837 9,996 42.9 37.9 30.3
Tawi-tawi b/ 5,691 7,289 8,244 50.6 48.3 20.8

Notes:

a/ Province with sample size less than 100.
b/ Coefficient of variation of 2012 first semester provincial poverty incidence among families is greater than 20%.

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board


Contact Information

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Statistical Information Center at (632) 8952767, e-mail address info@nscb.gov.ph.

Focal Person

Mildred B. Addawe, Mechelle M. Viernes
Tel. No. (632) 896-7981
E-mail: mb.addawe@nscb.gov.ph, mm.viernes@nscb.gov.ph

Updated: 23 April 2013


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