One in Every Ten Filipinos Aged 6 to 24 Years is an Out of School Child and Youth

Almost ten percent of the estimated 39 million Filipinos 6 to 24 years old were out-of-school children and youth (OSCY), according to the results of the 2016 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS). In this report, OSCY refers to family members 6 to 14 years old who are not attending formal school; and family members 15 to 24 years old who are currently out of school, not gainfully employed, and have not finished college or post-secondary course.

How We Fare: MDG target of families access to sanitary toilet facility and access to safe water supply

The Philippine Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on access to safe water supply and access to sanitary toilet facility is to ensure that, by 2015, 86.8 percent of the families in the country will have access to safe water supply and 83.8 percent will have access to sanitary toilet facility.

Access to safe water supply and sanitary toilet facility are essential to good health, clean environment, growth and development. Safe water supply and good sanitation can prevent common waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, etc.

One in Every Ten Families Gives Money, Gift, or Favor to Facilitate Availing of a Service from a Government Office (Results from the 2010 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey)

According to the 2010 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) conducted by the National Statistics Office in August 2010, four in every ten families (41.3%) nationwide had at least one member who purposely saw a government official or personnel or visited a government office to secure permit or licenses, pay taxes, avail of social services or seek assistance from police or court during the 12 month-period prior to the survey

Incidence of Families Experiencing Hunger is Highest in Eastern Visayas (Results from the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey)

According to the results of the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS), which covered around 51,000 sample households nationwide, 16 percent of families in Eastern Visayas experienced hunger in the three months prior to the conduct of the survey in July 2011. The survey also revealed that at least one in ten families in SOCCSKSARGEN (13.0%), Caraga (11.7%), and Northern Mindanao (10.1%) experienced hunger during the same period (Table 1). In the survey, families who experienced hunger refer to those who answered “Yes” to the survey question, “During the past three months, did you or any member of your family experienced hunger because you did not have money to buy food?”.


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