Poverty

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.

Poverty incidence among Filipinos registered at 26.3%, as of first semester of 2015 - PSA

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases its latest report today on the country's official poverty statistics for the first semester of 2015. The PSA report provides the estimates of poverty incidence using income data from the first visit of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted in July 2015.

PSA Press Conference on the 2015 First Semester Official Poverty Statistics

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announces the holding of a Press Conference on the 2015 First Semester Official Poverty Statistics on 18 March 2016 (Friday) at 10:00 a.m. at the Ground Floor, Destiny Function Room, Elements at Eton Centris Bldg., EDSA, Quezon City. Invited resource persons are Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority Director General Emmanuel F. Esguerra and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Lead Convenor Jose Eliseo M. Rocamora (TBC).

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.

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