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NSO CAMARINES SUR TO CONDUCT 2013 ANNUAL POVERTY INDICATOR SURVEY

The National Statistics Office will conduct the 2013 Annual Poverty
Indicators Survey (APIS) nationwide on July 9 – 31, 2013. It is the 9th in the
series and a rider to the July 2013 Labor Force Survey.
The APIS aims to provide statistics relating to poverty using non-income
based indicators. It also aims to present socio-economic profile of Filipino
families and other information relating to their living conditions. Specifically, it
generates indicators that are correlated with poverty in order to:
1. Determine family income as inputs in the computation of poverty
incidence and poverty threshold at the national level
2. Determine family expenditure pattern;
3. Determine the percent distribution of families in relation to the following
indicators:
a) Ownership or possession like of house and lot and the types materials
of the roofs and walls of their housing units;
b) Access to safe water and sanitation and type of the toilet facility they
use in their homes;
c) Children 6-12 years old enrolled in elementary;
d) Children 13-16 years old enrolled in high school;
e) With members 18 years old and over who are gainfully employed and
with working children 5-17 years old;
f) Who received social protection and the total amount received for the
period January – June 2013; and
g) Access to government services.
In Camarines Sur, 250 sample-households from 11 municipalities, divided
into 17 barangays, and 18 enumeration areas (EAs) will be covered. To handle
this work-load, seven (7) Statistical Researchers (SRs) were hired by the
Provincial Office to be supervised by two (2) regular NSO employees who will
serve as their Provincial Team Supervisors. These SRs have undergone
extensive five-day training which involves mock interview and field practice,
from July 1 - 5, 2013 at the Macagang Hotel and Resort, San Antonio Nabua,
Camarines Sur. For the first time, resource speakers from the Office of the
Ombudsman were sent during the training to discuss concerns in access to
government services as part of this year’s survey.

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