CAMIGUIN (PIA)–Among the poor families in Camiguin whose per capita income is not sufficient to meet their basic food and non-food needs or the poverty incidence, was estimated at 17.7 percent during the first semester of 2021.
This translates to about 3,900 poor families who lived below the poverty threshold estimated at P11,805, on the average, for a family of five per month in the first semester of 2021.
Meanwhile, subsistence incidence among poor families in Camiguin whose income is not enough to meet even the basic food needs, was recorded at 7.0 percent or about 1,600 families whose income is below the monthly food threshold of P8,280 for a family of five for the same period.
Poverty incidence among the population for the same period was estimated at 24.5 percent which is equivalent to around 22,800 poor individuals. Meanwhile, subsistence incidence among the population was estimated at 10.1 percent or about 9,400 individuals who cannot afford even their basic food needs.
The poor families in Camiguin Island is now among the priority of the present administration of the Romualdos, the known political kingpins in the island for decades. The officials in said province have already noted this recent statistics of then local welfare and development office regarding the poor communities in the island province.
For many years, the island had been known for its very sweet and delicious Lanzones. In fact, the island was been observing Lanzones Festival every month of October to promote the best fruit of the island that help boost its tourism industry.
For the full report, statistical tables, and visuals on the poverty statistics releases, one may visit the PSA website at http://psa.gov.ph or at the PSA Provincial office. (PSA Camiguin/PIA-10/Camiguin)
Personnel of Guinsiliban Municipal Police Station distributes face masks to fish vendors in front of DL Bonita Merchandising at Barangay North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin, July 3, 2022. (Guinsiliban MPS)