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75 Guimaras HHs take part in PSA survey

ILOILO CITY (PIA) - - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office successfully enumerated the 75 sample households (HHs) randomly selected from the five municipalities of the province for the 2022 Commodity and Outlet Survey (COS)

Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida B. Losare said the 75 households include 11 HHs from  the  municipality of Nueva Valencia, 15 HHs from San Lorenzo, 7 HHs from Sibunag, and 21 HHs each from Buenavista, and Jordan. 

The sample HHs in Nueva Valencia and San Lorenzo towns came from the 6 sample barangays of each municipality while sample HHs in Buenavista came from its 9 barangays. For sample HHs in Jordan and Sibunag towns, these came from the eight and four barangays of the said towns, respectively. 

“Among the 75 selected HHs, 6 HHs had been replaced (3 in Buenavista and one each in Jordan, Nueva Valencia, and Sibunag) because the housing units of the sample HHs were destroyed or demolished, and the single-household occupant was already dead,” Losare said. 

The Third Level Training on 2022 COS started on March 28-31 and the enumeration followed on April 1-30, 2022. 

The questionnaire used by the enumerators contains queries on Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Clothing and Footwear; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels; Furnishing, Household Equipment, and Routine Household Maintenance; Health;Trans-

port; Information and Communication; Recreation, Sports, and Culture; Education; Restaurants and Accommodation Services; Financial Services; and Personal Care, Social Protection, and Miscellaneous Goods and Services. 

Losare further said that the 2020 COS is a nationwide survey conducted to gather data on commodities that a household purchased or availed and the type of outlets where the said commodities came.

 “The survey results are useful to determine the commodities in the 2018-based Consumer Price Index (CPI) market basket for All Income Households and in the generation of the 2018-based CPI for the Poor Income Households or the Bottom 20% Income Households,” Losare said.

She added that “the survey will be used further in determining the commodities to be included in the CPI market basket for Upper Income Households and the Poor Income Households when the series is released to the base year  2021.”

According to her, the 2018-based CPI for poor Income Households, or the households belonging to the Bottom 20% income group, will be covered for the poverty incidence in 2022, estimated at 16.6 percent. 

She assured the sample households that all information collected during the survey will be considered confidential and shall not be used for taxation purposes, investigation, or regulation as provided under Article 55 of Republic Act 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013.

 “We are overwhelmed by the support and cooperation of the sample households, which led to the timely completion of the 2022 COS, and attainment of its objectives,” Losare said. (PSA/laf/PIA6-Iloilo) 

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