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San Jose and Sablayan, OccMin get high density of poor households in Mimaropa

SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro (PIA) – The town of San Jose ranked first, while Sablayan placed fourth among the top 10 municipalities in the Mimaropa region with the highest density of poor households according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan 3 data which accounts for 10,919 and 6,256 households, respectively.

Among the lists include the municipalities of Bataraza, Balabac, Taytay, Rizal, Brooke’s Point, Quezon, and City of Puerto Princesa, Palawan; and Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro.

According to the report of the DSWD, the highest magnitude of poor is in Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities.

On the provincial level, DSWD Mimaropa OIC Division Chief of Policy and Plans Editha B. Ocampo reported during the Listahanan 3 provincial launching that 39,899 households were identified as poor out of 102,885 assessed households in Occidental Mindoro. This equates to a 21.44% share of poor households in the region.

With the high magnitude of poor households in Occidental Mindoro, Ocampo emphasized that the Listahanan is not a project or a program, but an information system done to help National Government Agencies (NGAs) and other stakeholders identify those who should be prioritized as social services recipients.

She highlighted that the DSWD provides a wide range of interventions for the poor, such as the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), educational assistance, and other social services to address the needs of the poor in the region. (DSG/PIA Mimaropa-OccMin)

Houses of IPs that belong to the highest magnitude of poor based on the recent report of DSWD Mimaropa. (File Photo)

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Dianne Francis Sy-Gorembalem

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Region 4B

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