๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 2021 ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 2018, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 17, 2021.
The report suggests that 69% of Nortehanons had incomes sufficient to meet their basic food and non- food needs a significant increase from 63.4% in the First Semester of 2018. In addition, 76.9% of Nortehanon families were able to meet their basic food and non-food needs compared to 70% in the same period three years ago. This, even as the per capita poverty threshold increased from P12,662 in the First Semester of 2018 to P13,173 in the First Semester of 2021.
Among the six provinces in the region, Northern Samar was the second least poor, climbing two notches higher from its position in the First Semester of 2018 and four steps up in the same period in 2015.
The report also indicates that 89.40% of Nortehanons were able to meet their basic food needs in the First Semester of 2021, a significant improvement compared to 83.90% in the same period in 2018.
Moreover, the proportion of Nortehanon families who had income to cover their basic food needs increased to 92.90% in 2021 from 87.8% in 2018, despite the increase in the per capita food threshold from P8,840 to P9,192.
Compared to the other provinces in the region, Northern Samar ranked first in terms of the proportion of population and of families whose incomes were enough for their basic food needs, leaping from the third position in the First Semester of 2018 and from the sixth in the same period in 2015.
According to Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Engr. Romeo Cardenas, there are three major factors, among others, which can be credited for this decrease in poverty incidence in our province: less natural disasters, infrastructure investments, and good governance.
โ€œ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜บ (๐˜๐˜๐˜Œ๐˜š) ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ on ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.โ€ PPDC Cardenas explained.
Also notable is the fact that the FIES was conducted in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus also reflecting the outstanding response and recovery initiatives of the provincial and municipal LGUs in Northern Samar.
This consistently upward trend in Northern Samarโ€™s poverty statistics shows the effectiveness of the poverty alleviation programs of the provincial government under the leadership of Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan thru his development agenda Padayon nga KAUSWAGAN or Sustained PROGRESS.
โ€œ๐˜๐˜ฏ 2019, ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ 20 ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ. ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ,โ€ Governor Edwin Ongchuan said about the new PSA poverty statistics.
According to the governor, this good news further motivates the provincial government and the 24 municipal LGUs to proceed with programs and projects that would get more people above the poverty line and to stay on track towards making every Nortehanon Marig-on, Mainuswagon, and Malipayon.
โ€œ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช, ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ช๐™จ.โ€