APIS

Two in Every Three Families Owned the House and Lot They Occupied (Results from the 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS))

In 2019, about two-thirds (64.1%) of families owned the house and lot they occupied based on the results of the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS). About fifteen percent (14.8%) of families occupied a house they own but with rent-free lot with consent of owner, 8.3 percent rented the house/room including lot; 6.7 percent occupied a rent-free house and lot with consent of owner; and the rest either owned the house but the lot was rent-free without consent of owner (3.2%), owned the house but the lot was rented (2.4%) or with rent-free house and lot without consent of owner (0.4%). (Table 1, and Figure 1)

Nine out of Ten Families Have a Handwashing Facility with Soap and Water on Premises (Results from the 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS))

The 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) included questions related to the provision of adequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities similar to its first introduction in the 2017 APIS. The inclusion of WASH was primarily done to monitor the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) national indicators. This report presents the WASH indicators based on the results of the 2019 APIS.

One in Every Ten Filipinos Aged 6 to 24 Years is an Out of School Child and Youth

Almost ten percent of the estimated 39 million Filipinos 6 to 24 years old were out-of-school children and youth (OSCY), according to the results of the 2016 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS). In this report, OSCY refers to family members 6 to 14 years old who are not attending formal school; and family members 15 to 24 years old who are currently out of school, not gainfully employed, and have not finished college or post-secondary course.

How We Fare: MDG target of families access to sanitary toilet facility and access to safe water supply

The Philippine Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on access to safe water supply and access to sanitary toilet facility is to ensure that, by 2015, 86.8 percent of the families in the country will have access to safe water supply and 83.8 percent will have access to sanitary toilet facility.

Access to safe water supply and sanitary toilet facility are essential to good health, clean environment, growth and development. Safe water supply and good sanitation can prevent common waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, etc.

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