MisOr makes progress in poverty incidence rate-A A +A
Sunday, July 15, 2012
AMONG the provinces in Northern Mindanao, Misamis Oriental has made progress in poverty incidence rate among population in the 2009 record of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).
The tracking made on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) progress shows a 30.3 percent poverty incidence and lower than the regional average at 39.6 percent.
This was reported by Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno during his final State of the Province Address (Sopa) on July 9, 2012.
Moreno said that among the proportion of families, poverty incidence was posted at 26.3 percent.
"The said rating is lower than the regional average which is at 32.8 percent," Moreno said.
During his Sopa, Moreno said that although the Philippines is lagging behind in eradicating extreme poverty as reported in the fourth MDG report released in September in 2011, "the province has better scores in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger."
"At the start, we endeavored for a focused purpose-driven administration based on the eight-point agenda of this administration and poverty alleviation topped it all," Moreno said.
"The eight-point agenda was to set the impetus for the work to be commenced immediately, and will serve as baseline for year-to-year monitoring and evaluation to gauge how far we are meeting our objectives and targets," Moreno added. (Abigail Chee Kee Malalis)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 16, 2012.