MALATE, MANILA- The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA identifies about 568,387 women of all ages or 45% from the total 1,257,631 women assessed, belong to poor households in MIMAROPA region.
Listahanan is a government mechanism that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide.
From the 2015 household assessment, a total of 102,670 poor women were identified in Occidental Mindoro; 145,944 in Oriental Mindoro; 37,983 in Marinduque; 56,632 in Romblon; and 225,158 in Palawan.
The top three towns with the highest number of identified poor women regionwide are San Jose Occidental Mindoro with 37,838; Puerto Princesa in Palawan with 29,843; and Bataraza Palawan with 20,065.
The DSWD database further shows that barangays with the highest number of poor women are barangay Bancalaan, Balabac, Palawan with 4,984; barangay Panaytayan, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro with 3,847; and barangay Mangsee, Balabac, Palawan with 3,745.
Meanwhile, about 697 poor women or 3.5% aged 15 and above are women working as professionals. On the other hand, 33,263 (47.5%) of working poor women are laborers and unskilled workers.
N.B.: Listahanan Data as of February 2016
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