MALATE, ManilaPalawan has the highest number of single individuals aged 18-35 among the five provinces in the MIMAROPA region according to Listahanan latest data, the government’s mechanism in identifying the poor.

Of the total 374,753 single identified based on the Listahanan 3 assessment, Palawan shares 32.7% or 122,581 individuals followed by Oriental Mindoro with 30.3% (113,422), Occidental Mindoro with 14.8% (55,604), Romblon 12.1% (45,193), and Marinduque 10.1% (37,953) individuals.

Male dominates the general population of single in the region at 59 percent.

Puerto Princesa City, Bataraza, Quezon, Taytay, Balabac, and Brooke’s Point in Palawan and San Jose in Occidental Mindoro are included in the top areas with the highest identified single individuals.

At the barangay level, San Miguel and Sicsican both in Puerto Princesa recorded the most number.

Single refers to a person who has never been married through religious or civil rites.

On the other hand, Listahanan data further shows that there are 365 individuals regionwide whose status is unknown as they refused to disclose their true marital status.

Moreover, the DSWD MIMAROPA database revealed that exactly 828,204 individuals are married and 263,839 are in common-law status.

These statistics are released with the celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The complete statistics of the regional profile of the poor households can be accessed through the DSWD regional website. Interested parties to access the list of poor are required to comply with the standard Listahanan data sharing guidelines.

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