By Minerva Newman CEBU CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) started conducting the 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) last Monday which is a rider to the quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS) for July.
PSA Regional Director for Central Visayas Ariel Florendo called on the sample households to accommodate the Field Interviewers or Statistical Researchers who will visit their home for the interview.
Florendo said the findings from the poverty indicator poll can be used to assess the typical Filipino family’s living conditions.
The survey generates information on demographics, education, economic, housing, access to safe water supply and sanitation, expenditure and income of families, among other data, Florendo said.
The information collected will help government planners and decision-makers plan and assess various programs designed to reduce poverty incidence, he said.
The survey will use Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). Rider questions on the awareness of the Philippine Competition Commission (PPC) and the Philippine Competition Act were also added in this round of Labor Force Survey.
Florendo assured that all information gathered during the survey will be kept strictly confidential and will not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation.