The poverty situation in Northern Mindanao improved between the periods 2003 to 2006 amidst the worsening national situation. Poverty Incidence among families in the region decreased by 1.6 percentage points from 37.7 per cent to 36.1 percent and poverty incidence among population decreased by 0.9 percentage points from 44.0 percent to 43.1 percent. Among the 17 regions of the Philippines (including NCR), Northern Mindanao showed the 3rd best performance in reducing poverty in the period aforementioned. Moreover, only four of the 17 regions registered decreasing poverty incidence, namely, Region IX, Caraga, Region X, and Region VI.
Among the provinces of Northern Mindanao, Bukidnon had the best performance. Poverty incidence among families in the province improved by 7.3 percentage points from 36.9 percent in 2003 to 29.6 percent in 2006, and poverty incidence among the population improved by 5.7 percentage points from 42.9 percent to 37.2 percent. Moreover, Bukidnon had the least incidence of poor families, and population, in the region for 2006.
|Source Institution||National Statistical Coordination Board|
|Place of Publication||Quezon City|
|Original Publication Date||March 12, 2008|