SOCCSKSARGEN – The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development identifies about 914,012 women across the region or 48.4% from the total 1,890,202 assessed individuals belong to poor households in SOCCSKSARGEN Region.

The identified poor women of the region from the 2016 Listahanan data were in North Cotabato with total poor women of 352,082; Sarangani with 139,524; South Cotabato with 201,364; and Sultan Kudarat with 188,958.

The top five (5) towns with the highest number of poor women were in Pikit with 49,666; General Santos City with 46,950; Midsayap with 37,098; Carmen with 32,913; and Cotabato City with 32,084.

The database further displays the top five (5) barangays with the highest number of poor women were in barangay Labangal, General Santos City with 8,026; barangay Ned, Lake Sebu with 4,431; barangay Dado, Alamada with 4,392; barangay Calumpang, General Santos City with 4,319; and barangay Kalanganan, Cotabato City with 4,315.

In addition, a total of 1,272 or 0.14% women aged 15 and above are working as Clerk; 36,949 or 4.04% women were laborers and unskilled workers and 19,779 women were farmers, forestry workers and fishermen.

The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observation of the International Women’s Day with the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women.”

Listahanan, also known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), is an information management system that identifies who, where and how many poor are nationwide.

N.B.: Listahanan Data as of February 2016

By: Salahuddin Macacuna AbdelGafur
Social Marketing Officer