PSA - RSSO 8 conducts 2022 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey and July 2022 Labor Force Survey

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Monday, July 4, 2022

The Philippine Statistics Authority – Regional Statistical Services Office VIII (PSA - RSSO 8) will conduct the 2022 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) as rider survey to the July 2022 Round of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) on 08 to 30 July 2022. 

The 2022 APIS is designed to gather information on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, labor market information, and non-income indicators related to poverty. The information collected from this survey will be used in the estimation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and data inputs in support to the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, modules on Philippine Identification Card (PhilID) awareness, Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and Philippine Competition Act (PCA) awareness, and migration experience in the last five (5) years were included in this July 2022 LFS and 2022 APIS round. The PhilID questions aim to assess the extent of registration among household members 15 years old and over. The PCC questions intend to gauge household awareness of the PCC and PCA regarding business competition and improved consumer welfare. 

The 2022 APIS is the 15th round in the series of poverty indicators survey.  A total of 2,688 sample housing units/households in Region VIII will be interviewed to provide regional level estimates. This round of LFS and APIS will utilize tablets installed with Computer-Aided Data Collection System (CADaCS) during data collection.

The PSA appeals to the public to support the July 2022 LFS and 2022 APIS by providing the required information to authorized PSA interviewers who will visit the sample households.  The PSA adheres to the principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality pursuant to R.A. No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and R.A. No. 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013.  All information gathered from the survey are confidential and not for disclosure unless authorized by law.  Moreover, PSA will release data only in the form of summaries or statistical tables.

The office assures the public that required public health and safety measures to contain COVID-19 will be strictly observed in all phases of field operations.  All PSA personnel and hired statistical researchers who will be deployed are in good health condition, fully vaccinated and will strictly follow precautionary measures against COVID-19, such as wearing of face mask, physical distancing, proper hygiene and sanitation, and wearing of PSA ID. They shall likewise observe all protocols laid down by the Local Government Units (LGUs).

For inquiries and further information, please contact our office with telephone number (053) 839-1884 and email address


Regional Director