The Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Services Office I (PSA-RSSO l) will conduct the July 2020 Labor Force Survey (LFS) together with the 2020 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) which will commence on 08 July 2020 and will end on 31 July 2020.
About 1,600 randomly selected sample housing units, deemed sufficient to generate regional estimates, will be visited in llocos Region by 24 hired Statistical Researchers (SRs). Eight (8) regular field personnel will act as Team Supervisors (TS) and they will use the Computer Aided Personal lnterview (CAPI) for the LFS and APIS.
The LFS is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population. lt aims to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market.
The 2020 APIS is the thirteenth in a series of poverly indicators surveys conducted nationwide. The survey focuses on the collection of data to generate non-income-based indicators correlated with poverty. These indicators will be used as inputs to the development of the Multi-Dimensional Poverty lndex (MPl) which can be used to assess and monitor the poverty situation in the country.
Moreover, the 2020 APIS gathers data on the socio-economic profile of families and other information concerning with their living conditions. Specifically, it generates indicators that are correlated with pove(y in order to determine the percent distribution of families in relation with the following indicators: children 6-1 1 years old enrolled in primary education programs; children 12-17 years old enrolled in junior and senior high school; members 18 years old and over who are gainfully employed and with working children 15-17 years old; those who received and availed selected social proteotion programs; aooess to government ageneies; owner-like possession of house and lot and the types of the materials of the roofs, walls of their housing units and floor materials, access to safe water, sanitation or type of toilet facility and handwashing facility they use in their homes; and who avail of loan/s and its sources.
Due to the 2019 Corona Virus Disease (COVID-I9) pandemic, minimum public health and safety standards during all phases of the field operations will be strictly observed.
The PSA enjoins the respondents of the July 2020 LFS and Barangay Ofiicials of the covered barangays to extend their full support and cooperation to our SRs for the sucoess of the survey. The respondents are assured that all information collected from them shall be kept strictly confidential. Section 26 of Republic Act 't0625 stipulates that individual data furnished by the respondent to statistical inquiries, surveys, and censuses of the PSA shall be considered as privileged information and such shall be inadmissible as evidence in any proceeding. The PSA may release data gathered from surveys and censuses only in the form of summaries or statistioal tables, in whlch no reference to an individual, corporation, association, partnership, institution or business enterprise shall appear.
SGD. ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
(Chief Administrative Officer)