The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office successfully enumerated 75 sample Households (HHs) for the 2022 Commodity and Outlet Survey (COS) randomly selected from the towns of Buenavista, Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, and Sibunag.
“The 75 samples were from the 33 Barangays in various municipalities of Guimaras Province 11 HHs from the municipalities of Nueva Valencia, 15 HHs in San Lorenzo, 7 HHs in Sibunag, and 21 HHs each in Buenavista, and Jordan, respectively,” Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida B. Losare said.
“Sample HHs in Nueva Valencia and San Lorenzo came from the 6 sample barangays of each Municipality while sample HHs in Buenavista, Jordan, and Sibunag came from the 9, 8, and 4 sample barangays, respectively,” Losare added.
Losare also explained that in Buenavista, the chosen barangays were Avila, Getulio, and Piña with 1 sample HH each; Mabini, and San Roque with 2 samples HH each; Old Poblacion, Supang with 3 samples HH each, and New Poblacion, and Sto. Rosario with 4 samples HH each.
“Sample barangays in Jordan were: Balcon Maravilla (4 HHs); Espinosa, Rizal, and Sta. Teresa with 3 HHs each; and Bugnay, Morobuan, Poblacion, and San Miguel with 2 HHs each,” Losare said.
“Selected barangays in Nueva Valencia Municipality were: Dolores and Poblacion (3 samples HH each); Panobolon 2 HHs; and Lucmayan, Pandaraonan, and Santo Domingo with 1 sample HH each.”
Losare also highlighted that sample barangays in San Lorenzo were: Gaban (4 HHs); Constancia, M. Chavez and Tamborong (3 HHs each); and Igcawayan and Sapal (1 HH each), while in Sibunag, the sample barangays were Ravina (3HHs); Tanglad (2 HHs); Dasal, and Oracon Norte (1HH each).
“Among the 75 selected HHs, six (6) HHs had been replaced: (3 in Buenavista; and one each in Jordan, Nueva Valencia, and Sibunag) because the housing unit of the sample HHs were destroyed or demolished, and the single-household occupant was already dead.”
The Third Level Training on 2022 COS started on March 28-31, then the enumeration followed on April 1-30, 2022.
The questionnaire used by the enumerators contains queries on Food and Non- Alcoholic Beverages; Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Clothing and Footwear; Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels; Furnishing, Household Equipment, and Routine Household Maintenance; Health; Transport; Information and Communication; Recreation, Sports, and Culture; Education; Restaurants and Accommodation Services; Financial Services; and Personal Care, Social Protection, and Miscellaneous Goods and Services.
Losare said the 2020 COS is a nationwide survey conducted to gather data on commodities that a household purchased or availed and the type of outlets where the said commodities came.
“The survey results are useful to determine the commodities in the 2018-based Consumer Price Index (CPI) market basket for All Income Households and in the generation of the 2018-based CPI for the Poor Income Households or the Bottom 20% Income Households,” Losare said.
“The survey will be used further in determining the commodities to be included in the CPI market basket for Upper Income Households and the Poor Income Households when the series will be released to the base year 2021.”
Losare explained that the 2018-based CPI for poor Income Households, or the households belonging to the Bottom 20% income group, will be covered for the poverty incidence in 2022, estimated at 16.6 percent.
Losare assured the sample households that all information collected during the survey will be considered confidential and shall not be used for taxation purposes, investigation, or regulation as provided under Article 55 of Republic Act 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013.
“We are overwhelmed by the support and cooperation of the sample households, which led to the timely completion of the 2022 COS, and attainment of its objectives,” Losare said.