The Philippine Statistics Authority Central Visayas is currently conducting the January 2022 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and 2021 Family lncome and Expenditure Survey (FIES) Visit 2. The FIES Visit 2 is a rider questionnaire to the January 2022 LFS. Hired Statistical Researchers are deployed to conduct the survey to the 10, 079 sample households in Central Visayas. This undertaking is to gather data on family income and expenditures survey and patterns in the Philippines.
The FIES which is conducted every 3 years, will provide data that are needed in the different aspects of the country’s economic conditions specifically, estimation of the household account in the system of national accounts and balances; measurement of the Human Development Index (HDI); measurement of poverty, and measurement of the levels of living of different sections of the population and disparities in levels of living across geographical regions and socio-economic groups.
The 2021 FIES Visit 1 was undertaken in July 2021 with January to June 2021 as reference period while FIES Visit 2 is currently conducted with July to December 2021 as the reference period. The same sets of questions are asked for both visits. The results of the FIES Visit 1 provided inputs to the estimation of the 2021 First Semester Poverty Statistics. Meanwhile, the results of the 2021 FIES Visit 2 will provide inputs to the estimation of the 2021 Full Year Poverty Statistics.
The FIES Visit 2 will be undertaken from 01 to 31 January 2022 for the provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor and 24 January 2022 to 14 February 2022 for the provinces of Cebu and Bohol. The PSA Central Visayas encourages the sample households to accommodate the Field Interviewers or Statistical Researchers and provide truthful, complete and accurate information to the data collectors. Rest assured that individual data furnished by the respondents shall be kept strictly confidential in adherence to Section 26 of RA 10625. Public health and safety standards for the containment of the COVID-19 is strictly observed during the survey operations.
ARIEL E. FLORENDO