Written by Gloria Villas
The number of those considered underprivileged in the province of Aklan continues to drop as it went down to 20.4 percent from 21 percent last year.
This is based on the Poverty Incidence Report conducted by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) on their latest survey on different provinces in the country.
Aklan was recorded as one of those with the lowest number of underprivileged in Region VI compared to its neighboring provinces in Panay like Antique and Negros Islands.
Meanwhile, the NSCB also recorded that each family has an estimated income of more than 17,000 pesos.
Aklan also has a lower poverty status compared to other provinces in Central Visayas aside from Cebu which recorded 18.9 percent poverty incidence.
On the other hand, the Aklan Provincial Government is launching different projects and livelihood programs to further lower the poverty status of the province.
Translated by Shelah Casiano