BLISTT area keeps its status as among the least poor city and municipalities in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). This is according to the latest Small Area Estimates (SAE) of poverty prepared by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). BLISTT refers to Baguio City and the adjacent Benguet municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay. Five-group cluster analysis was performed using the 90% confidence interval of poverty incidence among population (1= bottom/poore... Read more about BLISTT area retains status as the least poor in CAR
PSA CAR Factsheet
The highest crime solution efficiency with 81.4 percent of total recorded crimes solved as of the 1st Quarter 2015 was posted in Abra. This translates into 428 out of the 526 cases solved in the province.
Kalinga came in second with a crime solution efficiency of 71.4 percent followed by Baguio City at 70.1 percent. The lowest crime solution rate was reported by Apayao at 49.1 percent followed closely by Benguet at 49.5 percent.
Industry rebounded from negative 3.9 percent in 2012 to 4.1 percent in 2013 due largely to the double-digit growth posted by all its subsectors except Manufacturing. Construction grew the fastest at 17.2 percent followed by Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) at 16.9 percent. The growth in the Construction subsector was due to increased private and public construction while EGWS growth was due to the improved performance of the power sector. Mining and Quarrying bounced back from negativ... Read more about Cordillera’s economy speeds up as Industry and Services improve
More women than men enroll in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Women comprised more than half or an average of 57.5 percent of all college enrollees in the region from 2008 to 2013 according to data from the Commission on Higher Education in CAR.
The gap between men and women in college enrollment in the... Read more about Six out of ten college enrollees in CAR are women
The crime incidence in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) declined by 6.0 percent or from 4,125 to 3,878 crimes reported for the 1st quarter and 2nd quarter 2013, respectively. The overall decline in crimes for the period was due to the 14.7 percent drop in index crimes which offset the 6.9 percent increase in non-index crimes.
In terms of crime s... Read more about Crime Incidence in the Cordilleras declines in 2nd Quarter 2013
The economy of the Cordillera Administrative Region slowed down from 1.3 percent in 2011 to 1.0 percent in 2012. This was largely attributed to the contraction of the region’s Industry sector. The Industry sector contributed the lion’s share to the region’s economy at 49.9 percent in 2012, down from its 52.3 percent share in 2011. Meanwhile, the Services sector accounted for 39.3 percent in 2012, while AHFF accounted for 10.8 percent.
The Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHF... Read more about Cordillera Economy Slows Down as Industry Contracts