14 Basic Sectors of the Poor

The fourteen basic sectors of the poor include:

  1.  Farmer-peasant – Employed household members 15 years old and over whose primary occupation is farming and plant growing, or animal production.
  2. Artisan fisherfolk – Employed household members 15 years old and over whose primary occupation is fishing.
  3. Workers in the formal sector and Migrant workers:
    • Workers in the formal sector – Employed persons working for private establishments and government organizations and corporation.
    • Migrant workers – Individuals who are overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
  4. Women – An individual whose declared sex is female.
  5. Senior citizen – Persons 60 years old and above.
  6. Youth and students – Persons 15 to 30 years old.
  7. Children – Persons below 18 years old.
  8. Urban poor – An individual residing in an urban area whose income falls below the official poverty threshold and/or cannot afford in a sustained manner to provide their minimum basic needs of food, health, education, housing and other essential amenities of life.
  9. Workers in informal sectors
  10. Indigenous people and cultural communities
  11. Differently-abled persons
  12. Victims of calamities and disasters
  13. Nongovernment organizations
  14. Cooperatives