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A. Income and Expenditures

The estimated income of the province for CY 2000 was P397,263,588.00.  This amount was appropriated to the following: Personal Services, P183,241,589.00 (46%); Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses, P59,268,596,00 (15%); Capital Outlay, P8,997,000.00 (2%); and, Statutory/Contractual Obligations and Budgetary Requirements, P145,756,403.00 (37%).

Sectoral distribution of appropriation were as follows: General Services, P122,705,996.35 (31%); Economic Services, P123,388,749.65 (31%); and, Social Services, P151,168,842.00 (38%).

The province realized an actual income amounting to P374,526,560.25.  Of this figure 98.86 percent or P370,266,478.34 was derived from the Tax Revenue and only 1.14 percent or P4,260,181.91 from the Operating and Miscellaneous Revenue.  The Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) was the major source of Tax Revenue in the amount of P367,258,492.00 or 98.06 percent of the total actual income.  The actual income was 5.72 percent lower than the estimated income.  On the other hand, actual expenditures amounted to P364,259,842.39 and it is higher compared to the 1999 figure, which incurred some P305,824,607.52 or an increase of P58,435,234.87 (19.11%).  This could be attributed to the provision of additional benefits and compensation to the provincial employees, which increased the personal services and capital outlay.

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Figure 1.     1996-2000 Actual Revenue and Expenditure (Province of Samar)

        1996               1997            1998             1999            2000

  Expenditure         █  Revenue

For the five-year period, from 1996-2000, the province of Samar derived an actual income of P186,681,023.28; P238,896,261.64; P254,332,037.87; P319,547,495.38; and P374,526,560.25 or an increase of P52,215,138.36 (27.97%) in 1997; P15,435,776.23 (6.46%) in 1998; P65,215,457.51 (25.64%) in 1999; and, P54,979,064.87 (17.21%) in 2000, respectively.

Likewise, the actual expenditures for the same 5-year period was P188,122,787.77; P238,789,081.09; P258,350,992.49; P305,824,607.52; and P364,259,842.39 or an increase of P50,666,293.32 (26.93%) in 1997; P19,561,911.40 (8.19%) in 1998; P47,473,615.03 (18.38%) in 1999; and, P58,435,234.87 (19.11%) in 2000, respectively.

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B. Consumer Price Index

The province’s annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI), (the statistical measure of changes in the retail price of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by the average household) was 142.0 in March, 1999, but rose to 149.3 as of September, 2000 with an inflation rate of 8.5 percent.  The purchasing power of peso was equivalent to P0.67.

C. Family Income and Expenditures

The annual average family income of the province had a notable increase of 58.62 percent between 1994 and 1997.  For the annual average family expenditures, the province had an increment of 52.68 percent.

For 2002, more families (23,697) fall under the annual income bracket of P30,000-P39,999 with an average income of P35,242 per family. This constitute about 18.5% of the total families as of 2002 wherein their average expenditure was higher than its average income. Hence, it could not actually meet the nutritional requirements for a simple Filipino family.

Total Number of Families by Income Class (2002)

Income Class
Total No. of Families Income Expenditure
(in P1,000)
(in Peso)
(in P1,000)
(in Peso)


128,116 10,045,432 78,409 8,252,091 64,411
Under - 10,000 1,171 9,239 7,890 8,268 7,061
10,000-19,999 2,476 37,927 15,318 33,568 13,557
20,000-29,999 12,414 313,767 25,275 322,330 25,965
30,000-39,999 23,697 835,125 35,242 844,062 35,619
40,000-49,999 17,317 770,046 44,468 677,968 39,150
50,000-59,999 18,792 1,032,390 54,938 935,147 49,763
60,000-79,999 18,449 1,241,063 62,270 1,081,971 58,647
80,000-99,999 9,758 871,640 89,326 780,962 80,033
100,000-149,999 7,821 922,820 117,993 720,138 92,077
150,000-249,999 10,240 1,972,164 192,594 1,423,174 138,982
250,000-499,999 5,370 1,660,574 309,232 1,094,043 203,732
500,000 and over 611 378,676 619,764 330,462 540,854

D. Poverty Incidence

The province poverty level at 43.1 percent in 1994 as recorded by the National Statistics Coordination Board, is second in the whole Eastern Visayas region.  This constitutes an absolute number of 45,615 households coming from the different basic sectors-farmers, fisherfolks, workers in the informal and formal sectors, disadvantaged women, the youth, the elderly, persons with disabilities and victims of disasters and calamities.



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