TAGBILARAN CITY – If recent Bohol Poll 2015 is any gauge, then Boholanos who are at still at threshold of poverty are still suffering from inadequate basic needs and household facilities. Bohol Poll showed that among the people, class D, mostly the poor, had only 33% or a third of the population in having water needed for their use. Class D, may be considered at the middle, posted 61% while on the upper class (ABC), 85%. The overall picture for Bohol is 57% with water, the survey said.
Second district of the province still lacks of this resource (water) at home at 28%, the lowest among the three districts, Bohol Poll showed. Tagbilaran got 94%; first district, 78%; and third district, 64%.
Still, second district posted the lowest, 28% households “with running water” and those “without running water” at 72%. The overall for Bohol is 57% “with running water” and 43% “without running water. This city had 94% and those “running water,” 6%. First district had 78% and 22% “with running water” and “without running water,” respectively.
Class E of the population got only 14% of having faucets in their households and 27% outside their houses, the survey said. Fifty-three percent of class D had faucets inside their house and faucets outside, 42%; 85% of Class ABC having faucets and 70% do not have (faucets). Total for Bohol having faucets is 47% and having none (faucets), 42%, Bohol Poll said.
In second district, only 5% having flush toilets; “de buhos” (water sealed), 84%; and antipolo type, 4%. Total for Bohol having toilets: flush, 10%, de buhos, 84%; and antipolo, 2%. Third district had only 6% in flush toilets; water sealed, 92%; and antipolo, zero.
Fifty-seven (57) percent of households in the province having water; toilets, 95%; and electricity, 89%. Of these, second district had the lowest, 28% having water; toilets, 93%; and electricity, 83%. Third district: having water, 64%; toilets, 98%; and electricity, 94%; first district: water, 78%; toilets, 94%; and electricity, 90%.
Eighty-five percent of Boholanos said they owned their houses while one percent are rented and owned by empyoers/relatives, 14%. Sixty-six (66) percent of the respondents or 6 out of ten owned the lot of their homes; owned by others, 30% and “rented” only one percent; and “others,” 3%. Fifty-fice (55) percent of the poor or class E of the people said they owned the lot; “rented,: 2%; and “rented by relatives/employers, 40%; and “others,” 4%. (rvo)