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CYNTHIA L. PERDIZ
Regional Director

2nd Floor Albay Capitol   
Annex Building 1   
Old Albay District   
Legazpi City, Albay 4500   

(052) 481-7480
Fax: (052) 480-1907
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Definition of Terms


Taxes
The following forms of taxes were included in the survey:

  1. Income Tax – refers to the tax levied on the income of a working person in pursuit of his occupation.

  2. Real Estate Tax – refers to the tax imposed on real property of the family (e.g. house and lot for family use) in proportion to its value. This includes real estate tax levied on real property of the family used for personal purposes. Therefore, taxes levied on private properties of the family used solely for business purposes are excluded.

  3. Car Registration, Toll Fees and Driver's License – this includes registration fees for motor vehicles used for private transport of the family, toll fees, etc.

  4. Other Direct Taxes – direct taxes refer to taxes which are demanded from a taxpayer, who shoulders the burden of the tax; or tax which the taxpayer cannot shift to another. Specific examples are inheritance tax, alien certificate of registration (ACR), donor's tax, etc. Other taxes paid by the family such as custom's duties paid for personal effects bought from abroad, amusement tax and taxes paid as a consumer are also included.

Other Receipts
These are non-income receipts comprising of value at cost of real and personal property sold, loans from other households, business firms and government institutions, payments for loans granted to others and withdrawals from savings or business equity. Profits from sale of stocks and bonds, back pay and proceeds from insurance, net winnings from gambling, sweepstakes and lotteries and inheritance are also included as other receipts.

Other Disbursements
Other disbursements refer to non-family expenditures, which may give an indication of savings on the part of the family. These include purchase or amortization of real property, payments of cash loan (principal), installments of appliances bought before 2000, installments for personal transport bought before 2000, loans granted to persons outside the household, amount deposited in banks or investments and major repair or construction of a house.

Urban/Rural Areas
The following guidelines used in the 1980 Census of Population and Housing in classifying urban areas were adopted:

  1. In their entirety, all cities and municipalities having a population density of at least 1,000 persons per square kilometer.

  2. Poblaciones or central districts of municipalities and cities which have a population density of at least 500 persons per square kilometer.

  3. Poblaciones or central districts (not included in 1 and 2), regardless of the population size, which have the following:

    1. Street pattern, i.e. network of streets in either parallel or right angle orientation;

    2. At least six establishments (commercial, manufacturing, recreational and/or personal services);

    3. At least three of the following:

      1. A town hall, church or chapel with religious services at least once a month;

      2. A public plaza, park or cemetery;

      3. A public market or building where trading activities are called on at least once a week;

      4. A public building like school, hospital, puericulture and health center or library.

  4. Barangays having at least 1,000 inhabitants which meet the conditions set forth in (3) above, and where the occupation of inhabitants is predominantly non-farming or non-fishing.

All areas not falling under any of the above classifications are considered rural.

Medians and Averages; Rounding of Estimates
Medians and averages are computed from unrounded figures. All absolute figures are independently rounded to the nearest thousands; hence, the group total may not always be equal to the sum of the individual figures.

Percentages are computed from unrounded absolute figures and may not always add up to exactly 100.0 percent because of rounding. The total percent, however, is always shown as 100.0.

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