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CLEMENTE S. MANAOG
OIC-Regional Director

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

(052) 481-7480
Fax: (052) 480-1907
E-Mail: nsoreg5@gmail.com

2003 Flemms Highlights


  • Out of the 23,179 sample households at the national level which were eligible for interview in the 2003 FLEMMS, 22,098 were successfully interviewed resulting in a response rate of more than 95 percent.

  • For Bicol Region, out of the 1,347 sample households which were eligible for interview in the 2003 FLEMMS, 1,310 were successfully interviewed resulting in a response rate of more than 97 percent which is higher than the response rate at the national level.

  • At the national level, out of the 75,558 eligible respondents for the Individual questionnaire or FLEMMS Form 2, that is, all household members 10 to 64 years old regardless of educational attainment, 66,549 answered the questionnaire, resulting to a response rate of 87.5 percent.

  • For Bicol Region, out of the 4,507 eligible respondents 10 to 64 years old for FLEMMS Form, 4,061 answered the questionnaire (FLEMMS Form 2), resulting in a response rate of 90.1 percent which is higher by 2.6 percentage points from the response rate at the national level.

  • In 2003, 8.7 percent of the population 6 years old and over in Bicol had experienced preparatory school or did not have any formal education at all. Only 0.3 percentage points lower than the national figure of 9.0 percent.

  • Approximately one in every two persons in the region (49.2 percent) had reached elementary level while at the the national level, the proportion is 2 in every 5 persons.

  • On the other hand, the percentage of persons in Bicol who had reached high school level was lower (27.7 percent) compared to the country’s percentage (31.8 percent).

  • Percentage of those persons who had reached post secondary education in the region and at the national level was almost the same level, 2.6 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively.

  • Those who had reached college level or higher was estimated at 11.7 percent, lower by 4.6 percent compared to the Philippine figure of 16.3.

  • Percentage of those persons who had reached post secondary education in the region and at the national level was almost the same level, 2.6 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively.

  • Among population 24 years old and over, the highest proportion who had reached or graduated from college was noted in NCR at 38.9 percent, followed by CAR with 27.9 percent.

  • Bicol had a share of 18.1 percent of its population at most reaching college level that is lower than the country’s percentage of 23.4..

  • The lowest proportion was noted in ARMM (14.7 percent) and MIMAROPA (13.4 percent).

  • Results of the 2003 FLEMMS show that two-thirds (66.0 %) of the country’s estimated 34 million population 6 to 24 years old were attending school during the school year covering June 2003 to March or April 2004, or semester covering November 2003 to March or April 2004.The top three regions who had the highest school attendance during the cited school year and higher than the country’s figure were Region VI (Western Visayas), Region V (Bicol) and CAR with 73.0, 70.7 and 70.1 percent, respectively.

  • In ARMM, only five in every 10 (53.6 percent) persons who are considered to be in school were enrolled.

  • In the same reference school year, the net enrolment ratio for the primary school age children or the ratio of the number of children 6 to 11 years old who were enrolled in elementary grades to the total number of children in this age group was around 83 percent.

  • The net enrolment ratios for the population in the secondary school and those in the tertiary school were much lower. Approximately six out of 10 (57.4 percent) persons of secondary school ages, or persons aged 12 to 15 years, were enrolled in high school.

  • And only one in five (16.2 percent) of those in the tertiary school ages, or persons aged 16 to 24 years, were attending college. The net enrolment ratio among females was generally higher than males in all levels.

  • Cagayan Valley topped the regions in terms of net enrolment ratio for primary school age children at 89.8 percent. It was followed by CAR and CALABARZON with 87.2 and 86.5 percent, respectively.

  • Bicol had a ratio of 82.2 percent which is slightly lower by 0.4 percentage point from the 82.6 percent national figure.

  • ARMM posted the lowest net enrolment ratio in the primary level at 64.6 percent.

  • In the secondary level, the highest net enrolment ratio was recorded in NCR at 68.4 percent.

  • Among the regions in Luzon, only MIMAROPA (56.4 percent) and Bicol (55.7 percent) posted a net enrolment ratio in the secondary level that is lower than the 57.4 percent national figure.

  • The lowest net enrolment ratio was reported in ARMM at only 33.1 percent.

  • Similarly, the tertiary net enrolment ratio was highest in NCR at 22.5 percent; followed by CAR with a ratio of 21.5 percent.

  • Bicol registered a lower net enrolment ratio of 13.4 percent compared to the national figure of 16.2 percent.

  • The lowest ratio in the tertiary level was recorded in SOCCSKSARGEN at 11.1 percent.

  • Survey results about the children’s mode of travel to school showed that more than half of the students aged 6 to 24 years go to school by walking (54.5 %). Tricycle or motorcycle was the most commonly used mode of transportation in place of walking with a share of 22.0 percent. Those who are riding in a jeepney had a share of 19.9 percent while 11.8 percent of the population 6 to 24 years old who are currently attending school were lucky enough to ride a private motor vehicle in going to school. Some students cited riding a banca or a horse to go to school.
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