NSCB Fact Sheet
Five out of the 6 BLISTT areas are among the least poor areas in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). BLISTT refers to Baguio City and the adjacent Benguet municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay. The top 10 least poor municipalities in CAR include Baguio City (1st), La Trinidad (2nd), Itogon (3rd), Tuba, (4th) and Sablan (10th). This was revealed by the 2009 Small Area Estimates (SAE) of poverty recently released the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).
The least poor residents in CAR have consistently been found in Baguio City and La Trinidad since 2000. On one hand, 6 municipalities among the top 20 continue to improve in their rankings: Tuba, Bontoc, Lamut, Lagawe, Banaue and Kiangan. On the other hand, the ranking of 5 municipalities have slid since 2000: Bangued, Santa Marcela, Hingyon, Rizal and Pidigan.
Please visit NSCB's Fact Sheet on the latest poverty statistics at municipal and city levels for more details.