Fishermen, farmers and children consistently posted the highest poverty incidences among the nine basic sectors in the Philippines in 2012 at 39.2%, 38.3% and 35.2%, respectively.
38.3 sq km (14.94 sq mi)
Description: Includes Manila, plus seven other cities and nine towns
Area: 636 sq km (248.04 sq mi)
World population rank: approx. 25
Percentage of national population: 24.6%
Average yearly growth rate: 3.1%