Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) refer to communities with marginalized population physically and socio-economically separated from the mainstream society and characterized by:

  1. Physical factors such as those isolated due to distance, weather conditions and transportation difficulties (island, upland, lowland, landlocked, hard to reach and unserved/ underserved communities);
  2. Socio-economic factors such as high poverty incidence, presence of vulnerable sector, communities in or recovering from situation of crisis or armed conflict.

Here is the list of GIDA Barangays and Conflict Areas in MIMAROPA Region as of July 2021.