PH poverty: You’re not poor if you spend more than P18.62 per meal

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines—With the government’s food threshold, Imelda Mendez, 42, who spends P25 for her lunch—a cup of rice and a viand of vegetables—is not considered poor. Last Aug. 15, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the food…

Poverty seen from above

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/20/2022

This week, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the national percentage of families below the official poverty line rose to 13.2 in 2021, up from 12.1 in 2018, but down from 18 in 2015. It put…

CV economy up by 5.4% in 2021 — PSA-7

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/28/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The economy of Central Visayas has grown by 5.4 percent in 2021 compared to a  -9.5% in 2020. The region’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) was measured at P1.20 trillion, higher than 2020’s…

PSA opens third nat’l ID registration site in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has opened its third PhilSys ID site in Mandaue City on Friday, July 16, 2021, on the second floor of Pacific Mall in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia. The PSA’s other…

2020 Census: Central Visayas hits 8M

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The population in Central Visayas has reached eight million, the latest census from the government showed. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday, July 7, released the 2020 Census of Population and Housing…

Central Visayas accounts 58% of PH’s traded domestic goods

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas leads in the country’s domestic trade for the first quarter of 2021, state statisticians announced. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that Central Visayas is the country’s region with…

Barangays told: Coordinate with PSA to avoid crowding in registration sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangays in Cebu City are told to coordinate with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) when conducting registration for the National Identification Card (ID). This was the reminder of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

NSA-7: Central Visayas’ Gross Domestic Product declined in 2020

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/29/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Central Visayas in 2020 declined to negative 9.9 percent, lower than the 6.2 percent the region posted in 2019. Based on the report by the Philippine…

PSA: At least 1K individuals in Mandaue registered to National ID System

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — More than 1,000 individuals in Mandaue City have already registered to the National ID System of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) since Thursday, March 18, 2021. Jeson Abejuela, Registration Officer 2 of the…

Inflation quickens to 3.3 percent in November

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s headline inflation jumped to 3.3 percent in November, higher than the previous 2.5 percent in October, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Friday. The PSA said in its report that this is…

Typhoons reset implementation of national ID

Futch Anthony Inso 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-7 has temporarily postponed the implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). PSA-7 regional director Engr. Ariel Florendo said that they are supposed to start the registration for the…

Inflation eases to 2.4 percent in August

Cathrine Gonzales 09/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s headline inflation eased to 2.4 percent in August from 2.7 percent in July, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Friday, September 4, 2020. The latest figure brings the year-to-date inflation for 2020…

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