Employment rate in Central Visayas jumps to 94.8%

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of employed individuals in Central Visayas has improved as businesses gradually reopen and commercial activities resume two years since the pandemic occurred.  Based on recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority…

Don’t like your national ID pic? You can change it by yearend, says PSA

Ben O. de Vera 06/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Hazy photos and typos printed on newly delivered national IDs have gone viral on social media, prompting the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to give those who wanted these corrected before yearend to do so and get…

Senate approves bill on permanent validity of birth, death, marriage certificates

Christia Marie Ramos 05/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the permanent validity of birth, death and marriage certificates issued and certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Statistics Office…

Foreign investments in Central Visayas grew by 42% in 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Total foreign investments approved for Central Visayas had increased by double-digits for 2021, latest data from the government showed.  The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on February 15 recorded that the region received approximately…

Third quarter surprise

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2021

I was wrong about how the economy would fare in the third quarter (Q3) this year. And like most everybody else, I’m glad I was. Most were surprised at the unexpected strong upturn in the country’s gross…

3.76 million Filipinos jobless in June

Ben de Vera 08/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of jobless Filipinos increased to 3.76 million in June, equivalent to 7.7 percent of the labor force, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. Although the number was up by 30,000…

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)…

PSA website crashes due to surge in nat’l ID applicants

Ben O. de Vera 05/01/2021

A surge in applicants overwhelmed the dedicated portal during the first day of online registration for the national ID. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the downtime of the pilot launch of the PhilSys (Philippine Identification…

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…

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