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…

4.5 million Filipinos jobless in 2020; highest in 15 years

Ben O. de Vera 03/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Some 4.5 million Filipinos were jobless last year for an average unemployment rate of 10.3 percent, the highest in 15 years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Monday. In 2020, the Philippines imposed…

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…

PSA: No foreign investments in CV for Q2 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Investments in Central Visayas massively dropped when the coronavirus pandemic peaked during the second quarter this year. Figures posted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the total investments both from foreign…

Chan: 400 individuals in Lapu hired by PSA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan on Friday, August 14, reported that several individuals from their city were recently hired by a government agency. Chan, in a post on his official Facebook page,…

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