PSA cites cases of ‘close matches’ in delayed nat’l ID issuance

Maila Ager 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines —Delays in issuing national ID cards have been blamed on measures adopted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to protect the authenticity of registrants’ information. According to the PSA, instances exist where its personnel has…

Gov’t issues temporary PhilSys ID cards on paper

Ronnel Domingo 10/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Due to its continuing struggle to provide plastic identification cards to 74.3 million registered Filipinos, the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) has decided to temporarily issue Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) cards on paper. Dennis Mapa,…

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

Kurt dela Peña 08/23/2022

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…

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…

Postal exec says 14 million national IDs delivered

Julie Aurelio 07/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Amid complaints over the delayed release of national IDs, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) on Monday sought to assure the public that it is doing its part by promptly delivering the cards in its possession. Postmaster…

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…

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