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Latest in Central Visayas

Reference Number: 2021-NA07-018
Release Date: 4 June 2021
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 7 attended the simultaneous virtual workshop/training on data to accounts for Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) and Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) staff in three pilot regions of Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) on 26 to 28 May 2021 at Golden Prince Hotel, Cebu City. Participants in the said workshop were seven personnel from RSSO 7 that includes the two COSWS, and the Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS), focal person and hired COSW from each of the provinces. Read more about PSA 7 participates the Virtual Workshop on Data to Accounts of PPA.


Reference Number: 2021-SR07-010
Release Date: 28 May 2021
1. Number of constructions declines in 2020 The total number of constructions from approved building permits of Central Visayas for the year 2020 was recorded at 13,499. This number is lower by 31.9 percent from the 19,828 constructions recorded in 2019. (Table A) 2. Residentials had the highest number of constructions By type of construction, residential had the highest number at 8,640 or 64.0 percent of the total number of constructions. Meanwhile, the number of residential constructions posted a 43.7 percent decline from the 15,351 residential constructions reported in 2019. Majority or 93.9 percent of the total residential construction were single-type houses. Construction of residential condominiums posted the least share of 0.01 percent to the total residential construction. (Figure 1) Read more about Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits of Central Visayas: 2020.


Reference Number: 2021-NA07-017
Release Date: 19 May 2021
The Philippine Statistics Authority - Regional Statistical Services Office VII personnel attended the Philippine Identification System Step 2 Registration Orientation last 07 May 2021 conducted by the RSSO VII PhilSys team at the PSA - RSSO VII Conference Room. The activity is set to orient the participants of the operational procedures of Step 2 Registration, equip them with the ideas and knowledge to answer the public queries, capacitate them to involve in the implementation of PhilSys, and solicit insights and strategies from them for the success of this historical undertaking. In accordance to health and safety protocol, the orientation was scheduled into two (2) batches to observe social distancing, morning and afternoon sessions. This is also to provide a conducive learning environment where participants are able to grasp the discussions. Similarly, with less participants, the trainers are able to address the queries accordingly. Read more about “Together we stand, Divided we fall”: The PSA RSSO VII personnel is taking a leap in the involvement of the success of the Philippine Identification System.


Reference Number: 2021-NA07-016
Release Date: 19 May 2021
The Philippine Statistics Authority conducted the 2021 HR Summit on 22-23 February 2021 via online platform hosted by Philippine Statistics Authority – Central Office and with a theme “Adapting Together Through Stronger Human Resource Development”. This was participated by the Regional Directors, Division Chiefs, Provincial Heads, HR personnel and some key officials of the Field Offices all over the Philippines. This activity aims to increase productivity, build manpower abilities, and evaluate employee’s performances. Personnel from Civil Service Commission was also invited to give some updates on the rules and regulation and other HR matters. During the activity, the newly appointed Deputy National Statistician of Civil Registration and Central Support Office (CRCSO) Mr. Leo B. Malagar was introduced by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar Usec. Dennis S. Mapa. In the opening remarks of Usec. Mapa, he asserted the objectives to harmonize the new functions of the PSA. He emphasized that the human resource development must take proactively in assessing the various divisions to answer the new call and assess duplication of functions to be able to know the right size of the PSA and basis on the number of hiring of COSWs. He added that the office should have a strong recruitment procedure and strategies to get the right person for the agency. Read more about Regional Statistical Services Office 7 participates the HR Summit 2021.


Reference Number: 2021-NA07-015
Release Date: 14 May 2021
PSA 7 prepares for the 2020 RAP News Conference
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is set to release the 2020 Regional Accounts of the Philippines on 29 April 2021 (Thursday) at 10:00 AM through a simultaneous virtual press conference for all the different PSA Regional Statistical Services Offices. As part of the preparation, Central Visayas together with other sixteen (16) Regions participated in the 2020 Regional Accounts of the Philippines (RAP): Virtual Compilation and Finalization Workshop on 12 to 16 and 19 to 23 April 2021. Present during the said workshop were Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) of Statistical Operations and Coordination Division (SOCD), Supervising Statistical Specialist, two (2) Technical Support Staff, and two (2) Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) COSWs. Read more about PSA 7 prepares for the 2020 RAP News Conference.


Reference Number: 2021-NA07-014
Release Date: 12 May 2021
Central Visayas Economic Performance declines by 9.9 percent in 2020
Philippine Statistics Authority Region 7 (PSA 7) Regional Director Ariel Florendo said that the economic performance of Central Visayas declined by 9.9 percent in 2020. This was reported on the release of the 2020 Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) and Gross Regional Domestic Expenditure (GRDE) of Central Visayas at a news conference held by PSA 7 on 29 April 2021. Among the major industries, Services accounted 68.0 percent of the region’s total GRDP in 2020, followed by Industry with 24.6 percent and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (AFF) with 7.4 percent Read more about Central Visayas Economic Performance declines by 9.9 percent in 2020.


Reference Number: 2021-SR07-009
Release Date: 4 May 2021
From the result of the January 2021 Labor Force Survey (LFS), Central Visayas has 5,509,000 total population of 15 years old and over wherein 61.0 percent were engaged in the Labor Force also known as the Labor Force Participation Rate (Table 1). Read more about January 2021 Employment Rate in Central Visayas (Preliminary Results).


Reference Number: 2021-SR07-008
Release Date: 4 May 2021
The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is one of the nationwide household surveys undertaken quarterly which provides up-to-date information on the Philippine labor force and its characteristics. This survey gathers data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population and aims to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market. Read more about Annual Labor and Employment Estimates in Central Visayas for 2020 (Preliminary Results).


Reference Number: 2021-PR07-002
Release Date: 29 April 2021
The economy of Central Visayas declined by 9.9 percent in 2020 compared with the 6.2 percent growth recorded in 2019. The main contributors to the decline were Construction with 36.4 percent followed by Manufacturing with 12.9; and Transportation and Storage with 37.4 percent. Read more about Central Visayas’ economy declines by 9.9 percent in 2020.


Reference Number: 2021-NA07-012
Release Date: 28 April 2021
Moment to Unleash Juana’s Innate Talent
Philippines Statistics Authority- Regional Services Office VII took part in the annual celebration for women held every month of March. Last March 31, 2021 the agency actively organized a culminating activity to end the month-long celebration. The activity was held at PSA-RSSO VII Office in coordination with the CRS Outlet. This year’s celebration focused on the theme: We Make CHANGE Work for Women. The PSA-RSSO VII had managed to show support on the celebration by giving time to all Juanas around the agency to unleash their talent. The agency had various activities that could help the Juanas to boost and show their unseen capability. The activity was formally open by the Chief Statistical Specialist of PSA-RSSO VII Mr. Leopoldo Alfanta Jr. CSS Alfanta gave his opening remarks with inspiring words empowering the women. His message, contained with high respect towards women, and leads him to relate it into his own personal experience as a father, a husband, and a co-worker. CSS Alfanta talked about empowering and acknowledging the achievements as well as contribution of women in the society. He ended his message with a well-known quote that states “Behind every successful man is a woman” yet he reinstated it into “Every woman’s success is herself.” Read more about Moment to Unleash Juana’s Innate Talent.