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Latest in Central Visayas

Reference Number: 2020-SR07-012
Release Date: 21 April 2020
Number of constructions drop by 2.8 percent in 2019 The total number of constructions from approved building permits issued by the Local Building Officials (LBOs) for the year 2019 reached 19,826. This number is lower by 2.8 percent from the 20,397 constructions recorded in 2018. (Table A) By type of construction, residential had the highest number at 15,350 or 77.4 percent of the total number of constructions. The number of residential constructions posted an 8.8 percent decrease from the 16,831 residential constructions reported in 2018. Read more about Construction Statistics of Central Visayas from Approved Building Permits for the Year 2019 (Preliminary Results).


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-011
Release Date: 20 April 2020
Inflation in Central Visayas for March 2020 was further accelerated to 2.9 percent from 2.5 percent in the previous month. Inflation in March 2019 was lower at 2.2 Read more about March 2020 Consumer Price Index (CPI), Inflation Rate (IR), Purchasing Power of Peso (PPP) of Central Visayas.


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-010
Release Date: 8 April 2020
Central Visayas recorded a total of 136,134 registered live births in the year 2018. This contributes to eight percent of the 1,618,214-total number of registered live births in the country. The region ranked fourth in terms of the highest number of live births recorded. Read more about Statistics on Vital Events in Central Visayas, year 2018.


Reference Number: 2020-NA07-009
Release Date: 7 April 2020
Central Visayas Regional/ Provincial L&P Focal Persons immerse for 2nd Level Training
The Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) Focal Person and Provincial Focal Persons together with the Livestock and Poultry Statistics Division (LPSD) immersed for the 2nd Level Training for Operational Training on Livestock and Poultry (L&P) Surveys on 10-12 March 2020 at One Central Hotel, Cebu City. Among the participants were the L&P Provincial Focal/Assistant Focal Persons and selected Regional staff. Two (2) representatives from LPSD also served as trainers, aside from the regional representatives during the task force training. Read more about Central Visayas Regional/ Provincial L&P Focal Persons immerse for 2nd Level Training.


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-009
Release Date: 26 March 2020
The region’s population remains relatively young as shown by the broad-based population pyramid in 2015. Median age was recorded at 24 years old. In 2015, the region’s total population was projected at 7.4 million, of which more than half (50.5) were men. Same trend was seen in all provinces. By 2020, the region’s total population will reach 8.0 million, still with more men than women. Read more about Selected Statistics on Women and Men in Central Visayas.


Reference Number: 2020-NA07-008
Release Date: 25 March 2020
QSPBI/SICT Respondent’s Forum in Central Visayas
The Quarterly Survey on Philippine Business and Industry (QSPBI) is one of the designated statistical activities of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It provides quarterly data on employment, compensation, revenue/sales and inventory for national accounts estimation. Relatedly, it aims to capture, collect and generate data for all the sectors of the economy except in agriculture sector. The survey is one of the main sources of data in the compilation of the Quarterly National Accounts (QNA) and in the construction of the Quarterly Economic Indicators (QEI) of the PSA. Read more about QSPBI/SICT Respondent’s Forum in Central Visayas .


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-008
Release Date: 19 March 2020
In 2019, fisheries production improved by 2.80 percent. Total volume of production was estimated at 155.88 thousand metric tons, higher than the 151.63 thousand metric tons reported a year ago. Of the three subsectors, outputs from Municipal Fisheries and Aquaculture went up by 6.45 percent and 4.34 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, commercial fisheries production registered a decline of 20.40 percent. Read more about Fisheries Situation Report in Central Visayas (January to December 2019).


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-007
Release Date: 19 March 2020
Inflation in Central Visayas for February 2020 slowed down to 2.5 percent. Inflation rate in January 2020 was recorded at 2.6 percent and 3.5 percent in February 2019 Read more about February 2020 Consumer Price Index (CPI), Inflation Rate (IR), Purchasing Power of Peso (PPP) of Central Visayas.


Reference Number: 2020-SR07-006
Release Date: 17 March 2020
From the result of the January 2020 Labor Force Survey (LFS), Central Visayas has 5,380,000 total population of 15 years old and over wherein 63.9 percent were engaged in the Labor Force also known as the Labor Force Participation Rate (Table 1). Read more about January 2020 Employment Rate in Central Visayas (Preliminary Results).


Reference Number: 2020-NA07-007
Release Date: 10 March 2020
Central Visayas Regional Statistics Committee meets for the 1st Quarter 2020 Regular Meeting
The Central Visayas-Regional Statistics Committee (CV-RSC) convened for the first quarter meeting last 14 February 2020 at National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 7 Conference Room, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City. The meeting was headed by the committee chairperson, Regional Director Efren B. Carreon of NEDA 7. It was attended by 32 RSC members from Regional Line Agencies, Provincial and Highly Urbanized City Planning Development Offices, State Universities and Colleges, and the Private Sector. Statistics on 2019 Selected Prices, 2017-2019 Exports and Imports, and 2018-2019 Employment by Occupational Group were presented to the committee. Also, updates were made by the Technical Working Groups on Continuing Education, Economic Sector Statistics, Social Sector Statistics and Environment and Multi-Domain Sector Statistics. Read more about Central Visayas Regional Statistics Committee meets for the 1st Quarter 2020 Regular Meeting.