Total number of approved building permits and value of construction increases Approved building permit applications for the fourth quarter 2020 posted an increase of 4.9 percent or 86 applications compared to last year of the same period which is 82. The slight increase applies to all residential constructions. Out of the approved applications in the same period of 2020, 64 percent were residential constructions and 26 percent were non-residential constructions. Of the non-residential constructions, 50 percent were commercial buildings, 37.5 percent were institutional buildings and 12.5 percent were industrial buildings. Read more about Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits: Siquijor Fourth Quarter 2019, 2020.