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Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need to protect these assets to make them sustainable,' says World Bank consultant Reynaldo Fulleros

Palawan’s natural assets to undergo recreational services accounting

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote-rich province in the Philippines, with about 2.7 million registered voters

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

Rody Duterte: Unorthodox game changer

Sep 10, 2015 - 1:28 PM

The situation remains fluid even after Duterte’s declaration, as speculation about whether this is the final word from the Davao mayor persists

Rody Duterte: Unorthodox game changer

What happened to the Philippine economy in 2014?

Jan 07, 2015 - 10:00 AM

There is reason to expect sustained growth in 2015, with election spending starting even in 2015 (as 2016 involves the presidency)

What happened to the Philippine economy in 2014?

Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Not all children can make it to their 5th birthday. The lack of access to basic needs such as food, water, and medicine lowers their chances of surviving.

Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Women, the sea, and food security

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The fishing industry is primarily dominated by men; however, without women, the industry will have a difficult time

Women, the sea, and food security

Why many of the hungry are women

Mar 25, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Women account for around 60% of the world’s chronically hungry, despite producing more than half of the world's food

Why many of the hungry are women

PPP against poverty

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:53 AM

It is in the interest of big business to invest in social marketing initiatives that alleviate poverty

PPP against poverty

PH agriculture: Why is it important?

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:05 AM

Why is agriculture important for the future and food security of the Philippines?

PH agriculture: Why is it important?

Where does the PH stand in its fight vs hunger?

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:12 PM

The UN Millennium Development Goals targets an end to extreme hunger and poverty by 2015. Time is running out.

Where does the PH stand in its fight vs hunger?

The fixing business at LTO

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:30 PM

To get a 'guaranteed legal license' at the LTO, all you need is a 3R photo and P15,000. An 'illegal' one costs P2,500.

The fixing business at LTO

Gov't: PH grew 6.9% in Q3, not 7%

Jan 29, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Third-quarter 2013 GDP data were revised ahead of the announcement of economic data for the succeeding quarter

Gov't: PH grew 6.9% in Q3, not 7%

Celebrating successes in the fight vs poverty

Dec 21, 2013 - 7:30 AM

All in all, not all hope is lost in the country’s overly protracted fight against poverty

Celebrating successes in the fight vs poverty

PH poverty almost unchanged since 2006

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Poverty incidence among Filipino families falls only slightly in 2012 from 2006 despite the Philippines' high economic growth

PH poverty almost unchanged since 2006

PH Q2 growth revised up to 7.6%

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:53 PM

This means the Philippines grew faster than regional powerhouse China

PH Q2 growth revised up to 7.6%

Urgently needed, a new disaster agency

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Natural calamities come to the Philippines like clockwork. The real disaster lies in our response to this hard reality.

Urgently needed, a new disaster agency

PH 2013 growth may surpass 7% – NEDA

Nov 11, 2013 - 1:21 PM

The socioeconomic planning chief says the country sustained its pace of growth in Q3, and may surpass its its 6-7% full-year target

PH 2013 growth may surpass 7% – NEDA

Rappler wins award for best online story using gov’t data

Oct 07, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The story recognized at the 5th NSM Media Awards uses government statistics to explain the incidence of poverty and visualize where the poorest provinces are

Rappler wins award for best online story using gov’t data

Fisherfolk suffer from PH seas degradation

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The share of ordinary fishermen in the fisheries production pie is barely adequate

Fisherfolk suffer from PH seas degradation

PH Economy: What are we doing right?

May 31, 2013 - 7:18 PM

Rappler speaks with NEDA Director General Arsenio Balisacan on the recent GDP surprise.

PH Economy: What are we doing right?

Who felt PH's 7.8% GDP surprise?

May 30, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Something is changing in the Philippine economy and those who still have doubts must take notice

Who felt PH's 7.8% GDP surprise?

PH surprises with 7.8% growth in Q1

May 30, 2013 - 9:58 AM

The figure beats economists' forecasts and the government's target. It is the fastest in East and Southeast Asia and the highest seen under the Aquino administration

PH surprises with 7.8% growth in Q1

Poverty reduction: What works, what doesn’t

May 04, 2013 - 8:30 AM

In addressing poverty and development issues, there are no miracle cures

Poverty reduction: What works, what doesn’t

US teachers earn 7-8 times more than Pinoy counterparts

Apr 27, 2013 - 1:45 PM

The low salary of teachers in the Philippines forces many of them to seek greener pastures

US teachers earn 7-8 times more than Pinoy counterparts

#TalkThursday: Poverty - Behind the numbers

Apr 26, 2013 - 12:01 PM

On #TalkThursday this week is Jose Ramon Albert, the Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board.

#TalkThursday: Poverty - Behind the numbers

Rappler Newscast | April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Southeast Asian leaders ask Beijing for a “code of conduct” for the South China Sea. PH comes closer to elevating its claim to islands in the South China Sea. NSCB's head defends its poverty data.

Rappler Newscast | April 25, 2013

UNA: Poverty data debunk Aquino's growth ‘spin’

Apr 24, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Citing government statistics that poverty incidence remained unchanged in years, UNA questions the administration's claim that it has alleviated poverty

UNA: Poverty data debunk Aquino's growth ‘spin’

PH poverty in H1 2012 unchanged from 2006

Apr 23, 2013 - 9:57 AM

The country's poverty incidence stood at 27.9% in the first semester of 2012, virtually unchanged from the same period in 2006 and 2009

PH poverty in H1 2012 unchanged from 2006

Foreign investments jump 12% to P289-B in 2012

Apr 04, 2013 - 6:16 PM

These approved investments are expected to create 45,918 jobs

Foreign investments jump 12% to P289-B in 2012

How economy, elections and violence are linked

Mar 09, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Officials statistics NSCB show that income inequality -- not poverty or elections -- causes more crimes

How economy, elections and violence are linked

Can we trust our economic statistics?

Feb 12, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Good statistics are necessary for good evidence-based policymaking, which is largely a garbage-in-garbage-out process

Can we trust our economic statistics?

The season of love in numbers

Feb 08, 2013 - 6:37 PM

Hotel occupancy rates and the number of conceived babies increase during the 'Love Month' of February

The season of love in numbers

NSCB statisticians down to 15 from 50

Jan 28, 2013 - 1:33 PM

There are only 15 technical staff working on the GDP, GNI and other economic indicators, down from 50 staff 15 years ago

Most in-demand jobs in PH: Accountants, engineers

Jan 14, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nurses are no longer in demand, accountants and engineers are

3 places in PH where life is 'better'

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Data bares the 3 places where citizens can live better, longer, and more educated lives in the Philippines

3 places in PH where life is 'better'

Smokers, drinkers spend P53.5-B on excise taxes in 2010

Dec 01, 2012 - 1:57 PM

In 2010, P67 billion or a little more than 8% of government revenues came from excise taxes, says the National Statistical Coordination Board

Smokers, drinkers spend P53.5-B on excise taxes in 2010

Shopping is top tourist activity in Philippines

Nov 27, 2012 - 8:13 PM

Shopping accounted for 28.5% of how much tourists spent in 2011, higher than spending for food and beverage, and accommodation

Shopping is top tourist activity in Philippines

PH grew 6% in Q2, not 5.9% - NSCB

Nov 27, 2012 - 3:32 PM

The new figure brings first semester GDP growth to 6.2%

PH grew 6% in Q2, not 5.9% - NSCB

Actual July-Dec growth likely higher than leading indicators'

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:11 PM

The Philippine economy will still grow by 5% to 6% in the third and fourth quarters, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan

Actual July-Dec growth likely higher than leading indicators'

New stat plan to push for more statistics

Oct 17, 2012 - 9:49 AM

The proposed medium-term statistics plan to fill statistics gaps, improve statistics

Albert is new NSCB chief

Sep 25, 2012 - 5:44 PM

PIDS Senior Fellow appointed new NSCB Secretary General

Albert is new NSCB chief

PH growth may slow in Q3 - NSCB

Aug 23, 2012 - 6:44 PM

After posting strong growth in the previous quarters, the NSCB says the Philippine growth may slow in Q3

PH producing fewer graduates

Apr 19, 2012 - 6:31 PM

Data from the National Statistical Coordination Board reveal that in the past 10 years, the total number of graduates increased by an average of of only 2.9%

Gold reserves can wipe out poverty in Philippines - NSCB

Apr 11, 2012 - 1:50 PM

If only the Philippines can tap all of its vast gold resources and reserves, poverty would be completely eradicated, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

2011 foreign direct investments soar to 15-year high

Mar 12, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Foreign direct investments hit a 15-year high, shooting up to P256.1 billion, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)

Affordable fares, shopping boost tourism share in PH economy

Jan 14, 2012 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) Shopping and competitive airline fares have contributed to the increasing significance of tourism to Philippine economy

Are Filipinos getting fatter?

Nov 05, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The simple answer is yes.

Last year’s calamities eat into 2010 funds

Jul 24, 2010 - 12:00 AM

DBM said the damage caused by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng has depleted the national calamity fund for 2010