President signs 2010 Census, Palace explains delays

SLOWER GROWTH? Total population of Philippines in 2010 was 92.34 million, according to census agency. This translates to an average 1.90% annual growth from 2000 to 2010, slower than the 2.43% annual pace in 1990-2000 period. Background photo from AFP

It took President Benigno Aquino III one year to approve the latest national census. But the Palace was quick to defend this move, saying that were a number of inaccuracies that the President had to order the National Statistics Office to redo the report. Prior to his approval of the census, the President was criticized for his apparent inaction on the matter.

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