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U.P. dean Dennis Mapa appointed national statistician

May 28, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Dennis Mapa, new head of the Philippine Statistics Authority, will oversee the implementation of the National ID system during his 5-year term

NATIONAL STATISTICIAN. Statistics professor and dean Dennis Mapa is the new national statistician. Photo from UP Diliman website

Kids vs adults: Who reads more books?

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

9 out of 10 Filipino kids spend over 13 hours per month reading 'non-school' books, says a National Book Development Board 2017 readership survey

LOVING READING. These children from Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon developed the habit of reading books. Photo by Rhadyz Barcia/Rappler

Inflation seen to continue hitting poor Filipinos hard

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Dennis Mapa, dean of the UP Diliman School of Statistics, also says the P200 monthly subsidy for poor Filipino households is not enough to offset the impact of the tax reform law

A vendor sells vegetables at a market near an informal settlers area in Manila on February 16, 2011. Rising food prices have pushed about 44 million people into poverty in developing countries since last June, the World Bank warned February 15. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Rice price hike, 'job misery' major causes of hunger in PH

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Data show a very slow reduction in hunger incidence in the last 5 years despite the country experiencing respectable growth in GDP

A study conducted by the University of the Philippines School of Statistics notes that the rise in the price of rice mostly affects the poorest 30% of Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock