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Inflation was a big story, but many had no idea what it meant

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Try out our inflation calculator to finally understand the jargon and how it affects you

Inflation cools down to 5.1% in December 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso

Philippine population to hit 109 million by end-2019 – PopCom

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:05 AM

The Commission on Population also estimates that the Philippines' workforce will reach 70 million by the end of next year

NUMBER INCREASING. Filipino shoppers troop to Divisoria Market in Manila to purchase bargain-priced merchandise a day before Christmas on December 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector

DOF blames 'faulty' forecasts for high inflation in 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.

NEDA asks gov’t to support exports as trade gap worsens

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The trade deficit widened by 62.9% in October 2018, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

PANOORIN: Ano ang magagawa ng gobyerno laban sa inflation?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation

Unemployment inches up in October 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:35 PM

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down

A worker carries a bale of collected recyclable materials at a junk shop near the former dumpsite and landfill named "Smokey Mountain" in Manila on June 26, 2016. Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged on May 26 to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Inflation eases to 6% in November 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate

PANOORIN: Ano ang katotohanan sa inflation?

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education – PSA

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals cracks in the country's educational system

DEPRIVED. The latest report of the PSA reveals the problematic state of the country's education system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the October inflation rate for all items increased to 7.6% in Northern Mindanao from September's 6.9%, while Caraga had 6.9% in October, up from from September's 6.1%

Inflation steady at 6.7% in October 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure reinforces the projections of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Department of Finance that inflation is beginning to taper off

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Poorest Filipinos feel inflation at 8% in August 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 5 percentage points in August 2018 compared to the same month last year

China is top PH trade partner in August 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The Philippines' trade gap swells to $26 billion year-to-date, 65% higher than the $15.7-billion deficit in 2017

FAST FACTS: Philippine inflation rate over the years

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account

Inflation in September 2018 strains Filipinos' budget at 6.7%

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government

Rappler Talk: Sexy statistics

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:45 AM

National Statistician Lisa Grace Bersales discusses how the Philippine Statistics Authority gathers data and prepares for the national ID system


Data privacy, rights groups urge PSA to delay approval of national ID system IRR

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The groups call on the Philippine Statistics Authority to extend the period for public consultations for the implementing rules and regulations of the Philippine Identification System

IN CHARTS: Most Filipinos still marry before 30

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.

PSA contradicts Pernia, blames technical glitch for late inflation data

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority's statement differs from that of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who said a miscalculation had to be corrected

Trade deficit balloons by 171% in July 2018

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Imports accelerate by 32%, while exports languish at 0.3%

Rice prices jump to new highs in 4th week of August

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Cheap rice from the National Food Authority once again fails to bring prices down

Inflation surges to 6.4% in August 2018, exceeds estimates

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%


Gov’t to launch national ID by December

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Select residents of the National Capital Region, Calabarzon and Cordillera Administrative Region will be the first to get their hands on the national ID

PILOT. National Statistician Liza Grace Bersales says they plan to launch the national ID system by December. Photo from NEDA


Philippines revises Q1 2018 GDP down to 6.6%

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'Major contributors to the downward revision were other services, manufacturing, and agriculture and forestry,' says the Philippine Statistics Authority

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Weak peso fails to lift Philippine exports in June 2018

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the country posted a wider year-on-year trade deficit in June after imports rose to their fastest pace

TRADE GAP. The Philippines posts a wider year-on-year trade deficit in June. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

PSA sees all Filipinos with national IDs in 3 to 5 years

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:22 PM

National Statistician Lisa Bersales says by 2019 some 25 million Filipinos and registered aliens will be enrolled into the Philippine Identification System

Rice imports fail to tame inflation in July 2018

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Statistics Authority says rice inflation rose to 5% in July. The average price of regular milled rice is over P41 per kilo.

RICE TARIFFS. Farmers and advocacy groups  say rice tariffication will not solve the country's rice problems. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Inflation hits poorest Filipinos hard in Q2 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2018

INFLATION. Prices of goods soar in 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Philippines' trade deficit widens by 47.6% in May 2018

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the country's imports further increased by 11.4%, while exports slumped by 3.8%

TRADE GAP. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reports a wider trade gap in May 2018. AFP photo

Agriculture trade deficit widens in Q1 2018

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippines' agricultural imports rose while exports declined, which widened the trade deficit by 41% to $1.83 billion

[OPINION] The real score about NEDA’s P10,000 budget ‘challenge’

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Journalists should be more careful in reporting economic statistics. Government staff must also adopt better PR strategies and avoid overanalyzing stuff: the simpler the analysis, the less prone it is to misinterpretation.

Foreign investment pledges dip by 37.9% in Q1 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Foreign investment pledges for the 1st quarter of 2018 stood at P14.2 billion, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

How much does a family in the PH need to live decently?

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Socioeconomic Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon says the agency only knows about Filipinos' aspirations – which would cost a family around P120,000 a month

POVERTY. Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

FACT CHECK: NEDA didn't say family of 5 can live decently on P10,000 a month

Jun 06, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority says what it showed during the press briefing was 'how a hypothetical monthly budget of P10,000 will be affected by a 4.6% inflation rate'

Unemployment down, underemployment up in April 2018

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Nearly 7 million Filipinos who already have jobs are looking for more work, says the Philippine Statistics Authority, citing the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey

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May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Agricultural output slows down in 1st quarter of 2018

May 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that crops and livestock production slowed down, while fisheries fell to negative territory

Agricultural output slows down in first quarter 2018

Rising gas, food prices seen to push PH inflation faster

May 03, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The movement of prices of basic goods and services is seen to be faster in April

HIGHER PRICES. Higher price increases are noted for rice, corn, fish, fruits, and vegetables in March 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Philippine inflation rate averages 3.8% for Q1 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Inflation hits its highest quarterly average since 2014 as the tax reform law, higher oil prices, a weaker peso, and the tightening of US monetary policy take their toll

Philippine inflation continues to rise at 4.3% in March

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(UPDATED) Higher price increases are noted in rice, corn, fish, fruits, and vegetables, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority

INFLATION. The Philippines' inflation rate accelerates to 3.5% in October 2017. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

With rising inflation, NEDA calls for measures to help the poor

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government 'must pay closer attention to the poor,' as inflation hits a new 3-year high

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Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

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A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) on March 3, 2018 in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN

Philippine inflation hits new 3-year high at 4.5% in February

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Higher prices of food and drinks, among others, drive the cost of living up, with inflation at its fastest rate since August 2014

'Exclusionary growth' seen in big dip in PH employment in 2017

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Ibon Foundation notes that this is the largest drop in the number of employed Filipinos 'since the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis'

Foreign investment pledges down 51.8% in 2017

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 PM

A significant 82.8% drop is recorded in the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority

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Rise in jobseekers, dip in vacancies– PSA

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority’s 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment is on occupational shortages and surpluses and covers 12,926 establishments

More than half of PH businesses employ agency-hired workers – PSA

Jan 03, 2018 - 4:40 PM

54% of the estimated 31,277 establishments with at least 20 workers have employees hired through manning agencies, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

MINIMUM WAGE. The additional P21 minimum wage will be given starting October 5, 2017. File photo by AFP