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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

PRISTINE BEACH. San Vicente Island in Palawan. Photo from Keith Anthony Fabro

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

Image courtesy Nico Villarete. Base image of female courtesy Apple Grace Danuco

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

UNPREDICTABLE. Even if he has announced he is not running, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is still expected to influence the outcome of 2016 elections. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

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

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, through good nutrition, proper hygiene, and education. Screengrab from World Vision's short film

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

FISHERWOMAN. Ka-Dolor is almost 70 years old and yet her heart, her life have and will always will be with the sea. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

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

WOMEN. In the Philippines, women provide 84% of the total household time spent on childcare; making it hard for them to find jobs outside their "unpaid work" at home. Photo by Jes Aznar/AFP

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


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?

AGRICULTURE. The Philippines can better address its food security and nutrition issues if the agriculture sector is further improved. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

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

PH VS Hunger. How far have we come in our ongoing fight against hunger? Figures from the past few years suggest that the country's battle against hunger might go beyond 2015. Photo by Jes Aznar/AFP

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

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

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

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

STILL POOR. Almost 20 percent of Filipino families are still living in poverty

PH Q2 growth revised up to 7.6%

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:53 PM

This means the Philippines grew faster than regional powerhouse China

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


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

SUSTAINED ECO GROWTH. NEDA chief says the country is poised to sustain its high economic growth in the 3rd quarter. Photo by Malacañang bureau

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty reduction: What works, what doesn’t

May 04, 2013 - 8:30 AM

In addressing poverty and development issues there are no miracle cures

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

#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

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

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

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

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

MORE INVESTMENTS. Total approved foreign investments increased by 12% to P289.1 billion in 2012. AFP Photo

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

Hand with gun image via Shutterstock.

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

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

STATISTICS SHOW. Hotel occupancy rates and babies conceived increase in February. AFP file photo

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

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

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

MUST BE THE AMBIANCE. Shopping in the Philippines is part of the experience. Screen grab from YouTube (triadland)

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

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

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

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

tourism beach picture

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