Philippine population - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine population


5.5 million Filipinos over age 60 'most vulnerable' to coronavirus – study

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:23 AM

A research brief released by the UP Population Institute says 5.5 million Filipinos are most vulnerable to COVID-19 because aside from being among those aged 60 and above, they also have existing high-risk conditions

PHYSICAL DISTANCING. A supermarket in Barangay Highway Hills in Mandaluyong City, on March 17, 2020, taped lines on the pavement to ensure that physical distancing norms are followed. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PH population growth slows, 2020 estimate 1M less than expected

Dec 27, 2019 - 10:14 PM

The Population Commission says this is indicative of family planning efforts 'yielding positive results'

HUNDRED MILLION. The 2015 Philippine population hits the 100-million mark. File photo by Rappler

Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:15 PM

According to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the country is on its way to becoming an ageing society. What does this mean for Filipinos?

SLOWLY AGEING. A recent study has shown that the Philippines is on its way to becoming an ageing society.

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

Did you know that some PH cities have more Facebook users than actual population?

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2018

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

families and friends gather at the parks as holiday season goes on this month and enjoying the color fountain at the park of famous park in the country Luneta Park. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Philippine population to exceed 107 million by end-2018 – PopCom

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Commission on Population projects around 4,965 Filipinos will be added per day or about 206 every hour in 2018

MORE PINOYS IN 2018. The Commission on Population projects an even higher number of Filipinos this year. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Philippine population hits nearly 101 million in 2015

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Among the 33 highly urbanized cities, Quezon City had the highest population with 2.94 million people in 2015, followed by Manila with 1.78 million, Davao City with 1.63 million, and Caloocan City with 1.58 million

2015 Census: PH population at 100.98 million

May 25, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Region IV A the National Capital Region and Region III are still the 3 most populous regions in the country

Carmageddon: Why are there so many cars in Metro Manila?

Aug 15, 2015 - 7:25 PM

In the evening a cursory look at a mobile navigation app will show the Metro’s highways and streets splattered with blood red lines indicating heavy traffic

FAST FACTS: 2015 census of population

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:41 AM

What should we expect from the latest population survey? Here s information you need to know

LOGO. The government uses this image as logo for the 2015 Census. Image from PSA

MAP: Islam in the Philippines

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Islam is the Philippines second largest religion See its reach not only in Mindanao but also in other provinces

STILL STANDING. A person with disability joins his Muslim brothers in a pre-Ramadan Friday prayer at the Pink Mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao. File photo by Rappler

PH's key cities 2nd most densely populated in East Asia

Jan 26, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Other cities and municipalities make urban development difficult due to bureaucracy and lack of infrastructure says a new World Bank report

Filipino members of a demolition team tear down houses during an eviction of illegal settlers in Manila, Philippines, April 23, 2014. Around 500 families were affected as the government plans to expand a major thoroughfare according to the official of an urban poor group. Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

MAP: Catholicism in the Philippines

Jan 18, 2015 - 2:34 PM

See the extent of the Roman Catholic religion s reach in the country

CATHOLIC FAITHFUL. Pope Francis on a popemobile waves to well-wishers at a street following his meeting at the Malacanang Palace on January 16. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Philippine population to hit 142M by 2045

Jul 29, 2014 - 1:54 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippine population will swell by nearly 50M in 2045 even with the projected decline in the annual growth rate

Philippine population officially hits 100 million

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:40 AM

UPDATED With the birth of a baby girl in the early hours of July 27 – the symbolic 100 millionth Filipino alive – the government reiterates its commitment to fight poverty

Know more about HIV with your mobile phone

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The health department says there are a total of 934 HIV cases in the country as of 2014 February registers an average of 15 16 new cases a day

TEXTING CAPITAL. Groups bring HIV information to Filipinos through mobile phones. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Teenage pregnancies: Untangling cause and effect

Feb 08, 2014 - 10:34 AM

While it is true that contraception and learning how to use them can dramatically reduce the risk of becoming pregnant there seems to be more to the issue than meets the eye

Huge drop in drug use among Filipino youth – survey

Feb 07, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Over an 11 year period there was slight decline in smoking and drinking among young people but a significant drop in drug use a nationwide survey shows

Young, tech-savvy Filipinos more sexually active than you think

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Filipino youth and young adults are exploring new forms of sexual behaviors and activities a recent study on fertility and sexuality shows

A hard look at abortion in the PH

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Research shows that 90 of the women who have abortions are Catholic and that 70 have some high school education

Aquino doubts official poverty numbers

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:21 PM

President Aquino says bloated population numbers in 2009 may not make it comparable with the 2012 poverty data

Rafael M. Salas: 'Mr Population' who started it all

Sep 12, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Salas would have been disgusted by the noise with no substance He would have rushed to the politicians and [the] religious to tell them that abortions are ongoing as they speak and grandstand yet they don’t do anything

Rafael M. Salas, first director of the United Nations Population Fund. Photo from UNPFA.