demographics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on demographics


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

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On March 8 International Women’s Month Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030

Thanks to immigrants, Canada sees biggest G7 population jump

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Canada now has a population of more than 35 million which is 1 7 million higher than in the 2011 census

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference in Havana, on November 16, 2016.  Trudeau is in Cuba in official visit. / AFP PHOTO / STR

The United States: vital statistics

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Here are some key figures about the world s biggest economy heading to the polls on November 8

Voter turnout 'explodes' among blacks, Hispanics in US

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:25 AM

This swell of minority participation could spell trouble for Donald Trump s White House hopes

People confer during an event called 'Souls to the Polls'on November 6, 2016 in Cutler Bay, Florida, which aims to encourage minority voter turnout in the key swing state of Florida. Kerry Sheridan/AFP

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Millennials show the world a brighter, more open perspective – survey

Aug 26, 2016 - 12:26 AM

The World Economic Forum’s 2nd Global Shapers survey provides an insight into the mindset of millennials

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

Japan's silver-haired seniors still punching the time clock

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:05 PM

More than 20 of Japanese men and women older than 65 still work and this trend is expected to grow

To go with AFP story "Japan-economy-employment-social" FOCUS by Daniel Leussink  In this picture taken on December 18, 2015, a worker repairs a cutting board at a seniors' work centre in Tokyo. Japan's silver-haired workforce is everywhere these days -- from wrinkled men waving glow sticks at construction sites to checkout counter clerks or caregivers for the very old. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA / AFP / TORU YAMANAKA

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The IMF predicts that the future will be in services and the Philippines is well suited for the shift

Pia Cayetano looking into P1-B cut in contraceptives budget

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED The senator principal sponsor of the reproductive health law says the surprise removal of the amount from the health department budget is totally unacceptable

China and the Philippines: When demographics is destiny

Jan 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Manila and Beijing share a common economic challenge – how to best take advantage of its greatest asset its population

2016 VP hopefuls: Few politicians, mostly professionals

Nov 05, 2015 - 3:54 PM

While there are 130 presidential hopefuls only 19 want to be vice president

2016 presidential hopefuls: Mix of males, senior citizens

Oct 29, 2015 - 7:49 PM

79 of the presidential aspirants are male majority are married and about half are senior citizens

Metro Manila in 'global top 30' ranking of megacities

May 22, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Metro Manila is projected to be the 18th biggest megacity in the world in terms of GDP by 2030

Bonus demografi, musibah atau anugerah?

May 01, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Bonus demografi akankah menjadi anugerah atau justru sebaliknya? Sebuah renungan untuk tenaga kerja Indonesia di Hari Buruh

Tantangan ekonomi Indonesia tahun 2015, meliputi mengurangi angka kemiskinan. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Inakup! Arekup!

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The chasm between pro choice and pro life is wider and deeper than ever

In Numbers: PH-US people, trade, education, tourism, security

Apr 28, 2014 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED More than a century old bilateral relations reflect rich and close ties between the Philippines and the United States – as seen in numbers

China two-child policy not imminent – official

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:58 AM

Health Minister Li Bin threw cold water on the possibility telling a press conference that basic policy cannot be changed

ONE CHILD POLICY. This picture taken on September 19, 2012 shows children playing at a kindergarten in Beijing. China's elderly face increasing uncertainty three decades since the one-child policy took hold,with no real social safety net, the law has left four grandparents and two parents with one caretaker for old age -- and bereaved families with none. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO

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

Sweden best country to grow old – UN

Oct 02, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The Global AgeWatch Index – the first of its kind – found that Sweden known for its generous welfare state is best equipped to deal with the challenges of an aging population

GROWING OLD HAPPY. In a new study, Sweden is revealed to be the best place to grow old. In this photo, an elderly man relaxes at a park in Beijing, China - the 35th on the list - on June 15, 2011. AFP/Gou Yige

Bosnia first post-war census reopens old wounds

Oct 02, 2013 - 10:44 AM

The historic census is expected to reveal the extent of the upheaval from the 1992 95 war but also to affect the terms of the deal that ended it

World population to shoot up to 9.7 billion in 2050 – study

Oct 02, 2013 - 7:59 AM

The projections ran parallel to forecasts by the United Nations the World Bank and other prominent national institutes

CROWDED. Japanese commuters crowd a station in downtown Tokyo, Japan, 15 March 2011. EPA/Everett Kennedy Brown

Fewer jobs for Pinoys, foreigners in Singapore

Apr 08, 2013 - 2:42 PM

Foreign workers will have harder time renewing their work passes in 2013 as the Singaporean government tightens requirements

Merge SSS, GSIS to better protect Filipino seniors - ADB

Sep 26, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Merging the SSS and GSIS will ensure Filipinos will be protected in their twilight years says ADB

Survey reveals rise of Filipino Americans

Jun 20, 2012 - 2:25 PM

The Rise of Asian Americans report released by the Pew Research Center highlights population trends education income and values of Asian Americans

Distribution of Filipino Americans in the United States' 48 contiguous states. Image courtesy of the Pew Research Center, data from the US Census Bureau.

White births in US no longer in majority: report

May 17, 2012 - 4:00 PM

Minority races Hispanics blacks and Asians and other mixed races accounted for 50 4 percent of births over the year to July accounting for a majority for the first time in US history