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The total number of approved building permits in NCR increased by 5.3 percent to 2,694 during the fourth quarter of 2016 from 2,558 of the same period of the previous year. Likewise, the total value of construction increased by 32.7 percent to P30.3 billion during the fourth quarter of 2016 from P22.8 billion of the same period of the previous year..........Read more »
For the entire country, the LFPR registered 63.3 percent in October 2015 from 64.3 percent during the
same period of the previous year. In NCR, the LFPR decreased to 62.4 percent in October 2015 from
64.4 percent during the same period in 2014...........Read more »
The population of the National Capital Region (NCR) as of August 1, 2015 was 12,877,253 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

The 2015 population of the region is higher by 1.02 million compared with the population of 11.86 million in 2010, and by 2.94 million compared with the population of 9.93 million in 2000...........Read more »
The economy for the National Capital Region (NCR) posted a 5.9 percent year-on-year growth in 2014, a slowdown from its 9.2 percent (revised) growth in 2013. This same downward trend was also observed for the growth in the country’s economy. It is to be noted that from 2011 to 2013, NCR’s economy was increasing faster than that of the country.......Read more »
A total of 11,137 establishments with total employment (TE) of 20 and over were covered in the 2010 Annual Survey of Philippine Industry (ASPBI) for National Capital Region. In terms of the number of establishments, the economy was dominated primarily by Wholesale and Retail Trade with a total of 2,579 establishments, comprising 23.2 percent of the total covered for the entire region. .......Read more »
The final results of the July 2014 round of Labor Force Survey (LFS) revealed that males dominated the workforce in NCR with 55.6 percent while females shared only 44.4 percent.

The results of LFS also showed that from 2012 to third quarter of 2013, males consistently dominated the labor sector in NCR. Refer to Table 1 for details.......Read more »
The final data series on construction statistics from approved building permits for the National Capital Region (NCR) and Philippines for the year 2013 is presented in this Special Release..........Read more »
the final data set on income and expenditure statistics for the National Capital Region and the Philippines. The source of final data is from the final results of the 2012 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (2012 FIES).

The number of households/families for the 2012 FIES was estimated using the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (CPH)-based population projections and information from the 2000 CPH on the average household size of the province ........Read more »
Of the total marriages (482,480) in the country, 187,704 or 38.1 percent was accounted for by three regions in Luzon. On top of the list was the National Capital Region with 66,653 (13.8%) followed by CALABARZON and Central Luzon with 59,414 (12.3%) and 57,637 (11.9%), respectively. The rest of the regions in the country contributed less than ten percent each to the total number of marriages in 2010..........Read more »
There were 1,745,585 live births registered in the country in 2009, recording a decrease of 2.2 percent from the 2008 figure of 1,784,316. NCR recorded a total of 265,774 registered live births in 2009 or 0.7 percent decrease from 267,766 in 2008. Of the total registered live births in NCR, 137,878 or 51.9 were males and 127,896 or 48.1 were females..........Read more »
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an indicator of the change in the average retail prices of a fixed basket of goods and services commonly purchased by households relative to a base year. It shows how much, on the average, prices of goods and services have increased or decreased from a particular reference period known as the base year. Since price is the cost or the amount of money for which something can be bought or sold, CPI therefore compares the current cost of certain goods and services with their cost at an earlier time..........Read more »
NCR Population stands at 11.86 million

NCR population increases by 1.78 percent annually Total population of the National Capital Region (NCR) was recorded at 11,855,975 as of May 1, 2010. This represents an increase of 1.92 million persons over the May 2000 population. The increase in the population size translates to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.78 percent from 2000 to 2010, lower than the PGR of 2.25 percent for the period 1990 to 2000..........Read more »
The total population of the Philippines as of May 1, 2010 is 92,337,852 based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. The census counts up to the barangay level were made official with the signing by President Benigno S. Aquino III of Proclamation No. 362 on March 30, 2012..........Read more »
The final results of the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007) recorded a total population of 11,566,325 in the National Capital Region (NCR) as of August 1, 2007. The household population was recorded at 11,491,464 persons and the rest was institutional population. The population counts in NCR for years 2000 and 2007 resulted to an average annual population growth rate of 2.12 percent for the period..........Read more »

Agency News

The 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) was simultaneously conducted in the 17 regions all over the country last November 10, 2015. In NCR, the regional championship was conducted at the Technological University of the Philippines- IRTC Auditorium.

Seventeen year old Mariano Niño T. Oliva, a BS Statistics student from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, was declared the 2015 PSQ-NCR Regional Champion.

Mariano bested Matthew Aldren S. Ora (2nd place), a BS Statistics student, also from University of the Philippines-Diliman, Micah Romina R. Mirarza (3rd place) of Mapua Institute of Technology, and other young students from various colleges and universities in Metro Manila who took part in the contest.

The National Finals is scheduled on December 8, 2015 where Mr. Oliva will rival other Regional Champions for the title of 2015 PSQ National Champion.

NCR Statistics Whiz. Mariano Niño T. Oliva of UP-Diliman proudly shows his cheque after bagging the 24th PSQ-NCR Regional Champion title. Also in the photo are Chairman of the Board of Judges Mr. Winecito L. Tan; PSA-NCR Regional Director Lourdes V. Homecillo; holding the trophy is Mr. Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan, his coach; Mr. Michael Van B. Supranes, assistant coach; and Ms. Eleanore V. Ramos and Ms. Maria Praxedes R. Peña, members of the Board of Judges.......Read more »
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now has its first National Statistician in the person of Ms. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, a doctoral degree holder in statistics from the University of the Philippines.

Appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on April 11, 2014, Dr. Bersales took her oath of office on April 22, 2014. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan of National Economic and Development Authority signed her assumption of duty at the NEDA in Pasig City.

National Statistician Bersales graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City in 1978 where she also completed her Master of Science in Statistics in 1981. Prior to her appointment as National Statistician, Dr. Bersales was the Vice President for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines since February 2011. She also served as Dean of the UP School of Statistics from 1996 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2008.......Read more »
The National Capital Region was the venue for the conduct of the 2014 National Planning Workshop(NPW) of NSO senior officials from the Central and field offices last November 26 to November 28, 2013. Director Lou Homecillo and the six Provincial Statistics Officers of NCR joined over 100 NSO officials from all over the country to assess and evaluate the 2013 accomplishments and discuss the planned activities for 2014.

The NPW started with a welcome message from Director Lourdes V. Homecillo of NCR. Deputy Administrator Paula Monina G. Collado gave the workshop overview. She presented last year’s pledge, objectives, and expectations for 2014. An informative message from Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta followed discussing the milestones in the history of the statistical and civil registration system in the Philippines. Her presentation tackles the transition of NSO from Spanish era to the present. RD Socrates L. Ramones of Region I, introduced the “Juan-Click” information center for public usage on statistics and civil registration.......Read more »
Manila, Philippines, July 11, 2013—In recognition of World Population Day 2013, the National Statistics Office-NCR  and the nearly 2,100 other organizations in 124 countries participating in the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) are spotlighting the contributions of statisticians to quantify the world’s constantly growing population.

Observed on July 11 each year, World Population Day is organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Each year a theme is selected to highlight a priority area of concern. The theme for this year is adolescent pregnancy, with UNFPA seeking to raise awareness of the issue in “the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth  is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.”

Statistics2013 is a worldwide initiative that is highlighting the contributions of the statistical sciences to finding solutions to global challenges, including the well-being of the world’s population. NSO-NCR is a Statistics2013 participating organization......Read more »

Statistics2013 participants laud women statisticians for advancing statistical sciences

[Manila, Philippines, March 8, 2013] —The National Statistics Office-National Capital Region (NSO-NCR) and the more than 1,775 organizations in 121 countries participating in the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) today join women around the world in the celebration of International Women’s Day.
Observed each year on March 8, International Women's Dayis a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday. The event has been observed since the early 1900s, which was a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Statistics2013 is a worldwide initiative that is highlighting the contributions of the statistical sciences to finding solutions to global challenges. NSO-NCR is a Statistics2013 participating organization.
Like their counterparts in other professional fields, women pioneers in the statistical sciences have made outstanding and trailblazing contributions to their profession and have opened the field to more women.
“We salute the world’s women this International Women’s Day—a special day dedicated to them and their achievements past, present and future,” says NSO Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta. “The statistical sciences profession and our global society has greatly benefited from the groundbreaking contributions of women statisticians including Florence Nightingale, who used statistics to modernize health care; Dr. Janet Lane-Claypon,who made several important contributions to epidemiology by using and improving its use of statistics; and Janet Norwood, who as the first woman commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics made major contributions to government statistics.”
Today, the number of women among mathematicians and statisticians equals the number of men, says a U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey report. Further, women statisticians are influential in many countries—41 of the world’s 190 statistical offices were headed by women in 2010, says The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics, a report commissioned by the United Nations. Lastly, women have earned more than 40% of math and statistics bachelor’s degrees throughout the past four decades.
In honor of women worldwide, today and through the weekend on its website (www.statistics2013.org) Statistics 2013features the International Women’s Day logo as well as several special articles and items that highlight the important contributions of women statisticians, including:

  • Blog posts written by members of the American Statistical Association’s Committee for Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics
  • A self-authored “Statistician Job of the Week” articleby the Smithsonian Institution’s chief mathematical statistician, Dr. Lee-Ann Hayek
  • A “Statistic of the Day” focused on the influence of women worldwide
  • An insightful“Quote of the Day” from female trailblazing statistician Florence Nightingale
  • A “Statisticians in the News” article that profiles a prominent female statistician from Oregon State University
  • Links to profiles of several influential female statisticians from the past and present

The goals of Statistics 2013 are to increase public understanding of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society and to nurture statistics as a profession among high-school and college students. Participants include national and international professional societies, universities, schools, businesses, government agencies and research institutes. These groups are educating millions of people about the contributions of the statistical sciences through seminars, workshops and outreach to the media.
The founding organizations of Statistics2013are the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute (and the Bernoulli Society), and Royal Statistical Society.

The Research Forum and the Statistical Exhibit in SM Supermalls conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in 2011 won the Best Statistical Forum and Best Statistical Information Dissemination Activity awards, respectively, besting other workshops, symposia, trainings, lectures and other related activities held last year in connection with the 22nd celebration of the National Statistics Month (NSM).

Both awards were received by Administrator Carmelita Ericta and Deputy Administrator Paula Monina Collado during the opening ceremony of the 23rd NSM celebration last October 1, 2012 at the Century Park Hotel. The awards were presented by DSWD Director Vincent Andrew Leyson, Chairperson of the 22nd NSM Awards Committee; Professor Solita Collas-Monsod, Chairperson of the 4th NSM Media Awards Working Group and National Statistical Coordination Board Secretary General Jose Ramon Albert.......Read more »

It has come to our attention that a number of our countrymen received the wrong information regarding the recently approved Republic Act (RA) 10172 entitled "An Act Further Authorizing the City or Municipal Civil Registrar or the Consul General to Correct Clerical or Typographical Errors in the Day and Month in the Date of Birth or Sex of a Person Appearing in the Civil Register Without Need of a Judicial Order Amending for this Purpose Republic Act Numbered Ninety Forty-Eight."

Thus, the NSO-Office of the Civil Registrar General (OCRG) issues this statement to clarify important matters and for the proper guidance of the general public:

1) On the Payment of Fees. There is no truth to the rumor that there is no payment that will be involved in the filing of petitions for corrections of clerical errors in the day and month in the date of birth or sex of a person appearing in the civil register pursuant to RA 10172.......Read more »
Amidst torrential rain that battered most of the provinces in Luzon and the National Capital Region, the Sixth National Workshop on Civil Registration (6NWCR), went on successfully as scheduled last August 7-9, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

A total of 3,057 participants unexpectedly braved the inclement weather and floods to be able to attend the national activity which is being conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) every two years. Participants included mayors and vice mayors; city/municipal civil registrars (C/MCRs) and their respective civil registry personnel/staff members, barangay officials, and other stakeholders. The number of attendees in the 6NWCR was extraordinarily high and surpassed all records for the same event in the past. A decade ago (2002), the first NWCR was held at the George Dewey Convention Center in Subic, Zambales.

NSO Administrator and Civil Registrar General (CRG) Carmelita N. Ericta, overwhelmed about the turn-out of the event, expressed her happiness and gratitude to the registrants who made it to the undertaking. She added that according to reports that reached her, "there could have been more participants, if they had not been trapped by floods from various places in Metro Manila and if transportation facilities were available to bring them to the venue.".......Read more »
NSO-NCR Conducts the 2011 FHS Regional Data Dissemination Forum
The National Statistics Office-National Capital Region conducted the Regional Data Dissemination Forum on the results of the 2011 Family Health Survey last July 20, 2012 at the Casino Español de Manila. Topics included in the said forum were Fertility, Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health which were presented by NSO-NCR Director Lourdes V. Homecillo and PSO Dorotea Lilia R. Nuesca, respectively. The discussants were Dr. Asuncion M. Anden, Director Department of Health Region 7, Dr. Benjamin M. Yson, Acting City Health Officer of Manila and Mr. Vincent Andrew T. Leyson,  Director of National Household Targeting Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development. NSO Deputy Administrator Paula Monina Collado graced the event with her inspirational message.

Participants to the forum included officials of national government agencies, LGUs and representatives of private local and international organizations.

NSO-NCR Help Desk and Statistical Exhibit at SM Supermalls

NSO-NCR, in partnership with SM Supermalls, put up the NSO Help Desk at selected SM City Supermalls in Metro Manila in celebration of the Civil Registration Month.
The NSO Help Desk aims to help and give advice to the public regarding problems on birth certificates and other related civil registration matters. Brochures and primers on civil registration matters were also distributed.

The NSO Help Desk was put up every Friday for the whole month of February at SM Supermalls. It was participated by the district offices and the regional office..........more stories»

NSO-NCR conducts Philippine Civil Registry Information System training for NCR LCRs
The NSO-RO organized a PhilCRIS training for NCR LCRs and staff last May 31 and June 1, 2012 at the PBS Building, Sta. Mesa, Manila. The training aims to deliver Civil Registry information management in a new, more user friendly and efficient way.

CRG Ericta enters MOA with Taguig CIty
NSO Administrator and Civil Registrar General Carmelita N. Ericta entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Taguig City government represented by Mayor Maria Laarni L. Cayetano, last March 14, 2012 for the implementation of the project “100% Birth Registration in Taguig by 2012.”

MOA The signing ceremony also included other partner agencies represented by Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta, Chief, Public Attorney’s Office; Dr. Melida H. Polita, Dep-Ed Superintendent of Taguig-Pateros Division Office; Mr. Rommel B. Tanyag, Liga President and Chairman; Dir. Lourdes J. Hufana, Director, NSO-Civil Registration Department. RD Lou Homecillo and PSO Lily Nuesca together with with her staff, witnessed the event.

In her message, Administrative Ericta reiterated the Civil Registration month’s theme “Tamang Rehistro, Pananagutan ng Bawat Isa."  
NSO-NCR goes to SM SUPERMALLS for CIvil Registration Month celebration
The National Statistics Office-National Capital Region in celebration of Civil Registration Month this February set up exhibits and info desk for the public at selected SM Malls. This activity was jointly undertaken in cooperation with SM Supermalls Management.

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NSO-NCR Conducts the 2012 Regional Planning Workshop
The National Statistics Office-NCR conducted the 2012 Regional Planning Workshop last December 8 to 9, 2011 at the Kanlaon Function Room of Century Park Hotel, Manila. The event was attended by 34 selected Regional and District Office staffs, including the Regional Director, the Provincial Statistics Officers and Statisticians.

NSO-NCR Regional Director Lourdes V. Homecillo spearheaded the said activity by defining the objectives of the planning workshop. The district offices under NSO-NCR presented their respective accomplishments for the past year on the first day of the workshop and the 2012 commitments on the second day.

The said event was highlighted by an inspirational message from NSO Deputy Administrator Paula Monina Collado, on the first day, and Hon. Tomas P. Africa’s lecture entitled “Winning on Change” on the second day.

Training Course on Basic Statistical Analysis with MS Excel and Stata
Twenty one regional and district office staff of NSO-NCR participated in the Training Course on Basic Statistical Analysis with MS Excel and Stata at the Statistical Research and Training Center, Quezon City last October 12 to 14 and November 3 and 4, 2011. Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, served as the resource person. The participants have successfully complied with the training requirements and earned 36 training hours. The following were the participants: Nourin Dioneda, Edna Fulo, Mylene Obina, Irene Ocampo, Florfina Perez, Joel Pertez, Vilma Sacramento, Virgilio Tabuzo, Ricardo Tuazon, Marie Lizle Fatima Zamora, Maria Theresa Mercader, Marilyn Miranda, Rommel Estrada, Kay-Ven Ralph Jao, Charisma Mijares, Narciso Dino, Merlyn Galerio, Shareen Ceralde, Noemi Mejia, Zenaida Felipe, Famela Siosana.

"Let us work hand in hand in strengthening the network of solemnizing officers and in providing a wider venue for learning sessions that will be of help in the execution of their duties as key agents of marriage and as marriage officials."

Thus said National Statistics Office (NSO) Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta as she addressed the participants during the 7th National Convention of Solemnizing Officers (NCSO) held last August 2-4, 2011 at the Plaza Del Norte in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Themed "Quality Civil Registration in Support of National Development Goals", the 7NCSO aimed at providing a venue for sharing of experiences and exchange of ideas on various issues and concerns on implementation of marriage laws and registration procedures.

A total of 1,379 participants attended the event........Read more »

NSO-NCR Regional, District Offices celebrate Civil Registration Month

The National Statistics Office National-Capital Region Regional Office (NCR-RO) celebrated the 2011 Civil Registration Month with the theme “Quality Civil Registration in Support of the National Development Goals”. The NCR-RO had lined several activities to commemorate the month-long event.........this story and more »

Unregistered Indigenous Peoples, members of indigent family and other marginalized sectors of the society will now enjoy their rights to a name and nationality through the FREE BIRTH REGISTRATION PROJECT. This is pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement entered into by the National Statistics Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of the Interior and Local Government signed last April 25, 2011.........Read more »

To equip the NCR City Civil Registrars and their staff with knowledge about the new law and its IRR, NCR-Regional Office conducted a briefing-seminar on R.A. 9858 last February 24, 2011 at PBS Building Social Hall, Manila. Director Lourdes V. Homecillo welcomed all the participants. Ms. Dorotea Lilia R. Nuesca, PSO of NCR-V (Makati) was the key lecturer.......Read more »

This extra issue of NCR-CRN features copy of Republic Act 9858 otherwise known as “An Act Providing for the Legitimation of Children Born to Parents Below the Marrying Age, Amending for the Purpose The Family Code of the Philippines, As Amended”, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations obtained from the Civil Registry Department, National Statistics Office. The new law takes effect on December 1, 2010.......Read more »
NSM 2010 AWARDSTwo plaques and P20,000 for NSO-NCR. For the second time in a row, the NSO-NCR bagged two awards for having the BEST EXHIBIT and BEST CONTEST during the celebration of  2009 National Statistics Month (NSM).  Director Lourdes V. Homecillo received the awards which were given during the Closing Ceremonies of the 11th National Convention on Statistics at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel last October 5, 2010. It will be recalled that NSO-NCR Regional Office and the six District Offices, with support of SM Management, set up statistical exhibits and Info Desks in eight SM Supermalls during the Fridays of October 2009 in celebration of NSM. In addition, the NSO-NCR Regional Office conducted a statistical quiz and essay writing contest which was participated by employees of NSO-NCR.
CPH 2010NSO National Capital Region Director Lourdes Homecillo said the public should realize that their cooperation is crucial to the effort's success. She said that some households, particularly the high income group, refuse to participate because they do not see how the census will benefit them.

"If it's privacy they're worried about, we can assure them that the individual information they provide will not be used by any other government office," she said. "It seems they give low priority to government projects [because] they are not aware of what the government can do for them, so they refuse to cooperate."......Read more »
SM BUSINESS CENTERS PROCESS nSO DOCUMENTS an article from The Manila Bulletin
NSO-SMGetting your National Statistics Offices (NSO) documents is now a breeze with the recent tie-up between the SM Department Store and NSO. You can now work on your NSO papers as you shop, as SM Business Centers can now facilitate the application, processing, and releasing of copies of civil registry documents. These include copies of birth, death, and marriage documents, copies of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR) and copies of annotated and endorsed documents.

Simply visit SM Business Centers, sign the forms, make the payments, and come back for your documents in a few days.

The tie-up was recently formalized in a Memorandum of Agreement between SM and NSO. NSO Administrator Carmelita Ericta and NSO Director Lourdes Hufana recently signed the agreement with SM Retail SVP for Controllership Ricky Lim and AVP for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw at the Prestige Lounge of SM Cubao.

The best part is that you can get your NSO documents while availing of other SM Business Center services: Foreign exchange, BDO Remit, bills payment, and SSS and Pag-Ibig contributions.

NSO services is one of the many ways SM serves its customers through its Business Center, which is located at almost all SM Supermalls. Newly opened SM Business Centers are located at the SM Cubao Department Store and at the Upper Ground Level of SM Manila.

For list of participating SM Business Centers. Click on the SM logo.




Page last updated
September 7, 2017

Population as of
August 1, 2015
  Philippines    100,981,437
  NCR              12,877,253

Population as of
May 1, 2010
  Philippines    92,337,852
  NCR              11,855,975

Total Household Population (2010)

Philippines      46,458,988
NCR                  5,781,807

Philippines      45,638,990
NCR                  6,015,066

Average Annual Growth Rate (2000-2010)
  Philippines    1.90%
  NCR              1.78%

Employment Rate
  April 2017
    Philippines     94.3%
    NCR               92.8%
Inflation Rate
  August 2017
    Philippines     3.1%
    NCR               4.0%
Average Family Income
    Philippines      ₱235,000   
    NCR                ₱379,000   
    Philippines      ₱206,000
    NCR                ₱356,000
Value of Building Construction
  Q2 2017(Prelim)
     Philippines     ₱75.9 billion
     NCR               ₱22.0 billion  

GDP Annual Growth Rate
  Philippines (2000 based)
Q2 2017   6.5%
Q1 2017
Q4 2016
Q3 2016   7.1%
Q2 2016   7.0%
Q1 2016   6.9%
Q4 2015   6.3%
Q3 2015



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