Philippine Statistics Authority
Region XII - (SOCCSKSARGEN) 
ATTY. MAQTAHAR L. MANULON, CESO V
Regional Director 

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2019 RSSO XII INFOGRAPHICS

Regional Statistical Figures

Demography
August 2015
Total Population
4,545,276
   Cotabato
1,379,747
   Sarangani
544,261
   South Cotabato
915,289
   Sultan Kudarat
812,095
   Cotabato City
299,438
   General Santos city
594,446
   Kidapawan City
140,195
   Koronadal City
174,942
Population Growth Rate (2000-2015)
2.3%
Price Indices
June 2019
Consumer Price Index (2012=100)
124.2
Inflation Rate
3.3
Purchasing Power of Peso
0.81
Labor Force Survey
January 2019
SOCCSKSARGEN
 
Total 15 yrs old and over (in '000)
3,199
Total Labor Force (%)
63.3
Total Employment (%)
95.4
Total Unemployment (%)
4.6
Underemployment (%)
22.9
Gross Regional Domestic Expenditure (GRDE)
2018
Expenditure Type (in million pesos)
At constant 2000 Price
      Household Final Consumption Expenditure
197,015
      Government Final Consumption Expenditure
27,055
      Net Exports
-86,031
Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP)
472,662,866

 

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Release Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII conducted a half-day seminar on Social Security System (SSS) last February 6, 2017 at Kitok’s Diner, Cotabato City. The activity was aimed at orienting the participants on the programs, benefits, policies and services offered by the SSS. It was attended by 33 participants, 13 of of whom were non-PSA personnel. SSS provides and administers pension fund for workers in the private sector that has the following social security benefits: sickness, retirement, maternity, disability, death, funeral, and employee’s compensation. Ms. Melba Florevic O. Molero, Corporate Executive Officer I of the SSS-Cotabato Branch, served as the resource person. She encouraged the participants to become members of the SSS and informed them of the various social protection services due to SSS members in times of death, disability, old-age, sickness and maternity. She discussed the qualifying conditions, maximum period of entitlement and limitations of availment. Read more about PSA XII Staff Briefed on SSS.

 

Reference Number: R12-IG2017-01
Release Date: Monday, 6 February 2017
In 2015, a family of five in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region, needed at least P8,760 monthly to meet the family's basic food and non-food needs. Read more about Infographics on 2015 Poverty Statistics.

 

Release Date: Monday, 10 April 2017
Starting May 8, the PSA will conduct the geotagging of building structures of PSU samples for 2020 to 2021. The activity aims to identify and mark building structures in the digitized maps and putting pertinent geographical information and attributes for use in the various statistical undertakings of the PSA. Prior to this, the PSA embarked on a five-year rolling technology-aided map updating scheme during the later part of 2016 to prepare for the application of spatial analysis and intelligent visualization of information using dynamic digitized maps. In September 2016, the PSA conducted the field updating of maps and the secondary sampling units (SSU) validation of PSU (primary sampling units) samples from 2016 to 2019. Last April 4-7, 2017, the PSA XII conducted its 2nd Level Training at Sun City Suites in General Santos City. Participants to the said training were the Provincial Statistics Officers (PSOs), Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs), and the hired Map Data Screeners (MDSs) from the provinces. Ms. Ma. Eileen A. Berdeprado, the Officer-in-Charge of the Statistical Operations and Coordination Division (SOCD) of RSSO XII and Regional Director Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon were also present during the training. Read more about PSA XII Conducts 2nd Level Training on Geotagging of Building Structures.

 

Release Date: Monday, 10 April 2017
Article 6 of Republic Act (RA) No. 10625, otherwise known as the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, mandates the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to carry out, enforce and administer civil registration functions in the country. Pursuant to this mandate, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII was invited last March 17, 2017 by J. Marquez Elementary School in Cotabato City to discuss civil registration laws particularly on birth registration. The half-day activity was initiated by its school’s principal, Ms. Mary Grace A. Berdeprado, to brief parents on the process of birth registration and in particular, orient them about procedures on how to correct erroneous birth certificates. Read more about PSA XII conducts Orientation on Civil Registration Laws at J. Marquez Elementary School.

 

Release Date: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Proclamation No. 1106 was signed and issued by former President Benigno S. Aquino III last August 20, 2015 which declared 2015-2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade in the country. PA 106 enjoins all agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government and local government units, including government-owned-or-controlled corporations, in consultation with the private sector, development partners and the citizenry to actively support all activities and programs relevant to “Get every Pinoy and Pinay in the Picture!”. Commonwealth Act (CA) No. 3753 (s.1930) or the “Law on Registry of Civil Status” established the system of Civil Registration in the Philippines. Read more about PSA XII visits Civil Registration Offices of Surallah and Banga.

 

Release Date: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
As one of the valuable corporate partners of STI College Cotabato, the PSA XII participated in the Jobs Fair 2017 that was conducted last March 18, 2017 at STI’s school premises in Cotabato City. The activity was in partnership with DOLE XII, TESDA XII, ABS-CBN and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the City Government of Cotabato. This event is one of the activities under STI's E2E System or the Enrolment to Employment System. The objective of this activity is to help job seekers, particularly the graduates of STI, to land a job after graduation. Read more about PSA XII takes part in STI’s 2017 Jobs Fair.

 

Release Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2017
The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) XII conducted its First Regular Meeting for CY 2017 last March 28, 2017 at Viajera Dine and Cafe in Koronadal City. The meeting was presided over by the Hon. Arturo G. Valero, Ph.D., the RSC XII Committee Chairperson and NEDA XII Regional Director. Twenty representatives from member agencies, local government units, the academe, and the private sector were present during the said meeting. Read more about RSC XII conducts its First Quarter Regular Meeting for CY 2017.

 

Release Date: Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The Philippine Statistics Authority-RSSO XII was invited by Datu Siang National High School on March 9, 2017 to conduct a lecture on RA 9048 and RA 10172 to their Grade 7 to Grade 10 students. According to the school’s faculty, the lecture cum forum was intended to help students tackle concerns on unregistered births and provide them with information on how to address errors on birth certificates. Mr. Rodolfo M. Mendoza and Ms. Estrellita S. Balijon of PSA XII served as resource persons Read more about PSA-XII Orients Students of Datu Siang National High School on RA 9048 and RA 10172.

 

Release Date: Friday, 21 April 2017
The PSA XII formally ended the month-long celebration of the 27th Civil Registration Month with a culmination program held at the Sun City Suites in General Santos City last March 8, 2017. The program was a two-in-one event as the office also launched the month-long celebration of the 2017 National Women’s Month with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”. Present during the program were the Local Civil Registration Officers and/or representatives from the various Municipal Civil Registration Offices across the region. Also in attendance were Regional Director Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, CRASD Chief Ms. Lorna M. Sumalpong, SOCD OIC Ms. Ma. Eileen A. Berdeprado, and the Provincial Statistics Officers, Supervising Statistical Specialists and Registration Officers of the PSA Provincial Offices in the region. Read more about PSA XII observes culmination of Civil Registration Month and launching of National Women’s Month.

 

Reference Number: R12-PR2017-014
Release Date: Tuesday, 2 May 2017
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII announces the holding of a News Conference on the 2016 Economic Performance of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region on May 4, 2017 (Thursday) 10:00AM, at the East Asia Royale Hotel in General Santos City. The main resource person is National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero, PhD. Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, PSA XII Regional Director, will present the highlights of the 2016 economic performance of the region.Guests include Ms. Reinelda P. Adriano, Division Chief of Fisheries Statistics Division at the PSA Central Office, and Director Joey Sem G. Dalumpines of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XII who will also act as moderator during the open forum. Read more about News Conference on the 2016 Economic Performance of SOCCSKSARGEN Region slated on May 4.

 

Reference Number: R12-FS2017-02
Release Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
The total value of goods and services produced in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region in 2016, as measured through the GRDP, was valued at P213.3 billion at constant 2000 prices. SOCCSKSARGEN’s economy managed to grow by 5.0 percent in 2016, faster than the 3.3 percent growth in 2015. The double-digit acceleration in Industry and the steady performance of Services cushioned the effect of the slump in AHFF. Services remained to account for the largest share of the regional economy at 40.3 percent in 2016, slightly higher than its 39.4 percent share in 2015. The share of Industry also expanded to 36.9 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year’s 34.1 percent. AHFF contributed 22.9 percent to the region’s total economic output in 2016, lower than its 26.5 percent share in 2015. Read more about Did you know that SOCCSKSARGEN’s Economy Grew by 5.0 percent in 2016?.

 

Reference Number: R12-SR2017-03
Release Date: Monday, 15 May 2017
Skipjack is the region’s primary import in terms of freight on board (FOB) value, it constituted 20.38 percent of the region’s US$51,765,437.00 total imports in November 2016 in terms of FOB Value. Skipjack or Stripe-Bellied Bonito, at 7,449,362.00 Kilograms, was the top import for the month at US$10.55 million. The commodity came from China, Taiwan, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam. Read more about Skipjack, Yellow Fin Tuna and Hydraulic Cement Were SOCCSKSARGEN’s Top Imports (FTS November 2016.

 

Reference Number: R12-SR2017-05
Release Date: Monday, 15 May 2017
Skipjack is the primary export of the region in terms of freight on board (FOB) value. In November 2016, the region exported US$61,989,807.00 worth of commodities to the other countries. Skipjack or Bonito accounted for 19.87 percent of the region’s total exports for the month. Skipjack or Bonito ranked first among all exports of the region in terms of value during the period, totalling to US$12.31 million for 4,075,580.57 Kilograms of Skipjack that were exported to 27 countries around the world. About 24 percent or 1,003,996.05 Kilograms were shipped to the United States of America amounting to US$2,608,329.00 Read more about Skipjack, Coconut Oil and Pineapple Were SOCCSKSARGEN’s Leading Exports (FTS November 2016).

 

Reference Number: R12-PR2017-016
Release Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
SOCCKSARGEN Region’s economy hikes up by 5.0 percent in 2016 as measured by the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP). This was the highlight in the recently concluded news conference conducted by the PSA Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) XII at the East Asia Royale Hotel in General Santos City last May 4, 2017. The news conference was simultaneously conducted in the 17 regions across the country. The members of the panel were PSA XII Regional Director, Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon and NEDA XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero. Assisting them were DTI XII Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel and Ms. Reinelda P. Adriano, Chief of the Fisheries Statistics Division of the PSA Central Office. Read more about SOCCSKSARGEN Economy Expands by 5.0 percent; PSA XII Holds News Conference.

 

Reference Number: R12-PR2017-015
Release Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
SOCCSKSARGEN’s economy managed to grow by 5.0 percent in 2016, faster than the 3.3 percent growth in 2015. The double-digit acceleration in Industry and the steady performance of Services cushioned the effect of the slump in AHFF. Services accounted for the largest share of the regional economy at 40.3 percent, slightly higher than the 39.4 percent posted in 2015. Industry expanded to 36.9 percent from the previous year’s share of 34.1 percent. AHFF had a share of 22.9 percent, lower than its 26.5 percent share in 2015. Read more about Industry Buoys SOCCSKSARGEN's Economy in 2016.

 

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