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Inflation in Davao Region boosts to 2.4 percent in February 2020

Davao Region’s inflation continued to rose at 2.4 percent in February 2020, which was 0.2 percent higher compared to January 2020. The recorded inflation in February 2020 was relatively lower against the 4.5 percent inflation in the same month of last year. Meanwhile,the purchasing power of peso (PPP) decreased to 81 centavos (see Table 1). By province, Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro had the highest inflation rate at 2.6 percent a piece. This was followed by Davao del Sur at 2.5 percent. Meanwhile, Davao Oriental has the lowest inflation at 1.0 percent, from a 2.3 percent inflation rate in the previous month.

PSA Davao Region announces the conduct of Regional Data Dissemination Forum on the Full Year 2018 Poverty Statistics

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) – Davao Region will be conducting a Regional Data Dissemination Forum of the Full Year 2018 Official Poverty Statistics of Davao Region on 31 January 2020 at the Apo View Hotel in Davao City.

The activity aims to present the incidence of poverty and other poverty statistics in the region. Likewise, the forum serves as an avenue of discussion on understanding poverty statistics, which could be used as reference to arrive at a better economic planning, decision and policy making, developmental research, and among others.

RSC XI conducts 2019 fourth quarter meeting

The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) XI convened its 2019 fourth quarter meeting on 13 December 2019 held at the NEDA-RDC XI Center Conference Hall, Bangkal, Davao City. There were 18 out of 29 members (62.1 percent) attended during the meeting, which was presided by NEDA Regional Director and RSC Chairperson, Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim. During this meeting, following were the business agenda: (1) 30th National Statistics Month Report/14th National Convention on Statistics;

Davao Region culminates the 30th National Statistics Month

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-Davao in coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Davao Region hosted the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) Closing Ceremony on 30 October 2019 at the 3/F Conference Room BSP-Davao, Quirino Ave., Davao City. The collaborative activity was attended by various stakeholders in the region, namely, the National Line Agencies, Local Government Units, academe, media and from the private and public banking sectors.

On behalf of BSP-Davao Director Atty. Leonides D. Sumbi, Officer-In-Charge Nestor Bastareche gave the Opening Remarks of the activity. His message focused on data innovation for the effective and sound monetary policy.

PSA 5th top agency among 69 government agencies

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) ranks 5th among the 69 government agencies, according to Makati Business Club (MBC).
Based on The Makati Business Club Executive Outlook Survey (EOS), for the second semester of 2019, released July 24, 2019, majority of 69 government agencies received a positive satisfactory rating from the business executives. The survey determines the perception of the business sector on government leadership and public service.

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