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RSC XI conducts 2018 fourth quarter meeting

The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) XI conducted its fourth quarter meeting for the year on 17 December 2018 held at the NEDA-RDC XI Center Conference Hall, Bangkal, Davao City. This was presided by NEDA Regional Director and RSC Chairperson, Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim.

During this meeting, following were the business agenda: (1) Updates on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Monitoring; (2) 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES); (3) Results of the Filed Testing of the Integrated Gold-Copper Mineral Processing Pilot Plant; and (4) 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS).

Davao region's inflation hits 7.9%

Davao Region’s inflation continued to move at a faster pace of 7.9 percent in September 2018. It was pegged at 7.1 percent in the previous month while 4.0 percent in the same month of last year. Among provinces, Davao del Norte displayed a slower rate at 6.2 percent while Davao del Sur showed the fastest at 8.6 percent. Purchasing power of peso in the region was at 83 centavos. It did the same with the provinces except for Davao Oriental which was at 80 centavos.

RSC XI conducts 2018 Third Quarter Meeting

The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) XI conducted its third quarter meeting for the year on 13 September 2018 held at the NEDA-RDC XI Center Conference Hall, Bangkal, Davao City. This was presided by NEDA Regional Director and RSC Chairperson, Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim.

During this meeting, following were the business agenda: (1) Rules of procedure for RSC Meeting; (2) 2018-2023 Davao Region RSDP; (3) 29th National Statistics Month (NSM); and (4) Training on the National Government Portal. Chairperson Lim, likewise, added the presentation of the highlights in the recently concluded RSC summit held on September 04 to 05, 2018.

August 2018 Inflation is 7.1% in Davao Region

Davao Region’s inflation rate further accelerated to 7.1 percent in August 2018 which remained higher than the national inflation rate at 6.4 percent. In the previous month, the region’s inflation was posted at 6.2 percent and in August 2017, 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, all provinces in the region showed an increase rate in August 2018. It was highest in Compostela Valley and lowest in Davao Oriental while Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur posted the same with the regional rate. Further, purchasing power of peso in the region was at 84 centavos.

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