PSA warns public against Facebook pages linked to bogus civil registry transactions

Marje Pelayo   •   June 16, 2021   •   149

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is warning the public against individuals offering bogus civil registry document transactions on Facebook.

In an advisory, the agency bars the public from transacting with the following Facebook accounts as owners behind it are using the agency’s name for unauthorized transactions:

1. Temporary PSA Correction By Charmaine
2. PSA Online Assistance Door to Door Delivery
3. NSO Certificate Process
4. PSA Online Delivery
5. 3J RTW Clothing and Document Services

These links appear in several posts of the PSA’s official page.

The agency warns that forging and faking official documents of the agency has corresponding penalties under the law.

PSA is currently working with other agencies to track the people behind the said scheme.

Accounts psaserbilis.com and psahelpline.ph are the only official and authorized partners of PSA in all of its transactions and any information regarding the agency may be accessed through psa.gov.ph.

Philippines unemployment rate remains at 7.7% in June — PSA

Marje Pelayo   •   August 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) June 2021 Labor Force Survey released on Tuesday (August 3) shows that the Philippines’ unemployment rate remains at 7.7 percent in June.

This accounts for 3.76 million unemployed Filipinos, the agency noted, almost similar in percentage as reported in May.

“In terms of magnitude, 3.76 million Filipinos 15 years old and over were unemployed in June 2021, compared to 3.73 million in May 2021,” PSA said.

Still, the rate of unemployed Filipinos in the month of June was lower as compared to the previous months – January (8.7%); February (8.8%); and April (8.7%).

However, it is much higher than the unemployment rate in march which was 7.1%.

Meanwhile, the agency noted no changes in the country’s unemployment rate remained at 92.3 percent from the month of May despite the surge of COVID-19 cases.

“This means that 45.08 million were employed out of 48.84 million Filipinos in the labor force in June 2021,” it said.

This employment rate is higher than the rates reported in the previous months – January (91.3%); February (91.2%); and April (91.3%).

The employment rate in June, however, is lower by -0.6 percentage points from the March 2021 estimate, the agency said.

By industry, the services sector still accounted for the largest share of employed persons in June 2021 at 57.6%.

Meanwhile, the agriculture and the industry sectors contributed 24.3 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively, to the total employment rate which translates to 45.08 million total employed Filipinos.

PH inflation rate slows down to 4.1% in June — PSA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The inflation rate in the Philippines has slowed down to 4.1% in June 2021, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

From a 4.5% inflation rate in May, the June rate of 4.1% is within the forecast of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) between 3.9% and 4.7% for the month.

According to BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, a major contributor to the slower pace in inflation was the lower annual rate of increase in the transport index at 9.6%, down from 16.5% in May 2021. This is due to the decrease in transportation fares.

Aside from the low transport index, the slow inflation rate is also due to the low indices in health with 2.9%, communication at 0.2%, clothing and footwear at 1.6%, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco at 11.2%. However, inflation rates were higher in the indices of food and non-alcoholic beverages at 4.7%; housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels, 2.4%; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services, 3.9 %.

Meanwhile, Diokno said that the average inflation is projected to settle at the high end of the target range of 2-4% in 2021. AAC

PSA opens additional Step 2 registration sites for PhilSys ID in Luzon

Marje Pelayo   •   July 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has made PhilSys ID registration more accessible to the general public in Luzon.

In an advisory on Facebook, the agency posted a number of newly established registration sites in six provinces in Luzon namely Pangasinan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon where online booking of appointment for the National ID’s Step 2 registration can be accommodated.

Residents in the said areas should register online or log in using your personal mobile number or email address at https://register.philsys.gov.ph to book an appointment for the Step 2 registration.

PSA reminds the public that the earlier schedule is on July 8, 2021.

The PSA intends to open more registration sites in other areas in the country to speed up the registration process for the National ID.

For inquiry, the public may send their message to PSA’s official social media accounts m.me/PSAPhilSysOfficial, send an email to info@philsys.gov.ph, or call the PhilSys hotline numbers 1388.

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