The National Statistics Office (NSO) announces the release of the 2011 Philippines in Figures (PIF), a handy pocket-size booklet that contains the most recent data of about two hundred indicators on the country's socio-economic activity.
Presented in three year series, the data contained in the PIF are on topics: population and demography; labor and employment; income and prices; construction and housing; services and tourism; education and literacy; health and welfare; and crime and delinquency. Developments in selected statistics in agriculture, fishery, forestry; mining; manufacturing; energy, gas and water; transportation and communication; trade; banking, public finance and insurance; and national accounts are likewise included.
The country's short profile and historical background, its constitution and government as well as the latest geographic composition are also incorporated in this issue.
Sourced from the different government agencies and the NSO, the data are so presented to make it easy for students, researchers, planners and even policy makers to get a quick and immediate assessment, comparison and trending of the statistics .
Available in hard copy and soft copy, the PIF may be obtained from the Databank and Information Services Division (DISD) and Publication Sales Unit (PSU) located at the 6th Floor Solicarel Building I and Ground Floor Solicarel Building II, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Sta. Mesa Manila, with telephone numbers 7141715 and 7137081, respectively. Outside the National Capital Region (NCR), copies of the publication can be availed of at various NSO regional and provincial offices, nationwide.
The PIF can can also be downloaded from the NSO website: http://www.census.gov.ph