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Filipinos now total 100.9M

/ 02:30 AM May 20, 2016

Filipinos now number more than 100.9 million, with over a third of the total population living in Metro Manila as well as neighboring provinces in the Calabarzon and Central Luzon regions.

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data released Thursday showed that the Philippine population stood at 100,981,437 as of Aug. 1 last year, citing the results of the 2015 census of population.

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The two previous censuses showed that the country’s population was 92.34 million in the year 2010, and 76.51 million in 2000.

The last five years showed a slower population growth rate. “The Philippine population increased by 1.72 percent annually, on average, during the period 2010 to 2015,” the PSA said. Ben O. de Vera

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