2013 Annual Survey Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI)/ Survey on Information and Communication Technology (SICT)

2013 Annual Survey Philippine Business and Industry

“Providing Statistics for a Globally Competitive Economy”

What is the 2013 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI)?

The 2013 ASPBI is one of the designated statistical activities of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It is the 42nd in the series of annual surveys undertaken by the PSA since the 1956 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

What are the uses of 2013 ASPBI?

The data collected from the ASPBI will constitute bases upon which the government and the private sector can formulate policies and economic development plans.
Specifically, the survey results are used in:

  • measuring and comparing national and regional economic growth;
  • planning and policy formulation;
  • determining performance and contribution of Micro,  Small, Medium Enterprises or MSMEs; and in
  • market research, industry studies and other economic analysis.

What are the objectives of the 2013 ASPBI?

  • to collect information on the levels, structure and trends of economic activities of the formal sector of the economy for reference year 2013; and
  • to gather data on employment, compensation, income, expense, total assets, capital expenditures and inventories and generate indicators from these variables.

What is the scope and coverage of the 2013 ASPBI?

          The 2013 ASPBI is a nationwide undertaking confined to the formal sector of the economy and as such excludes the informal sector. It covers establishments engaged in the following economic activities as defined in the 2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC):

  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam, and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
  • Transport and Storage
  • Accommodation and Food Service Activities
  • Information and Communication
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Real Estate Activities
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Administrative and Support Service Activities
  • Education
  • Human Health and Social Work Activities
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Other Service Activities

What are the specific information gathered in the 2013 ASPBI?

Establishments are asked to provide information on the following major items:

  • name and address
  • economic activity
  • year started operation
  • capital participation
  • employment by sex and R&D personnel
  • compensation
  • income
  • subsidies received
  • expense
  • e-commerce
  • capital expenditure
  • total assets
  • inventories

The individual responses are aggregated into statistical tables that serve as a quantitative portrait of sectoral structures and trends at the national and regional levels.

What is the 2013 Survey on Information and Communication Technology (SICT)?

The 2013 SICT aims to collect and generate information on the availability, distribution and access/utilization of ICT among industries and businesses in the country. The survey will generate ICT indicators important for measuring the progress in information and communication technology.

          The 2013 SICT is the 5th in the series of ICT surveys and will be a rider to the 2013 ASPBI.

What are the uses of 2013 SICT?

The data collected for the 2013 SICT will be valuable in measuring progress in information communication technology of the country to help decision-makers in both public and private sectors in developing policy measures and encouraging private investment in ICT.

What is the legal basis of the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT?

The PSA is mandated by Republic Act (RA) No. 10625 (Reorganizing and Strengthening the Philippine Statistical System and for Other Purposes), as the primary agency responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording and compilation of the national accounts.

What is the reference period of the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT?

          In general, all information collected in the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT refers to calendar year 2013.  If the establishment uses fiscal year other than January to December 2013, this is acceptable provided previous years’ annual reports used the same period of reporting.

          However, to facilitate its accomplishment, employment data collected is as of November 15, 2013.


What is the manner of data collection for the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT?

The information will be collected using seven types of questionnaires for ASPBI:

  • ASPBI Form 1 – Agriculture, Forestry and  Fishing
  • ASPBI Form 2 – Mining and Quarrying; Manufacturing
  • ASPBI Form 3 – Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air-conditioning Supply; and Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • ASPBI Form 4 – Construction
  • ASPBI Form 5 – Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
  • ASPBI Form 6 – Financial and Insurance Activities
  • ASPBI Form 7 – Business and Services

ICT information will be collected using SICT Form 1. It will be distributed together with the 2013 ASPBI questionnaire.

The questionnaires will be delivered personally to sample establishments  by the PSA field men during the period September 1 – 30, 2014.  Collection of the questionnaires will start ten days after the distribution.

Sample establishments for the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT can also respond on-line using https://aspbi.psa.gov.ph and https://sict.psa.gov.ph, respectivelyResponses are protected as these will be encrypted.

What is the assurance of the respondents that the information provided to PSA will not be used against them in lawsuits or for other purposes?

          Section 26 of RA No. 10625 assures respondents that individual data furnished by a respondent to statistical inquiries, surveys and censuses of the PSA shall be considered privileged communication and as such shall be inadmissible as evidence in any proceeding. The PSA may release aggregated information from statistical inquiries, surveys and censuses in the form of summaries or statistical tables in which no reference to an individual corporation, association, partnership, institution or business enterprise shall appear.

          Section 27 of RA No. 10625 imposes penalties on respondents who fail to give truthful and complete answers to statistical inquiries. Any violation of this Act shall result in the imposition of the penalty of one (1) year imprisonment and a fine of one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00). In addition, erring corporation or any other juridical entity, depending on the category whether small, medium or large, shall be imposed a fine ranging from one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) to five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00).

When will the 2013 ASPBI and 2013 SICT results be available?  What is the mode of data dissemination?

          Preliminary and final tables produced from the survey shall be presented by sector at the national and regional level. Special Releases by sector for preliminary results will be available starting October 2015, and for the final results starting December 2015.  These Special Releases will be posted on the PSA website for quick viewing and retrieval by stakeholders.

          National and regional data dissemination seminars are planned to be conducted in October 2015 and November 2015, respectively.


Newly appointed National Statistician takes oath

Reference Number: 
Release Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales took her oath of office as National Statistician of the Philippine Statistics Authority last April 22 before Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan.

Prior to her appointment as National Statistician, Dr. Bersales is the Vice President  for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines, a position she held since February 2011.  She also served as Dean of the UP School of Statistics in 1996-1998 and in 2002-2008.

Bersales graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the University of the Philippines in 1978.   She also earned her Master of Science in Statistics (1981) and PhD in Statistics (1989) in the same university.

Philippine Statistics Authority

Philippine Statistical Act of 2013

“An Act Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System, Repealing for the Purpose Executive Order Number One Hundred Twenty-One, Entitled “Reorganizing and Strenghtening the Philippine Statistical System and for Other Purposes”

Creates the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) that shall comprise the PSA Board and offices on sectoral statistics, censuses and technical coordination, civil registration and central support and field statistical services. The PSA shall be constituted from among the existing personnel of the major statistical agencies engaged in primary data collection and compilation of secondary data, i.e., the National Statistics Office, the Technical Staff of the National Statistical Coordination Board, the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

The PSA shall be headed by a National Statistician who shall be appointed by the President. The NS will be supported by three Deputy National Statisticians.

The data produced by the PSA shall be the official and controlling statistics of the government and the PSA will be characterized by Integrity, Independence and Professionalism. It shall serve as the central statistical authority of the Philippine government on primary data collection and administer civil registration functions in the country as provided for in Act No. 3753, otherwise known as the Civil Registry Law.

Population of Romblon Doubles in 50 years (Results from the 2010 Census of Housing of Population))

Population grew by 0.72 percent annually

         Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the province of Romblon posted a total population of 283,930 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 19,573 persons compared to its population of 264,357 recorded during the 2000 CPH. The increase in population count of 2000-2010 translated to an annual population growth rate (PGR) of 0.72percent. This is lower than the 1.51 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.

       If the annual population growth rate of 0.72 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 will continue, the population of Romblon would double in 98 years.

      Fifty years ago, the population of Romblon is only 131,658 persons. This population size is less than one-half the population of the province during the 2010 CPH.

         The 0.72 percent PGR means that almost seven personsare added for every 1000 persons in the population.
The municipality of San Jose posted the highest growth rate at 2.27 percent, while Ferrol came in second with 1.39 percent. Magdiwang and Odiongan were in close third and fourth with 1.22 and 1.12 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, the three municipalities of the “Maghali” group of islands posted a negative growth rate. Bantonhas -1.26, Corcuera has -0.99, and Concepcion has -0.52 percent.

The population of the province increased by 4,156 persons

         The total population of the province of Romblon as of May 1,2010 is 283,930 based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing.

       Romblon’s population in 2010 is 4,156 persons higher compared to the 2007 population of 279,774. In 2000, the total population was 264,357.


 Romblon ranked 4th in population size in MIMAROPA Region

       Among the five provinces of MIMAROPA region, Romblon’s population has consistently ranked 4th for the three consecutive censuses of 2000, 2007 and 2010.It had 10.34 percent of the region’s population as per result of the 2010 CPH. Palawan was at the top with 994,340 (including Puerto Princesa) or 36 percent, Oriental Mindoro has 785,602 or 29 percent, Occidental Mindoro has 452,971 or 17 percent while Marinduque has 227,828 or 8 percent of the region’s population.


Odiongan topped the population size

      Among the seventeen (17) municipalities in the province of Romblon, Odiongan had the largest population with 43,676. The municipality of Romblon, the capital town, had the second largest population with 37,995 and San Fernando had the third largest with 22,466.

      The municipalities of San Agustin, Looc and Cajidiocan have posted a population more than 20 thousand. San Agustin had 22,116, Looc had 21,841 and Cajidiocan had 21,198.

     The combined population of the five municipalities of Odiongan, Romblon, San Fernando, San Agustin and Looc accounted for more than one-half (52.15 percent) of the total provincial population.

      The municipalities of Concepcion and Banton were the two least populated areas in the province. The population of Concepcion (4,445) and Banton (5,963) accounted for only 1.56 and 2.1 percent, respectively.


Male continued to outnumber females

    Sex ratio in 2007 and 2010 census showed that there are more males than females at 102 and 103 males, respectively, for every 100 females. Of the 283,482 household population, males accounted for 144,091 or 50.8 percent while females comprised 139,391 or 49.2 percent.

Median age increased to 21.7

      In 2010, the median age was recorded at 21.7. This means that half of the population was younger than 21.7 years. This is higher than the recorded median age of 19.5 during the 2000 CPH.

    Moreover, approximately two in every five persons (36.4 percent) were under 15 years old. Children aged 10-14 years comprised the largest age group with 13.0 percent.  It was followed the group of 5-9 years (12.3 percent), and 0-4 years (11.1 percent).

      Males outnumbered females in the age group 0-49 years. On the other hand, there were more females in the age group 50 years and older.


More than half of the population were of voting age

     The voting-age population (18 years old and over) accounted for 56.6 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 52.7 percent in 2000. There were more females (50.2 percent) than males (49.8 percent) among the voting age population.

Dependency ratio decreased to 75 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group

      In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 36.4 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 6.4 percent. The working age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 57.2 percent.

       The overall dependency ratio was 75, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 75 dependents (64 young and 11 old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 85 dependents per 100 working-age population( 75 young and 10 old dependents)

There were more males than females among never-married persons

        Of the household population 10 years old and over, 44.7 were never married while 43.2 percent were married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: in common-law/live-in (5.8 percent), widowed (5.5 percent), and divorced/separated (0.9 percent).

More females had attained higher levels of education

Of the household population aged five years and over, 43.0 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 32.1 percent had reached  or finished high school, 7.2 percent were academic degree holder, and 7.0 percent were college undergraduates.

      Among those with academic degree, the females (59.0 percent) outnumbered the males (41.0 percent). Similarly, more females (63.2 percent) than males (36.8 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.

Persons with disability comprised 1.7 percent

        In 2010, around 4,800 persons or 1.7 percent of the 283,482 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWDs) is similar to the proportion in 2000, which was 1.8 percent of the 264,081 household population that year.The number of PWDs that same year was 4,900.

Average household size was 4.5 persons

           The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 62,714, higher by 8,933 households compared with the 53,731 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.5 persons, lower than the household size of 4.9 persons recorded in 2000.

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