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Friday, August 13, 2010

Marriages: Philippines, 2007

Mangotara, Ayedah S.


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Preliminary Examination

August 13, 2010

Philippines— There is a decreasing trend of registered marriages in the Philippines.

Data from The National Statics Office showed a decrease of 2,612 marriages or 0.5 percent from figure on 2006.

The registered marriages in the country declined from 492,666 on 2006 to 490,054 on 2007.

The National Registry illustrated comparative data between the year 2006 and 2007 and found out that the registered marriages declined.

According to the data showed, the decrease are cannot be observed solely on one region but on all regions of the country as well.

The highest number of registered marriages was recorded by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 72,584 or 14.8 percent of the national total. NCR was followed by Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with 62,299 (12.7%) and Region III (Central Luzon) with 61,942 (12.6%).

On the other hand, the least number of registered marriages was recorded by the ARMM with the data of only 2,610 or 0.8 percent of the total registered marriages in 2007. (http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr10511tx.html)

The ranks of the peak preferred months to get married changed from that of 2006 to 2007, it became May, April, and December. December went down from the 2nd highest number of marriages to the 3rd.

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