Births… June 2014
A total of 4,386 birth events were registered by the local civil registrars of Batangas during the month of June 2014. This was 2.0 percent higher than the number registered in the same month last year with 4,299 births reported. The figures include timely and delayed births registered during the month.
Marriages… June 2014
The number of registered marriages for the month of June 2014 was 1,300. This was 9.7 percent higher than last year’s number in the same month with 1,185 registered marriages.
Deaths… June 2014
There were 1,289 death cases registered in the province of Batangas for the month of June 2014. The death figure is 11.1 percent higher than same month last year with 1,160 deaths reported.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Batangas province for the month of July 2014 was posted at 137.4 index points. An increase of 5.9 points was noted by the province’s CPI from that of the same period for the year 2013 which has posted at 131.5 index points.
The inflation rate in the province was recorded at 4.5 percent during the reference month. It was 0.3 percentage higher compared to last year’s 4.2 percent.
Among the commodity groups, Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages group posted the highest index point change. There is a change of 10.7, from 143.4 to 154.1 index points.
PURCHASING POWER OF PESOS
The Purchasing Power of the Peso (PPP) for the month of July 2014 in the province was recorded at 73 centavos as shown in Table 3. This means that a market basket of goods and services worth one peso in July this year was availed only at 73 centavos in 2006.
It had depreciated by three centavos compared to last year’s PPP of 76 centavos.