BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 362
DECLARING AS OFFICIAL THE 2010 POPULATION OF THE PHILIPPINES BY PROVINCE, CITY/MUNICIPALITY, AND BARANGAY BASED ON THE 2010 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
WHEREAS, Section 2 of Commonwealth Act (CA) No. 591, approved on 19 August 1940, authorized the then Bureau of the Census and Statistics (now the National Statistics Office or NSO) to collect by enumeration, sampling or other methods and statistics and other information concerning the population, and to conduct, for statistical purposes, investigations and studies of social and economic conditions in the country, among others;
WHEREAS, Batas Pambansa (BP) Blg. 72 further accorded the NSO the authority to conduct population censuses every ten years beginning in 1980, without prejudice to the undertaking of special censuses of agriculture, industry, commerce, housing, and other sectors as may be approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA);
WHEREAS, Section 9 of Executive Order No. 121 (s. 1987), otherwise known as the “Reorganization Act of the Philippine Statistical System”, declared that the NSO shall be the major statistical agency responsible for generating general purpose statistics and for undertaking such censuses and surveys as may be designated by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB);
WHEREAS, Presidential Proclamation No. 2028 (s. 2010), entitled “Declaring May 2010 as the “National Census Month” enjoined all departments and other government agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), as well as local government units (LGUs), to implement and execute the operational plans, directives and orders of the NSCB, through the NSO, relative to this;
WHEREAS, pursuant thereto, the 2010 Census of Population and Housing was conducted by the NSO in May to June 2010 with 1 May 2010 as reference date; and,
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 8 of BP Blg. 72, the final population counts as determined from the processed census returns shall be considered official for all purposes only upon proclamation by the President.
NOW, THEREFORE I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare as official the 2010 population of the Philippines by province, city/municipality and barangay based on the “2010 Census of Population and Housing by Province, City/Municipality and Barangay”, marked as Annex A and made an integral part hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 30th day of March in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.