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Projected Levels of Urbanization (Cebu City and Region 07)

Requested from PIDS by D. Pongase at 11:05 PM on May 01, 2020.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 02/17/2018 - 02/03/2020
Tracking no: #PIDS-801677785871

Pongase 11:05 PM, May 01, 2020

May I request for this information:
Projected Levels of Urbanization
for Cebu City and Region 07.

May 4, 2020

Dear Ms. Pongase,


Thank you for your request dated May 1, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for the data on the following topic:
•	Projected levels of urbanization (Cebu City and Region 07) covering 02/17/2018 to 02/03/2020

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the latest dataset of the Census of Population, which serves as basis for population projections. Below are some PSA website links that you may find useful:

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publications that are related to the data set that you are requesting:
•	DP 2018-01: Urban and Rural Households' Energy Use: Sets, Shocks, and Strategies in the Philippines (
•	DP 2016-41: Research on Urban Resilience to Natural Disasters of Households, Firms, and Communities in the Philippines (
•	DP 2014-37: Scrutinizing Urbanization Challenges in the Philippines through the Infrastructure Lens (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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Thank you.

Novie D. Salcedo
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