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February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Population growth rate down Trend noted in last censuses

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, June 6, 2011 (PIA)--- POPULATION growth rate in the country has decreased, based on the average as determined by data provided by the last three censuses. 

According to Stats-in-a-flash as compiled by the National Statistics Office (NSO) Bohol provincial office, the country has succeeded in lowering its population growth rate from 2.36 to 2.04 in the last 12 years. 

This means that in September of 1995, when there were 68.6 million Filipinos, population grown slackened by May 0f 2000, and population grew to 76.5 million at 2.16 growth rate. 

Seven years later, in August of 2007, population growth rate was at 2.04 or population in the country was pegged at 88.56 million. 

Central Visayas had about 5.01 million in 2005 and grew to 5.70 million five years later at a growth rate of 2.81. 

Seven year later, Visayans numbered 6.4 million as the population growth rate slipped to 1.59 in 2007. 

Best performer as regards reducing population growth rate in Central Visayas is Siquijor at 1.0 average growth rate in the last seven years. 

Bohol follows closely at 1.06 population growth rate in the last seven years. 

Next is Negros Oriental at 1.20 population growth rate while Cebu province stays at 1.69. 

Boholanos numbered 994 million in 1995 and grew to 1.139 million five years later at a growth rate of 2.95. By 2007, population has ballooned to 1.2 million at a lessened growth rate of 1.8. 

Except Cebu, Lapu-lapu and Mandaue cities, Cebu’s population was 1.89 million in 1995 then grew to 2.1 million in 2000 and further bloated to 2.44 million twelve years later. 

Negros Oriental has 1.025 million people in 1995 and grew to 1.13 million at 2.11 growth rate in the next five years. 

Negrenses in 2007 has reached 1.23 million with a slackened population growth rate of 1.2. 

Meanwhile, there were 73,756 Siquijodnons counted in 1995. By 2000, they were 81,598 with 2.19 population growth rate. This grew further to 87,695 in 2007 at 1.0 population growth rate. (Rey Anthony Chiu)

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