Philippines population to hit 107 million in 2018
MANILA, Philippines — From 105.53 million last year, the country’s population will rise to 107.19 million by the end of 2018, the Commission on Population (PopCom) said yesterday.
Citing projections by the Philippine Statistics Authority based on the latest census in 2015, PopCom executive director Juan Antonio Perez III said the population was estimated to grow to 107,190,081 by Dec. 31 from 105,377,586 in 2017.
Perez said the increase would be boosted by some 1.8 million babies expected to be born this year,
representing a growth rate of 1.69 percent.
“That means we will be adding 4,953 Filipinos per day, or 206 every hour in 2018,” he told The STAR.