Facts and Figures About the Philippines, January 23, 1942

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Office of the
PHILIPPINE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER
Information Division
1617 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

January 23, 1942

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

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I. POPULATION: Total population of the Philippines:

16,000,301

II. RACES: Number of people belonging to the following races:

Brown: 15,760,037
White: 19,146
Yellow: 141,871
Negrito: 29,166
Mixed: 50,325

III. RELIGION: Number of people affiliated to the following churches:

Roman Catholics: 12,603,428
Aglipayans
(Philippine Independent Church)
1,573,572
Mohammedans: 677,903
Protestants: 392,626
Buddhists: 47,565
Shintoists: 13,681
Pagans: 528,421
Others: 77,234

IV. LANGUAGE: Number of persons able to speak the following:

Tagalog: 4,068,565
English: 4,248,709
Spanish: 415,888
Chinese: 111,722
Japanese: 27,450
Iloko: 2,263,297
Bisaya-Cebuan: 3,620,685
Bisaya-Panay: 1,951,005
Bicol: 1,287,197
Bisaya-Samar-Leyte: 919,237
Pampangan: 639,571
Pangasinan: 574,609
Bisaya: 388,634

Other lesser Philippine dialects:

Aburlin-Negrito-Aeta 2,258 Kalamian-Calamiano 4,261
Agutayano 3,841 Kalinga 34,057
Aklanon 174,259 Kankanai 513
Apayao or Ismeg 603 Kapul 53
Ata 7,906 Kene 199
Badjae 19 Kulaman 185
Bagobo 2,237 Lanao 257
Banuauon 779 Maganday-Mansaka 34,580
Batak-Negrito 391 Maguindanao 159,639
Bilaan 50,666 Manadaya 823
Bisaya-Mantikanon 10 Mamanwa 614
Bolinao-Sambali 13,514 Mangguangan 1,792
Bontok 20,939 Mangyan 14,528
Bukidnon 40,539 Manobo 73,115
Chabakano 1,290 Maranaw 12,847
Cuyo-Cagayano 48,043 Moro 3,303
Daweño 3,003 Moro (Molbog) 1,411
Dumagat 147 Negrito 10,019
Gaddang 17,004 Palanan 2,718
Ibanag 192,397 Palawano 24,065
Igorot 34,648 Pullun-Mapun 100
Igorot & Kankanai 90,949 Samal Moro 125,349
Ifugao 69,654 Sambal 68,024
Ilanon-Lanao-Maranoy 170,195 Sanggil 3,079
Ilanon-Rrnao-Lanao 109 Subanon 72,970
Ilongot 11,919 Sulu 2,219
Inibaloi 12,891 Sulu Moro (Tao-Sug) 240,917
Isamal 2,995 Tagabili 8,905
Isinal 2,995 Tagacaolo 20,252
Itavin 65,582 Tagbanwa 7,479
Ivatan 9,380 Tinggian or Itneg 32,820
Tiruray 15,919
Yakan 30,348
Yogag 8,074
Caviteño 18,820
Other dialects: 51,548

V. CITIZENSHIP: Number of persons who are citizens of the following countries are:

Philippines 15,563,099
Japan 29,006
Great Britain 1,003
United States 8, 642
Germany 202
France 14
Holland 28
Spain 4, 527
China 115,147
Other countries: 3,055

VI. EDUCATION:

1. Number of persons of school ape (6 to 19 years old) 5,427,015
2. Number of persons attending school 1,750,624
3. Percentage of persons attending school 32.2 %

VII. LITERACY:

1. Number of persons reading newspaper or periodicals regularly 1,689,457
2. Number of persons 10 years and over 11,237,379
a. Number of persons able to read and write 5,062,946
b. Number of persons not able to read and write 5,574, 537

VIII. HOME OWNERSHIP:

1. Number of families

3,143,050

2. Number of families who own

a. both land and home

1,248,174

b. house only

1,257,043

c. land only

17,226
3. Number of houses made of

a. concrete

5,837

b. light materials

2,068,747

c. strong materials

143,173

d. mixed materials

670,141

e. materials not reported

138,150

IX. RADIOS: Number of radios throughout the Philippines . . . . . 30,841

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Sources: 1939 Philippine Census,
Vol. I, parts 1, 2, 3, 4.

Source: Arturo Rotor Papers, Pardo de Tavera Special Collections. Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University

Facts and Figures about the Philippines. (1942). Arturo Rotor Papers, Pardo de Tavera Special Collections. Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.