Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits(Parañaque) : First Quarter 2019 (Preliminary Results)

Reference Number: 

Reference No. 2019-13

Release Date: 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Total number of approved building permits decreases

The total number of new construction projects from approved building permits in the City of Parañaque was recorded at 190 during the first quarter of 2019. This number represents a decreased of 22.4 percent compared with the 245 approved building permits in the same quarter of 2018. The value of building construction projects increased by 68.5 percent from ₱4,070.5 million in 2018 to ₱6,859.1 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Relative to the entire NCR, City of Parañaque contributed 6.0 percent to the total number of approved building permits and 18.8 percent to the value of construction projects during the first quarter of 2019.

Residential constructions decreased by 25.0 percent from 164 to 123 during the period. Likewise, non-residential constructions also decreased by 47.1 percent, while alternations and repairs went up by 4.3 percent. On the other hand, there was no reported addition construction reported during the period. (Refer to Table 1 for details)

Figure 1 shows the comparison of the approved building permits by type of building during the first quarter of 2019 and 2018 in the City of Parañaque.

Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA

Value for residential building construction went up

The value of construction for residential buildings in the City of Parañaque increased by 0.2 percent from ₱3,681.7 million last year to ₱3,689.5 million in the first quarter of 2019.  Likewise, value of non-residential construction increased by 2,362.1 percent from ₱120.3 million on the first of 2018 to ₱2,961.6 million in the same period of 2019. Alterations and repairs amounting to ₱208.0 million went down by 22.6 percent from ₱268.6 million to ₱208.0 million during the first quarter of 2019.

Figure 2 presents the value of construction project by type of building in the City of Parañaque during the first quarter 2019 and 2018.

Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA

Single type of residential building dominated all other types of residential building constructions

The total value of residential building construction with 50 approved application reached ₱2,521.5 million during the first quarter of 2019. Among the types of residential building constructions, single type recorded the most number with 44 projects representing 88.0 percent of the total. Total value of construction for this type amounted to ₱155.1 million.

Figure 3 presents the percentage distribution of the number and value of residential construction for City of Parañaque by type during the first quarter of 2019.

Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA

Commercial type of building registers the highest among non-residential building constructions

In the first quarter of 2019, the total value of non-residential building was recorded at ₱2,961.6 million with a total number of 18 approved applications. Among the non-residential building constructions, commercial type dominated all other types of non-residential constructions with 14 projects or 77.8 percent of the total, construction value for this type amounted to ₱2,919.0 million. Industrial with 3 projects or   16.7 percent of the total had construction value amounted to ₱42.3 million. Other non-residential with 1 project or 5.5 percent of the total had construction value amounted to ₱0.2 million.

Figures 4a and 4b shows the number and value of non-residential building constructions by type in the City of Parañaque for the first quarter of 2019.

Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA


Table 1. Number, Floor Area, Value and Average Cost per Floor Area of Building Construction by Type,
NCR, NCR PO V, City of Parañaque: First Quarter 2019 and 2018.
Type of Building 1st Quarter 2019P 1st Quarter 2018P
Number Floo
(in '000)
Cost per
Number Floo
(in '000)
Cost per
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
National Capital Region 3,178 2,480,513 36,398,555 14,674 2,894 2,118,736 36,438,974 17,198
City of Pasay 190 381,934 6,859,074 17,959 245 209,757 4,070,507 19,406
RESIDENTIAL 123 236,459 3,689,533 15,603 164 194,111 3,681,653 18,967
Single House 87 19,386 300,065 15,478 120 29,896 404,434 13,528
Duplex//Quadruplex 6 1,961 23,831 12,152 13 3,464 40,167 11,595
Apartment/Accesoria 25 25980 256,298 9,865 26 10,747 112,336 10,453
Residential Condominium 3 181,876 3,097,798 17,032 5 150,004 3,124,716 20,831
Other Residential 2 7256 11541 1590 - - - -
NON-RESIDENTIALS 18 145,475 2,961,573 20,358 34 15,646 120,289 7,688
Commercial 14 139,671 2,919,043 20,899 26 10,577 89,395 8,452
Industrial 3 5,804 42,341 7,295 4 2552 16381 6419
Institutional - - - - 4 2517 14513 5,766
Other Non-Residential 1 - 189 - - - - -
Additions - - - - - - - -
Alterations and Repair 49 - 207,968 - 47 - 268,566 -



Scope and Coverage 
Construction statistics from approved building permits relate to administrative-based data on new constructions and additions, alterations and repairs of existing residential and non-residential buildings and other structures proposed to be constructed in all cities and municipalities of the country in a specific period. 
Sources of Information 
Construction statistics are compiled by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) from the copies of original application forms of approved building permits as well as from the demolition and fencing permits collected every month by the office field personnel from the Offices of Local Building Officials (LBOs) nationwide. 
1. Data on building constructions refer to those approved applications during the reference period and not to construction work completed during the reference period. 
2. The completeness of the number of building permits collected relies on the approval of applications filed with the LBOs. Hence, private building constructions without approved building permits are excluded in the tabulation of data. 
Definition of Terms (Adopted from the Revised and Updated IRR of the National Building Code) 
Building permit is a written authorization granted by the LBO to an applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a specific project after plans, specifications and other pertinent documents have been found to be in conformity with the National Building Code (PD 1096). 
Building refers to any independent, free-standing structure comprised of one or more rooms or other spaces, covered by a roof and enclosed with external walls or dividing walls, which extend from the foundation to the roof. 
Construction refers to all on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, assembly of all the components and installation of utilities, machineries and equipment of buildings/structures.

Residential building is a building for which its major parts or more than half of its gross floor area is built for dwelling purposes. This type of building can be of the single type, duplex, an apartment and/or accessoria and residential condominium. 

Single house is a complete structure intended for a single family or household, i.e. bungalow, 2-storey house, nipa hut. 
Duplex house is a structure intended for two households, with complete living facilities for each; it is a single structure divided into two dwelling units by a wall extending from the floor to the ceiling. 
Apartment is a structure, usually of two storeys, made up of independent living quarters, with independent entrances from internal walls and courts. 
Accesoria is a one or two-floor structure divided into several dwelling units, each dwelling unit having its own separate entrance from the outside. 
Residential condominium is a structure, usually of several storeys, consisting of multiple dwelling units. 
Other residential construction consists of school or company staff houses, living quarters for drivers and maids, and guardhouses.
Non-residential building includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings.
Commercial buildings refer to office buildings and all buildings which are intended for use primarily in wholesale, retail and service trades; i.e. stores, hotels, restaurants, banks, disco houses, etc. 
Industrial buildings are all buildings used to house the production, assembly and warehousing activities of industrial establishments; i.e. factories, plants, mills, repair shops, machine shops, printing press, storage plant, electric generating plants. 
Institutional buildings are buildings which primarily engaged in providing educational instructions and hospital/health care; ports, airports and other government buildings; i.e. school, museums, libraries, sanitaria, churches, hospitals. 
Agricultural buildings are buildings used to house livestock, plants and agricultural products such as barn, poultry house, piggeries, stables, greenhouses and grain mill. 
Other non-building constructions include cemetery structures, street furniture, waiting sheds, communication towers, etc.
Addition refers to any new construction which increases the height or area of an existing building/structure. 
Repair is a remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of a building/structure to restore its original condition. 
Renovation is any physical change made on structures to increase the value, quality and to improve the aesthetic. 
Alteration is a construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning and location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof. 
Conversion is a change in the use or occupancy of structure or any portion thereof, which has different requirements. 
Demolitions refer to the systematic dismantling or destruction of a building/structure, in whole or in part. 
Street furniture are street structures consisting of monuments, waiting sheds, benches, plant boxes, lampposts, electric poles and telephone poles. 
Floor area of building refers to the sum of the area of each floor of the building measured to the outer surface of the outer walls including the area of lobbies, cellars, elevator shafts and all communal spaces in multi-dwellings. Areas of balconies are excluded. 
Total value of construction refers to the sum of the cost of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and others. The value is derived from the approved building permit and represents the estimated value of the building or structure when completed. 


Chief Administrative 
Officer Officer-in-charge