For the past 10 years (2004-2014), the number of deaths in the Philippines increased continuously. In 2014, a total of 536,999 deaths were recorded with an increase of 0.9 percent from 2013. The highest percentage of increase in the span of 10 years was recorded in 2005 with 5.7 percent.
The number of registered live births showed a decreasing trend in the last three years. A decrease from 1,790,367 in 2012 to 1,744,767 in 2015 or at about -2.5 percent in the three-year period was observed. However, this does not mean that the number of babies born in the country is on a decline, as some may have not yet been registered during the reglementary period of 30 days after the event occurred.
The number of registered marriages showed an erratic trend for the past 10 years. The most notable change occurred in 2013 which recorded a decrease of 8.2 percent from 482,399 in 2012 to 442,603. It is also interesting to note that from that year up to 2015, the number of marriages declined continuously. Registered marriages declined by 2.9 percent in 2014 and 3.6 percent in 2015.