MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) on Wednesday upgraded the Philippines' third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
The agency said the country's economy grew by 7.2% in the three months to September, slightly higher than the initial estimate of 7.1% announced in November.
NSCB did not provide any explanation for the revision.
The 7.1% third-quarter GDP growth had already surprised analysts and business groups, and made government confident that the full-year economic growth may even surpass the 5% to 6% target.
President Aquino on Tuesday said the 2012 GDP figure will be "impressive." Fourth quarter and full-year GDP data is set to be released on Thursday.