Iligan statistics office head bares plan for 2010 census
by Lorry V Gabule
Iligan City (12 March) -- The National Statistics Office (NSO) led a planning workshop primarily to maximize the participation of the Iligan constituents to the coming Census of Population and Housing (CPH) in May this year.
The activity focused on the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) programs with common strategies both applied at the national and local levels.
Provincial Statistics Officer Ruben Gamale of Iligan City/Lanao del Norte said that invited participants were members of the Iligan City Statistical Coordinating Council (ICSCSS), a multi-agency body in the local level as one of the statistical coordination mechanism of NSO.
The activity was necessary to execute one of the mandates of the council which is to institute measures to strengthen the statistical capabilities of the city to ensure the production of useful and reliable data for local development, planning and decision-making, Gamale explained.
As presented during the workshops, participants were able to come up with strategies like maximum tri-media exposure, distribution of IEC materials on 2010 CPH, information dissemination at the schools, barangays, and tapping of civic, business, social, religious, and non-government organizations to rally for their support in the census this year.
Actual enumeration is slated from May 17 to June 11, 2010, which is a week after the 2010 election. (PIA LDN) [top]