NSO Siquijor enjoins agencies to 20th NSM celebration
By Rizalie A. Calibo
Siquijor Province (5 October) -- The local National Statistics Office (NSO) here enjoins all government agencies, academic institutions and the private sector to actively participate and support the 20th National Statistics Month Celebration (NSM) in October this year.
The activity is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month, issued in September 20, 1990.
The observance of the event aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country, the memo from the NSO said.
Aside from hanging of NSM streamers to promote awareness, local offices are also called to sponsor or organize activities related to the month-long celebration. Among the suggested activities are symposium, workshops, lecture-forum on topics related to statistics, exhibits or displays of statistical data and other statistical information.
This year's theme is "Enhancing Security Statistics for Good Governance, Peace and Sustainable Development. "Through this theme, we will emphasize and demonstrate the significance of statistics in our goal of attaining god governance, peace and sustainable development," the NSO here said in its letter to the agencies. (PIA) [top]