Statistics help policy makers draft right policies - NSO
By Rose B. Palacio
Davao City (14 December) -- Statistics guide decision-makers on where the country is, the rate it is proceeding, and whether targets are being met, said National Statistics Office (NSO) XI Director Virgilio Fusilero.
Gracing the radio program dubbed as "Tingog sa Masa" aired over DXOW and anchored by Boy Bilaan, Director Fusilero said statistics help our policy-makers draft the right policies in response to real problems.
He said the NSO has cut the time needed to authenticate documents, such as birth certificate to only about 15 minutes.
"With the Computerization program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, NSO Administrator Carmelita Ericta had responded to our needs as far as computers are concerns to enhance NSO's delivery of services to our clients", he said.
Dubbed as the NSO's "Serbilis Center", this provides a bigger space to NSO clients who have been complaining of overcrowding and discomfort while waiting for authenticated documents.
"Previously, people have been forming long lines just to acquire authenticated documents. But this problem had been addressed when Administrator Ericta has approved for a wider space at NSO regional office" he said.
"Now, our Serbilis Center is making a big difference. We now have spacious room after our Administrator personally saw the overcrowding problem, he added.
Being used at present by the NSO regional office is the space vacated by the NSO provincial office, which has moved to another building in front of NSO regional office at Bangoy street, Davao City.
"We want to give the best services for our people, especially those requesting authentication of their birth certificates and other documents, Director Fusilero stressed.
Fusilero said that with the present upgrading of Serbilis Center, clients can now get their documents in less than 30 minutes or 15 minutes (at the most) and don't have to line up the way they used to do. (PIA) [top]