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Population survey results out by March

By Rose B. Palacio

Davao City (21 February) -- The National Statistics Office (NSO) said today that the official results on the population and housing survey which was conducted last August 2007 will be out by March.

This was bared by Leah Magracia, NSO XI expert statistician during the ARENA XI Forum over DXRP Radyo ng Bayan anchored by Josette Olivera in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) together with NSO OIC-Director Raul Gomez and Administrative Officer V of NSO XI, Melba V. Danlay.

OIC-Director Gomez said NSO is set to submit to the Office of the President the official population count on February 28, 2008 for the signature of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Once the official population count is signed by the President, the NSO will be ready to disseminate the official results of the population and housing census conducted in August last year, Director Gomez said.

The Census on population is the complete count of all residents, both Filipinos (including overseas workers) and foreigners who have stayed or are expected to stay for at least a year in the Philippines.

It also included the gathering of basic information about each individual such as age, sex, marital status, education, and other demographic characteristics that would provide current date on population counts, which shall be the basis for the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and the creation of new local government units or conversion of some of the existing LGUs to higher level, pursuant to the provisions of the 1991 Local Government Code.

As part of February Registration monthlong celebration, the NSO has been conducting information dissemination on the important of birth registration in various radio stations. This year's theme is: "Tamang Rehistro, Daan sa Kinabukasan mo."

In answer to a query, Ms. Danlay said the NSO is issuing Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) for those who wants to contract marriage with the opposite sex.

CENOMAR is being conducted by NSO to help prevent the occurrence of multiple marriage. A CENOMAR is issued to applicants if his or her name does not appear in the National Indices of Marriage, Danlay said. (PIA) [top]

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