Ifugao celebrates 19th National Stat Month
by Vency D. Bulayungan
Lagawe, Ifugao (10 October) -- In an effort to promote, enhance, and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society, government employees and public officials here launched recently the 19th National Statistics Month (NSM) with the theme Demand-Driven Statistics: Key to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development.
Governor Teddy Baguilat Jr here said that this is in line with Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 001 - 08 of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) enjoining all agencies of the government, academic institutions and the private sector at the national and local levels to actively participate in and support the celebration of NSM.
"The activity will elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics not only in the province but the whole country," Baguilat said.
The NSCB has created the NSM steering committee to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the various activities and programs to be undertaken during the month-long celebration such as symposia, workshops, orientation seminars, publication of statistical reports among others with particular emphasis on the theme.
The MC states that participating agencies such as the National Statistics Office, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics Department of Education, Department of Trade and Industry and others are requested to display their own NSM streamers.
It also states that the participating agencies and organizations in the NSM celebration were requested to earmark funds for their respective activities as well as for common NSM activities. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]