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Iloilo Statistics Month celebration kicks off

Iloilo City (1 October) -- The celebration of the National Statistics Month (NSM) kicks off with several simultaneous activities all over the region, focused on the theme, " Statistics and Actions: A Road to a Better Life through the MDGs."

For regional activities, the Regional Statistical Coordination Committee under the Regional Development Council (RDC) is designated coordinator of all activities pertaining to the event.

National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) regional head Preciosa Penpillo said preparations for the celebration started as early as August this year to see to it the all involved entities are oriented on the various activities and responsibilities their agencies/groups are supposed to undertake.

The official launching of the 18th NSM was done in Antique, Aklan, Roxas City, and Passi City in Iloilo, on October 1, with a caravan and an opening program, and the launching of the NSM exhibits.

Penpillo said the highlights of significant activities during the celebration include advocacy through the tri-media and the schools, Data Collection and Processing of the 3rd quarter RCPS, BLPS, CLPs, Fisheries and other crops production and prices, Updating of the DTI Statistical Corner and Open House of the DTI Information Center, Regional ENR Statistical Quiz, Symposium on "Popularization of the State of Filipino Family," Regional 18th NSM Statistical quiz, Western Visayas Tourism Assembly in Negros Occidental, and a Lecture-Forum on Techniques on Data Analysis and Interpretation for CESO Aspirants.

The annual celebration of the NSM is mandated by Presidential proclamation No. 647, declaring the month of October of every year as National Statistics Month. (PIA) [top]

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