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PSA-ARMM holds forum on regional statistical system

COTABATO CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) conducted a two-day Regional Statistical System Stakeholders’ Forum focusing on strengthening the ARMM’s Regional Statistical Development Program (RSDP) for 2018-2023.

The PSA-ARMM aims to collect and present an output on proposed statistical programs from each line agency in the region in order to attain the region’s development goal.

Sittie Asmalia Cornell, PSA statistical specialist, said the “main goal is to come up with quality and reliable statistics in the region that would serve as an evidence, support, and basis for planning.”

Representatives from different line agencies actively participated in the forum and  workshop conducted on June 21 and 22. The participants were divided into three groups: the Economic Statistics group; Social Statistics group; and Environment, Peace and Order, and Multi-Dimension Statistics group.

During the first day of the forum, guest speakers from PSA national office’s Standard Services Division, namely Lotis I. Ira, Chief Statistical Specialist; Rubelyn Q. Atienza, Statistical Specialist I; Willi Krizzia May G. Oracion, Statistical Analyst; and Saturly S. Sevenorio, Senior Statistical Specialist, gave lectures on the Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) as well as on the RSDP.

A workshop on the identification of statistical development programs and formulation of RSDP-ARMM Vision and Mission took place on the second day of the forum.

In accordance with PSA Resolution No. 3, s. 2017, the formulation of the RSDP aims at setting directions, thrusts, and priorities of the regional statistical system, which shall form part of the Local Statistical Development chapter of the PSDP 2018-2023. (Bureau of Public Information)


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