Catanduanes Joins Observance of 23rd National Statistics Month

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- The National Statistics Office (NSO) provincial office here led the observance of the 23rd National Statistics Month (NSM) this October with the theme: “Monitoring Progress on Decent Work through Statistics: Pathway to Inclusive Growth."

The activity is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 “Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month."

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 02-99 dated June 15, 1999 enjoining all agencies of government at the national, subnational level, including the local government units and the private sector to actively support and participate in this month-long celebration.

The observance of this event aims, a) to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society and b) elicit cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country. This year’s host is the Department of Labor and Development.

In the province, activities include: hanging of streamer, conduct of information dissemination fora in schools, and display of statistical exhibits in schools and government offices. (MAL/EAB-PIA 5/NSO Catanduanes)

Source: PIA