Region X Joins Celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month

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Monday, October 15, 2018
The Regional Statistics Committee X (RSC X) has lined up series of activities for the 29th NSM celebration this October. This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme, “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics towards Sustainable Tourism Development.”  It underscores the relevance of the statistics in achieving a sustainable development and progressive tourism growth for our country and emphasizes the need for statistics to identify potential tourism havens and areas which require intervention.
The NSM celebration in the region kicked off with the motorcade around the city on   02 October 2018 participated by RSC X member agencies, other regional line agencies and local government units. The motorcade ended in Limketkai Center for the formal Opening Ceremony which was hosted by the Department of Tourism X. 
One of the highlights of the Opening Ceremony were the messages delivered by    NEDA X Director Mae Ester T. Guiamadel, RSC X Chairperson and City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno. Mayor Moreno emphasizes the importance of statistics in determining the region’s competitiveness --how does the region fare as compared with other regions in the country in terms of governance and economy?
Mr. Jonathan Gesta of the Department of Tourism X also presented tourism statistics of Region X.  The Inter-Agency Statistical Exhibit was also opened for public viewing in the mall from October 2 to 5, 2018. The exhibits showcased statistics related to tourism from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – CDO Branch, Department of Tourism X, Department of Environment and Natural Resources X, Department of Public Works and Highways X, Philippine Statistics Authority X and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority X.  
The Department of Tourism X, in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education X and Philippine Statistics Authority X, also conducted the Inter-College Tourism Statistics Quiz Bowl in the afternoon of October 2. Winners of the said quiz bowl were from Capitol University, Xavier University and Cagayan de Oro College-PHINMA as first, second and third placers, respectively.
Other NSM activities lined up for the month-long celebration symposia, data dissemination forum, statistical trainings,  statistics quiz, poster making contests, stat trivia, information and education campaign activities such as media interviews, information dissemination in schools and universities and hanging of NSM streamers. 
The culminating activities for the 29th NSM celebration in Region X is the conduct of the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey Regional Data Dissemination Forum by the PSA X and the conduct of the Financial Literacy Seminar on Savings and Budgeting by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on October 29, 2018,
The NSM is celebrated annually for the purpose of promoting, enhancing and instilling nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics and at the same time ensuring the support of the public in improving and enhancing the quality and standards of statistics in the country. It was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month.
(Chief Statistical Specialist)
For further inquiries, you may contact: 
Statistical Operations & Coordination Division 
Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Service Office 10 
2nd Floor, Bldg. 4, Pride Rock Business Park
Gusa Highway, Cagayan de Oro City 
Telefax: (088) 856-4778


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