PSA highlight importance of statistics
THE Philippine figures for the future: Statistics Authority Statistics for (PSA) and the evidence-based decisions National Economic towards Development ambisyon natin Authority (NEDA) led 2040.” the launching of the PSA - CAR Statistical 28th National Operations and Statistics Month coordination Division (NSM) celebration in chief Aldrin Federico the Cordillera with an Bahit Jr., explained early morning Zumba that this year’s National at the Philiphine Statistics Information Agency-Cordillera Month celebration aims to further Administrative strengthen and gain Region (PIA - CAR) support on the use of grounds last statistics for an accurate Wednesday, that was evidence - based attended by around decision making towards 100 employees from the attainment various regional line of the goals of agencies. “Ambisyon Natin
The 2017 NSM is 2040”. themed: “Facts and Ambisyon Natin is the long - term Philippine Development Plan where all Filipinos are envisioned to enjoy a “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na buhay” (stable, comfortable and peaceful life).
Bahit bared that there is already the Cordillera Regional Statistical Development Plan 2017 2022 that will serve as guide for the different regional line agencies in the production and dissemination of reliable statistics that are needed to craft the appropriate programs and policies.
Dr. Carmel Matabang of NEDA – CAR elaborated that Ambisyon Natin 2040 is the result of a nationwide survey conducted to 10,000 respondents ( 15 to 50 years old) representing different income class and both in urban and rural areas from Sulu to Aparri. Through face - to face interview, they were asked what they want for themselves in 2040.
About 79 percent answered that they want a simple and comfortable life generally described as having a mediumsized home, having
enough earnings to support everyday needs, owning at least one car/ vehicle, having the capacity to provide their children college education, and going on local trips for vacation.
In moving towards the long - term development, NEDA crafted “Aksyon Para Sa Ambisyon” programs that is guided by the Philippine Development Plan and the Regional Development Plan that contain goals on social and human development, sustainable economic growth, environmental quality and sustainable use of resources, regional integration and also cultural integrity and identity and regional autonomy, which is a unique goal for the region.
Representatives from DSWD, DPWH, DepEd, DENR and the Police Regional Office Cordillera also presented important statistics from their respective agencies that are related to the attainment of the socio - economic goals of Ambisyon.
National Statistics Month is being observed every October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 647 issued on 20 September 20, 1990 and generally aims to promote, enhance and instil nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance of statistics to the different sectors of society.