ARMM celebrates 29th National Statistics Month

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News - (Bureau of Public Information)

COTABATO CITY – The regional offices of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), formally opened here the month-long celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month.

With the theme, ‘Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism in Development’, this year’s celebration reflects the relevance of statistics in achieving sustainable and progressive tourism growth for the country.

Ayesha Vanessa Hajar Dilangalen, DOT-ARMM Secretary, emphasized the role of statistics in tourism. “Statistics is important in tourism as it serves as a tool for development in the area. It helps us in monitoring the number of tourist arrivals in ARMM,” she said.

Hadji Razulden Mangelen, PSA-ARMM officer-in-charge, meanwhile, thanked the Hataman administration for exerting efforts and in giving statistical direction to the region as part of governance.

The event’s opening program was also graced by the presence of Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia, ARMM Executive Secretary, and Engr. Baintan Adilampatuan, Regional Planning and Development Office Executive Director.

Atty. Alamia mentioned progress in the ARMM based on Gross Regional Domestic Product and Poverty Incidence Rate, which have been observed through statistical data. ARMM’S reform accomplishments, she said, were anchored on statistical indicators.

“Iyong data na mayroon ang mga ahensya, iyon ang nagpapatunay kung may nangyari ba sa mga repormang ginawa ng ARMM under the administration of Governor Hataman, at iyon din ang pwede nating ipagmalaki at i-turnover sa bagong gobyerno ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao,” she said.

The lineup of activities during the celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month in ARMM includes the following: Statistical display/exhibit; Conduct of agency statistics-related activities; and 4 on 4 basketball game to be spearheaded by the region’s Department of Public Works and Highways.

The culmination program of the 29th National Statistics Month in ARMM will be conducted on October 31. The celebration is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, declaring the month of October every year as National Statistics Month. KIDAPAWAN CITY – Security forces recently raided a communist rebel hideout and seized improvised explosives in southern Philippines where insurgents also stormed a trader’s house and confiscated his automatic pistol.

Security officials said members of the 1st Marine Brigade and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency recovered three improvised explosives during an operation in the village of Kiponget in Sultan Kudarat’s Palimbang town.

But soldiers failed to capture any members of the New People’s Army in the hideout which is being used by rebel leaders Bobo Fernandez and Ofelia Buanhog, of the Guerrilla Front 73.

Troops managed to locate the hideout after civilians tipped off the military about the place that had been frequented by armed men. Soldiers also seized anti-government propaganda.

“The operation was the result of the sustained focused military operation against the local threat

A military photo released to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner shows the improvised explosives seized by troops from a New People’s Army hideout in the village of Kiponget in Sultan Kudarat’s Palimbang town.

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