PSA-ARMM celebrates 4th PSA Anniversary

September 30, 2017News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-17-023
From left: Abubakar S. Asaad, Regional Director of PSA-ARMM; Razulden A. Mangelen, Provincial Statistics Officer of PSA-Maguindanao, Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr., Director II of CSC-ARMM; Mahmur H. Sarail, Chief of SOCD and Cayang M. Macud, Chief of CRASD during the celebration of 4th PSA Anniversary.

PSA-ARMM and PSA-Maguindanao employees, headed by Regional Director Abubakar S. Asaad, SOCD Chief Mahmur H. Sarail, CRASD Chief Cayang M. Macud and PSO Razulden A. Mangelen celebrated the 4th Anniversary of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with the theme “4th PSA Leveling Up” last September 12, 2017 at PSA-ARMM Regional Office, Cotabato City, with Director Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr. of Civil Service Commission in ARMM (CSC-ARMM) as the special guest.

“To level up is to jump start…Jump starting means to start something in a very active manner with much passion and high level of energy,” National Statistician and Civil Registrar Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales said in her message for the PSA Anniversary read by PSO Mangelen to the employees of PSA-ARMM. In this message, NS Bersales highlighted some of the accomplishments of PSA in the past year such as the recruitment and selection from about 1,500 applications to fill up 786 vacant positions, subscription to Freedom of Information, conduct of the 10th National Conference of Solemnizing Officers, branding of Serbilis Outlets through the Civil Registry System IT Project 2, using teleconference facilities to conduct meetings between and among the Central Office and Field Offices, achievement of ISO certification on QMS, advanced release of 2016 GRDP, adoption of the Core Regional Indicator System as a result of the 1st RSC Summit, participation to BIMP-EAGA Strategic Planning in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the launching of new features in the website for a more accessible information.

NS Bersales also congratulated the newly appointed and promoted employees of PSA-ARMM through a message that was relayed by RD Asaad. NS Bersales reminded the employees to continue dreaming and always connect those dreams with the PSA Dream of being Solid, Responsive and World-Class.

In line with the celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, Dir. Gonzales commended the efforts of PSA in the production of quality statistics and efficient delivery of civil registration services to the general public. He believes that the tasks of data collectors and survey supervisors at the household level are indeed life-threatening. He shared the story of the unfortunate fate of one of his colleagues who recently died while sincerely doing his job. Thus he reminded everyone to always be vigilant, because a civil servant is better alive than dead in the delivery of public service.

To boost up enjoyment in the celebration, PSA-ARMM facilitated games and other activities for the employees. After office hours on September 11, employees had a Zumba Fitness Session. On September 12, among the highlighted activities was the PSA Quiz Bee which was championed by the SOCD Team composed of Naldo G. Pendaliday, Senior Statistical Specialist and Nurosalam C. Caludtiag, Acting Assistant Statistician. Asrafhiya D. Diamel, Acting Finance and Cash Clerk of CRASD topped at the PSA Got Talent. Five employees received appliances such as clothes iron, electric kettle, electric fan, oven toaster and rice cooker. There were also parlor games participated by the employees including Paper Dance, Hep Hep, Hooray!, Sack Race Ver. 2.0, Planting Rice Ver. 2.0, Message Relay, Charades, Alphabet Challenge and PSA Pinoy Henyo. The celebration lasted until the night with a videoke session.