PSA-ARMM conducts 2018 Regional Planning Workshop

December 31, 2017News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-17-037
Participants of 2018 Regional Planning Workshop from PSA-ARMM and its Provincial Offices with Dr. Del Prado.

PSA-ARMM conducted the 2018 Regional Planning Workshop on December 12-14, 2017 at Waterfront Hotel Davao, Davao City. A total of 56 employees of PSA-ARMM and its Provincial Offices (POs) attended this event which was headed by Regional Director (RD) Abubakar S. Asaad, Chief of Civil Registration and Administrative Support Division (CRASD) Cayang M. Macud, OIC-Chief of Statistical Operations and Coordination Division (SOCD)Naldo G. Pendaliday and the Provincial Statistics Officer (PSOs) of the POs namely, Naser S. Usman of Basilan, Noronisa D. Macadadaya of Lanao del Sur, Razulden A. Mangelen of Maguindanao, Medzhor A. Tan of Sulu, and Masil H. Mohammadsha of Tawi-Tawi. Dr. Divina Gracia L. Del Prado, Director of Statistical Methodology Unit of PSA Central Office was also present to support and serve as Resource Person during this event.

This event is conducted annually to report the accomplishments of each office and division during the past months, as well as to present the agency’s approved activities for the following year. This also provides a venue for the employees to share knowledge and strengthen teamwork with each other.

One of the highlights of this event is the knowledge sharing session. Topics on Risk Registry and Action Plan, Data Ecosystem, Matrix of SDG Indicators, Social Sector Statistics Service, Economic Sector Statistics Service, and Macroeconomic Accounts Service were discussed thoroughly by PSO Usman, PSO Macadadaya, PSO Mangelen, PSO Tan and OIC-SOCD Chief Pendaliday, respectively. CRASD Chief Macud; Mr. Delson A. Yusop, Registration Officer IV and CRS Outlet Supervisor; Mr. Anwar S. Abdullah, Budget Officer; Mr. Hosni M. Ali, Supply Officer; and Ms. Rufaidah T. Ibrahim, Regional Accountant presented the accomplishments and plans, as well as the overview of processes involved in their corresponding divisions. Moreover, Ms. Norhayyah A. Tula, Senior Statistical Specialist enumerated the programs and events included in the 2018 PSA Calendar of Activities.

Accomplishments of the five Provincial Offices, SOCD and CRASD were presented through an Audio-Visual Presentation during the last part of the program. Moreover, Mr. Abdulbasit E. Abdulsamad, Statistical Specialist II, launched the PSA-ARMM Official Website. PSOs designated their focal persons to be involved in the establishment and maintenance of this website.

According to Usec. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, she is proud that PSA has leveled up in 2017 and that everyone deserves to be ISO-9001 certified. Moreover, “Healthy PSA, Happy PSA” is PSA’s theme for 2018, which means that PSA aims to prioritize the health and wellness of its employees in the following year.

“Wellness is the state of functioning at one’s maximum potential,” Usec. Bersales said in her message which was read by Dr. Del Prado to the PSA-ARMM employees.

In line with this principle, participants of 2018 PSA-ARMM RPW have actively joined in the Physical Fitness Activities prepared by the Secretariat and Host Team every morning before the program proper starts. Through this, participants were able to warm themselves up before the critical discussions in the workshop. Activities involved in this sessions were also designed to test the strategic abilities and camaraderie of the PSA-ARMM employees.

Moreover, PSA-ARMM also conducted the 2017 Fellowship Night on December 13, 2017 at the same venue. Participants wore their cultural attire or Filipiniana as they showcase their talents to their colleagues. This was also the time when the employees renewed their Oath of Office and Pledge of Commitment to be reminded of their obligations and dedication as public servants.