PSA conducts 1st Philippine Data Festival

January 15, 2019News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-19-003
NS Bersales answers questions from teachers and students from the audience of 1st Philippine Data Festival.

Mr. Razulden A. Mangelen, OIC-Regional Director of PSA-ARMM, together with Ms. Farhana Jane S. Linso, Statistical Analyst of PSA-ARMM, attended the 1st Philippine Data Festival (PH Data Fest) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) last 15 to 16 November 2018 at The Peninsula Manila Hotel, Makati City.

The PH Data Fest is a two-day event consisting of presentations and open discussions, expositions, games and contests. It was conducted in connection with PSA’s commitment in bringing statistics closer to the people and in promoting a responsive and relevant statistical system capable of providing and communicating timely, accurate and useful data for the government and the public.

The PH Data Fest showcased the innovations of the PSA and the whole Philippine Statistical System (PSS) in the production, management and dissemination of official statistics.

Specifically, the data festival aimed to 1) instill appreciation and enhance statistical literacy on official statistics among students; 2) enjoin the academe in the advocacy of statistics; 3) strengthen partnerships and foster collaboration with other government offices, civil society organizations, and the private sector; and 4) promote proper interpretation and use of official statistics among media practitioners.