BARMM celebrates 30th National Statistics Month

November 15, 2019News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-19-043
Officials and employees of PSA-BARMM and PSA-Maguindanao during the Opening Ceremony for the 30th NSM.

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in BARMM, in partnership with the Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) in BARMM, speaheaded the celebration of the 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) throughout the month of October 2019. This year’s celebration revolved around the theme “Data Innovation: Key to a Better Nation”.

For this year, innovation of statistical systems, processes and technologies in generating quality data have become the focal point of NSM celebration. The Philippine Statistical System (PSS) highlighted modern tools such as drones, GPS gadgets, geotagged maps and tablets in collecting data at the ground. PSA has been pushing for the appropriation of these tools at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) so that the agency can use them already for the conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) and other statistical activities of the agency. The country has also been anticipating the development of other statistical innovations such as business intelligence, analytics, visualization, machine learning and the internet of things in our data ecosystem.

PSA-BARMM prepared several activities for the whole month. Partner agencies displayed posters to show support for this event. The celebration was started with a parade and opening program last 07 October 2019. This was participated by all ministries and line agencies of BARMM at BARMM Quadrangle, Cotabato City. PSA-BARMM also invited senior high school students to join the Poster Making Contest last 23 October 2019 at PSA-BARMM Regional Office, Cotabato City. Moreover, employees of PSA-BARMM revisited the seedlings that they have planted during the celebration of the 29th NSM in the previous year. This was in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE-BARMM) last 28 October 2019 at MENRE Nursery, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

This month-long celebration was culminated last 30 October 2019 at Tanghalang Michael Clark, Notre Dame University, Cotabato City. This was sponsored by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Cotabato Branch. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of the recently conducted Poster Making Contest, as well as the speakers during this event.