PSA-ARMM reviews 2nd Quarter Regional Data on Agricultural Statistics Participants

August 24, 2018Press Release Ref No.: 2018-012

PSA-ARMM conducted the Regional Data Review (RDR) on Agricultural Statistics (AgStat) for the 2nd Quarter of 2018 last July 17-19, 2018 at Conference Room of PSA-ARMM Regional Office, Cotabato City.

This event is a quarterly activity of each Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) participated by the Regional Director (RD), Chief of Statistical Operations and Coordination Division (SOCD), Provincial Statistics Officers (PSO), Regional and Provincial Focal Persons (RF/PFPs) for AgStat. This is usually conducted after the Provincial Data Review (PDR) of each Provincial Office. Data Review activities aim to re-validate and evaluate the accuracy of figures and appropriateness of remarks indicated in the compiling system. RDR further reviews the results of PDR to be able to consolidate for regional estimates which will then be reviewed during the National Data Review.

The data being reviewed in this activity includes statistics on Other Crops (CrPS – Crops Production Survey) such as Fruits, Non-Food and Industrial Crops (NFICs) and Vegetables; Fisheries such as Aquaculture, Commercial and Municipal (Marine and Inland) Fisheries; Cereals (PCPS - Palay and Corn Production Survey) such as Palay and Corn; Backyard Livestock and Poultry (BLPS/CLPS); and Farm Prices (FPAS).

Mr. Mahmur H. Sarail, MAStat delivered a message to officially open the program and welcome the participants on the first day of the activity. The participants reviewed or validated the data on Other Crops such as Fruits, NFICCs and Vegetables; and Fisheries sectors such as Aquaculture, Commercial, and Municipal (Marine and Inland).

On the second day of RDR, Cereals and BLPS/CLPS were reviewed and validated. Each of the provinces was able to submit their reports before the end of RDR, although some were incomplete.

The third day of RDR focused on the consolidation of validated reports submitted by the five Provincial Offices and presentation of initial regional estimates. Participants reviewed and analyzed the initial results of the data presented.

The final regional estimates for Other Crops (CrPS) and Fisheries were presented by Ms. Marilou A. Gorospe, Statistical Specialist II and Regional Focal Person. Cereals (PCPS) were presented by Mr. Akan G. Tula, OIC-PSO Maguindanao. Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) were presented by Mr. Medzhor A. Tan, PSO Sulu and FPAS were presented by Ms. Norhayyah A. Tula, Regional Focal Person.

Results of RDR will then be further reviewed during the National Data Review (NDR) on July 23–27, 2018 which will be attended by Ms. Gorospe and Ms. Rubikha I. Ishmael, Statistical Specialist II.


(Chief Statistical Specialist)