33rd National Statistics Month Kick-Off Activity
10 October 2022, Cotabato City – The PSA Regional Statistics Services Office – BARMM has successfully launched its 33rd National Statistics Month Celebration. The joint kick-off activity was spearheaded by the PSA-BARMM Regional Statistical Service Office (RSSO) and PSA-Maguindanao Provincial Office. The activity was graced by the Deputy National Statistician Asec. Daniel A. Ariaso Jr., Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) Chair Engr. Mohajirin T. Ali, represented by Director Akmad Guinta and some of the RSC members.
In addition, it was also attended by the Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) of the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Office, Mr. Masil H. Mohammadsha, OIC-CSS of Basilan provincial office Dr. Edenizer Santander and the officers of the Association of Local Civil Registrars of Maguindanao and Cotabato City.
National Statistics Month is celebrated every month of October, pursuant to Presidential proclamation no. 647 signed by Pres. Corazon Aquino on September 1990. This year’s theme: Boosting the County’s Recovery with Informed Decisions, Better Policies”. This signifies the importance of informed decisions, and better policies in the country’s socio-economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic.
Correspondingly, the PSA has issued memorandum Circular no. 2022-14 dated 6 July 2022 enjoining all government agencies, local government units, academies, and the private sector to participate and support the celebration. In the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), memorandum circular no. 170 was issued by the Office of the Chief Minister dated 06 October 2022 enjoining all agencies to support and participate in the said activity by hanging tarpaulin at the office premises and sending representatives to attend to the Opening Program.