Regional Office 8 OIC Venus H. Sarmiento receives the plaque
for Best NSM Agency in Eastern Visayas. (L-R) PSA-RSSO 8
Regional Director Wilma A. Perante, BSP Tacloban Branch
Acting Deputy Director Ronaldo O. Bermudez, PIA-8
Information Officer II Leonilo D. Lopido, and NEDA-8 ARD
Meylene C. Rosales.
PIA bags first
ever best NSM agency in EV
November 12, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office VIII was awarded
the first ever Best National Statistics Month (NSM) Agency in
Eastern Visayas during the NSM Closing Ceremony on 30 October 2018
at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Tacloban Branch.
Among the three (3)
agencies who have submitted their bid for the Best NSM Agency, PIA
emerged as the winner for its significant contribution through
various information dissemination activities during the month-long
celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month in the region with
the theme, “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics
Towards Sustainable Tourism Development”.
The Best NSM Agency, the
first in the region, was conducted by Philippine Statistics
Authority - Regional Statistical Service Office VIII (PSA-RSSO VIII)
in coordination with the Regional Statistics Committee VIII (RSC
VIII), to recognize the agency which hosted relevant activities and
with outstanding participation in various activities during the 2018
NSM Celebration. It aims to encourage wider participation to the NSM
celebration and to promote the conduct of activities that will
further bring off the objectives and spirit of the month-long
observance of the NSM. The search was open to all Regional Line
Agencies, Local Government Units (Province, City, and Municipality
Levels), Academe, Non-Government Organizations, and the Private
Sector in the region.
The NSM Awards Committee
was composed of the Regional Director of PSA-RSSO VIII and the Chief
Statistical Specialists of PSA Provincial Statistical Offices in the
region. Criteria of the competition included, a) Diversity and
number of statistical activities (25%); b) Clarity of
objectives/message and promotion of statistical awareness/literacy
in relation to the theme (25%); c) Outputs, outcomes and impacts of
Statistical activities (25%); d) Extent of participation/coverage
(10%); e) Promotion of a favorable image of the region/province
(10%); f) Economy in the use of resources (5%).
The NSM is an annual
celebration conducted every October pursuant to Presidential
Proclamation No. 647 “Declaring the Month of October of Every Year
as the National Statistics Month”, in order to promote, enhance and
instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and
value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and to
elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in
upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
The RSC VIII, through the
PSA-RSSO VIII as its technical secretariat, spearheaded the NSM
celebration in the region.