In observance of the 27th National Statistics Month celebration, the PSA-Sultan Kudarat spearheaded for the first time, the Opening Ceremony in the province on October 7, 2016 held at King’s Hall, Provincial Capitol, Isulan Sultan Kudarat.
There were seventy nine (79) in attendance coming from the different government agencies, academe, and private sectors, including eight (8) personnel from PSA-Sultan Kudarat.
PSO Herlita G. Caraan, in her message, gave emphasis on the importance of statistics for stakeholders especially for government planners for economic development and policy making.
Results from 2 Statistical Surveys were presented namely: 1. the 2015 Labor Force Survey (4th Quarter) which was presented by SSS Jurilyn P. Abraham, focusing on the employment and labor force participation rate by region and by province; 2. SK- AgriStat Performance (1st sem 2016) which was presented by RO II Ronie M. Apellido highlighting the gross production on the agriculture such as crops, fishery, livestock and poultry.
A forum had also been opened to give way to the different sectors on their comments, issues, concerns as well as suggestions for statistical data availability and improvements.
Different agencies were given time to present their data such as PNP who gave figures on incidents, crime and drug buy-bust operation rates. Likewise the BJMP on the number of prisoners who already could not be accommodated by the minimal number of prison cells in the province. The CSC also shared the number of examiners filed in their office for the upcoming CS Examination. DepEd as well presented their basic education information system wherein they could provide data needed by the stakeholders.
The activity has successfully ended because of the extended efforts of PSA-SK staff, unending support of the Provincial Government through PPDO who provided the venue as well as the meals and snacks and an overwhelming response and cooperation of the participants. Truly, this activity has marked the essence of statistics and instills its value to the public.