Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, the Regional Director of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII, guested in DXKI 1062 AM’s radio program entitled “Performing and Informing” of the Philippine Information Agency SOCCSKSARGEN last August 19, 2020 a part of the activities to advocate the conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) this September 2020.The program was hosted by Ms. Aida C. Agad of PIA XII.
Dir. Manulon emphasized the importance of population and housing statistics for development planning and policy formulation. “The conduct of the census is very systematic, very scientific, very technical”, according to him. “But, we are trying to simplify them during the training such that the enumerators can easily understand the nuances of the enumeration process”, he explained.
Dir. Manulon assured the general public that information gathered from them by the enumerators will be held strictly confidential and cannot be used against them in legal proceedings as provided for in Republic Act 10625 or the Statistical Act of 2013.
Dir. Manulon appealed for the support and cooperation of the general public for the 2020 CPH by providing truthful information to census items that will be asked by census enumerators this September. He informed the radio listeners that the 2020 CPH enumerators will be visiting all barangays nationwide starting September 1 to conduct the census.