Now on its 6th year, the PSA and its Field Offices commemorated its anniversary last September 12, 2019 with the theme “Working Smarter Through Innovation”.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General Claire Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D. NS Mapa said that it is of great pride to see the PSA adapt to the changing needs of the society and the country while still strongly embracing its corporate personality. He mentioned the two of PSA’s new endeavours: the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) and the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS). It is a symbol of trust that the PSA is spearheading the implementation of the CBMS. He encouraged everyone to think out of the box, welcome innovations and respond to change with a positive attitude while holding on to our values, keeping the highest standards and strengthening our commitment to the public.
In SOCCSKSARGEN Region, Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, CESO V, the Regional Director of PSA-RSSO XII and his staff, paid tribute to the said occasion through the conduct of a team building activity, lecture on Personality Development, a quiz and videoke challenge last September 12, 2019 at PSA RSSO XII, Conference Room, Cotabato City. These activities aim to test one’s memory, promote sportsmanship, camaraderie, alleviate trust and uplift one’s confidence.
One of the highlights of the said celebration was the lecture on Personality Development. Administrative Officer IV Shyla Marie M. Deticio served as the resource speaker. She shared to the body the five (5) aspects of personality: physical, intellectual, values system, emotional, and social. She tackled the proper posture; standing position, walking, sitting. Men’s and ladies basic corporate wardrobe, laws of proportion, proper handshakes, basic business card etiquette, and table manners were also discussed.
On September 12, 2013, the four (4) defunct offices, National Statistics Office (NSO), Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) and Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES) were merged into a single agency to be known as the Philippine Statistics Authority. This was pursuant to Republic Act 10625 otherwise known as the “PHILIPPINE STATISTICAL ACT OF 2013″.