The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII, through its Regional Director Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, conducted a bilateral virtual meeting with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) XII on August 24, 2020 to discuss possible partnerships for the successful conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) especially among IP communities in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region this September 2020. NCIP XII was represented by ARD Joel L. Bogay.
During the meeting, it was agreed that the NCIP XII will provide the PSA XII with a list of guides in IP-dominated areas as well as the list of IP groups and Heads of Indigenous Political Structures (IPS) and IP Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) and Leaders. The NSCMF XII will likewise assign and provide list of Regional and Provincial NCIP Officers and Community Service Centers to serve as point persons for the 2020 CPH-related coordination activities. Furthermore, the agency will issue a Memorandum Circular to all IPS and IPMRs regarding provision of assistance to PSA XII for the conduct of the 2020 CPH in IP communities in the region.
RD Manulon conveyed his sincerest gratitude to ARD Bogay for a very productive meeting and looks forward for more collaborations towards the successful and very smooth conduct of the 2020 CPH in the region.
Present during the meeting were OIC Chief, SOCD Ma. Eileen A. Berdeprado and PSA XII 2020 CPH Focal Person Senior Statistical Specialist Edward Donald F. Eloja, and selected SOCD personnel.