Since the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 647 on 20 September 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, the month of October has been celebrated as the National Statistics Month (NSM). The annual celebration, through the conduct of statistics-related activities, aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society as well as elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
Now on its 29th year, the NSM is being celebrated with the overall theme “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development.” The month-long celebration will be comprised of various activities sponsored by different national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), local government units (LGUs), the academe, and other private companies and organizations. These activities include symposia, workshops, orientation-seminars, exhibits, publications of statistical reports, indicators and other relevant information, among others. The official streamer for the 29th NSM shall also be posted on the building facade of the government agencies at the central, regional, and LGU levels throughout the month.
For other information and updates on the 29th NSM activities, you may visit the following webpage and social media sites:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/National-Statistics-Month-271884873393892/
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MonthNational
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), head of the NSM Steering Committee, is also calling for entries to the 28th NSM Awards. The NSM awards instituted in 2002 was established to provide incentives to participating entities and agencies in the NSM Celebration and encourage their continuous support for NSM activites. The 28th NSM Awards composed of five categories, namely: Best Statistical Activity Conducted by a Government Organization, Best Statistical Activity Conducted by a Private Organization, Best Youth Group Advocate for Statistics, Best Region, and the newly created category, Best Local Government Unit (LGU) Award, are intended to recognize agencies or entities which actively conducted statistical activities during the 28th NSM Celebration last October 2017.
For more information and details on the 28th NSM Awards such as the mechanics, criteria, nominations and awards, you may visit the PSA webpage: http://psa.gov.ph/nsm awards/announcements/28th%20NSM%20Awards.