PSA conducts Refresher Training/Workshop on Provincial Product Accounts and Philippine Standard Industrial Classification

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13 April 2022

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently undertaking activities towards the annual compilation of the Provincial Product Accounts (PPA), with Region 7 as one of the nine pilot regions this year. This initiative is recognized as a more appropriate measure and assessment of the economic performance of the provinces to strengthen the planning and decision-making of provincial policymakers and stakeholders in crafting more informed economic policies.

To set-off this year’s PPA data collection, PSA - Bohol, along with the other provinces of Central Visayas, conducted a Refresher Training on Provincial Product Accounts (PPA) and Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC). This one-day activity of the province was held on 01 April 2022 in a hybrid format, with a total of 14 PSA and 108 non-PSA participants. There were 44 out of 48 LGUs or 91.7 percent joined the said activity.

Highlights of this activity include the overview of PPA and PSIC, and the discussion of the 2019 updates to the 2009 PSIC by Section that was presented in a mix of live and pre-recorded presentation.

Mr. Rassel Jhun S. Embile, Senior Statistical Specialist of Statistical Classification Division of PSA Central Office, discussed the PSIC overview and the summary of updates. He also facilitated and supervised this one-day activity.

Ms. Jessamyn Anne C. Alcazaren, Chief Statistical Specialist of PSA - Bohol, gave a warmly welcome to both face-to-face and virtual participants. She thanked them all for the continuous support and efforts, not just in this activity, but most importantly, in providing the needed data for PPA estimation. She ended her message with a quote from Henry Ford saying that, “Coming Together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success”.

Engr. Ariel E. Florendo, Regional Director of PSA-Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) 7, gave his remarkable message. He was happy and thankful for a successful PPA data dissemination last year and looked forward for a more success PPA presentation this December 2022. He also thanked the Municipal Mayors and all officials of the different city/municipalities of Bohol for the support and assistance in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSyS), Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), and the different activities that the PSA is undertaking. He hoped that this refresher training will help us in supporting and contributing to the success of the PPA.

Prior to the workshop proper, Mr. Mamer E. Abong, hired Statistical Specialist I of PSA - RSSO 7, introduced the PPA Templates and Manual. He presented two kinds of LGU Establishment Data (LED) forms, namely: PPA LED Form 1 (Google Sheet file) and PPA LED Form 2 (Excel file). He also gave the mechanics of the workshop.

The workshop aimed to ensure that the concerned offices of the LGUs are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to organize their business establishments according to the 2019 PSIC for PPA compilation. MPDC Kathleen T. Lebita of LGU Clarin and BPLO Rojer P. Lindo of LGU Tubigon presented their workshop output. MPDC Lebita also shared her strategy in filling-out the forms.

At the open forum, there was a collaborative and meaningful discussion and brainstorming between the PSA and the LGUs. PSA - Bohol employees namely: Ms. Jocelyn S. Sarmiento, Ms. Colita E. Montoya, Ms. Fiel Rose D. Tac-an, and Mr. Jan Aumar M. Badinas also contributed to the success of this activity.

With this, PSA - Bohol would like to enjoin all operating businesses to register in order to capture the real picture of the province’s economy.

For more PPA information, you may visit PSA - Bohol official FB page: or website at