National Statistics Month

NSM Release

PSA 7 partnered with CHED 7 for 29th National Statistics Month Activity

Release Date: 15 November 2018
Reference Number: 2018-NA07-024
PSA 7 partnered with CHED 7 for 29th National Statistics Month Activity

Pursuant to the PSA Memorandum Circular No. 2018-01 “Celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month (NSM) in October 2018” dated 10 July 2018 and signed by Ernesto M. Pernia, Ph.D., Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Chairperson of the PSA Board, do hereby enjoined all agencies of the government, local government units, academic institutions, state universities and colleges, and the private sector at the national and subnational levels to actively participate in and support the celebration of the 29th NSM in October 2018.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)- RSSO 7 partnered with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED 7) in the conduct on the spot kwentong stats writing contest, poster making contest and digital short film making to Higher Education Institution (HEI) college students both the public and private schools in Region 7 conducted in the afternoon of 5 October 2018. The contest takes into cognizant the year’s NSM theme “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development.”

A total of twelve (12) entries for all categories were received by the organizing committee. The schools who participated in the contest were Golden Success College (GSC), Mandaue City, Cebu; University of the Visayas (UV), Mandaue and Cebu City campuses; Cebu Eastern College (CEC), Cebu City; Cebu Technological University (CTU), Main Campus, Cebu City; Bohol Island State University, Main Campus, Bohol; and Mandaue City College (MCC), Cebu. The contest was conducted on 5 October 2018 at SM City North food court where the public was able to witness the entire activity. The contest guidelines and the criteria for judging was based from CHED office memorandum circular signed by J.Prospero E. De Vera III, DPA, Officer-in-Charge of CHED.

The objective of the contest was aimed to promote and instill awareness among college students and eventually can appreciate the importance and value of statistics. Since the activity was conducted in a public place or venue where the public can also see for themselves, thus this will also elicit the cooperation and support of the general public by upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.

The programme started with the Invocation and the singing of the National Anthem with the rendition from the Cebu Technological University Choir. The participants were welcome and acknowledged by Dr. Carlyn Delapeña, Education Supervisor, CHED 7 followed by an Inspirational message by Engr. Ariel Florendo, Regional Director, PSA 7. He emphasized the importance of statistics in evidence-based decision making and the objective of conducting the activity. He was overwhelmed to know that the activity was done at the mall where the public can also see for themselves the activity and to eventually appreciate the value and importance of statistics in improving the lives of the Filipino people. He was thankful partnering with CHED 7 wherein it was the first time that such event was conducted in the mall.

Ms. Renelyn Enriquez, a representative from the Department of Tourism (DOT 7) gave a message about the contribution of the tourism industry in the country as this was in line with the NSM theme . She said that based from the Philippine Tourism Satellite Account (PTSA) compiled by the PSA shows that the tourism industry contributed 12.2 percent to the Philippine economy in 2017 which is 24.2 percent higher than that of the previous year, and that there were 5.3 million people employed in this industry for the same year.

A five man member composed the board of judges for the contest:

Chair:  Engr. Leopoldo P. Alfanta, Jr., PSA 7

Members:        Dr. Michael Mallari, CHED 7

Ms. Aurelia M. Canda, PSA Siquijor

Ms. Renelyn Enriquez, DOT

Dr. Carlyn M. Delapeña, CHED 7


The list of winners for the three categories of competition the Poster Making Contest, Kwentong Stats writing contest and Digital Shorts film making were as follows:

The contest ended with the closing message by Engr. Leopoldo P. Alfanta, Jr. who was very thankful for all the people behind the success of the contest where the objectives of the activity really met and it was also an accomplishment for both the organizers and the participating schools in promoting awareness among college students the importance of statistics in their daily lives.



31st NSM Activities

Venue /Time
01 October 2020
Press Release
Local Newspaper / Regional Website
02 - 03 October 2020
Opening Ceremony 
2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29 October 2020
Trivia Quiz
Regional FB Page
1-31 October 2020
Statistical Exhibit, with infographics leaflets/flyers
CRS Outlet
1-31 October 2020
Statistical Data Results, & e-Bulletin for statistical information in CRS TV
CRS Outlet
1-31 October 2020
Hanging of the 31th NSM Streamer/Tarpaulin (4 ft x 9 ft)/ Balloons
Data Dissemination forum
Training on Basic Editing (Photo/Videos) PSA RSSO 7
27 October 2020
Essay Writing Contest 
Poster Making Contest 
Digital Film Shorts Contest 
TBA Kapihan sa PIA (Virtual) PIA
23 October 2020 Statistical Quiz for PSA RSSO VII Personnel PSA RSSO 7
TBA Recap of 31st NSM Conducted Activities via FB Page Regional FB Page
20 October 2020
NSM Closing and World Statistics Day Celebration with the Theme: "Connecting the world with data we can trust"
BSP Cebu Regional Office, Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City