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PSA 4A partners with private entities through consultative forum

by Joy Gabrido
September 7, 2019

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region 4A and PSA Batangas recently led the Consultative Forum and Data Dissemination on the result of survey and census related to the Philippine Business and Industry (PBI), and establishment list updates at Hotel Marciano in Calamba City last August 19.



CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Region 4A and PSA Batangas recently led the Consultative Forum and Data Dissemination on the result of survey and census related to the Philippine Business and Industry (PBI), and establishment list updates at Hotel Marciano in Calamba City last August 19.

The activity enjoined representatives from private companies of Batangas Province as their respondents in data collection and to develop their appreciation of the data being gathered by the agency in a regular basis.

Parts of the program are the Consultative Forum on the 2018 Census on PBI (CPBI) and Input-Output Survey on PBI (IOSPBI) and Data Dissemination of the 2016 Annual Survey of PBI (ASPBI) and 2018 Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE).

PSA Batangas Chief Statistical Specialist Raul Maximo B. Tolentino said, “Kayong mga establishments, kayo ang aming mga partners sa aming activity na ito because napakahalaga ng inyong role sa aming estimation ng ating economy ng Calabarzon,”

(You, the establishments, are our partners in this activity because your role is vital in our estimation of Calabarzon’s economy.)

He also encouraged the representatives of private establishments to continuously support their data collecting initiatives by filling out the questionnaires being given to them from time to time.

“For the improvement of our economy and the quality of life of the Filipino people, the PSA is designated to conduct the 2018 CPBI and IOSPBI,” PSA 4A Regional Director Charito Armonia explained.

The census aims to collect and generate information on the levels, structure, performance and trends of the economic activities of the formal sector of the economy for the year 2018, as she explicates.

“The statistics that would be generated from the CPBI and IOSPBI are to be used in the computation of the Gross Domestic Product of the country,” she added.

GDP, as she noted, is a very important indicator of the country’s economic performance and development. The data will also be useful in the revision and rebasing of the GDP indicators from year 2000 to 2018.

She emphasized the importance of collecting the required and correct information from the agency’s sample establishments to have a “more or less true picture of the country as well as the region’s economy.”

“The result will also be used by our planner to see which economic sectors would provide investment opportunities and which sectors would need more assistance from the government.”

In the regional level, these data will be used in the estimation of the Gross Regional Domestic Product.

“The region’s economy continues to grow as indicated in the 7.3 percent growth in 2018 based on the data you have given to us. Maybe due to the growth in the industry sector at 7.9 percent and in particular, the manufacturing sector with 8.0.,” she said addressing to the establishment representatives.

Senior Statistical Specialist Charity O. Bautista presented the Uses and Significance of Establishment Data while Statistical Specialists from PSA Batangas, namely, Maria A. Ramirez and Rodolfo L. Vergara taught the participants how to fill out the 2018 CPBI questionnaire.

Moreover, Statistical Specialist II Silver M. Quiatchon tackled the process of Filling Up of Manual IOSPBI Questionnaire and Online Questionnaires for CPBI & IOSPBI.

Quiatchon and Ramirez took the honor of leading the data dissemination of the results of 2016 ASPBI and 2016 ULE, respectively.

PSA wishes to attain its goal of 95 percent collection of data. “We are thus appealing to your utmost and full cooperation in the submission of the filled-up questionnaires to the PSA,” she pleaded.

Same consultative forums shall be conducted for the other provinces in the region such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Quezon since Region 4A is second to the National Capital Region (NCR) with the most number of sample establishments for the 2018 CPBI and IOSPBI. (Joy Gabrido/PIA4A)

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