The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is pleased to announce the appointments of seven Assistant National Statisticians (ANS) by President Benigno S. Aquino III on 28 September 2015. The newly-appointed ANS are the following: Mr. Candido J. Astrologo, Jr., Ms. Minerva Eloisa P. Esquivias, Ms. Wilma A. Guillen, Ms. Vivian R. Illarina, Ms. Editha R. Orcilla, Atty. Maribeth C. Pilimpinas, Ms. Dulce A. Regala.
Total foreign investments (FI) approved in the second quarter of 2015 by the seven investment promotion agencies (IPAs), namely: Board of Investments (BOI), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) as well as the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), BOI-Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BOI-ARMM), and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) amounted to PhP 36.2 billion, slightly higher by 0.5 percent from PhP 36.0 billion recorded in the same period last year. Meanwhile, total approved FI for the first six months of the year reached PhP 58.0 billion, declining by 21.0 percent from PhP 73.4 billion in the previous year.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in partnership with the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) announced the conduct of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ), and encouraged all Filipino first time freshmen students currently enrolled during the second semester of the school year 2015-2016 in colleges and universities all over the country to join the contest.
Last July 2015, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) started the data collection phase of the Updating of the Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Population Groups (also known as Updating Survey) and this will run until October 2015. The statistical activity will supply and update the country’s record on the health status of children and of other age groups. Information generated from the survey will aid in the appropriate formulation and modification of food and nutrition policies and intervention at the national and provincial levels.
Food Balance Sheet
estimates of the overall food supply situation in the country that is available for consumption of the populace and shows the trends in the levels of the country’s food supply and changes in its composition
Philippine Standard Classification
of Education (PSCE) a database of classification of all educational levels in the Philippine educational system. It aims to integrate the different classification schemes being used by the various agencies, for the purpose of standardizing and facilitating the compilation of education statistics as basis for educational planning, manpower training, labor market studies and other related activities.
Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC)
The database of all commodities on imports and exports used for tariff and statistical purposes. The 2004 PSCC is an integration of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature based on the 2002 version of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) prescribed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), and on the Standard International Trade Classification Rev. 3 issued by the United Nations Statistical Office in 1986. It consists of 21 sections, 99 chapters, 1,266 headings, and 13,290 items.
Philippine Central Product Classification (PCPC)
a database of standard classification of goods and services in the Philippines based on the full document of the 2002 PCPC. Contains correspondence with the UN Central Product Classification (UNCPC) Ver 1.1, International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev 3.1, Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature of the Philippines (HSP) and the Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC) Rev. 3.
Philippine Standard Geographic Code (PSGC) a comprehensive geographical classification which serves as a tool for ensuring the comparability of statistics relating to the geographical areas of the country; likewise contains statistics on voters.
Good Governance Index
The GGI aims to come up with objective, comprehensive and comparable measures of good governance based on outcome indicators. Contains the 2005 and 2008 provincial and municipal GGI.