October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011
The National Statistics Month (NSM) is celebrated in the month of October of every year as declared in Presidential Proclamation No. 647 dated September 20, 1990. The celebration aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society and to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
The annual NSM celebration started in 1990 which has a theme and is hosted by one or two government agencies. The DILG together with the Department of Health (DOH) hosted in 1998 with a theme, Statistics in the 100th Year of Independence: Towards a Meaningful Governance, Health and Peace in the Community (Estadistika sa Ika-100 Taon ng Kasarinlan: Tungo sa Higit na Makabuluhang Pamamahala, Kalusugan at Kapayapaan ng Pamayanan)
For this year’s celebration the theme is: Quality Social Protection Statistics for Focused Targeting: Improving Outcomes, Changing Lives, hosted by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Various activities will be conducted for the whole month of October sponsored by different national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, academe, as well as private companies and organizations. These activities include symposia, workshops, orientation seminars, exhibits, slide shows and publication of statistical reports, indicators and other relevant information, among others, with particular emphasis on the theme. For further information or to view details of the NSM calendar of activities visit the NSM website at http://www.nscb.gov.ph/nsm/activities.asp.