Mendoza: 2010 Census of Population and Housing

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

DIRECTOR'S Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepEd 11 Regional Director Susana Teresa B. Estigoy, Ceso IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) I do not consider my job as plain work --- rather it is my LIFE. "We have to continually examine what succeeds and fails, and why. We have to uphold and live true to our battlecry and slogan of governance: "Edukasyon ang Solusyon"

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Another noble work for the country has been given to you dear teachers after you have acted as dedicated Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) during the first automated elections. This time, you are assigned as census enumerators.

DepEd Order No. 21, s. 2010, otherwise known as 2010 Census of Population and Housing is DepEd's answer to Resolution No. 15 series of 2009 of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) and in compliance with Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 which provides for the taking of integrated census every ten years beginning in 1980 in accordance with the plans prepared by the National Census and Statistics Office now the National Statistics Office (NSO).

According to the DepEd Order released on March 8, 2010, the 2010 CPH aims to provide the government planners, policy makers and administrators with data on which to base their social and economic development plans and programs.

Specifically, the 2010 CPH aims to obtain a complete count of population and its size, composition, demographic characteristics, and geographic distribution in the Philippines; take stock of the housing units or living quarters in the country and their structural characteristics, available facilities and geographic distribution, collect other household and barangay characteristics.

In relation to this, Administrator Carmelita Ericta of NSO requests assistance from the Department of Education (DepEd) headed then by Sec. Jesli Lapus, for the successful operation of the 2010 CPH, for which a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been entered into by and between DepEd and NSO to achieve this end.

Thus, all DepEd regional and field offices are directed to provide the following assistance: a. publicity and information drive through announcement of census undertaking in school activities: Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) meetings and others; b. Inclusion of lectures on the importance of census data for use in grade schools and high schools; and c. Use of available classrooms for the training of census enumerators and supervisors.

This CPH requires the services of about 60,000 field enumerators (ENS), 12,000 Team Supervisors (TSs), and 3,000 Census Area Supervisors (CASs) to complete the census operations in 23-day period. The conduct of enumeration of all households and institutions begins today, May 17 and will last for about 21 days.

Regional Director Susana Teresa B. Estigoy already issued a memorandum relative to the assignments of the respective Schools Division/City Superintendents and District Supervisors in the 2010 CPH.

As provided in the DepEd Order based from NSO resolution, all concerned DepEd personnel shall undertake the field work for the census starting today, May 17, 2010 until the completion of their work in their assigned area but not to extend beyond June 12, 2010, unless otherwise justified as per evaluation of their immediate supervisor in their census work.

The DepEd Order also stated that any DepEd personnel found negligent in carrying out his/her duties as specified in the 2010 CPH Supervisor's Manual, or any trained DepEd personnel who shall refuse to render services without valid reason shall be dealt with appropriate administrative action to be set jointly by the DepEd and NSO.

With this new role assigned to us fellow teachers, truly, we have to be proud being one; the future depends on us!

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You can access DepEd Updates, latest issuances and other relevant information through our website: For comments, suggestions and/or contributions, email me at or visit For photos and other relevant information. For queries, complains and other concerns, call DepED Region 11 at (082) 227-9342 or fax to (082) 227-1102 and (082) 221-6147.


Mr. Lorenzo E. Mendoza, M.A. is the Regional Supervisor in Filipino for Secondary, Regional Information Officer, Regional ICT and Library Hub Coordinator.

Mendoza 2010 census population and housing

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