TOP officials of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) were recently in the province to check on the 2019 Labor Force Survey-Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (LFS-APIS).
PSA national statistician (NS) and Civil Registrar general undersecretary Claire Dennis Mapa and assistant national statistician Wilma Guillen visited the Negros Occidental PSA Provincial Office in Bacolod City to observe the enumeration.
Mapa visited Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, where a statistical researcher was scheduled to conduct an interview to one of LFS-APIS sample respondents.
Guillen observed the entire interview process and ensured that the interview was done properly.
Sotera De Guzman of the Sectoral Statistics Service (SSS) and PSA-Western Visayas Regional Director Fred S. Sollesta assisted the group.
During his meeting with the PSA Negros Occidental personnel, Mapa tackled issues on Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), 2020 Census on population, and Housing (CPH) and wellness.
He said the Philippine Statistics Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) will handle the training of PSA personnel while PSA will be in-charge of training Field Enumerators in monitoring and may also have to conduct small area estimates.
The local government units will be collecting the data needed but they need to be trained well and be guided to ensure that the data collected is sound, he added.
On CPH 2020, Mapa emphasized that PSA needs a massive information campaign and he will issue a memo that all presentations should include a reminder to encourage participation of the citizens in the upcoming census. (PR)