This October 2013, the nation will once again celebrate the National Statistics Month (NSM). Now on its 24th year, the annual celebration will carry the theme “Statistics that Matter to Every Filipino,” / "Estadistika na may Halaga Sa Bawat Filipino” to highlight the importance of data and statistical information in the day-to-day activities of every Filipino.
All agencies of government, local government units, academic institutions, and the private sector at the national and sub-national levels are enjoined to support and actively participate through conduct of activities such as symposia, workshops, orientation seminars, exhibits, publication of statistical reports, etc.
The National Statistics Month (NSM) was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on September 20, 1990, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month.
It may be worth-noting that this year’s theme relates to the objectives for which the NSM was conceived two and half decades ago. The NSM was first celebrated in 1989 to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of statistics. Since then, the NSM has evolved to become one of the most important national events.
For more information, please contact Mr. Precious Jose E. Baroy or Ms. Eunice N. Tambasen at telephone numbered (632) 890-8456. You may also email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the 24th NSM website at http://nscb.gov.ph/nsm/24thNSM