03/10/2014 10:12

National Statistics Office (NSO) is now Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Philippine Statistical Act of 2013(Republic Act 10625)

"An Act Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System, Repealing for the Purpose Executive Order Number One Hundred Twenty-One, Entitled "Reorganizing and Strenghtening the Philippine Statistical System and for Other Purposes"

Creates the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) that shall comprise the PSA Board and offices on sectoral statistics, censuses and technical coordination, civil registration and central support and field statistical services. The PSA shall be constituted from among the existing personnel of the major statistical agencies engaged in primary data collection and compilation of secondary data, i.e., the National Statistics Office, the Technical Staff of the National Statistical Coordination Board, the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

The NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO), along with three other agencies namely, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES), and the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) shall be known as the starting December 29, 2013 as per Republic Act 10625 otherwise known as the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013.

President Benigno S. Aquino III has recently appointed Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales as National Statistician of the PSA, for a term of five (5) years.

The data produced by the PSA shall be the official and controlling statistics of the government and the PSA will be characterized by Integrity, Independence and Professionalism. It shall serve as the central statistical authority of the Philippine government on primary data collection and administer civil registration functions in the country as provided for in Act No. 3753, otherwise known as the Civil Registry Law.

Newly appointed National Statistician takes oath

Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales took her oath of office as National Statistician of the Philippine Statistics Authority last April 22 before Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan.

Prior to her appointment as National Statistician, Dr. Bersales is the Vice President for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines, a position she held since February 2011. She also served as Dean of the UP School of Statistics in 1996-1998 and in 2002-2008.

Bersales graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Statistics at the University of the Philippines in 1978. She also earned her Master of Science in Statistics (1981) and PhD in Statistics (1989) in the same university.

Source: https://web0.psa.gov.ph
          https://web0.psa.gov.ph/content/newly-appointed-national-statistician-takes-oath

 

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