NEDA2 joins the National Statistics Month celebration themed as “Boosting the Country’s Recovery with Informed Decisions, Better Policies”. A regional quiz bee, an orientation-training on the Updated Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) and Philippine Business Hub (PHB and eBPLS), and symposium on Governing Better through Evidenced-based Decisions and Policy Making are among the lined up activities of the RSC2 in this year’s celebration of the 33rd National Statistics Month.

NEDA2 Senior Economic Development Specialist (SrEDS) Angelica U. Cabading of the Development Research Division bags top spot as the Regional Champion in the 2nd Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Quiz Bee held on October 12, 2022. Ms. Cabading will represent the RSC2 to the 2nd PSA Quiz Bee National Finals on December 07, 2022 in Metro Manila.

A conference on “Sharing of Best Practices, Triumphs, and Learnings: Post-Pandemic Recovery Among Local Government Units was the kick-off activity of the month-long celebration. RSC2 Chair and NEDA 2 RD Dionisio Ledres, Jr. served as the keynote speaker. He underscored the importance of statistics in decision-making and in formulation of plans, policies, programs and projects.

The City of Cauayan shared their program on Transformative Leadership and Innovative Governance for Progressive, Smarter and Sustainable City. Cauayan City is the first Smarter City in the Philippines with various ICT-driven services, such as the SDG Center, Business Intelligence Research and Development Center (BIRD-C), Hybrid Electrical Railroad Train (HERT), and e-Scooter.

Ilagan City boasted its programs on being a Premier Capital Metropolis. The city’s development framework focuses on complete decentralization, growth dispersal, and diversification of development initiatives across multiple locations. Also, the City of Santiago presented its program on Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable, and Equitable City tagged as the RISE.

The NSM celebration is coordinated by the Regional Statistics Committee 2 (RSC2) with NEDA RD Dionisio C. Ledres, Jr. as Chair and PSA RD Marilyn T. Estrada as Co-chair.#DRD-LDMarasigan