5.24.2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NSCB intensifies establishment of Regional Statistical Coordination Committee

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, May 19 (PIA) – The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) has intensified establishment of Regional Statistical Coordination Committee which includes Caraga region.

It was thru Resolution No. 1 series 1992 where the NSCB has created the RSCC to provide direction and guidance to regional/local statistical development activities in support to the decentralization thrust of the government.

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga interim regional director and Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) vice chairperson Rosalinda Celeste-Apura bared that the RSCC is chaired by the regional director of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and co-chaired by PSA, and its members included the regional director of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), regional agricultural statistical officer of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), representatives from the NSCB, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), provincial planning and development coordinator, city/municipal planning and development coordinator and two representatives from the private sector while the NSCB Regional Statistical Coordination Units provided technical and secretariat services in regions with NSCB offices, and other offices designated by the NSCB in regions without NSCB offices.

“The RSCC was tasked, among others, to oversee the implementation in the regions of policy decisions by the NSCB and the adoption of prescribed statistical standard methodologies and classification systems,” said Apura.

The vice chair also emphasized that the RSC shall be established in the regions by the PSA Board to provide direction and guidance to regional/local statistical development activities. “It shall serve as the policy making body on statistical matters and shall serve as the venue for discussion and resolution of statistical issues at the local level. The PSA Board can create an RSC should there be a new regional groupings,” she added.

It was also learned that the RSCs shall supersede any statistical committee/subcommittees in the regions. Existing provincial statistical committees shall be recognized by the RSCs. Funds that may be needed for the operations of the RSC shall be sourced from the PSA.

Also, the RSC will convene for a meeting on May 22, 2015, right after the meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Board (NCCB) in the city. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Palasyo nakiisa sa buong sambayanan sa pagdiwang ng tagumpay ng El Gamma Penumbra sa ‘Asia”s Got Talent’

Ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Mayo 19 (PIA) - Sinabi ng Malakanyang noong Linggo na nakiisa sila sa buong sambayanan sa pagdiriwang ng tagumpay ng El Gamma Penumbra sa pinale ng Asia’s Got Talent na ginanap sa Singapore.

"Kaisa kami ng buong sambayanan sa pagdiriwang ng pagiging kampeon ng community theater group na El Gamma Penumbra sa kagaganap na finals ng “Asia’s Got Talent” competition sa Singapore," sabi ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Hermnio Coloma, Jr., sa isang panayam sa dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

"Sadyang kahanga-hanga ang kanilang presentasyon hinggil sa kahalagahan ng paggalang kay Inang Kalikasan at pag-alaga sa mga likas na kayamanan ng daigdig," dagdag niya.

Noong Sabado, isang motorcade ang naganap sa bahay-lunsod ng grupo sa Tanauan, Batangas kasunod ng pagpalabas ng naipanalong ginawa ng shadow dance group na El Gamma Penumbra sa Singapore.

Ginawa rin ng grupo ang maibalik ang pagtatanghal sa tuwing Linggong tanghaling palabas ng ASAP ng mas maaga noong Sabado kung saan nakatanggap sila ng malugod na pagtanggap.

Ang grupo ay nanalo ng US$100,000 o katumbas ng P4 milyon at pagkakataon na makapagtanghal sa prestihiyosong tanghalan na Marina Bay Sands sa Singapore.

Nanalo sila ng mas mataas kesa sa Mongolian cultural performer Khusugtun. Binati rin ni Coloma ang classical singer na si Gerphil Geraldine Flores mula sa University of the Philippines sa pagkapanalo ng pangatlong pwesto.

"Kapuri-puri din ang 10-gulang na mang-aawit na si Gwyneth Dorado at ang Junior New System dance crew na kabilang din sa siyam na finalists. Mabuhay ang Filipino talent; taas-noo sa buong mundo," sabi ni Coloma.

Apat mula sa siyam na finalists ay talentadong Pilipino.


Ang mga hurado sa nasabing kompetisyon ay sina Grammy-winning composer-producer David Foster, Indonesian pop star Anggun, dating Spice Girl Melanie C at ang actor-mang-aawit Van Ness Wu. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)