LGUs Urged to Use Statistical Data

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) is urging local government units (LGUs) to use the statistical data in planning for their future programs.

NSCB Secretary-General Dr. Romulo Virola said that the data coming from the NSCB serves as gauge and mirrors that actually show the socio-economic standing of the region and the entire country based on various programs of the government.

Virola said that LGUs should first review the results of the statistics before making programs and future plans. He said that these data may help mayors, as well as businessmen and stakeholders in decision-making with regards to new investments, target projects as well as make good use of their valuable budget.

He stressed that some LGUs are taking for granted the results of statistics. Still, he hoped that they would consider the data as it had been very effective in pointing the needs and possibilities that LGUs would want to focus their limited resources.

Virola is here as guest speaker for the 21st National Statistics Month celebration in Western Visayas.

October is National Statistics Month. The month-long celebration in the region includes contests on the Search for Best Statistical Data Board, exhibits, quiz, forums on statistical analysis and programs, among others.

This year’s theme is “Towards a Philippine Statistical System Responsive to Emerging National and Global Challenges.” (PNA)

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