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The 2009 NSCB Annual ReportNational Statistical Coordination BoardEDITORIAL TEAM EditorinChief ROMULO A. VIROLA Secretary General Assistant EditorinChief LINA V. CASTRO Assistant Secretary General Copy Editors RAYMUNDO J. TALENTO Director, Economic Statistics Office CANDIDO J. ASTROLOGO, JR. Director, National Statistical Information Center and Subnational Statistics Office CYNTHIA S. REGALADO OICDirector, Programs, Policies and Standards Office JESSAMYN O. ENCARNACION OICDirector, Social Statistics Office

Editorial Staff Millicent Gay G. Buenaseda Severa B. de Costo Maria Fe M. Talento Vivian R. Ilarina Emalyn P. Pineda Redencion M. Ignacio Bernadette B. Balamban Edward P. LopezDee Regina S. Reyes Romeo M. Nimeno Mewchun WS Pamaran

Ruben V. Litan Overall Coordinator Eunice N. Tambasen Myrna M. Gutierrez Assistant Coordinators Dennis E. San Diego Layout and Design Anna Rhodora P. Fermin Photo Documentation Maxima Q. Nunez Edwin U. Aragon Sonny U. Gutierrez Database Administrators Laodicea P. de los Santos Timoteo C. Caceres Administrative Assistants2009 NSCB ANNUAL REPORT 2

Mission Statement

We, the staff of the NSCB, adhere to the ideals and visionof the government in accordance with our Constitution.

We commit to fulfill our mandate as the Philippines policymakingand coordinating body on statistical matters in the country.

Guided by the principles of truth and professional integrity,we shall promote and maintain an efficient government statistical system that provides adequate, accessible, consistent, reliable and timely data.

In quest for excellence in our task, we shall strive to improveour knowledge and attitude and acquire greater skills in promoting the effective delivery of government statistical services.

We shall ensure the relevance of our outputsto changing needs and requirements through careful planning and proper choice of priorities and initiatives.

We affirm our partnership with the data providers, producers and usersas well as the educational institutions in the enhancement of our statistical products and services.

And our deep faith in God and His Divine Providenceshall guide us in serving the interest of the society and the welfare of our nation.


Core Values

Public serviceWe are public servants. We hold the public and our partners in high esteem. We exist and work in the service of the Filipino people. We work hand in hand with the general government in providing collective worldclass service to the Filipino people. We fully adopt the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. We are prudent in the use of public resources. We are clientoriented. We are driven by a sense of urgency on all statistical matters related to our stakeholders. We are courteous, fair and responsive.

ExcellenceWe are committed to giving our best effort in everything we undertake; we dont settle for anything less. We always strive to deliver efficiently good quality outputs in terms of relevance, timeliness, and accuracy. Completed staff work is indispensable. We thus recognize and aim for competence. We thrive on challenges and translate them into opportunities for career growth. We upgrade our standards and monitor where we stand with others.

Professional integrityWe require complete honesty, trust and transparency in everything we do. We are objective and firm on what we believe is right but also open to criticisms and views of others. We make commitments and live up to them. We must maintain independence from political interference and be accountable for what we say and do. We make decisions and produce information founded on scientific research, wide consultation, and professional discussion. We live by the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.

Results orientationWe must be clear on our desired outcomes and reasonable targets. Proper timing and approach must be studied to attain the targets. We make sure that the results of what we do are delivered in the fastest way possible (efficient) and with the best quality possible. We focus on outputs/outcome rather than processes.

People OrientationWe value our people and consider our human resources as the most important resource of our organiza tion. We take care of their wellbeing and are concerned about their welfare. We provide optimum opportunities for their personal and professional growth to make them more competent and constantly motivated in the service of our stakeholders. We recognize outstanding contributions, potentials, and exemplary conduct, and provide incentives to deserving employees. We provide venues for open discussion of suggestions and grievances. We treasure loyalty and adherence to the ideals, visions, and objectives of the NSCB and the PSS.

TeamworkWe promote unity in diversity, synergy and group accountability. We respect individual differences, and believe that individuals who are treated with respect and given opportunities as well as responsibility respond by giving their best for the good of the organization.2009 NSCB ANNUAL REPORT 4

ContentsNSCB Annual Report Editorial Team MISSION STATEMENT THE NSCB CORE VALUES TABLE OF CONTENTS MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL AGENCY PROFILE SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS Statistical Policies, Programs and Standards Statistical Frameworks and Indicator Systems Statistical Information Resources and Management Statistical Activities in the Regions Organizational Development NSCB IN ACTION LIST OF TABLES Resolutions Issued by the NSCB Executive Board Memorandum Orders Issued by the NSCB Executive Board Surveys/Census Granted Clearance by the NSCB Internal Press Conferences Conducted Titles of Statistically Speaking Articles Titles of Fact Sheets Released Fora Conducted by the NSCB Press Releases and Announcements Issued News Updates on Designated Statistics Publications Produced and Disseminated by the NSCB Outputs of the Technical Committees, Interagency Committees, Technical Working Groups, and Task Forces Local Training Programs Attended by NSCB Technical Staff International Meetings /Training Programs/Workshops/Seminars and other Fora Attended by NSCB Technical Staff Papers Presented in Local Meetings/Seminars/ Conferences/Fora by NSCB Officials and Staff in 2009 Papers Presented in International Meetings/Seminars/ Conferences/Fora by NSCB Officials and Staff in 2009 HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCIAL RESOURCES THE NSCB TECHNICAL STAFF THE NSCB EXECUTIVE BOARD 44 49 50 53 2 3 4 5 6 7

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It was indeed another remarkable year for the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). Despite financial and human resource constraints, we once again managed to undertake several statistical activities and produced a good number of relevant statistical outputs in our capacity as the highest policy making and coordinating body on statistical matters in the country.

As we reached our 23rd year of dedicated and professional public service, we succeeded in leveling up our performance towards sound statistical policy formulation, effective statistical coordination, efficient production of timely economic and social indicators and strategic information dissemination management. We take pride in having sustained our efforts to be a world class statistical agency by embarking new strategies and taking bold steps in our desire to meet the ever increasing challenges that we face not only in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) but also in the international statistical community. Among our noteworthy undertakings for the year were those geared towards the improvement of the quality of the Philippine System of National Accounts (PSNA) like the adoption of the recommendations of the 1993 and 2008 versions of the System of National Accounts. During the year, under a World Bank project, the NSCB embarked on the overall revision and rebasing of the PSNA to a more updated base year (from 1985 to 2000). The initial annual estimates covering this period were presented in a consultative forum in December 2009 which was attended by various stakeholders. For the first time, press conferences on the performance of the regional economy were conducted in the nine regions where the NSCB has established a Regional Division. The NSCB RD heads reported on the 2008 Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of their respective regions. The NSCB has also responded to the concern to address the statistical requirements of the global crisis through the creation of the Task Force on Flash Indicators to Measure the Impact of Global Crisis in the Philippines (TFFI). To further serve the needs of development planners for the generation of lower level and sectoral poverty statistics, the NSCB compiled and released the 2006 poverty statistics for eight basic sectors. Through this initiative by the NSCB, poverty alleviation programs and projects could be better targeted and government efforts could be more focused. In our desire to give importance to and strengthen our collaboration with our stakeholders, we conducted consultative and dissemination fora on national accounts and poverty and children statistics, among others. We also conducted a forum on statistical capacity building with our development partners to advocate the outputs of the PSS and its resource requirements to our users/stakeholders. Adhering to good practices in the global statistical community, we took a step forward in communicating statistics through data visualization using motion charts that provide a multidimensional graphical presentation of indicators. Among the indicators applied with data visualizations were MDG