DOT-13 to host 29th National Statistics Month opening

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga is spearheading the opening of the 29th National Statistics Month on October 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at the Robinsons Place, this city.

According to DOT-Caraga regional director Ma. Ana Nuguid, this initiative is in partnership with the Regional Statistics Committee and anchored on the theme “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development.”

“The event will highlight two major activities for the month-long celebration – the Tourism Statistics Logo-Making Contest and Infographics Contest (Best Display of Agency/Local Government Unit/Academic Data through Infographics),” said Dir. Nuguid.

The lady director also said that DOT Assistant Secretary Roberto Alabado III will be the keynote speaker during this event, while Acting Deputy Director Reynaldo Macion of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Butuan City branch will lead the discussion on inflation.

The annual celebration is pursuant to Proclamation No. 647 “Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month” issued on September 20, 1990 by then President Corazon C. Aquino.

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“As a take-off point of this advocacy, series of activities will be spearheaded by the Department to explain the significance and role of statistics, particularly the tourism’s role in the economy thru statistics, in measuring and translating sustainable development across all sectors of the society,” she added. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Source: PIA Feed