October 18, 2017
DepEd Memorandum No. 166, s.2017
28th NATIONAL STATISTICS MONTH
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Secretary, DepEd-ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
1. In compliance with Presidential Proclamation No. 647, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month, the Department of Education (DepEd) will join all agencies of the government, local government units, academic institutions, state universities and colleges, and the private sector at the national and sub-national levels in celebrating the 28th National Statistics Month (NSM) with the theme Facts and Figures for the Future: Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions Towards Ambisyon Natin 2040 this October. This theme may be translated into other major Philippine dialects or a regional sub-theme may be crafted depending on the focus and direction of statistical activities in the region.
2. The celebration aims to:
a. promote, enhance, and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and
b. elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
3. NSM activities, which may be undertaken, include symposia, workshops, orientation seminars, exhibits, slide shows, and publication of statistical reports, indicators, and other relevant information, among other materials with particular emphasis on the theme or the region’s selected sub-theme. The NSM streamer/tarpaulin format provided in the enclosure shall be displayed in the building facade throughout the month of October.
4. In this connection, Regional NSM activities shall be coordinated by the Regional Statistics Committee (RSC), which is the designated coordinating body for NSM activities in the regions. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Statistical Service Offices shall provide technical and administrative support to their respective RSCs.
5. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES