On May 29, 2018, a special meeting of the Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) V Select Group was conducted at NEDA V, Arimbay, Legazpi City. The meeting started at 9:00 AM with RSC Vice Chair and NEDA Assistant Regional Director, Edna Cynthia S. Berces as the meeting presider.
The special meeting focused on the finalization of the Bicol Regional Statistical Development Program (RSDP) 2018-2023. RD Cynthia L. Perdiz discussed that the formulation of the Bicol RSDP 2018-2023 will provide local version of the Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) and should be aligned with the Regional Development Program (RDP). The goals and objectives of the RSDP were also formulated and discussed in the meeting. Goals as suggested by CPDO Legazpi, NEDA, DOLE BLGF and DepEd were proposed but it was agreed by the body to adopt Prof. Ma. Carolina Boyon’s suggested goal which is “Make accessible credible official regional statistics” but be rephrased as “Make accessible credible statistics in different levels of disaggregation in the region.” The goal was further supported by the four formulated general objectives which are: (1) To institutionalize CBMs as the standard data format for cities, municipalities and barangays; (2) Improve inter-agency access to quality statistics; (3) Continually provide the data requirements for monitoring on implementation of the RDP; and (4) Achieve functional professional literacy in statistical processing and analysis data banking and technical writing and reporting.
It was also identified that the (1) Report of accomplishment; (2) midterm assessment updating; and (4) Targets to monitor will be used to monitor the Bicol RSDP 2018-2023. ARD Berces suggested to have a small group that will monitor and evaluate the Bicol RSDP 2018-2023 and it shall be composed of agencies such as DSWD, BSP, DTI and CPDO. It was also discussed that the timeline for the final RSDP is on June 15, 2018.
PSA SOCD Chief Danilo V. Luceña announced in the meeting that the date of the Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) V Corporate Social Responsibility Activity is on May 31, 2018 at Cagbacongan Elementary School, Manito, Albay. The updates and recapitulation of the inventory of the donations for the CSR was given by EDS I Mary Ann D. Montecastro of NEDA V. According to her, DOH will partake in the activity and their donation will be given on the same date. Lastly, it was agreed by the body that DepEd will be in charge for the program of the activity.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 P.M.