National Statistics Office Philippines

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

We have been blogging about the NSO for the longest time and yet we really have no definite take on what the National Statistics Office of the Philippines really stands for. Here is a definition on the government agency from their official source:

The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics as provided for in Commonwealth Act (CA) No. 591.

NSO has also the responsibility of carrying out and administering the provisions of the Civil Registry Law as provided for in Act No. 3753 dated February 1931.

More specifically, the NSO is tasked to:

1. Prepare for and undertake all censuses on population, agriculture, commerce, and industry (Section 2, C.A. 591; Section 1, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72);
2. conduct statistical surveys by enumeration, sampling, and other methods (Section 2, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72);
3. compile and classify other statistical data and information (Section 2, C.A. 591);
4. conduct social and economic studies and make projections of population, agricultural production, income, and the number of livestock (Section 2, C.A. 591);
5. publish and disseminate all information related to the aforementioned functions (Section 2, C.A. 591);
6. assist the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), formerly the Statistical Advisory Board of the National Economic and Development Authority, in the formulation of a continuing comprehensive statistical program for the government (Section 5, Presidential Decree 418);
7. provide technical assistance and support to projects of other statistical agencies and institutions (Section 5, P.D. 418);
8. carry out and administer the provisions of Act. No. 3753, entitled “An Act to establish a Civil Register” (Section 2, C.A. 591) and other laws on civil registration; and
9. issue authorization to solemnizing officers in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the Family Code of the Philippines (Executive Order No. 209 effective August 3, 1988).

The National Statistics Office is a recognized world-class provider of statistical
and civil registration products and services.

As the primary statistical agency of the government,
the National Statistics Office produces and provides quality statistical
and civil registration products and services.

Core Values

We are committed to meet the expectations of our clientele for prompt, reliable and efficient services.

We recognize the value of our human resources and continue to promote their general welfare and well-being.

In harmony, we strive for higher productivity – inspiring creativity and innovativeness.

We instill discipline and uphold integrity as an imperative in our transactions.

We value professionalism and aim for excellence in our products and services.

Humbly, we seek the guidance of our Divine Providence in all our undertakings.

That, my Pinoy brothers and sisters, is your National Statistics Office 🙂


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