PSA-Guimaras bags second best information dissemination nat’l award

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office once again conquered other provinces in the country by winning second place in the Best in Information Dissemination during the recently concluded 2021 PSA Awards held on July 28, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.

“This was the second time that PSA-Guimaras reaped 2nd place in Best in Information Dissemination because of the hard work and dedication of the Guimaras team and with the help of our media partners,” said Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida Losare.

“We ranked 6th in 2018, 5th in 2019, and bounced to 2nd place in 2020 and 2021, and we are positively looking forward to sustaining or even surpassing it by courageously facing the challenging and demanding years,” Losare added.

Laguna Province got the top prize while Nueva Viscaya, Leyte, and La Union landed on 3rd, 4th, and 5th places, respectively.

For the Regional Best in Information Dissemination, Western Visayas ranked 5th rank, followed by Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Eastern Visayas, Ilocos, and Bicol Region, which placed 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st, respectively.

The PSA Awards is an incentive system for the PSA regional and provincial offices to motivate the field offices to perform quality output in mandated activities and to conduct programs to support and promote its mission and vision.

Losare also expounded that PSA Awards also aimed at increasing PSA visibility not only among subnational and local government agencies but also in the private sectors.

The PSA Awards focus on the efficiency, innovativeness, creativity, and productivity of the field offices.

“It is dynamic wherein its criteria, weights, and documentation requirements are revised from time to time depending on the priorities of the office and improvements in monitoring”, Losare said.

The PSA has 17 Regional Offices and 81 Provincial Statistical Offices in the country, including those in the National Capital Region, and due to its unwavering commitment of enhancing the products and services, PSA-Guimaras is one of those Provincial Offices which assures to deliver relevant and reliable statistics and civil registration services and greatly appreciate all its partners and stakeholders for the continued support and assistance to all undertakings of PSA.