Regional Statistics Committee (RSC)

The RSC shall be established in the regions by the PSA Board to provide direction and guidance to regional/local statistical development activities. It shall serve as the policymaking body on statistical matters and shall serve as the venue for discussion and resolution of statistical issues at the local level. the PSA Board can create a RSC should there be new regional groupings.

The RSCs shall supersed any statistical committees/subcommittees in the regions. Existing provincial statistical committees shall be recognized by the RSCs. 

Establishment of RSC - Composition 

Regional Director from National Economic Development Authority is supposed to be the chairperson for RSC. But in NCR’s case, MMDA is the one spearheading the said committee. Vice Chairperson is the Regional Director of PSA, members are the division chiefs from the regional offices of the following government offices:

  • Department of Agriculture;
  • Department of Budget and Management;
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
  • Department of Education;
  • Department of Interior and Local Govt.;
  • Department of Health;
  • Department of Labor and Employment;
  • Department of Tourism;
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development;
  • Department of Trade and Industry;
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas;
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority;
  • Commission on Higher Education.

Establishment of RSC – Powers and Functions

The following are the powers and function of the RSC presented in the PSA Board:

  • The RSC shall oversee the implementation in the regions of policy decisions made by the PSA Board and the adoption of prescribed statistical standard methodologies and classification systems;
  • It will also formulate statistical policies designed to resolve local statistical issues and recommend workable schemes towards the improvement of local level statistics;
  • Institute measures to strengthen the statistical capability of the local statistical system including the personnel thereof;
  • Elevate to the PSA board, statistical matters which cannot be resolved at the local level;
  • Create inter-agency statistical working groups, as the need arises, that could attend to technical issues and problems and supervise the activities of these working groups;
  • Meet at least once a quarter at such date, time and place it may decide;
  • Submit periodic reports to the PSA.

4th Quarter Meeting pictures