Sunday, September 28, 2014

PSA Aklan Surveys Business & ICT

PSA Aklan Surveys Business & ICT
The Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office) in Aklan is conducting two establishment-based surveys. These are the 2013 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) and the 2013 Survey of Information and Communication Technology (SICT).

The ASPBI aims to collect and generate information on the levels, structure, performance and trends of economic activities of the formal sector of the economy for the year 2013. On the other hand, the SICT aims to collect and generate information on the availability, distribution and access/utilization of ICT among establishments to enable the assessment and monitoring of the digital divide in the country.

In Aklan, ASPBI covers a total of 134 samples, while the SICT has 49 to complement the nationwide samples of 30,583 and 10,986 establishments, respectively. These establishments are distributed in three broad industry groups--- agriculture, industry, and services. 

According to Provincial Statistics Officer Blas M. Solidum, the data collected from ASPBI will serve as bases for the government and the private sector in the formulation of policies and evolve economic development plans. While, data in ICT survey will help decision-makers develop policy measures and make investment in this field.

Mr. Solidum appealed to respondents of sample establishments to support and cooperate with PSA field personnel by giving complete and reliable information thru survey questionnaires provided them.

The respondents are assured that all information furnished to PSA will be held “strictly confidential” and cannot be used for taxation, investigation or for other law enforcement purposes. 
“No reference to an individual or a corporation will be made public as the responses will be summarized into statistical tables to present a portrait of the structure and trends of the various sectors of the business and industry in the country,” Solidum explained. /MP

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