The Philippine Statistics Authority - Regional Statistical Services Office I (PSA - RSSO l) hosted the virtual Regional Consultation Workshop with Stakeholders in Agriculture and Fishery Sector on July 7, 2020 at the PSA- RSSO I Conference Room, City of San Fernando, La Union. The workshop aimed to solicit important information in agriculture related to the revision and rebasing of the valuation of the performance of agriculture. The Agricultural Accounts Division (AAD) of the Macroeconomic Accounts Service (MAS) from the PSA Central Office headed the workshop.
Atty. Sheila O. De Guzman, Officer-in-Charge (OlC) of PSA - RSSO l, welcomed all the participants and expressed her gratitude to the stakeholders for their participation amidst the Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Assistant National Statistician (ANS) Vivian R. llarina of the MAS presented the Overview of the Overall Revision and Rebasing of the NationalAccounts of the Philippines. She discussed about the Basic National Accounts principles, framework of the Systems of National Accounts (SNA), Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the need to rebase the National Accounts.
Ms. Maria Carol G. Duran, Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) of AAD, presented the Overview of the Performance of Philippine Agriculture and the Performance of Agriculture in llocos Region. She discussed the coverage, data requirements and services, list of highlighted commodities, estimation procedure and the content of the Performance of Philippine Agriculture Report. The percentage shares of crops, fisheries, livestock and poultry to the total agriculture at the national level and for the llocos Region were presented. The Top 20 commodities for crops and fisheries in llocos Region using the 2018 base year were also presented.
Ms. Teresa B. Olarte of PSA RSSO I presented the workshop mechanics while Mr. Reynante A. Santos and Ms. Manuela S. Nalugon of AAD facilitated the wokshop. The stakeholders, together with the PSA, identified commodities in the region to be highlighted in the regional report.
A total of eight (8) stakeholders attended the virtual workshop, with four (4) stakeholders attending onsite.
SGD. ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
(Chief Administrative Officer)