NSO dispatches 2,350 enumerators for agri/aqua census in Pangasinan – See more at: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=411361929834#sthash.R3vHXlXW.dpuf

DAGUPAN CITY, March 1 (PIA) –- The National Statistics Office in Pangasinan has dispatched 2,350 enumerators and evaluators for the conduct of the 2013 census on agriculture and aquaculture sector.

Provincial Statistics Officer Dante Pescador said the trained enumerators will knock on every door for the simultaneous nationwide census that started Monday, February 25 and will end on April 13.

The census, conducted once in 10 years, aims to get all the necessary information to form a database on the agri/aqua industry, he said.

“The information will be a great help to our planners and policy makers in drawing up plans and programs to improve this particular sector,” Pescador added during the Pantongtongan Tayo radio program of the Philippine Information Agency aired live over DZMQ-Radyo ng Bayan on Tuesday.

It will also be helpful, he said, in knowing the various problems encountered by farmers, fishermen, operators and businessmen as 60 to 70 percent of the Philippine population belong to this sector.

Pescador appealed to the public to be cooperative once an enumerator ask them questions.

“Dapat sabihin nila yung totoo para makaplano tayo ng tama,” (They should tell the truth so we could plan for the right things), he said.

For homeowners who are hesitant to let them in, Pescador said the legitimate enumerators have the census IDs, bags, umbrellas and questionnaires. Some will be accompanied by officials and workers in the barangays, he said. (MCA/VHS-PIA, Pangasinan) – See more at: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=411361929834#sthash.R3vHXlXW.dpuf

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