Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. underscored the importance of statistics in everyday life describing it as “source of useful information necessary for existence.”
The Governor made the statement during the culmination and awarding rites ending the month-long celebration of the 22nd National Statistics Month today, November 4, at the Pangasinan Training Center and Development Center here.
Statistics, he pointed out, plays a vital role to everyone from birth to death wherein one is obliged to secure pertinent documents from the National Statistics Office (NSO).
The Governor said that Pangasinan has a lot of things to be proud of in terms of statistics-related accomplishments and cited, among others, the recent establishment of the National Statistics Information Center (NSIC) satellite at the Malong building, the first in Luzon and sixth in the country located within the Capitol compound. Pangasinan was also conferred the Hall of Fame award for being the best LGU implementer of various statistical activities for the past three years.
The significant breakthroughs, according to the Governor, can be attributed to the united efforts of the provincial government, various coordinating agencies, and the people, as well.
Governor Espino congratulated all the winners in the various competitions conducted during the NSM celebration.
Meanwhile, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Raul Sison, who chaired this year’s NSM celebration, commended the leadership of Gov. Espino saying “all the successes are mostly achieved thru the stewardship of a very active leader.”
This year’s various winners are as follows:
Provincial Jingle Making Contest: Secondary level Champion- Calasiao Comprehensive National High School; 1st runner up- Lananpin National High School (Urdaneta City); 2nd runner up- Francisco Q Duque Special Science High School (Dagupan City). Tertiary level Champion- PanPacific University North Philippines (Urdaneta City); 1st runner up- Pangasinan State University (San Carlos City); 2nd runner up- PASS College (Alaminos City).
Provincial Statistics Quiz: Secondary level Champion- Bayambang National High School; 1st runner up- Virgen Milagrosa Special Science High School (San Carlos City; 2nd runner up- Urdaneta City National High School. Tertiary Level Champion- Kingfisher School of Business and Finance (Dagupan City); 1st runner up- Pangasinan State University (Bayambang); 2nd runner up- Pangasinan State University (San Carlos City).
Poster Slogan Making contest: Secondary level Champion- Jerose Apple V. Alcantara (Coliling National High School, San Carlos City); 1st runner up Ronuel Nick F. Opalec (Quinaoayanan National High School, Bani); 2nd runner up- Chris Q. Cerbito (Colegio San Jose de Alaminos). Tertiary Level Champion- Nikki J. Valenzuela (PASS College, Alaminos City); 1st runner up-Anjo C. Layoso (PSU-San Carlos); 2nd runner up- Nixson P. Sibayan (Panpacific University North Phils).
Provincial Oratorical: Secondary level Champion- Mikee M. Tisoy (Calasiao Comprehensive National High School); 1st runner up-Charlene T. Fama (Dagupan City National High School); 2nd runner up- Hanna Jessa B. Malicdem (Mangaldan National High School). Tertiary level Champion- Venice F. Manzano (PSU-Urdaneta); 1st runner up- Lanie V. Montemayor (PSU San Carlos City); 2nd runner up- Virlyn L. Pacayra (PSU Binmaley).
Among the provincial winners, the PanPacific University North Philippines and Nikki J. Valenzuela bagged the regional awards in the jingle making contest for tertiary level and poster slogan making contest tertiary level, respectively. (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)