The PCCB formed through Executive Order No. 62 issued by Governor Jerry Dalipog recently held a meeting to tackle the needed preparations that the member agencies will undertake for the effective conduct of the CPH in May next year.
Delano Bolislis, Jr., Officer in Charge of PSA-Ifugao, said about 300 teachers will be utilized as census enumerators in the province. They will be trained in April next year with other personnel
In case public schools teachers are not sufficient for the activity, additional enumerators and supervisors will be hired, he said.
The 15 CPH member-agencies assured their support to the conduct of the 2020 CPH by assisting the PSA in providing whatever available logistics or resources like personnel for security purposes and vehicles to transport census materials and enumerators to the different municipalities.
Bolislis also enjoined the board’s members to include the 2020 CPH in their respective information advocacies for widest dissemination and support of all stake holders.
The CPH involves the entire process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analyzing, publishing, and disseminating data about the population and living quarters in the country. It entails the listing and recording of the characteristics of each individual and each living quarter as of a specified time and within a specified territory.
The 2020 CPH will be the 15th census of population and 7th census of housing to be undertaken in the country since 1903. This aims to provide government executives, policy and decision makers and planners with updated population and housing data as basis to their social and economic development plans, policies and programs. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon