PSA-Guimaras gears up for LFS July ‘19 round

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Guimaras is currently conducting the 3rd Level Training for the enumeration of July round Labor Force Survey (LFS) with rider questionnaires on the Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS), Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and Access to Government Services (AGS).

The LFS will be conducted in 12 Enumeration Areas (EAs) with 192 sample households in the province on July 8 – 31, 2019.

The 12 EAs are in barangays Avila, Mabini, Supang, and Magsaysay in Buenavista town with 39 sample households; Sta. Teresa, and Morobuan in Jordan (34 samples)Sapal and M. Chavez with 2 EAs in San Lorenzo (39 samples); Salvacion and Concordia Sur in Nueva Valencia (31 samples) and Dasal in Sibunag(24 samples).

“The LFS is actually a nationwide quarterly survey for households to be conducted by the PSA to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population and to provide accurate information as basis for the formulation of policies and programs on the creation and generation of gainful employment and livelihood opportunities; reduction of unemployment and underemployment; and enhancement of the welfare of a working person,” explained Provincial Statistics OfficerNelida B. Losare.

The survey will also provide statistics on levels and trends of employment, unemployment and underemployment in the province and it is also used for the projection of future human resource, which when compared with the future manpower requirements and lastly will help identify employment and training needs.

The July round LFS contains rider questioners on APIS that will gather data on the socio-economic profile of families and other information that are related to their living conditions specifically, it generates indicators that are correlated with poverty in order to determine the percent distribution of families.

Aside from APIS, there will be a rider questionnaire on the awareness of households on Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) that implements the national competition policy, and enforce the Philippines Competition Act or Republic Act No. 10667, which serves as the primary competition law in the Philippines for promoting and protecting competitive market.

The PCC prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuses of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions. Sound and efficient market regulation by the PCC will result in markets that foster innovation, global competitiveness, and enhanced consumer choice, thereby improving public welfare.

Meanwhile, a survey questionnaire on AGS will serves as a monitoring system for corruption in all types of government unit.