BAGUIO CITY – The Saint Louis University (SLU) through the Progressive Economists’ Solidarity (PESO) once again won the “Best Statistical Activity conducted by a Private Organization” from the Philippine Statistics Authority commenced during the Opening Ceremony of the 28th National Statistics Month (NSM) held recently at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City.
SLU-PESO bagged the national NSM Award for their successful conduct of the Environmental Accounting and Human Development Symposium as a highlight of the 27th National Statistics Month and PESO Week celebration in October 2016. The event was attended by more than 600 participants. Said symposium was anchored on the 27th NSM theme, “Sustainable Development: Making Statistics Count” and focused on the importance of accounting resources with emphasis on the role of statistics in coming up with sound environmental policies, environmental conservation and preservation mechanisms and systems, programs and projects that will address environmental issues to enable development to be sustainable and inclusive.
The award consisting of a Plaque of Recognition and cash prize was presented by PSA-CAR Regional Director Villafe P. Alibuyog and OIC Chief of the Statistical Operations and Coordination Division of PSA-CAR Mr. Aldrin Federico R. Bahit. Jr. to the Dean of School of Accountancy and Business Management Dr. Reynaldo S. Bautista, Department Head of Business Economics Dr. Eleanor P. Garoy, PESO Adviser Dr.Lorence M. Resurreccion, and PESO President Jeslie M. Linggon during the joint NSM and PESO Week Opening Ceremony held last October 18, 2017 at SLU Maryheights Campus, Bakakeng, Baguio City.
The NSM Award was first instituted in 2002 to recognize the outstanding participation of government agencies and private entities in the yearly celebration of the National Statistics Month, and to encourage them to be more active in their involvement in future celebrations of the NSM, and likewise to be supportive of all statistics-related advocacy programs.