NSCB Resolution No. 13
Series of 2011
APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE CHANGES IN THE POLICY ON THE REVISION AND AMENDMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS
WHEREAS, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) develops and prescribes uniform standards and classification systems in the generation of official statistics to ensure harmonization and comparability of statistics in the country and at the international level;
WHEREAS, the NSCB periodically revises and amends these classification systems to: (a) take into account the emergence of new commodities, products, industries, educational programs and courses, occupations, local government units, and purposes of expenditures, among others; (b) reflect the increase or decrease in relative importance of existing items or disappearance from the market as a result of changes in technology; and (c) adapt changes in the revised international classification systems;
WHEREAS, the revisions and amendments shall be done in accordance with the approved policy on the revision and amendment of classification systems;
WHEREAS, NSCB Resolution No.1, Series of 2004, Approving and Adopting the Policy on the Revision and Amendment of the Philippine Standard Classification Systems, was issued on March 5, 2004 for adoption by all concerned agencies;
WHEREAS, there is a need to take into account ongoing developments, such as the harmonization of national standard classifications in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Region and the timely adoption of international classifications for comparability;
WHEREAS, there is a need to review the existing policy to also consider the linkages among the classification systems;
WHEREAS, the Technical Committee on Statistical Standards and Classifications (TCSSC) has recommended for the approval of the NSCB Executive Board the changes in the Policy on the Revision and Amendment of the Philippine Standard Classification Systems in its meeting held on 18 July 2011;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the NSCB Executive Board approve the attached revised Policy on the Revision and Amendment of the Philippine Standard Classification Systems (Annex BR-13-20110902-01) for adoption by all concerned agencies.
Approved this 2nd day of September 2011, in Pasig City.
ROMULO A. VIROLA