NSCB Resolution No. 3 
Series of 2013


WHEREAS, the overall mission of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) is to provide adequate, relevant, reliable, timely and accessible statistical information and services to the public;

WHEREAS, the NSCB Executive Board is mandated:

  • per Executive Order (EO) No. 121, to review budgetary proposals involving statistical operations and submit an integrated budget for the PSS to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM); and

  • per NSCB-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular No. 1, s. 1997, to review the proposed budgets for all activities under the System of Designated Statistics pursuant to EO 352, and submit to the DBM its recommendations;

WHEREAS, the National Budget Memorandum (NBM) issued by the DBM on 28 December 2012 reiterates that agency budget proposals for the conduct of designated statistical activities pursuant to Executive Order No. 352 shall require the endorsement of the NSCB Executive Board;

WHEREAS, the PSS, cognizant of the importance of ensuring a linkage between planning and budgeting, defined the budgetary thrusts for the PSS for FY 2013-2017 thru NSCB Resolution No. 15, s. 2011;

WHEREAS, following NSCB’s call for submission of agency statistical budget proposals for FY 2014, 11 agencies prepared and submitted to the NSCB Technical Staff for review and endorsement to the NSCB Executive Board, their respective budgets for statistical activities on or before the 19 March 2013 extended deadline, taking into consideration the PSS budgetary thrusts, proposed statistical programs and activities in the Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) for 2011-2017 and the NBM guidelines;

WHEREAS, the NSCB Technical Staff has reviewed the proposed statistical budgets of the 11 PSS agencies, in consultation with the agencies concerned;

WHEREAS, based on the review of the proposed budgets, the NSCB Technical Staff recommends for approval of the NSCB Executive Board and for subsequent endorsement to the DBM the statistical budgets of the following eleven (11) agencies:

  • Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES)
  • Statistical Research and Training Center (SRTC)
  • National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Statistics Division
  • Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Statistics Division
  • Forest Management Bureau (FMB) Forest Economics Division
  • Department of Tourism (DOT) Tourism Research and Statistics Division
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Board of Investment
  • Department of National Defense (DND) Plans and Programs
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Planning and Monitoring Division
  • National Commission for Culture and the Arts


WHEREAS, the proposed statistical budgets of two (2) agencies namely the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Research and Statistics Division and Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) were submitted beyond the extended deadline, hence, were not included in the recommendations;

WHEREAS, the proposed statistical budgets of the DENR and BAS and other agencies shall be reviewed and recommendations will be made provided that the DBM will allow the extension of the deadline for the submission of NSCB budget endorsement;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board approve and endorse to the DBM the budget for statistical activities of the eleven (11) agencies: three (3) major statistical agencies, four (4) agencies with designated statistics, and four (4) agencies with no designated statistics for FY 2014 (Annex BR-03-20130322-01).

Approved this 22nd day of March 2013, in Pasig City


Attested by:


Secretary General


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