Approving and Adopting the Official Concepts and Definitions for Statistical Purposes for the Environment and Natural Resources Sector, Batch 2, Land/Soil Resources Subsector

NSCB Resolution No. 7
Series of 2010

APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE OFFICIAL CONCEPTS AND DEFINITONS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SECTOR, BATCH 2, LAND/SOIL RESOURCES SUBSECTOR

 

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 121 mandated the NSCB to prescribe standard concepts and definitions to ensure harmonization and comparability in the generation of official statistics in the country for national and subnational development planning;

WHEREAS, the prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries;

WHEREAS, the various NSCB interagency/technical committees on statistics are working towards the formulation of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes based on the following criteria: (1) the terms should be statistical and those referring to statistical indicators; (2) used in major surveys and administrative records based on Executive Order No. 352 and those that come out in the Philippine Statistical System publications; and (3) based on official United Nations standard concepts and definitions but adapted to the Philippine situation, and existing legal documents;

WHEREAS, after a thorough review, the Interagency Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Statistics is recommending for approval of the Board the first batch of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the environment and natural resources sector-land/soil resources subsector;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Board approve the seven (7) official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the environment and natural resources-land/soil resources subsector (Annex BR-07-2010-0512-01a and Annex BR-07-20100512-01b) for adoption by all concerned government agencies.

Approved this 12th day of May 2010, in Pasig City.

 

Attested by:

 

ROMULO A. VIROLA
Secretary General